Although few gay actors have been permitted the luxury of openness, many of them have challenged and helped reconfigure notions of masculinity and, to a lesser extent, of homosexuality.
Lesbian actresses have played a significant role in Hollywood, but their contributions have rarely been recognized or spoken of openly; the "lavender marriage" is by no means a relic of the past.
Considering the unique set of problems facing lesbians who want to produce erotic art for the enjoyment of other lesbians, it is remarkable that so much lesbian erotica has been produced in so brief a time.
Olympian Brian Orser, known for both his athleticism and artistry, led a resurgence of Canada as a force to be reckoned with in men's figure skating; after being outed in a palimony suit, he has become an advocate for glbtq rights.
Although American gay film icon Brad Davis has been described as "the first heterosexual actor to die of AIDS," he was widely known as bisexual within the entertainment community.
Handsome, athletic, graceful, and charismatic, actor Errol Flynn was widely rumored to enjoy sexual relations with men as well as women.
In nineteenth-century America men who loved other men often suffered from guilt, but artists such as Winslow Homer and Thomas Eakins celebrated male camaraderie and affection, while expatriate John Singer Sargent depicted the dandy, and photographs documented male friendships.
An artistic movement that grew out of Dadaism and flourished in Europe shortly after World War I, Surrealism embraced the idea that art was an expression of the subconscious.
Congratulations to Brand USA for creating an inclusive video to highlight travel in the United States. Established by Congress in the Travel Promotion Act of 2010, the agency was created to launch a global marketing effort to promote the United States as a travel destination. It has released a stunning new video that includes--albeit fleetingly--a gay couple among many ethnicities that constitute the American mosaic. Called "Land of Dreams," the video features Roseanne Cash singing an original song she wrote with John Leventhal.
The gay couple may be seen riding a New Orleans streetcar at 1:16 into the 2:23 minute video.
The ad is scheduled to run in the United Kingdom, Canada, and Japan.
For information about travel experiences in the United States, visit Brand USA's consumer website at www.DiscoverAmerica.com