Gay Icons and History: November 2008

Remembering Two-Spirits this Thanksgiving

Filed by Rev Irene Monroe | November 26, 2008 | 2:30 PM | comments

Ed Note: This is a reprint from last year's Thanksgiving post. Rev Monroe adds, "It's always timely in my opinion, because not enough it said about this." As I prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded of the autumnal...Read More

MILK: A Sneak Peek and a Few Historical Reflections

Filed by Nancy Polikoff | November 24, 2008 | 12:00 PM | comments

An anti-gay California ballot initiative. Gay folks marching in the streets. Is it 2008? No. It's 1978. And if you don't know that part of our history, you'll get a good feel for it in "MILK," the biopic that opens...Read More

What Harvey Milk Tells Us About Proposition 8

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 23, 2008 | 7:00 PM | comments

Editors' Note: Guest blogger Rob Epstein is the director of the Oscar winning film "The Times of Harvey Milk", and is this years' recipient of the International Documentary Association's Pioneer Award. Thirty years ago on election night Harvey Milk gave...Read More

Hundreds Rally in Detroit for National Day of Protest

Filed by Waymon Hudson | November 15, 2008 | 4:30 PM | comments

What do we want? EQUALITY! When do we want it? NOW! That was the chant that rang out through downtown Detroit, Michigan today as over 300 hundred dedicated protesters rallied in the freezing rain and sleet as part of the...Read More

While we're at it...

Filed by Eric Leven | November 12, 2008 | 1:30 PM | comments

Man, there's this pulse in the air. Something is happening and I feel very proud and inspired by the gays. I thought this might be a nice opportunity to share some Gay history while allowing those who were active during...Read More

A Rainbow Arc of History Hangs Over Prop 8 Protests

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 10, 2008 | 2:00 PM | comments

Few people really noticed it - the flipping on of a bright white neon light over one of many joints lining Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake's Sunset Junction where the latest pre-march rally against Prop 8 was gathering. Le Barcito,...Read More