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LGBT History: Washington D.C. Gay Magazine Celebrates 20 Years

METROWEEKLY, Washington, D.C.’s gay news magazine, celebrates 20 years of publication this week. Editor-in-Chief, Randy Shulman takes us back to the early days in an opening retrospective: It seems just like yesterday. Running around frantically in my tiny apartment at … Continue reading

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Today in LGBT History: Mystery Drag Ball circa 1960s Kansas City

Do you know these gals at left? If so, you may hold a key to an important part of drag culture history. As reported by queerty.com and New York Magazine’s ‘The Cut’, artist Robert Heishman was rummaging around a Kasnas … Continue reading

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Today In LGBT History: A Memoir of the Early Days of the AIDS Crisis

Though a very engaging book trailer for Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS and Survival, author Sean Strub gives us a glimpse into a history that needs to be remembered. The first few minutes of the video are … Continue reading

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Webinar Hopes to Help LGBT Community to Preserve Its History

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) life has often been a life lead in the shadows. It was not until recently that people felt more comfortable coming out and living proudly. Because of this, a lot of LGBT history and … Continue reading

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Today in LGBT History: Major! New Doc Film About Stonewall Transgender Activist

The Huffington Post reports that filmmakers Annalise Ophelian And StormMiguel Florez are working on a documentary about Miss Major, a transgender activist who was one of the original Stonewall Inn rebels: The Huffington Post: As an iconic figure within the … Continue reading

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Today in LGBT History: Activist Gloria Johnson Dies at 76

For every Harvey Milk or Dan Savage there are thousands of others who have worked with less fame, but no less importance. Gloria Johnson was one of those people. From U~T Sandiego: Born in Los Angeles on Aug. 26, 1937, … Continue reading

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LGBT History: Philly Names Street After Gay Rights Pioneer

From The Washington Blade: PHILADELPHIA — An LGBT rights pioneer will be honored in her hometown when Philadelphia dedicates Barbara Gittings Way on Oct. 1, in the heart of the gay neighborhood at the intersection of Locust and 13th Streets. … Continue reading

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