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Project uncovering South’s hidden LGBTQ history
A new project is documenting the history of LGBTQ people in the Deep South, a region that once all but forced gays, lesbians and others to live in hiding.
August 20, 2018
Last gay bar in the Tenderloin never a drag
“Cowboy Bob!” they shout. A silhouetted figure, slightly hunched and topped with something akin to a park ranger’s hat, enters out of the bright daylight into the small, cramped space that sits at the eastern edge of The Tenderloin on Turk Street. A regular has arrived at Aunt Charlie’s Lounge, bearing a boxed dinner from Popson’s from around the corner on Market Street, a gift for Gabriel, the me...
August 17, 2018
Holocaust memory and gay rights activism to be discussed
Jake Newsome of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington will present “Pink Triangle Legacies: Holocaust Memory and Gay Rights Activism” in Wilton Manors on Aug 28.
August 16, 2018
Elmhurst corner co-named for Latino activist added to interactive map of historic LGBT sites
An Elmhurst corner co-named for a Colombian-born Queens resident who helped organize annual Queens Pride Parade has been added to a digital map of historic LGBT spots in New York City. The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project announced that it has added Guillermo Vasquez Corner, located at the corner of 77th Street and Broadway, has been added …
August 15, 2018
The Most Famous Lesbian Photographer You’ve Never Heard of — Until Now
Donna Gottschalk’s photographs reveal the radical lesbian, sometimes separatist, communities she was a part of in the late ’60s and ’70s.
August 14, 2018
Meet "LGBT Cleveland" Author Ken Schneck at Uptown's Cle Clothing
Wed 8/15 @ 6-8PM College professor/comedian/radio host/gay activist/storyteller/author Ken Schneck recently released a fascinating book called LGBT Cleveland, packed with photos and stories about Cleveland’s... READ MORE
August 14, 2018
Fighter Pilot, Racing Driver, Prisoner of War, Transgender Pioneer: The Incredible Story of Roberta Cowell
Roberta Cowell isn’t generally a name you hear when we talk about incredible women behind the wheel. Her laundry list of achievements is a long one, but her disappearance from the public eye was orchestrated by the woman herself. A name that we should be celebrating is one that’s become tarnished by the confusion of social norms and outdated etiquette.
August 12, 2018
How a ban on extracurricular clubs in Salt Lake City schools led to ‘an important milestone in gay rights’ 20 years ago
She’d walk out to her car and the tires would be slashed. She’d go to her locker and it would be broken open. She’d be called to the principal’s office and sit there for the entire school day because someone had called in a threat.
August 04, 2018
From Whence We Came: Our LGBTQ ATL History
Think you know gay Atlanta history? We start in 1826. Come see what we found.
August 03, 2018

The Changer and the Changed: Olivia Records’ Judy Dlugacz and Cris Williamson to be Honored at 2018 Americana Honors and Awards

Judy Dlugacz and Cris Williamson, LGBTQ rights activists, outspoken feminists, and recording industry pioneers are to be honored at the 17th Annual Americana Honors and Awards, in receiving the 2018 J...
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August 02, 2018

Vancouver Pride Parade marshal chronicled LGBT movement for over 40 years
Ron Dutton created the B.C. Gay and Lesbian Archives in 1976 and amassed over three quarter of a million items over the years: photos, posters, audio recordings, videos and more.
August 01, 2018
Dick Leitsch, whose ‘Sip-In’ was a milestone for the gay rights movement, dies at 83
“His actions,” one historian said, “helped make it easier for a generation of gay people to come out and be openly gay.”
July 21, 2018
Olivia Records’ Judy Dlugacz and Cris Williamson to Receive Americana Jack Emerson Lifetime Achievement Award for Executive
Pioneering record label founders to be honored at the 17th Americana Honors & Awards, September 12 in Nashville, Tennessee - The Americana Music Association® names Judy Dlugacz and Cris Williamson, two of the Olivia Records founders, as recipients of the 2018 Jack Emerson Lifetime Achievement Award for Executive. The honor will be presented to Judy and Cris at the 17th annual Americana Honors ...
July 20, 2018
Recovering LGBT History Along Route 66
These gay bars along Route 66 may be gone, but they can live on in our history books—and in our photos.
July 18, 2018
How Gay Activists Challenged the Politics of Civility
From pie-throwing to shouting down public figures, these groups disturbed the establishment to effect change
July 11, 2018
A Fire Killed 32 at a New Orleans Gay Bar. This Artist Didn’t Forget
Skylar Fein’s new exhibition is part of a larger movement in the city to recognize, finally, the victims of the UpStairs Lounge fire in 1973.
July 10, 2018
Back story: LGBT history in San Diego
Staff writer John Wilkens discusses the new History Center exhibit.
July 09, 2018
Beyond Stonewall: The Push for LGBT Civil Rights
We go back to the night in June 1969 at the New York City Stonewall Inn that sparked the LGBT rights movement. On today’s show we’ll hear about the day that galvanized a generation and the continued fight for LGBT civil rights. The first Pride parades took place in June 1970 marking the 1st anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Michael … Continued
June 30, 2018
Rebecca Makkai Tells Story Of Chicago AIDS Crisis In 'The Great Believers'
Makkai's new novel "The Great Believers" looks at how AIDS not only ravaged the gay community in Chicago in the 1980s and '90s, but continued to impact lives decades later.
June 28, 2018
'Our Broward Story' Film Remembers Broward County's Early Fight For LGBT Rights
A new short film chronicles a campaign in the 1990s to protect Broward County’s LGBTQ community from discrimination. The film, 'Our Broward Story,'
June 27, 2018
Forbidden Vancouver's Really Gay History Tour to explore how far local LGBT communities have come
A new local tour will help people learn more about lesser-known history of LGBT movements and communities in Vancouver.
June 27, 2018
In 1973, An Arson Killed 32 People At A Gay Bar. For Years, It Was Forgotten
It was 45 years ago this Sunday that one of the worst attacks on LGBTQ Americans left 32 people dead. For decades, homophobia led many to ignore the tragedy.
June 25, 2018
Philadelphia Museum of Art celebrating 40th anniversary of the Rainbow Flag
A Rainbow Flag to be installed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to mark the 40th anniversary of iconic design created by Gilbert Baker. On Wednesday, pay-what-you-wish admission night at the museum, there will be a party to celebrate the Rainbow Flag – with cake!
June 23, 2018
Yonge St. construction unveils heritage landmark, stirs memories of Toronto’s complicated LGBTQ history
A condo development at Yonge and Grosvenor Sts. has revealed the firehall tower at the old St. Charles Tavern, and LGBTQ landmark.
June 22, 2018

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