Enraged consumers complained that a toy with a homosexual backstory would lead to other ”disgusting” dolls like “Priscilla the Prostitute” and “Danny the Dope Pusher”
Esquire awarded Gay Bob its “Dubious Achievement Award.” And anti-gay organizations across the United States blustered.
He debuted in the ’70s, to both acclaim and outrage.
atlasobscura.com: The Story Behind Gay Bob, the World’s First Out-And-Proud Doll
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Now that 2017 has come to a close, our wilting Christmas trees have moved to the curb, and everyone resolves to get into shape for the coming year (see how long that lasts), the time has come to look ahead at 2018 and all things queer in the entertainment world.
These movies and television shows stand out from the pack, some for featuring queer talent …
queerty.com: 10 must-see gaytainments to look forward to in 2018
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…
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If dumb were dirt, he’d cover about an acre.
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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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“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.