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LGBTQ Agenda: 'Queer Serial' podcast begins final season

LGBTQ Agenda: 'Queer Serial' podcast begins final season

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Apr 13, 2021

The final season of a podcast about the history of the LGBTQ rights movement will conclude with an episode about Stonewall that drops on June 28, the 52nd anniversary of the riots — and will precede a forthcoming podcast about Harry Britt.

LGBTQ History Month: The intersection of LGBTQ history and disability

LGBTQ History Month: The intersection of LGBTQ history and disability

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Oct 28, 2020

Disabled people have long been invisible from history, and unsurprisingly, disabled LGBTQ historical figures too have been hidden.

LGBTQ History Month: SF planners aim to prioritize LGBTQ historic landmarks list

LGBTQ History Month: SF planners aim to prioritize LGBTQ historic landmarks list

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 28, 2020

Four years ago San Francisco planners released a list of nine LGBTQ historically significant sites they were eying to name as local landmarks.

LGBTQ History Month: SF house includes Joplin, Log Cabin Republicans in its history

LGBTQ History Month: SF house includes Joplin, Log Cabin Republicans in its history

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 21, 2020

The day Peggy Caserta took acid for the first time changed her life — and that of San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood — forever.

San Francisco slow to landmark LGBTQ sites

San Francisco slow to landmark LGBTQ sites

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Oct 14, 2020

With LGBTQ History Month underway, Castro neighborhood leaders are discussing how best to preserve the heritage of the city's most visible queer neighborhood.

LGBTQ History Month: The US Supreme Court v. LGBTQ Americans

LGBTQ History Month: The US Supreme Court v. LGBTQ Americans

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Oct 14, 2020

June 30, 1986 was a broiling hot day in Washington, D.C. when the U.S. Supreme Court released the decision in Bowers v. Hardwick, a landmark sodomy decision.

LGBTQ History Month: Archives aim to preserve Southern queer history

LGBTQ History Month: Archives aim to preserve Southern queer history

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Oct 7, 2020

When Spectrum, the undergraduate LGBTQ student group at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, launched in 1983 it became a resource not just those on campus but for queer people living in that part of the South.

LGBTQ History Month: A 17-year saga for transparency in the Nizah Morris case

LGBTQ History Month: A 17-year saga for transparency in the Nizah Morris case

  • by analysis by Timothy Cwiek
  • Oct 7, 2020

This month marks the 65th birthday of Nizah Morris.

LGBTQ History Month: The US Naval Academy evolves with LGBTQ acceptance

LGBTQ History Month: The US Naval Academy evolves with LGBTQ acceptance

  • by Jeremy Rodriguez
  • Oct 7, 2020

Before graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1985, Paula Neira had difficulties accepting she was trans.

LGBTQ History Month: Gay raid in Waco mostly lost from LGBTQ history

LGBTQ History Month: Gay raid in Waco mostly lost from LGBTQ history

  • by Brandon Wolf
  • Sep 30, 2020

On Saturday, April 11, 1953, nearly 70 gay men packed into a small four-room house at 2117 South 19th Street in Waco, Texas, about 10 blocks from Baylor University.

LGBTQ History Month: Press A, be gay: LGBTQ representation in video games

LGBTQ History Month: Press A, be gay: LGBTQ representation in video games

  • by Jason Villemez
  • Sep 30, 2020

In the 2014 PlayStation 4 game "Dragon Age: Inquisition," Dorian is a powerful wizard who helps the main character save the world from a demon army.

Facebook reinstates historic image of Black trans man

Facebook reinstates historic image of Black trans man

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Sep 29, 2020

Facebook has reinstated a photo it initially censored of a bare-chested transgender man for allegedly violating its "community standards on nudity" after it was called out by the GLBT Historical Society.

Exclusive: Silicon Valley LGBTQ history website goes live

Exclusive: Silicon Valley LGBTQ history website goes live

  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Sep 29, 2020

A new website documents the last five decades of Silicon Valley's LGBTQ history — and the Bay Area Reporter got a sneak peek.

B.A.R. launches memberships

B.A.R. launches memberships

  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Sep 18, 2020

In a continuing effort to receive support from readers, the Bay Area Reporter has launched its membership program.