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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
   #GayOrlando
   #QueerLatinx
   #LGBTHistory
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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   #Transgender
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
   #GaySF
   #GayBars
   #LGBTHistory
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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   #LGBTHistory
University of Winnipeg Two-Spirit Archives a first in Canada
The decades-long history of the two-spirit movement here in Manitoba and throughout North America is now being saved and preserved at the University of Winnipeg Archives.
May 27, 2019
   #GayCanada
   #LGBTHistory
50 years ago, I graduated from West Point and covered the Stonewall uprising for the Village Voice
It’s not as incongruous as it seems considering our history since then. We've come too far to get dragged back
May 27, 2019
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   #GayMilitary
   #LGBTHistory
Historic LGBTQ sites may be designated NYC landmarks
As the 50th anniversary of Stonewall approaches, New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission may honor sites that reflect the city’s LGBTQ history.
May 17, 2019
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On Being Young, Gay and Addicted in the 1970s
“The Light Years,” a memoir by the artist Chris Rush, evokes his troubled youth in a wealthy Catholic family in New Jersey and his search for acceptance in the mountains of the Southwest.
May 04, 2019
   #GayNYC
   #LGBTYouth
   #LGBTHistory
A Look at the First New York City Pride Parade
Exactly one year after Stonewall, Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day was the world's first official Pride celebration. But it almost didn't happen.
May 03, 2019
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   #GayPride
   #LGBTHistory
Legends of San Francisco: The Elders of Drag Who Are Still Working It
As drag cultures enters the mainstream, four iconic queens in San Francisco's rapidly gentrifying Mission District keeps its punk ethos alive.
May 02, 2019
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   #DragQueen
   #LGBTHistory
Digging Into LGBTQ Archives, 50 Years After Stonewall
Disagreements about what happened at Stonewall are fueled by a lack of access to the original sources and the sad fact that LGBTQ history is seldomly taught in schools
May 01, 2019
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   #LGBTHistory
Gay Liberation Behind the Iron Curtain
Gay Liberation Behind the Iron Curtain from Boston Review. A gay golden age in East Germany reveals that Soviet politics were more dynamic than we admit—and that gay rights has less to do with democracy than we tend to assume.
April 19, 2019
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   #LGBTHistory
Genderqueer/trans Actor Plays Blanche DuBois
An immersive new staging, featuring the first Genderqueer actor in the iconic role of Blanche DuBois - A Streetcar Named Desire - May 7 – 25 at MISTER ROGERS in Brooklyn - The Coven & Precariat Productions, in association with Wolfpack Theatrics, present a history-making new production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, featuring a genderqueer/trans actor in the iconic role of Bl...
April 15, 2019
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   #GayTheatre
   #LGBTHistory
   #Transgender
The LGBT Equality Act Began Life in 1974. It's Still Waiting to Be Passed.
If passed, the Equality Act would amend the Civil Rights Act to add protections for LGBTQ people in public spaces, employment, housing, and education. But it's not a new idea.
April 13, 2019
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   #LGBTHistory
Stonewall at 50: stories from a gay rights revolution
In June 1969, in the violent wake of a police raid on a New York bar, Stonewall was born – a defining moment remembered here by those who protested
April 07, 2019
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   #LGBTHistory
‘Stonewall’ Wasn’t New York City’s Only Queer Uprising: Remembering the Haven Riot
The Stonewall Riots were not in isolation. As their 50th anniversary approaches, we should remember New York City's other cops vs. queers clashes of the era, like the Haven riot.
April 07, 2019
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   #LGBTHistory
No longer dismissed: Marsha P. Johnson and the Stonewall riots
Marsha P. Johnson was not well known during her life. But in death, her legacy is stamped indelibly onto the rainbow pride flag.
March 28, 2019
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   #GayPride
   #LGBTHistory
'Queer Miami' exhibit looks at South Florida's LGBTQ community over the past 100 years
Tied to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall rebellion, the exhibit looks back at 100 years of crimes and discrimination against Miami’s LGBTQ communities and how they made their voices heard through community development, the gay rights movement and same-sex marriage.
March 20, 2019
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   #LGBTHistory
How did Dallas’ Oak Lawn community get its start? Curious Texas investigates
...the LGBTQ community migrated to the Cedar Springs area after their downtown Dallas clubs and bars continued to be raided by Dallas police. Gay bars emerged in the area at what is known as The Crossroads -- the intersection at Throckmorton Street and Cedar Springs Road.
March 14, 2019
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   #GayBars
   #LGBTHistory
Punk and All the Sex and Love and Gender Bending We Forgot About
A brilliant new show at New York’s Museum of Sex reveals a creative, rebellious culture that rewrote the rules about a lot more than just music.
March 03, 2019
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   #LGBTHistory
The Wild Life of the Photographer Who Survived WWII and Tattooed His Whole Body
Albrecht Becker's artistic life began with a failed experiment on his penis.
February 22, 2019
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   #GayArtist
   #LGBTHistory
'Japan Story': History enlivened at every turn with flashes of wit
Christopher Harding's comprehensive "Japan Story" is an ultra-progressive account of modern Japanese history, ushering the often-ignored maverick women, socialist thinkers and doubters of the state version of modernity to the front.
February 17, 2019
   #GayJapan
   #LGBTHistory
Queerly departed: Meet the cemetery tour guides retelling forgotten LGBTQ stories from 100 years ago
Sacha and Sheldon are hosting one of the world's first LGBT graveyard tour at Brompton Cemetery.
February 16, 2019
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   #LGBTHistory



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