SOURCE: AHA Committee on LGBTQ History
AHA's Committee on LGBT History Announces Hardship Grants
In an effort to address member needs, we are announcing 10 CLGBTH Hardship Grants of $200 each to members of the Committee. First-come first-served, no questions asked.
SOURCE: The Baffler
Assimilationists of a Feather
by Elliot Friar and Travis LaCouter
If the history of gay liberation has taught us anything, it’s that assimilationism is one hell of a drug.
SOURCE: Smithsonian Mag
This Interactive Map Visualizes the Queer Geography of 20th-Century America
by Meilan Solly
A new public history initiative spearheaded by historians Eric Gonzaba and Amanda Regan is poised to bring a series of guidebooks for gay travelers into the digital age, drawing on more than 30,000 listings compiled between 1965 and 1980 to visualize queer spaces’ evolution over time.
SOURCE: Washington Post
The Historic LGBTQ Trump Appointment that got Overshadowed
by James Kirchick
While Trump’s appointment of Grenell can be criticized on other grounds, the appointment of an openly gay man to head an institution once closed to gays and lesbians is a milestone.
The Seen and the Unseen: Queer Lives 1914-1945
by T. Frohock
Records generally show us the experiences of either the most privileged members of a society, who often escaped prosecution unharmed, or the most underprivileged, who suffered from laws designed to criminalize their behavior.
The Beginning of the HIV/AIDS Epidemic – and One Doctor's Search for a Cure
by Seema Yasmin
It was unparalleled, this confluence of public health, politics, clinical medicine, and public anxiety. The unknown disease was spreading faster than imagined. Humanity had never seen anything like it.
Jane Addams and Lillian Wald: Imagining Social Justice from the Outside
by Michael Bronski
Addams and Wald were women who loved other women and that these relationships – as well as the female friendship networks in which they were involved – were profoundly instrumental to their vision of social justice that changed America.
Historian Hugh Ryan's New Book Documents the Queer History of Brooklyn
by Hugh Ryan
From a gay Nazi spy sex scandal to its WWII antifascist queer intelligentsia scene, a new book reveals that Brooklyn has always been a surprisingly queer haven.
Is This How We're Going to Learn Queer History in the Future?
by Sarah Prager
No. It's how we're learning it now.
AHA Amicus Brief Ignores Radical Queer History
by Steven Maynard
The perspective on the history and politics of same-sex marriage crystallized in the AHA amicus brief both reflects and helps to reproduce a much broader and worrying process: the narrowing of the queer political field to variants of liberalism such that a left critique becomes increasingly difficult to voice.
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