Jim Elledge The Boys of Fairy Town reveals the little-known history of gay life in Chicago during its first century through the biographies of the men who lived there. It covers a diversity of individuals, from female impersonator to body builder, from activist to suicide, from black to white. Anyone, […]
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How did a single gay man become blamed for causing the North American AIDS epidemic?
Queer experiences of the Holocaust have been marginalised, ignored and denied.
Conservatives exploited homophobia to discredit opposition to Section 28, leaving Labour ambivalent to outright opposition.
When sexual desire was not attached to notions of sexual identity.
Discussion of Obergefell compared activism for marriage equality with efforts to secure equal rights.
Interview by Rachel Hope Cleves While attending Gay American History @40, a conference held this past May to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Jonathan Ned Katz’s Gay American History, I took a walk with Jim Downs and interviewed him about his new book, Stand By Me: The Forgotten History of Gay Liberation. The circumstances felt propitious. […]