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We can only truly understand ourselves if we understand where we came from. Uploaded every morning, these stories honor the past and the LGBT struggle for equality.

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The Forgotten Gay Civil Rights Leader

Bayard Rustin was a mentor of Dr. King and an important organizer and activist in the civil rights movement. However, his influence is often minimized or ignored because he was gay.    

Bruce

Bruce

 

Banned Simpsons episode regarding homosexuality finally airs

https://youtu.be/cJxd4pO11AE On 2/16/97, an episode of The Simpsons that had previously been banned by FOX censors is finally aired. This was the first Simpsons episode to exclusively explore LGBT issues in an era when homosexuality on television was taboo. http://www.simpsonsworld.com/#/recaps... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homer's... http://www.nohomers.net/showthread.ph... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpDPm... 

Bruce

Bruce

 

Gay Marriage in the 2004 Election

https://youtu.be/3BoAaaOY7Gk Sources http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/the-facts-gay-marriage-didnt-tilt-2004-election/ http://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/04/politics/campaign/samesex-marriage-issue-key-to-some-gop-races.html https://www.jstor.org/stable/30044275 http://www.nbcnews.com/id/6383353/ns/politics/t/voters-pass-all-bans-gay-marriage/#.WfqKWWhSzcc http://www.pewresearch.org/2006/07/26/wedge-issues-on-the-ballot/ Music Credits Ice Flow by Kevin Ma

Bruce

Bruce

 

Oldest LGBT Magazine Celebrates 50th Birthday

The first edition of The Advocate was published by the Personal Rights in Defense and Education (PRIDE) organization in Los Angeles. After the LAPD raided the Black Cat Tavern on New Year's Day 1967, PRIDE organized demonstrations against police brutality. In order to communicate with its members, The Los Angeles Advocate was published as a newsletter to organize and publicize PRIDE's activities. It was sold for 25 cents in gay bars across Los Angeles.  Within just a few months, two of the

Bruce

Bruce

 

The surprising decriminalization of homosexuality in the Ottoman Emire

On August 9, 1858, the Ottoman Empire implemented a new penal code as part of an overall period of reform that lasted nearly 40 years. This new criminal code omitted the crime of homosexuality, thus decriminalizing homosexuality in the Empire and its successor, the Republic of Turkey. That’s 124 years before you couldn’t be arrested for being gay in the UK, and 145 years before the United States! Surprised? I was too. We constantly hear tragic stories of LGBT discrimination, persecution,

Bruce

Bruce

 

Greg Louganis wins his first Olympic gold medal

This is the story of Greg Louganis. His story is one of overcoming obstacles and living an authentic life no matter what fate throws your way.   Even from birth, Greg had a difficult life. Born to teenage parents who put him up for adoption, he was adopted into the Louganis family in the suburbs of San Diego, California. Years later Greg would talk about how his adoptive father was an alcoholic and was abusive. He suffered from dyslexia, though remained undiagnosed and therefore he was

Bruce

Bruce

 

Surviving the gay Holocaust

Rudolf Brazda was born in Germany to Czech parents. His father was a coal miner who died in a work accident when Rudolf was a young boy. Though homosexuality was technically a crime in Germany before Hitler rose to power under Paragraph 175, it was not widely enforced in the Weimar Republic. In the relative tolerance of the Weimar Republic, Rudolf Brazda lived openly with his partner and subletted a room from a Jehovah's Witness lady who apparently had no problem with his sexuality. Ho

Bruce

Bruce

 

Michelangelo's Muse

484 years ago today, arguably the great love of Michelangelo’s life wrote him a love poem that would rival any between a straight couple. Hello! I’m Bruce Tedder and you’re watching Today in LGBT History.   Historians cannot agree on much, including Michelangelo’s sexuality. Many of his writings, drawings, sculptures, and paintings had overtly homosexual overtones. There were always accusations, even by members of Michelangelo’s own extended family. But it was a title that Michela

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Bruce

 

Founding of the first gay rights political organization

56 years ago today, one of the first organizations was formed to lobby for gay rights.  Hello! I’m Bruce Tedder and this is Today in LGBT History.   On August 1st, 1961, about half a dozen gay men, led by Frank Kameny, met at the Hay Adams Hotel to create what would become the Mattachine Society of Washington.  Strange name, right? It comes from medieval France where a group of unmarried townspeople who were never seen in public without masks. The group would perform dance

Bruce

Bruce

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