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03/01/2013 

 
 
 
 
  Susan B. Anthony

Women's Activism at the Turn of the 20th Century
 
At the turn of the twentieth century, women activists fought patriarchal oppression in many ways. Some crusaded for women's suffrage, others chose to live with other women rather than marry, others demanded the right to control their own sexuality, while others pursued careers once forbidden to them. Some did all of the above.
 
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02/01/2013 

 
 
 
 
  Chris Freeman

Found History: Letters to ONE Magazine
 
In an illuminating essay focusing on Craig Loftin's selection of letters written to ONE Magazine in the 1950s and 1960s, Chris Freeman explores some of the ways the homophile movement contributed to the "great national conversation" about equal rights that President Obama invoked in his inaugural address.
 
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02/01/2013 

 
 
 
 
  "The Negro Looks Ahead" by James Richmond Barthe

African-American and African Diaspora Art
 
Early gay and lesbian African-American and African Diaspora artists did not openly declare their homosexuality, but in the late twentieth century, many artists began to explore issues of gender and sexuality in their work.
 
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01/01/2013 

 
 
 
 
  The DVD Edition of Victim

Dirk Bogarde's Gamble: Victim Revisited
 
In 1960, Dirk Bogarde took a daring risk, one that could have ended his career, when he agreed to play the leading role in director Basil Dearden's groundbreaking film Victim (1961), the first feature film to present a sympathetic homosexual protagonist.
 
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  Harold Norse

The Beat Generation
 
The writers of the nonconformist Beat Generation of the 1950s, many of whom were gay or bisexual, endorsed gay rights as a part of their rebellion against inhibition and self-censorship.
 
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12/01/2012 

 
 
 
 
  Decadence

Decadence
 
In its broadest sense, decadence refers to the fall of a society from a position of strength and prosperity to a state of weakness and ruin. More narrowly, members of the nineteenth-century Decadent movement in art and literature either describe aspects of decadent life and society or reflect the decadent literary aesthetic.
 
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  Charlotte Mahlsdorf

Autobiography: Transgender and Transsexual
 
For the last 75 years, transgender and transsexual autobiographies have told the stories of their authors' lives and appealed for greater acceptance of transgender people.
 
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10/01/2012 

 
 
 
 
  Victoria Shannon.

Bulldykes, Drag Queens, and Gangsters: Pre-Stonewall Activism in the City of Big Shoulders
 
Reviewing a new account of glbtq culture in Chicago before Stonewall, Victoria Shannon finds that while this history is not exclusively the story of bulldykes, drag queens, and gangsters, they figure prominently in it.
 
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  Katherine V. Forrest

Canadian Literature
 
Canadian gay and lesbian writers have produced a vibrant body of fiction, non-fiction, drama, and poetry since the 1960s.
 
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09/01/2012 

 
 
 
 
  Gil Rossing

Telling our Stories. Or Why Transformation Stories Are Important.
 
In a meditation on the value of telling our stories, retired Lutheran pastor and marriage equality activist Rev. Gilbert "Gib" Rossing recounts how he and his wife Beth were transformed when their two sons came out.
 
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