Gay Icons and History: December 2011


Jim Stewart: SoMa Survivor

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | December 27, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

During the 1970s, San Francisco was, in the words of the late Carl Wittman, "a refugee camp for homosexuals." During the period called "the Titanic 1970s," thousands of gay men moved to the city in search of opportunity to be themselves.Read More


Michelangelo Signorile: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | December 27, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

What is Michelangelo Signorile's favorite LGBT film? Drum roll please... Read More


The 2011 Gay Picture of the Year

Filed by Bil Browning | December 22, 2011 | 11:00 AM | comments

After Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta won the ship raffle to be the first sailor to get a homecoming kiss when her unit made it back to port, the servicemember made history as part of the first gay couple to participate in the tradition.Read More


Alonso Duralde [VIP Q Movie Pick]

Filed by Jenni Olson | December 18, 2011 | 11:30 AM | comments

Esteemed film critic and Outfest programmer Alonso Duralde shares a great pick this week.Read More


Alison Bechdel: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | December 14, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

What is the LGBT movie to watch out for according to Alison "Dykes To Watch Out For" Bechdel?Read More


Gay Syndicated Writer Paul Varnell Has Died

Filed by Karen Ocamb | December 13, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

Perhaps the most prominent consistent voice for libertarian/independents was Paul Varnell, a one-time academic-turned-activist-turned-columnist, mostly for the Windy City Times. Some of Paul's columns would drive liberals and leftists crazy.Read More


A Look Back at Pedro & Me: Illustrating the AIDS Struggle

Filed by Adam Polaski | December 10, 2011 | 2:00 PM | comments

Judd Winick's Pedro & Me excellently and graphically portrays Pedro Zamora's struggle with HIV and AIDS. It's more than ten years old, but it continues to be as significant as ever. Read More


Leslie Jordan: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | December 05, 2011 | 9:00 AM | comments

The fabulous Leslie Jordan named an uncharacteristically serious drama in reply to our inquiry.Read More


Vintage 1994 Reflection: Mark Finch on 'Philadelphia'

Filed by Jenni Olson | December 01, 2011 | 4:00 PM | comments

For most Americans, Hollywood is still the locus of all social signification. If it's not enacted by a major movie star, it doesn't exist. In the argument for equal time, Philadelphia takes us all one step further in the right direction.Read More