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.
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.
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.
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.
Long-distance swimmer and respected sports commentator has in more recent years spoken out on issues of glbtq rights.
The greatest dancer of his time, Rudolf Nureyev also gave the world a new and glamorous image of a sexually active gay man.
While nude depictions of women appear in most cultures, on both sides of the equator, and in rich variety, lesbian artists have been particularly resourceful in their use of the female nude.
Handsome, athletic, graceful, and charismatic, actor Errol Flynn was widely rumored to enjoy sexual relations with men as well as women.
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.