Gay History: Activism and LGBT Rights News

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Gay history is all around us. You just have to know where to look. The LGBTQ community has faced its fair share of struggles throughout history. From the infamous Stonewall incident of 1969 to the ongoing persecution of gay men and women around the world, there are so many aspects of our history that often go unnoticed. As we try to forge a brighter future for everyone in the LGBTQ community, we can learn from the events of our past. LGBTQ history is about more than just overcoming adversity; it’s about cherishing and remembering all of the ways the LGBTQ community has influenced society as a whole over the years. We are proud to pay tribute to the LGBTQ movers and shakers who have turned pop culture and gay history on its head. From centuries past to the latest in today's headlines, celebrate gay history with a nod to those that dare to dream.
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50 Years Ago, America Got Its First Look at ‘The Homosexual Couple’

In 1971, Jack Baker and Mike McConnell became the first gay couple to be married—long before marriage equality became legal

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The Sad But True Story of San Domino, Fascist Italy’s Island for ‘Immoral’ Gay Men

San Domingo was Mussolini’s gay island where he deported ‘immoral’ queer men during Italy’s fascist heyday before World War II, and few folks know about it

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‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ a Dark Mark on America’s Legacy, Was Signed Into Law 28 Years Ago

Today marks the anniversary of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” finally repealed in 2011 after hurting countless people who proudly served their country

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On the 43rd Anniversary of His Murder, Let’s Honor and Remember Harvey Milk

Nov. 27, 1978, was the night of the Harvey Milk was assassinated by Dan White, a former city supervisor who thought Milk was out to get him

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