Surviving records from the FBI’s “Sex Deviates” files are now available online.
Tag: gay rights movement
Can an archive offer “proof” that historians often seek out?
How do race, gender, and sexuality intersect in order to shape policing and imprisonment?
George Chauncey has testified as an expert witness in more than thirty cases dealing with gay rights.
Discussion of Obergefell compared activism for marriage equality with efforts to secure equal rights.
Rachel Hope Cleves The fortieth-anniversary celebration of Jonathan Ned Katz’s classic document collection Gay American History convened Wednesday evening, May 4, at John Jay College in New York City, with a panel on lesbian history. Cheryl Clarke presided over comments by Caroll Smith-Rosenberg and Claire Potter to an audience that […]
Christopher Lowen Agee In 1960 Patrolman John Mindermann, a rookie officer in the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD), was assigned to San Francisco’s Polk Gulch neighborhood. On his first night out, he stumbled upon the Cable Car Village, a gay bar. Speaking with me years later, he recounted this discovery […]