Category: Gay LGBT LGBTQ

How the 18th-Century Gay Bar Survived and Thrived in a Deadly Environment

Welcome to the molly house.  In 18th and early-19th-century Britain, a “molly” was a commonly used term for men who today might identify as gay, bisexual or queer. Sometimes, this was a slur; sometimes, a more generally used noun, likely coming from mollis, the Latin for soft or effeminate. A whole molly underworld found its home in London… atlasobscura.com: How the…

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That Time in 1979 When 100,000 LGBT People Took Over Washington to Demand Civil Rights

  / LGBTQ Nation Washington, DC had never seen anything like it. Nor had the world: The National March on Washington for Lesbian & Gay Rights, held October 14, 1979, almost 40 years ago, was truly groundbreaking. lgbtqnation.com: That time in 1979 when 100,000 LGBT people took over Washington to demand civil rights / LGBTQ Nation

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In 1919, the First Pro-Gay Movie Was Made. A Year Later, It Was Banned.

“Different from the Others” was a haunting film made 50 years before Stonewall. In 1919 – half a century before Stonewall – the first known film that was sympathetic to gay people was produced.  Different from the Others (Anders als die Andern) is a German movie about a relationship between a master violinist and his student. lgbtqnation.com: In 1919, the first pro-gay movie was…

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