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.
Michael Triplett, President of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA), died on January 17, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. An attorney as well as journalist, Triplett was assistant managing editor at Bloomberg-BNA, where he used his legal background to report on tax and labor policy.
A post at the NLGJA blog reports that Triplett had been a member of the organization's leadership team for several years, first as a Washington, D.C. chapter board member and president and then as a national board member and vice president for print before assuming the presidency in 2012.
The post also says that Triplett's "quiet demeanor masked a steely resolve and an uncanny ability to push our organization forward. Michael quickly became someone who could be relied on both to provide sage advice as well as the time and energy to help us accomplish our goals."
Triplett is survived by his partner Jack Squier, as well as his mother and sister and her family and other relatives.
The video below, from 2008, tells the truth about the NLGJA