#QueerHeroes Day 23 – Patrick Haggerty

#QueerHeroes Day 23 - Patrick Haggerty Haggerty was born in 1944 and grew up on a dairy farm in Washington. He came out to his father in 1959. After college, he joined the Peace Corps but was kicked out for being gay. He was active in the Gay Liberation Front during the 70s, but he’s most …

#QueerHeroes Day 22 – Joan Jett Blakk/Terrence Smith 

#QueerHeroes Day 22 - Joan Jett Blakk/Terrence Smith Terrence Smith began doing drag as Joan Jett Blakk in 1974. In 1992, she ran a satirical "camp-pain" for President of the United States as a member of the Queer Nation Party. She adopted the slogan "Lick Bush in '92!" She would attempt to primary Bill Clinton …

#QueerHeroes Day 21 – Magnus Hirschfeld

#QueerHeroes Day 21 - Magnus Hirschfeld Hirschfeld was a German sexologist who formed the Scientific-Humanitarian Committee in 1897, one of the first advocacy groups for gay and transgender rights. In 1919, he opened the Institute for Sex Research in Berlin. It became a cultural and scientific hub for queer social reformers, researchers, sociologists and scientists. In …