LGBTQ History

October 8, 2014

LGBTQ History #6: First Legal Same-Sex Wedding in the World

In 2001, a year where several U.S. states passed amendments defining marriage between one man and one woman, the Netherlands became the first country in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.
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 2, 2014
Rita Mae Brown

LGBTQ History #2: Rita Mae Brown’s Rubyfruit Jungle

Published in 1973, Rubyfruit Jungle was written by lesbian activist and writer, Rita Mae Brown. The autographical coming-of-age novel raised eyebrows with its explicit portrayal of lesbianism.
October 1, 2014

LGBTQ History #1: The Premiere Episode of The L Word Airs on Showtime

Whether you were sitting in front of your television on January 18, 2004, or you stumbled upon The L Word during your own coming out process, you will never forget where you were when you saw your first episode of The L Word.