Gay Icons and History: July 2011

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How Larry Kramer Actually Feels About Marriage Equality

Filed by Adam Polaski | July 28, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Thanks to The New York Times' arbitrary excerpting of a statement he provided to them, Larry Kramer essentially told the public last week that he hates marriage equality. In a new piece, Kramer explains his full argument. Read More


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Alexander McQueen Leaves His Dogs $82k

Filed by Bil Browning | July 27, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

The money will be used for the care of the canines, because you can't expect McQueen's dogs to eat Walmart brand grub out of K-Mart dishes.Read More


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Alexander Hamilton: 'Little Lion' of the Revolution

Filed by Patricia Nell Warren | July 26, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Conservative American historians reserve a closet that's deeper and darker than usual, for any "founding father" who wasn't a Bible-quoting Protestant heterosexual. And some odd boys can definitely be glimpsed through the cannon smoke of our Revolution. Among them was soldier and statesman Alexander Hamilton.Read More


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For Ted and Jack, Marriage Equality Came Too Late

Filed by D Gregory Smith | July 25, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Marriage equality is also about the people of advancing age who have struggled to live their lives with love and integrity in the face of hatred, anger, denial, and oppression - the kind that many of us today simply cannot fathom. Read More


Sweet Womanly Treats: Antique Lesbian Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 22, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Everything about this ca. 1900 photo strikes me as perfect and delicate, from the blush on their cheeks to the detailed box, the fabrics, and those gorgeous coifs. Read More


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The Swoopes Complications

Filed by Leslie Robinson | July 22, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

After becoming one of the most high-profile lesbian celebrities after coming out in 2005, WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes is engaged to a man. Sexuality is complicated. Read More


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A Few Rainbow Connections

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | July 20, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

A roundup of recent LGBT-related Muppet news and events.Read More


Vector: Historic Magazine

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 19, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

Found a couple of wondrous vintage covers of Vector, the official publication of the Society for Individual Rights. Read More


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In Memoriam: Betty Ford & AIDS

Filed by Guest Blogger | July 13, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

America had never seen a First Lady quite like Betty Ford. She was totally open about her views, her family's lives and her own struggles with addiction. That was also the case with HIV/AIDS.Read More


The Ride Was a Party: Photo from LifeCycle

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | July 11, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

My bff Mike mailed me pix as he valiantly biked from SF to LA for the annual AIDS/Lifecycle Ride last month.Read More


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Shiver Me Timbers! Gay Pirates Then & Now

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | July 11, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Gay pirates? Mary! Gives a new meaning to "walk the plank."Read More


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I Received 'Ex-Gay' Therapy at Marcus Bachmann's Clinic

Filed by John M. Becker | July 08, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

Based on my undercover experiences at Marcus Bachmann's clinic, there can no longer be any doubt that it endorses and practices widely-discredited "ex-gay" therapy.Read More


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When I Was Eight Years Old, I Fell in Love with Eleanor Roosevelt

Filed by D Gregory Smith | July 06, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Patricia Nell Warren presented a program at the Autry National Center last week and she delighted the audience with her stories. Luckily, it was videotaped, so you have the opportunity to watch her in action!Read More