Many folks think that all Muslims are anti-gay, but a closer look at Islamic history and current Muslim views on homosexuality disprove that view
Prior to Stonewall, there were the Annual Reminders, a staid, stoic affair so devoted to presenting queer people as ‘respectable’ they couldn’t even hold hands
“Playgirl” magazine was supposed to be a nude male magazine for women, but its editors didn’t know how to handle it gay readers or models’ erections
Everyone already knows about the Stonewall Riots, but in August 1966, the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot in San Francisco was an early blow for LGBT rights
During a roundtable discussion titled “Spilling the Tea,” Derrick Barry got her queer history wrong and Willam corrected her in the best way possible.
We love when straight allies and friends attend pride events with us, but there are certain kinds of straight people who just shouldn’t
You won’t believe the New York Daily News’ news article about the Stonewall riots — it’s equal parts condescending and revealing
Google is donating $1 million to preserve an oral history of the 1969 Stonewall riots that were the groundbreaking moment for the LGBT rights movement.
It was an attack that never should have happened, but we must all actively work to ensure something like the Orlando attack never happens again
On his 66th birthday, Google is honoring Gilbert Baker — the man who created the LGBT pride rainbow flag — with a Google Doodle.
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
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.