Gay Icons and History: March 2008

Quaker women: "She Hangs There as a Flag"

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | March 30, 2008 | 8:19 AM | comments

We spend so much time complaining about religions that persecute us that we sometimes forget about the religions that support the cause of human rights for LGBT people. The Quakers certainly should be recognized for being probably the first religion...Read More


EarthThunder: Medicine Woman working for our planet

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | March 25, 2008 | 5:32 AM | comments

Like many Americans, I have some First Nation ancestry braided with the European ancestry in my family roots. When I connected with a few tribal cousins, I started hearing stories about family groups back in the 1800s who had never...Read More


Amelia Earhart: You have to think like a pilot

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | March 22, 2008 | 11:28 AM | comments

Some great women go on making headlines long after their deaths. Earhart is one of those. She's unforgettable for her efforts to make way for women in aviation -- and for her disappearance on July 3, 1937, after she and...Read More


Writer/Warrior Alexis De Veaux

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 19, 2008 | 8:23 AM | comments

[Editor's Note]: Guest blogger Alexis Pauline Gumbs is the founder of BrokenBeautiful Press and is a doctoral candidate in English, Africana Studies and Women's Studies at Duke University. Alexis is also the author of the column "But Some of Us...Read More


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Transgender History: Toward the Future (1996-2007)

Filed by Mercedes Allen | March 18, 2008 | 9:30 AM | comments

From the earliest ages, gender variance and same-sex love were seen as connected and congruous, even if one aspect manifested entirely without the other.Read More


A defining moment...

Filed by Waymon Hudson | March 16, 2008 | 12:29 PM | comments

I've been doing research for an educational project on LGBT activism and came across this picture. I get goosebumps every time I see it. I wanted to share it, especially in light of Women's History Month. Four years before the...Read More


Honoring Intersex Activist Cheryl Chase

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | March 13, 2008 | 1:28 PM | comments

Imagine you're a parent and your child is born with "ambiguous" genitals and the doctors tell you that you have to make a choice. Your child must undergo surgery to "correct" the genitals so that you can check off male...Read More


Terri O'Connell: "Time to be Me"

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | March 11, 2008 | 9:05 PM | comments

One of the most amazing stories in women's sports history is race-car driver Terri O'Connell, and her battle to become the woman she always felt she was. Details of the story will be revealed in her forthcoming book Dangerous Curves....Read More


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Transgender History: Stonewall and Its Fissures (1969-1995)

Filed by Mercedes Allen | March 11, 2008 | 11:35 AM | comments

From the earliest ages, gender variance and same-sex love were seen as connected and congruous, even if one aspect manifested entirely without the other.Read More


The Art of Claude Cahun

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | March 09, 2008 | 12:37 PM | comments

When I discovered the work of photographer Claude Cahun, I was intrigued. When I read more about hir life, I was drawn in even more. Claude Cahun was a surrealist artist who focused on the subject of gender. Born Lucy...Read More


Honoring Lesbian Shero Joan Gibbs

Filed by Guest Blogger | March 08, 2008 | 4:17 PM | comments

Editors' Note:Our posts for Women's History Month were so good that we've decided to make it a regular weekend feature. This post is from Alexis Pauline Gumbs, the founder of BrokenBeautiful Press and doctoral candidate in English, Africana Studies and...Read More


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Transgender History: From Germany to Stonewall (1933 - 1968)

Filed by Mercedes Allen | March 04, 2008 | 10:45 AM | comments

From the earliest ages, gender variance and same-sex love were seen as connected and congruous, even if one aspect manifested entirely without the other.Read More


Women's History Month: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | March 02, 2008 | 1:35 PM | comments

When we kicked off Women's History Month yesterday, I gave you a quote from my favorite historian Gerda Lerner. Here's another one from my favorite book The Creation of Feminist Consciousness: . . . [E]ducated women have had to develop...Read More


Women's History Month: Lady Mary Villiers

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | March 01, 2008 | 5:56 PM | comments

For the past several years, I've done profiles on LGBT history for Outsports.com, and will continue this thread for Bilerico during Women's History Month. Often I stub my toe on surprising stories that have been overlooked -- especially sportswomen whom...Read More


Women's History: Bilerico Style

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | March 01, 2008 | 8:06 AM | comments

If you're a history nut like me, you've been enjoying all of the posts throughout February in celebration of Black History Month. Since we like to let the good times roll here at The Bilerico Project, we're dressing up the...Read More