Gay Icons and History: September 2011

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Will Unheard Voices Be Heard in Schools?

Filed by Dana Rudolph | September 30, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

There's a great new resource for teaching LGBT history in middle and high schools - and it might even teach us adults something.Read More


Uncovering America's LGBT History

Filed by Mark Segal | September 29, 2011 | 6:30 PM | comments

Next week's Philadelphia Gay News, along with 30 newspapers across the country and The Bilerico Project, will begin to celebrate October as Gay History Month. This is the largest LGBT history project of any type, anywhere ever.Read More

Sir's Special Night Out: Gender Fluid Gem

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 27, 2011 | 4:30 PM | comments

A rare, beautiful, turn-of-the-20th century image of a delighted maid watching the lovely transformation of her Sir to her Ma'am.Read More


Southwest Boots L Word Actress Off Plane

Filed by Bil Browning | September 27, 2011 | 12:30 PM | comments

Southwest Airlines kicked L Word actress Leisha Hailey and her girlfriend off a flight to Los Angeles after the two kissed. A flight attendant told them that Southwest is "a family airline" and then ejected them from the plane.Read More

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Gaga's Multi-Pronged Tribute to Jamey Rodermeyer

Filed by Bil Browning | September 26, 2011 | 11:45 AM | comments

Lady Gaga's newest LGBT cause is teen bullying after Buffalo, New York teenager Jamey Rodermeyer died of suicide earlier this month after enduring months of anti-gay bullying.Read More


John Lauritsen's Shelley

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | September 26, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

In 2007, John Lauritsen published The Man Who Wrote Frankenstein, in which he argued that it was Perry Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), and not his second wife Mary, who wrote that great novel.Read More


Gay Activist Alliance Co-Founder Arthur Evans Dies

Filed by Karen Ocamb | September 15, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Arthur Evans, born in York, Pennsylvania on October 12, 1942, died in San Francisco over the weekend. Evans co-founded the Gay Activists Alliance months after the Stonewall riots.Read More


Soapbox, the Feminist Speakers' Bureau, Is 'Bi'-Operated

Filed by Amy Andre | September 14, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Jennifer Baumgardner, the co-founder of Soapbox, the Feminist Speakers' Bureau, speaks with The Bilerico Project about feminism's relationship with the LGBT movement, biphobia, and her new book.Read More

Comment of the Week

Comment of the Week: Jesse Monteagudo on Top 20 Queer Things

Filed by Dr. Jillian T. Weiss | September 11, 2011 | 7:00 PM | comments

Did we create the monster that wishes to destroy us?Read More


Who The Bleep Did She Marry? Maybe She Already Knew

Filed by Terrance Heath | September 09, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

"Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?" is a favorite in our house. And last night we watched the Dina Matos-Jim McGreevey story. The show left out something about the McGreevey marriage - the three-ways with the driver, before he became governor.Read More


Top 20 Things That Owe Their Existence to Queers

Filed by Guest Blogger | September 09, 2011 | 8:00 AM | comments

After reading the Bilerico Project's list of the Top 20 Most Important LGBT Figures in History by Adam Polaski, guest blogger Jeremy Redlien thought that it would be a good idea to create an entirely different sort of list.Read More

And Three Times As Mysterious: Vintage Pulp

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 08, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

I have no idea what that means but I bet it would make for a really awesome bar contest. "I bet I'm twice as gay as you!" Read More


The Saint of 9/11

Filed by Father Tony | September 07, 2011 | 6:00 PM | comments

Let's take a moment to remember the gay priest who was the first 9/11 victim.Read More

The World of the Homosexual: Vintage Pulp

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 07, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Although this book purports to be a serious study, the back cover reads more like an anti-gay propaganda tract, laden with some nasty myths and misconceptions.Read More


The Governor Who Wore a Dress

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | September 01, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

One of the remarkable characters I discovered while doing some transgender history research for my book was Lord Cornbury. He was the British Governor of New York and New Jersey in the colonial era.Read More