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LGBT History Month :: Tammy Smith and David Bowie

CULTURE | Oct 23
This week, we honor Tammy Smith, the first out lesbian General in the U.S. Army and David Bowie, one of the most famous musicians of the 20th century.

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

CULTURE | 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

CULTURE | 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

CULTURE | 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

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: Before Stonewall, There Was Cooper Donuts

CULTURE | By Christiana Lilly | Oct 9
Sure, the Stonewall Riots of 1969 in New York City get all the glory, but ten years earlier there was a small, nearly forgotten uprising to which the movement's roots can also be traced: Cooper Donuts in Los Angeles.

LGBT History Month: Museum Updates Its History of Alice Austen

NEWS | By Cynthia Laird | Oct 9
Alice Austen was one of America's earliest and most prolific female photographers. Her former home is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

LGBT History Month: The Johns Committee - State Sanctioned Homophobia

CULTURE | 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.

BARchive: Pre-Stonewall, There Was Compton's in San Francisco

CULTURE | By Michael Flanagan | Aug 21
What happened at the Tenderloin cafeteria on an unknown date in August 1966 makes more sense when we look at events that led up to it.

Out There :: Grand Hotel

CULTURE | By Roberto Friedman | Jul 31
Last week Out There was in the grand old house for a pre-publication party celebrating The New York Times bestselling author Amor Towles and his new novel "A Gentleman in Moscow."

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