• 'The Wizard of Oz' at 75: Did you know...?

    (CNN) -- "The Wizard of Oz," one of the most beloved movies of all time, celebrates the 75th anniversary of its release this month. Here are some things you may not have known about the film:

  • 48 Hours in Charleston: More than just history

    There’s more than just Civil War-era history here—Charleston, South Carolina is a city packed with plenty to do and see for LGBT travelers. Don’t get us wrong, it’s heaven for history buffs, but be sure to add in some LGBT nightlife and the dining scene alone is worth the trip! Here’s a roundup for the perfect weekend getaway to the heart of the Lowcountry.

  • Alfred Kinsey “Was Our Stonewall.” - Samuel Steward

    There was a time when 1 out of every 2 Americans Gallup polled knew Alfred Kinsey's name, and to gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals he was a living hero. Sadly, for the last quarter century or so, calling Alfred Kinsey "the man who made the homosexual movement possible" has come not from that movement but from the Antigay Industry.

  • Brazile: How the '60s shaped my life

    (CNN) -- I'm looking forward to Thursday night's installment of CNN's "The Sixties" with some trepidation. True, it's another excellent installment in the series. Capturing the highlights and essence of a decade, especially one as turbulent and historically significant as the '60s, is not easy.

  • Column: My First Year as SFGN’s History Reporter

    I was surprised when my first column dealing with LGBT history in South Florida last summer became one of the most viewed stories on our website that week.

    It was a modest first choice.

  • Design Project Spotlights Defunct LGBT Bars

    (WM) Promoter and designer Art Smith has launched an online store highlighting defunct LGBTQ bars to honor and preserve community history.

  • Gay History Forum at Pride Center 

    The Prime Gentlemen of Fort Lauderdale cater to the interests of gay seniors living in South Florida. The group, formerly known as the Fort Lauderdale Prime Times, originated in 2003, and now comprises over 600 members. 

  • Historical Society Brings History to Wilton Drive

    History is popping up on Wilton Drive.

  • Homo history 101

    – Homosexuality is not an affliction, and by god, we’re going to enjoy it - Frank Kameny

    – In America sex is an obsession, in the rest of the world it is a fact - Marlene Dietrich

    – I was once asked whether my first sexual encounter was homosexual or heterosexual. I don’t know. I was too polite to ask. –Gore Vidal

    – The only unnatural sex act is that which you cannot perform – Alfred Kinsey

    – I felt very close to God...my friends say that’s because I was always on my knees. –Armistead Maupin

    – The most beautiful thing there is, is a naked man. – Thomas Eakins

    – I say if it’s love, the lord won’t mind. – Gordon Merrick

    – Love him…love him and let him love you. Do you think anything else under heaven really matters? – James Baldwin

    – Everyone’s born naked and after that, everything is drag. – Ru Paul

    – Gays have nothing in common with straight people except what we do in bed. –Richard Goldstein

    – I’m basically a homosexual man. I love clothes, I work out, I’m concerned about my looks. I’m vain. – Sarah Jessica Parker

    – Mainstream America has to realize we are everywhere; and then relax. – W. Scott Thompson

    – As gay men, we’re much luckier, we have real friends. –Mark Fisher

    – We acknowledge the gaily erotic nature of all things and we reject the forcible attempts of straight society to define and thereby limit the human experience. – Les Petites Bonbons.


  • Hustlers in South Florida: A Brief History

    There is evidence that "hustlers" have existed for centuries. Scrolls from the “Edo period” of ancient Japan describe the idea of a young male providing sexual services to older adult men for payment. Then the term used was “Kagema,” not to be confused with “cruising” or “gay-for-pay.”  

  • 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.

  • London Exhibit Examines History of Human Sexuality

    LONDON (AP) — Curators at London's Wellcome Collection will not be surprised if lines form outside their new "Institute of Sexology" exhibition.

  • Mississippi Supreme Court Narrowly Grants Same-Sex Divorce

    JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi Supreme Court voted to allow a lesbian couple to seek a divorce, even as two justices questioned the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage and suggested that landmark ruling has no constitutional basis.

  • Park Service Releases LGBTQ History Study

    The agency of American government tasked with telling stories is admittedly playing catch up in minority communities.

  • Quist – Queer History with a Twist: App encourages you to add more history dates

    LGBT History Month may be over but with The Quist app it’s LGBT history every day. The app is empowering people to explore and educate themselves about LGBT history and historical sites.

  • Rick's Reviews: H is for History, Part 2

    In last week’s article we looked at some restaurants of historical significance in Wilton Manors. This week we turn our attention a few Fort Lauderdale places of note. There are a few historic structures that have been turned into restaurants, some places have a history of their own and some are famous (or infamous) because they appeared in a movie or on television.

  • SFGN Nites for the Week of November 6-11, 2014

  • What To Read: 'Histories of the Transgender Child' by Julian Gill-Peterson

    You have to start somewhere. Indeed, few things begin in a vacuum: you need an idea, then experiments and practice to create a masterpiece. Nothing magically just appears. And in the new book “Histories of the Transgender Child” by Julian Gill-Peterson,you’ll see that that’s true, too, about knowledge and change.