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Queer History: January

So how have those New Year’s resolutions held up? If you’re forced to admit you’ve faltered or slipped, take inspiration from more figures and facts from our shared queer history, and resolve anew.

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Queer History: October

Been far, far too long since we had an update. Mea culpa, everyone. But how could we ever let actual LGBT History Month in the US pass without getting back on track? This of course means there’s a much greater variety of sources to get in touch with our roots and …

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Queer History: June Part Two

This installment starts our look back with a peek into just last year. Seriously, check out that interview and book if you’d like a great big slice of what real queer American history looks like beyond a few nibbles of names and dates. But we won’t skip on the names and …

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Queer History: June Part One

Welcome to Queer History for the first half of June! Let’s get to it. June 3, 2009 – Marriage equality signed into law in New Hampshire. June 5, 1981 – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publish first official documentation of AIDS. June 7, 1954 – English mathematician …

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Alan Turing: computing pioneer, codebreaker, gay icon

Today, the 23rd of May, marks exactly one month until the centenary of Alan Turing’s birth. Events have been going on, and will continue to go on, through the whole of this year to celebrate the milestone. You may have seen that next month’s Skepchick Book Club book will be …

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Queer History: May Part 2

More adventures in the way back machine, readers, with a few gems from queer history. This post appears on the very day, back in 1897, that Oscar Wilde was released from prison, a few short years before his death in exile in France. The years of hard labor for “gross …

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Queer History: May

Welcome to Queer History! Queer History will be a bi-monthly feature highlighting important days in queer history from around the world during the month. The beginning of May is not exactly chockfull of queer historical events, but I did manage to find a couple of dates of interest. First week …

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