In 1992, Joan Jett Blakk became the first drag queen to toss her wig into a presidential race. Running on the Queer Nation Party ticket, Blakk used drag, camp, and her unique persona to bring visibility to queer people and issues.
In his answers to twelve quick questions, film star, playwright, stage legend, and novelist Charles Busch discusses the play Taboo, the frantic production schedule for the film Die Mommie Die, the joy of receiving a Sundance award, and the crafts of writing and filmmaking.
Australian and New Zealand writers such as Frank Sargeson and Patrick White and artists such as Frances Hodgkins and James Gleeson have contributed significantly to the glbtq heritage in literature and the arts.
Openly homosexual personalities such as Nathan Lane, Rosie O'Donnel, Frank Kameny, and RuPaul as well as such closeted figures as Liberace and Paul Lynde have influenced American perceptions of glbtq people.
In the past, television dramas, news programs, sitcoms, soap operas, and talk shows have treated glbtq issues inadequately or in stereotyped ways, though there have recently been signs of improvement.  view feature