After a short initial reopening phase, the park will gradually increase attendance levels throughout the month. The park is implementing extensive new safety measures and hygiene protocols, including several new advanced technology systems to protect guests and employees. This press release features multimedia. Social distancing markers will be placed in all park entry, ride, restroom, retail locations, and dining queue lines. Photo: Business Wire. Our guests are not confined to one space for lengthy periods.
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Gay men have always been part of the American military. In an era before gay marriage or open pride, military men fell in love, formed passionate friendships and had same-sex encounters. Due to social and official discrimination, though, most of their stories have gone untold. Baron Friedrich von Steuben, a Prussian military man hired by George Washington to whip the Continental Army into shape during the darkest days of the Revolutionary War , is known for his bravery and the discipline and grit he brought to the American troops. Historians also think he was homosexual—and served as an openly gay man in the military at a time when sex between men was punished as a crime. With his strict drills, showy presence and shrewd eye for military strategy, he helped turn them into a military powerhouse. Baron von Steuben drilling American recruits at Valley Forge in
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But who created the rainbow flag, and why did it become a symbol of the LGBT community? The rainbow flag was created in by artist, designer, Vietnam War veteran and then-drag performer, Gilbert Baker. The decision to enlist Baker proved serendipitous, as the idea of a flag to represent the gay and lesbian community had occurred to him two years earlier. And as a struggling drag performer who was accustomed to creating his own garments, he was well-equipped to sew the soon-to-be iconic symbol.
A trip to Six Flags Great America is a fun way to spend a summer day with your family. Last year's event was so successful that it's happening again this year, on June Many times, people with autism need a place to decompress when they get overstimulated. So Great America will be designating different areas of the park, marked with signs, as quiet areas.