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  Info and facts on 'Gay Games'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Gay Games is a popular sporting (additional info and facts about sporting) and cultural event hosted by the gay and lesbian community (additional info and facts about gay and lesbian community).
The purpose of the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) is to foster and augment the self-respect of lesbians and gay men throughout the world and to engender respect and understanding from the nongay world, primarily through an organized international participatory athletic and cultural event held every four years, and commonly known as the Gay Games.
Gay Games V in Amsterdam (An industrial center and the nominal capital of the Netherlands; center of the diamond-cutting industry; seat of an important stock exchange; known for its canals and art museum) was the largest sporting event in history, with over 14,000 participants taking part in over 30 sports and cultural events.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/g/ga/gay_games.htm   (648 words)

 Russian Gay History
Reversion to a more conservative regime would clearly have threatened their recent gains, and legend has it that many gay activists manned the barricades protecting the Russian White House and that Yeltsin's decrees were printed on the xerox machines of the new gay organizations.
Occasional gay discos were held, more gay publications appeared, gay plays were staged.
Gay life in Russia today is in the process of normalization.
www.middlebury.edu /%7Emoss/RGC2.html   (1236 words)

 MyJewishLearning.com - History & Community: Gay Jewish Issues and Communities
Gays and lesbians have long struggled to find their place within organized religion.  Meanwhile, the central texts of most major faiths condemn and/or harshly criticize homosexuality.
In recent years, gays and lesbians of all faiths have begun to carve out unique spiritual practices within the structures of their religions.
David Shneer is Assistant Professor History and Judaic Studies at the University of Denver and former Director of Education at Congregation Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco.
www.myjewishlearning.com /history_community/Jewish_World_Today/RenewalandSpirit/GLBT.htm   (652 words)

 Lesbian and Gay Historical Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Additionally, it is important that lesbians and gays come to realize that their everyday lives are a vital part of the fabric of history, thereby providing them with a sense of belonging and self-worth.
History is best served by the records and cultural artifacts of those people who are directly involved in its events, not by the observations and prejudices of others.
Gay and Lesbian History in the U.S. Profiles some important people and events of the past 100 years.
www-rohan.sdsu.edu /~clgoyne/lghssd/homepage.html   (1133 words)

 MyJewishLearning.com - History & Community: Gay & Lesbian Adoption
While gay couples seeking to adopt report great variation in how much organized Jewish support is available to them--depending on where they live--it is not uncommon in large urban centers such as New York City, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, for the local Jewish Family Services to be extremely accessible.
On the whole, the gays and lesbians like Prussin who are actively engaged in the Jewish community stress the importance of formally converting adopted children.
For Litman, the biggest challenge facing the organized Jewish community as it works to absorb what she perceives as an ever-growing population of children adopted by gay couples, is in education.
www.myjewishlearning.com /history_community/Jewish_World_Today/JewishFamily/GayAdoption.htm   (1078 words)

 History of Gay and Lesbian Life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Much of the impetus for the current effort stems from the knowledge that a large amount of the most important material relating to gay and lesbian history may be on the verge of destruction at the hands of people unaware of its value to us as a community.
Meanwhile, others in the community are working to collect information to form the background for present and future displays, and to form an overview tapestry of all things gay and lesbian from the past.
Historians of bisexual activism have noted that many of the earliest “gay liberation” activists during the 1970s were bisexuals who saw no reason at the time to distinguish their bisexual identity from the gay liberation movement.
www.mkelgbthist.org   (946 words)

 Gay News From 365Gay.com
Today that area is Toronto's gay village, the third largest LGBT community in North America, and three streets are named for Wood - Wood Street, Alexander Street, and Alexander Place.
A gay pipe band led dignitaries up Church Street to the unveiling of the statue on the corner of Alexander Street.
The statue is an important symbol to show our lesbian and gay youth that we have a history.
www.365gay.com /newscon05/05/052905wood.htm   (417 words)

 The brief history of gay athletes
Gay athletes and events in the 20th century are few:
In 1976, Waddell and his partner Charles Deaton are the first gay men to be featured in the "Couples" section of People magazine.
Muska is the first openly gay man to hold such a position in college sports.
espn.go.com /otl/world/timeline.html   (1252 words)

 Gay Marriage: A Legal History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The fact that San Francisco and Massachusetts were issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples caused a lot of controversy among those against gay marriage and a lot of praise from people in favor of same-sex marriages.
While the courts have clearly ruled against same-sex marriage in the past, there is a definitive trend toward acceptance of gay marriage.
I believe that it is possible, if not probable, that the remaining barriers to gay marriage will disappear in the relatively near future allowing same-sex couples to enjoy the same privileges that married couples of opposite sexes enjoy.
neovox.cortland.edu /vox/vox_37/vox_37.html   (1458 words)

