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Lgbt History Month

10 Trans And Gender Non-Conforming People You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As HuffPost Live wraps up its coverage of October's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history month, we'd be remiss if we didn't h...

This Is What We Can ALL Do To Help The Trans Community

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Whether you're gay, straight, bisexual, cisgender or any other sexual or gender identity, helping improve the lives of the trans community -- ...

Why Are Trans People Left Out Of LGBT History So Often?

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Despite their pivotal role in advancing the queer community, trans people are often written out of history, Lourdes Hunter, the national ...

What Effect Did Brandon Teena's Death Have On The Trans Community?

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

When Brandon Teena, a 21-year-old transgender man living in Nebraska, was brutally murdered because of his gender identity in 1993, it fe...

9 Pioneers Of The Gay Rights Movement You Need To Know (But Probably Don't)

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

If you know even the slightest bit about queer history, you've heard of gay activists like Harvey Milk and Larry Kramer. But there are scores ...

Why The '70s And '80s Were A Political 'Desert' For The Trans Community

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Since Minneapolis became the first U.S city to pass protective legislation inclusive of trans people in 1975, we've seen more -- albeit n...

The Bisexual Pioneers In History You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

EmbedContent(562a93f2e4b0ec0a38948485,,Embed,html,Some({})) From James Baldwin to Frida Kahlo, HuffPost Live discusses bisexual pioneers who've made a...

Finally, Here Are Some On-Screen Depictions Of Bisexuals Done Right

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

We know of myriad depictions of bisexual people in film gone wrong -- think "Wild Things," "Basic Instinct" and basically any real...

Here's A History Of Bisexuality, From Ancient Egypt To Stonewall

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Bisexual people have their own unique history, but it often gets grouped together with other sexual identities, like that of gays and l...

Here's How Matthew Shepard's Tragic Death Changed U.S. Politics

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

This past week marked the 17-year anniversary since Matthew Shepard was targeted and brutally killed for being gay in Wy...

Gay Activist: 9/11 Felt Like The AIDS Epidemic Unfolding In 24 Hours

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It's hard to fathom the devastation the queer community faced during the 1980s AIDS epidemic unless you witnessed it firsthan...

Police Harassment United The Gay Rights Movement With A Common Enemy

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The unjust police harassment and violence suffered by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people over the years is completely...

How WWII Started The Modern Gay Rights Movement

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

We often attribute the 1969 Stonewall Riots as being the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement. But the first time gay peop...

Meet The Woman Who Helped Queer Women Of Color Gain Visibility In The 1970s

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In 1979, Jean Wimberly, the executive director and founder of Circle of Voices, recognized a problem with the lack of women of color pr...

October Is LGBT History Month: We've Come a Long Way, But There Is Still a Lot to Do

Karen Fragala Smith | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen Fragala Smith

Spandex grannies with perfect manicures, jeans-wearing gents in blazers and hot Jersey girls in tight dresses had some interesting company at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City the last weekend of September.

Transforming Memories of Rejection and Bullying While Performing on 'East Los High'

Karen Anzoategui | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen Anzoategui

Now, here I am on set... walking the hallways, proud and out and queer at East Los High and my peers accept me for who I am.

LGBT History Walking Tours for Every City

Sarah Prager | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah Prager

Chances are that there is a LGBT history walking tour you can take near you, either self-guided or narrated. If there isn't one, you can use Quist's free map to make your own from the queer historic points listed around the world.

Spirit Day: Let Love Define You

Shane Bitney Crone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Shane Bitney Crone

October is a very special time for the LGBT community: it is not only National LGBT History Month, but October 11 was National Coming Out Day and October 16 is Spirit Day.

The Lucky Ones: Personal Reflections for LGBTQ History Month

Morgan Meneses-Sheets | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Morgan Meneses-Sheets

It is LGBTQ History Month, which got me thinking about my own history. When I came out to my mother her struggle was largely based on worrying what the neighbors would think.

Happy LGBT History Month!

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

It's that time of year again -- happy LGBT history month! In recognition of this important period where we remember and celebrate queer history, th...

Black History Month: 23 Prominent Black LGBT Icons

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

As we recognize and celebrate Black History Month, it is important to take a moment to remember and honor the contributions of LGBT black figures who ...

The Doldrums of November

Sarah Prager | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah Prager

LGBT History Month is over (in the U.S., at least; much of Europe celebrates it in February), but why must we wait another 11 months for our history to be shared again? What about Nov. 1's "on this day in LGBT history" events? Aren't they just as important as Oct. 31's? Of course they are.

Know Your LGBT History: 4 Queer Events That Happened On Oct. 31

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In conjunction with the celebration of October as LGBT History Month, The Huffington Post will be providing you with "Know Your LGBT History" updates!...

Know Your LGBT History: 4 Queer Events That Happened On Oct. 28

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

In conjunction with the celebration of October as LGBT History Month, The Huffington Post will be providing you with "Know Your LGBT History" updates!...

Hey, Gurl, Celebrate Your Out History!

Michael Carosone | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michael Carosone

It's another fabulous October to celebrate LGBTQ history; coming out of those dark, homophobic, and heterosexist closets; and anti-bullying! I am ending our big gay celebration with these two poems, whic were published in Gay City: Volume 2.