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President John F. Kennedy was famous for his vivid, and some might say almost compulsive, heterosexuality. But straight men can have a gay side, and JFK’s life was filled with prominent gay men.
Perspectives on the queer intersectionality of Lorraine Hansberry
OutHistory tells stories about the queer past, about people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. It uncovers histories of same-gender love and of gender crossing in the recent and distant past. We believe that knowing about this history can inspire and excite people, can rouse us to action, and can help us make a different future. We believe that history is an especially valuable resource for LGBT people and our allies, since most of us did not grow up in families or communities where this history was easily available and taught.
You can help us make history in more ways than one. You can explore our site and learn about the past, so that you’re better equipped to make the future you want. You can share your own research about the queer past. And you can become part of a living archive of memories and experience by telling your own story about selected topics. Read More