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by the LGBTQ Community

Liberating the LGBTQ Past to Understand the Present & Inspire the Future

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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.


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Rob Frydlewicz: Governor McGreevey Makes a Surprising Announcement, August 12, 2004

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


Winners: Since Stonewall Local Histories Contest

View the winners and all the entries in the contest sponsored by to research and write the local history of your village, town, city, county, or state since Stonewall in 1969.



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The Daniel Hurewitz Blog

Happy Birthday Audre Lorde! Audre Lorde would have been 77 on February 18, 2011, and hers is a voice that we would so benefit from hearing these days. Read this and other blogs by historian Daniel Hurwitz Fighting Against Forgetting! is a freely accessible, community created, non-profit website on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and, yes, heterosexual history produced by the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York Graduate Center, directed by Sarah Chinn. In its first four years it was supported by a generous grant from the Arcus Foundation (ending December 31, 2010), and contributions from individuals. OutHistory was awarded the 2010 Allan Berube Prize in Public History by the Committee on LGBT History of the American Historical Association. Staff
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Founder, Co-Director: Jonathan Ned Katz, Independent Scholar and Author: (
Co-Director: Daniel Hurewitz, Assistant Professor, Hunter College, NYC:
Co-Director: Karen Miller, Associate Professor of Urban Studies and History, LaGuardia Community College:

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