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History
Queer People Rioted in 1959, a Decade Before Stonewall, at L.A.’s Cooper’s Do-Nuts

While many of us think of Stonewall as the first major fight for LGBTQ rights, there were predecessors, like the Cooper’s Do-Nuts Riot 10 years before

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Film
Let’s Explore the Weird Backstory Behind ‘Addams Family Values,’ the Perfect Thanksgiving Film

The film’s Thanksgiving scene is utterly unforgettable, and unbeknownst to many it has a queer backstory

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History
It Turns Out Homosexuality Is Quite Literally an ‘Ancient Chinese Secret,’ Dating Back to 600 BC

Throughout history, homosexuality in China has been accepted, and Emperor Ai of Han even tried to get his lover Dong Xian to inherit the throne

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Web
32 Fabulously Geeky and Queer-Friendly Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Looking for something to listen to? You’re sure to find something to love in our list of geeky podcasts from queer and queer-friendly creators

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History
Matthew Shepard Died 21 Years Ago, and Republicans Are Working to Undo His Legacy

It was 20 years ago today that Matthew Shepard was beaten and left for dead near Laramie, Wyoming for being gay; how far have we come since then?

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Film
Uncovering the Secret Queer History of James Bond

Underneath your favorite spy is a secret queer history that includes tribute paid to the real-life queer man who inspired him

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Film
The Classic Film ‘9 to 5’ Was Almost a Murder-Centric Dark Comedy

Though the film ‘9 to 5’ was an immediate smash hit, the film was almost a drama and a dark comedy about murdering your jerk of a boss

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Film
In Need of a Good Cry? Try One of These LGBTQ Films Beloved by Queer Movie Buffs

With tough times ahead, sometimes you need to laugh, but other times a good cry is in order

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History
Today Is the Birthday of Edward Carpenter, England’s Gay Godfather of the Left

Today is the 174th birthday of Edward Carpenter, an early queer activist who laid a lot of the groundwork for the modern LGBTQ movement

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Film
We Asked Queer People to Share Their Favorite Movie Monsters Who Save the Day

Sure, we all like scary movies and creepy cinematic creatures, but who doesn’t have a soft spot for heroic monsters, the ones who save the day in the end?

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