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9 queer films from last year to love (even if the Oscars didn’t) | Xtra Magazine ... See MoreSee Less

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It was just supposed to be a romantic dinner out. Deborah Johnson and Zandra Rolón Amato never set out to test anti-discrimination laws. But they did. And they won.

A friend had told them about the Papa Choux restaurant in Los Angeles. They went, but once the restaurant staff realized the women were a couple, they tried to remove them from the romantic booth they’d reserved, claiming it was against the law for them to serve two people of the same sex there. Seasoned activists as they were, Johnson and Amato fought back in court. “To summarize it quickly… Yeah, what happened. Okay, we go to court. The lower courts rule against us. The appellate court rules for us. So they have a right to petition the supreme court, which they did. When the supreme court said they weren’t going to hear it, then that meant that the next lowest level, the appellate court’s ruling was going to stand.” Their case put teeth into the local gay rights ordinance. And while it didn’t actually change California’s civil rights bill to add sexual orientation, the appellate court interpreted the law to include sexual orientation—that was big!

LISTEN: www.makinggayhistory.com/podcast/deborah-johnson-zandra-rolon-amato⁠⁠

Image: Zandra Rolón Amato (left) and Deborah Johnson, 1984. Credit: Courtesy Deborah Johnson.
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Black Pride congratulates Colman Domingo on his Oscar nomination for portraying Bayard Rustin! He is now the 2nd openly Gay actor to receive an Oscar nomination for playing a Gay character. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lesbian Tide (1971-1980)

From the archives of JD Doyle who has 38 copies of the periodical (see link below). An excellent publication, with a very good balance of cultural and political. It was the first lesbian publication with a national distribution in the US.
www.houstonlgbthistory.org/lesbian-tide.html
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Lesbian Tide (1971-1980)

From the archives of JD Doyle who has 38 copies of the periodical (see link below). An excellent publication, with a very good balance of cultural and political. It was the first lesbian publication with a national distribution in the US.
http://www.houstonlgbthistory.org/lesbian-tide.html
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Timeline photosMerry Christmas from team AnOther ❤️

📸 Photography by Richards, 1937. Courtesy of Getty
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