Gay Icons and History: May 2008

10 Gay Documentaries Everyone Should See

Filed by Michael Crawford | May 28, 2008 | 4:00 PM | comments

As an antidote to the straight-washed version of history foisted on us by traditional media and educational institutions, I present to you 10 Gay Documentaries Everyone Should See. These ten films only begin to scratch the surface of the rich...Read More

Review- In the Life's "Leading the Way"

Filed by Waymon Hudson | May 24, 2008 | 8:30 AM | comments

IN THE LIFE, the three-time Emmy Award nominated program documenting the lives and experiences of LGBT people nationally and abroad, presents its new June episode- "Leading the Way"- just in time for Pride Month. I was again lucky enough to...Read More

Pioneering Gay Rights Activist Ruth Simpson Dies at 82

Filed by Bil Browning | May 12, 2008 | 5:45 PM | comments

Ruth Simpson, author and gay rights activist since the 1960's, died May 8 in Woodstock, New York. After several years of, as she said, "sampling an assortment of illnesses on the palette of old age," she finally succumbed to her...Read More

Marriage Equality Movement Mother Dies

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | May 06, 2008 | 5:30 PM | comments

As the nation celebrates Mother's Day this Sunday, let us as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans not forgot our mother of the marriage equality movement who died this week: Mildred Jeter Loving. There is no greater challenge before...Read More