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The Lost Art and History of Gay Disco Fan Dancing Featuring Bret Lacquement (1977) – Rare Video

The Lost Art and History of Gay Disco Fan Dancing Featuring Bret Lacquement (1977) – Rare Video

Share this: In the late 1970′s and early 1980′s during the heyday of gay disco not only were you treated to the hedonistic world of loud thumping music, poppers, great recreational drugs, and the bodies of hundreds of  hot, sweaty, gyrating...
LGBT History –  August 1966:  SCREAMING QUEENS: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria In San Francisco (Video Link)

LGBT History – August 1966: SCREAMING QUEENS: The Riot at Compton’s Cafeteria In San Francisco (Video Link)

Share this: A hot summer August night in San Francisco in 1966 (No one knows the exact date since SFPD files have been lost) at Compton’s Cafeteria, in the seedy Tenderloin district, and it is hopping with its usual assortment of drag queens, transgender...
Today In Gay History August 1, 1965:  Washington Post Reports Federal Workers Can Claim Disability For Being Gay

Today In Gay History August 1, 1965: Washington Post Reports Federal Workers Can Claim Disability For Being Gay

Share this: In July 1950, Senator Clyde Hoey of North Carolina conducted a full-scale Congressional inquiry into homosexuals in the government. The content of the testimony heard by the committee was ambiguous about the dangers posed by homosexual individuals...
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...
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