Gay Icons and History: November 2011


Parting Glances: VIP Q Movie Pick for World AIDS Day

Filed by Jenni Olson | November 30, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

As World AIDS Day approaches on December 1st it's a fitting moment to share the half-dozen VIP Q Movie Pickers who have named Bill Sherwood's legendary 1986 HIV/AIDS drama, Parting Glances as their number one favorite LGBT film.Read More

Let's Kiss! PDA at Pride 1970s

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 28, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

ca. 1970s, Atlanta, a beautiful memento!Read More

Nov. 27, 1978: Harvey Milk Assassinated in San Francisco

Filed by Guest Blogger | November 27, 2011 | 2:30 PM | comments

At 11 a.m. on a beautiful Monday morning, on November 27, 1978, San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk was shot and killed by disgruntled former Supervisor Dan White. That was 32 years ago, and there is still no comfort today.Read More


Contributor Mark King Makes POZ 100

Filed by Bil Browning | November 25, 2011 | 1:30 PM | comments

Bilerico contributor Mark King made the list of "100 people, things and ideas that reinvent - and improve - how we tackle HIV."Read More


100% JackMack For AMFAR In Miami Beach on Saturday

Filed by Father Tony | November 25, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Jack Mackenroth, newly inducted into POZ Magazine's POZ100, keeps getting hotter.Read More


Charles Busch: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | November 23, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

The legendary Charles Busch gave us an aptly legendary answer when we asked his favorite LGBT movie.Read More


Arthur Evans: The Philosopher as Activist

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | November 21, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

Arthur Evans, who died September 11 at the age of 69, was a gay activist who was also a scholar, a rare combination in the United States.Read More


Scholarship Will Honor 'Hero' Author & Narnia Exec Producer Perry Moore

Filed by Michael Hamar | November 20, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Following the untimely death of Perry Moore, executive producer of the "The Chronicles of Narnia" trilogy and author of the young adult novel "Hero," a scholarship fund has beet up in his honor by family and friends.Read More


AIDS History: Prevention Posters From Around the World

Filed by Bil Browning | November 19, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

The University of Rochester has released Dr. Edward Atwater's incredibly large collection of AIDS education posters (spanning 30 years) from around the world. They've put them all online and it is simply fascinating. You'll get lost looking through them all.Read More


VIDEO: Red Carpet Interviews

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 15, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Renee Sotile & Mary Jo Godges of interviewed the LA Gay & Lesbian Center 40th Anniversary gala host Leslie Jordan and several other celebrities on the red carpet at last weekend's event.Read More


Dan Savage Glittered Again, Student Arrested

Filed by Tobi Hill-Meyer | November 14, 2011 | 8:30 AM | comments

On November 9th, Dan Savage was the recipient of a "glitter bomb" for the second time this month so far. One of the students involved in the stunt was grabbed by the police and arrested.Read More

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AIDS History: The 'Mark of Cain' & the Return of KS

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 11, 2011 | 1:00 PM | comments

During the AIDS crisis in the 80s and 90s there were two outward manifestations of having AIDS: the wasting syndrome where once strapping gay men became walking skeletons and the appearance of purple lesions religious right types decided was the "mark of Cain."Read More


Barbara Grier: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | November 11, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

"It is clear if you look at straight films, that women's issues have no meaning in the world, they just don't. Now it may/will change, but it is still a long uphill battle. Look at all the lesbian films, a very thin field indeed."Read More


Rikki Beadle-Blair: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | November 10, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

Rikki is best know as screenwriter of the 1995 drama, Stonewall and writer-director of the hit British TV series, Metrosexuality. Read More


Sing if You're Glad to Be Gay

Filed by Alex Blaze | November 09, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

I found this video on YouTube yesterday for "Glad to Be Gay" by Tom Robinson Band. The song was written in 1978 in the hey-day of London's punk rock scene, not even a decade after homosexuality was legalized in the UK.Read More


Why It's Important to Remember Gay & AIDS Activist Bob Hattoy

Filed by Karen Ocamb | November 07, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

A friend of mine noted the other day that Tuesday, Nov. 1 would have been the late gay and AIDS activist Bob Hattoy's 61st birthday. Bob died of AIDS-related complications on March 4, 2007.Read More


Photos: Frank Kameny Lying-In-State

Filed by Bil Browning | November 04, 2011 | 10:00 AM | comments

Unfortunately, I was sick yesterday and couldn't make it to Frank Kameny's lying-in-state service at the Carnegie Library here in DC. Jerame, however, was able to attend and took these photos for us.Read More


The Radical Lives of Barbara Deming & David McReynolds

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | November 03, 2011 | 5:30 PM | comments

Is prominent historian Martin Duberman's latest book up to his usual high standards? Read More


The Great Impersonators II: Boylesque

Filed by Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | November 02, 2011 | 3:00 PM | comments

I bring you the brand new, super-fabulous part two of my "Great Imposters" tribute to male and female impersonators from the 1880s to the mid 20th century. Check out Boylesque.Read More

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Kameny Home Listed in National Register of Historic Places

Filed by Bil Browning | November 02, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Noted gay activist Frank Kameny's home has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Kameny passed away in October at the age of 86.Read More


Introducing: The VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | November 01, 2011 | 12:00 PM | comments

Starting this week on Bilerico, the VIP Q Movie Pick is a weekly series where we ask today's hottest queer and queer-friendly filmmakers, stars and community leaders to answer the question: "One of my favorite LGBT movies is..."Read More


Advocate Co-Founder Dies

Filed by Bil Browning | November 01, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

Want to know the impact Laurent had on the LGBT community? You're reading part of it.Read More