lgbt history

  • WASHINGTON (AP) - EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men. The AIDS epidemic had begun.

  • SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Their voices emerged decades ago.

  • (EDGE) When a portrait by a famous Baroque-era painter that was long believed to have been lost surfaces, it's news. When that portrait happens to be of a rumored gay lover to the King of England, it's fabulous news.

  • MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Nine Manhattan pastors are pushing for sexual orientation and gender identity protections.

  • In March 1964, 28-year-old Kitty Genovese was brutally murdered outside her apartment building in the Kew Gardens section of Queens, N.Y. A number of her neighbors heard her screams for help. No one did a thing. Had someone called the police, Genovese might have survived the attack.

  • HOUSTON -- Amid the defeat by voters of an ordinance that would have established nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people in Houston, Mayor Annise Parker rallied supporters of the measure, telling them the fight was not over.

  • A few days after the Harvey Milk postage stamp was unveiled in San Francisco's Harvey Milk Plaza, the City held a full-scale dedication ceremony in the Rotunda at San Francisco City Hall. It was the very building where Milk, the first non-incumbent openly gay man in the U.S. to win an election for public office, was assassinated in 1978.

  • I love LGBTQ History Month almost more than I love Pride Month. Going to grad school in history will do that. Keeping in mind the truism “History is written by the victors” and philosopher George Santayana’s observation, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” I find there’s something about looking at our queer past that feels empowering and vital.

  • Legendary American vaudeville entertainer-turned-comedian Jackie “Moms” Mabley became famous for her persona as a frumpy, middle-aged woman in a housedress and floppy hat delivering hilarious stand-up comedy routines, often with wry political commentary tucked inside.

  • The Interwebs is abuzz with the news that former First Lady Nancy Reagan refused to help actor Rock Hudson secure what could have literally been lifesaving, groundbreaking treatment for AIDS in Paris in 1985.

  • PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The owner of the nation’s oldest gay bookstore appears to be writing its final chapter, confirming Tuesday that he plans to close the financially troubled shop next month.

  • NEW YORK (AP) — A handwritten notebook by Alan Turing, the code-breaking genius depicted by Benedict Cumberbatch in Oscar-nominated The Imitation Game, is going on the auction block.

  • Andrew Wackerfuss' just published book “Stormtrooper Families: Homosexuality and Community in the Early Nazi Movement,” will no doubt raise many eyebrows. The book tells a previously little known chapter in the history of the Third Reich.

  • In commemoration of National Coming Out Day, (October 11) SFGN recalls a few brave souls who dared to venture out of the closet long before it was safe or acceptable to do so. We salute their courage.

  • They were called female impersonators, character types, lovely creatures, drag queens, pansies, divas. They were straight, bi, gay and queer. For over a century, hundreds of men used the all-male bastion of the Philadelphia Mummers' New Year's Day Parade to create a space in which they could publicly defy expectations about gender.

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

  • (CNN) -- I still remember the chill that came over me the day my middle school history teacher showed the class a documentary about the Holocaust.

  • In a year that has already been historic for the LGBT community, Time magazine this week delivered a stunning topper.

  • As our community moves through its LGBT history month, there are three local events of interest worth noting, even though, shockingly, none of them were my birthday today.

  • How do you record or write the history of a secret, of something that until recently did not even dare to speak its name?

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  • Jamie Nickel spends her days telling tourists about the marvels of Glacier National Park. A native Californian with long, golden blonde hair, Nickel, 25, came to Montana for the summer to drive one of Glacier’s historic red buses.

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton has locked up public support from half of the Democratic insiders who cast ballots at the party's national convention, giving her a commanding advantage over her rivals for the party's presidential nomination.

  • UM’s Dr. Salgado will present at SunServe

  • WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish priest who lost his job at the Vatican earlier this month after revealing that he is gay and has a boyfriend was indefinitely suspended Wednesday by the church in Poland from performing the functions of a priest.

  • In the 2014 PlayStation 4 game “Dragon Age: Inquisition,” Dorian is a powerful wizard who helps the main character save the world from a demon army. As the son of a powerful political family, Dorian trained in magical arts under the best instructors, and his life at first glance appears to be one of privilege. When interacting with the main character — controlled by the player — Dorian is unafraid to flaunt his pedigree and does little to hide his arrogance. He is also a romantic option for the main character to pursue, providing the player makes strategic, personal, and political choices that please him.  

  • When the PRIDE Institute in Minnesota opened up in 1986 it was a novel idea — a substance-abuse treatment center catering to the gay and lesbian community.

  • Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen recently shared devastating news with her social media followers: she and her husband, singer John Legend, had lost their child halfway through her pregnancy. She shared heartbreaking black-and-white photos of the couple at the hospital, including her clutching a tiny blanket bundle holding their son, who they named Jack.

  • Elisa Rolle is an historian who has done her homework. The openly lesbian writer and editor is authoring a series of books which document the history of Queer culture and the people who made that culture happen.