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Articles Posted in the LGBT Category

  • Watch: THE QUEEN: Full version of the Rare 1968 CLASSIC

    The Queen was filmed in NYC in 1967 and released in theaters in 1968. In 1967 it was illegal for men to dress as women. The documentary follows a 1967 Drag pageant judged by Andy Warhol among others. It stars Jack Doroshow aka Flawless Mother Sabrina, Richard Finochio aka Rachel Harlow and Crystal LaBeija. Crystal went on to start The House of LaBeija pageants which was the premise of the 90′s documentary “Paris is Burning.” In 1972 Richard Finochio underwent sex reassignment surgery to become Rachel Harlow, she began dating John B. Kelly, Grace Kelly’s brother. The relationship ended when John’s mother said she would disinherit him if he married Rachel. Rachel opened the Philadelphia night club “Harlow’s” in the 1970′s. The only person to surface since this classic film was made is Jack Doroshow when he was interviewed by James St. James on youtube. International Chrysis (1951-1990) can be seen as a teenage boy rehearsing dance numbers. These are the Queens who opened the doors for RuPaul and RuPaul’s Drag Race of today.

  • Transgender Activist and Google Software Engineer Justine Tunney Controls Occupy Wall Street

    Occupy Wall Street has died down. Remnants of it exist in a very disorganized matter. Disgusted by what she saw as ineptitude, Justin Tunney took control of not only the twitter account of occupy wall street, she took control of occupywallst.org. How did Justine manage this? Justine created those accounts in July 2011.

  • 8 U.S. States Have Anti-Gay Laws Shockingly Similar to Those in Russia

    The Winter Olympics’ have already begun and the world’s eyes have been turned toward Russia and the host city of Sochi for some time now. While there’s plenty to attend to, from Pussy Riot’s advocacy for free speech to Sochi’s lack ofpreparation for the games, protests against Russian laws banning gay “propaganda” — including merely suggesting that it’s OK to be gay — have, rightly, taken center stage.

  • Russia Declares Discrimination Newest Olympic Sport

    GAY RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS! SHARE THIS VIDEO & HELP END DISCRIMINATION WORLDWIDE!
    The video is the newest fundraising tactic by the Russia Freedom Fund, which aims to raise a million dollars by the end of the Olympics to support LGBT Russian activists.

  • The Case of Dr. V: To Out a Transgender Woman or Not to Out a Transgender Woman?

    A very controversial piece just arose on the ethics of journalists outing the subjects of their story. Caleb Hannan wrote an article on Dr. V’s magical putter. Dr. V was a scientist who claimed to have degrees from MIT and the University of Pennsylvania, she also supposedly worked on several top government jobs. Shortly after Hannan submitted the article, Dr. V committed suicide.

  • HOMEWERQ: Gay Slang with Mike DIamond & Matinga

    Mike Diamond and Matinga serve up more tasty gay slang for the children. Learn it!

  • OLYMPIC DIVER TOM DALEY COMES OUT AS GAY

    Olympic diver Tom Daley says he is in a relationship with a man.

    In a video released for his fans on YouTube, the 19-year-old British Olympian says “come spring this year, my life changed massively when I met someone and it made me feel so happy, so safe … That someone is a guy.”

    Daley says in the five-minute video clip, which he published Monday, that he wanted “to put an end to all the rumours and speculation, and just say it, tell you guys,” adding “is it a big deal? I don’t think so.”

  • Brooklyn Drag Festival Explosion! – BUSHWIG !! SATURDAY September 7th – GET INTO IT !

    BUSHWIG, the annual festival of Drag in Bushwick is back for its second year and open for everyone to celebrate the whole spectrum of ‘Drag’ and per-formative gender expressions!

  • Russian Anti-Gay Violence Reaches New Lows In Videotaped Bullying

    Some newly released videotapes from Russia show youths being forced to drink urine, or having it poured over their heads. Others show young men being taunted with phallic sex toys, threatened with axes, and forced to carry wooden crucifixes.

