On July 4, 1965, 40 brave people carried signs calling for homosexual emancipation and marched at Independence Hall in Philadelphia.
The Stonewall Inn was originally two stables in the 1800s. It became a gay bar in 1967 and was most popular among drag queens, transgender people, effeminate men, hustlers, and homeless youth.
The Providence Gay Men’s Chorus (PGMC), one of the finest gay male choral ensembles in the country, delivers uplifting and empowering messages of equality for all. Sharing our group and individual talents, our love of music, the joy of performing, and our commitment to musical excellence are our main objectives. The PGMC constantly demonstrates to […]
The University of Rhode Island’s much-anticipated Gender & Sexuality Center opened its doors May 6 without mention of Andrew Winters, who began the fight to open an LGBT center on campus in 1995, established the URI LGBT Center in 2001, and led the effort to have that center expanded and relocated until his 2010 […]
by Bradford Greer. By the time you read this the last mounds of snow and ice will have melted away. Crocuses and daffodils will have poked through the earth and other signs of spring will make you smile. The sounds of music will fill the air and come the first weekend of June, the Providence […]
by Bradford Greer. The 2nd Annual New England Queer People of Color Conference (NEQPOC) convened at Brown University April 3-4 with over 250 registrants from every major college in New England plus New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. The 2014 NEQPOC conference had been held at the University of Vermont and inspired Lo Smith, […]
by Bradford Greer. “Tonight, somewhere in America, a young person, let’s say a young man, will struggle to fall to sleep, wrestling alone with a secret he’s held as long as he can remember. Soon, perhaps, he will decide it’s time to let that secret out. What happens next depends on him, his family, as […]
by Brad Greer. Get out your ball gowns, tease up your hair, and fuss up your tuxedo with your best accessories. The Imperial Court is preparing to crown a new Empress at a golden jubilee celebration in the Grand Ballroom at The Biltmore Hotel on Saturday, April 18, Coronation XXIII—The Glamorous Life: A Retrospective of Fashion […]
by Bradford Greer, Fetish Fair Fleamarket 44 blew into the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick just ahead of a winter storm that did little to dissuade the hundreds of participants who flocked to the exotic event from all over New England. The program guide for the weekend clearly laid out the behavioral expectations: privacy and […]
by Bradford Greer. In 1985 the Food and Drug Administration ordered a lifetime ban on gay men donating blood. It was still the beginning of the AIDS epidemic. Facts were scarce. Innuendo, speculation, rumor, and blame targeted anyone who became infected. While heterosexual donors were accepted indiscriminately, all donations from men who have sex with […]