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LGBTQ history



  • Assimilationists of a Feather

    by Elliot Friar and Travis LaCouter

    If the history of gay liberation has taught us anything, it’s that assimilationism is one hell of a drug.



  • This Interactive Map Visualizes the Queer Geography of 20th-Century America

    by Meilan Solly

    A new public history initiative spearheaded by historians Eric Gonzaba and Amanda Regan is poised to bring a series of guidebooks for gay travelers into the digital age, drawing on more than 30,000 listings compiled between 1965 and 1980 to visualize queer spaces’ evolution over time.


  • The Seen and the Unseen: Queer Lives 1914-1945

    by T. Frohock

    Records generally show us the experiences of either the most privileged members of a society, who often escaped prosecution unharmed, or the most underprivileged, who suffered from laws designed to criminalize their behavior.



  • The Dark History of Anti-Gay Innuendo

    by James Kirchick

    The accusation that Lindsay Graham is susceptible to blackmail is historically groundless, predicated upon the same flawed assumption most people held about gays at the height of the Cold War: that they would commit treason in order to avoid being outed.