Gay Icons and History: August 2012


It's All Greek to Me

Filed by Leslie Robinson | August 23, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Last night I picked up Arthur Cotterell's The Encyclopedia of Mythology. Now there's a guarantee you won't read any further.Read More


Happy Birthday Richard Hunt!

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | August 19, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Richard Hunt, Muppet performer who died of AIDS in 1992, would have been 61 Friday. Here is his rare, in-person Sesame Street cameo, aired in 1981. Read More


Why Gay History Should be Passed Down

Filed by Rodrigo Ugarte | August 12, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

How did you learn about gay history, literature, film, art? Did someone teach you or were you on your own? Maybe we should start handing down our histories and teaching the new generations why our lives are so comfortable now. Read More


America's Wilde [Comment of the Week]

Filed by Bil Browning | August 05, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

Bill's comparison begs the question: who is your favorite writer? Oscar Wilde or Gore Vidal?Read More


Homage to Gore Vidal

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | August 03, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

In addition to his contributions to historical fiction and political commentary, Gore Vidal wrote some of the most important works of American literary works dealing with lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people. Read More


'The Gay Crusaders' at Forty

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | August 03, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

The year 1972 was to lesbian and gay books what 1969 (the year of Stonewall) was to lesbian and gay politics. These were not scientific studies by heterosexual "experts" but first-person narratives by openly lesbian or gay activists. Read More


Gore Vidal Dies at Age 86

Filed by Karen Ocamb | August 02, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

There is something terribly ironic, something perhaps that speaks to our time- that Gore Vidal's death is being overshadowed in the gay press by the uproar over antigay fast food Chick-fil-A. Read More


A Castaway Priest: Fr. Bernard Lynch

Filed by Father Tony | August 02, 2012 | 12:30 PM | comments

Found innocent of sex abuse but banished by a New York cardinal because he was out and proud, Fr. Bernard Lynch tells Bilerico's Father Tony Adams that he now faces new reprimands. Read More