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Writing about queer bars and drag culture in the 1972 classic Mother Camp, Esther Newton observed that queer communities had “an economics but no economy.” In this exhibit, Jeffrey Escoffier and Christopher Mitchell address the economics of gay bars…
Esther Eng made a name for herself as the world's first female Chinese-American filmmaker, a successful restaurateur, and—rejecting social expectations—a woman who felt little need to hide her romantic and sexual relationships with other women.
OutHistory presents 92 pages of previously unpublished documents on the hunt for homosexuals, sex “deviates,” and “perverts,” 1955-1965, by the President and deans of Mississippi Southern College (now the University of Southern Mississippi),…
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.
OutHistory presents an important original essay by Elly Bulkin about Jo Sinclair, pen name of Ruth Seid (1913-1995), a working-class Jewish lesbian writer. Sinclair's positive portrayal of 1940s lesbians, norm-breaking teens (mostly female),…
A senior honor thesis, Children of the Brain: The Life, Theory, & Activism of Harry Hay, 1953-1964 written for the New York University Department of History.
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.