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The history of sex; the history of us. Erotica, vintage nudes, the dirty secrets of lives past, myths & more. More @ http://www.sex-kitten.net/blog/category/vintage-inspiration/
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Sex and Unisex: Fashion, Feminism, and the Sexual Revolution

Sex and Unisex: Fashion, Feminism, and the Sexual Revolution | Sex History | Scoop.it
Three cultural tectonic plates came together to produce the gender revolution: the postwar baby boom, the sexual revolution, and the civil rights movement.
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Rebel Girls: Bessie Smith Was a Queer Pioneer, and We're Finally Gonna Get to Talk About It

Rebel Girls: Bessie Smith Was a Queer Pioneer, and We're Finally Gonna Get to Talk About It | Sex History | Scoop.it
When HBO's Bessie premieres May 16 to bring the Empress of Jazz back to life, nobody will be skirting the issue of Bessie Smith's bisexuality.

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Authentic Antique LGBTQ Lesbian Interest Crossdressing 4 Women 2 Couples in Drag Forbidden Love Real Photo Postcard RPPC Divided Back UNUSED

Authentic Antique LGBTQ Lesbian Interest Crossdressing 4 Women 2 Couples in Drag Forbidden Love Real Photo Postcard RPPC Divided Back UNUSED | Sex History | Scoop.it
Antique real photo postcard showing 2 couples cozying up to one another -- only it is 4 women, with 2 of the women dressed in suits, ties,

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Queen Sabrina, Flawless Mother | VICE | United States

Queen Sabrina, Flawless Mother | VICE | United States | Sex History | Scoop.it
America's majestic drag queen mother has spent her life mentoring her daughters and granddaughters.

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About That "Lesbian Kiss" On Xena...

About That "Lesbian Kiss" On Xena... | Sex History | Scoop.it

Yeah but did you forget the last sentences of the episode?


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Women Admiring Nylon Stockings in 1940s (& LGBTQ History)

Women Admiring Nylon Stockings in 1940s (& LGBTQ History) | Sex History | Scoop.it

Fun fact: Though being gay in the 40s sucked, being gay in the military was easier, and pretty common. There were apparently, at one point in time time so many lesbians in the military that when they tried to crack down on it, the girls wrote back and said “Look I can give you the names, but you’ll lose some of your best officers, and half your nurses and secretaries.” And they pret...


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When Gay Rights Groups Were Still Part of the Left

When Gay Rights Groups Were Still Part of the Left | Sex History | Scoop.it

Earlier this month, Leslie Feinberg, a well-known transgender advocate and author of Stone Butch Blues, died at the age of 65. Feinberg's last words, “Remember me as a revolutionary communist,” contain the echo of a time that seems long past, when the only people who ascribed any importance at all to LGBTQ issues, apart from queers themselves, were far-left radicals, and when the oppression LGBTQ people and other minorities faced was firmly linked to class struggle and the exploitation of working people by the rich.


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Transgender Pioneer Leslie Feinberg of Stone Butch Blues Has Died

Transgender Pioneer Leslie Feinberg of Stone Butch Blues Has Died | Sex History | Scoop.it
She was a pioneer in trans and lesbian issues, workers rights, and intersectionality long before anyone could define the phrase. Her partner, Minnie Bruce Pratt, and family offered us this obituary.

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How Morocco was once a haven for gay Westerners

How Morocco was once a haven for gay Westerners | Sex History | Scoop.it

A British man flew home from Marrakech last week after being jailed for "homosexual acts". There was a time though when Morocco was renowned as a haven for gay Americans and Britons, who fled restrictions in their own countries to take advantage of its relaxed atmosphere.

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Carmen Rupe, drag performer, brothel keeper, and LGBT activist

Carmen Rupe, drag performer, brothel keeper, and LGBT activist | Sex History | Scoop.it

Carmen Rupe (1936–2011) or “Kiwi Carmen” was a vivacious performer, businesswoman and brothel keeper, and LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS activist. She was a cultural icon in the transgender community who paved the way for many transgender men and women after her, and has been named a role model for many, including Georgina Beyer, the world’s …


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The Invisibles: Moving Vintage Photos of LGBT Couples in the Early 20th Century

The Invisibles: Moving Vintage Photos of LGBT Couples in the Early 20th Century | Sex History | Scoop.it

Archival images — sometimes poignant, sometimes playful, invariably tender — of gay and lesbian couples privately celebrating their love in an era that denied it.

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Scans of a very rare French fetish book from 1930. Art by Esbey

Scans of a very rare French fetish book from 1930. Art by Esbey | Sex History | Scoop.it

Bernard Valonnes. Le Dressage de la maid-esclave t.1 (Select-Bibliothèque n°63, 1930)

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Beer Buddies a film by Kris Studios Chicago.

As VHS video tapes reach the end of their life, we are working hard to digitize all 1,000 tapes in the collections of the Leather Archives & Museum. This clip is…
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Confirmed Bachelors

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Homo History: Women in Love

Homo History: Women in Love | Sex History | Scoop.it
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Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden History of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples

Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden History of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples | Sex History | Scoop.it
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“ From Beacon Press, a charming history of devotion: Outlaw Marriages: The Hidden History of Fifteen Extraordinary Same-Sex Couples, by Rodger Streitmatter. Among the couples...

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Under The Piers: Alvin Baltrop's Gay New York

Under The Piers: Alvin Baltrop's Gay New York | Sex History | Scoop.it

Open Eye Gallery's current exhibition has cast light on the little known work of gay African American photographer Alvin Baltrop who beautifully, and obsessively, captured the clandestine activities taking place under New York piers between 1975 and 1986.

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An alternate history of sexuality in club culture

An alternate history of sexuality in club culture | Sex History | Scoop.it
Dance music was born in LGBT communities, but has this been forgotten? In this extended feature, Luis-Manuel Garcia examines the history of club culture's queer roots.
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The first person in the world to undergo sex-reassignment surgery was in 1930!

The first person in the world to undergo sex-reassignment surgery was in 1930! | Sex History | Scoop.it
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Research Finds Tolerance Of Homosexuality In China Dating Back Thousands ... - Queerty

Research Finds Tolerance Of Homosexuality In China Dating Back Thousands ... - Queerty | Sex History | Scoop.it
Research Finds Tolerance Of Homosexuality In China Dating Back Thousands ...
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If homosexuality was common during the Shang and Zhou dynstes, it was downright fashionable during the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220).

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