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.
Lady Gaga performing in 2010. Photograph by Flickr contributor Nellyfus (cc by-sa 2.0).
On December 4, 2011, at a gala benefiting the Trevor Project, Lady Gaga was presented the Trevor Hero Award for "being an inspiration to youth and increasing visibility and understanding of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community." The pop phenomenon and passionate advocate for glbtq youth recently established the Born This Way Foundation to empower youth to be proud of who they are and to accept others as they are.
"This award means more to me than any Grammy I could ever win," the singer said in accepting her award.
At the event held at the Hollywood Palladium, Google Inc. received the Trevor 2020 Award for "increasing visibility and understanding of LGBTQ issues" for their efforts to improve workplace equality.
The gala featured performances from Miley Cyrus, Mary J. Blige, Lee Ann Rimes, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka, and Darren Criss, among others.
The Trevor Project was founded in 1998 by James Lecense, Peggy Rajski, and Randy Stone to address the issue of teen suicide, especially among glbtq youth. The three had collaborated on the 1994 Academy Award-winning short film, Trevor, about a 13-year-old who attempts suicide.
Based in Los Angeles, the educational program has helped youth from all over the United States, especially through The Trevor Helpline, a toll-free suicide-prevention telephone counseling service.
At the gala on December 4, this delightful animated video was premiered: