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.
SOURCE: The Conversation
The history of ‘coming out,’ from secret gay code to popular political protest
by Abigail C. Saguy
In my new book, “Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are,” I explore the history of this term, from the earliest days of the gay rights movement, to today, when it has been adopted by other movements.
SOURCE: Nursing Clio
“Keepers of the Light”: A Musical History of the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus
by Bridget Keown
Music forms a critical part of every documented human culture, providing a functional and emotional form of communication.
Queer Like Pete
by Jim Downs
Buttigieg is getting slammed for being a type of gay man America doesn’t understand.
SOURCE: The Orange County Register
Eric Gonzaba Uses T-shirts, address books to explore LGBTQ history
by Susan Gill Vardon
Dr. Gonzaba is excited about finding ways to involve his students in a project he has been working on since 2014 — Wearing Gay History, an award-winning digital mapping project that explores the global history of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through T-shirts.
SOURCE: From the Square
Stonewall and Queens
by Marc Stein
The overlooked importance of Queens, New York in LGBT history.
SOURCE: New Yorker
James Polchin's "Indecent Advances" Reviewed: The Theory That Justified Anti-Gay Crime
by Caleb Crain
Fifty years after Stonewall, the gay-panic defense seems absurd. But, for decades, it had the power of law.
SOURCE: NBC News
Would Buttigieg be the first gay president? Maybe not.
“I would imagine we’ve probably had excellent presidents who were gay, we just didn’t know which ones,” Pete Buttigieg told Axios. Historians weigh in.
SOURCE: U.S. News
ABCs of LGBTQ History Mandated for More U.S. Public Schools
On Thursday, Colorado lawmakers voted to mandate LGBTQ curriculum for K-12 public school students.
SOURCE: Politico Magazine
The Dark History of Anti-Gay Innuendo
by James Kirchick
The accusation that Lindsay Graham is susceptible to blackmail is historically groundless, predicated upon the same flawed assumption most people held about gays at the height of the Cold War: that they would commit treason in order to avoid being outed.
SOURCE: NY Times
The Gay History of America’s Classic Children’s Books
From “Frog and Toad” to “Where the Wild Things Are,” many of the most enduring 20th-century titles share a secret language of queer compassion.
Video of the Week: Richard Nixon discusses homosexuality
In a clip from the 1970s, Richard Nixon is heard complaining that the sitcom "All in the Family" glorifies homosexuality.
Illinois Senate plan would include LGBT history in schools
Illinois senators advanced a plan requiring public schools to teach a unit on the role and societal contributions of gays, lesbians and other LGBT individuals.
News Flash: History Is Not Just for Straight People
by Hugh Ryan
"Without queer history, we cannot truly understand history, full stop."
Should History Textbooks ‘Out’ LGBT Figures?
California’s inclusive curriculum raises questions on the ethics of teaching about sexual orientation.
SOURCE: Fox News
How LGBT history is being taught in California schools
Fox News says it's controversial to speculate about the sexual preference of famous Americans from the past.
Victims of Canada’s ‘Gay Purge’ to Get Apology from Trudeau
The apology, which will take place next Tuesday in the House of Commons, is another step in a review the prime minister began last year into how to acknowledge the harm bought by what is sometimes called the “gay purge.”
Yes, Gay Soldiers Were Stigmatized in Britain during the World Wars, but that’s Not the Whole Story
by Stephen Bourne
A writer explains what he discovered when he dove into the research of gay men in the two World Wars.
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