 LGBT History on the Web -- (c) 2002 NWLGHMP
Formed to ensure that the history of gays and lesbians in Bellingham and Whatcom County is preserved for the purpose of scholarship and education.
A History of the Gay & Lesbian Denver
Collection of articles on gays in history and literature, with a focus on Great Britian, including a compilation of source documents from the 18th Century.
home.earthlink.net /~ruthpett/lgbthistorynw/links.htm   (2939 words)

 Homegrown History: An exploration of the Harlem Renaissance in 'Brother to Brother' reflects D.C.'s own gay black ...
Two standouts, according to Rainbow History, are the Republic Gardens and Bohemian Caverns, though the latter was Crystal Caverns during the 1920s and ‘30s.
Alain Locke, also very out as a gay man, was a seminal influence in identifying and promoting African American artists and writers in D.C. and nationally, and was responsible for coining the ‘New Negro' term.
The tour, covering too much territory and time to be covered in one day, tracks the history of gay, fl D.C. not only during the renaissance, but all the way through the 1990s.
www.metroweekly.com /feature/?ak=1430   (3035 words)

 PEOPLE WITH A HISTORY: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* History
Brief history and timeline of Southern Lesbian and Gay history.
Gay And Lesbian Alumni/ae of the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary's College.
NENET was The New England Network of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trangender College Students from the Spring of 1993 until the Spring of 1995.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/pwh/index-am.html   (4521 words)

 Prairie Lesbian/Gay Community Records - History, Institute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo
The minutes of 30 April 1982 and the May 1982 Impart document the group’s name change to Prairie Gay Community.
Intending to create a state-wide organization for the support of gay and lesbian individuals, the PLGC made much effort to attract attention from wide geographic areas.
Their regular dances, the largest single source of income for the group, were attended from across the state.
www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu /ndirs/collections/manuscripts/SocialIssues/PLGC/biography.html   (152 words)

 National Museum of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender History - The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender ...
The mission of the Center’s museum program is to provide space for artwork that celebrates the diversity of LGBT life and to support the work of emerging queer artists.
I was thinking and reading about our nation’s unresolved history of slavery and racism as I painted various African American men in my life.
See 8 exhibits of interest to our queer sensibility, and meet gay men and lesbians who share your interest in the very latest in painting, sculpture, electronic media, and photography.
www.gaycenter.org /resources/museum   (762 words)

 Foundation Community Center (CCF)-- History of Gay & Lesbian Life, Milwaukee WI- Organizations: Activist & Political
The Foundation Community Center was opened early in 1988 to fill a badly needed resource in the Milwaukee LGBT community: a place for groups to meet on a regular basis at little or no cost.
All of these had their drawbacks, and a place where groups could hold regularly scheduled meetings was seen as critical to the cointinued development of the LGBT community.
The Foundation Community Center was located at 225 S. 2nd Street- a building between the popular Club 219 and C'est La Vie.
www.mkelgbthist.org /organiz/act_pol/ccf/fnd-comctr.htm   (313 words)

 GayWired.com - The Leading Gay Online Entertainment Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
An incredibly varied, compelling and arousing collection of gay male shorts from around the globe.
Gay and lesbian travelers often hit the beach and cities with hot night life.
Gay Soldier Attacked at Fort Huachuca Discharged; Attacker...
www.gaywired.com   (815 words)

 Queer History Links
The Denial of Gay History, a critique of social constructionism by Paul Varnell
The Richard Cornish Endowment Fund, established in 1993 as a source of funding for the acquisition of gay and lesbian resources for the Earl Gregg Swem Library at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.
The History of Gay Bathhouses by Eddie Coronado.
www.infopt.demon.co.uk /gaylink1.htm   (2571 words)

 Culture of Sydney - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Many of these cultures are based on ethnic, linguistic or religious communities that have formed over time as waves of immigrants have arrived.
Early Sydney was a convict colony, with a military government.
Sydney is famous for its gay community, centered around Oxford Street, and the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/Culture_of_Sydney   (219 words)

