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Almost all nudist resorts handle erections with a “cover it up” policy, but some naturists consider that an outdated form of body shaming

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It Turns Out Homosexuality Is Quite Literally an ‘Ancient Chinese Secret,’ Dating Back to 600 BC

Throughout history, homosexuality in China has been accepted, and Emperor Ai of Han even tried to get his lover Dong Xian to inherit the throne

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Today Is the Birthday of Edward Carpenter, England’s Gay Godfather of the Left

Today is the 174th birthday of Edward Carpenter, an early queer activist who laid a lot of the groundwork for the modern LGBTQ movement

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The True Story of One Man’s Dream to Create an All-Gay City in Nevada

In the 1980s, a man named Fred Schoonmaker dreamed of establishing Stonewall Park, an all-gay city where LGBTQ folks could live free without homophobia

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The Wild West Was Actually Much Gayer Than You Think

The Wild West was full of gay cowboys, Native American gender benders and even costumed orgies — come learn about its weird, wild history

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In 1978, the Anatomically Correct ‘Gay Bob’ Doll Delighted Gays and Freaked Out Homophobes

Back in 1978, people could buy a gay Bob doll from certain gay magazines and boutiques; it was anatomically correct and a symbol of rising gay identity

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The Nazi Regime Set the Trans Rights Movement Back Decades. Here’s How.

One victim of the Nazi regime that you probably didn’t hear about in history class was the transgender healthcare movement

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Queercore: A Dirty History of the LGBTQ Movement That Spits on Respectable Gays

Queercore was an offshoot of the punk rock scene that challenge societal stereotypes about LGBTQ people…. and now it’s also a kickass documentary

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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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