Just a Bunch of Friends Who Changed LGBT History

Just a Bunch of Friends Who Changed LGBT History


Reverend Troy Perry, Phillip Ray De Blieck, Diane Olson, and Robin Tyler have been agitating for change for half a century.

17 Badass Historical LGBT Women Who Gave Absolutely No Fucks

17 Badass Historical LGBT Women Who Gave Absolutely No Fucks


Everyone should know about 1930s drag king Gladys Bentley. *Swoons*..

Coming Out and Showing Up: An Invite to LGBT History Month

Coming Out and Showing Up: An Invite to LGBT History Month


Coming out and showing up Eleanor Broadbent talks about what flying the rainbow flag for LGBQT History month means. Eleanor works in Equality and Diversity for St Anne’s Community Services. She is also a representative of Leeds City Council’s LGB&T* Community Hub. Every February, we are invited to make ourselves visible as…

City steps in to save SoMa’s Stud bar

City steps in to save SoMa’s Stud bar


Rent hike almost sank 50-year-old LGBT haven this year, so city offers landlord some incentive to lay off.

Developers say secret tunnels under San Francisco gay bars are a myth

Developers say secret tunnels under San Francisco gay bars are a myth


Property under development in San Francisco's Tenderloin District has become the subject of heated debate between LGBT historians and developers.

Red, White, and Rainbow: The National Park Service’s LGBTQ Theme Study

Red, White, and Rainbow: The National Park Service’s LGBTQ Theme Study


On October 11, 2016, National Coming Out Day, the National Park Service (NPS) announced the release of LGBTQ America: A Theme Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer History, a 32-chapter, 1,200-page work designed to provide a broad...

A Celebratory      Week for   LGBT     Kansas    Citians

A Celebratory Week for LGBT Kansas Citians


At a significant spot in LGBT history – the northeast corner of Barney Allis Plaza, near 12th and Wyandotte Streets in downtown Kansas City, Mo. – dignitaries, honored guests, organizers and enthusiastic citizens gathered Oct. 20 to witness the unveiling of a historical marker.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

It informs passersby that 50 years ago, gay rights leaders from across the country met for the first time in one place at the State Hotel, once situated catty-corner across the intersection from the new marker.

Odd Vintage Postcards Document the Propaganda Against Women’s Rights 100 Years Ago Open Culture

Odd Vintage Postcards Document the Propaganda Against Women’s Rights 100 Years Ago Open Culture


Incredible how far we've come... and the analogies to social and civil rights issues of today is uncanny.

At Philly's LGBT community center, it's that `70s show

At Philly's LGBT community center, it's that `70s show


Whenever Anthony Louis gets onstage to sing - which is not often anymore - he likes to tell a story.

Meet LGBT History Month icon Janet Mock

Meet LGBT History Month icon Janet Mock


Janet Mock is a New York Times best-selling author, television host and transgender advocate. She hosts a weekly online series on MSNBC.com called “So POPular” and is the founder of #GirlsLikeUs, a social media project created to empower transgender women around the world. She came out publicly as transgender in 2011 and was featured in Marie Claire magazine. 

Sites of LGBT history move toward national landmark status

Sites of LGBT history move toward national landmark status


The creation of Stonewall National Monument not only marked the first time a landmark related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history reached that status, but was the most visible step in a campaign the National Park Service started in 2014 to identify sites of LGBT heritage and tell their stories.

Matt Skallerud's insight:

In a city synonymous with the gay rights movement, that raises a question: What sites or neighborhoods that have been part of that history should be considered for such a designation next?

GLBT Central Florida history exhibit chronicles victories and losses

GLBT Central Florida history exhibit chronicles victories and losses


In Joel Strack's words, an exhibit of Central Florida gay history at the Orange County Regional History Center

LGBT History Month: Museum updates its history of Alice Austen

LGBT History Month: Museum updates its history of Alice Austen


Tucked away on the shore of Staten Island is a handsome house that was saved from demolition in the 1980s and today is on the National Register of Historic Places. But it's who lived there and who she lived with that is most interesting to LGBTs.


Matt Skallerud's insight:

Alice Austen was one of America's earliest and most prolific female photographers. She lived in the house, called Clear Comfort and now formally known as the Alice Austen House, with her mother when she was growing up, and later, with her longtime partner, Gertrude Tate. That the women didn't consider themselves lesbians is not lost on historians, who are now working to reinterpret Austen's story to more fully include Tate.

England’s ‘queer history’ celebrated with LGBT landmarks

England’s ‘queer history’ celebrated with LGBT landmarks


Six LGBT landmarks across England have been given special status to celebrate the country's "queer history".