Gay Icons and History: February 2012


James Buchanan: America's First Gay President?

Filed by Guest Blogger | February 20, 2012 | 10:30 AM | comments

Historian James W. Loewen has extensively researched the personal life of James Buchanan, the 15th president of the United States, and he's convinced Buchanan was gay, having shared much of his life with William Rufus King, a senator from Alabama.Read More


Randy Barbato: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | February 18, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

He's a busy guy so it's no surprise that prolific gay documentarian Randy Barbato gave us this VIP Q Movie Pick reply that is so short and sweet. Read More


Chip Conley: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | February 17, 2012 | 9:00 AM | comments

Gay hotelier and inspirational author/entrepreneur Chip Conley couldn't restrain himself to just one favorite LGBT movie pick. Enjoy his array of selections.Read More


New Orleans Inferno: The UpStairs Lounge Fire

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | February 06, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

On June 24, 1973 an arsonist started a fire that consumed the UpStairs Lounge, a second-floor gay bar in New Orleans's French Quarter. The UpStairs Lounge Fire was both the deadliest fire in the history of New Orleans and the largest mass-killing of gay people in the US.Read More


Akilah Oliver & the Legacy of Grief

Filed by Kyle Bella | February 04, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

I explore the impact the queer, Black poet Akilah Oliver has had in shaping my politics, and how her legacy can influence the way we do politics in the future.Read More


Mx Justin Vivian Bond: VIP Q Movie Pick

Filed by Jenni Olson | February 02, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

Singer, songwriter and Tony-nominated performance artist Mx Justin Vivian Bond shared this VIP Q Movie Pick with us.Read More


Ellen & JC Penny: A PR Tempest in a Gay Teapot

Filed by Bil Browning | February 02, 2012 | 11:30 AM | comments

After the hate group One Million Moms announced they were calling on their supporters to replace Ellen Degeneres as their new spokesperson because she's a lesbian, GLAAD and gay bloggers sprang into action.Read More