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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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History
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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‘Stand Up, Fight Back’: A Brief Timeline of the Violent Fight for LGBTQ Rights

When it comes to queer riots, Stonewall is hardly the only one that made history! For the last 60 years, LGBTQ people have been raising hell and fighting back against abusive cops. Whether resisting violent police raids or demanding action from callous Republican officials, some of the community’s most important[…]

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History
The Cockettes: Remembering a Legacy of Glitter Beards and Daring Drag

Nearly 50 years since the group’s debut performance, they’re largely responsible for enshrining drag into the legacy of queer culture

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