Tag Archives: LGBT history

Marriage Equality Day

Two years ago today, much of the nation waited breathlessly for a landmark Supreme Court decision. One way or another, a verdict would be given about a long, emotional struggle to have same-sex marriages legally recognized across the nation. The … Continue reading

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Memories of the AIDS Epidemic

Sometimes on weekends, I get a nostalgic urge and pull out one of my photo albums. The kind of albums that are actual cardboard and paper with plastic sheaths to protect actual paper and emulsion photographs. Yesterday, the photos from … Continue reading

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The Men With The Pink Triangle (Review)

Ever since my first coming out in 1974, I’ve wanted to educate myself about the history of gay people.  The subject had been largely neglected until relatively recent years.  However, I was able to glean small snippets of information from magazine … Continue reading

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Cafeteria Lore

During an out of town drive yesterday, I came across a talk radio program while skimming through the channels on the car radio. Various callers recalled their school day memories about lunch time and experiences in school cafeterias.  The discussion … Continue reading

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Gimme Five

You accomplish something fantastic and your friend raises his hand overhead then says, “Give Me Five.” Reflexively, you raise your hand then you slap them together.  The high five is such a part of modern culture that it seems like … Continue reading

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The Gay Revolution (Review)

I couldn’t anticipate the release of Lillian Faderman’s latest book because I hadn’t encountered any publicity about it.  That’s why, when I noticed it at the Norfolk (Nebraska) Public Library, I did a double-take.  Naturally, The Gay Revolution: The Story Of The … Continue reading

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This Is LGBT History Month

As an embattled group, my community often needs to “circle the wagons” in order to reinforce morale and muster strength to ward off attacks from hostile individuals and organizations.  This month is one of those times that happens each year. Like … Continue reading

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