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.
Audrey and Gail.
Glbtq.com wishes everyone a Happy Valentine's Day. Fittingly, on Valentine's Day 2013, the Illinois State Senate passed a marriage equality bill and the Devotion Project released a film introducing us to newlyweds Audrey and Gail.
As Ray Long and Rafael Guerrero report in the Chicago Tribune, the Illinois Senate delivered a Valentine's Day victory to gay and lesbian couples, passing on a 34 to 21 vote legislation that would authorize same-sex marriage in Illinois.
The measure changes marriage in state law from an act between a man and a woman to two people. The legislation explicitly says nothing in the proposed law would force a religious denomination or minster to "solemnize any marriage."
People in civil unions would be able to convert them to gay marriages within a year of a same-sex marriage law going on the books in Illinois.
Senator Heather Steans, who sponsored the measure, argued the legislation is needed because it is time for Illinois to eliminate the "second-class status" of gay and lesbian couples.
Senator Martin Sandoval called this particular Valentine's Day a "day of celebration," saying support for gay marriage is a decisive action to break down barriers that have prevented some Illinois citizens from getting the justice they deserve.
"This is a bill that is a defining moment here in this state," Sandoval said.
Referring to the Roman Catholic hierarchy that strongly opposes the legislation, he added, "our religious leaders have failed us."
The bill now goes to the House, where its passage is expected to be tougher. Governor Quinn supports the bill and will sign it if it reaches his desk.
Another Valentine's Day gift is from The Devotion Project, which produces short documentary films featuring glbtq couples of all stripes.
On Valentine's Day 2013, the Project released a film introducing the charming Audrey and Gail, who recently married.