For almost a full century Hollywood has battled its love/hate relationship with queer communities and Hollywood’s double standard. On the one hand they’d be lost without us; after all, we gave them Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, Marlene Dietrich and so many more.
It’s not as gross as it sounds. Or maybe it is, depending on how turned off you are by the heavy panting of a transman who’s suffering from a suffocating cold. But join us anyway as we talk about the first major lesbian organization in the U.S. The Daughters of Bilitis and the first nationally distributed lesbian newsletter.
If you’re reading this and thinking, “Conversion therapy, isn’t that the thing we use to do to cure gay people and trans folk?” Then you’ll be surprised to find out that it’s actually STILL HAPPENING all over the country.
Despite our insistence that homosexuals have always existed, there have continued to be many throughout the centuries that seem to imply we simply appeared.