Category: aro

Making Queer History Now

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MQH Now is all about you and what you’re doing to make queer history in your own community. We’re featuring one monthly creator, and we’re be looking at queer artists, activists, educators, inventors—anyone making history right now!

If you’re doing something amazing and want to be featured, this is your chance! You can find more info and apply on our website.

18 Positive Queer News Stories of 2018

2018 was a year full of triumphs and tribulations, and we’re sharing 18 of the nicest things that happened for the queer community this year. (Read Part I & Part II)

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2018 Queer Holiday Gift Guide

Join our 2018 Queer Holiday Gift Guide! Your work could be the perfect gift this holiday season, and we want to make sure it’s seen. Our gift guide features queer artists from around the world offering their art, writing, readings, and more.

This is not just a call for artists, but all queer creators! We want to share your queer businesses, projects, and works. It just takes a quick form telling us about yourself and your work. 

We’ll be accepting submissions through our website through December 1.

And keep an eye out for holiday sales from our very own shop these coming weeks!

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Heyyy, queeristorians! Hope you're well! Wondering if there are any future plans for any more aromantic or possibly aromantic historical figures? Also, what's your (whoever answers this) favorite fact that you've learned through your research here? Thanks for all your good work! 😀

Hi there!

It’s definitely on our list! We’ve had people suggest Florence Nightingale, Nikolai Tesla, and Queen Elizabeth the First of England, so there are definitely some options to explore.

Oooh, my favorite fact. Well, I began my research before I joined this project, but I was able to continue that research and write about Eleanor Rykener who is one of my favorite people. I’ve read so many papers about her, and I’ve been over her court transcript too many times to count. I’m (slowly but surely) working on my Latin so I can try to read the original transcript. In the simplest modern terms, she’s a bisexual trans woman and sex worker from the 14th century. I love her a lot. You can read our article about her here.

Just a quick addition from Laura, my current favourite fact is about Everret George Klippert, the last man in Canada to be convicted for homosexuality.  And he was found while the police were  investigating an arson attempt.

Klippert was taken into custody, and though he was cleared of any involvement in the fire, he immediately confessed to multiple sexual relationships with men. “He couldn’t stop confessing. I think that you’d have to hold your hand over Everret’s mouth to stop him from blabbing,” gay rights lawyer and activist Douglas Elliot said.

And apparently according to another lawyer 80% of the things used against him in court came from his own mouth. 

(You can learn more about him and other Canadian Queers by become a patron)

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I just finished reading Queer Crips: Disabled Gay Men and Their Stories by Bob Guter and John R. Killacky. I haven’t picked my next book, but wanted to hear your favorite queer history books!

Making Queer History:

It is finally here! The video is up and you should definitely watch and share it!

Can’t become a patron right now? We get it! You can still help by sharing queer history with your friends, following us on our other social media, commenting on our articles, and interacting with the project!

Surprise, Red Patrons!

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To show how much we genuinely appreciate everyone who supports us, we have a fundraiser exclusive for Red tier patrons too! New red tier patrons will receive a die-cut vinyl sticker with the same floral design featured on all FQH rewards.

Hop on over to our patreon and get yourself some cool rewards!

We at Making Queer History have been working diligently behind the scenes to prepare for a very special announcement — the first annual Funding Queer History!

Funding Queer History starts today, May 12, and runs until the end of June. New and upgrading patrons not only ensure the future of Making Queer History but also get access to exclusive content and special rewards only available during the fundraiser.

All new and upgrading patrons get access to a bonus episode of the Making Queer History podcast. In addition to the standard patron rewards, new and upgrading patrons from orange all the way to green get a fundraiser exclusive mug. The mug features the FQH floral logo with a green carnation and violet.

New and upgrading patrons from blue to violet get a high-quality enamel pin with the same floral design.

Want to support the project but becoming a patron isn’t an option for the time being? No problem! We understand. For this fundraiser, we’re also offering a tier exclusive to FQH: rainbow patrons! Anyone who makes a one-time donation of $50 or more gets access to the same amazing bonus content and the exclusive FQH pin.

Spreading the word is key, and you’re all an important part of that. Share the fundraiser, learn more about the project, and stay tuned for updates as we go along!


Hey y’all! We have some exciting announcements coming tomorrow, including the winner of our giveaway, so stay tuned!