Topics :: GLBT history

History: These 10 Folks Were Executed For Being Gay

By Jason Parsley | Sunday Jul 6, 2014
Homosexuality was once considered a normal part of life - especially in ancient Greece. But in modern times gays and lesbians have had it rough.

History: ’Zaps’ Were Stunts to Bring Attention to Gay Rights

By Christiana Lilly | Saturday Jul 5, 2014
With the media largely ignoring the gay community or reporting on it with a negative slant, gay groups worked to get onto the news in various "zaps."

History: A Look Back at Gay Rights’ Biggest Defeats

By Jason Parsley | Friday Jul 4, 2014
In the past few years the LGBT community has seen a string of victories. But sometimes we forget that it took a lot defeats to get to those victories.

Nathan Lane Stars In 1930s Gay Drama ’The Nance’

By David-Elijah Nahmod | Friday Jul 4, 2014
In Douglas Carter Beane’s acclaimed new play Nathan Lane plays Chauncey Miles, who plays a variety of "nance" characters in a low rent burlesque house in late 1930s New York City.

LGBTs Share Home Front Stories from WWII

By Heather Cassell | Saturday Jun 28, 2014
It was a major shift in gender roles and social mores for the U.S., but somehow little is known about life for LGBTs on the home front during World War II.

The Invisibles

By Michael Cox | Sunday Jun 15, 2014
From the "thousand words" each of the pictures in "The Invisibles: Vintage Portraits of Love and Pride" tells us, gay people’s lives seemed pretty good.

Legacy Project Establishes Equality House in Kansas

By Winnie McCroy | Friday May 23, 2014
The Legacy Project opened last month in Kansas, spreading hope and information on the lives of prominent LGBTs.

Pilgrimages: California LGBT Historic Sites

By Joel Martens | Saturday May 17, 2014
Many of us know of the riots at New York’s historic Stonewall Inn, one of the places in which the beginnings of the LGBT movement took shape. Few know however, of other significant locations, like these in California.

Wells Fargo Installs LGBT Mural in Chelsea, Donates to ASOs

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Jan 13, 2014
With their recent donation to GMHC and LGBT history mural in their Chelsea location, Wells Fargo is investing in New York City communities.

LGBT Historic Sites Get Park Service Attention

By Matthew S. Bajko | Saturday Jan 11, 2014
The lack of LGBT historic sites with federal recognition is garnering the attention of National Park Service officials, who are now seeking nominations of sites to be added to the National Register of Historic Places.