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Henry Gerber and Manuel Boyfrank: c. 1935-c.1957

A group of approximately two hundred letters exchanged between Gerber and Manuel Boyfrank (about 30 percent by Gerber, c. 1935-c. 1957) is in the collection of Jim Kepner (Kepner to J.K., March 11, 1974). The correspondence contains references to the 1924 Chicago organizing attempt, to articles Gerber published under pseudonyms, to four books written by Gerber, to plans for a new homosexual emancipation organization.

Edward Perry Warren: Between 1927 and 1930, an American art connoisseur and ex-patriot, Edward Perry Warren, published in London, under the pseudonym Arthur Lyon Raile, his three volume Defense of Uranian Love (London: Cayme Press, 1928, 1930), described by Timothy d'Arch Smith as "a sixty-thousand word apologia for an acceptance of the preeminence of the Hellenic paederastic philosophies." Warren, says Smith, was an anglophile, who lived almost his entire life in England, and who spoke "zealously for the revival of !he Greek paederastic ideal which he found embodied in the classical art works he collected." Warren's Itamos: A Volume of Poems, first published in 1903, is said to present the Greek pederastic ideal with "great fervor," celebrating their author's "own very real friendships, loves, and quarrels." In 1884, at Oxford, Warren had met John Marshall, the "soulmate" with whom he lived until Marshall's death in 1928. Warren's novel of Oxford life. A Tale of Pausanian Love (London: Cayme, 1927) is said to present a "trenchant argument in favor of Uranian" relationships (Timothy d’Arch Smith, Love in Earnest; Some Notes on the Lives and Writings of English 'Uranian' Poets from 1889 to 1930 [London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1970], p. 2, 114-17, 148, 253, 267-68).</ref>


Jonathan's notes on phone talk with John D, September 20, 2011

1. Planned to make notes on last phone conversation but did not get around to it. I still plan to look back at my notes and add them here.

2. Met with Hugh Ryan, who initiated the Pop Up Museum of Queer History. See their website and the entry on OutHistory.

They were very successful in getting responses from artists interested in using history as inspiration for art works.

I offered my house as a future meeting place for NY based artists interested in talking further. And Hugh wants to do more Pop Ups.

3. Talked with Mark Dilley. I said I'd explore and survey all the time related functions of Wikipedia

4. Our main problem is how to let users know what content is on OutHistory. We need a better table of contents and or index.

5. Guerilla Queen as an example of a wonderful community created entry.

6. local history: we could do more with as a way of stimulating user interest in OutHistory. California, in particularbecause of the bill to teach gay history in the CA scholls.

7. redesign, has a visual element, a functional, and a structural.

8. MIT Media Lab -- when we are ready, approach such a place and ask if anyone there is interested in giving technical help. Start with a prestigious place like this.

9. Jonathan and others should study other history sites for successes and problems.

10. tags, categories: these help make content accessible in searches. Coding entries is another way (see Mark Dilley's work at: _____________________

11. CA bill on teaching lgbt history in schools. Is there some way that OutHistory can respond that would not be redundant with the work of others? A chronology of all that's known about CA LGBT history? Or can we work with the Historical Society on a project like this?

12. netwoking as part of redesign. It would be great if users of OutHistory could network with each other about mutual research interests.

13. How to increase community participation; ask for memoir of historical events.

14. I'm from Driftwood as example. Asks for coming out stories. Getting lots of responses.

TO DO: JUNE 2, 2011


Create a new page. Tell users how, .

Pines developer name? Andrew Kirtsman. SENT EMAIL


Auer, Jeff. Entries. Publicize when ready.

Gruener, Claude. Go over entries. Make final edits. Publicize.

Hurewitz, Daniel. Change his blogs to internal OutHistory pages.

Legal History Project with Harvard. See: A chronological, annotated timeline of all the 19th century cases that mention "buggery," "crime against nature," or "sodomy" appear with the case citations on at:

Timeline: Published U.S. State Appeals Case Reports, 1800-1899

Worth, Peter. Get someone to put all the stuff together.


