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Author: Matt Baume

History
A Peek Under the Towel: Inside the 500-Year History of Gay Bathhouses

115 years ago the first gay bathhouse was raided by police in the United States; learn all about gay bathhouse history and why they’re important

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Why Did Major U.S. Banks Support a ‘Person of the Year’ Award for Brazil’s Homophobic President?

When one of the gigantic U.S. banks tells you it’s an LGBTQ ally, can you really trust them?

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Entertainment
Serial Mom: Some Secrets About John Waters’ Murderous Mother’s Day Classic

“Serial Mom” is possibly the most inappropriate Mother’s Day, but here are some facts you didn’t realize about John Waters’ bloody farce!

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The Inside Story of the Protest That Legalized Gay Bars in America

The Julius sip-in was one of the earliest queer protests in New York City, and it led to one of the very first court victories for the LGBTQ community

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The Cockettes: Remembering a Legacy of Glitter Beards and Daring Drag

Nearly 50 years since the group’s debut performance, they’re largely responsible for enshrining drag into the legacy of queer culture

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Culture
Five Decades of Pride: 50 Things We Are Proud Of Leading Up to WorldPride 2019

Five decades on from Stonewall, LGBTQ people can live lives that would have been unimaginable 50 years prior

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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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Entertainment
67 Years Ago, U.S. Feds Tried To Kill The First Gay Magazine

After ONE Magazine debuted in 1953, the U.S. government harassed its writers and put it on trial for obscenity, just because it was gay.

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History
Before Stonewall: How the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot Sparked the LGBT Civil Rights Movement

Everyone already knows about the Stonewall Riots, but in August 1966, the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot in San Francisco was an early blow for LGBT rights

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Culture
Radical Faeries Have Been Pushing Queer Boundaries for 40 Years

While now it’s mostly just an aesthetic, the radical faeries started out as a counter-cultural community — and changed the world for the better

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