Mattachine Society News and Stories

The New York Public Library’s LGBTQ Archives Are a Treasure Trove of Queer Vintage Photos

Queer parties, protests and trans women who started the Stonewall Riots are all hiding in the New York Public Library’s massive photo archive.

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Radical Faeries Have Been Pushing Queer Boundaries for 40 Years

While now it’s mostly just an aesthetic, the radical faeries started out as a counter-cultural community — and changed the world for the better

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The Mattachine Society Helped Lay the Groundwork for Queer Liberation

The Mattachine Society was eventually seen as too reserved, but it laid the groundwork for the entire LGBTQ rights movement

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Hornet Sat Down With Late Gay Rights Pioneer Dick Leitsch at Julius’, the Oldest Gay Bar in New York

Dick Leitsch, the last surviving member of the Mattachine Society, sat down with us and Ken Lustbader, co-director of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project

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Don’t Be Dumb at Brunch: Bad Bermuda, #DecriminalizeLGBT, ‘Queer Eye’ Reboot

Today at brunch, be sure to bring up the ‘Queer Eye’ reboot, Bermuda’s baffling gaffe in repealing marriage equality and Hornet’s #DecriminalizeLGBT campaign

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The ‘Mattachine’ Podcast Is Bringing Forgotten LGBTQ History Back to Life

Devlyn Camp’s ‘Mattachine’ podcast is an outstanding look at the early history of gay activism in the United States, starting in the 1920s

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The Coming Out Story of The Great British Bake-Off’s First Winner

Edd Kimber talks to us about winning the competition show’s first season, and how he came out as gay to a supporting family

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How LGBT Activism Turned Politics Gay

The involvement of Gay and Lesbian activists in Politics has been long and difficult. Timothy Stewart-Winter talks about his new book chronicling Gay activism in Politics inside the city of Chicago from the 1950s to the 1990s.

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