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
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.
A social role for individuals who crossed or mixed male and female characteristics was one of the most widely distributed institutions of native North America.
The sexual revolution of post-World War II America changed sexual and gender roles profoundly.
Mixed-orientation marriages--those in which one partner is straight and the other is gay or lesbian--often end in divorce, but such an ending is not inevitable.
"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.
Since the late nineteenth century, transgendered people have advocated legal and social reforms that would ameliorate the kinds of oppression and discrimination they suffer.
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.
Celebrants at an election night party on Seattle's Capitol Hill.
Congratulations to Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington, the states that made history on November 6, 2012 by passing marriage equality measures. The videos below record the sweetness of victory.
Mainers voted to authorize same-sex marriage by approving Amendment One. In the video below, campaign manager Matt McTighe of Mainers United for Marriage Equality tells ecstatic supporters that the measure has been approved.
Marylanders approved Question 6, which ratified the marriage equality legislation that was passed earlier in the year.
In the video below, Governor Martin O'Malley addresses the jubilant crowd celebrating the victory.
Voters in Minnesota rejected a constitutional amendment that would have banned same-sex marriage.
In the video below, just as campaign manager Richard Carlbom of Minnesotans United for All Families is telling supporters to go home and await the results later on Wednesday morning, he is interrupted with news that the amendment has been defeated.
Washington state approved Referendum 74, which ratified marriage equality legislation that had been passed by the legislature earlier in the year. On Seattle's Capitol Hill, supporters of Referendum 74 celebrate their anticipated victory, which was not officially called until Thursday.