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Velvet Foundation National LGBT Museum Developed and sustained by the Velvet Foundation, the Museum will be located in the city of New York, where the LGBT story can most effectively reach a national and international audience.
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The Museum is dedicated to sharing the heritage of LGBT people, a story that unites millions of women and men but is rarely represented in mainstream museums.

The Museum is dedicated to sharing the heritage of LGBT people, a story that unites millions of women and men but is rarely represented in mainstream museums.

Attention Baltimore!
07/21/2016
The history of Baltimore's le***an bar scene

Attention Baltimore!

In the August 1979 issue of Baltimore's long-running Gay Community Center newspaper, Greg Lehne wrote about casual s*x 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...

02/22/2016
Comfort 101: The Art of the Dinner Party

Comfort 101: The Art of the Dinner Party

We’re excited to share our new video, The Art of The Dinner Party, featuring many new styles from our Spring 2016 Collection. Shot at the company’s High Poin...

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 …

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

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

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

Robert Spitzer, influential US psychiatrist who was lauded for pushing to remove homos*xuality's classification as a men...
12/27/2015
Robert Spitzer, influential US psychiatrist, dies aged 83 - BBC News

Robert Spitzer, influential US psychiatrist who was lauded for pushing to remove homos*xuality's classification as a mental disorder in 1973 dies at age 83.

Dr Jack Drescher, a gay psychoanalyst, described it as a major advance for gay rights.

"The fact that gay marriage is allowed today is in part owed to Bob Spitzer," he told the New York Times.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-35185138

Robert Spitzer, the influential US psychiatrist who helped declassify homos*xuality as an illness, dies aged 83.

Grab a cider, sit by the fire, and take a look!  Great videos from HuffPostLive.  1 each for the L, the G, the B and the...
10/28/2015
WATCH: HuffPost Live's Deep Dive Into LGBT History

Grab a cider, sit by the fire, and take a look! Great videos from HuffPostLive. 1 each for the L, the G, the B and the T.

Everything you ever wanted to know about the expansion of the q***r community.

Is this your story or the story of someone you know?
10/20/2015
The Lost History of Gay Adult Adoption

Is this your story or the story of someone you know?

Previously excluded from marriage, some gay people adopted their partner for legal protection. But what happens to these adoptions now that same-s*x marriage is legal?

A few words from the founder of LGBT History Month in its 22nd year.
10/07/2015
Knowing LGBT History Is Knowing Yourself | Advocate.com

A few words from the founder of LGBT History Month in its 22nd year.

The founder of LGBT History Month, which kicks off Thursday, explains how learning about our past helped him live a more honest, open, and integrated life.

History of drag lecture given by Duke professor Rosenberg Monday
10/07/2015
History of drag lecture given by Duke professor Rosenberg Monday

History of drag lecture given by Duke professor Rosenberg Monday

Gabriel Rosenberg, assistant professor of women’s studies at Duke, delivered a lecture on the history of drag at the Hayti Heritage Center in Durham on Monday night. The lecture was followed by drag performances from Vivica C. Coxx, Spray J., Jazmine Brooks and Vivian Vaughn.

StoryCorp unearths a Colorado clerk who actually gave a marriage license to a same-s*x couple in 1975.  Unbelievable!
09/05/2015
Colo. Clerk Recalls Issuing Same-Sex-Marriage Licenses — In 1975

StoryCorp unearths a Colorado clerk who actually gave a marriage license to a same-s*x couple in 1975. Unbelievable!

County clerks are making news by defying the state's gay-marriage ban, but Clela Rorex got there first. Decades ago, she issued a groundbreaking license to the first openly gay people she'd ever met.

Tell us about any LGBT classes you've taken (presumably at the collegiate, masters or PhD level)!
08/08/2015
California high school creates gay history class

Tell us about any LGBT classes you've taken (presumably at the collegiate, masters or PhD level)!

The class will "explore the American experience through a lens that isn't usually discussed in traditional U.S. history classes," teacher Lyndsey Schlax said.

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