The confrontations between police and demonstrators at the Stonewall Inn in New York City the weekend of June 27-29, 1969 mark the beginning of the modern glbtq movement for equal rights.
Formed soon after the Stonewall Riots of 1969, the short-lived but influential Gay Liberation Front brought a new militancy to the movement that became known as gay liberation.
The sexual revolution of post-World War II America changed sexual and gender roles profoundly.
"Leather" is a blanket term for a large array of sexual preferences, identities, relationship structures, and social organizations loosely tied together by the thread of what is conventionally understood as sadomasochistic sex.
Although best known for her crusade for women's suffrage, Susan B. Anthony spoke out on a range of feminist issues.
With reports from hundreds of sub-Saharan African locales of male-male sexual relations and from about fifty of female-female sexual relations, it is clear that same-sex sexual relations existed in traditional African societies, though varying in forms and in the degree of public acceptance
Androgyny, a psychological blending of gender traits, has long been embraced by strong women, soft men, members of queer communities, and others who do not easily fit into traditionally defined gender categories.
A cultural crossroads between Asia and Europe, Russia has a long, rich, and often violent heritage of varied influences and stark confrontations in regard to its patterns of same-sex love.
Olympian Johnny Weir (right) with husband Victor Vornov at the GLAAD Awards ceremony.
Videos released by the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) from the organization's Media Awards celebration in New York City on March 23, 2011 preserve some memorable moments, including Craig Zadan and Neil Meron's acceptance of the Vito Russo Award; Zach Wahls's account of the fallout from his speech to the Iowa legislature on behalf of marriage equality; Josh Elliot's remarks about bullied teenager Jamie Rodemeyer and his father's homosexuality; Carolyn Brown's and Chris Geidner's observations about the importance of gay issues in mainstream journalism and the continuing necessity of specialized glbtq journalism; and newlyweds Johnny Weir and Victor Vornov's comments on GLAAD's work on behalf of marriage equality.
In the clip below, acclaimed producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron accept their much-deserved Vito Russo Award.
In the video below, Zach Wahls speaks about his activism after the video of his speech before the Iowa legislature went viral in 2011 to become one of the most viewed YouTube clips of the year and the questions he has received about his lesbian mothers.
In the video below, ABC newsman Josh Elliot accepts the award for "Outstanding TV Journalism Segment" for "Battle against Bullying," a story about the suicide of teenager Jamie Rodemeyer, on ABC News with Diane Sawyer. In his acceptance speech, Elliot, who appears daily on Good Morning America, reveals that his father was gay.
In the video below, Carolyn Brown of Black Enterprise and Chris Geidner of MetroWeekly accept awards for "Outstanding Magazine Article." Brown was honored for an article about Black professionals in corporate America and Geidner for an article about the history of the Defense of Marriage Act.
In the clip below, Olympian Johnny Weir and his husband Victor Vornov discuss GLAAD's work on behalf of marriage equality.