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.
On April 20, 2013, the 24th annual GLAAD Media Awards were held in Los Angeles. The most controversial moment came when the Agent for Change Award was presented to former President Clinton, but the evening included many more highlights, including a rousing speech directed at the Supreme Court by entertainment attorney Steve Warren, who received the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which honors an openly glbtq member of the entertainment or media community for his or her work toward eliminating homophobia. His speech and other video highlights are below.
In the video below, host Drew Barrymore opens the awards ceremony.
Steve Warren was introduced by Charlize Theron and Leonardi DiCaprio and proceeded to give a speech in which he called Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia a bully and pleaded with Supreme Court Justices Kennedy and Roberts to do the right thing.
In the clip below, Alex Pettyfer, Betty White, and Cloris Leachman come out for equality.
In the following clip, Toby Maguire presents the GLAAD Media Award to Perks of Being a Wallflower as Outstanding Film--Wide Release.
In the clip below, Darren Criss entertains the audience with a version of Carly Rae Jepson's "Call Me Maybe," which also references the Supreme Court.