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.
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.