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Today in Gay History July 28th, 1961 – Illinois Becomes First State to Rescind It’s Sodomy Law

Today in Gay History July 28th, 1961 – Illinois Becomes First State to Rescind It’s Sodomy Law

Share this: In 1955, the Illinois General Assembly inaugurated the gargantuan task of overhauling its criminal code. Since its last major revision in 1874, the code had accumulated a patchwork of conflicting and confusing statues, some of which made no...
Gay History:  Burned at the Stake, Institutionalized, and Sent to Death Camps.  A Brief History of Gay Persecution and Oppression

Gay History: Burned at the Stake, Institutionalized, and Sent to Death Camps. A Brief History of Gay Persecution and Oppression

Share this: There has been so much in-fighting in the LGBT community lately about “oppression” and “gay white male privilege” and I think its time for basic gay refresher course because many seem to be forgetting that the gay male...
Archival Footage of Anita Bryant’s “Save Our Children” Campaign Against The Gay Community – Video

Archival Footage of Anita Bryant’s “Save Our Children” Campaign Against The Gay Community – Video

Share this:   The awesome Dave Evans (aka SuchIsLife Video on Youtube) has collected more than an hour of historical archival footage of Anita Bryant’s anti-gay “Save Our Children” campaign in Florida. Featuring gay rights activists...
Today In Gay Disco History:  July 7, 1979 – France Jolie Fills In For Donna Summer At Fire Island  – “Come To Me”  (Video)

Today In Gay Disco History: July 7, 1979 – France Jolie Fills In For Donna Summer At Fire Island – “Come To Me” (Video)

Share this:   Disco star France Jolie literally lived the old “42nd Street” movie line “of you’re going out a youngster but you are coming back a star” on the hot summer night of July 7th., 1979 before an estimated...
Happy Big Gay 4th Of July from Back2Stonewall.com! – Did You Know……..

Happy Big Gay 4th Of July from Back2Stonewall.com! – Did You Know……..

Share this:   We’re here, we’re queer, and we always have been! Did you know…….. *  Benjamin Franklin was the first U.S. military recruiter who enlisted a gay man into the Revolutionary Army.  *  George Washington in all...
LGBT History  July 3rd, 1981 – The New York Times “Rare Cancer Seen In 41 Homosexuals”

LGBT History July 3rd, 1981 – The New York Times “Rare Cancer Seen In 41 Homosexuals”

Share this:   On July 3, 1981, The New York Times’s wrote it’sfirst article about AIDS, headlined “Rare Cancer Seen in 41 Homosexuals.” (“Gay” had yet to be accepted by The Times’s style manual.) The cancer was Kaposi’s sarcoma,...
MUST WATCH – Stonewall Veterans Talk About the Night That Changed The World: “It was Fag-ulous!” – Video

MUST WATCH – Stonewall Veterans Talk About the Night That Changed The World: “It was Fag-ulous!” – Video

Share this:   Veterans of the Stonewall riots, along with author David Carter, recount the largest gay rebellion happened and will stands as the most historical moment in LGBT history. Included is a rare video clip of the actual riots which show...
The True History of the Stonewall Riots:  June 28 – June 30, 1969 – Stonewall 45

The True History of the Stonewall Riots: June 28 – June 30, 1969 – Stonewall 45

Share this: The Stonewall Inn, in 1969 was located at 51 and 53 Christopher Street, in New York City’s Greenwich Village and what many don;t know was owned by the infamous Mafia Genovese family. In 1966, three members of the Mafia invested $3,500...
Gay History:  June 24th, 1973 – Remembering The UpStairs Lounge Arson Attack And Mass Murder In New Orleans – Video

Gay History: June 24th, 1973 – Remembering The UpStairs Lounge Arson Attack And Mass Murder In New Orleans – Video

Share this:   On June 24th, 1973 the final day of Pride Weekend, thirty-two lives were lost when an arsonist set fire to the UpStairs Lounge in New Orleans, Louisiana and is the deadliest fire in New Orleans history and the largest massacre of...
Today In Gay History:  June 23, 1629 – ” Sodomiticall boys” Busted Aboard Puritan Ship Set For Salem, MA

Today In Gay History: June 23, 1629 – ” Sodomiticall boys” Busted Aboard Puritan Ship Set For Salem, MA

Share this: June 23, 1629 The Rev. Francis Higginson, a preacher with a Puritan bent in the Church of England, left his parish and, in 1628, accepted an offer to join the Massachusetts Bay Company. In 1629, the Company was granted a Royal Charter to...
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