With reports from hundreds of sub-Saharan African locales of male-male sexual relations and from about fifty of female-female sexual relations, it is clear that same-sex sexual relations existed in traditional African societies, though varying in forms and in the degree of public acceptance
The confrontations between police and demonstrators at the Stonewall Inn in New York City the weekend of June 27-29, 1969 mark the beginning of the modern glbtq movement for equal rights.
A social role for individuals who crossed or mixed male and female characteristics was one of the most widely distributed institutions of native North America.
The sexual revolution of post-World War II America changed sexual and gender roles profoundly.
Mixed-orientation marriages--those in which one partner is straight and the other is gay or lesbian--often end in divorce, but such an ending is not inevitable.
"Leather" is a blanket term for a large array of sexual preferences, identities, relationship structures, and social organizations loosely tied together by the thread of what is conventionally understood as sadomasochistic sex.
Since the late nineteenth century, transgendered people have advocated legal and social reforms that would ameliorate the kinds of oppression and discrimination they suffer.
Formed soon after the Stonewall Riots of 1969, the short-lived but influential Gay Liberation Front brought a new militancy to the movement that became known as gay liberation.
Thomas Roberts (right) and Patrick Abner at a GLAAD function.
Congratulations to MSNBC news anchor Thomas Roberts and his long-time partner Patrick Abner, who wed in New York City on September 29, 2012. The rooftop ceremony, at the Gansevoort Park Avenue Hotel, was officiated by California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, who in 2004, when he was Mayor of San Francisco, defied state law by issuing marriages licenses to same-sex couples.
With his marriage to Abner, who works as a community liaison for Merck Pharmaceuticals, Roberts has become the first national news anchor in a same-sex marriage.
According to OnTop Magazine, among the 150 guests attending the wedding were such celebrities as singer Chely Wright, who performed at the event, actress Judith Light, activist David Mixner, CNN anchor Don Lemon, and commentator Meghan McCain. Other attendees include Roberts's MSNBC colleagues Phil Griffin, Tamron Hall, and Chris Jansing, and Good Morning America weatherman Sam Champion.
In August, Roberts told the New York Observer that while he attempts to maintain objectivity in his reporting, when it comes to equality, he is not objective. "I want it for you, for me, for everybody . . . It's written in our Constitution: life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, and what's wrong with talking about that? Nothing."
In 2010, in response to the youth suicide crisis, Roberts contributed an affecting "It Gets Better" video in which he mentions both the Trevor Project and the Point Foundation.