Fit for Print: History isn’t always pretty, or straight

By : Steve Blanchard
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I am a history nerd.

I love visiting historical places, reading up on history and even enjoying a book or film classified as historical fiction.

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Issue 24.08: Never Again

By : Jake Stevens
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An exhibit at the Florida Holocaust Museum takes a look at the persecution of gay men in Nazi Germany, Melissa Minyard play Judy Garland at freeFall Theatre, local news, celebrity interviews, photos, events and much, much more!

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An exhibit at the Florida Holocaust Museum takes a look at the persecution of gay men in Nazi Germany

By : Jeremy Williams
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Germany to pardon tens of thousands of homosexual men convicted under anti-gay, World War II era law, Paragraph 175.

This is not a headline that flashed across newspapers worldwide at the end of the worst war in human history 70 years ago. It didn’t hit the evening news in the ‘60s, ‘70s or ‘80s as countries across the planet decriminalized homosexuality and began to revoke those laws. This is a headline you will see if you log onto your computers now, scroll through Facebook or Twitter and read the words of German Justice Minister Heiko Maas from this past March.

“The rehabilitation of men who ended up in court purely because of their homosexuality is long overdue,” Maas said.

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4.20.17 Editor’s Desk

By : Billy Manes
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“An unnatural sex act committed between persons of male sex or by humans with animals is punishable by imprisonment; the loss of civil rights might also be imposed.”

Imagine that for a second. This was Paragraph 175, written into law by the German “Second Reich” in 1871; the law was later changed semantically, but the message remained the same: Gay men are not welcome here.

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