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February 22, 2022

Lesbian Bars in Ohio and Beyond

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November 29, 2021

The Bryan Knedler Collection

Recently the Gay Ohio History Initiative received a new collection from former Ohio native, Bryan Knedler. There is a lot to learn from Knedler’s documentation of his life.

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September 22, 2021

The AIDS Crisis is Not Over: 40 Years of Activism

In the Ohio History Connection’s archives, researchers can find documentation of the Columbus community’s fight to raise awareness of AIDS.

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June 4, 2021

Queering Family Values

As we honor Pride throughout the month of June, we share this post from queer artist Charmaine Renee about their most recent project

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April 28, 2021

“As most of us knew her:” Leaving Space for Queerness in the Archives

Normally historians mention that a historical figure may have been a member of the LGBTQ+ community if they have documentation to support it.

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November 18, 2020

Alice Dunbar Nelson: A Life Lived Outside the Box

Although she never lived in Ohio, Alice Dunbar Nelson is permanently attached to our history through her husband, Paul Laurence Dunbar. Read more about this remarkable woman who lived life outside of many of society's boxes.

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June 19, 2020

“Give Us the Ballot, Men of Ohio! Give your Women the Help They Beg into a Broader, Deeper, Richer Life”

This month's post in our suffrage anniversary blog series comes from Anne Delano Steinert, a preservationist, educator, and historian.

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June 10, 2020

Pride Month 2020: The Past Informs the Present

The original Stonewall Uprising was a protest against police brutality led by LGBTQ people of color.

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March 26, 2020

Amazon, Empress, and Friend: The Life of Natalie Clifford Barney

Natalie Clifford Barney was an out lesbian when she said, “being other than normal [was] a perilous advantage.”

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November 13, 2019

An Autobiography of An Activist: Julia Applegate

This month's post in our suffrage anniversary blog series come from Julia Applegate, Director of the Equitas Health Institute and a long time activist.