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The Stories Behind National Coming Out Day and Spirit Day

CULTURE | By Mike Halterman | Oct 11
National Coming Out Day and Spirit Day are both observed in the month of October, and both days mean a lot to quite a few people in the LGBT community. Here's the story behind these two observances.

'Sex Panic' :: GLBT History Museum Lecture Revisits Bathhouse Closures

CULTURE | By Matthew S. Bajko | Sep 26
A standing-room-only crowd piled into the GLBT History Museum in the Castro to hear a lecture on what led to the death of San Francisco's famed gay bathhouse culture.

San Francisco Columbarium Rededicates Milk Niche

NATIONAL | By Chris Huqueriza | May 30
The San Francisco Columbarium rededicated a larger memorial niche in honor of slain city supervisor Harvey Milk for its observance of Harvey Milk Day.

Stonewall National Education Project

Administrators, building principals and teachers from at least 50 school districts throughout the United States will gather in Fort Lauderdale from May 12 to 15 at the Bahia Mar Hotel to focus on LGBTQ inclusive curriculum and GLBTQ student safety.

Black History Month: Profile on RuPaul

CULTURE | By Mike Halterman | Mar 1
Black History Month is observed every February to commemorate the important people and momentous events in African-American history. Profiled this week: RuPaul.

Black History Month: Profile of Don Lemon

CULTURE | By Mike Halterman | Feb 15
Hotspots honors Black History Month by profiling black LGBT people who have made noteworthy achievements in their personal or professional lives. This week: Don Lemon.

The Imperial Court of San Francisco, Part 3: Mid-1980s to Mid-1990s

CULTURE | By Donna Sachet | Jan 25
The history of the Imperial Court of San Francisco continues in this unique contribution to GLBT History.

Revisiting Dewey's, A Pre-Stonewall LGBT Sit-in

CULTURE | By Ray Simon | Nov 4
The sit-in at Dewey's, which occurred at a Philadelphia restaurant in the spring of 1965, is not as well known as the Stonewall riots, but it deserves wider recognition.

October is LGBT History Month!

CULTURE | By Mike Halterman | Oct 4
Over the next few weeks, Hotspots will profile nine people with the hope that we can educate you on their background and life achievements.

’The Nance’ Set for Movie Screens and PBS

MOVIES | By Mark Kennedy | May 29
"The Nance" starring Nathan Lane has already been on Broadway. Now get ready for its appearance on movie screens and TV.

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