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Articles in the Qualia Encyclopedia of Gay Folklife:

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Accessorizing
Activism
ACT UP
Emperor Ai
AIDS
Aikane (review pending)
Robert Aitken
Allies
A-mei
Angel Action
Gloria Anzaldúa
Aravani Festival
Architecture
Ardhanari
Aswat
Azis
Bahuchara Mata
Ballad
Ballroom Scene
Bar, Nightclub
Bear
Bear Music
Alison Bechdel
Gladys Bentley
Bisexual
Bitch
Black and Blue
Body
Body Fascism
Boston Marriage
Kevin Bourassa and Joe Varnell
Camp
Camp Records
Carlos Las Vegas
Cartoons and Comics
Castro Theatre
Stacyann Chin
Meg Christian and Cris Williamson
Circuit
Closet
Code
Coming Out
Corrective Rape
Dance
Daughters of Bilitis
Gerald Davis
FolkWitness: Davis AFS Speech
Day of Silence
Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan
Michael Dillon
Dinah Shore Weekend
Disabled and Differently Abled
Disco
DJ
Documentary
Drag
Drag Ball
Drag King
Drag Queen
Dykes On Bikes
Bulent Ersoy
Erzulie Dantor
Ethics
FolkWitness: Ethics and Assisted Suicide
Ex-Gay
FolkWitness: Ex-Gay Therapy and Torture
Fa’afafine (review pending)
Fag Bomb and Gay Bomb
Fairy
Family
Feminine
Festival
Fire Island
Flag
Flagging
Flame
Folklore and Folklife
FolkWitness: Natalia Gaitán (review pending)
Gay
Gay American Heroes
Gay Games
Gender
Henry Gerber (review pending)
Steve Greenberg
Sakia Gunn
Halloween
Mabel Hampton
Hanh Thi Pham
Hanky Code
Harm Reduction
Hatshepsut
Healthways
Hercules and Love Affair
Hi’iaka (review pending)
Hijra
Hinaleimoana
FolkWitness: Hinaleimoana’s Chant Celebrating Marriage Equality
HIS Kings
Homokaasu
Homophobia
Homosexual
Blessed Bernardo de Hoyos (work in progress)
FolkArt: Hu Ming (review pending)
Hu Tianbao
Humor
I Was Born This Way
Icon
Power Infiniti
Institute of Sexology
International Court System
Intersex
Invasion of the Pines
Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees
Grace Jantzen (work in progress)
Jazz and Blues
Joke
Juana Inés de la Cruz
Ka’ahumanu (review pending)
Kaleo (review pending)
Kamehameha III (review pending)
Kathoey
Frankie Knuckles
Kvisa Shchora
Labrys
The Ladder
Ladies of Llangollen
Ladyfest (author needed)
Leather
Lesbian
Lesbian Avengers
Lesbian Herstory Archives
Lesbos
Larry Levan
LGBTQ
Li Yu
Lozen and Dahteste
Luster Lustivious
Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin
Machismo
Mahu
Mallinath
Irshad Manji
Man-Love Thursday
Marriage
Masculine
Mati Work (author needed)
Mattachine Society
Metropolitan Community Church
Dawn McKinley and Cathy Reynolds
Metrosexual
Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival
Military
Milk
Mishima Yukio
Mixing and Remixing
Mohini
Maryam Molkara
Molly
Mona’s
Susan Morabito
Murder Music
Music
Muxe and Nguiu
Myth and Legend
National Women’s Music Festival
Holly Near
Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep (review pending)
Melka Nilsa and Wetka Polang
Willi Ninja
Nzinga
Olivia
Kevin Omni
Orixá
Outing
Out of the Shadow, Into the Sun
Paradise Garage
Frederick Park and Ernest Boulton (author needed)
Pat Parker
Gretchen Phillips
Pilgrimage
Pink Triangle
FolkWitness: Pink Triangle and Problems With Verification
Place and Geography
Poetry
Polari
Pride
Project Lazarus
Pussy Palace Raid
Pussy Riot (review pending)
Qualia
Queer
Queering
Queers On Wheels
The Quilt
Rabbit God Temple
Rainbow
Ramakrishna
Kaleo Ramos (review pending)
Sultan Raziyya (author needed)
Toshi Reagon
Red Party
Red Ribbon
Religion
Revelations
Sylvia Rivera
Rodeo
Rosabel
Bayard Rustin
San Domino Island (author needed)
Sappho
José Sarria
Bert Savoy
Scarlet Oh!
Sex Garage
Sexology
Sex Wars
Shrine
Oliver Sipple
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Smash
Sodom
Somewhere over the Rainbow
Spirituality
Sports
Sports Icon
Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas
Polly Stewart
FolkWitness: Polly Stewart’s “What Parson Weems Didn’t Tell You”
Stonewall
Stonewall Inn and Christopher Park
Sworn Virgin
Sylvester
Symbol
Takarazuka Revue
Tango
Dan Taulapapa McMullin (review pending)
Text
Theater
The Theater Offensive
Billy Tipton
Toronto Bathhouse Raids
Trans
Trembling Before G-d
Turkish Oil Wrestling
Two-Spirit
Urania
San Vicente
Village
Le Village
Village People
Louisa Wall (review pending)
Mae West
We’wha and Nancy
Wigstock Riots
Oscar Wilde
Saint Wilgefortis (review pending)
Woman Chief
Women’s Land Movement
Women’s Music
Women’s Music Festival
Xena
Yagli Gures
‘Yan Daudu
Yaoi and Yuri
Zap
al-Zarqa’ (author needed)

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