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
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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.
October 14, 2014

LGBTQ History #9: First Issue of Lesbian Periodical Die Freundin

Die Freundin, or better known in English as “The Girlfriend: Journal for Ideal Friendship Between Women” was a lesbian magazine published in Berlin from 1924-1933. The magazine covered a variety of topics...