Lambda Rising

Lambda Rising in March 2009, shortly before it closed.
Deacon Maccubbin (right), founder and co-owner of Lambda Rising, at the Capital Pride gay parade, in 2003.

LGBT bookstore that operated from 1974 to 2010 in Washington, D.C.

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1975 in LGBT rights

List of notable events in the history of LGBT rights that took place in the year 1975.

The first gay-oriented television commercial airs on two Washington, D.C. stations. Lambda Rising bookstore sponsored the ads on episodes of Phil Donahue and Marcus Welby, M.D.. Stations balked at airing the ads, but relented after getting approval from the Association of Broadcasters Standards office.

Anyda Marchant

Lawyer (she was one of the first women to pass the Bar in Washington D.C.) and a founding partner of Naiad Press and A&M Books.

Sign outside the Massachusetts Bar Association in Boston, Massachusetts

Marchant only officially came out of the closet in 1990 with a public appearance at a Lambda Rising Bookstore.

Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni

Mahmoud Asgari, and Ayaz Marhoni , were Iranian teenagers from the province of Khorasan who were publicly hanged on July 19, 2005.

Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni being prepared for execution by hanging.

Before they closed, the pictures had also been put on display in the windows of Lambda Rising, a LGBT bookstore in Washington, D.C.