Gay Icons and History: November 2007

Frank Kameny is awesome

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 26, 2007 | 12:05 PM | comments

I'm not the only person insulted by Tom Brokaw's epic straight-washing of the 1960's. Frank Kameny, co-founder of the Mattachine Society of Washington and gay rights activist extraordinaire, wrote a letter to Brokaw setting him straight regarding the importance of...Read More


Remembering Scott Hitt

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 13, 2007 | 7:15 PM | comments

My first memory of R. Scott Hitt - the prominent AIDS doctor who passed away from colon cancer on Nov. 8 - was watching him work the room during a fundraiser for San Francisco District Attorney Arlo Smith. He...Read More


I don't need a straight man's history book

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 09, 2007 | 10:58 AM | comments

Tom Brokaw's new history book, Boom!: Voices of the Sixties: Personal Reflections on the '60s and Today, is a 700-page tome on how the 60's affected our lives today. And it completely ignores us in our movements' most formative time...Read More


Barney's SPLENDA Legacy: Skinny & Not-So-Sweet

Filed by Marla R. Stevens | November 05, 2007 | 11:00 PM | comments

He's of an age now when he should be looking at things with an eye to his legacy. Crotchety anachronism - the political equivalent of the old bar troll -- who constantly needs his ego stroked doesn't seem like one worthy of his pursuit.Read More