Gay Icons and History: August 2009

The LGBT Hate Crimes Project: Narciso P. Leggs

Filed by Terrance Heath | August 31, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Over the past week, I had some downtime from work, and I used it to do some much needed editing on the LGBT Hate Crimes Project. (Yes, to those who emailed me about the various spelling and typographical errors, I...Read More


Vermont Marriages to Begin at Midnight

Filed by Waymon Hudson | August 31, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

The first same-sex marriages for Vermont are set to begin tomorrow (just after midnight tonight), Tuesday September 1st. Congratulations Vermonters!! There isn't expected to be a large rush of marriages in the first days, like there were when Vermont became...Read More


WWDD? - What Would Del Do?

Filed by Kate Kendell | August 27, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Del Martin's death. Even writing that sentence is hard. Yes, Del lived a full and amazing life. Yes, she accomplished more than most people ever dream. Yes, she had 54 years of love and...Read More


Stuart Milk: Hall of Fame isn't good enough for my uncle

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 26, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Stuart Milk is the out nephew of slain civil rights hero Harvey Milk. This month I had the privilege to meet and talk with President Obama who bestowed the nation's highest honor upon my uncle for...Read More


I Was There: Clinton, Don't Ask Don't Tell, & Wiggle Room

Filed by Guest Blogger | August 20, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Gloria Nieto lives in San Jose, Cal with her spouse and pack of animals. She is waiting anxiously for hockey season to start. With all the latest discussions about the history of Don't Ask Don't Tell...Read More


The Revolution of Desire

Filed by Jessica Hoffmann | August 19, 2009 | 11:00 AM | comments

In 1971, a handful of feminists and gay militants shouting "family is pollution" demonstrated for revolutionary sexual liberation. 35 years after, what remains of these ideals and struggles? That's the opening of The Revolution of Desire, a 2007 documentary about...Read More


Reconsidering the Merits of an Army of Lovers

Filed by Father Tony | August 13, 2009 | 5:00 PM | comments

While touring the decommissioned military installation on Governor's Island (in the East River, New York) last weekend, I kept seeing the ghosts of the soldiers who once lived and worked there. I found myself thinking about our nieces and nephews...Read More


Brokeback Mountain cowboy shirts installed at Autry National Center of the American West

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | August 13, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Now and then, amid all the religious-right efforts to hurt LGBT people, a moment comes when that I see the America that I love and fight for -- the one that would rather heal than hurt. The other day, August...Read More


Gayneration Gap: Where have all of the gay big brothers gone?

Filed by Phil Reese | August 11, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

This is the 10th anniversary of my first gay summer. I had come out the year prior, during the early winter of 1997/1998 (take that, Ellen!), but hadn't made any gay friends. The spring of 1999, I began hanging out...Read More


Ever thought of adopting your partner?

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | August 03, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

Ever thought of adopting your partner? Not likely. But in times past -- sometimes not so distant -- that was the mechanism some couples chose to establish a legally recognized relationship. A few appellate court opinions on the subject have...Read More