Gay Icons and History: October 2009

GLBT History Month Icons: B.D. Wong

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 31, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is B.D. Wong. B.D. Wong...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Gus Van Sant

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 30, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Gus Van Sant. Gus...Read More


Rusty Gordon, 1942-2009. A community pioneer who will be sorely missed.

Filed by Guest Blogger | October 29, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Editor's Note: Today's guest post about the sad news of Feminist & LGBT Warrior Rusty Gordon's death comes from South Florida activist Bill Vayens. Gordon was listed as one of the "Feminist who Changed America" in the book by Barbara...Read More


LGBT History: A British Bisexual and American Religious Liberty

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | October 29, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

Seldom do LGBT historians have the chance to write about pre-1800 historical figures whose orientation was clearly non-hetero. Even more seldom do we dwell on bisexuals, since bisexuality is such a divisive political issue with some of us. So I...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Urvashi Vaid

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 29, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Urvashi Vaid. Urvashi Vaid...Read More


Obama Signs Matthew Shepard/James Byrd Hate Crimes Bill into Law

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 28, 2009 | 3:30 PM | comments

President Obama has just signed the first ever piece of pro-LGBT federal legislation into law. The Matthew Shepard & James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act was attached to the Defense Authorization Bill and added gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Esera Tuaolo

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 28, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Esera Tuaolo. Esera Tuaolo...Read More


Drag memorabilia: vintage Finocchio's postcard

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | October 27, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Sweet! Found it on eBay. Wonder how many of these ladies are still around. Back of the postcard after the jump....Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Yves St. Laurent

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 27, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Yves St. Laurent. One...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Hilary Rosen

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 26, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Hilary Rosen. Hilary Rosen...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Jerome Robbins

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 25, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Jerome Robbins. Jerome Robbins...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Christine Quinn

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 23, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Christine Quinn. Christine Quinn...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Suze Orman

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 22, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Suze Orman. Suze Orman...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Todd Oldham

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 21, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Todd Oldham. Best known...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Joan Nestle

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 20, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Joan Nestle. Joan Nestle...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Pauli Murray

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 19, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Pauli Murray. The Reverend...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Paul Monette

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 18, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Paul Monette. Paul Monette...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Deirdre McCloskey

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 17, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Deirdre McCloskey. Deirdre McCloskey...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Rachel Maddow

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 16, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Rachel Maddow. Rachel Maddow...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: k.d. lang

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 15, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is k.d. lang. Singer/songwriter k.d....Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Alfred Kinsey

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 14, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Alfred Kinsey. Alfred Kinsey...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Kate Kendell

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 13, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Kate Kendell. Kate Kendell...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Cherry Jones

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 12, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Cherry Jones. For more...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Jasper Johns

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 11, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Jasper Johns. For more...Read More


LGBT History and Hispanic Heritage Month: Two Puerto Rican AIDS Activists

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | October 10, 2009 | 2:00 PM | comments

As Americans argue over healthcare reform and whether poor people should receive government-funded health care, one of the first and bloodiest battles ever fought over this issue took place ten years ago in Puerto Rico -- and got little coverage...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Zora Neale Hurston

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 10, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Zora Neale Hurston. For...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Magnus Hirschfeld

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 09, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Magnus Hirschfeld. For more...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Harry Hay

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 08, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Harry Hay. For more...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Michel Foucault

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 07, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Michel Foucault. For more...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Rainer Fassbinder

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 06, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Rainer Fassbinder. For more...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Ruth Ellis

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 05, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Ruth Ellis. For more...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: John Cage

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 04, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is John Cage. For more...Read More


Madonna and Lady Gaga throwdown on Saturday Night Live

Filed by Michael Crawford | October 04, 2009 | 7:14 AM | comments

Gay icons Madonna and Lady Gaga clashed in a fake fight on Saturday Night Live with Madonna demanding to know "What the hell is a disco stick." Lady Gaga's response "Guess what Madonna, I'm way hotter than you." See it...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: Tammy Baldwin

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 03, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is Tammy Baldwin. For more...Read More


GLBT History Month Icons: John Amaechi

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 02, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

The 31 GLBT History Month Icons, living or dead, are selected for their achievements in their field of endeavor, their status as a national hero, or their significant contribution to GLBT civil rights. Today's Icon is John Amaechi. For more...Read More


October is GLBT History Month!

Filed by Waymon Hudson | October 01, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

October is GLBT History Month! Modeled after Black and Women's History Months, GLBT History Month highlights annually the achievements of 31 gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender Icons. The GLBT History Month 2009 Web site is now online at www.glbthistorymonth.com....Read More


Jesse's Journal: Gay Bar Raids: A Double Standard

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | October 01, 2009 | 10:30 AM | comments

As long as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people gathered together in urban areas, there have been gay bars. And as long as there have been gay bars, there have been bar raids. Since the beginning, governments have used their...Read More