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This online resource is a research supplement to Marc Stein, The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History (New York: New York University Press, 2019). It provides references for primary documents related to the materials reprinted in The Stonewall…
This timeline is a collaborative work-in-progress that has had many contributors over a long period of time. Some of the language used and concepts referenced, influenced by colonialism, imperialism, racism, sexism, and anti-LGBTQ+ beliefs and…
An exhibit that describes the work done to identify the author of groundbreaking memoirs from the early 1900s. Originally published on OutHistory in 2022.
The 1976 controversy over the Marlin Beach, a beachfront hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, that openly sought a gay clientele, demonstrates the social, political and media dynamics that shaped the emergence of that community. Published originally on…
The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League did everything it could to keep lesbians off the diamond. Seventy-five years later, its gay stars finally opened up. OutHistory excerpt, along with related links, published on April 23, 2020.
An essay by a queer labor historian.
Pride month opens in 2020 at a moment of crisis for the USA and for its unions.
A historian recalls the life of an early lesbian activist. First published on OutHistory in 2020.
The Miss Gay Atlanta contest was first held on Halloween 1970 at Chuck's Rathskeller. It moved in 1972 to the Sweet Gum Head. In 1975 the event had become such an institution that it was moved to June, when it has been held ever since. First…
Michelle, also known as Mike Michelle, was a popular and well known drag performer during the late 1960s and early 1970s in San Francisco. First published on OutHistory in 2022.
Excerpted from Memories of the Revolution: The First Ten Years of the WOW Cafe Theatre, co-edited by Holly Hughes, Jill S. Dolan, and Carmelita Tropicana (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2016).
Adapted from an essay about Henry Melville's novel in The Village Voice Literary Supplement, April 1982, pages 10-12. Copyright Jonathan Ned Katz. First published on OutHistory in 2020.
First published on OutHistory in 2020.
This exhibit is adapted from Staley, Kathryn. “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Life at Appalachian State University.” Master’s Thesis, Appalachian State University, 2009.
An introduction to more than 600 LGBT direct action demonstrations and protests in the United States from 1965 to 1973, with an overview report, annotations, bibliographic references, and tags. Published originally by OutHistory and Queer Pasts in…
In 1976, Jonathan Ned Katz published Gay American History: Lesbians and Gay Men in the U.S.A., the first comprehensive book of documents on U.S. homosexual history, drawing on primary sources ranging from 1566 to 1972. In 1977, on a publicity tour…
An introduction to a 300-person gay cruise, organized by the Islanders Club of New York, that set sail from Fort Lauderdale in 1974. Published originally by OutHistory in 2020.
This feature presents the following six sections: Eve Adams Chronology; Eve Adams Corrections; Eve Adams Documents; Eve Adams Pictures; Eve Adams Research Suggestions; Eve Adams Teaching Topics and Materials
See also: The Standard Model of the Social-Historical Universe, by Jonathan Ned Katz
Anne Balay, professor, trucker, and union organizer, meditates on Matt Brim's Poor Queer Studies in an original OutHistory feature.