Posts Tagged: LGBT

Trans Ban is Un-American – Resist Discrimination

Our military is no place for discrimination. The bitter irony of Trumps  Trans Ban tweet was not lost on me. Nearly 70 years to the day on July 26, 1948 that President Truman signed an order abolishing racial discrimination in

Trans Ban is Un-American – Resist Discrimination

Our military is no place for discrimination. The bitter irony of Trumps  Trans Ban tweet was not lost on me. Nearly 70 years to the day on July 26, 1948 that President Truman signed an order abolishing racial discrimination in

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

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

vintage illustration mother daughter walking in gas station rest room

There Are No HERO’s in Houston

Once upon a time the only fear we had about using a public rest room was whether it was clean or not. “Nothing is more welcome to experienced motorists than a Texaco Restroom sign,” begins the copy on this 1941

vintage illustration mother daughter walking in gas station rest room

There Are No HERO’s in Houston

Once upon a time the only fear we had about using a public rest room was whether it was clean or not. “Nothing is more welcome to experienced motorists than a Texaco Restroom sign,” begins the copy on this 1941

vintage illustration little girl walking to rest room

There are No HERO’s in Houston

  Once upon a time the only fear we had about using a public rest room was whether it was clean or not. “Nothing is more welcome to experienced motorists than a Texaco Restroom sign,” begins the copy on this

vintage illustration little girl walking to rest room

There are No HERO’s in Houston

  Once upon a time the only fear we had about using a public rest room was whether it was clean or not. “Nothing is more welcome to experienced motorists than a Texaco Restroom sign,” begins the copy on this

transgender woman 1970s

Transfixed

  It’s a long way from the summer of 1976 when a hunk named Bruce Jenner catapulted to fame at the summer Olympics personifying the red, white, and blue red-blooded male athlete. That same year while Caitlyn Jenner, then known

transgender woman 1970s

Transfixed

  It’s a long way from the summer of 1976 when a hunk named Bruce Jenner catapulted to fame at the summer Olympics personifying the red, white, and blue red-blooded male athlete. That same year while Caitlyn Jenner, then known