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Transgender Men, 1876-1936, by Emily Skidmore
The Marlin Beach Affair: From Homosexual "Presence" to Gay "Community," by Fred Fejes
State LGBT History Education Laws, 2011-2021, by Marc Stein
“We Were The Movement": Lesbian Activism in the Boston Reproductive Rights Movement, by Sara Slager
LGBT Direct Action Bibliography, Chronology, and Inventory, by Marc Stein
The Eve Adams Archive, by Jonathan Ned Katz
Who Was Jennie June?, by Channing Joseph
Carroll Smith-Rosenberg and "The Female World of Love and Ritual," A 2021 Interview, by Matthew Hauptman
Lucien Price: Homosexual Emancipation Pioneer (1883 - 1964), by Jonathan Ned Katz
"Where Perversion Is Taught": The Untold History of a Gay Rights Demonstration at Bucks County Community College, May 9, 1968, by Marc Stein
Discovering a Trove of Magnus Hirschfeld Documents, 2009-2012, by Donald W. McLeod
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To honor the 40th anniversary celebration, in June 2009, of the Stonewall Riots, OutHistory for the first time published nine pages of New York City Police Department records created early on the morning of the rebellion’s starting date, June 28, 1969. These were obtained by Jonathan Ned Katz via a New York Freedom of Information Law request. In June 2019, Tim Fitzsimmons, a reporter for NBC News, published one completely new and other old but differently redacted documents based on a FOIL request for Stonewall police reports. They are all republished here.
Gay activist Perry Brass tells of his work with the Gay Liberation Front in New York City in the late 1960s and early 1970s, including his story of coming out of the closet publicly through the GLF's newspaper Come Out!.
Explore fifteen years of the New York City Pride Parade through Suzanne Poli's exceptional photographs. Published originally on OutHistory in 2012.
This exhibit presents digital copies of Come Out!, the newspaper of New York City's Gay Liberation Front.
Photographs of the June 1994 Pride Parade in New York City celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots of June 1969. Copyright © Jonas Kulikauskas 2010. All rights reserved.
An exhibit focusing on the strains of activism that dominated the LGBT political scene in New York City and across the country from 1969 to 1973.
This exhibit was originally published to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the demonstrations for gay and lesbian rights that began at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall on July 4, 1965, and continued as Annual Reminders on July 4 in 1966, 1967, 1968, and 1969.
An exhibit on a 1968 student protest at Bucks County Community College after the college president cancelled an event featuring Mattachine Society New York leader Richard Leitsch. Published originally on OutHistory in 2021.
An introduction to more than 600 LGBT direct action demonstrations and protests in the United States from 1965 to 1973, with an overview report, annotations, bibliographic references, and tags. Published originally by OutHistory and Queer Pasts in 2023.
Remembering the first pride march in New York City. First published on OutHistory in 2019.