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Leo Adams: A Gay Life in Letters, 1928–1952

An exhibit curated by Michael S. Miller based on original research in the archive of a gay man who saved his correspondence.


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Earl Lind (Ralph Werther-Jennie June): The Riddle of the Underworld, 1921

Transgender Memoir of 1921 Found


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An Early Conversation about Gay and Lesbian Archives: From the Pages of The Gay Insurgent, 1978

A conversation between Jim Monahan and Joan Nestle on preserving gay and lesbian history.


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Anthony Gonzales: Subway Sex Idols; New York City, 2008

21 Works by An Emerging Artist.


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William D. Lubart Audio Archive, 1991-2007

Here you can find a listing of audio recordings of CLAGS events from 1991-2007. Contact CLAGS to receive the MP3s of these events.


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"A View From My Window: The Christopher Street Liberation Day March, 1970-1985"

Explore fifteen years of the New York City Pride Parade through Suzanne Poli's exceptional photographs.


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Blog on History

Joan Nestle, co-founder of the Lesbian Herstory Archives offers a series of musings on lesbian history in these pages.


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Campaign for a New York City Transgender Rights Law

Read about the campaign for a transgender rights law in New York City between 2000 and 2002. This exhibit was created by Pauline Park, co-chair and co-founder of the New York Association for Gender Rights Advocacy (NYAGRA).


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Colonial America: The Age of Sodomitical Sin, 1607-1776

Learn about sexual activity and its punishment in the founding era of what became the United States.


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Come Out! Magazine

Look through PDFs of Come Out! magazine, a gay liberation-era publication.


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Coming Out Into Come Out!

Read about the coming out experience of Gay Liberationist Perry Brass.


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Edward Field: 1924-present

Learn about the life of gay poet Edward Field.


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Faith S. Holsaert: "Chosen Girl," 2003

A long short story, set in 1950s Greenwich Village, about the love between two women, one white, one black, as observed by the white woman's daughter.


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GSA at West Windsor Plainsboro High School North

Learn more about this GSA in New Jersey!


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Gender-Crossing Women, 1782-1920

Examine primary documents reprinted from Jonathan Ned Katz's Gay American History about the lives of women who lived as men.


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Groovy Guy Contest

Check out these exhibits about gay male pageants in the 1960s and 1970s: The Groovy Guy Contest in LA and the Mr. David Contest in Florida.


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The Daniel Hurewitz Blog

Happy Birthday Audre Lorde! Audre Lorde would have been 77 on February 18, 2011, and hers is a voice that we would so benefit from hearing these days. Read this and other blogs by historian Daniel Hurwitz


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John D'Emilio: History and Me, 1950-2008

Read John D'Emilio's series of articles for the Windy City Times about Chicago's gay history and his own career as an historian of sexuality.


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Jonathan Ned Katz, Recalling My Play "Coming Out!" June 1972

Read Jonathan's contemporary reflections on his 1972 play.


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La Guardia and Wagner Archives, City Council Collection

Using materials from the La Guardia and Wagner Archives at La Guardia Community College, this exhibit provides a glimpse of events and documents that have helped change New York City laws as they relate to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender communities.


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The Lesbian Herstory Archives Button Collection

This exhibit features a sample of over 50 lesbian political buttons from the Lesbian Herstory Archives' Collection.


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The Lesbian in Literature

This page features a searchable edition of Barbara Grier's bibliography The Lesbian in Literature.


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Lesbians in the Twentieth Century: 1900-1999

Scholar Esther Newton and her graduate students explore the history of lesbian identity from 1900 to 1999 in this exhibit.


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Native Americans/Gay Americans; 1528-1976

Look through this collection of primary documents describing homosexuality among Native Americans.


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New York City Pride Parade, June 1994

Explore these historical photographs by Jonas Kulikauskas from the 1994 NYC Pride Parade.


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Out and Elected in the USA: 1974-2004

Learn about 107 openly gay or lesbian people elected to public office in the U.S. before 2004 in this exhibit, photographed, researched, and written by Ron Schlittler.


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Philadelphia LGBT History Project, 1945-1972

Read transcripts from Marc Stein's oral history interviews with some of Philly's leading gay activists!


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Photography Collection: Gender Bending Women

Explore photographs from the early-twentieth century of women wearing masculine clothing. Photos in this exhibit were submitted by collector Sharon Weinman.


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Polk Street History Project

Check out this exhibit about LGBTQ communities in the Polk Gulch neighborhood of San Francisco, created by 2008 OutHistory.org Fellowship winner Joey Plaster.


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Postcards: Masculine Women, Feminine Men; early-20th c.

These postcards from the collection of Marshall Weeks depict "masculine" women and "sissy boys."


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The Pre-Gay Era in the USA: 1950-1969

C. Todd White’s exhibit describes homosexual rights activists, organizations, and publications in the U.S. before the Stonewall riots.


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Queer Bronzeville

Learn about the development of queer communities in Bronzeville, a neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. This exhibit was created by 2008 OutHistory.org Fellowship winner Tristan Cabello.


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Queer Youth: On Campus and in the Media, 1947-2007

Undergraduate students at Haveford and Bryn Mawr created this exhibit about activism on college and high school campuses as well as queer youth in the media.


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SAGE Community History, October 2009

Explore exhibits created by members of Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) during an OutHistory.org computer course.


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Stonewall Riot Police Reports

Examine newly obtained documents revealing the name of a woman and three men arrested at the Stonewall riots!


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Teaching "Straight" Gay and Lesbian History

Read Professor Nancy Unger's reflections on teaching gay and lesbian history.




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EdR said ...
17:11, 31 December 2009 (EST)
Great! Thanks.
Rcastillo said ...
11:21, 3 February 2011 (EST)
This is an amazing site. Thank you! As a young queer artist looking to make meaningful, progressive art- this is a wonderful site for reference and research. Thank you.


I am an undergrad student about to begin capstone history class, and am interested in Queer Theory, so will be accessing this site for material. Thank you for providing this resource!



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