Gay Icons and History: January 2011

Designer Charles Nolan Dies of Cancer

Filed by Bil Browning | January 31, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Designer Charles Nolan, best known for his sportswear collections and work with Anne Klein, has died of cancer. His partner, Andrew Tobias, is the treasurer of the Democratic National Committee. Both men are well-known and respected for their work for...Read More


Gay Whore by Jack Love: Vintage Pulp Art

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 28, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

With a title like that, what more can I say? A fabulously sexy cover on this vintage, explicit gay novel, set on Fire Island and now considered one of the classics of 1960s gay pulp....Read More


Queerly Adorable: 1940's Butch

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 24, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

Found on the very wonderful photo archive, Queering, these gorgeous people are taking a jaunty stroll in their menswear....Read More


A Girl Named Butch: Lesbian Pulp Fiction

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 21, 2011 | 10:30 AM | comments

Found these two books, ca.1950s/1960s, by different authors, so I am assuming they are different characters and not part of a series (please correct me if you know more). Now, why a butch would be getting a spanking from a...Read More


Trevor Project Joins HRC In Milk's Camera Shop

Filed by Bil Browning | January 18, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

The Trevor Project has officially announced that they will be joining HRC in establishing an LGBT action center at the site of Harvey Milk's former camera shop. The group will be operating a crisis and suicide prevention Trevor Lifeline call...Read More


MLK: Bayard Rustin's Partner Speaks

Filed by Bil Browning | January 17, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Today's must-read Martin Luther King Day article is penned by none other than Bayard Rustin's partner, Walter Naegle. Rustin was the openly gay adviser to Martin Luther King Jr who organized the 1963 March on Washington. Nine days after the...Read More


One for Marriage: Vintage Magazine Cover

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 17, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Another amazing cover from the iconic ONE magazine. The year is 1953, and the topic - even then - was marriage rights. If anyone owns a copy of this issue or remembers its content, please let us know what gay...Read More


Love Between Men: Vintage Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | January 13, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

I don't know if they were best friends, brothers, cousins, or lovers, but I do know they loved each other. Their happy faces. The way they lean in together. The way they touch each other so familiarly and clasp hands....Read More