Public discourse on homosexuality through the images, ideas, and judgements made about queer lives.
Tag: LGBT History
Mass incarceration cannot be understood without looking through the lenses of gender and sexuality.
Bad Girls details how young women and girls in the 1940s and 1950s pursued new sexual freedoms.
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 […]
The Los Angeles Advocate captured the essence of an important segment of the LGBTQ culture.
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 […]
Gillian Frank Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the United States. To reflect upon Dr. King’s life, legacy and influence, NOTCHES offers some primary sources with which to begin thinking about King’s place in the history of sexuality. Even as historians are increasingly reckoning with King’s complicated private life, King’s views on […]