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Glbt History

The LGBT Historic World, Mapped

Sarah Prager | Posted 06.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah Prager

With the Supreme Court's historic decision today legalizing same-sex marriage nationally and the 46th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots this weekend, it seems a perfect time to look back at the history of the LGBTQ rights movements.

Long Beach Kicks Off Season of Pride 2014 - May 17, 18

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charles Karel Bouley

On the morning of June 28, 1969, a raid was tried at the Stonewall Inn. It wasn't a gay bar -- there were none. It was owned by the mafia, and was a place for all outcasts, including drag queens, butch lesbians, feminine boys and male prostitutes.

The Gay Philadelphia Story, Part 1

Thom Nickels | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Thom Nickels

Until the 1980s, the nucleus of Philadelphia's queer community was west of Broad Street around the area of 15th and Spruce, where bars like the Mistique -- a bohemian drag and jazz bar -- were major focal points of the city's night life.

Harvey Milk Is My Religion

Sarah Prager | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah Prager

While I knew since before I came out to myself that there are many gay people of faith and many faiths that accept gays, God and religion are not where I turned. Learning about the stories of those LGBT people who had come before me gave me strength.

William Burroughs's Movie Restored, With Your Help

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Massara | Posted 12.01.2012 | Arts

In 1989, Howard Brookner died of AIDS in Manhattan. The talented "downtown" New York filmmaker was only 34 years old, although he already had three so...

Jobriath A.D.: His Time Has Come

Kieran Turner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kieran Turner

In this digital age, where younger members of the GLBT community have more information than ever before at their fingertips, there seems to be a distressing lack of interest in our cultural history.

SILENCE = DEATH

Posted 02.07.2012 | Arts

United In Anger, a new film by producers Jim Hubbard and Sarah Schulman, is the first feature-length documentary to present the history of the AIDS Co...

Reflections On GLBT History Month

Amy Shiner | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amy Shiner

GLBT History Month is needed. It needs to be taught because this is a living example of how it gets better, how the community pulls together.

Top McCain Advisor Learned Slime Tactics From Jesse Helms

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

During the '84 NC Senate race, one of Helms' top aides responsible for implementing a gay-bashing strategy was McCain advisor Charlie Black.

Gay Weddings and 32 Funerals: Remembering the UpStairs Lounge Fire

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

To fully understand recent events, it's important to remember a tragedy that happened thirty-five years ago, and how much things have changed for gays and lesbians since then.