Category Archives: LGBT

October 29

Flashback: “1983 – Having Claimed 558 Lives, AIDS Finally Made It to the Front Page”

“The greatest regret of my career is that I didn’t try to do more to improve our coverage of AIDS.”@DavidWDunlap: A prominent New York Times reporter takes a look back on the fight against HIV / AIDS. David W. Dunlap has worked at The Times for 39 years. He recalls the early news coverage of AIDS and […]

October 22

Gay Life During the Height of the HIV / AIDS Epidemic

Queerty profiled a moving photo series on gay couples during the HIV / AIDS era. The photo journalism project feels like a window into another era. Here is the overview of the project from Queerty: “In the Summer of 1986, photographer Sage Sohier set out to document the lives of gay and lesbian Americans in […]

October 15

LGBT History: The Curious Case of John Henry Newman

Originally posted on Metathesis:
John Henry Newman has been in my Twitter feed a lot lately. Apparently, when this Victorian cardinal wasn’t writing his Apologia Pro Vita Sua, the nineteenth century’s longest and driest autobiography (sorry, Newman), he wrote religious commentary that some people still find instructive. But it wasn’t all that long ago that…

October 12

Remembering Matt Shepard

For 16 years, Matthew Shepard’s brutal murder has represented the very worst of American anti-gay bigotry. The crime has been a rallying cry for a more tolerant, more inclusive society. Late on the night of October 6, 1998, 21 year old Matthew Shepard left a bar in Laramie, Wyoming with Aaron McKin­ney and Russell Henderson. A […]

October 11

Luke Evans Has Been Out for Years, But He’s Finally Stopped Hiding

October 10

All It Took: 10 Years of Marriage Equality

Under the San Francisco city hall rotunda last night, I watched two guys I consider mentors and father-figures get married. The couple met a decade ago and took their relationship from friendship to boyfriends and boyfriends to fiances only recently. All it took to conduct the ceremony was a rabbi, four wooden sticks and a […]

October 06

Careful, he might be you: Michael Burge’s first Australian hero

Originally posted on lgbticons:
With his intriguing, genderless, triple-barrelled name, novelist, playwright and screenwriter Sumner Locke Elliott (1917-1991) remained almost unknown in the country of his birth for much of his life, because he left it early and rarely returned. Australian writer Sumner Locke Elliott (1917-1991). I am sure many Australians still have never heard of the…

October 05

Pride – The Unlikely Union between Miners and LGBT Activists

Coal miners and gay activists. I saw Pride – a wonderful film – about these two marginalized communities joining forces. The movie follows the LGBTers who help miners during the lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984. The miners, while slow to accept this strange alliance, ended up becoming a powerful force […]

September 26

Gay Teen’s Suicide in Colombia Confronts Catholics Worldwide

Originally posted on Bondings 2.0:
Sergio Urrego A 16-year old Colombian boy committed suicide recently, a tragic act his parents blame on the faculty and staff at his Catholic high school and an act that raises questions for Catholic education globally. Sergio Urrego had attended Gimnasio Castillo Campestre, Bogota, for six years, but the troubles started after administrators…

September 13

Married and a mother, she loved two gay men – her husband and son

It was my son’s second year of college when he broke the news. It wasn’t really that surprising, but I’d be lying if I said there wasn’t a period of adjustment. I know it was probably ten times more difficult for him than it was for me, but as his mother I felt there was […]