LGBT History

October 7, 2014

LGBTQ History #5: Ma Rainey

Ma Rainey is recognized as one of the great female blues vocalists, and known as the “Mother of the Blues.” She signed a record deal with Paramount Records in 1923 and was one of the first performers to record the blues.
October 6, 2014

LGBTQ History #4: Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre

Check out the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. It’s one of the most popular modern dance companies in the world, fusing ballet, modern dance, jazz, and African dance.
August 19, 2014

Top List Tuesday: 10 Ridiculous and Laughable Cures For Homosexuality

There have been countless gimmicks marketed as “cures” for “the homosexual”, many of which are hauntingly familiar. And, despite the declassification as a mental illness, there are still organizations today that tout a “medical basis” for reversing homosexual urges.
June 10, 2014
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Top List Tuesday: Moments in LGBTQ American History That You Should Know

In Chicago, December of 1924, Henry Gerber and six other men started the first known organization in the United States to focus on gay rights. Funded almost exclusively by Gerber, the organization published two newsletters titled, Friendship and Freedom.