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.
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...
October 13, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court building

LGBTQ History #8: First U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on LGBT Issues

There are a dozen lawsuits making their way through the courts at any one time now, but for a long time, the laws regarding homosexuality went unchallenged. Believe it or not, the very first case to make it to the Supreme Court regarding any LGBTQ issue was a question of free speech in 1958.
October 9, 2014

LGBTQ History #7: Melissa Etheridge Comes Out

The year was 1993 and the democrats partied hard at Bill Clinton’s inauguration. For the first time, the LGBTQ community was invited. LGBTQ rights groups threw the Triangle Ball to coincide with the official inaugural celebrations.