LGBT History Month 2019


October marks LGBT History Month, which was started in 1994 by a Missouri high school teacher, Rodney Wilson. He sought out other teachers and community leaders who then chose October because school was in session and it coincided with National Coming Out Day on October 11.

 SFGN will be participating in a special history project spearheaded by the Philadelphia Gay News throughout October. More than two dozen LGBT media outlets around the country will run the weekly features. Below are those stories and more from SFGN. 



Word AIDS Museum Starts Oral History Project

Before Rooster’s There Was Turf Bar

A (Long) History of Physique Magazines

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Dolphin Democrats – As reflected in the Stonewall Archives

Trans Talk: Tiny Tina's Large Legacy


City of Orlando Recognizes October as LGBT+ History Month

Mayor Pete Speaks On LGBT History, Historic Campaign

Diaries Reveal Hidden Worlds For Museums

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1995 Christmas Ball, Rise of The ballroom Scene Through The Ages 

For Museum Curators, Garments Offer Stylish Storytelling 

Alfred Kinsey “Was Our Stonewall.” - Samuel Steward

Jesse’s Journal: Joseph T. Campanella “Joe Bell” (1932-2019)

Jesse’s Journal: Stonewall Before & After, Some Recent Histories

Jesse’s Journal: SAGE at 25

Will the Real Allen Parsons Please Stand Up?

SFGN Freelancer Publishes Book on South Florida Cold Case  

The Peculiar Case of Robert Rayford

A History of Poppers in South Florida 

For Celebrities, an Off-Screen Journey to On-Screen Equality

LGBT History Month: Stonewall 50 Finally Gets Our History Right

Charlotte Cushman’s Passions On Stage and Off

Authors and Activism: A History of LGBT Bookstores