Topics :: GLBT history

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Recalling 1986's AIDSphobic Prop 64

POLITICS | By Ken Yeager | Nov 20
Many people do not even realize that there was an initiative on the California ballot in 1986 that attacked the LGBTQ community.

BARchive :: All Yesterday's (Election) Parties

POLITICS | By Michael Flanagan | Nov 3
On election night in 208, as on many others, we were torn between joy for President Obama's election and anger over the rollback of our rights. And on that night, as on many others, the question was whether to protest, celebrate or both.

Who You Gonna Call?: Queer Ghost Hunters!

TELEVISION | By Robin Gray | Oct 30
With Halloween almost here, what better time to check out a show about LGBTQ ghost hunters!

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

CULTURE | 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."

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.

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