Gay Icons and History: August 2010

A Book You May Have Missed: vintage cover

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 30, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Wow. If I'd known all lesbians were midgets who get off by riding giant leather boots, my whole life might have been different!...Read More


Noel McKay: vintage (vinyl) album cover

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 26, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Stumbled upon this album, not knowing the performer but knowing I'd want to share this on Bilerico in case some of you remember him. Turns out it was pretty easy to find a little information on Mr. McKay's work at...Read More


Old San Fran Bath Goes to the Dogs

Filed by Bil Browning | August 25, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

There's nothing more ecologically sound than reusing old buildings for new purposes instead of watching them crumble or razing them to build something new. In this case, however, a former gay bath in San Francisco is going to the dogs....Read More


Celebrity, Role Models and the Sportswriter

Filed by Mercedes Allen | August 23, 2010 | 1:00 PM | comments

LA Weekly has a very long, thorough and heartbreaking look at the story of Christine Daniels / Mike Penner that is worth reading. The article's not always comfortable to read. I'm not going to analyze all of it here, but...Read More


Military Woman: antique photos

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 23, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

I have no idea who these women are, but the uniform appears to be WWI era. Can any of the brilliant minds here can shed some light on this history mystery? I love these photos, and wish I knew more...Read More


It's a (gay) Jungle Out There: vintage pulp

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 19, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Perhaps in Mr. Evans' dreams? Deliciously bad cover art on this gem. Has anyone read it? The "types" are great. My fave is the Beatnik -- the beret really does it for me....Read More


Stephen Wayne Foster, Activist & Scholar

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | August 16, 2010 | 4:00 PM | comments

Stephen Wayne Foster is almost a Native Floridian. Though he was born in Virginia in 1943, he moved with his family to Miami a year later and grew up in Miami Shores. Foster studied at Miami-Dade College and the University...Read More


Sex and Gender in Salon Society: antique photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 10, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Special thanks to reader Amanda for sharing this fantastic image of one of the most interesting private parties I've seen. It raises so many intriguing questions about the people, the relationships, the reason for the celebration, and the high-class locale....Read More


Tyra Hunter Medical Transphobia Death 15th Anniversary

Filed by Monica Roberts | August 08, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Yesterday marked another sad anniversary. It was the 15th anniversary of the death of Tyra Hunter on August 7, 1995 at the hands of Washington DC transphobes. Transphobes who sadly held the titles of doctor, nurse and emergency medical technician....Read More


Halycon Days of Summer: vintage photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 05, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Guessing this was shot in the late 1920s or early 1930s. Two lovely women making merry on a summer's day, sharing a blissful moment in the shade....Read More


Sometimes a hot dog is just a hot dog: Vintage Hollywood

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 04, 2010 | 12:30 PM | comments

A very coy photo of two stars who were closeted for most of their lives. That's Roddy McDowell on the right -- and I believe that's Tab Hunter (?) serving him an all-beef wiener. So to speak....Read More


Queers Read This

Filed by Alex Blaze | August 03, 2010 | 1:30 PM | comments

Bash Back pointed out on their blog that it's been 20 years since "Queers Read This" was first published and distributed. I was going to try to say something interesting on this, but rereading it now and understanding it in...Read More