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
In this Joan Rivers interview, which aired on Sept. 16, 1969, she reveals that she vacationed in one of America’s well-known gay enclaves, Fire Island
69 years ago, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, granting every person inalienable rights — today is Human Rights Day
It isn’t always clear what it means to be intersex, so we asked three intersex individuals to share more about their experiences and socio-political challenges
Between Oct. 26 and Nov. 8 are the 14 Days of Intersex, beginning with Intersex Day of Awareness and ending with the Day of Remembrance
This month, University College London put Jeremy Bentham’s head on display; Bentham was first to write in favor of decriminalizing homosexuality in England
There’s a long history of gay British kings (and bisexual ones) throughout history, and here’s the rundown on them and their illicit homosexual lovers
A Scottish activist known only as Stuart painstakingly curates an AIDS Memorial on Instagram — but they’ve deleted posts and locked him out of his account
The Imperial Court system, which has raised money for LGBTQ causes since the ’60s, has its roots in a strange letter from a mid-1800s eccentric
Under the Nazis, gay life was brutal — but not as brutal as the ways they murdered queer German citizens during the Holocaust
The third installment of Patrick Cowley’s gay porn trilogy ‘Afternooners’ will be released on October 19 by Dark Entries and Honey Soundsystem Records.
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.