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Larry Kramer Wishes More People Wrote About Gay History

“Most historians taken seriously are always straight. They wouldn’t know a gay person if they took him to lunch.”
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January 16, 2020

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A 19th-century book helped lay the foundation for gay rights. A Hopkins researcher just found a rare copy.

It's an unassuming little book, bound in olive green leather and stamped with gilt. Seven inches tall and less than 5 inches wide, it's small enough to be concealed in a coat pocket. Who would have th...
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January 08, 2020

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St. Charles clock tower was an important early example of queer visibility in Toronto
The St. Charles clock tower on Yonge St. was witness to so much history — and not always the type of history that we like to remember, writes JP Larocque.
January 02, 2020
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A Gay American German in Hitler’s Berlin

If the destruction of European Jewry was the collective work, not just of Nazis, but of countless “ordinary men,” so too was the effort to prevent this great crime an accumulation of many individual a...
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December 23, 2019

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Excavating a Queer History of Colonial Williamsburg

A new committee digs into the lives of 18th-century colonists who may have lived outside the norm.
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December 20, 2019

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Forty years of sheer Heaven at the London superclub

The venue that first brought London’s gay culture into the mainstream is still going strong today after four decades of glamour, glitz and perspiration
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December 01, 2019

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‘Digging your heroes out of trash cans’: Spotlighting gay writers who died of AIDS

Flyers reading “Have You Seen This Man?” were plastered around San Francisco when gay poet Karl Tierney disappeared in 1995. Now those words are the title of the first collection of his work.
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December 01, 2019

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Masked balls and gay uprisings: Queer Maps is a guide to 150 years of LGBTQ history
Online tool highlights 800 locations across Los Angeles, where many landmark institutions have closed their doors
November 23, 2019
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Transgender Awareness Week: These trans people made history in 2019
Janet Mock, Aaron Philip, CeCe Telfer -- meet some of the trans folks whose accomplishments expanded trans visbility in 2019.
November 17, 2019
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Colonial Williamsburg begins researching LGBTQ history
Colonial Williamsburg has agreed to research gender and sexually nonconforming people in 18th-century America, acknowledging to the LGBTQ community that people like them “have always existed.”
November 17, 2019
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City calls for help identifying key people and moments in Vancouver’s LGBTQ2 history
The City of Vancouver has finished digitizing thousands of images from the BC Gay and Lesbian Archives — but it needs your help identifying them.
October 27, 2019
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Scotty Bowers, 'Facilitator' of Old Hollywood Gay Underground, Dies at 96
Scotty Bowers waited until his 80s to reveal the stories of gay trysts he had with or arranged for Old Hollywood's biggest stars
October 15, 2019
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The Ecstasy & Pain of NYC's Lost LGBTQ Dance Scene
"I wanted to tell everybody I was right outside of [Stonewall], but I didn't because it was being promoted as the gay club and at that time I was 15, 16 and I wasn't going to tell my family nothing about gay," explains DePino.
October 02, 2019
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Who Does Gay Street Belong To?
A singular Manhattan block grows to include many orientations — but does it erase black history?
September 27, 2019
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New Brunswick Queer Heritage Initative
A centre of creative and artistic excellence, dedicated to the study of fine crafts and design.
September 24, 2019
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He Captured a Clandestine Gay Culture Amid the Derelict Piers
Alvin Baltrop’s photographs of the abandoned Hudson River piers and the people who populated them in the 1970s and ’80s have been all but ignored. Until now.
September 20, 2019
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CSUF professor uses T-shirts, address books to explore LGBTQ history
One of the things Eric Gonzaba appreciates about American Studies is the ability to study history by looking at different sources, disciplines or even artifacts. Take T-shirts. Gonzaba, who started…
September 20, 2019
  
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Lost Proust stories of homosexual love finally published
Written in the late 1890s but held back from publication, the nine tales in Le Mystérieux Correspondant are due out this autumn
August 09, 2019
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Recovering Queer History in Indianapolis
The Preserve Indy Initiative is formally acknowledging the LGBT significance of over 100 locations in historic districts throughout Indianapolis.
July 26, 2019
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'Shout queer!' The museums bringing LGBT artifacts out of the closet
From Michelangelo’s David to a Hindu deity, cultural institutions are digging into their vaults to display once-hidden objects of same-sex desire and gender nonconformity
July 09, 2019
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Why 'Before Stonewall' Was Such a Hard Movie to Make
Making a landmark documentary about LGBTQ Americans before 1969 meant digging through countless archives to find traces of a forgotten subculture.
July 01, 2019
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‘Everybody Ain’t Surfing This Rainbow Wave’: Why Divisions Endure in Gay Rights
In the 50 years since Stonewall, many strides have been made. But for gay people of color, the battle for equal rights isn’t over.
July 01, 2019
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How a Self-Taught Art Curator Became a Gay Rights Champion
‘I had no vision at all,’ said Charles W. Leslie, who co-founded the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art 50 years ago. ‘It had to do with some vague concept of gay liberation.’
June 24, 2019
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Stories of Stonewall: How the LGBTQ rebellion left a legacy
“How could anyone have imagined that going out for a night would end up being history?”
June 24, 2019
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