Gay Icons and History: January 2008

10 Films Every Gay Boy Should See

Filed by Michael Crawford | January 30, 2008 | 10:45 AM | comments

I admit upfront that I am being a total blog whore with this post (and Bil may kick my butt for it), but I want to call your attention to 10 Films Every Gay Boy Should See. It is my...Read More


Stella Walsh's Secret

Filed by Monica Roberts | January 27, 2008 | 4:00 AM | comments

When the Beijing Olympic Games kick off in August we will hopefully see history made with the first open transgender athlete to win a medal. Note I said open. Hall of Fame sprinter Stella Walsh competed in the 1932 and...Read More


The Other Side: A Queer History

Filed by Michael Crawford | January 26, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

We don't know enough about our history as LGBT people. In a lot of ways that's because we have been straight-washed out history books, schools and libraries. But, we have also not done enough to seek out, collect and share...Read More


Making History Sexy

Filed by Serena Freewomyn | January 20, 2008 | 12:12 PM | comments

Are you the kind of person who falls asleep as soon as someone starts talking about history? If this describes you, perhaps you haven't discovered historical novelist Philippa Gregory. I found her books in an airport bookstore. But my interest...Read More


Brokaw responds to criticisms about his book

Filed by Alex Blaze | January 16, 2008 | 4:32 PM | comments

Finally. The NBC journalist released a straight-washed history book on the years between 1963 and '74 back in November. No references to Stonewall, the DSM dropping "homosexuality" and taking on "gender identity disorder" in 1973, or a whole list of...Read More


Lost in Assimilation?

Filed by Guest Blogger | January 15, 2008 | 1:32 PM | comments

[Ed. note: This guest post comes to us from Clarence Patton, Acting Executive Director of the New York City Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project.] Back in the late 80’s and early 90’s when I was just a baby activist in...Read More


2008 Tragic, Fabulous and Hopefully Not Failures: Hillary and Britney

Filed by Bruce Parker | January 12, 2008 | 7:02 PM | comments

I LOVE THIS VIDEO! 2008 may very well be shaping up as the year of the tragic diva for me. I find myself falling into what I will call the Kelly k-hole, but this time it's even more insidious....Read More


Why The Human Rights Campaign Is Wrong And Always Has Been

Filed by Rebecca Juro | January 10, 2008 | 4:48 PM | comments

Imagine if one day you went to vote in your state or local primary election and you were told “Oh, I’m sorry, but you didn’t donate enough money to the Party this year to have the right to vote in...Read More


Election 2008 Seen From Election 1968

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | January 09, 2008 | 2:02 AM | comments

Today in Los Angeles I saw a screening of Brett Morgen's stunning documentary film "Chicago 10." As America barrels on towards the Presidential election, this film ought to be required viewing for every American voter. Especially those under 40, and...Read More