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 Gay & Lesbian Review on its twentieth anniversary. The magazine, which was founded in 1994 as Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review and is now officially known as Gay & Lesbian Review Worldwide, is celebrating its two-decades of publication with a special issue that is all "all about anniversaries," emphasizing achievements and events from 1944 through 1994, approached from the perspective of 2014.
In the special issue, frequent glbtq.com contributor Raymond Jean Frontain examines the theme of sexual honesty in the work of Tennessee Williams, whose first major work, The Glass Menagerie, was produced in 1944, while Mark Merlis offers a fiftieth-anniversary assessment of John Rechy's City of Night.
Other essays include Darren Patrick Blaney's commemoration of the 1964 production of two landmark gay plays at New York's off-off-Broadway venue Caffe Cino, Lanford Wilson's "The Madness of Lady Bright" and Robert Patrick's "The Haunted Host"; and Patricia Nell Warren's reflection on the "long run" of her beloved 1974 novel The Front Runner.
The thirtieth anniversary of the discovery of the cause of AIDS in 1984 is commemorated in John-Manuel Andriote's "Thirty Years of HIV Research." The twentieth anniversary of the institution of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is acknowledged by Andrew Holleran's memoir of his struggle with whether to "tell" or not when he was called up for the draft in 1967, while the tenth anniversary of the Goodridge decision, which mandated marriage equality in Massachusetts, is marked by Tim Miller's interview with Evan Wolfson, founder of Freedom to Marry.
The issue also includes an essay by Edmund White about his experience with the American health care system as he recovered from a stroke, and all the regular features of the magazine, including reviews, poems, correspondence, and its annual "In Memoriam."
Congratulations to editor Richard Schneider Jr. and all the contributors and staff members who have made Gay and Lesbian Review indispensable reading for the past twenty years.