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.
The Chicago Gay Men's Chorus celebrates the season.
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.
The London Gay Men's Chorus sings "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.
The Chicago Gay Men's Chorus performs "(I'll Be Home) With Bells On."
The Portland Gay Men's Chorus a cappella subgroup Cascade sings Owl City's "The Christmas Song (Christmas With You)" at their 2012 holiday concert.
The incomparable Melissa Etheridge sings "Christmas in America: Send My Baby Home."
From the Windy City Gay Chorus 2012 Holiday Concert.
Dan O'Leary and the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus say "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."
The Indigo Girls sing "Mistletoe."
Melissa Manchester and the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles perform "A Mother's Prayer" in memory of the glbtq youth who have been lost to bullying and despair.
The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles has dedicated their performance of David Bowie's arrangement of "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy" to the families of Newtown, Connecticut, where a gunman killed 26 people last week.