Gay History: Activism and LGBT Rights News

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Gay history is all around us. You just have to know where to look. The LGBTQ community has faced its fair share of struggles throughout history. From the infamous Stonewall incident of 1969 to the ongoing persecution of gay men and women around the world, there are so many aspects of our history that often go unnoticed. As we try to forge a brighter future for everyone in the LGBTQ community, we can learn from the events of our past. LGBTQ history is about more than just overcoming adversity; it’s about cherishing and remembering all of the ways the LGBTQ community has influenced society as a whole over the years. We are proud to pay tribute to the LGBTQ movers and shakers who have turned pop culture and gay history on its head. From centuries past to the latest in today's headlines, celebrate gay history with a nod to those that dare to dream.
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Read This Heartbreaking Gay World War II Soldier’s Love Letter

Here’s a love letter written by a gay World War II soldier to his partner. The men met in Africa in 1943.

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This Month Marks the 54th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Case that First Tackled Marriage Equality

This is the anniversary that the seminal case Loving v. Virginia was argued; that case legalized interracial marriage and led to same-sex marriage.

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When Gays Bash Back: The Story of Rev. 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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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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