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LGBTQ History Month: Leather vests tell a larger tale of the subculture

LGBTQ History Month: Leather vests tell a larger tale of the subculture

The cute, furry faces of teddy bears provide a whimsical detail to the back of two leather vests worn by leathermen in a daddy and son relationship.

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By Steve Rothaus | October 9, 2019

ABC News correspondent Gio Benitez said that as a young reporter in Miami, he was inspired by the greats of television journalism: Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw, Barbara Walters, and Katie Couric.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 9, 2019

"Damn I'm going to be a gorgeous man," Lou Sullivan wrote 40 years ago in one of his personal diaries.


By Matthew S. Bajko | October 2, 2019

A property in San Francisco's Japantown that has ties to the early LGBT rights movement is a step closer to receiving federal historic status.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 2, 2019

Where to build the New Museum of LGBTQ History and Culture in San Francisco remains an open question for the GLBT Historical Society. Not in question is the myriad curatorial possibilities a larger facility would present.


By Matthew S. Bajko | October 2, 2019

Curators working with the Oakland Museum of California on its first major LGBT exhibition, dubbed "Queer California: Untold Stories," displayed a blue sequined jacket created by San Francisco designer Pat Campano and worn in 1985 by disco diva Sylvester.

By Jason Villemez | October 2, 2019

Until the 1970s, when LGBT publishing first began and activists like the late Barbara Gittings pushed for representation in libraries, the few queer books available were limited mostly to anti-gay medical texts.


By Rebecca Huff | October 24, 2018

A gloomy, rainy Sunday in September couldn't stop what was originally planned as an outdoor tea dance among the trees and fountains of Washington Park in Cincinnati.

By Alex Madison | October 24, 2018

It's been a little over a year since San Francisco designated the nation's first transgender cultural district in the city's Tenderloin neighborhood.


By Mark Segal | October 17, 2018

Each of us who were at Stonewall has a different view of the event, which will turn 50 next year.

By Graham Brunk | October 17, 2018

Emma Jones was one of the greatest LGBT allies in the 1960s in northern Florida. Too bad she didn't actually exist.


By Victoria A. Brownworth | October 10, 2018

Lesbians, like gay men, have always existed.

By Victoria A. Brownworth | October 10, 2018

Examples of lesbian sexuality are all over early American history. The 19th century saw myriad reasons why lesbianism was actually embraced, right up until the turn of the 20th century, when it wasn't.


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