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For 2019, we’re offering a Making Queer Histor…

For 2019, we’re offering a Making Queer History first—a calendar!

Keep track of all your most important events—we’ve even added a few to get your year started right! Unlike an ordinary calendar, this features important queer events, birthdays, and anniversaries. Can’t remember when LGBTQIA+ History Month is? Want to celebrate Magnus Hirschfeld’s birthday? Trying to plan an event for Asexual Awareness Week? You’re covered!

Get yours at the Making Queer History website.


Last month we were able to get some amazing new patrons, and more than anything right now we want to hit our next goal. 

Right now we are seventeen dollars away from being able to do a bi-monthly chat with all of our amazing patrons, which is incredibly exciting. As we have grown we have definitely gathered an amazing group of people who support this project, and we are really excited by the possibility of talking with some of you one-on-one.

On most of our social media, we try to keep up with responding to messages and asks we get sent but often a lot falls through the cracks. This would be a way for us to talk directly with all of you, share behind the scenes tidbits, answer a lot of your questions, hear suggestions, and honestly just chat with all of you. 

If you want to help us reach this goal, please become a patron, it helps us so much, and especially around the end of the year we really could use all the support we can get. 

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Guyana strikes down law against ‘improper’ cro…

Guyana strikes down law against ‘improper’ cross-dressing:

After an eight-year battle through Guyana’s courts, a panel of five judges at the CCJ ruled the law was too vague, violated citizens’ rights and could not stand.

“Difference is as natural as breathing,” said the CCJ president Mr. Justice Saunders in the ruling.

“No one should have his or her dignity trampled on, or human rights denied, merely on account of a difference, especially one that poses no threat to public safety or public order.”

The ruling also condemned the remarks of the magistrate involved in the earlier case, saying “judicial officers may not use the bench to proselytize, whether before, during or after the conclusion of court proceedings”.

Guyana’s transgender activists fight archaic l…

Guyana’s transgender activists fight archaic law:

[S]eeking justice as a transgender woman is not easy in Guyana due to a colonial-era law, now 124 years old, that criminalises cross-dressing.

Passed in 1893 when Guyana was still a British colony
Makes it illegal for men to dress as a woman and vice versa, if done for “any improper purpose”
The definition of “any improper purpose” is open to interpretation by magistrates
Its opponents say it is open to abuse as its wording is “vague” and “broad”

This woman just made history for all trans peo…

This woman just made history for all trans people in her country:

For the first time, a trans woman has taken on the most prestigious role in Iceland’s national day celebrations.

Eva Ágústa Aradóttir, an LGBT activist and photographer, was asked to be the Lady of the Mountain, a personification of the country who represents all its best qualities.

During Saturday’s national holiday, she stood on a stage in the middle of the celebrations and read a poem – a tradition established in 1944, when Iceland became a republic.

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The way we tell stories is often just as important as the stories we choose to tell. Today we look at the footnote, the home of many queer people throughout history, and we look closer. (Read full article)

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All of your queer heroes made mistakes. Big ones, small ones, forgotten ones, remembered ones. Remember that this week, when you fail, no matter how big or small the failure is, you are not the first one who has made it and you probably won’t be the last. Fix it, keep going, you are doing great.

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Small Business Saturday

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This Small Business Saturday, consider becoming a patron! Making Queer History is run by just a few queer folks writing, podcasting, and speaking about queer history.

You can support MQH through our Patreon, our shop, and one-time donations.