The story of Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore sounds nearly improbable: two Jewish stepsisters-slash-lovers who lived as old ladies and wrote anti-Nazi propaganda!
These homoerotic Chinese-Soviet propaganda posters look more like a gay couple’s vacation pics
Here’s a love letter written by a gay World War II soldier to his partner. The men met in Africa in 1943.
Leo Koury spent the longer than any current criminal on the FBI’s Most Wanted list — but the former gay bar monopoly holder’s final years were surprising
While many of us think of Stonewall as the first major fight for LGBTQ rights, there were predecessors, like the Cooper’s Do-Nuts Riot 10 years before
In the 1970s, when libido ruled the Village, NYC piers were the site of some astounding hookups — and some fascinating art works, too
In a recently unearthed recording of a mid-1980s interview, he shares his thoughts on the importance of being openly gay
George Washington himself wrote the report, and approved a sentence of exile from the U.S. Army
Queercore was an offshoot of the punk rock scene that challenge societal stereotypes about LGBTQ people…. and now it’s also a kickass documentary
The history of gay criminalization in the United States — mostly in the form of anti-sodomy laws — is a complex one, but let’s break it all down
May 22 is Harvey Milk Day, celebrating a visionary, rabble-rouser, tragic victim, and hero to millions; if you’re wondering how to honor the man, here’s how
Cruising public restrooms has long been a part of gay hookup culture, and these men help illustrate its dangers and delights
Gay history is all around us. You just have to know where to look.
The LGBTQ community has faced its fair share of struggles and scruples throughout history. From the infamous Stonewall incident to the ongoing persecution of gay men and women around the world, there are so many aspects of LGBTQ history that often go unnoticed.
The Gay Rights Movement was on the fringes of mainstream American culture for most of the 20th Century, with courageous men and women standing up for what they believed in even if no one else was willing to listen. Today, so much of their hard work has paid off now that the U.S. Supreme Court has legalized gay marriage in all 50 states. But the fight goes on. We can learn from the events of the past as we try to forge a brighter future for everyone in the LGBTQ community.
But LGBTQ history is about more than just overcoming adversity. It’s about cherishing and remembering all of the ways that the LGBTQ community has influenced society as a whole over the years. From the disco scene in the 1980s to the world of fine art and high fashion to American politics, gay people have always emphasized the new, the bold, and the courageous. Building a gay history is an important part of establishing a coherent and lasting identity for a group of people. It gives members of the LGBTQ community the opportunity to reflect on those that have come before us and appreciate what they were able to achieve across different mediums and industries.
We are proud to pay tribute to the LGBTQ movers and shakers that have turned popular culture on its head. From centuries past to the latest in social media, celebrate LGBTQ history with a nod to those that dare to dream.