Category Archives: LGBTQ

Gay Bachelor and the Bride

  In honor of LGBT Pride Month, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite stories from the Vault: Next to the waiter passing the champagne, my confirmed bachelor Great Uncle Harry was the most sought after man at a mid-century

Gay Bachelor and the Bride

  In honor of LGBT Pride Month, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite stories from the Vault: Next to the waiter passing the champagne, my confirmed bachelor Great Uncle Harry was the most sought after man at a mid-century

community silver Ad Illustration Jon Whitcomb

A Model June Bride and Jon Whitcomb

Like most mid-century girls, Bitsy Bendix longed to be a bride, convinced that the basic occupation of virtually every girl was choosing a man to marry. But for bachelorette Bitsy the next best thing happened. In the summer of 1950

community silver Ad Illustration Jon Whitcomb

A Model June Bride and Jon Whitcomb

Like most mid-century girls, Bitsy Bendix longed to be a bride, convinced that the basic occupation of virtually every girl was choosing a man to marry. But for bachelorette Bitsy the next best thing happened. In the summer of 1950

vintage love comics

Love is Love

Hours after the horrific news broke of the shooting at the gay nightclub in Orlando, the gunman’s father suggested to the media that the sight of 2 men kissing may have prompted his son to go on a killing rampage.

vintage love comics

Love is Love

Hours after the horrific news broke of the shooting at the gay nightclub in Orlando, the gunman’s father suggested to the media that the sight of 2 men kissing may have prompted his son to go on a killing rampage.

comic cartoon homophobia

Hating Love in the Name of God

Why do so many still hate in the name of Religion? Taking it to its ugliest extreme is this latest mass killing in  a gay nightclub in Orlando where  one man shot and killed 49 people, injuring over 50  because

comic cartoon homophobia

Hating Love in the Name of God

Why do so many still hate in the name of Religion? Taking it to its ugliest extreme is this latest mass killing in  a gay nightclub in Orlando where  one man shot and killed 49 people, injuring over 50  because

Racist signs Jim Crow

States Right to Discriminate

Under the banner of states sovereignty, North Carolina will fight for its right to discriminate against transgender people. Whether the  governor was Pat McCrory or George Wallace, haven’t we heard them whistle this same hateful tune down in Dixie before?

Racist signs Jim Crow

States Right to Discriminate

Under the banner of states sovereignty, North Carolina will fight for its right to discriminate against transgender people. Whether the  governor was Pat McCrory or George Wallace, haven’t we heard them whistle this same hateful tune down in Dixie before?

collage LGBT Flag and southern plantation

Southern Hospitality LGBT Style

Dixie is really dishing out that famous southern hospitality for the LGBT community! Anyone planning that gay, carefree vacation down south might want to think again. As the controversial cluster of anti LGBT laws cut a swath through the south

collage LGBT Flag and southern plantation

Southern Hospitality LGBT Style

Dixie is really dishing out that famous southern hospitality for the LGBT community! Anyone planning that gay, carefree vacation down south might want to think again. As the controversial cluster of anti LGBT laws cut a swath through the south

AIDS Silence equals death poster

AIDS and Ronald Reagan

When it came to AIDS, Ronald Reagan’s silence was deafening. More than 20,000 Americans died before Ronald Reagan could bring himself to say the word AIDS in public because it was a “Gay Plague.” No, let’s be clear, Reagan did

AIDS Silence equals death poster

AIDS and Ronald Reagan

When it came to AIDS, Ronald Reagan’s silence was deafening. More than 20,000 Americans died before Ronald Reagan could bring himself to say the word AIDS in public because it was a “Gay Plague.” No, let’s be clear, Reagan did

Vintage Cartoon Alternative Comics 1970s

How a 40 Year Old Cartoon Totally Captured Today’s Conservative Right

The White Patriarchy Way Is this the America some conservative Republicans want to return to? If this 1977 cartoon rings eerily familiar to today’s troubled political climate, it should. Set in the Seventies Like today, the country in the 1970’s

Vintage Cartoon Alternative Comics 1970s

How a 40 Year Old Cartoon Totally Captured Today’s Conservative Right

The White Patriarchy Way Is this the America some conservative Republicans want to return to? If this 1977 cartoon rings eerily familiar to today’s troubled political climate, it should. Set in the Seventies Like today, the country in the 1970’s

I was Curious vintage Schlitz Beer ad 1946

Test Your Retro Gaydar

I’m curious. How’s your mid-century gaydar? If it doesn’t go off checking out these series of vintage advertisements, it needs some fine tuning. During the same  post war period as the film Carol recreates, Madison Avenue captured that same curious

I was Curious vintage Schlitz Beer ad 1946

Test Your Retro Gaydar

I’m curious. How’s your mid-century gaydar? If it doesn’t go off checking out these series of vintage advertisements, it needs some fine tuning. During the same  post war period as the film Carol recreates, Madison Avenue captured that same curious

Vintage Book cover The Price of Salt

Carol’s World of Conformity and Concealment

In the chilly postwar climate of conformity and concealment captured to perfection in the movie Carol, same-sex desires constricted by conflict often went unexpressed. If compliance to the heterosexual norm was compulsory, it was all a game of charades. A

Vintage Book cover The Price of Salt

Carol’s World of Conformity and Concealment

In the chilly postwar climate of conformity and concealment captured to perfection in the movie Carol, same-sex desires constricted by conflict often went unexpressed. If compliance to the heterosexual norm was compulsory, it was all a game of charades. A