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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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50 years after Stonewall, LGBT rights are a work in progress
They didn't set out to change history; they weren't the first LGBT Americans to mobilize against bias. Yet the June 1969 uprising by young gays, lesbians and transgender people in New York City, clash
June 17, 2019
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Digging Into the Messy History of “Latinx” Helped Me Embrace My Complex Identity
In June 2016, a Muslim American man entered Orlando’s Pulse nightclub during its weekly Latin Night and gunned down 49 people, most of them gay or bisexual. In the dizzying aftermath of the tragedy, I was assigned to write an opinion piece for HuffPost about how then-­presidential candidate Donald Trump was using the incident to […]
June 10, 2019
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50 Years Since Stonewall, Transgender People Are Still Fighting for Their Lives
The 50 years since Stonewall—where trans people were on the frontline—has seen progress and backlash, with the Trump administration determined to pursue policies of discrimination.
June 09, 2019
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SF's First Black-Owned Gay Bar Offered Refuge from Racism in the '90s Queer Scene
Racism at gay bars prompted Rodney Barnette to open the Eagle Creek Saloon, a story his daughter Sadie Barnette is resurfacing at the Lab.
June 06, 2019
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Landmarks Calendars Six LGBT Historic Sites for Consideration
The six buildings are up for consideration in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. On May 14, 2019, the Landmarks Preservation Commission held a calendaring hearing for five buildings in Manhattan and one building in Staten Island to consider for future designation. The six sites – the Gay Activists Alliance Firehouse, Women’s …
May 30, 2019
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