Topics :: Gay History Month

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Fighting with Fruit: Anita Bryant's Long-Lasting Legacy

By Christiana Lilly | Oct 14
A banana cream pie was a part of one of the most iconic moments in the gay liberation movement.

LGBT History Month: Fall of 1977 Part of Seminal Period in LGBT History

By Matthew S. Bajko | Oct 8
"You can't overstate enough how important 1977 was, from in the spring when we knew we were under attack by Anita Bryant, all the way into 1978," said oral historian Glenne McElhinney.

LGBT History Month: 'Straight to Hell' with Boyd McDonald

By Jesse Monteagudo | Oct 29
Boyd McDonald (1925-1993) was an eccentric recluse who changed gay life and gay literature with his collections of "true homosexual experiences."

From 'Beach' to Memorial: Castro Site Evolves Over Decades

By Seth Hemmelgarn | Oct 23
The corner of 18th and Castro streets - arguably the center of the gay universe - was known in the 1970s and 1980s as a sunny social spot for gay men who had escaped to San Francisco from other parts of the country.

LGBT History Month :: Josephine Baker and Terrance McNally

Oct 17
This week, we honor Josephine Baker, an African American entertainer who found fame in France. We also honor American Playwright Terrance McNally, who has written extensively about LGBT issues and has won top awards.

Previous to Stonewall: Early Actions in the LGBT Equality Fight

By Jeff Taylor | Oct 10
The following are just some of the sit-ins, protests and spontaneous acts of rebellion the happened before Stonewall and also stand as key moments where activists stood up and said enough is enough.

LGBT History Month :: Ellen Page and James Obergefell

Oct 9
We are kicking off the celebration by honoring actress and activist Ellen Page as well as marriage equality hero James Obergefell whose court case made it to the Supreme Court and paved the way for nationwide marriage equality.

LGBT History Month: The Johns Committee - State Sanctioned Homophobia

By Christiana Lilly | Oct 8
The country was in the midst of the Red Scare, and the committee was out to find civil rights activists and integrationists. Soon, however, the committee decided to go after a target that wasn't so strongly represented: LGBT people.

Black History Month Profiles: Alvin Ailey and Nell Carter

By Mike Halterman | Feb 7
Black History Month is observed every February to commemorate the important people and momentous events in African-American history. This week we profile Alvin Ailey and Nell Carter.

LGBT History Month Profiles: Edith Windsor and Dusty Springfield

By Mike Halterman | Oct 24
Each week throughout the month of October, we will be profiling two people from the Equality Forum LGBT History Month icons list. This week: Marriage equality pioneer Edie Windsor and rocker Dusty Springfield.

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