Aurora Almendral, "A Transgender Paradox, and Platform, in the Philippines"
"The heavily Catholic country is known for its conservatism, yet remarkably tolerant of its gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people."
Charlie Brennan, "Boulder courthouse up for historic designation for Clela Rorex's same-sex marriage licenses in 1975"
"Already a national historic landmark, the Boulder County Courthouse looming over the Pearl Street Mall is poised to receive further recognition for its association with the first same-sex marriage licenses issued in Colorado and the civil rights struggle for LGBTQ people."
Molly Brookfield, "Why It’s Bad When It’s 'Not That Bad'"
"There is no mathematical equation that will unequivocally prove the seriousness of an accusation of sexual harassment."
Sam Davies, "Sex, disco and fish on acid: how Continental Baths became the world's most influential gay club"
"Mick Jagger, Andy Warhol and Alfred Hitchcock all frequented the decadent New York bathhouse – as did the police who constantly raided it. Its 87-year-old founder, Steve Ostrow, explains how Continental Baths made club culture what it is today."
Crystal N. Feimster, "Ida B. Wells and the Lynching of Black Women"
"The inclusion of black women who were lynched is an important step in the long struggle to acknowledge the violent history of racial and gender inequality."
Mike Holloway, "Lavender Country is a timeless ambassador for LGBTQ rights and social change"
"Lavender Country, was the first openly-gay country album to ever be released."
Brigit Katz, "Five Things to See at Alabama’s New Memorial to Lynching Victims"
"The memorial, along with a new museum, exposes America’s fraught legacy of racial violence from slavery to lynchings to mass incarceration."
Amy Larocca, "The Closet, Revisited"
"In The Boys in the Band, Zachary Quinto leads an all-star cast of openly gay actors back to the days when being out was career suicide."
Kawai Mikio, "Defending Human Rights in the Porn Industry: A Historical Perspective"
"Reports of human rights abuses in the production of adult-content videos have led to public scrutiny of an industry that, despite its legality, has tended to operate in the shadows. Kawai Mikio, one of a panel of experts tapped to draw up voluntary industry regulations, frames the issue in a broader historical and legal context and makes the case for common-sense solutions."
Louise Pryke, "In ancient Mesopotamia, sex among the gods shook heaven and earth"
"Mesopotamian deities shared many human experiences, with gods marrying, procreating and sharing households and familial duties. However when love went wrong, the consequences could be dire in both heaven and on earth."
Dan Royles, "Race, Homosexuality, and the AIDS Epidemic"
"After decades of medical neglect shaped by racism, homophobia, and a collective indifference toward poverty, Black gay men in the South and across the country continue to die of a disease that for others has long since become a chronic but manageable condition."
Kurt Soller (editor), "Six Times Journalists on the Paper’s History of Covering AIDS and Gay Issues"
"The New York Times had a spotty record of covering the AIDS epidemic in the early 1980s — and gay culture in general. Times staffers reflect on the paper’s past, and what we can learn from it today."
Brittany Spanos, "Janelle Monáe Frees Herself"
"Being a queer black woman in America, someone who has been in relationships with both men and women – I consider myself to be a free-ass motherfucker."
Remy Tumin, "Photos of Gynecological Tools From Centuries Past"
“What happened in the past for women is not always that different from now.”
Sui-Lee Wee, "Wanted at Chinese Start-Ups: Attractive Women to Ease Coders’ Stress"
"China’s vibrant technology scene is searching for people like Shen Yue. Qualifications: Must be attractive, know how to charm socially awkward programmers and give relaxing massages."
Jacqueline Williams, "Australian Mining Town Breaks Its Silence About Grim Past of Sexual Abuse"
"This town, officially a city of about 100,000 people, was once the center of Australia’s gold rush, but is now better known as the epicenter of that pedophile ring, in which Catholic clergy preyed on those who depended on them the most — children from Ballarat’s poor, blue-collar neighborhoods."
Sexing History Swag
Chicago: Keith Haring, "The Chicago Mural"
New York: Robert Giard, "Particular Voices: Portraits of Gay & Lesbian Writers"