Are Civil Unions a 600-Year-Old Tradition?

>Sharing “one bread, one wine, and one purse”: The history of brotherment A compelling new study from the September issue of the Journal of Modern History reviews historical evidence, including documents and gravesites, suggesting that homosexual civil unions may have existed six centuries ago in France. The article is the latest from the ongoing “Contemporary […]

Leslie Feinberg Interviews Sylvia Rivera

>Leslie Feinberg, author of Stone Butch Blues and Transgender Warrior interviews Sylvia Rivera, a Puerto Rican Drag Queen from the Stonewall Riots in this interview. Sylvia talks about her involvement with the Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (STAR) and the Stonewall Riots in 1969. Although the interview is a bit old, it is a great telling […]

The Lost Boys – Epstein, Orton and Meek

>Jon Savage threads together the extraordinary lives of Brian Epstein, Joe Orton and Joe Meek – three men persecuted for their homosexuality who died in 1967 – the year the stigma was supposed to be lifted. Read the full Guardian article here. BBC Four will be broadcasting documentaries on Joe Orton’s and Joe Meek’s lives […]

Jacob Breslow, Intern to Both Schools OUT & LGBT History Month Tells His Story to Pink News

> Pink News 16th August 2007 13:35 Comment Article available here Jacob Breslow – My Journey from Scared Teen to Gay Activist The first time I came to the UK, I was amazed by its history, architecture and bustling cities. Now, over ten years later, I have come back to experience this amazing place once […]

Article Published on Death of Portugese “Cross-Dresser”

>After the recent passing of Portuguese “cross-dresser” Maria Teresinha, commonly known as “the general,” the Guardian published an article recounting his life. Living as a man since 1974, the general was put on trial in 1992 and effectively opened up discussion about homosexuality, cross-dressing and transsexuality in Portugal. To read the entire article, click here. […]