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.
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.
The sexual revolution of post-World War II America changed sexual and gender roles profoundly.
"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.
Although best known for her crusade for women's suffrage, Susan B. Anthony spoke out on a range of feminist issues.
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
Androgyny, a psychological blending of gender traits, has long been embraced by strong women, soft men, members of queer communities, and others who do not easily fit into traditionally defined gender categories.
A cultural crossroads between Asia and Europe, Russia has a long, rich, and often violent heritage of varied influences and stark confrontations in regard to its patterns of same-sex love.
Congratulations to Evan Wolfson and Dr. Cheng He, who were wed in New York City on October 15, 2011. Wolfson is a key architect in the struggle to legalize same-sex marriage; He is a molecular biologist. They exchanged vows at Gustavino's, a Manhattan restaurant.
Wolfson and He have been a couple since 2002. They could have married elsewhere earlier, but they decided to wait until they could wed in their own state. Fittingly, Wolfson worked tirelessly to persuade the New York legislature to pass the marriage equality bill that made New York the sixth American state to permit same-sex marriage.
Despite his immersion in the political movement for equal rights, Wolfson emphasizes, "For me, getting married is not about making a political statement; it's about wanting to build a life together, wanting to have protections for one another, wanting to make a commitment in front of your family and friends, just like everyone else."
The couple's wedding is the subject of a New York Times feature story by Nate Schweber, which may be found here: Evan Wolfson and Cheng He.