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Federal Judge will Release Justice Department’s 1950’s ‘Gay Purge’ Documents

A federal judge today has ordered that the Justice Department release all of its documents from the 1950s that are…

‘Gay Monologue’ Series from Sherlock and Dr Who’s Mark Gatiss? Count Us In!

Sherlock’s co-creator Mark Gatiss’s latest project is extremely important for the survival of our collective gay history. A new project of…

Happy Mardi Gras Australia! Courtney Act Gives Us a History Lesson on the History Behind Australia’s Biggest Party

RuPaul’s Drag Race–alumna Courtney Act has been partnering with MTV Australia (and MTV Pride) to promote the raucous event that takes…

California already has one of the most progressive LGBT history requirements in many cities, and now the state will require…

Full House, Friends, and now Will & Grace—the era of nostalgic cast reunions is upon us. It was announced today that the cast…

Directed by Roland Emmerich and written by Jon Robin Baitz, Stonewall stars Jeremy Irvine and newcomer Jonny Beauchamp, with Jonathan…

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission voted to designate the Stonewall Inn, the location of the world-famous Stonewall riots,…

KQED, the public media organization serving Northern California, and the San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive, part of the special…

Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), who is also the vice chair of the Democratic Caucus, announced he will be…

Seretary of the Interior Sally Jewell is expected to unveil a new LGBT-history initiative at New York Stonewall Inn that…

  Finland is celebrating the life of the late artist Tom of Finland (Touko Laaksonen) by releasing commemorative stamps in…

Activists who launched a campaign back in 2011 to have Harvey Milk’s image on a United States Postal Service stamp…

Legislation signed by Mayor Michael Nutter in Philadelphia on Thursday will not only offer much-needed protections to LGBT people, but…

For 58 years Kenneth Leedom and Peter Cott have been together. The couple, who now live in a home for…

The first openly gay man to run for political office, Jose Julio Sarria, passed away yesterday. Before Harvey Milk, Sarria,…

The British Film Institute believes that they may have unearthed the first ever televised gay drama. South, adapted by Gerald Savory…

Along with adopting equal benefits laws and the election of a gay mayor in 2009— Broward County has a history of being…

Philadelphia has named two streets after two of the city’s most influential LGBT Civil Rights Movement figures: Barbara Gittings and…

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Karls Heinrich Ulrichs coming out to his family. He is said to be…

The National Geographic channel is rolling out a new documentary that follows tansgender people, including one woman who is about…

Image via Passport. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), the Gay, Lesbian, & Straight Education Network (GLSEN), and StoryCorps announced a new…