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    Looking Out of the Frame: Camelot’s Gay Court

    President John F. Kennedy was famous for his vivid, and some might say almost compulsive, heterosexuality. But straight men can have a gay side, and JFK’s life was filled with prominent gay men.

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    Challenging Gender Boundaries: A Trans Biography Project

    A collection of biographies written by the students in Dr. Catherine Jacquet's trans*, gender non-conforming, and intersex history class

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    Rainbow Richmond: LGBTQ History of Richmond, VA

    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 is dedicated to all those who challenged the norms of society, who lived free and honest lives,…

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    Lesbians in the Twentieth Century, 1900-1999

    "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. Their…

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    Native Americans / Gay Americans 1528-1976

    These documents on male and female homosexuality among American Indians present years of testimony from a wide variety of observers: military men, missionaries, explorers, trappers, traders, settlers, and later, medical doctors, anthropologists, and…

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    Queer Bronzeville

    The history of African American gays and lesbians on Chicago's South Side.

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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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    Edward Field

    Edward Field's autobiographical entries about life, love, and his escapades around the world. This is a is a considerably revised version of Field's entry in 'Contemporary Authors, Autobiography Series' Volume 27 (published in…

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    Photographs: Gender Bending Women, early-20th c.

    A collection of photographs of women in masculine clothing from the early twentieth century.