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Screaming Queens: The Riot at Comptons Cafeteria

Screaming Queens: The Riot at Comptons Cafeteria

Oct 4, 2008

PlayBackSTL.com - Written by Sarah Boslaugh

The modern gay pride movement is often traced back to the Stonewall Riots which took place in New York City in June 1969, but that famous event was preceded by almost three years by a similar uprising in San Francisco known as the riot at Compton’s cafeteria.

The riot at Compton’s in August 1966 was sparked by a police attempt to arrest a transgender person who frequented the cafeteria. As in New York, the transgender community in San Francisco was accustomed to police harassment, but on that particular night the... [more]

 
Historys top 5 reasons to cross-dress

Historys top 5 reasons to cross-dress

Oct 3, 2008

CNN.com - By Mark Juddery

(Mental Floss) -- Over the centuries, people have had some very good reasons to dress up like a member of the opposite sex.

And I'm not talking about people who live this way out of personal preference, or those who dress up for theater and entertainment.

Here are just five examples...

 
T.C. Jones, male actress

T.C. Jones, male actress

Sep 15, 2008

LATimes.com - Posted by Larry Harnisch

'T.C. Jones is the greatest female impersonator I have seen and heard since Julian Eltinge--and that's going back a long way.' --Philip K. Scheuer, Los Angeles Times

He was one of the newest -- and certainly one of the freshest -- of the "New Faces of '56," a Broadway show directed by Paul Lynde with sketches by a variety of writers, including Neil Simon and his brother Danny.

His name was Thomas Craig Jones, but he was best known as T.C. Jones and he was, according to The Times' Philip K. Scheuer, "the greates... [more]

 
Rethinking Sexism: How Trans Women Challenge Feminism

Rethinking Sexism: How Trans Women Challenge Feminism

Aug 5, 2008

AlterNet.org - By Julia Serano

The world's largest annual women-only event excludes trans women, sparking a debate among feminists about sexism and privilege.

"The grudging admiration felt for the tomboy and the queasiness felt around a sissy boy point to the same thing: the contempt in which women - or those who play the female role - are held."

- Radicalesbians (1970)

 
On Stonewall anniversary, transgender activists remind LGBT movement of its roots

On Stonewall anniversary, transgender activists remind LGBT movement of its roots (Jun 26, 2008)

TCDailyPlanet.net - By David Seitz , TC Daily Planet

Like many such celebrations, the Twin Cities Pride celebration takes place in June, in part to commemorate New York City’s Stonewall Inn uprising, which began in June 1969, and is widely recognized as a galvanizing event in the h... [more]

Out at CHM looks at trans history

Out at CHM looks at trans history (May 15, 2008)

WindyCityMediaGroup.com - by Yasmin Nair

Recent historical work reveals that Stonewall was not a singular moment of queer insurgency and that the mid-to-late 1960s was an era of queer radical political potential. According to Susan Stryker, professor of women's studies at Vancouver's ... [more]

Play It Again, Judy

Play It Again, Judy (May 3, 2008)

ZMag.org - By Michael Bronski

Although I've only been teaching gay and lesbian studies for eight years, my involvement in writing about it (and participating in it) stretch back almost four decades. I have learned innumerable things during that time - and engaging with younger queer p... [more]

Doctor: Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Was Natural Transsexual

Doctor: Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Was Natural Transsexual (May 2, 2008)

FoxNews.com - Associated Press

Baltimore - Akhenaten wasn't the most manly pharaoh, even though he fathered at least a half-dozen children. In fact, his form was quite feminine. And he was a bit of an egghead.

