Out in Central Pennsylvania by William Burton with Barry Loveland

Out in Central Pennsylvania The History of an LGBTQ Community by William Burton, with Barry Loveland Pennsylvania State University Press, 280 pp., paperback $24.95 LGBTQ history is preserved in many ways: personal storytelling, community and academic archives, organization blogs, institutional memory, journalism, and books. Many of the books written on LGBTQ history have focused on major...
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Barbara Gittings, Activist for LGBTQ Equality

Barbara Gittings was one of the leading activists for LGBTQ equality, from the early years of the gay rights movement in the late 1950s until her death in 2007. Born in Austria in 1932 and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, she grew up feeling disconnected from her peers in a time when homosexuality was taboo in American society. She attended college in Chicago where she was called a lesbian. When...
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From the Editor

The theme we adopted for Pennsylvania Heritage’s 40th anniversary is “Telling Stories, Sharing History,” which has been our mantra since the magazine debuted in 1974. This edition is particularly rich with stories that will broaden readers’ understanding and appreciation of the Commonwealth’s 20th-century history. In fact, all three of the feature articles, in...
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