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LGBTQ History

We may soon have our first female president. But when will we have our first openly gay president? According to historian James W. Loewen, we already have: President James Buchanan (1857-1861). more

Sep 11, 2016 9:50 AM Engage

Albert was born “Jennie Hodgers” on Christmas Day, 1843 in the tiny village of Clogherhead, Ireland. After arriving in America, she identified as a male, enlisted in the Union Army and fought for the North during the Civil War. more

Aug 18, 2016 12:00 AM Inform

In a historic landmark the U.S. Navy has named a Military Sealift Command fleet oiler after politician and famous gay-rights activist, Harvey Milk. U.S. more

Aug 17, 2016 8:00 AM Blog

In 2004, an initiative began to create documentation of places and events important to the history of the LGBTQ community. In partnership with this effort, VCU student Emily Buss began the Virginia LGBTQ Heritage Map. more

Feb 8, 2016 11:59 PM Blog

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