So concludes a Yale University physician who analyzed images... [more]

A cross-dresser in Russias war

A cross-dresser in Russias war (Apr 7, 2008)

TheTicker.org - Hsi Chan

On March 27, Professor Hilde Hoogenboom from the University of Albany gave a presentation to Baruch students on Nadezhda Durova, a noblewoman who served in the Russian military during the early 18th century. Sponsored by Baruch's History Department, Modern Lan... [more]

Tale of the ancient bed-keepers

Tale of the ancient bed-keepers (Apr 2, 2008)

MeriNews.com - Tushar Madhav

The term ‘eunuch’ derives from Greek word for ‘bed’ indicative of the most ancient role of bed-keepers that eunuchs played. The practice continued till the end of the Ming Dynasty in China. Much has changed since then: Exclusive Report.
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Roberts Provides A Brief History of the Trans / HRC Schism

Roberts Provides A Brief History of the Trans / HRC Schism (Oct 10, 2007)

EDGEBoston.com - by Kilian Melloy - EDGE Boston Contributor

Monica Roberts at transgriot.com has posted a blog containing an illuminating, timely, and comprehensive, history of the tensions between the GLB part of the GLBT community and the transgender people who feel that they’ve b... [more]

Gay Unions Sanctioned in Medieval Europe

Gay Unions Sanctioned in Medieval Europe (Aug 28, 2007)

News.Yahoo.com - Jeanna Bryner - LiveScience Staff Writer

Civil unions between male couples existed around 600 years ago in medieval Europe, a historian now says.

Historical evidence, including legal documents and gravesites, can be interpreted as supporting the prevale... [more]

Changing Channels: Queers on Television, Part I

Changing Channels: Queers on Television, Part I (Jul 20, 2007)

LavenderMagazine.com - by Liz Highleyman

Television is a major influence on American popular culture, and the evolving presence of GLBT people on the small screen has both reflected and fostered acceptance of gays in mainstream society.

In the 1950s and 1960sa time whe... [more]

No longer at the center of Seattles gay scene, bar still serving outsiders

No longer at the center of Seattles gay scene, bar still serving outsiders (Jun 22, 2007)

SeattlePi.NWSource.com - By Kery Murakami - P-I Reporter

At the Double Header tavern this week, men with stories to tell were drinking at the bar before noon.

But there were only a couple of reminders of the old Pioneer Square bar's own story -- a montage of black and w... [more]

Reed-ing Between the Lines

Reed-ing Between the Lines (Jan 18, 2007)

LavenderMagazine.com - by Liz Highleyman

Though not well-known today, female-to-male philanthropist Reed Erickson provided funding for one of the first US gay organizations and some of the earliest services for transgender people.

Originally named Rita, Erickson, who wa... [more]

Demonstrations of anti-racist solidarity

Demonstrations of anti-racist solidarity (Oct 18, 2006)

Workers.org - By Leslie Feinberg

Lavender & red, part 76

One particularly militant action by a multinational group of gay men took place during the fall 1970 Revolutionary Peoples Constitutional Convention, convened by the Black Panther Party. It included a demonstrati... [more]

Historical GLBT Heroes

Historical GLBT Heroes (Oct 11, 2006)

QueerPlanet.us - By David Johnson, Columnist

... James Baldwin

One of Americas greatest African-American writers, James Baldwin wrote many works. One of these books, Giovannis Room, focuses on homosexuality. It was published in 1956, a time when many authors wouldnt ... [more]

Drug fiends, drag queens and buckets of blood

Drug fiends, drag queens and buckets of blood (Oct 10, 2006)

Arts.Guardian.co.uk

Mercury-prize winner Antony Hegarty tells John O'Mahony about the New York nightclub where he cut his teeth

On the corner of 14th Street and Washington, deep in the heart of New York's meat-packing district, is the site once occupied by the seminal ... [more]

Other genders serve the community, too

Other genders serve the community, too (Oct 8, 2006)

StarBulletin.com - Eduardo Hernandez

October is Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender History Month, a concept founded in the 1990s by teachers and community leaders, including the National Education Association. Just as we have Black History Month and Women's History Month to focus on the... [more]

Civil War house going home

Civil War house going home (Sep 30, 2006)

Pantagraph.com - By Karen Walters

Pontiac - By mid-October, the house that helped to conceal the true identity of a Civil War soldier will return to its hometown. The Village of Saunemin plans to move the Albert Cashier/Jennie Hodgers house from Pontiac to Saunemin, where it was built... [more]

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