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Celebrating Harry Hay on the 100th Anniversary of his birth.
<h4>[[Harry Hay: Founding the Mattachine Society, 1948-1953]]</h4>
<h4>[[Harry Hay: The House Un-American Committee, 1955]]</h4>
<h4>[[Photos of Harry Hay at Jonathan Ned Katz's: early 1983]]</h4>
<h4>[[Jim Steakley: Harry Hay, 1982]]</h4>

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CLAGS: Radically Gay, The Life & Visionary Legacy of Harry Hay, September 27-30, 2012

Celebrating Harry Hay on the 100th Anniversary of his birth.

Harry Hay: Founding the Mattachine Society, 1948-1953

Harry Hay: The House Un-American Committee, 1955

Photos of Harry Hay at Jonathan Ned Katz's: early 1983

Jim Steakley: Harry Hay, 1982

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LGBT Identities, Communities, and Resistance in North Carolina, 1945-2012

Outhistory is grateful to 33 students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and their teacher David Palmer, for creating this multi-part entry on a state underrepresented in LGBT scholarship.

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Press Release: Frank Millet, Archie Butt, and the Titanic at 100

Stories of two men who died on the Titanic. See also: Marie Grice Young and Ella Holmes White: Same-Sex Intimacy on the Titanic, 1912


Winners and All the Entries in OutHistory's Local Histories Contest

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Visualizing the Man-Monster: 1836

Historians Jonathan Ned Katz and Tavia Nyong’o present "Visualizing the Man-Monster," an original on-line exhibit created for the debut of Pop-Up Soho, a production of the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History.


Rob Frydlewicz: Vatican Scapegoats Gay Seminarians, November 29, 2005

OutHistory initiates a blog, the personal take of Rob Frydlewicz on people and events in the past as seen through one man's rose-hued lenses. Who is Rob? See: Rob Frydlewicz: History Through My Pink-Colored Glasses: Main Page


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From September 2011 on OutHistory is being directed by historians John D'Emilio and Jennifer Brier at the University of Illinois, Chicago, in consultation with Jonathan Ned Katz, and in cooperation with the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York Graduate Center, and other interested advisors.

In its first four years, OutHistory was produced by the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies directed, first, by Paisley Currah, then by Sarah Chinn, and most recently by James Wilson.

During its four founding years OutHistory was supported by a generous grant from the Arcus Foundation which ended December 31, 2010. Contributions from individuals are also welcome and a new donation page is being created.

OutHistory was awarded the 2010 Allan Berube Prize in Public History by the Committee on LGBT History of the American Historical Association.

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John D'Emilio and Jennifer Brier at the University of Illinois, Chicago, in collaboration with Jonathan Ned Katz.


Catherine Jacquet is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She researches the politics of sexual violence in the mid-20th century United States.

Jason Stodolka is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His work focuses on queer identity and social movement organizations.

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