It was 20 years ago today that Matthew Shepard was beaten and left for dead near Laramie, Wyoming for being gay; how far have we come since then?
The 1965 cookbook was the first of its kind ever to be marketed, and it was surprisingly successful for the time
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
An epidemic of gay bashings and murders in ’70s San Francisco led this man to bash back with his Lavender Panthers
In 1980, the CIA released a three-page memorandum on how to identify homosexuals during investigations in order to blackmail them
Almost all nudist resorts handle erections with a “cover it up” policy, but some naturists consider that an outdated form of body shaming
Throughout history, homosexuality in China has been accepted, and Emperor Ai of Han even tried to get his lover Dong Xian to inherit the throne
Today is the 174th birthday of Edward Carpenter, an early queer activist who laid a lot of the groundwork for the modern LGBTQ movement
In the 1980s, a man named Fred Schoonmaker dreamed of establishing Stonewall Park, an all-gay city where LGBTQ folks could live free without homophobia
The Wild West was full of gay cowboys, Native American gender benders and even costumed orgies — come learn about its weird, wild history
Back in 1978, people could buy a gay Bob doll from certain gay magazines and boutiques; it was anatomically correct and a symbol of rising gay identity
One victim of the Nazi regime that you probably didn’t hear about in history class was the transgender healthcare movement
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.