The sexual revolution of post-World War II America changed sexual and gender roles profoundly.
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
In British law, Section 28 of the Local Government Act, enforced from 1988 until 2003, prohibited the promotion of homosexuality and teaching the acceptability of homosexuality as a "pretended family relationship".
The Hijras--men who dress and act like women--have been a presence in India for generations, maintaining a third-gender role that has become institutionalized through tradition.
The dominant ideology among politicized lesbians during the 1970s and 1980s, Lesbian Feminism was based on the premise that lesbianism and feminism were inextricably linked.
Harvey Milk, among the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in the United States, was assassinated in San Francisco's City Hall, making him the American gay liberation movement's most visible martyr.
By the early twentieth-century, YMCAs had become popular havens for men who sought sex with other men.
Compulsory heterosexuality is the assumption that women and men are innately attracted to each other emotionally and sexually and that heterosexuality is universal, a view that leads to an institutional inequality of power that privileges heterosexual males and denigrates women, especially lesbians.
May the Holiday Season be rewarding and fulfilling for all of us. Here is some music to get you into the spirit of the season.
In this video, John Barrowman says "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas":
Melissa Etheridge covers John Lennon's "Happy XMas (War Is Over)":
Here the London Gay Men's Chorus's sings "Coming Out at Christmas":
The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus performs "We Are Lights," the Chanukah Song:
Chris Colfer and Darren Criss in "Baby, It's Cold Outside":
The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles performs "Chanukah in Santa Monica":
The Seattle Gay Men's Chorus performs "Scrooge's Carol":
k. d. lang sings Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah":
Joan Baez sings the Cherry Tree Carol:
Sam Harris says "Merry Christmas, Darling" and "Get Here":