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Let’s Explore the Story of Biblical Namesake King James I and His Lifelong Gay Lover

Though King James I was responsible for one of the most famous translations of the Bible, he also had a life-long relationship with a man, George Villiers

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The Sad But True Story of San Domino, Fascist Italy’s Island for ‘Immoral’ Gay Men

San Domingo was Mussolini’s gay island where he deported ‘immoral’ queer men during Italy’s fascist heyday before World War II, and few folks know about it

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Straight Mens’ Balls, Prostitution Therapy and 9 Other 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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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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Disco, Stonewall and the Birth of Pride Events in Chicago

We might think that New York City, with the Stonewall Uprising of 1969 and the Gay Liberation Day march in 1970, was on the forefront of queer organizing. But that would overlook the remarkable milestones that occurred in Chicago. Chicago’s gay history is indeed a robust one. It was 1924[…]

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From the Science of Sex to Nazi Destroyers, 10 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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Read This Homophobic 1969 News Article About the Stonewall Riots

You won’t believe the New York Daily News’ Stonewall article about the uprising. It’s equal parts condescending and revealing.

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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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Corrupt Cops, The Mafia and the Unknown History of the Stonewall Uprising

It’s hard to talk about queer history in June without talking about Stonewall. You’ve surely heard the name, and you might’ve seen the controversial movie that was recently made (and reviled) about the event. But do you know the full story?

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Four Years Before Stonewall, ‘The Gay Cookbook’ Showed a Never-Before-Seen Side of Homosexual Life

The 1965 cookbook was the first of its kind ever to be marketed, and it was surprisingly successful for the time

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