Gay Icons and History: February 2010

Vintage Gay Valentine: 1920s postcard

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 27, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

You certainly don't see these every day. Really happy to dig it out of someone's eBay collection of 1920s postcards. Love the way someone cut and pasted their photobooth pic on it. Now I wonder which one is the sweet...Read More

Girls with balls: Vintage baseball pic

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 26, 2010 | 9:30 AM | comments

Don't know anything about this pre-1920 photo other than it is fabulous. Like so much of women's history, the story of female baseball teams is almost forgotten....Read More

Natural Male Affection: Vintage Photo

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 24, 2010 | 10:30 AM | comments

One of the most disturbing aspects of post-modern homophobia is that it has placed so many restrictions on how men are supposed to interact. I love coming across photos from my parents' and grandparents' generations, when men could still openly...Read More

Jesse's Journal: Gay Resistance, the Lessons of History

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | February 23, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Resistance takes many forms. For some of us, it means staging a demonstration or starting a political action group. For others, it means being defiantly different in a society that hates difference. As John Rechy and Charley Shively noted more...Read More

Vintage drag: Boyz will be Can-Can Girlz

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

Love this merry 1930s cabinet card. Shall we dance?...Read More

Photo: G. Harrold Carswell - 1st Gay/Bi Supreme Court Nominee

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 21, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Fascinating and collectible relic of gay history, this vintage photo of Judge Harrold Carswell, selling on eBay right now. Had to wiki him to find out why the vendor listed "gay interest" in the title, and very glad I did....Read More

Vintage photo: 1920s lesbian couple

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 20, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Charming vintage image ...and I think we know who's the daddy....Read More

Vintage Lobby Card: Lesbian Classic Movie

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 18, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

A rare Mexican lobby card for the ground-breaking 1968 movie, Therese and Isabel, a film about the lesbian awakening of two Swiss boarding school girls....Read More

NYC Grand Marshals Announced

Filed by Father Tony | February 16, 2010 | 5:00 PM | comments

Heritage of Pride (HOP) has this week, in two separate statements, announced the names of its grand marshals for the 2010 New York City Pride march. One name caused a dust up, the other none at all....Read More

Vintage drag: 1920s chamber maid

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 15, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Sad that the background stories on images like this are lost to history but delighted, at least, to find this 1920's cabinet card. Was this a stage actor in role? Or someone just doing what came naturally? Thousands, perhaps even...Read More

Creating Change with a Kid

Filed by Paige Schilt | February 14, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

Long before my son was born, my dear mother turned to me and said, "your kids are going to turn out so conservative." I think this was her special way of saying that 1) my activist lifestyle is a little...Read More

Vintage Photo: Women at Work

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 13, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Fabulous old photo of three non-nonsense gals working on an engine in Los Angeles. Not sure when it was taken but guessing before or during World War II. Print it, frame it, and give it to the female mechanic in...Read More

Lawrence King Killed Two Years Ago: Looking Back and Lessons Learned

Filed by Waymon Hudson | February 12, 2010 | 10:00 AM | comments

Editor's Note: I commented on the effects of Lawrence King's murder on the one year anniversary of his death last year. I wanted to repost the bulk of it with more thoughts on this sad day, as well as a...Read More

Funky 50s lesbian sleeze

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 10, 2010 | 5:30 PM | comments

Proving that in a world without men, all lesbians walk around in their underwear....Read More


Filed by Antonia D'orsay | February 10, 2010 | 11:00 AM | comments

Let's pause for a moment and look at one thing, though.  One thing that reaches outside that, so that people know why it is that I note, casually and consistently, the importance of our recognizing the kinship we have with each other within the LGBT. It starts when we are kids.Read More

Vintage erotica: beautiful dreamers

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | February 09, 2010 | 11:30 AM | comments

Postcard from the 1920s. Their sweetness and affection say so much more than I could with words....Read More