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Jan 6

LGBTQ* Appreciation Post

Photographs from the (fantastic!) book, Becoming Visible, by Molly McGarry and Fred Wasserman. 

(McGarry, Molly and Fred Wasserman. Becoming Visible: An Illustrated History of Lesbian and Gay Life in Twentieth-century America. New York: Penguin Studio, 1998.) 

We, the KNOWhomo team, do not assume the gender identity or sexual orientation of any of the individuals in any of the above photographs.

Mar 1

LGBTQ* Appreciation Post

We, the KNOWhomo team, do not assume the gender identity or sexual orientation of any of the individuals in any of the above photographs.

Photographs have been collected from various sources with the originating source unknown for any of those in the photographs.

More? #Vintage

LGBTQ* Books and Love Letters You May Have Missed
Empty without You: The Intimate Letters of Eleanor Roosevelt & Lorena Hickok
by Rodger Streitmatter (Editor), Eleanor Roosevelt
In 1978, more than 3,500 letters written over a thirty-year friendship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok were discovered by archivists. Although the most explicit letters had been burned (Lorena told Eleanor’s daughter, “Your mother wasn’t always so very discreet in her letters to me”), the find was still electrifying enough to create controversy about the nature of the women’s relationship. Historian Rodger Streitmatter has transcribed and annotated more than 300 of those letters—published here for the first time—and put them within the context of the lives of these two extraordinary women, allowing us to understand the role of this remarkable friendship in Roosevelt’s transformation into a crusading First Lady. (text source)
                                 

(headline photo source)

LGBTQ* Books and Love Letters You May Have Missed

Empty without You: The Intimate Letters of Eleanor Roosevelt & Lorena Hickok

by Rodger Streitmatter (Editor)Eleanor Roosevelt

In 1978, more than 3,500 letters written over a thirty-year friendship between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok were discovered by archivists. Although the most explicit letters had been burned (Lorena told Eleanor’s daughter, “Your mother wasn’t always so very discreet in her letters to me”), the find was still electrifying enough to create controversy about the nature of the women’s relationship. Historian Rodger Streitmatter has transcribed and annotated more than 300 of those letters—published here for the first time—and put them within the context of the lives of these two extraordinary women, allowing us to understand the role of this remarkable friendship in Roosevelt’s transformation into a crusading First Lady. (text source)

                                 




KNOWhomo Mention Remention!
Personal Note:
Ok, I am a HUGE Autostraddle fan. Like, mad wack crazy ALL THE WAY TOO RIDICULOUS PHRASES TO USE, fan. You can only bet that it was a complete nerd attack to return from Chicago and find that AutoStraddle’s Riese gave KNOWhomo’s page a shout out in their Epic Gallery: 150 Years of Lesbians and Other Lady-Loving-Ladie’s post.
To the Editors of AutoStraddle:
If you ever want another writer, I could so be arm-twisted to do so. Just sayin’.
Keep On, Keeping On
-Rebecca
Make sure to check out the article HERE.
Also, if you enjoy, make sure to check into the Autostraddle.com webpage
and they also have a TUMBLR Page

KNOWhomo Mention Remention!

Personal Note:

Ok, I am a HUGE Autostraddle fan. Like, mad wack crazy ALL THE WAY TOO RIDICULOUS PHRASES TO USE, fan. You can only bet that it was a complete nerd attack to return from Chicago and find that AutoStraddle’s Riese gave KNOWhomo’s page a shout out in their Epic Gallery: 150 Years of Lesbians and Other Lady-Loving-Ladie’s post.

To the Editors of AutoStraddle:

If you ever want another writer, I could so be arm-twisted to do so. Just sayin’.

Keep On, Keeping On

-Rebecca

Make sure to check out the article HERE.

Also, if you enjoy, make sure to check into the Autostraddle.com webpage

and they also have a TUMBLR Page

Aug 5
LGBTQ* Vintage Photography

"Good Day, My Lady."

LGBTQ* Vintage Photography

"Good Day, My Lady."

Queer* Relationship Appreciation Post

Photographs of Una Vincenzo, Lady Troubridge (sculpture/translator) and Marguerite “John” Radcliffe-Hall (author of Well of Loneliness), partners for 28 years

Jul 3

Vintage Appreciation Post

Vintage Photographs of Cowboys

LGBTQ* History in Pictures - Pride Edition #2

PRIDE History in Graphics & Pictures

Photos of gatherings year(s) after the Stonewall Riots (first Pride events of the 1970s)

*please note: images are not mine 

LGBTQ* History in Pictures - Pride Edition #1

PRIDE History in Graphics & Pictures

Photos of the 1969 Stonewall Riots (including days after)

*please note: images are not mine 

LGBTQ* History You Should Know

Paragraph 175 & Pink Triangle History

PARAGRAPH 175 — German Criminal Code

May 1871 - March 1994. From 1871 - 1994, over 130,000 men were held/charged with violation of Paragraph 175. For 123 years, this code criminalized homosexual acts between two men in Germany. It was with this law that homosexuals were persecuted during WWII in concentration camps.


PINK TRIANGLE — Color & shape given to gay/bisexual men in the concentration camps



Want to know more?

A Survivor’s Story — Read Here

Paragraph 175 — Read Here

Pink Triangle History — Read Here

(Upsetting) Post-Camp History — Read Here

Pink Triangle Memorial — Read Here 

Theatre/Play about Pink Triangles: Bent — Read Here

Graphic Novel, including a Hitler Youth Homosexual Relationship — Read Here

Jun 3
LGBTQ* History and Vintage Photographs You Should Know

Greenwich Village Drag Ball circa 1920s (photograph)

Balls were elaborate festivals for the who’s who of society. They were also the queerest scene in town, bringing forth drag performers, the lgbtq* community, celebrating sexual identity and gender expression.

LGBTQ* History and Vintage Photographs You Should Know

Greenwich Village Drag Ball circa 1920s (photograph)

Balls were elaborate festivals for the who’s who of society. They were also the queerest scene in town, bringing forth drag performers, the lgbtq* community, celebrating sexual identity and gender expression.

Jun 2

LGBTQ* Artist You Should Know

Reginald Marsh

-Illustrations/art/etchings part of the series “Chop Suey Dancers”

-Late 1920s

-Depicted couples of the same sex dancing together in New York nightspots

-Many characters intentionally created to be ambiguous (Marsh wanted audience to ask if dancers were assumed gender, in drag, or androgynous)

I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day.  I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it.  We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did.  ~Benjamin Harrison


Memorial Day/Vintage Soldiers Appreciation Post

Memorial Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the last Monday in May. It originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the war.  The South had a remembrance day (also in May) but the day was not celebrated jointly until the beginning of the 20th century. Formally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day has become a day to remember all those who have served and fallen during a time of war.


LBGTQ* Appreciation Post

Vintage Gay Men & Vintage Male Friendships