lgbt history

  • Welcome to Fairyland: New book of Miami’s early queer history

    Julio Capó Jr’s new book “Welcome to Fairyland: Queer Miami Before 1940” takes on the very difficult task of chronicling Miami’s queer history prior to 1940. Until now, little has been written about Miami’s gay history except perhaps a few sporadic pieces in LGBT publications from the past that have been published here.

  • What To Read: The Many Lives Of Calamity Jane

    You can call yourself whatever you want.

    Nobody says you can't have a different name every day, if that's your wish. Reinvent your life, create a new past, change your birth year, and tell new stories, nobody cares if you do. Become whoever you want to be but just know that, as in the book "Calamity: The Many Lives of Calamity Jane" by Karen R. Jones, the truth might catch up.

  • What's Changed Since N.J. Gov. Jim McGreevey's 'Gay American' Speech 10 Years Ago

    (Speech in verbatim at the bottom of this story.) Ten years after he announced that he was a "gay American" and would resign from office after a scandal-plagued stint as New Jersey governor, Jim McGreevey is back in government, this time mostly as an evangelist for prison reform.

  • Where Do LGBT Americans Fit Into Nation's History?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will appear Friday at the Stonewall Inn, scene of the riots widely credited with starting the modern gay rights movement, to announce the National Park Service will begin marking places of significance to the history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.

  • Who Was Sugar Plum Fairy?

    "Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets
    Looking for soul food and a place to eat...."
    – Lou Reed, Walk on the Wild Side