To commemorate Harvey Milk Day, a longtime gay activist released audio of Dan White confessing to Harvey Milk’s murder — it’s both chilling and revealing
Interview magazine, the pop-culture magazine founded by Andy Warhol in 1969, closed down today, following multiple lawsuits from former executives
The 1965 cookbook was the first of its kind ever to be marketed, and it was surprisingly successful for the time
85 years ago today, the Nazis burned down the Institute of Sex Research — in minutes, the world’s knowledge of sexuality was set back decades
Most Americans know it as the “goblin emoji,” but those with knowledge of Japanese history and art know it has a much more interesting backstory
We just stumbled across the website Queering the Map – a community-generated mapping project that geo-locates queer moments in relation to physical space
If someone asked you ‘Is Pink Yellow?’ you’d probably think they were colorblind — but they might just be a time traveller from the 17th century
On last night’s ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race,’ Monet X Change attempted to explain the origin of the British accent
Muxes are a ‘third-gender’ largely recognized in the Juchitán region of Oaxaca, Mexico. But though they’re extraordinary, they don’t live charmed lives
Today is the 51st anniversary that the seminal case Loving v. Virginia was argued; that case legalized interracial marriage and led to same-sex marriage
It’s the 71st birthday of sex — or more accurately, the Kinsey Institute, which completely changed our culture’s understanding of sex forever
Cee Cee Russell is the best Whitney impersonator you’ve ever seen, because she’s learned from drag legends and perfected her act
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.