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The Museum is the culmination of a Tucson effort started in the Summer Of 1967 by a group of pre-teen and teen school boys from a local neighborhood still blessed with its dirt streets as they experienced growing up in the often anything goes atmosphere of Free Sex in the 1960's and early 1970's (see article) within their own peer group while at the same time being surrounded by the often very ultra conservative world of most of their parents, relatives, teachers, other adults, along with the events they encountered or were hearing about every day (see video) (see video).

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The Virtual Museum WILL FULLY IMMERSE YOU into the Respective Time Period's Of LGBT History Below, and consists of thousands of text, photographic images, home movies, videos, audio and or visual recordings, publications, manuscripts, memorabilia, government documents and recordings, reports, and other exhibits from their respective time periods. In some cases an exhibit may be as closely associated with those time periods-subjects, or explaining those time periods-subjects until other exhibits can be processed or otherwise become available to replace or be included with them.

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1700's Before One survived by their wits, made their way through the hardships, and found some fun comfort in often unusual places
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1800's Goverment's and people came went, life could be short, the desert was harsh, but there were fun diversions if one just knew where to look
1910 Showers for horses working on the streets

1900's 1910's Phones, electricity, and automobiles mixing with the horses out in the streets, how modern it all was, then the world went to war and everything changed
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1920's 1930's The sky was the limit, the music started you dancing you could not stop, but the ride ended suddenly, hey buddy you got a dime
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1940's The world went to war again, everyone did their part, along the way we connected realizing there were many of us out there
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1950's WW 2 was over, it was time for some fun, but only if you did it their way....Another way was more fun if you were careful, but someone was often watching your every move
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1960's Breaking free, becoming the people our parents warned us about, and loving every minute of it
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1970's Pushing out for equality, no longer accepting being held back, but at times the price could be high
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1980's The Gay Genie was out of the bottle and and the cork was gone, but suddenly something very wrong was happening
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1990's Exploring, organizing, questioning, making great strides, and coping with AIDS/HIV
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2000's Visit the 2000's, when so much was gained, but there was still so much farther to go
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2010's Step into the 2010's, a fast paced decade of technology

All images, videos and text exhibits at this museum are copyrighted by the Tucson Gay MuseumŽ©, a.k.a. Tucson LGBT Museum, a.k.a. Tucson LGBTQ MuseumŽŠ, a.k.a. Tucson Queer MuseumŽŠ or by third parties. Any use of the text and images by viewers must be restricted to personal or educational uses. Any commercial use or publication of these contents is strictly prohibited without written permission.

Publication of names, photos, exhibits, manuscripts, artifacts, and or memorabilia of any person or organization in the TUCSON GAY MUSEUMŽŠ, a.k.a. Tucson LGBT MuseumŽŠ and Tucson LGBTQ MuseumŽŠ is not to be construed as indication of the sexual orientation of such person(s), organization(s), advertisers, or any employees thereof.

This Museum is dedicated to all those of the Tucson Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Queer Community that have come before, are here now, and will take our places in the future of Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.