History

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…
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…
Lifestyle & Health

Heartbreaking National Trust exhibition remembers gay men who paid the ultimate price

Despite taking a hammering in the mainstream media, the National Trust is continuing its project to celebrate LGBT history across…
Lifestyle & Health

8 LGBT facts about Victorian England

The Victorian era saw the death penalty for buggery abolished in 1861 – but it wasn’t exactly plain sailing for LGBT people…
Opinion

Why voguing is all about LGBT resistance

Like most people, my only reference for voguing until recently was from Madonna’s classic music video, Vogue. In the video,…
Lifestyle & Health

The Secret Queer History of Kombucha

Norman Baker is a small tornado of a man. You could call him the Elmer Gantry of kombucha, a proselytizer who…

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