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Evan Brechtel
Queer history that meets the moment.
Created 19 May 2021
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  • The revolutionary AIDS treatment Queer activists secured 30 years ago could save millions from COVID.
    06 Nov 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    The AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power (ACT UP) was born in New York, out of rage Queer people felt seeing their friends and community wiped away by AIDS in the face of a completely indifferent governmen...
  • Mutual Aid Roundups
    02 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    Here, you’ll find information on how to send direct survival funds to Queer people. On some of the posts, you may see a seemingly irrelevant opinion question like “Do you prefer fries or tater tots?” ...
  • Indigenous People Literally Laid the Groundwork for Manhattan's Queerest Neighborhood
    12 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Today, October 11, is both Indigenous Peoples Day and National Coming Out Day. Thankfully, it’s become more widely known in recent years that Indigenous cultures, by and large, have shown more accepta...
  • Mutual Aid Roundups
    02 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Here, you’ll find information on how to send direct survival funds to Queer people. On some of the posts, you may see a seemingly irrelevant opinion question like “Do you prefer fries or tater tots?” ...
  • Three Queer History Nods at Last Night's Met Gala
    14 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Its 2020 iteration was another casualty of the pandemic, but on Monday night, the Met Gala was back in full force. Various A-listers and countless creatives vied for the most audacious look reflecting...
  • NYC Queer History Landmarks Hiding in Plain Sight: The Women's House of Detention
    02 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Sappho submerges at the Sea Colony knowing nothing of the Women’s House of Detention This was part of a poem submitted to the Daughters of Bilitis newsletter the month after the Stonewall Riots in 196...
  • Mutual Aid Roundups
    18 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    Here, you’ll find information on how to send direct survival funds to Queer people. On some of the posts, you may see a seemingly irrelevant opinion question like “Do you prefer fries or tater tots?” ...
  • NYC Queer History Landmarks Hiding in Plain Sight: The Rockland Palace Dance Hall
    07 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 1
    Harlem has always held a breathtaking tapestry of infinite Queer histories. Because police raids of Queer establishments rarely reached above 110th Street, Harlem was host to a thriving Queer nightlif...
  • Mutual Aid Roundups
    04 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Here, you’ll find information on how to send direct survival funds to Queer people. On some of the posts, you may see a seemingly irrelevant opinion question like “Do you prefer fries or tater tots?” ...
  • NYC Queer History Landmarks Hiding in Plain Sight: Paresis Hall
    24 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    The closet robs people. You’re forced to fight against every facet of yourself to ensure nothing real slips out. Nothing that can make them question. Nothing that can make you have to answer. It’s not...
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