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
Fox Searchlight pictures just approved the development of an Alvin Ailey movie so let’s take a good look at how he changed American dance forever
These 9 gay wrestling characters from U.S. pro-wrestling show the sport’s uneasy relationship with homosexuality (although some of them are kinda great)
Miz Cracker from RuPauls’ Drag Race Season 10 has brought up conversation about the cracker slur: is it racist or something else entirely? Let’s look
In 1993, when presenting an award at the MTV VMAs, a RuPaul Milton Berle beef went down, and the ‘Drag Race’ host just shared a very important lesson from it
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
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
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
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.