The Story Behind Gay Bob, the World’s First Out-And-Proud Doll

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… Read More

10 Must-See Gaytainments to Look Forward to in 2018

  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… Read More

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… Read More

JUNE IS LGBTQ PRIDE MONTH

ANNUALLY DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE, THE LESBIAN, GAY, BI, TRANS, QUEER COMMUNITY CELEBRATES THEIR DIVERSITY AND CHAMPIONS THEIR CAUSE FOR EQUAL RIGHTS AROUND THE WORLD. SEE THE LINKS BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LGBTQ HISTORY, EQUAL RIGHTS AND HUMAN RIGHTS STRUGGLES LIBRARY OF CONGRESS – LGBTQ Library LGBT GAY PRIDE CALENDAR HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN GLAAD… Read More