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Attention Baltimore!
07/21/2016
The history of Baltimore's lesbian bar scene

Attention Baltimore!

In the August 1979 issue of Baltimore's long-running Gay Community Center newspaper, Greg Lehne wrote about casual sex in the gay men's community in his column, "Gay Perspectives." How do you let a man know you are interested in getting to know him, not just getting it on? Lehne advised looking to l...

Outwrite Bookstore sign lands in Atlanta History Center exhibit - Georgia Voice - Gay & LGBT Atlanta
01/26/2016
Outwrite Bookstore sign lands in Atlanta History Center exhibit - Georgia Voice - Gay & LGBT Atlanta

Outwrite Bookstore sign lands in Atlanta History Center exhibit - Georgia Voice - Gay & LGBT Atlanta

Miss the good old days of the late, great Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse? The Atlanta History Center is giving folks a way to reminisce as the sign from the 10th Street side of the store is now on display in the “Atlanta In 50 Objects” exhibit. Outwrite closed in Jan. 2012 after 18 years of …

"Homosexuals are different.  And we believe they have the right to be."  -Mattachine Society, opting against today's We'...
01/15/2016
Rare gay and lesbian historical images released for the first time

"Homosexuals are different. And we believe they have the right to be." -Mattachine Society, opting against today's We're Just Like You and Love Is Love advocacy campaigns.

A treasure trove of gay and lesbian US history has just been made available to the public.

NLGBTM Chooses New York as Site for Museum, appoints Jennings Co-Chair
04/29/2015
National LGBT Museum Chooses New York as Site for Museum

NLGBTM Chooses New York as Site for Museum, appoints Jennings Co-Chair

NEW YORK, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of the National LGBT Museum has voted to base the museum in New York City and has elected longtime LGBT activist Kevin Jennings as its co-chair.

