Gay Icons and History: January 2012


Cathy DeBuono: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | January 27, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

Out lesbian actress Cathy DeBuono (who also happens to be a licensed psychotherapist) shared this terrific LGBT film selection and analysis with us.Read More


Bil Browning: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | January 24, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Curiosity got the best of us and we recently decided to ask Bilerico Project founder and longtime LGBT activist Bil Browning to share his favorite LGBT films for the VIP Q Movie Pick. Bil named two films that had an enormous impact on his life.Read More


A Conversation with Author & Actor David Leddick

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | January 22, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

"I think you should change careers every ten years," he says. "And I figure I am in my sixth career about now... I am very romantic and being gay I always like to be in love with somebody, somewhere."Read More


Broken Tower: James Franco Stars in Another Gay Poet Movie!

Filed by Jenni Olson | January 21, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Having brilliantly portrayed Allen Ginsberg in the acclaimed drama Howl, the prolific and erudite James Franco takes on another gay poet in The Broken Tower.Read More


There Are No Gay Jews

Filed by Mark Segal | January 20, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Everywhere I travel, I'm in search of how our community is depicted. Unfortunately, I notice we are not always included. That is discrimination by censorship. Read More

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An Open Letter to Ryan James Yezak

Filed by Kyle Bella | January 20, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

In response to a recent video trailer released by Ryan James Yezak, I offer an open letter to him expressing my concerns that his video fails to include people of color and transgender individuals in its representation of LGBTQ history.Read More


Discussion: The Gay Rights Movement on Video

Filed by D Gregory Smith | January 17, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

The piece has come under some criticism for its heavy portrayal of white gay men (Dan Choi and Ellen DeGeneres excepted) and non-portrayal of bi or transgender persons. Watch it and tell us what you think.Read More


HIV & LGBT Activist/Blogger Mike Tidmus Has Died

Filed by Karen Ocamb | January 16, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

On Sunday this note was posted on Mike Tidmus' Facebook page: "My name is Lindsay Tidmus, Mike's brother. It is with a heavy heart that I inform his Facebook friends of Mike's passing. He left us this morning after a battle with cancer."Read More


Tone Deaf: Jean-Paul Gaultier's Gold Bar

Filed by Bil Browning | January 13, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

This seems a little tone deaf as the world's economies institute austerity measures and several countries teeter on the verge of complete economic collapse. Jean-Paul Gaultier announced this week that he has designed a 1oz gold bar.Read More


Remembering Muppet Performer Richard Hunt

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | January 07, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

Today we observe the 20th anniversary of the death of talented Muppet performer Richard Hunt. Let us celebrate him by enjoying some of his work. Read More


Jeremy Hooper: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | January 07, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Hooper: "My favorite LGBT film is a documentary from 1977 called Word Is Out. I love it for its quiet fire."Read More


Does Mitt Romney Know He's Quoting a Lesbian?

Filed by Dana Rudolph | January 06, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

Mitt Romney has been frequently quoting "America the Beautiful" in his speeches. What he may not know is that the song was written in 1893 by Katherine Lee Bates - who lived with and shared her life with another woman.Read More


Another Reason to Watch Randy Phillips Videos

Filed by Bil Browning | January 05, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Remember the solider who came out to his father on the phone from Afghanistan the day Don't Ask Don't Tell was repealed? Now Randy Phillips has given me a reason to watch his videos over and over and over again.Read More