Gay History: Activism and LGBT Rights News

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Gay history is all around us. You just have to know where to look. The LGBTQ community has faced its fair share of struggles throughout history. From the infamous Stonewall incident of 1969 to the ongoing persecution of gay men and women around the world, there are so many aspects of our history that often go unnoticed. As we try to forge a brighter future for everyone in the LGBTQ community, we can learn from the events of our past. LGBTQ history is about more than just overcoming adversity; it’s about cherishing and remembering all of the ways the LGBTQ community has influenced society as a whole over the years. We are proud to pay tribute to the LGBTQ movers and shakers who have turned pop culture and gay history on its head. From centuries past to the latest in today's headlines, celebrate gay history with a nod to those that dare to dream.
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Read Martin Luther King Jr.’s Advice to a Closeted Teen

10 years before the Stonewall uprising, Martin Luther King Jr. gave advice to a scared, closeted teen… but was it good advice?

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Learn These Shady Polari Phrases, You Cackling Alice!

Even though Polari (the secret gay slang) went out of fashion in 1967, here are some polari phrases to dish dirt, talk sex and throw shade!

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Let’s Examine the Phenomenon of Cruising Bathrooms Through 4 Famous Queer Men

Cruising public restrooms has long been a part of gay hookup culture, and these men help illustrate its dangers and delights

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Found on Fire Island: An Archive of 200+ DJ Sets From the ’80s and ’90s

Following the purchase of a home on Fire Island, New York, an unexpected find has proven exciting for all sorts of music lovers but especially LGBTQ aficionados. Dubbed the Pine Walk Collection, it’s an archive of more than 200 tapes containing DJ sets from various nightclub events that took place[…]

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