Gay Icons and History: June 2008

What the Main Stream Media Missed at Bruce Cohen's Wedding

Filed by Karen Ocamb | June 27, 2008 | 10:00 AM | comments

I am always fascinated by how my mainstream journalism colleagues and I can cover the exact same story and even select the same quotes and yet wind up reporting the story with significant shades of difference. Here's an example: On...Read More


Burning Obama -- and His Family -- at the Stake

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | June 25, 2008 | 11:30 AM | comments

As the U.S. heads into the last frenzied months of Presidential campaigning, attacks on the belief history of Obama's family grow ever fiercer. Right-wing commentators aren't content to question Obama's positioning on his former pastor and former church. They keep...Read More


Marriage Equality and the Memory of Tammy Faye

Filed by Paige Schilt | June 19, 2008 | 9:00 AM | comments

Yesterday my partner, Katy, and I were legally married by our friend Jay Bakker, the Pastor of Revolution NYC. During the ceremony, Jay spoke of his late mother, Tammy Faye Messner, and how happy she would have been to see...Read More


Watching History

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 17, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Although I live about as far away from California as a person can be (in South Florida), watching the news coverage last night of couples getting married made me feel like I was right beside them. My partner and I...Read More


An open letter to today's happy newlyweds

Filed by Guest Blogger | June 16, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Lena Dahlstrom is a crossdresser from the San Francisco Bay area who also performs as a drag queen under the stage name "Joie de Vivre." She always gets teary-eyed at weddings. First let me offer my congratulations on...Read More


Pride '08 - who is standing on whose shoulders?

Filed by Cathy Renna | June 16, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

Rosemary took in her first Pride parade in Washington DC this weekend (if she comes to me as a teenager and says "hey, I went to NY Pride when I was in the baby Bjorn at six months," I'll be...Read More


Enduring Love

Filed by Kate Kendell | June 16, 2008 | 11:00 AM | comments

This morning, I woke up with such a full heart and an amazing sense of déjà vu. Today I am going to San Francisco City Hall, to the mayor's office, and will witness history. I will be surrounded by familiar...Read More


A Stonewall Riot Video Game?

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 15, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

I'm really not sure what to make of this, Projectors. Under the title "Celebrate Pride with 'Stonewall Brawl'," Gaygamer.net reports: Gay cartoonist Eric Orner (The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green) and Jay Laird of Metaversal Studios will be...Read More


Congratulations to Bishop Gene Robinson!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | June 09, 2008 | 1:00 PM | comments

Bishop Gene Robinson, the openly gay Episcopal Bishop, entered into a civil union with his long time partner, Mark Andrews, this Saturday! According to PageOneQ: About 120 guests gathered at St. Paul's Church in New Hampshire for Saturday's ceremony for...Read More


The Campus Crusade of Antichrists

Filed by Robert Ganshorn | June 07, 2008 | 10:30 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Robert Ganshorn was a founding member of the Gay Liberation Front at Purdue University before creating one of the first Public Television documentaries on gay lifestyles broadcast during his graduate studies at Indiana University. Failing to become the...Read More