The confrontations between police and demonstrators at the Stonewall Inn in New York City the weekend of June 27-29, 1969 mark the beginning of the modern glbtq movement for equal rights.
Formed soon after the Stonewall Riots of 1969, the short-lived but influential Gay Liberation Front brought a new militancy to the movement that became known as gay liberation.
The sexual revolution of post-World War II America changed sexual and gender roles profoundly.
"Leather" is a blanket term for a large array of sexual preferences, identities, relationship structures, and social organizations loosely tied together by the thread of what is conventionally understood as sadomasochistic sex.
Although best known for her crusade for women's suffrage, Susan B. Anthony spoke out on a range of feminist issues.
With reports from hundreds of sub-Saharan African locales of male-male sexual relations and from about fifty of female-female sexual relations, it is clear that same-sex sexual relations existed in traditional African societies, though varying in forms and in the degree of public acceptance
Androgyny, a psychological blending of gender traits, has long been embraced by strong women, soft men, members of queer communities, and others who do not easily fit into traditionally defined gender categories.
A cultural crossroads between Asia and Europe, Russia has a long, rich, and often violent heritage of varied influences and stark confrontations in regard to its patterns of same-sex love.
Film still from Pariah.
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) presented Media Awards in a number of categories at a ceremony in New York City on March 23, 2012. Among the winners were Dee Rees's coming-of-age film Pariah, which was selected as Outstanding Feature Film, and ABC's Dancing with the Stars, which won the Outstanding Reality Television Program category. HBO's Cinema Verite was selected as "Outstanding TV Movie or Mini Series."
Other winners include Tony Kushner's The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures for "Outstanding New York Theater: Broadway and Off-Broadway"; Dan Collins and Julianne Wick Davis's Southern Comfort for "Outstanding New York Theater: Off-Off Broadway"; and Wendy Graf's No Word in Guyanese for Me for "Outstanding Los Angeles Theater."
Ricky Martin and Lady Gaga received awards as "Outstanding Musical Artists."
Among the journalists honored were Frank Bruni of the New York Times; Chris Geidner of MetroWeekly; and Carolyn M. Brown of Black Enterprise. Bella English's article on a transgender child, "Led by the Child Who Simply Knew," in the Boston Globe was selected "Outstanding Newspaper Article."
The Anderson Cooper 360 report on "The Sissy Boy Experiments" won in the category "Outstanding TV Journalism: Newsmagazine" category. The segment entitled "Battle against Bullying" on ABC News with Diane Sawyer won in the "Outstanding TV Journalism Segment" category. Winning in the category "Outstanding Talk Show Episode" was "Coming Out on the Oprah Show: 25 Years of Unforgettable Guests" on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Andy Towle's "Towleroad" won in the "Outstanding Blog" category and ITLMedia's "Injustice at Every Turn" won in the "Outstanding Digital Journalism-Multimedia" category. The Advocate, Out, and The New York Times won in the "Outstanding Overall Coverage" categories.
Additional categories will be presented at the GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles on April 21 and in San Francisco on June 2.
Below is a trailer for Pariah.
In the clip below, Tony Kushner and actors and director discuss family and politics in The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures.
The video below is an excerpt from the Anderson Cooper 360 report on "The Sissy Boy Experiments."