The year 2016 marks the 395th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving celebration, even though that first celebration in 1621 was not known as Thanksgiving. The holiday feast dates back to November […]
Was Alexander Hamilton in love with his friend, John Laurens? From the letters they exchanged, it certainly is a possibility In April, 1779, Hamilton writes to him: Cold in my […]
Who was Jeffrey Dunbar and why should we know his name today? Jeffrey Arthur Dunbar was born on April 18, 1953 in Beckley, West Virginia, the son of Hugh Dunbar […]
This week I’ve wanted to write. In fact, after weeks and weeks of being a bit stumped about what to write, this week (and last week as well, for that […]
For as long as I can remember, I have absolutely despised changing clocks forward and backward for daylight savings time. There has long been scientific evidence of the harm involved […]
On May 28, 1962, the US Supreme Court reversed a lower court ruling that had overturned the sodomy conviction of a military officer caught in a public restroom.
On May 24, 1972, the DC government announced that it would no longer prosecute private, consensual sodomy cases.
On May 30, 1975, the DC Court of Appeals ruled that a gay bathhouse is a public place and any sex occurring therein is in a public place.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Southeast DC was a rough part of town to visit. But many gay men did visit there because one block in SE featured a series […]
Sir Roger Casement was born in September 1, 1864 in Dublin, Ireland. He went to Africa in 1884 where he first worked for commercial interests before joining the British Colonial […]
Most people have probably never heard of the book titled The Story of a Life. Partly this is because it was published in 1901. Written by Claude Hartland who grew […]