Jonathan Ned Katz: Test page, 1947

for bio see: Jonathan Ned Katz: 1938-present

Add Weeks, Trumbach, Faderman to Social-Historical Construction of Sexuality entry.

Annotated list of 105 published case reports including the terms terms "crime against nature", "buggery", and "sodomy". These are cases appealed to and decided during the nineteenth century by the high courts of twenty-five American states (or districts or territories), or by federal courts, and sumarized in brief, published reports. The cases are listedhere alphabetically by name of case. Retrieved via LEXIS and Westlaw searches which, in numbers of instances, provide different dates for the cases listed.[1]

Research Request is initiating a nationwide effort by researchers to retrieve and publish on this site the original legal records of the cases sited. In two cases has established that such records exist (see Davis v. State and State v. Campbell). In the case of early, handwritten records, transcriptions will be valuable. Please inform if you volunteer to retrieve any of these original legal records so that others do not duplicate your efforts. When known, state names have been added at the end of each entry to facilitate searchers.

November ?, 2010 Contact: Jonathan Ned Katz Co-Director,

See also: Timeline: Published U.S. State Appeals Case Reports, 1800-1899

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Earl Lind (Ralph Werther-Jennie June): The Riddle of the Underworld, 1921

Transgender Memoir of 1921 Found

LIND His extravagant "feminine" role-playing was based upon an acceptance and extreme exaggeration of the most traditional concept of "femininity." What Kate Millett has said of the homosexual characters of Jean Genet may be applied to Earl Lind: "Because of the perfection with which they ape the 'masculine' and 'feminine' of heterosexual society, [Genet's] homosexual characters represent the best contemporary insight into its constitution and beliefs."

Millett adds: Genet's homosexuals "have unerringly penetrated to the essence of what heterosexual society imagines to be the character of 'masculine' and 'feminine,' and which it mistakes for the nature of male and female, thereby preserving the traditional relation of the sexes."[2]


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ACT UP Oral History Project Cable Access Show

Begins Friday, December 26th 1 AM (that’s late Thursday night)

And airs Every Friday @ 1 AM through March 20, 2009

With a grant from Manhattan Neighborhood Network, the ACT UP Oral History Project has created a 9-part cable access series. Edited by James Wentzy and Jim Hubbard. The series includes programs on “Changing the CDC Definition of AIDS” and “ACT UP’s Greatest Achievements.”

The ACT UP Oral History Project has been documenting the history of AIDS Activism by conducting long-format interviews of members of ACT UP. We’ve done 103 interviews so far. We are creating a vital and complex portrait of a diverse community of people who came to believe that self-empowerment, social change and direct political action could provide solutions to the AIDS crisis and investigating the history of a movement that chose civic engagement over palliative solutions and which has served as a model for increased participation in public affairs for marginalized groups in the New York City and around the world.

For more information on the project go to

-- Jim Hubbard 301 Cathedral Parkway, #15A New York, NY 10026 USA +1-212-865-1499 (phone/fax) 646-245-6570 (cell) <comments />

  1. Reproduced from Jonathan Ned Katz, Love Stories: Sex Between Men Before Homosexuality (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005), Chapter 5, "Abominable and Detestable Crimes," pages 402-406. See also 390, 391, 402-406.
  2. Kate Millett, Sexual Politics (N.Y.:A von Books, Equinox Edition, 1971) p .17.
  3. Vita Sackville-West's diary of 1920-21 records both her cross-dressing and her Lesbian relations with Violet Trefusis and others-readily lending itself to a feminist interpretation (Nigel Nicholson, Portrait of a Marriage [N.Y.: Bantam, 1973], p. II, 107-08, III, 114-16, 121, 141, 154, 164-65, 177). A scrapbook, apparently kept by a Lesbian in the 19205 and 1930s, is in the collection of the Institute for Sex Research, Bloomington, Ind. It includes numbers of newspaper clippings concerning women wearing pants and reported episodes of transvestism.