Gay Icons and History: December 2009

Suddenly Hunky: Shirtless Lance Bass

Filed by Prince Gomolvilas | December 27, 2009 | 5:30 PM | comments

After reading Joe Mirabella's post about how Lance Bass saved Christmas, I remembered how I recently stumbled across hot, shirtless, and surprising pictures of the former boy-band member. For me, Lance Bass saved my screen saver. (I mean, how many...Read More


Tribute to Herbert List

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 18, 2009 | 9:30 AM | comments

An image credited to a Herbert List caught my eye on eBay a few weeks ago, so I searched around and was blown away by what I found. Magnificent work, haunting, disciplined, filled with light, truth, and clarity. When I...Read More


Looking Back: Rare Video of Matthew Shepard

Filed by Guest Blogger | December 15, 2009 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editor's Note: Guest blogger Josh Cohen is a consultant providing need-based, low-cost internet media services for equality campaigns and organizations. During the day, he works for a software company in Redmond, WA. As a member of the Board of Directors...Read More


Out West Event at The Autry: "It's My History Too"

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | December 10, 2009 | 3:00 PM | comments

Back in August, I reported on a historic event at The Autry National Center of the American West in Los Angeles. As I stood in the crowd with L.A. press, museum staff and Stetson-topped members of the International Gay Rodeo...Read More


Vintage Postcard: ca. 1900 prefeminist potty humor

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 06, 2009 | 1:00 PM | comments

Now that we know more and understand more, we may see layers of subtext in this postcard, ca. 1900-1905, that its creators did not consciously intend. Pre-feminist patriarchal potty humor with an overlay of trans bathos, OH MY....Read More


Marriage was a drag in 1930

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 04, 2009 | 2:30 PM | comments

Upholding the British naval traditions of rum, sodomy, and the lash.... Possibly from a line-crossing ceremony...Read More


1920s Paris: naughty demoiselles

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 03, 2009 | 12:30 PM | comments

Sweet and sexy hug in this vintage postcard from the Biederer studios, Paris 1920s....Read More