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LGBTQ+ History

Historical Figures
145.2k viewsAll The Kings And Queens Who Were Allegedly LGBTQ+For much of history, LGBTQ+ royalty needed to hide their identities. Even though some societies embraced homosexuality, most refus...
History
6.8k votersHeartwarming Photos Of Same Sex Couples Throughout HistoryOne may assume that, up until the late 20th century, all same-sex couples only showed each other love and affection behind closed ...
LGBTQ+
3.5m viewsThe Most Famous Trans People from HistoryThere have always been plenty of gay and lesbian historical figures, but transgender history can be a little bit trickier to pin d...
LGBTQ+
257.1k viewsAll the Periods in History When Homosexuality Was Celebrated & EmbracedWith all the progress the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement has made in recent years, many see acceptance as the way of the future and ...
William Haines
21.4k viewsWhy William Haines, One Of Hollywood's First Openly Gay Superstars, Stayed Out Of The ClosetHollywood in the 1920s. Movies were silent, studio bosses ruled the Tinseltown system, and the nascent self-censorship of the Moti...
Great Depression
25.1k viewsIn the 20s, Gay Self-Expression Was Common In The Urban US. Then The Great Depression Happened.The concept of “progress” in the gay rights movement is deceptively nonlinear. The 2004 legalization of gay marriage in Massachuse...
Culture
87.6k viewsThese Third Genders From Cultures Around The World Prove It's Not As Black And White As People ThinkWhile nonbinary definitions of gender may sound like a recent phenomenon, many different religions and cultures - both past and pr...
LGBTQ+
13.6k viewsFascinating Photos From The Early Gay Rights MovementThe movement for LGBTQ+ rights in the US officially began all the way back in the 1920s. That's when Henry Gerber founded the Soci...
Relationships
82.1k viewsThe History Of Same-Sex Relationships Among PiratesAhoy matey! This common pirate phrase may mean more than you realize! Pirates are known for eye patches, walking the plank, and c...
LGBTQ+
7.2k votersPhotos Of Male Same Sex Couples Throughout HistorySame sex relationships are nothing new, nor are public displays of affection. What has changed since the early 19th and 20th centu...
History
14.1k viewsWhat The Transgender Soldier In The Roman Army Can Teach Us About TodayOn July 26, 2017, Donald J. Trump, the bombastic and controversial President of the United States, made a statement regarding the ...
LGBTQ+
36 votersThe Best LGBTQ+ DocumentariesWhat are the best LGBTQ documentaries? The greatest LGBTQ+ documentary movies offer strong stories, memorable characters, and emot...