During his seventeen-year career as a professional photographer, Jack Robinson (1928-1997) captured hundreds of images of celebrities, musicians, and actors of the 1960s and early 1970s, and established himself as an important fashion photographer.
Photographer Mel Roberts (b. 1923) created powerfully homoerotic photographs set in Southern California during the 1960s and 1970s. Though once considered a mere physique photographer, Roberts has come to be seen as a serious artist, and interest in his images has surged since the late 1990s.
Photographer Angela Brinskele began capturing images of California pride celebrations and protests in 1984, and has not missed a single pride season since. This series of fifteen photographs taken at glbtq parades and marches focuses on images that document celebration, protest, policing, and romance and marriage.
Angela Brinskele has been photographings LGBT pride events in California since 1984. In this interview with glbtq's Wik Wikholm, Brinskele discusses her work, the obstacles she has faced, the "post-gay" phenomenon, and her plans for the future.
The enormous popularity of stand-up comedy since the 1980s has encouraged lesbian comics to perform on stages around the United States. Several have been spectacularly successful in entertaining and educating both mainstream and queer audiences, and a select few are among the most prominent lesbians in American popular culture.
New Orleans is one of America's most colorful cities and boasts a rich tradition for glbtq people. The city is both a popular travel destination for gay men and lesbians and the home of a diverse glbtq community.
In this 2004 interview with Owen Keehnen, Pam Tent, a founding member of San Francisco's flamboyant Cockettes, discusses the inception and the ultimate disbanding of that counter-culture performance group and reminisces about its glittering moments and its celebrity following.
In this 1994 interview with Owen Keehnen, performer and playwright David Drake discusses the success of The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, his careers as both performer and writer, his sissy boy stigma, and Hollywood homophobia.
In these two interviews with Owen Keehnen, the late author and activist David B. Feinberg (1956-1994) discusses his involvement in ACT UP, his award-winning novels Eighty-Sixed (1989) and Spontaneous Combustion (1991), his play The Pathological Flirt, and the influences on his work.