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In November 2019 I purchased a collection of cards and photographs dating from the 1920s. The cache included fourteen items concerning a performer named Gene Pearson, who was a professional female impersonator and singer. This paper will discuss…
Charter for homosexual rights organization founded in Chicago by Henry Gerber on December 10, 1924
The growth of gossip magazines and tabloids during the first half of the twentieth century was partially fueled by the industry's embrace of sensational topics such as murder, violence, crime, and corruption. But no subject seemed to attract…
“No Red-Baiting! No Race-Baiting! No Queen-Baiting!” is a 90-minute illustrated talk narrated by the late Allan Bérubé on the Marine Cooks and Stewards Union. The talk tells the surprising and inspiring story of how ship stewards and other workers…
OutHistory is pleased to publish an original essay by historian Douglas M. Charles discussing the research for his book Hoover’s War on Gays: Exposing the FBI’s “Sex Deviates” Program, published September 18, 2015 by the University Press of Kansas.
An exploration of the brief but significant life of educator Juliette Derricotte
An examination of the often overlooked queer history of Newark, New Jersey - a history that is "tragic at times, but also bold, defiant, and resistant."
A brief exhibit on the life of Sara Josephine Baker, a pioneering figure in the history of public health
Profiles of LGBT social justice activists with artifacts from the collection of Richard Wilson.