Long-distance swimmer and respected sports commentator has in more recent years spoken out on issues of glbtq rights.
Indian playwright, screenwriter, dancer, director, and actor Mahesh Dattani is an important figure in South Asian gay culture by virtue of his recurrent depiction of queer characters.
Entertainer Josephine Baker achieved acclaim as the twentieth century's first international black female sex symbol, but kept carefully hidden her many sexual liaisons with women, which continued from adolescence to the end of her life.
American painter Paul Cadmus is best known for the satiric innocence of his frequently censored paintings of burly men in skin-tight clothes, but he also created works that celebrate same-sex domesticity.
San Francisco visual artist Jerome Caja is known for his small, sensuous combinations of found objects, which he painted with nail polish, makeup, and glitter, as well as for his drag performances.
Although sparse in images documenting the gay community, pre-Stonewall gay male photography blurs the boundaries between art, erotica, and social history.
Female impersonation need say nothing about sexual identity, but it has for a long time been almost an institutionalized aspect of gay male culture.
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 Chicago Gay Men's Chorus celebrates the season.
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.
The London Gay Men's Chorus sings "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town.
The Chicago Gay Men's Chorus performs "(I'll Be Home) With Bells On."
The Portland Gay Men's Chorus a cappella subgroup Cascade sings Owl City's "The Christmas Song (Christmas With You)" at their 2012 holiday concert.
The incomparable Melissa Etheridge sings "Christmas in America: Send My Baby Home."
From the Windy City Gay Chorus 2012 Holiday Concert.
Dan O'Leary and the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus say "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."
The Indigo Girls sing "Mistletoe."
Melissa Manchester and the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles perform "A Mother's Prayer" in memory of the glbtq youth who have been lost to bullying and despair.
The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles has dedicated their performance of David Bowie's arrangement of "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy" to the families of Newtown, Connecticut, where a gunman killed 26 people last week.