 Jargon, slang, and niche vocabularies
Gay slang is constantly evolving, with new words being added frequently, and for these reasons, we should never, forget the fabulous terms of today, and of days gone by, in the years of the past.
WIZARD GAY SLANG DICTIONARY is both a piece of your history, and hopefully a source of amusement.
Pyramid complex: The typical pyramid did not squat on the desert by itself; it was part of a pyramid complex, a group of buildings that normally comprised a "valley temple" on the bank of the Nile, a stone causeway leading from it to a second temple, the "mortuary temple," and the pyramid itself.
www.yaelf.com /slang.shtml   (6189 words)

The National Association of LGBT Community Centers exists to support and enhance lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community centers, which are engines of community organizing and liberation, and crucial to the health and strength of LGBT communities.
In many cities and towns, community centers are the only local LGBT community resource.
Whether organizing for social change, providing direct services, or educating the public, community centers work more closely with their LGBT constituency and engage more community leaders and decision makers than any other LGBT network in the country.
www.lgbtcenters.org   (379 words)

 Wisconsin Gay News: LGBT News, Opinion and Resources on the Web   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Quinlan Resigns as OutReach E.D. Wolfson at MU on Sep. 20
Due to personal obligations and hitting a wall of burn-out in providing news coverage of the LGBT community, I am putting Wisconsin Gay News on indefinite hiatus beginning Oct. 25.
Lord Of The Rings star Elijah Wood says he doesn't plans to take any legal action towards those who try to cleverly prove that he is gay.
www.instepnews.com   (215 words)

 People with a History: History of Homosexuality Bibliography
There has been an outpouring of scholarship on lesbian and gay history in the past ten years, and much more is in the pipeline.
Gay medieval literature from the Roman Empire to 1300.
Many persons who might now be considered "gay" played prominent roles in the military, and some observers of the times argued that gay men would make ideal soldiers because they would wish to behave admirably while those they loved were present.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/pwh/gayhistbib.html   (13724 words)

 Notes on Gay History/Queer Theory/Queer Film by Dr. Harry Benshoff   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Texas Gay Conference VII is held in Denton, using facilities at La Quinta Inn and the Civic Center.
About fifteen open lesbians and gay men attend and distribute fliers supporting three resolutions introduced in April at precinct meetings: one supporting the Equal Rights Amendment, one supporting the repeal of 21.06, and one asking for a general law forbidding discrimination against gay and lesbian Texans.
AIDS has become a serious concern of the community and much of the effort that might have gone towards education or legal action is channeled into AIDS activism.
orgs.unt.edu /ally/dentonhistory.html   (2271 words)

 Our History, Our Future | Pride | Community | Gay.com UK
Later examples include the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group, which will be celebrating the achievement of residency rights for non-British same-sex partners in the late 1990s.
This float will anticipate a future where gay people and people with HIV can really express their individuality with confidence and without fear of prejudice.
They said: "Expect to see a loud, colourful, vibrant celebration!" Scottish & Newcastle Retail Gay Pubs are also giving little away apart from promising a very special mystery guest appearing on their float.
uk.gay.com /printit/1938   (460 words)

 Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland Community Center for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender People
Entitled, History in the Making, this report is available on The Center’s website and we welcome comments and feedback from the community.
On Thursday, February 24, 2005, The Center celebrated the official opening of the DC Metro GLBT community center.
The Center’s mission is to celebrate, strengthen, and support community among the GLBT residents and organizations of Metropolitan Washington, DC.
www.thedccenter.org   (352 words)

 University Queer Programs
The undergraduate and graduate Union of Lesbians, Gays, and Bisexuals is strong.
HST: Lesbian & Gay History (Leila Rupp, 1989)
Gender Studies House was approved by the Community Council in the Spring, 1998.
www.people.ku.edu /~jyounger/lgbtqprogs.html   (7761 words)

 QTMagazine.com - Gay Travel Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Gay and lesbian adults are more likely than heterosexual adults to say that they plan to spend their next vacations overseas according to a recent nationwide online survey.
Fourteen percent (14%) of gay and lesbian adults say that for their next vacation, they are planning to travel to an overseas destination, compared to seven percent of heterosexual adults.
RSViP rewards guests with points based both on the dollar value of their travel packages as well as the number of RSVP cruises, land tours and resort vacations they have taken.
www.qtmagazine.com   (660 words)

KC Chapter's tribute to gay and lesbian 9-11 victims: "Heaven Holds The Ones I Love"
LEAGUE is an ATandT Business Resource Group that offers education and support for workplace environment issues that affect employees who are lesbian, bisexual, gay or transgender, or who have family members, friends or colleagues who are lesbian, bisexual, gay or transgendered.
LEAGUE -- a global organization, whose history began in 1987 -- has local chapters and members across the United States and in the United Kingdom.
www.league-att.org   (261 words)

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