It’s the 45th anniversary of the first Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays meeting, so to celebrate, here’s our look at PFLAG’s history
On the unofficial birthday of Larry Kramer’s pioneering activist organization, we take you through ACT UP history, including the famous CBS News disruption
Yesterday, Mattel toys released a Frida Kahlo Barbie. But one of Kahlo’s relatives wants a re-design because she claims the doll doesn’t look like Kahlo
One man is looking to open the world’s largest LGBT museum in London, where the stories of LGBT people will proudly be on display for years to come
Arthur Vieira is a model and law student who’s outspoken about gay public health issues and using PrEP
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
The history of gay criminalization in the United States — mostly in the form of anti-sodomy laws — is a complex one, but let’s break it all down
Our friends over at Boy Culture just published an in-depth history of LGBT people on TV going back to the 1920s, and the end result is super informative
Devlyn Camp’s ‘Mattachine’ podcast is an outstanding look at the early history of gay activism in the United States, starting in the 1920s
Back in 1978, people could buy a gay Bob doll from certain gay magazines and boutiques; it was anatomically correct and a symbol of rising gay identity
An epidemic of gay bashings and murders in ’70s San Francisco led the Rev. Raymond Broshears to bash homophobes back with the Lavender Panthers
Art history is filled with many instances of penis sculpture. We’ve chosen six of the most prominent examples to show how dicks have changed over time
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.