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Barbara Gittings – QNotes

Authors and Activism

LGBT History Month: A History of LGBTQ Bookstores

Until the 1970s, when LGBTQ publishing first began and activists like Barbara Gittings pushed for representation in libraries, the few queer books available were limited mostly to anti-gay medical texts. So, as the first wave of bookstores like Giovanni’s Room opened.

Jesse’s Journal: Dr. George Weinberg

Society and the Healthy Psychotherapist

When “Society and the Healthy Homosexual,” Dr. George Weinberg’s most famous book, was published in 1972, the consensus was that lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people were mentally ill.

Jesse’s Journal: LGBT Heroes — Cleve Jones and Barbara Grier

Looking back at LGBTQ history and those who ‘fought the good fight’

Even as we recognize and honor today’s LGBTQ heroes, we should also look back and remember those women and men who made our community what it is today. Unlike today, when leading an LGBTQ community organization is often a profession, the heroes of the 1960s and 1970s were volunteer leaders of a movement.