From the beginning of American history, homosexuality and love between people of the same sex have been part of the social and political landscape. The documentary Out of the Past recovers facets of our history that have been left out of the textbooks and follows one young woman making history today. This site continues the exploration begun by the film, providing glimpses of nearly 400 years of lesbian and gay history, and encouraging you to share relevant stories and news from your own life and community.