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THERE IS NO HISTORY IN LGBT AND DESCRIMINATES AGAINST GAY MEN AND OUR GLBT HISTORY.
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GAY HISTORY: June 28th: Police raid a gay bar resulting in multiple arrests and serious injuries. Multiple protests followed, leading to a surge in the fight for Gay Rights. - - - - I bet you think I am talking about the Stonewall Inn raid. What that indeed happened on June 28, 1969, did you know that exactly 40 years later, history appeared to repeat itself when police violently raided the newly opened Rainbow Lounge in Fort Worth, Texas? Following sordid allegations and outrage, many changes occurred in the city and Fort Worth became a leader in LGBT equality. However, the changes did not happen overnight and without controversy. "Raid of the Rainbow Lounge": The Documentary recounts that journey from the perspective of witnesses, activists and politicians who helped change the city. Lauded by the North Texas U.S. Attorney's Office (U.S. Dept. of Justice), the Library of Congress and a division of the U.S. State Department, RAID OF THE RAINBOW LOUNGE is a perfect illustration of a social movement in progress. The film is narrated by TV icon, Meredith Baxter. RAID OF THE RAINBOW LOUNGE shows how using your voice can make a difference. In these turbulent times, we hope the documentary inspires audiences to use their voices to resist and create change. Especially as Gay History Month comes to a close, BUY or RENT this piece of history today. Available on Amazon Instant Video: http://Amazon.RaidoftheRainbowLounge.com and DVD: http://caminaentertainment.com/Raid_of_the_Rainbow_Lounge_Documentary/Shopping_Cart_DVD.html More information is available at www.RaidoftheRainbowLounge.com Educational Licenses, which include PPR and a Curriculum Guide are also available at http://Education.CaminaEntertainment.com
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LGBT HISTORY: Featured in the current issue of THE ADVOCATE: "Raid of the Rainbow Lounge": The Documentary (PRINT: pg 14 and ONLINE: https://www.advocate.com/current-issue/2017/7/18/was-historic-gay-bar-victim-arson) This is the acclaimed film's FIRST STORY IN A MAJOR PRINT PUBLICATION!! I am glad that even more people are learning about the controversial/violent 2009 Rainbow Lounge raid (which happened ON the 40th Anniversary of Stonewall) and RAID OF THE RAINBOW LOUNGE! ***WATCH THE FILM (See below)*** With an upswing in anti-gay violence and rhetoric, RAID OF THE RAINBOW LOUNGE is incredibly timely and can be an important contribution to the critical discussion about the current state of LGBT equality in the United States. As we enter uncertain and challenging times under a new administration, we must stay vigilant in the fight for LGBT equality and remain steadfast in the preservation of our history. We can draw strength and courage from stories of our past, not only to survive, but to overcome seemly insurmountable odds. We must continue to educate and enlighten!!! VIEW TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKPVCbe-Z7Q ----- FOR HOME VIEWING: OWN a piece of LGBT history: *Buy the DVD* at http://caminaentertainment.com/Raid_of_the_Rainbow_Lounge_Documentary/Shopping_Cart_DVD.html or stream at https://caminaentertainment.dotstudiopro.com/channel/raid-of-the-rainbow-lounge or http://caminaentertainment.com/Raid_of_the_Rainbow_Lounge_Documentary/Screening_Room.html ***HOST A SCREENING!*** RAID OF THE RAINBOW LOUNGE is not only an excellent illustration of a social movement in progress, but it has also proven to be an effective training tool for grassroots organizations, law enforcement and city officials. It has also proven to be a powerful educational tool for students around the country. We would love to share this film with your organization or educational institution. Learn more about HOSTING A SCREENING and READ TESTIMONIALS from the Library of Congress, a U.S. Attorney, and representatives from city governments and police departments from around the country at http://Education.CaminaEntertainment.com ----- Official website: www.RaidoftheRainbowLounge.com PLEASE LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: www.Facebook.com/RaidOfTheRainbowLounge
TODAY IN HISTORY: On a hot June evening, a small neighborhood gay bar was aggressively raided by police, leading to multiple arrests. Some patrons were seriously injured. Ultimately, this raid led to a wave of activism that still thrives today. I bet you think I am talking about the the Stonewall Inn. HOWEVER, exactly 40 years after the Stonewall Inn raid, a hauntingly similar raid occurred in Fort Worth, Texas at the Rainbow Lounge (June 28, 2009). RAID OF THE RAINBOW LOUNGE is a 103 minute documentary recounting the widely publicized and controversial 2009 police raid of a Fort Worth, Texas gay bar that resulted in multiple arrests and serious injuries. Following sordid allegations and outrage, many changes would occur in the city, and Fort Worth would become a leader in LGBT equality. However, the changes did not happen overnight and without controversy. The audience will witness history unfold as this film documents that journey from the perspective of witnesses, activists and politicians who helped changed the city. ***HOST A SCREENING!*** RAID OF THE RAINBOW LOUNGE is not only an excellent illustration of a social movement in progress, but it has also proven to be an effective training tool for grassroots organizations, law enforcement and city officials. It has also proven to be a powerful educational tool for students around the country. We would love to share this film with your organization or educational institution. Learn more about HOSTING A SCREENING and READ TESTIMONIALS from the Library of Congress, a U.S. Attorney, and representatives from city governments and police departments from around the country at http://Education.CaminaEntertainment.com The teachable moments explored in RAID OF THE RAINBOW LOUNGE are AS RELEVANT AS EVER! With last summer's tragedy in Orlando, there have been many discussions about violence and harassment in places that have been historically regarded as LGBT "safe spaces", such as bars. The Rainbow Lounge raid has been mentioned as a prime, recent example. In addition, RAID OF THE RAINBOW LOUNGE examines at great length, the importance of building trust and relationships between disenfranchised communities and their law enforcement and city leaders. These topics could be ripped from today's headlines. With an upswing in anti-gay violence and rhetoric, RAID OF THE RAINBOW LOUNGE is incredibly timely and can be an important contribution to the critical discussion about the current state of LGBT equality in the United States. As we enter uncertain and challenging times under a new administration, we must stay vigilant in the fight for LGBT equality and remain steadfast in the preservation of our history. We can draw strength and courage from stories of our past, not only to survive, but to overcome seemly insurmountable odds. We must continue to educate and enlighten!!! RAID OF THE RAINBOW LOUNGE was an Official Selection of nearly 40 film festivals, was used for training by the U.S. State Department and U.S. Department of Justice and even screened at the Library of Congress! WINNER of 13 awards (including 5 BEST FILM and 3 Audience Choice Awards) and a recipient of a City Proclamation! Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKPVCbe-Z7Q ----- FOR HOME VIEWING: OWN a piece of LGBT history: Buy the DVD at http://caminaentertainment.com/Raid_of_the_Rainbow_Lounge_Documentary/Shopping_Cart_DVD.html or stream at https://caminaentertainment.dotstudiopro.com/channel/raid-of-the-rainbow-lounge ----- Official website: www.RaidoftheRainbowLounge.com page: www.Facebook.com/RaidOfTheRainbowLounge