In our last class we talked about issues in the LGBTQ community. One issue the LGBTQ community faces is adolescents that are getting bullied because of their sexual identity and considering or attempting suicide. The following are two programs that provide support and resources for adolescents that feel like they are alone in dealing with issues […]Read more "Museum Advocacy: LGBTQ Community Projects"
Revealing Queer, a landmark exhibition produced by Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) and curated by Queering the Museum, explored the last 40 years of LGBTQ history in the Puget Sound region. The exhibition, which opened in February 2014 and ended in July of the same year, was the brainchild of Queering the Museum […]Read more "Revealing Queer: A Model for Inclusion in Museums"
What does history gain when its authors and collectors experienced it first hand? The GLBT History Museum of Central Florida, Inc. shows how community members can tell their story in a compelling way that academic tomes often lack. The Cold War marked an era of “censorship of inquiry into gay culture” which discouraged the study […]Read more "Collecting Pride: Community Curation at the GLBT History Museum of Central Florida, Inc."
In Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World 1890-1940, George Chauncey discusses how working class men viewed gender as performist and were able to take on different levels of masculinity or femininity. This fluidity allowed gay men in particular to choose how they wanted to present their identity […]Read more "Painted and Powdered: Performative Gender"