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.

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10 Must-See Gaytainments to Look Forward to in 2018

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Bohemian Rhapsody on Fox December 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 out from the pack, some for featuring queer talent …

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

Like men’s club houses, molly houses were also places people went simply to socialize, gossip, drink and smoke. WELLCOME COLLECTION/CC BY 4.0

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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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.

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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 and Pride Month

Gay Pride info from WikipediA

 

 

WATCH: Thousands March for Equality in D.C. and Across the Country – The New Civil Rights Movement

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30 Hilarious Gay Pulp Fiction Covers Of Yesterqueer

When we think of “gay pulp fiction,” John Travolta in a bolo tie and ponytail …

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Trump to Honor Pride Month by Giving a Speech at an Anti- Gay Conference

This is in addition to his refusal to issue a proclamation acknowledging June as Pride Month

queerty.com: Trump to honor Pride month by giving a speech at an antigay conference

also see at queerty.com: Trump Speaks at anti-gay Liberty University