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Queer Politics In The Weimar Republic Of Germany: Sound Familiar?

Janet Mason | Posted 08.02.2016 | Home
Janet Mason

Of course, I tried to talk some sense into them. But with each one, I was left frustrated and came to the conclusion that they are in denial. Even if they are white and economically privileged and straight, history can change on a dime and their lives will be changed also.

The Gay We Were: 'Edge Of Seventeen'

Decider | James Nichols | Posted 07.30.2016 | Queer Voices

The 1990s were an odd little crossroads for gay entertainment. The dominant mainstream narrative — when it paid any attention at all — trended tow...

Larry Gross and the Formation of the Gay Community

Robert Scheer | Posted 07.10.2016 | Queer Voices
Robert Scheer

In this week’s Scheer Intelligence Robert speaks with author and academic Larry Gross about how“invisible” closeted gay men and women came, over...

MTV Airs Its Proudest LGBT Moments

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.27.2016 | Queer Voices

Just in time for Pride Month, MTV is offering a blast to the past with a look at some of its best and most memorable lesbian, gay, bisexual and transg...

My Butch Valentine

Georgia Kolias | Posted 02.09.2017 | Queer Voices
Georgia Kolias

I am no longer old, tired and dull. I feel joy, desire, hope, determination. With her, I am learning to be strong and vulnerable at the same time. She has shown me that I can lean on her and feel protected, and also know that I can protect myself.

Larry Kramer On ‘Stonewall’ Boycott: ‘Don’t Listen To The Crazies’

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 01.03.2017 | Queer Voices

Playwright and longtime lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and HIV/AIDS activist Larry Kramer spoke out over the weekend about a proposed b...

'Stonewall' Director Addresses Controversy Surrounding Movie's Trailer

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

The director of an upcoming film that depicts the 1969 Stonewall Riots addressed the controversy surrounding the film's trailer -- released this week ...

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.

Was Bugs Bunny The First Televised Drag Queen?

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

Was Bugs Bunny the first drag queen to make an apperance on television? Queer YouTube vlogger Arielle Scarcella raises this question in the first o...

The Dark Ages of Queerdom

Katie Gilmartin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Katie Gilmartin

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.

A Tale Of Two Cities: A Look At Disco Era Bushwick

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

How does one even begin to map the complicated and multi-layered history of a New York neighborhood like Bushwick? This is the goal of photographer...

WATCH: 'Will And Grace' And Other LGBT Artifacts Hit The Smithsonian

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

An awareness of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history is crucial -- and The Smithsonian is making an active effort to help queers plac...

LOOK: 14 Of The Queerest Moments In MTV VMA History

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Let's face it -- awards shows in America can get pretty queer. From Madonna and Britney's iconic lip-lock to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' moving rend...

LOOK: Remembering Our Queer History On Stonewall's 45th Anniversary

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

It's been 45 years since the historic Stonewall Riots, but their significance and impact are still as relevant today as ever before. In honor of th...

LOOK: Tom Of Finland Gets His Own Stamps... And They Are EVERYTHING (NSFW)

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

The late graphic artist Tom of Finland, born Touko Laaksonen, is about to become further cemented as an icon for his contributions to gay art and hist...

Not an Advocate: An Open, Angry Letter Concerning the Pope as LGBT Ally

Simon Moritz | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Simon Moritz

Every definition of both "activism" and "advocate" requires intentional work in the service of a goal. The pope is neither activist nor advocate.

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.

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.

30 Stars You Might Not Know Are Bisexual

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

As we continue to recognize and celebrate the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement throughout the course of LGBT Hist...

Historic Gay Icon To Be Featured On Postage Stamp

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

The Harvey Milk Foundation confirmed Oct. 10 that the U.S. Postal Service would honor gay rights icon Harvey Milk with a stamp in honor of his memory ...

LOOK: Brooklyn Plays Host To Massive Celebration Of Queer History

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

"On the (Queer) Waterfront: Brooklyn Histories" kicked off this weekend, a unique and collaborative art and performance show curated by The Pop-Up Mus...

Know Your LGBT History: Professional Boxer Comes Out And More On October 3

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!...

JamesMichael Nichols

Filmmakers Discuss Trans Icon Miss Major, Her Historic Legacy, And The Role Of LGBT Film

HuffingtonPost.com | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

"MAJOR!" is a film documenting the life and legacy of transgender elder and pioneering activist Miss Major, a prominent and enduring figure within the...

Breaking Social Silences in Nigeria: A Conversation With Gay Rights Activist Michael Ighodaro

Daniel Lyons | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel Lyons

Suffering a brutal attack last October, Michael has been granted political asylum in the U.S. and currently lives in New York, where he and I spoke about the events that brought him here and the current state of affairs for the LGBT community in Nigeria.

New App Brings LGBT History To Your Fingertips

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

In an effort to bridge new mediums of information-sharing and raise awareness surrounding a shared history of LGBT-identifying individuals, a new mobi...