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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Hypnotize the Gay Away: Ten Ridiculous, Old-Timey ‘Cures’ for Homosexuality

Doctors used to think that implanting a straight man’s testicle into a gay man’s scrotum would cure his homosexuality. And if you think that’s weird…

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American Civil Rights Leader Bayard Rustin on the ‘Absolute Necessity’ to Be Openly Gay

In a recently unearthed recording of a mid-1980s interview, he shares his thoughts on the importance of being openly gay

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When Did the Word ‘Gay’ Stop Meaning ‘Happy’ and Start Referring to Homosexuals?

A new video explains the history of the word gay, what it originally referred to, how it became linked to sexuality and then how it replaced the term homosexual

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From the Science of Sex to Nazi Destroyers, 11 of the Coolest Queer People in Science

Smart is sexy — and we love these ten people who have brought the world many wonderful discoveries and inventions — all while being great LGBTQ role models!

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