Tag Archives: LGBT History

Latino GLBT History Project set to honor Letitia Gomez

From Washington, D.C.’s METROWEEKLY: The Latino GLBT History Project (LHP), a D.C.-area organization, will honor local activist Letitia Gomez at its second annual Women’s History Month celebration, ”Mujeres en el Movimiento,” Friday. The event, which is specifically focused on honoring … Continue reading

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Today in LGBT History: The Passing of ‘Sexual Pioneer’ Dan Massey

From METROWEEKLY: In some ways an ally, in some ways a member, Dan Massey was inarguably an advocate for the LGBT – and queer – community, as well as a visionary of sexual freedom for all. Massey died of cancer … Continue reading

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Laying the Foundations for An LGBT Museum

It’s time to bring those LGBT artifacts out of the closet. The Washington Post is reporting that there is a movement afoot to have a museum of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender History: Organizers, led by former Smithsonian researcher Tim … Continue reading

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Washington Blade Profiles Gay Parenting

The Washington Blade has published a special section in its October 12 issue on gay parenting. Topics cover portrayals of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) characters in television media; historic milestones in gay parenting; a profile of author Michael Shelton’s new … Continue reading

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LGBT History: LGBT Bio-a-Day

Blogger Joe Jervis of Joe. My. God. points us to a wonderful website where you can view biographies of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) persons. The best part of it all is that the search comes with the below … Continue reading

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Why It Gets Better: Gay as a Mental Illness

Sometimes in order to know why its getting better today, we have to look into our yesterdays: On December 15, 1973, the board of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) announced that it had voted thirteen to zero to remove homosexuality … 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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LGBT History: Gay Showcase in Reading, PA circa 1961

While recounting their neary five decades as a couple, New Jerseyites, Vince Grimm and Will Kratz tell of their storied parties that were drawing huges crowds of gays, and straight admirers. From The Washington Blade: Kratz decided a couple of … Continue reading

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The Importance of Telling Our Stories: HIV/AIDS

Joe Jervis, blogger at Joe. My. God., put up a post last week about an acquantance of his, Ricky, who died from AIDS. What struck me about the post was his description of a visit to Ricky when he was in … Continue reading

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Reflections from the AIDS Quilt Display

I volunteered with the AIDS Quilt display while it was in Washington, DC for 2012. I was stationed to be there to answer any questions people might have about the display. During my time, it gave me the opportunity to … Continue reading

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