“It’s Not Over” exhibit from ONE Archives documents early AIDS activism

The ONE Archives Foundation is launching a new exhibit, It’s Not Over: Posters and Graphics from Early AIDS Activism, to mark World AIDS Day. The exhibit features posters, flyers and other ephemera from the 1980’s and 1990’s curated from the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries. According to Umi Hsu, a co-curator of the exhibit, […]

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AIDS Memorial Quilt presents virtual exhibition marking World AIDS Day

This year the AIDS Memorial Quilt is presenting a virtual exhibition to mark World AIDS Day, featuring thousands of panels from all fifty states. The exhibition is available to see now and will run through March 31. This year marks forty years since the first AIDS cases were reported in the United States. The Memorial […]

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LGBTQ HISTORY MONTH: New HBO series “Equal” examines LGBTQ rights movement

The new HBO Max docuseries Equal (premiering October 22) combines documentary footage with live action narrative to bring the story of the early LGBTQ rights movement to life. You can read about the series and see a trailer here and also read about who plays who here.

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LGBTQ HISTORY MONTH: Celebrate with a reading list from JSTOR

JSTOR has compiled a reading list of articles from their collection to celebrate LGBTQ History Month noting that “the scholarship in the stories below show that silences in archives and in the present can be overcome.” The list of articles is available here.

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New documentary “Cured” explores the battle to have homosexuality removed from APA list of mental illnesses

The film which documents the battle of LGBTQ activists that led to the APA removing homosexuality as a mental illness from the DSM in 1973 will be screening at festivals this fall, have screening opportunities through educational and other organizations, and will eventually air on PBS. https://www.queerty.com/doctors-considered-homosexuality-illness-cured-celebrates-heroes-proved-otherwise-20200823 https://thequeerreview.com/2020/09/02/outfest-2020-film-review-cured/ https://deadline.com/video/cured-trailer-outfest-documentary-lgbtq-patrick-sammon-bennett-singer/ The website for the film has […]

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New Warhol exhibit explores gender and sexuality in his work

A new Andy Warhol retrospective at the Tate Modern in London explores themes of gender, sexuality and race in his work and his life. https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/warhol-exhibit-explores-roles-gender-sexuality-his-life-art-n1236516 The exhibit can be explored virtually through this tour: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/andy-warhol/exhibition-guide Image from Tate Modern

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Honoring queer suffragists

As we celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage and the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, there are several pieces examining and honoring queer suffragists and their place in the movement: https://www.them.us/story/queer-suffragist-history https://www.womensvote100.org/the-suff-buffs-blog/2020/6/9/the-very-queer-history-of-the-suffrage-movement

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“The Deviant’s War”: New book explores early LGBTQ rights movement

Eric Cervini’s new book, The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America (which recently became the first LGBTQ history book to appear on the New York Times bestseller list in over two decades), explores the early LGBTQ rights movement focusing on Frank Kameny’s activism while tracing its ties and debts to other […]

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Art museum exhibit examines the relationship between James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney

“Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door”, an exhibit at the Knoxville (TN) Museum of Art explores the 38 year relationship between artist Beauford Delaney and author James Baldwin, a friendship that “shaped one another’s creative output and worldview”, and the exhibit tells their story while exploring the “nature of the racial and […]

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