LBGTQ* History Through Photos

The Radical Faeries

The above photos are from various gatherings of The Radical Faeries. The group was founded by Harry Hay, one of the leading LGB rights organizers of the mid-20th century and founding member of the Mattachine Society. The Radical Faeries was founded as a way for queer men to use spirituality and nature to replenish and nourish the body and mind. The group worked as an activist group, using naturalistic healing and ritual practices to unite members and create open forums for discussion.

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Harry Hay and Barbara Gittings interviewed by Vito Russo. Our Time. c.1983. Part 2

LGBTQ* Societies, Groups and Rallies

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The Mattachine Society

Homophile group founded after the Society for Human Rights. The leading voice/publication from a homosexual equality groups during the early stages of LGBTQ* equality in the United States of America. Founded in 1950 by Harry Hay (founder of the Radical Faeries) and other male friends in Los Angeles.