Female impersonation need say nothing about sexual identity, but it has for a long time been almost an institutionalized aspect of gay male culture.
Although sparse in images documenting the gay community, pre-Stonewall gay male photography blurs the boundaries between art, erotica, and social history.
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.
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.
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.
The first international fashion superstar, Halston dressed and befriended some of America's most glamorous women.
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.
Film, stage, and television actor Paul Winfield was openly gay in his private life, but maintained public silence about his homosexuality.
Zach Wahls on Late Night with David Letterman.
Congratulations to Zach Wahls on the publication of his book, My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family, written with Bruce Littlefield. In his book, Wahls, who came to national attention when his January 31, 2011 speech to the Iowa House Judiciary Committee became an Internet sensation, tells the story of his family.
Ellen DeGeneres describes My Two Moms as "A resounding testament to individuality and to the power of family in all forms from the young man who 'lit up the Internet.'"
My Two Moms is officially published on April 26, 2012 in both hardback and electronic formats. It may be ordered here.
Below is a trailer for the book.
In the clip below, Wahls talks about his book on the Late Show with David Letterman on April 23, 2012.