Female impersonation need say nothing about sexual identity, but it has for a long time been almost an institutionalized aspect of gay male culture.
Homoeroticism is a prominent presence in neoclassicism, an artistic movement noted for its masculine style, its appreciation of male beauty, and its privileging of ancient Greece and Rome as civilizations to be emulated.
Independent films that aggressively assert homosexual identity and queer culture, the New Queer Cinema can be seen as the culmination of several developments in American cinema.
Fears and misconceptions about transgendered and intersexed athletes abound.
Renowned photographer, teacher, critic, editor, and curator, Minor White created some of the most interesting photographs of male nudes of the second half of the twentieth century, but did not exhibit them for fear of scandal.
Given the historic stigma around making, circulating, and possessing overtly homoerotic images, the visual arts have been especially important for providing a socially sanctioned arena for depicting the naked male body and suggesting homoerotic desire.
The first international fashion superstar, Halston dressed and befriended some of America's most glamorous women.
Gay, lesbian, and bisexual film directors have been a vital creative presence in cinema since the medium's inception over one hundred years ago.
Congressman Jared Polis.
Congressman Jared Polis and his partner Marlon Reis have announced the birth of their son Caspian Julius on September 30, 2011.
The Colorado Democrat reported that his child was born weighing 8lbs., 12oz. He added, "Baby and parents are doing well, baby has learned to cry already!"
The announcement asked for "No gifts please, just nice thoughts for Caspian, humankind, the planet, and the universe!"
The proud parents have not revealed other details of the boy's conception and birth.
Polis is one of four openly gay members of Congress. The other three are Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, David Cicilline of Rhode Island, and Barney Frank of Massachusetts.
He is co-sponsor of the "Every Child Deserves a Family Act," which is pending in Congress. The bill would prohibit discrimination in adoption or foster care placement based on the sexual orientation, marital status, or gender identity of the potential parent, or the sexual orientation or gender identity of the child.