A transcript of a 2015 interview with the author of The Joy of Gay Sex (1977), with comments about the struggle to change the classification of homosexuality as a mental illness in the 1970s. Originally published by OutHistory in 2023.
A 2023 interview about the documentary film-in-progress Do You Know Jonathan Ned Katz?, which focuses on OutHistory's founder.
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…
A chronology of references to same-sex desire and sexual activity in the life of Walt Whitman and in the works of Whitman's biographers and critics. This timeline is a collaborative work-in-progress. Some of the language used and concepts…
OutHistory presents the proceedings of the November 25, 1973 Gay Academic Union Conference, with a new introduction by John D'Emilio, who was also a GAU founder. "The Universities and the Gay Experience," this 105-page document,…
Remembering the first pride march in New York City. First published on OutHistory in 2019. Updated in 2023.
The original charter for the Society for Human Rights in Chicago, Illinois, with information about its founder, Henry Gerber, republished from Jonathan Ned Katz, Gay American History (1976).
Two 1995 letters to the editor by OutHistory founder Jonathan Ned Katz.
Links for exhibits on Alexander Hamilton/John Laurens and Moreau de Saint Méry, along with profiles of Frederick von Steuben and Deborah Sampson, published originally on OutHistory in 2020.
An essay by historian John D'Emilio "On Teaching Religion and Homosexuality in the U.S.," and six chronologies on religion and homosexuality in the United States. First published on OutHistory in 2014.
A collection of links to OutHistory projects and other materials on LGBT history in higher education, along with a timeline on Columbia University and a bibliography of sources. First published on OutHistory in 2021.
A series of poems written by OutHistory's founder over many years. Published originally in 2023.
From the "revised" edition of Gay American History (Meridian/New American Library, a division of Penguin Books, 1992). The only revision was this new preface, written in 1991.
An introduction, by his long-time partner, to the life and work of a gay writer who specialized in "soft-porn." Born in Visalia, California, raised in Exeter, California, and a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Derrick…
Forced by the coronavirus pandemic to vacate the safe-house she occupied with her husband, Bob, Carol Joyce moved with him and a beloved cousin, Isabel Soffer, to Soffer’s country home. There, Carol, who had withdrawn in old age into herself, was…
This exhibit features notes from an anonymous OutHistory contributor about a Civil War officer and biographer of U.S. President Ulysses Grant.
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.
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…
A resumé and overview of the works of OutHistory's founder, an independent scholar, self-taught historian and visual artist.