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.
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Congratulations to director Tim Wolff on the release of his documentary film, The Sons of Tennessee Williams. The film tells the story of New Orleans' gay Mardi Gras Krewes, and through their history documents the fight for glbtq liberation in New Orleans.
Combining extraordinary footage of forty years of Mardi Gras balls and interviews with members of the Krewes, including especially glbtq.com contributor Albert Carey, the film demonstrates the seriousness beneath the apparent frivolity of the gay balls, which have come to be a significant element of the New Orleans Mardi Gras scene.
The film places the history of the Mardi Gras balls in the context of a struggle against oppression and reveals a political dimension to a tradition that may seem apolitical in the extreme.
The Sons of Tennessee Williams has been shown at several film festivals and on the PBS channel in New Orleans. It opens in New York at Quad Cinemas on W. 13th Street on October 7th, with a national release planned thereafter.Below is a trailer for the film: