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LGBTQ History Month: Pro baseball player Glenn Burke refused to live a lie

LGBTQ History Month: Pro baseball player Glenn Burke refused to live a lie

By Ray Simon

You could say that Glenn Burke, the first Major League Baseball player to come out, is having a good season.

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By J.W. Arnold | October 13, 2021

A new digital exhibit at the Stonewall National Museum and Archives, "In Plain Sight," offers website visitors a digital timeline of LGBTQ achievements — including 800 entries across 10 categories.

By Victoria Ebner | October 6, 2021

In the final days before his execution in July 1943 at the hands of the Nazis, Willem Arondeus asked his lawyer for one last request: to spread a message after he was gone.


By Matthew S. Bajko | October 6, 2021

Deemed the "Happiest Place on Earth" Disneyland sadly didn't live up to that billing for same-sex couples during its first three decades.

By Heather Cassell | June 23, 2021

Silicon Valley's LGBTQ community and others will be able to take a trip back in time this Pride weekend with a new historical exhibit about the region's history.


By BAR staff | June 16, 2021

The Bay Area Reporter first mentioned what became HIV/AIDS about a month after the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's notice on June 5, 1981.

By John Ferrannini | April 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.


By Matthew S. Bajko | October 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.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | October 28, 2020

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


By John Ferrannini | October 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.

By John Ferrannini | October 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.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | October 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.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 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.


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