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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…
An exhibit focusing on the strains of activism that dominated the LGBT political scene in New York City and across the country from 1969 to 1973.
This exhibit describes post-Stonewall gay activism at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon and events that motivated the formation of the first officially recognized gay student group at OSU in 1976.
A project produced by thirty-three students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in partial fulfillment of their requirements for the advanced undergraduate seminar U.S. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Histories. The project was…
Richmond is an old place, at least in American terms. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have always been a part of its history. This exhibit, published originally on OutHistory in 2013, is dedicated to all those who challenged the norms…
Man-i-fest follows the letters of Lou Sullivan to David, highlighting the topics and mentors that shaped the FTM community in San Francisco from 1976 to 2009. The central items in the exhibit appeared in Gateway: the newsletter of Golden Gate…
An exhibit about the University of Nebrasks, Lincoln, and Lincoln, Nebraska, compiled from organizational minutes and files, personal communications, and media articles. Some of the online research of the Daily Nebraskan archives was conducted by…
FIERCE is a membership-based organization building the leadership and power of LGBTQ youth of color in New York City. Text by FIERCE, compiled by Andre Banks, Thomas J. Lax and Ellen Vaz. Photographs courtesy of FIERCE © 2010. All Rights Reserved.
An exhibit on the post-Stonewall LGBT history of Houston, Texas.
An overview of the history of a lesbian parenting advocacy group founded in Seattle. Published originally on OutHistory in 2013.
A series of articles by John D'Emilio written for the Windy City Times about Chicago's gay history and his own career as an historian of sexuality. Published on OutHistory February 5, 2013.
A collection of items about a gay liberation play, including 2013 reflections by the author (OutHistory's founder), reviews, and excerpts.
"Lesbians in the Twentieth Century" was created by Professor Esther Newton and the graduate and undergraduate students in the seminar on "Lesbian History" that she taught in fall of 2006 at the University of Michigan. Newton and…
The Mr./Miss David contest was founded in 1971-1972 in Jacksonville, FL. First published on OutHistory in 2012.
Brief history (with many pictures) of a gay pageant that ran from 1968 to 1991 in Los Angeles.
This exhibit presents digital copies of Come Out!, the newspaper of New York City's Gay Liberation Front.
A conversation between Jim Monahan and Joan Nestle on preserving gay and lesbian history.
Gay activist Perry Brass tells of his work with the Gay Liberation Front in New York City in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including his story of coming out of the closet publicly through the GLF's newspaper Come Out!.