Gay Icons and History: August 2011

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Legendary Paris Dupree Has Passed On

Filed by Viktor Kerney | August 26, 2011 | 6:15 PM | comments

This week, the Grand Dame of the NYC Ballroom scene, Paris Dupree passed on. Paris was one of the powerful House mothers in New York and one of the stars of the legendary documentary, Paris Is Burning.Read More


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Two Evil Mints in One: lesbian pulp fiction

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 25, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

They're pagans! And they're lesbians! Two things that frighten fundies all rolled up in one! Yum. Read More


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Hard & Harder: Vintage Gay Pulp

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 23, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

A classic cover with all of the exaggerations in the right places, it got the motor running before you even looked inside. Read More


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Pastor Scott Imler's Fabulous Farewell

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 22, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Crescent Heights Methodist Church, where so many AIDS memorials were held, also housed other non-profits. It was the original home for Project Angel Food, and served as headquarters for the Coalition for Economic Survival and Love Honor Cherish.Read More


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His & His Alone: Vintage Gay Erotica

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 18, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Here's a fascinating vintage publication from 1969. Wish I knew the artists who contributed to this and whether the series continued. If you know more about it, fill us in!Read More


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Bert & Ernie's Big Love

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | August 12, 2011 | 5:00 PM | comments

Why do we speculate on the love lives of puppets? Because it tells us so much about ourselves. Read More


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The Top 20 Most Important LGBT Figures in History

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 11, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Who, of hundreds of important LGBT people, will be included through the FAIR Education Act? We polled the readers and contributors of The Bilerico Project to get a better feel for which figures are important to today's LGBT community.Read More


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Photos: AIDS Exhibit at Smithsonian

Filed by Bil Browning | August 11, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Jerame and I explored DC a bit during our time off. Determined to unplug, we hoofed it over to the Smithsonian Museum of American History where I still found something to blog about.Read More


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Quacks on Bisexuals

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | August 11, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Some books piss me off at first glance. The only really interesting aspect is that they group our alphabet soups (LGBTQ/BDSM) together. I'm all about making common cause but hell if I accept this author's definitions.Read More


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Top LGBT Voices Name History's Essential LGBT Figures

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 10, 2011 | 10:15 AM | comments

This last batch of personal "Top 5" lists from a selection of important LGBT voices - from Andrés Duque, Bil Browning, Emily Heath, Scott Wooledge, Roberta Sklar & more - really reflects the diversity within our community. Read More


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Bronski's American History

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | August 10, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

A Queer History of the United States is Michael Bronski's most ambitious book, a narrative of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender people in America from 1492 to 1990. Read More


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Top LGBT Voices Name History's Essential LGBT Figures

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 09, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Dan Choi, Jennifer Finney Boylan, Patricia Nell Warren, Wayne Besen, and more sound off on their "Top 5" lists of essential LGBT figures and moments. This series culminates on Thursday with the Top 20 list, chosen by Bilerico readers.Read More


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Top LGBT Voices Name History's Essential LGBT Figures

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 08, 2011 | 9:30 AM | comments

All this week, we'll be asking some of today's the most significant LGBT voices to reflect on the most important LGBT people in history. It will all culminate in the Top 25 list on Thursday! Read More


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Last Known Gay Holocaust Survivor Dies

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 04, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Rudolf Brazda, who was believed to be the last survivor of the Holocaust who was specifically targeted because of his sexual orientation, died yesterday at the age of 98. Read More


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Boston Queer Artist & Activist Aliza Shapiro Hospitalized

Filed by Rev. Emily C. Heath | August 02, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

If you've gone to any sort of performing arts event in the Boston queer community, chances are Aliza was involved either in the execution or inspiration. Last Sunday she suffered a hemorrhagic stroke.Read More


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'Leatherman of the Century' Tells His Tale

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | August 01, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Leather folk worldwide know Chuck Renslow as the owner of the legendary Gold Coast, Chicago's first leather bar; owner of the Chicago Eagle and Man's Country; founder of the annual International Mr. Leather contest; and a founder of the Leather Archives & Museum.Read More


Adam Lambert: Behind the Music

Filed by Bil Browning | August 01, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Adam Lambert has a "Behind the Music" special coming up on VH1. The American Idol contestant talks about coming out and being in the closet for the television show. Read More


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Who Are the Most Important LGBT People in History?

Filed by Adam Polaski | August 01, 2011 | 9:45 AM | comments

California's newly approved FAIR Act will require CA schools to teach about the societal contributions of LGBT people. But who should they teach about? Help The Bilerico Project compile a list of the Top LGBT people in history!Read More