Gay History: Activism and LGBT Rights News

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Gay history is all around us. You just have to know where to look. The LGBTQ community has faced its fair share of struggles throughout history. From the infamous Stonewall incident of 1969 to the ongoing persecution of gay men and women around the world, there are so many aspects of our history that often go unnoticed. As we try to forge a brighter future for everyone in the LGBTQ community, we can learn from the events of our past. LGBTQ history is about more than just overcoming adversity; it’s about cherishing and remembering all of the ways the LGBTQ community has influenced society as a whole over the years. We are proud to pay tribute to the LGBTQ movers and shakers who have turned pop culture and gay history on its head. From centuries past to the latest in today's headlines, celebrate gay history with a nod to those that dare to dream.
History
Let’s Explore the Story of Biblical Namesake King James I and His Lifelong Gay Lover

Though King James I was responsible for one of the most famous translations of the Bible, he also had a life-long relationship with a man, George Villiers

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Culture
The Sad But True Story of San Domino, Fascist Italy’s Island for ‘Immoral’ Gay Men

San Domingo was Mussolini’s gay island where he deported ‘immoral’ queer men during Italy’s fascist heyday before World War II, and few folks know about it

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History
Buggery, Sodomy and Cross-Dressing, Oh My: A Timeline of Gay Criminalization in America

The history of gay criminalization in the United States — mostly in the form of anti-sodomy laws — is a complex one, but let’s break it all down

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History
Are These Communist Propaganda Posters or a Gay Couple’s Vacation Pics?

These homoerotic Chinese-Soviet propaganda posters look more like a gay couple’s vacation pics

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