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.
May the Holiday Season be rewarding and fulfilling for all of us. Here is some music to get you into the spirit of the season.
In this video, John Barrowman says "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas":
Melissa Etheridge covers John Lennon's "Happy XMas (War Is Over)":
Here the London Gay Men's Chorus's sings "Coming Out at Christmas":
The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus performs "We Are Lights," the Chanukah Song:
Chris Colfer and Darren Criss in "Baby, It's Cold Outside":
The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles performs "Chanukah in Santa Monica":
The Seattle Gay Men's Chorus performs "Scrooge's Carol":
k. d. lang sings Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah":
Joan Baez sings the Cherry Tree Carol:
Sam Harris says "Merry Christmas, Darling" and "Get Here":