  • A Boys’ Camp For Redefined Gender Identity Understanding

    The camp, “You Are You” (the name has been changed to protect the privacy of the children and is also the name of Morris’ series), is for “Parents who don’t have a gender-confirming 3-year-old who wants to wear high heels and prefers to go down the pink aisle in K-Mart and not that nasty dark boys’ aisle,” Morris said with a laugh.

  • The Gaytie’s: Photos of Uninhibited Gay Sunbathers Chicagoin the 1980’s

    When Doug Ischar captured gay male sunbathers on Chicago’s Belmont Rocks beach, now a defunct social hot spot, he wanted to push the boundaries of “gay photography” out of the studio setting and instill a social context.

  • CHER Makes Appearance at “Q” / Marquee in NYC

    Cher made a brief appearance at Marquee in NYC, watching drag queens perform her songs, lipping along to them, then warmly thanking gays for keeping her “in sequins forever.”

  • CHER’S BAAACK – CHER TO HEADLINE NYC PRIDE PIER DANCE !

    The one and only Cher is headed to New York City to perform at the legendary, Dance on the Pier, it was confirmed today by NYC Pride.

  • NYC Icon The Queens of Queens A.K.A La Loca Alive and Resting After Health Scare

    The Queen of Queens, aka. La Loca, aka Miss Colombia, an icon of New York City is alive and resting after several recent rumors of his passing. The man who spreads rainbows, love and light was recently admitted to the hospital after….read more

  • 50 Years of Gay History in 5 Minutes

    The Fortune Teller is a film chronicling milestones and icons of the modern gay man. The story is told through the trance of The Fortune Teller (played by Stanley Frank) and created using archival and modern footage. The film is a documentary and time capsule, paying homage to psychedelic films of the 1960′s and the modern art of the YouTube Montage film. From Mapplethorpe to Lohanthony, Uganda to Burning Man, Vogue to Sissy Bounce, AIDS to The Berlin Patient, meticulously edited clips create a kaleidoscopic five-minute journey through more than 50 years of gay history. See the “The Fortune Teller” decoded for a visual legend to the clips.

  • InfoGraphic: Global Acceptance of Homosexuality on the Rise Around the World

    There is broad acceptance of homosexuality in North America, the European Union, and much of Latin America. However, rejection of homosexuality is equally widespread in predominantly Muslim nations and in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as in parts of Asia and in Russia.

  • GET INTO : Alabama’s All Male Cheerleading Squad THE PRANCING ELITES

    They do a lot of sitting in their choreography, and little is known about this troupe, Alas – submitted for your attention are THE PRANCING ELITES

  • UGANDAN GAY RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY “CALL ME KUCHU” TRAILER

    In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato – Uganda’s first openly gay man – and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the legislation while combatting vicious persecution in their daily lives. But no one is prepared for the brutal murder that shakes their movement to its core and sends shockwaves around the world.

  • Russian and Ukrainian Gays Seek Asylum in US

    In the wake of Vlad Tornovy, 22, being attacked for being gay in the Russian city of Volgograd and having two and a half beer bottles forced into his anal cavity, his genitals slashed, and his face bashed in with a rock before mercifully dying, the world is againtalking about gay rights in Russia and the former Soviet Union. It is a tragic and violent climate, but what many people don’t know is how that violence is creating a growing community of gay Russian and Ukrainian asylum seekers in the US centered in New York.

  • FIERTH GAY ICON SERIES: MARSHA P. JOHNSON – “PAY IT NO MIND”

    This feature-length documentary focuses on revolutionary trans-activist, Marsha “Pay it No Mind” Johnson, a Stonewall instigator, Andy Warhol model, drag queen, sex worker, starving actress, and Saint. “Pay It” captures the legendary gay/human rights activist as she recounts her life at the forefront of The Stonewall Riots in the 1960s, the creation of S.T.A.R. (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries) with Sylvia Rivera in the ’70s, and a New York City activist throughout the ’80s and early ’90s. Through her own words, as well as in-depth interviews with gay activist Randy Wicker, former Cockettes performer Agosto Machado, Author Michael Musto, Hot Peaches founder/performer, Jimmy Camicia, and Stonewall Activists Bob Kohler, Danny Garvin, Tommy Lanigan-Schmidt, and Martin Boyce, Marsha’s story lives on.

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