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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!

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!

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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!

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“The word ‘homosexual’ has a clinical connotation, and ‘gay’ and ‘lesbian’ are often defined too narrowly. ‘Queer,’ on the other hand, entails a broader scope of practices than do ‘lesbian’ ‘gay’ or ‘homosexual’ including non-normalized non-heterosexual consensual sexual and gender practices not easily captured by the latter terms (e.g., bisexual, transgender, two-spirited, and other sexual/gender practices). In other words, ‘queer’ allows us to point towards the diverse social character of sexual and gender practices and identifications that do not fall under the rigid categories of ‘lesbian’, ‘gay’,’bisexual’ or ‘heterosexual’-or even ‘male’ and ‘female’”

— Canada’s War on Queers

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

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Don’t let people convince you that queer history is unimportant. That we are a side note, that our identities aren’t important enough to be mentioned in anything but the footnotes. While you cannot blame any one source for the erasure of our history you most certainly can hold every source accountable. Don’t let people off the hook for a second when they try to ignore the history of our community, we deserve better.

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Queer history did not start with Stonewall. That doesn’t make Stonewall unimportant but it is critical to realize that by only talking about queer history in context of Stonewall and America is erasure, and feeds into the attitude that queerness is somehow a recent development.

Even if it is not intentional, the impact of not directly addressing the fact that there are queer people and queer movements before Stonewall is harmful.  

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Shoutout to the queer people who are forgotten. To the pockets of happiness you carved out of a society that hated you. To the moments of friendship and laughter that weren’t recorded. To the love and strength it took to just exist from day to day. 

Let’s give a moment of thought to the sapphic lovers who made a home with each other and were remembered as good friends. To the transgender women who snuck out at night and breathed in the city air as their true selves but always made it home before sunrise. To the men who held their loves hand when they were able to scavenge moments alone. To all of the forgotten faces and stories. To all the grand moments that will never be written in history books. Tonight is dedicated to you, our forgotten family.

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Queer people have never existed in just one way. Queer people will never exist in just one way. And any movement that expects queer people’s needs to be met through one big solution is doomed to fail. It is vital that we work for change from more than one angle because we exist in more than one way and our needs are just as diverse as we are.

makingqueerhistory: Carlos Jáuregui

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Carlos Jáuregui

A life is more than the sum of its parts. As we dive into the life of Carlos Jáuregui we find this to be particularly evident. An Argentinian man who, while ambitious and accomplished, did not get the time to build the life he deserved left a legacy that will span out farther than he could have imagined. (Read Full Article)

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