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Queer People Rioted in 1959, a Decade Before Stonewall, at L.A.’s Cooper’s Do-Nuts

While many of us think of Stonewall as the first major fight for LGBTQ rights, there were predecessors, like the Cooper’s Do-Nuts Riot 10 years before

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Sex
Here’s What I Learned After Being Slut-Shamed at a Gay Bar

We see a lot of slut-shaming coming from the straight world, so shouldn’t the dynamic be different in our glitter and lube-infused world?

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History
Radical Faeries Have Been Pushing Queer Boundaries for More Than 40 Years

While now it’s mostly just an aesthetic, the radical faeries started out as a counter-cultural community — and changed the world for the better

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History
The Police, Disguised as Patrons, Attacked Queer People at the Black Cat Tavern

Two years before the Stonewall Riots, this 1967 raid and the protests that followed helped kickoff the modern LGBTQ equality movement

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