History

History

Electroshocks to religious ‘cure camps’: Survivors of gay conversion therapy

“It’s wrong… it’s totally unacceptable. I’m an example of the enormous damage that it can do to people.” That was…
World News

Mardi Gras marchers from 1978 reflect on decades of protest and celebration

‘We had no idea so many marchers would suffer’ -Peter de Waal During the first Mardi Gras, before we reached…
Travel & Culture

LGBT people were viewed as gifted by nature among the Native Americans

We often think that a sophisticated understanding of gender is a contemporary phenomenon. The idea of non-binary or non-gender conforming…
US News

These Transgender Women Made Election Night History

Any way you look at it, last night was an absolutely historic night for America—and a stark rebuke for Trumpism…
Opinion

How same-sex samurai stories made gay love beautiful in Japan

Stories help define us as individuals, a community and a society. I’m always amazed how homosexuality flourished in places that,…
Opinion

The black, gay man who could have been the US vice-president

Imagine a history of the United States of America where a black queer man was a heartbeat away from the…
Travel & Culture

How fake news from 1949 painted gay men as predators for decades

In October 1949, filed under “Medicine,” Newsweek reviewed the book The Sexual Criminal, former LA cop Dr. J. Paul de River’s sensationalized exposé on…
Travel & Culture

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway

The busy town of Bridgnorth is divided into high and low parts by the river Severn. To improve connectivity between…
Lifestyle & Health

How the murder of a flight attendant led to a ‘homosexual panic’

The “Homosexual Panic” that started in the 1950s can be traced back to one event — the murder of Eastern Airlines flight…
Film and TV

So, You Don’t Like James Corden? A Guide for Americans

It’s been a week of big shocks for Hollywood, the latest of which being their apparently delayed realisation that James…