June is LGBTQ Pride Month in the US, so we’ve collected some of our most popular stories on a range of topics—from pronouns to politics—that highlight the history of the LGBTQ community. As always, links to free JSTOR scholarship are included with each of these.
Book clubs and reading groups have long been important to marginalized communities.
What constitutes adulthood has never been self-evident or value-neutral. Queer lives follow their own temporal logic.
Mother Superior Benedetta Carlini, a visionary nun of Renaissance Italy, was accused of heresy and “female sodomy.”
In the Old West, cross-dressing was sometimes a disguise for criminals on the lam. But, one historian argues, in many cases these “cross-dressers” were probably people who we would identify as transgender today.
In the 1990s, lesbian characters were repeatedly transformed into "close friends" in film adaptions of LGBTQ-themed books.
Even at more open-minded times, gays and gay culture is always seen as a frivolous—a decorative, added bonus of civilization.
Flora Rose and Martha Van Rensselaer lived in an open and acknowledged lesbian relationship. They also helped found the field of home economics.
The connection between civil rights and private property rights as they play out in the 1960s and now.
On September 18-21, OutBeat, billed as "America's First Queer Jazz Festival", took place in Philadelphia.
A century after being executed as a traitor, Roger Casement continues to fascinate.
Underneath the home and personal makeovers, is "Queer Eye" political?
The 18th-century "sapphist" gardens of Mary Granville Pendarves Delany were piquant places that expressed same-sex desires.
The Stonewall riot in June, 1969 is generally remembered as be the beginning of the gay liberation movement. But there was precedent for the event.
In the 1940s and 50s, a life of business travel represented a sense of freedom for gay men that would have been impossible in earlier decades.
The Orlando shooting was an act of anti-gay violence, an element of the story many politicians have ignored.
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