Social Organizations and Venues
In New Orleans gay krewes are a familiar part of Mardi Gras and their balls a center of glbtq social life in the city.
Both parades and marches have served to render the glbtq community visible; whereas marches typically attempt to effect political change, parades and pride events affirm identity and community.
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), an American organization of some 460 affiliated chapters and 80,000 members, works to support glbtq people and their loved ones.
The Persian Gay and Lesbian Organization (PGLO) advocates for civil and human rights for Iranian glbtq people around the world.
A movement that emerged in the late 1970s, the Radical Faeries identify with the gender variant sacred outsider that has appeared and reappeared in many cultures throughout human history.
Rural life offers both challenges and satisfactions for glbtq people.
As the aging population has grown, more organizations have emerged that are dedicated to providing much-needed services and information, along with socialization and activism opportunities, to glbtq senior citizens.
In a little more than thirty years, the number of glbtq student organizations has grown from a handful found at large universities to several thousand spread throughout the country to nearly all college campuses.
The 1810 conviction of London's Vere Street Coterie led to the most brutal public punishment of homosexuals in British history.
Activist and editor Anna Vock pioneered in organizing lesbians and gay men in Switzerland in the 1930s.
By the early twentieth-century, YMCAs had become popular havens for men who sought sex with other men.