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LGBT History – February 9th: Brendan Behan, Marc ’10½’ Stevens, and Jerry Falwell Outs A Teletubby

LGBT History – February 9th: Brendan Behan, Marc ’10½’ Stevens, and Jerry Falwell Outs A Teletubby

Share this:    February 9th. 1874 – Amy Lowell the American poet was born in Brookline. Massachusetts. A militant literary leader she thumbed her nose at the Boston Brahmans who raised her and outed herself. Her lover was actress Ada...
Blast from the Past! – Watch Bette Midler’s FULL 1976 Cleveland Concert “Live At Last!” – Video

Blast from the Past! – Watch Bette Midler’s FULL 1976 Cleveland Concert “Live At Last!” – Video

Share this:Bette Midler’s first live concert album filmed for prosperity Live at Last documents a full-length live performance at the Cleveland Music Hall, Cleveland, Ohio on the 1976 Depression Tour, and sees Midler, her backing group The Staggering...
Today In Gay History:  January 22 – Lord Byron, Sir Francis Bacon Was A Slut, and Roe vs. Wade

Today In Gay History: January 22 – Lord Byron, Sir Francis Bacon Was A Slut, and Roe vs. Wade

Share this:   January 22 1561 – Sir Francis Bacon (1561 – 1626) was born in London. He is best known for his philosophical works concerning the acquisition of knowledge; Novum Organum and The Advancement of Learning. Bacon had a preference...
Today In Gay History:  January 21 – Caligula, Winston Churchill and SpongeBob Squarepants

Today In Gay History: January 21 – Caligula, Winston Churchill and SpongeBob Squarepants

Share this:   January 21st. 41 A.D. – Roman Emperor Caligula was assassinated at the Palatine Games by his own officers after a reign of only four years, noted for his madness and cruelty including arbitrary murder. His taste in men was far...
National Park Service Seeks Nominations For LGBT Historical Landmarks

National Park Service Seeks Nominations For LGBT Historical Landmarks

Share this: The National Park Service is seeking nominations of historical LGBT sites and landmarks to be added to the National Register of Historic Places and for consideration to be designated as a National Historic Landmarks. “We are looking...
The Queen Pardons Persecuted Gay British Codebreaker Alan Turning 60 Years After His Death

The Queen Pardons Persecuted Gay British Codebreaker Alan Turning 60 Years After His Death

Share this: Alan Turing, a British code-breaker during World War II who’s skills and mathematics genius helped lead allied forces to victory over Germany has received a royal pardon nearly 60 years after he committed suicide because of his criminal...
Remembering Lance Loud (June 26, 1951 – December 22, 2001) The First OUT Person on Television

Remembering Lance Loud (June 26, 1951 – December 22, 2001) The First OUT Person on Television

Share this: An American Family, was a 12-episode reality documentary series broadcast in 1973 on PBS. The directors, Alan and Susan Raymond, were the first to install cameras into a real-life situation. They documented hundreds of hours of the lives of...
Forgotten Gay History:  NYC’s FIRST Gay Disco “Flamingo” Opens December 14, 1974

Forgotten Gay History: NYC’s FIRST Gay Disco “Flamingo” Opens December 14, 1974

Share this: Before 12 West (1975),  Crisco Disco (opening date unknown), Paradise Garage (1977), Studio 54 (1977) or the Saint (1980) there was NYC’s first exclusively gay diaco: Flamingo. ( Although the Sanctuary (1969-72) laid claim as the first...
Today In Gay History:  Dec 9th, 1985 – N.Y.C. Department of Health Closes the St. Marks Baths

Today In Gay History: Dec 9th, 1985 – N.Y.C. Department of Health Closes the St. Marks Baths

Share this:The New St. Marks Baths was the premiere gay bathhouse in NYC located at 6 St. Marks Place in the East Village of Manhattan, New York City from 1979 to 1985.  It claimed to be the largest gay bathhouse in the world with with 230...
Classic Gay Cinema:  “OUTRAGEOUS” (1977) Starring: Craig Russell – Watch the FULL Movie – Video

Classic Gay Cinema: “OUTRAGEOUS” (1977) Starring: Craig Russell – Watch the FULL Movie – Video

Share this:   Outrageous! released on 1977 was one of the first gay-themed films ever to get a widespread theatrical release in North America. It was written and directed by Richard Benner, based on a short story by Margaret Gibson.  Outrageous...
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