People who hated on 22-year-old Krystal Lake for wearing an “America Was Never Great” hat probably didn’t realize they were proving her point
May 22 is Harvey Milk Day, celebrating a visionary, rabble-rouser, tragic victim, and hero to millions; if you’re wondering how to honor the man, here’s how
During AIDS Walk New York 2017, we look back at the beginnings of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) and how they were always the resistance.
The LGBTQ community is facing new crises, and the current administration sees us as easy targets, but we cannot forget, Silence = Death
In anticipation of his roast, we chat with Michael Musto about his history of mixing humor and journalism and the current state of New York nightlife
Yesterday, the CEO of Qantas got a pie in the face for supporting gay rights, but pie has long been a weapon for humiliating anti-gay opponents.
San Francisco has spent $2 million on a new “Leather History Alley,” reminding modern day visitors about its past fame as a leather and cruising district
According to administration officials and GOP lawmakers, Donald Trump could undo some of national monument designations including Stonewall Inn
James Baldwin wrote a bunch of love letters to a bisexual Swiss painter he called “the one true love story of my life,” but you can’t see them until 2037.
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Stonewall veteran Jim Fouratt witnessed the first incidents that kicked off the modern LGBTQ rights movement, but his observations may surprise you.
It turns out that a famous plaster cast of “two maidens” killed in Pompeii by a volcanic eruption are actually two men who could have been gay
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.