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California LGBT History Project Launches

CULTURE | By Matthew S. Bajko | May 24
A project has been launched in California to focus on the state's LGBT history as work advances on a National Historic Landmark LGBTQ Theme Study and proposed framework for the National Park Service.

Castro Audio Tour with AIDS Quilt Creator Debuts

CULTURE | By Matthew S. Bajko | May 23
The audio tour begins in front of the Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academy, where listeners learn why naming the public school in San Francisco's Castro district after a gay icon was such a "radical idea."

Philadelphia Celebrates 50 Years of the LGBT Rights Movement

CULTURE | By Mike Halterman | May 17
On July 4, 1965, the very first LGBT rights demonstrations in the United States were held in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia.

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.

Book Captures Legislative Effort of Marriage Fight

BOOKS | By Cynthia Laird | Dec 13
A third major book on the marriage equality fight has hit bookstores this year, but unlike the previous two, which focused on California's efforts to undo Proposition 8, this one looks at behind the scenes efforts.

Westward Ho(mo): Gold Rush Gays

CULTURE | By Michael Flanagan | Nov 23
Exactly how wild was the Wild West in San Francisco? One thing which seems clear from paintings and drawings of the 19th century is that there was a lot of same-sex dancing going on.

An Interview With Porn Director Wakefield Poole

MOVIES | By Gary M. Kramer | Nov 16
Wakefield Poole first came to prominence as a dancer in the Ballet Russes. He performed and choreographed on stage, but also worked in television and Broadway.

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.

LGBT History Month Profiles: Marc Jacobs & Sylvester

CULTURE | By Mike Halterman | Nov 2
October is LGBT History Month. Each week throughout the month, Hotspots will be profiling two of the people named to Equality Forum's LGBT History Month icon list, to showcase the great things LGBT people have done, and are doing.

A Brief History of Gay Bars

CULTURE | By Pier Angelo | Nov 1
Gathering places favored by homosexuals have operated for centuries. Here's a brief rundown of the history of the gay bar.

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