Monthly Archive: December, 2013

Are there degrees out ‘outness’?

In the history of lesbian and gay politics, historians put a lot of stock in whether or not the people we study were “out.” But what exactly does “out” mean? This past week… Continue reading

Research’s Circuitous Route

Click through for larger This past weekend Elise flew to Boston on a last-minute research trip. ¬†Unfortunately in the rush to get to the archives she left her computer at the airport security… Continue reading

“…he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”

“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in he has no choice but to become an outlaw.” – Nelson Mandela in Long Walk to Freedom (1995) The… Continue reading

Reaching Out

A great deal of the research for this project has come from lesbian and gay archives. Scattered across the United States and Canada, they are treasure troves for historians of sexuality. Too few,… Continue reading