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LGBT History Month: 50 years on, busting the myths of Stonewall

LGBT History Month: 50 years on, busting the myths of Stonewall

By Mark Segal

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

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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.

By William Burton | October 10, 2018

In April 1975, a groundbreaking event occurred in the fight for gay and lesbian equal rights.


By Cynthia Laird | October 3, 2018

LGBTs interested in family history received interesting news in June: beginning next year, the world's largest genealogy organization, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will release a redesigned website that will include same-sex families.

By Matthew S. Bajko | October 3, 2018

In June 1977 an irate San Francisco resident mailed off a letter to then-mayor George Moscone. The focus of his ire was the planned Pride celebration at the end of the month.


By Matthew S. Bajko | February 21, 2018

For several months in 1984 Sean Martinfield served as the master of ceremonies at the famed Finocchio's female impersonators cabaret in North Beach.

By Matthew S. Bajko | February 14, 2018

A state panel is supporting the San Francisco Women's Building's request to become a national historic site.


By Matthew S. Bajko | February 1, 2018

Sidewalk markers at the site of three historic LGBT businesses that once operated in North Beach will be unveiled at a ceremony in mid-February.

By Michael lanagan | May 7, 2017

In a few short years North Beach was ground zero for a host of talented musicians, comics and poets not associated with the Beats. The Purple Onion was central to that world.


By Michael Flanagan | April 2, 2017

There are rare bars that are popular in one generation and come back a second time. Even rarer is one which has three lives. The 181 Club was such a bar. It lasted from the 1950s to the 1990s and left its mark on three generations.

By Michael Flanagan | February 26, 2017

Male prostitution is probably as old as the city itself. Edward Prime-Stevenson wrote in 1908 that soldiers in the Presidio were for rent during the Spanish-American War. It is certainly as old as the homophile organizations.


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