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What period of gay history would you like to discuss first?

The fifties and sixties - before Stonewall
9 (50%)
Early Gay Liberation 1969 - 1975
2 (11.1%)
Political awakening 1975 - 1981
0 (0%)
The onset of AIDS 1981 - 1996
6 (33.3%)
Post Protease Inhibitors 1996 - Present
1 (5.6%)

Total Members Voted: 14

Voting closed: February 24, 2007, 01:59:08 AM

Author Topic: Gay History -- How We Got Here  (Read 419509 times)

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Re: Gay History -- How We Got Here
« Reply #1620 on: November 24, 2020, 02:12:49 PM »

Merci, Michael!
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And maybe, he thought, they'd never got much farther than that.

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Re: Gay History -- How We Got Here
« Reply #1621 on: November 24, 2020, 03:09:16 PM »
Thanks for sharing this, Michael!   So interesting, and you went through so much to find out who she really was.  You even solved the mystery of the 'son'.

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Re: Gay History -- How We Got Here
« Reply #1622 on: November 24, 2020, 04:56:46 PM »
Thanks Ingy and Chuck! Yes, I thought it was quite interesting that an older woman found a place in what was a vibrant gay community in that era.
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Re: Gay History -- How We Got Here
« Reply #1623 on: November 24, 2020, 05:30:18 PM »
Thanks Ingy and Chuck! Yes, I thought it was quite interesting that an older woman found a place in what was a vibrant gay community in that era.

If you're ok with this, I'd like to feature your story in TDS next week.

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Re: Gay History -- How We Got Here
« Reply #1624 on: November 24, 2020, 05:42:58 PM »
If you're ok with this, I'd like to feature your story in TDS next week.

I'm fine with that. I've been doing the column for 5 years now and it's a monthly history feature at the paper. If you have any further questions you know where to find me.
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Re: Gay History -- How We Got Here
« Reply #1625 on: November 24, 2020, 05:44:38 PM »
Hi all,

I just wanted to share one of my articles from the Bay Area Reporter over here on "Polly Polaroid", a woman who used to take photos in the bars from the 70s through the 90s. She was a straight ally and was wildly popular with bar patrons. After the article was published I got an email from her nieces in Idaho who were so happy to see pictures of her! It's a fun slice of San Francisco LGBT history:

https://www.ebar.com/bartab/barchive/294763

Once again a fantastic article, Michael. I'm glad you had such an amazing personality to research and find out so much about! So cool her nieces saw the article and contacted you!
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Re: Gay History -- How We Got Here
« Reply #1626 on: November 24, 2020, 06:07:51 PM »
Once again a fantastic article, Michael. I'm glad you had such an amazing personality to research and find out so much about! So cool her nieces saw the article and contacted you!

Thanks so much Linda! Thanks for suggesting I post my articles over here!
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Re: Gay History -- How We Got Here
« Reply #1627 on: November 25, 2020, 09:57:52 AM »
Thanks so much Linda! Thanks for suggesting I post my articles over here!

You are very welcome Michael. I know folks here, me included, love reading your great articles that have so much information about Gay History.
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Re: Gay History -- How We Got Here
« Reply #1628 on: November 25, 2020, 10:00:52 AM »
Me included!

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Re: Gay History -- How We Got Here
« Reply #1630 on: November 27, 2020, 06:22:57 PM »

My book arrived today.  ;D

Oh cool!!! I bet it is great!!!!
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Re: Gay History -- How We Got Here
« Reply #1631 on: November 27, 2020, 06:28:09 PM »
I'll be checking it out during the weekend.  :)

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Re: Gay History -- How We Got Here
« Reply #1632 on: November 28, 2020, 01:38:47 AM »

My book arrived today.  ;D

That’s great! Sure you’ll enjoy it.

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Re: Gay History -- How We Got Here
« Reply #1633 on: December 02, 2020, 10:17:56 AM »
In honor of the mention in the "Daily Sheet" here is another one of my history articles, this on a bartender I found via videos online. He started going to gay bars in San Francisco in the late 50s, after serving in the Korean War. And he has put together his own personal history. UBB members, this is Robbie Robinson:

https://www.ebar.com/bartab/barchive/281006
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Re: Gay History -- How We Got Here
« Reply #1634 on: December 02, 2020, 10:34:33 AM »
Thanks, Michael!

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