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History
Ever Wondered How American Nudist Resorts Deal With Erections?

Almost all nudist resorts handle erections with a “cover it up” policy, but some naturists consider that an outdated form of body shaming

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Culture
The Muxes of Mexico Are a ‘Third Gender’ Who Straddle the Line Between Respected and Reviled

Muxes are a ‘third-gender’ largely recognized in the Juchitán region of Oaxaca, Mexico. But though they’re extraordinary, they don’t live charmed lives

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Art
Gods, Dildos & Penis Pottery: A Visual History of Phallic Sculptures Throughout History

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

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History
A Peek Under the Towel: Inside the 500-Year History of Gay Bathhouses

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

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History
When Gays Bash Back: The True Story of Rev. Raymond Broshears and the Lavender Panthers

An epidemic of gay bashings and murders in ’70s San Francisco led this man to bash back with his Lavender Panthers

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History
Homosexuals are Not Cowards: How Openly Gay Artist Willem Arondeus Fought the Nazis

He was a courageous, openly gay Dutch painter who fiercely resisted the Nazis in Holland before he was executed

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Editors' Picks
The Inside Story of the Protest That Legalized Gay Bars in America

The Julius sip-in was one of the earliest queer protests in New York City, and it led to one of the very first court victories for the LGBTQ community

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Editors' Picks
The Cockettes: Remembering a Legacy of Glitter Beards and Daring Drag

Nearly 50 years since the group’s debut performance, they’re largely responsible for enshrining drag into the legacy of queer culture

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Editors' Picks
Grappling With Homophobia: A Short, Campy History of 9 Gay Pro-Wrestling Characters

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)

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Culture
How to Identify a Homosexual, According to a 1980 CIA Memo

In 1980, the CIA released a three-page memorandum on how to identify homosexuals during investigations in order to blackmail them

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