LGBT History Month Founder on How Black History Month Started It All

This guest post is by Rodney Wilson, founder of LGBT History Month and GLSEN-St. Louis. As the first openly-gay public school teacher in Missouri, his story was chronicled in a Teacher Magazine cover story, in local and national press, and on “Dateline NBC.” He now tutors and teaches history, politics, and comparative religion at a

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LGBT T-shirts No Longer in the Closet: An Online Wearable Archive

By Eric Gonzaba Recently, when St. Mary’s Academy in Portland decided to fire an academic advisor after learning she was a lesbian, students and alumni gathered and protested the high school’s decision. They painted homemade rainbow t-shirts that read, “Who am I to judge,” a reference to the Pope’s 2013 famous remarks about accepting homosexuality. The high

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Quistory in Your Neighborhood: Tucson, Arizona

Much of Arizona’s LGBTQ history is unrecorded, due to our lack of written records from Native American communities pre-colonialism. What we do know about the tribes in the Arizona area from European-American “explorers” indicates that Two-Spirit individuals were common and revered. Gender and sexuality were treated differently than today and often in much more fluid

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Get Quist’s Tickets to the History-making Fun Home!

There are several Broadway musical premiers in the Quist app, including RENT, A Chorus Line, The Children’s Hour, and West Side Story. Many of them represent gay or bisexual men’s contributions to the arts having written them. But there had never been a Broadway show with a lesbian protagonist… until now. Fun Home tells the

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We Need Your Support

Queer history isn’t just really, really, really cool to learn. (Though of course it is.) It changes lives. When someone learns about their shared heritage they are connected to a sense of community they might not have been able to otherwise access. In a 2012 survey in the UK of LGBT people, “a sense or experience

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