This week, researchers discovered that the first life on earth was out and proud — well, not really, but still, pink was the first color of life on Earth
A mix of screenings, performance art and reactivations of L.A.’s infamous but since-shuttered queer bars, it’s a special arts fest for the city
Pink Triangles Rising is a short documentary that shows what happened when neo-Nazis decided to protest the 1982 Chicago Pride parade
In honor of the 40th anniversary of the first unfurling of Gilbert Baker’s rainbow flag, the Philadelphia Museum of Art put one of his flags on display
The Hornet True Colors campaign wants to help the LGBTQ community make our existence known and respected through an army of stories
Hornet Sat Down With Late Gay Rights Pioneer Dick Leitsch at Julius’, the Oldest Gay Bar in New York
Dick Leitsch, the last surviving member of the Mattachine Society, sat down with us and Ken Lustbader, co-director of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project
In 1994, lesbian journalist Donna Minkowitz reported the death of trans man Brandon Teena. Her story inspired ‘Boys Don’t Cry,’ but it was deeply flawed
These famous men exemplify the fearlessness behind our #MyFemmeSelf campaign, proving that being yourself can change the world
The #HistoryIsResistance campaign from the GLBT Historical Society and Archives in San Francisco reminds us being queer is a wonderful thing
The Mattachine Society was eventually seen as too reserved, but it laid the groundwork for the entire LGBTQ rights movement
An Oregon designer has created a new Progress Pride flag to help incorporate marginalized communities, but will it avoid criticism to become our new emblem?
On International Flight Attendant Day, We Recognize 3 Male Flight Attendants Who Fought for Their Rights
Male flight attendants have long been ridiculed as promiscuous and gay, but these 3 helped fight sexism, homophobia and HIV-phobia in the workplace
Gay history is all around us. You just have to know where to look.
The LGBTQ community has faced its fair share of struggles and scruples throughout history. From the infamous Stonewall incident to the ongoing persecution of gay men and women around the world, there are so many aspects of LGBTQ history that often go unnoticed.
The Gay Rights Movement was on the fringes of mainstream American culture for most of the 20th Century, with courageous men and women standing up for what they believed in even if no one else was willing to listen. Today, so much of their hard work has paid off now that the U.S. Supreme Court has legalized gay marriage in all 50 states. But the fight goes on. We can learn from the events of the past as we try to forge a brighter future for everyone in the LGBTQ community.
But LGBTQ history is about more than just overcoming adversity. It’s about cherishing and remembering all of the ways that the LGBTQ community has influenced society as a whole over the years. From the disco scene in the 1980s to the world of fine art and high fashion to American politics, gay people have always emphasized the new, the bold, and the courageous. Building a gay history is an important part of establishing a coherent and lasting identity for a group of people. It gives members of the LGBTQ community the opportunity to reflect on those that have come before us and appreciate what they were able to achieve across different mediums and industries.
We are proud to pay tribute to the LGBTQ movers and shakers that have turned popular culture on its head. From centuries past to the latest in social media, celebrate LGBTQ history with a nod to those that dare to dream.