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CURED : the story of the LGBTQ activists who fought back against American Psychiatry : reviewed by Queerguru’s Ris Fatah

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“Cured” is a must-see. An award-winning documentary that takes viewers inside the campaign that led to a pivotal yet largely unknown moment in the struggle for LGBTQ+ equality: the very influential American Psychiatric Association’s 1973 decision to remove homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses.  Early US gay rights activist groups – such as the … Continue reading



The Log Books Podcast on British Queer History

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  If you are interested in the history of the LGBTQ community (and who isn’t?) then Queerguru recommend you check out THE LOG BOOKS an award-winning  queer podcast.  Run by Brit journalist and ex social media editor Adam Z Smith  who is one of the 3  co-founders. It focuses on British queer history, and in … Continue reading



PS Burn This Letter Please : a glimpse into NY’s gay drag scene in the 1950’s + 1960’s

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  In 2007  John Maloof a young graduate working on a history project bought a suitcase full of photographic negatives in a Chicago auction hoping that one or two them maybe useful in his research.  However what he discovered that day was a treasure trove of what is undoubtedly one on the finest collection of street … Continue reading



ASK ANY BUDDY : a compilation of gay porn from the 60’s to the 80″s

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  Usually when we come across documentaries that cover an aspect of gay history they  are about the evolution of our community.  Or possibly a profile of a iconic queer who has furthered the cause for equal rights, or was an out-performer who made their mark entertaining us  ASK ANY BUDDY is about none of … Continue reading



GAY LIFE in London in the 1930″s

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In a ground breaking piece of Television in the 1980’s British/South African TV Producer Michael Atwell’s GAY LIFE documentary looks back at what it was like to be a gay man in the 1930’s in London. His guide is Clifford Skinner and his friend Benny who takes Atwell round all the infamous haunts where gay … Continue reading



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