October 22, 2014
Ellen Degeneres appears on the cover of Time magazine with the caption, "Yep, I'm Gay"

LGBTQ History #14: Ellen DeGeneres Comes Out

Ellen DeGeneres came out in 1997, on the cover of […]
October 17, 2014

LGBTQ History #12: Willi Smith Brings Street Couture to the Masses

Parson’s Design School alum and openly gay Philadelphia designer Willi Donnell Smith launched WilliWear in 1975 — a move that would launch his career and make him an institution in fashion design...
October 16, 2014
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LGBTQ History #11: Bounce Music Originates in New Orleans

It’s been widely propagated that there is no place for queerness in hip-hop. However, for those who know better hip–hop has not only provided an affirming and encouraging backdrop for many queer artists...
October 15, 2014
Laverne Cox at HIPS 20th Anniversary

LGBTQ History #10: Laverne Cox Becomes First Openly Trans Person Nominated for an Emmy

Laverne Cox is a “Jackie” of all trades. Actress, producer, and LGBTQ activist are just some of the many lines of Cox’s extensive résumé. Graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, Cox has had roles in film and television since 2007.