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An Animated View of Trans History From The ACLU

A great overview of trans history through the use of art and animation. It is narrated by the wonder Laverne Cox. Every day, people question why we advocate for trans rights. “How many trans people are there, really?” we are … Continue reading

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Non-Binary Genders and Intersex Individuals 

A scientific and historical look at non-binary gender identities and intersex individuals. Here’s the videographer’s description of this production: I want to examine in a little more detail the realities of sex and gender diversity, viewed through a biological and … Continue reading

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The History of Genderqueer

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World AIDS Day – The History of HIV/AIDS

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Blurred Lines: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

I have long recognized that for some people the line between gender identity and sexual orientation is blurred. While I recognize that for many people this differentiation between gender and sexuality is not blurred at all, it is important to … Continue reading

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Changing Use Of Language Impacted By Trans Communities As Shown By Entries In The Oxford English Dictionary, US Online Edition – Including The Use of ‘They’ As A Singular Pronoun!

I came across this excellent post on tumblr about the ways trans communities are impacting the English language as evidenced by terminology now included in The Oxford English Dictionary, US Online Edition: Oxford English Dictionary Adds New Transgender and Nonbinary … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: It’s Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

If you have been around Trans activism for more than a couple months you have undoubtedly heard of Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists or TERF. I have generally avoided bringing this up because of the potential for a flame war. I … Continue reading

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How We Got Gay | Discovery Channel HD Documentary 2015

A fascinating documentary on how gay men went from social pariahs to the much more widespread acceptance of today. One other thing of note, the acceptance of gender non-conformity was more prevalent within the community then it is now, I … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality Is an Older Idea Than You Think

Originally posted on TIME:
Friday’s news that the United States Supreme Court has ruled that all states must issue licenses for and recognize marriages between same-sex couples comes after years of anticipation among advocates and allies. Plenty of ink has…

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Connecting Stonewall to Baltimore: A conversation with some filmmakers exploring trans history

Originally posted on Fusion:
What do you see when you think of the Stonewall riots of 1969? A group of filmmakers have set out to correct what you’re probably picturing with Happy Birthday, Marsha!, a project that places transgender women…

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Activism – International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia – #IDAHOT2015

Welcome, take a look at all my International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Posts. Visit The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Website.

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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Throughout History – IDAHOT 2015

Welcome, take a look at all my International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Posts. Visit The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Website.

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Connie Willis’ Blackout and All Clear Audiobooks and the 75th Anniversary of WWII London Blitz and The 70th Anniversary of VE Day

Originally posted on NewsFeed:
Tomorrow will mark the 70th anniversary of the dark afternoon on September 7th 1940, when a fleet of Nazi German air bombers ambushed London for 76 consecutive nights, awakening a new chapter to World War II.…

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Recommend Reading: The improbable, 200-year-old story of one of America’s first same-sex ‘marriages’ – The Washington Post

Here’s a fascinating bit of uncovered history – a “married” lesbian couple from over two centuries ago. Here’s the story from The Washington Post… Charity Bryant only intended to stay a few days in Weybridge, Vt., a tiny rural town … Continue reading

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Survivors of 1980s AIDS crisis reveal what happened to them | Gay Star News

On World AIDS Day I shared my memories of living though the AIDS Crisis here. Now Reddit users have shared their memories. Here’s the report from JOE MORGAN writing for Gay Star News… From the role of lesbians to the … Continue reading

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Highly Recommended Reading: The secret history of same-sex marriage | Books | The Guardian

If you want to know both the recent and earlier history of same-sex marriage then this is the article for you. This is a fascinating read written by Faramerz Dabhoiwala and appearing in The Guardian. Here are the opening paragraphs. Continue … Continue reading

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In memory of Danny Garvin, one of the heroic homeless LGBT youths who fought in the Stonewall uprising | San Diego Gay and Lesbian News

This is a hero none of us should ever forget. The tribute is from Carl Siciliano – Executive Director, Ali Forney Center and appeared in the Huffington Post and San Diego Gay and Lesbian News… A true hero of our … Continue reading

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Same-Sex Marriage in 1972! A Little-Known Event in LGBTQ History

A comment at the Daily Kos triggered a look back to a little known mile-post on the road to marriage equality. Here’s the story from Chrislove writing for the Daily Kos… Two men seal vows with a kiss And then … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: ‘The Disease of the Century’: Reporting on the Origin of AIDS – The Atlantic

An important look at the story of the AIDS Crisis from the first reports onwards. An important part of our shared history. Here’s the first few paragraphs of CARI ROMM excellent, comprehensive article from the Atlantic… A veteran medical journalist … Continue reading

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The Fitting Memorial To Marriage Equality On Jesse Helms’ Tombstone / Queerty

If you were an LGBTIQ activist in the ’80s and ’90s there was no one you despised more than Jesse Helms. In fact while I ran a little acting troupe promoting safer sex and Gay positivity we had a song … Continue reading

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