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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This Roman Emperor Made Everyone Worship His Dead Gay Lover

What would you do for your dead gay lover? When gay Roman emperor Hadrian lost his beloved, he made Antinous a god and forced others to worship him.

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Before Stonewall: How the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot Sparked the LGBT Civil Rights Movement

Everyone already knows about the Stonewall Riots, but in August 1966, the Compton’s Cafeteria Riot in San Francisco was an early blow for LGBT rights

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‘The Queer Frontier’: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About the (Super Gay) Wild West

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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Read Martin Luther King Jr.’s Advice to a Closeted Teen

10 years before the Stonewall uprising, Martin Luther King Jr. gave advice to a scared, closeted teen… but was it good advice?

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