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.
We wish you all a happy and prosperous new year. May 2012 bring us closer to equal rights under the law everywhere and may we all realize our fondest hopes and dreams.
The Portland Gay Men's Chorus, joined by soprano Dru Rutledge, asks "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?"
Chely Wright and the Indigo Girls remind us that "It Really Is a Wonderful Life."
George Michael and Elton John plead "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me."
Sweet Honey in the Rock vows "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Round."
Adam Lambert promises "A Change Is Gonna Come."
Auld Lang Syne and fireworks from London.