In this current era as the political and theocratic Right attempts to reverse progressive human and civil rights initiatives won over the past decades and to prevent such measures from taking root where they have not grown previously, I am extremely encouraged by the leaders from the highest levels and from the grassroots showing courage in the face of resistance and backlash.
As everyone knows, the media world, including LGBT print and online media, is changing. Fewer resources are dedicated to human labor to report important stories
Hillary Clinton just praised Nancy Reagan's "low key advocacy" during the AIDS crisis.
We are doing a disservice to our natural diversity when we insist that historical figures must be straight until conclusively proven otherwise, yet need no evidence to be presumed heterosexual.
With the emergence of gay liberation such expressions of sadness and loss faded from view, replaced, at least publicly, with more politically "useful" feelings of righteous anger and pride. But the queer holiday blues have persisted.
The history of gays and lesbians on campuses, as either faculty or students, in the pre-McCarthy years has yet to be written. Our research is beginning to change that.
Chances are you don't even know that you are holy, or royal or magic, but you are. You are part of an adoptive family going back through every generation of human existence.
We are heirs of what I call "LGBT America's heroic legacy," the acts and words of men and women who chose to stand up for their humanity, integrity, and fully equal American citizenship -- rather than accept the shame and silence they were told was their lot in life for being "different."
A pivotal moment in the history of the LGBTQ movement in America, it's gone from being a historical footnote for most, to being featured in an address by the President of the United States, to now being a critically reviled film by just about everyone.
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.
The alternative to the LGBT community is to be invisible. There is strength in numbers and in community and that is why we band together. Historicall...
The phone rings. It's Donald. Again. He used to go to a stylist with the same name as me, and he gets confused when he's upset and calls my number, even though I've asked him not to.
In short: Truth is sanitized -- revised to comport with a preset idea of how it was Way Back When.
Mexican artist Felix D'Eon makes work that re-imagines bygone eras and styles with same-sex love as its subject matter.
At a moment when Marriage Equality has become national law, albeit by the slimmest of margins LGBTQI folk and our allies would be moronic not to realize how harrowing is this decision for millions who don't share our belief in what is now deemed to be a Constitutionally guaranteed right.
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.