Gender in the History Classroom
High school teachers sometimes struggle to teach about ways different societies have conceptualized gender. Here’s a look at a few practical approaches.
Olivia: An Oft-Overlooked Lesbian Novel
It took some fifteen years to bring Dorothy Strachey Bussy’s remarkable roman à clef to print, thanks to André Gide’s lukewarm reception.
Ode to Samuel Delany
Composed half-a-century ago, The Ballad of Beta-2 was a science-fiction vision of the future that speaks directly to our present.
Red Flag Laws and the Colorado LGBTQ Club Shooting
What are red flag laws? Could they have prevented the killing at Club Q?
Scandal at the YMCA
Troubles grew at the Portland institution when one of its older residents attempted to poison himself after being questioned by police about same-sex relations.
Proposition 6 (The Briggs Initiative): Annotated
Proposition 6, better known as the Briggs Initiative, was the first attempt to restrict the rights of lesbian and gay Americans by popular referendum.
Teaching LGBTQ+ History: Queer Women’s Experiences in Prison
This instructional guide is the first in a series of curricular content related to the Reveal Digital American Prison Newspaper collection on JSTOR.
Out of the Card Catalog Closet
Librarians gathered in 1970 to challenge Library of Congress classifications and catalog subject headings that aligned homosexuality with deviance.
Daughters of Bilitis
The first lesbian rights organization in the United States originated as “a social club for gay girls.”
One Name, Two Writers: The Story of Michael Field
Katherine Bradley and Edith Cooper worked within the constraints of Victorian society, building a writing career and a relationship under an assumed name.