This Month in Queer History: December

By Erin Rook, PQ Monthly

Marriage equality is about love, commitment, and family, but it’s also about sexual freedom. Laws prohibiting same-sex marriage are, in socially progressive states that already bar employment and other discrimination, one of the last remaining institutional …

This Month in Queer History: October/November 2012

This November marks the 20th anniversary of the defeat of Oregon Ballot Measure 9, an initiative put forth by the Oregon Citizens Alliance that sought to amend the state constitution to prohibit public schools from “promoting” homosexuality and require all …

This Month in Queer History: September 2012

Amsterdam's Homomonument, unveiled Aug. 1987.
Let’s start things off right by wishing a happy birthday to the following queerlebrities (who seem to slant heavily toward musicians Gen X lesbians listened to in college):

Actress Greta Garbo (1905), actor and author Truman Capote

This Month in Queer History: August 2012

August has been a mixed bag for queers in sports. On the one hand, it brought us tennis player Renee Richards (1934) and the first Gay Games in San Francisco (1982). Yet, in 2000, gays were still fighting for acceptance …

This Month in Queer History: July/August 2012

Navy Secretary Josephus DanielsProof that gay Mormons are not a new phenomenon –— in 1886, Mormon Bishop Thomas Taylor lost his position in Salt Lake City due to his relationships with men.

In the Roaring Twenties, long before DADT or its …