Celebrate LGBT History Month by reading LGBT history books!
By now you’re familiar with early 20th Century writer, photographer, traveler, and all-around superbabe Annemarie Schwarzenbach. Hmm, you may be thinking, do I want her, or do I want to be her? If the latter is at least part of your answer, you’re in luck.
The history and art exhibit opens tonight and runs through June 30 at Plummer Park in West Hollywood. Zines! Avengers! Arrests! Street resistance! And a grassroots organizing panel!
New evidence that the famous “two maidens” of Pompeii may have been male — but does that actually mean, as some have suggested, that they were a gay couple?
This is my favorite era because the variety we hear during this time period is something like never before. Finally, queer black folks get to individually express their identities and aesthetics!
The all-LGBT ghost hunting team of Ohio tells us about their real-life ghost experiences, fighting heteronormativity in the afterlife, and what it’s like to talk to LGBT history with dowsing rods.
Grey hair though, mushrooms, lesbians going every which way, smells and memories, prison protests, RBG apologizes, men can survive without us and should, feminism and makeup, and so much more!
The Dakota Access Pipeline is 150 years in the making, this Walmart restaurant sounds amazing sorry, a nightmare whisperer, a new Milky Way map, all those lesbian bars we lost, ’90s feelings, and so much more!
Falcons, hawks, vultures, buzzards, shikras, kites, caracaras; hell, a lesbian can be any bird of prey.
“There are many American readers for whom The Price of Salt would still be a revolutionary, shocking, immoral novel, the kinds of readers who have never, to their knowledge, met a lesbian or bisexual or pansexual woman before and who imagine us all as monstrous caricatures.”
The most comprehensive and expansive look at trans representation in American comics you’re likely to find.
While it’s important to acknowledge famous names like Christine Jorgensen and Lili Elbe, it’s also important to talk about other trans women who might be less well-known, but have had their own big impact on trans history.
Historical texts often subsume bisexual activists into the Gay movement or ignore their contributions altogether. Recognizing the historical work of bisexual activists and movements is key to our continued struggle and survival, bi leaders say.
“What we did was rectification, not vandalism. Those statues are bronze (brown) underneath the layer of white paint -— the symbolism behind that is infuriating.”
“These people need to be acknowledged for the role they played. And that they existed! It’s so important that they at least realized that Marsha and Sylvia existed and that they did so much to help the community.”
These 30 essays provide important context and understanding of individuals, movements and moments that formed the greater whole of a long fight for queer liberation, one that is far from over but which has made incredible strides in just a few decades.
The idea of this building housing regular, straight people drinking regular, straight drinks was peculiar to me. So I set off into various archives to learn more, uncovering a total of at least eight proprietors of a tavern at the corner of 19th and Lexington that dates back to 1910. To present my findings, I shall now show you 10 reasons that the building is completely 1000% well-suited to be San Francisco’s most loved dyke bar.
I wanted to take today’s lesson as an opportunity to totally school you on the suffrage comrades they didn’t teach you about in school, but there’s a ton, so I picked some of my favorites.
“To be clear, we are not here to change the system. We are here to SHUT IT DOWN.”
“The work she did at City Hall enabled us to position Philadelphia as the greatest LGBT city in the country.”