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.
Where Frank looked for legal and legislative victories, Signorile takes us further into a path towards winning the American psyche. He points out that positive opinion polls only tell a surface story.
Amidst widespread joy that gay and lesbian Floridians may now legally marry, all of us should pause for a moment of silent reflection, or prayer, in the names of the many thousands of gay men and women literally destroyed by policies of the state of Florida since the 1950s.
For my graduate research I interviewed "Bernie" and other lesbians about their lives in the 1940s, '50s, and '60s. Their stories have haunted me since. These stories, and the experiences of gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people told to me by friends and friends of friends, are woven throughout my first novel, Blackmail, My Love.
This week I talked with filmmaker Stu Maddux about his new documentary-in-progress, Reel in the Closet, the first film to take a look at LGBT home movies dating back to the 1930s. Tragically, these archival treasures are often thrown away by friends and family who aren't aware of the hidden history they hold.
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.