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Found: Love Letters a WWII Soldier Wrote to His Boyfriend
Homosexuality was illegal at the time.
February 21, 2017
The Story Behind Gay Bob, the World's First Out-And-Proud Doll
He debuted in the '70s, to both acclaim and outrage.
January 10, 2017
How One Activist Used Opera and Drag to Change American Politics Forever
Before Harvey Milk, there was José Sarria.
November 22, 2016
The Subversive, Non-Creepy Charm of Mexican Street Clowns
They are ubiquitous.
November 09, 2016
The Lost Lesbian Bars of New Orleans
Bygone centers for activism, secret love, and glittery drag shows are being revived through story.
September 14, 2016
The Macaroni in 'Yankee Doodle' Is Not What You Think
Meet the stylish gender-role rebels of 1770s England.
August 24, 2016
The Incredible Chevalier d'Eon, Who Left France as a Male Spy and Returned as a Christian Woman
Celebrity, scandal, tell-all books, palace intrigue, political protest and more.
July 29, 2016
The Radical Plan to Turn One California Town into a Gay Utopia
In 1970, gay rights activists tried to take over Alpine County.
June 27, 2016
A Guide to Memorials and Vigils for the Orlando Massacre
Around the world, landmarks have turned rainbow.
June 13, 2016
A startlingly progressive LGBT hub offers dancing, HIV testing, art, and more.
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The Rise of the Gay Mafia, a Powerful Cabal That Never Existed
Before the gay agenda there was the homintern.
May 10, 2016
Before Bowie Or Prince, There Was Zeki Müren—Turkey's Gender-Bending Rock Star
As a new project, "Zeki Müren Hotline," shows, Turkey has never forgotten its own "Prince from Outer Space."
May 09, 2016
Crumbling ruins mark the site of a couple's grisly murder in the woods.
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Historic house-museum dedicated to the revolutionary gay graphic artist Tom of Finland.
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In the Early 20th Century, America Was Awash in Incredible Queer Nightlife
Then Prohibition ended, and the closet was born.
April 14, 2016
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The Only LGBT Cemetery Section in the World Was Inspired by J. Edgar Hoover
A section of D.C.'s Congressional Cemetery has become a gathering place for honoring LGBT activists.
March 30, 2016
The Forgotten Secret Language of Gay Men
After a heyday in the '50s and '60s, Polari all but vanished.
March 25, 2016
Places You Can No Longer Go: UpStairs Lounge
An arson at a New Orleans gay bar is one of the worst LGBT mass murders in American history.
March 11, 2016
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