LGBT History

Jewel Thais-Williams The Lavender Effect’s Oral History Project - Based in Los Angeles, The Lavender Effect is a non-profit group preserving and promoting LGBT culture and heritage. The group has recently begun its Oral History Project, a collection of video interviews with significant older LGBT people and supporters. Rev. Troy Perry, Betty DeGeneres, Malcolm Boyd, Ivy Bottini, and Sheila Kuehl are among those who […]
kim davis Rainbow Spotlight - Kim Davis. OK, I’m going out on a limb with this one. But god (or is it the devil?) works in mysterious ways. The Rowan County, Kentucky, clerk has unwittingly advanced the “gay rights agenda” with her intolerance and zealotry. I was in the Ventura County (California) administration building the other day to witness the […]
Store_Mannequin (2) Questions for. . . - Billy Stevenson, iCandee Marketing. Located in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, iCandee Marketing is an LGBT-owned and operated promotional products marketing firm. iCandee specializes in customized promotional products, specialized advertising, corporate incentives and corporate/team apparel. We “spoke” (via email) with Billy Stevenson, 44, one of iCandee’s founders, to get his take on marketing to the LGBT community, […]
Outer Voices Inner Lives cover “Outer Voices Inner Lives” - Shameless Self Promotion. Apparently, it’s not too early to start thinking about holiday gift-giving–the Christmas decorations are already showing up in the stores!  So I offer this suggestion: a print copy or e-book version of Outer Voices Inner Lives. It’s a collection of 16 short stories and personal essay by LGBTQ writers over 50, with […]
V_final_web Changing the Face and Voice of American Politics - Questions for Torey Carter. Founded in 1991, The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Institute work to increase the number of openly LGBT officials at all levels of government, from local elections nationwide to the United States Congress. As Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Torey Carter is responsible for all fiscal policies, special […]
Uganda anti-gay protesters Rescuing LGBT Africans - Questions for Melanie Nathan. As an advocate for the rights of LGBT Africans, Melanie Nathan cannot be branded as a meddling Westerner. Although she has lived in the US since 1985, Nathan’s African bona fides are genuine. She was born in South Africa (and still has the accent to prove it), and became an attorney […]
kuehl_brinskele Sheila Kuhl Wins LA County Supervisor Seat - UPDATE: Sheila Kuhl defeated Kennedy-clan scion Bobby Shriver to win a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Kuhl, who was the first openly-gay member of California legislature when she was elected to the state assembly in 1994, will now sit on one of the most powerful governing agencies in the state. Earlier […]
The Other Side piano bar The Other Side: A Queer History’s Last Call - Writer and filmmaker Jane Cantillon loves a good piano bar. So when she found The Other Side located just a few blocks from her home in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles, she became a regular. As she became friendly with many of the bar’s older patrons, she learned first-hand of their stories about […]
The Pennsylvania Rural Gay Caucus at gay pride parade in Philadelphia, 1976. LGBT History Projects - In the life of a child, his or her family of origin plays an important role in teaching and passing along the history of the family and the history of the ethnic, racial, religious or social group the child belongs to. The LGBT community is the only community that does learn its history within the […]
Barry Loveland_LGBT History Project Questions for…Barry Loveland - Barry Loveland is the perfect person to chair the LGBT History Project of Central Pennsylvania. In 1983, with a graduate degree in historic preservation, he moved to Harrisburg where he became actively involved in several LGBT organizations, gathering first-hand knowledge of the needs and issues of region’s LGBT community. Loveland, who is 56, spoke to […]

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