New documentary “Cured” explores the battle to have homosexuality removed from APA list of mental illnesses

The film which documents the battle of LGBTQ activists that led to the APA removing homosexuality as a mental illness from the DSM in 1973 will be screening at festivals this fall, have screening opportunities through educational and other organizations, and will eventually air on PBS. https://www.queerty.com/doctors-considered-homosexuality-illness-cured-celebrates-heroes-proved-otherwise-20200823 https://thequeerreview.com/2020/09/02/outfest-2020-film-review-cured/ https://deadline.com/video/cured-trailer-outfest-documentary-lgbtq-patrick-sammon-bennett-singer/ The website for the film has […]

Share

Dictionary.com adds LGBTQ words

Dictionary.com announced additions of many LGBTQ words and also will replace “homosexuality”, using instead “gay”, “gay man”, “gay woman” and “gay sexual orientation”. https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2020/09/dictionary-com-just-added-lot-lgbtq-words-will-use-homosexuality-less/ https://www.out.com/books/2020/9/03/dictionary-replaces-homosexual-largest-update-ever A press release from Dictionary.com explained the updates, called their biggest ever, with changes in words relating to race, sexual orientation, climate and internet culture.

Share

New Warhol exhibit explores gender and sexuality in his work

A new Andy Warhol retrospective at the Tate Modern in London explores themes of gender, sexuality and race in his work and his life. https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/warhol-exhibit-explores-roles-gender-sexuality-his-life-art-n1236516 The exhibit can be explored virtually through this tour: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/andy-warhol/exhibition-guide Image from Tate Modern

Share

“Stuck Rubber Baby” is reissued for its 25th anniversary

First Second Books has published a 25th anniversary edition of the late Howard Cruse’s classic graphic novel, Stuck Rubber Baby. Alison Bechdel has written an introduction for this edition: https://slate.com/culture/2020/07/alison-bechdel-howard-cruse-stuck-rubber-baby.html

Share

“The Deviant’s War”: New book explores early LGBTQ rights movement

Eric Cervini’s new book, The Deviant’s War: The Homosexual vs. the United States of America (which recently became the first LGBTQ history book to appear on the New York Times bestseller list in over two decades), explores the early LGBTQ rights movement focusing on Frank Kameny’s activism while tracing its ties and debts to other […]

Share

Art museum exhibit examines the relationship between James Baldwin and Beauford Delaney

“Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door”, an exhibit at the Knoxville (TN) Museum of Art explores the 38 year relationship between artist Beauford Delaney and author James Baldwin, a friendship that “shaped one another’s creative output and worldview”, and the exhibit tells their story while exploring the “nature of the racial and […]

Share

ONE Archives Collection at the USC Libraries

The ONE Archives Collection at the USC Libraries has launched a new online exhibit entitled Safer at Home, in which objects from the past will hopefully “mirror” our present times. A new archival piece will be added each week with comment and contextualization, effectively creating and developing an exhibition in real time.“Visual culture acts as a […]

Share

Bedazzlers: The Cockettes in Print: Acid Drag & Sexual Anarchy 1969-1972

With genderfuck high drag spontaneity and an abundance of glitter as their bottom line, the members of this ever-expanding assemblage of lavender post-hippiedom somehow managed to find each other in the Haight.  https://www.ebar.com/arts_&culture/books//290687/bedazzlers:_the_cockettes_in_print:_acid_drag&_sexual_anarchy_1969-1972

Share

In Memoriam: Tomie dePaola, Author of “Oliver Button Is a Sissy” and Much More

Thomas Anthony “Tomie” dePaola was an American writer and illustrator who created more than 260 children’s books such as Strega Nona. He received the Children’s Literature Legacy Award for his lifetime contribution to American children’s literature in 2011. https://www.mombian.com/2020/03/30/in-memoriam-tomie-depaola-author-of-oliver-button-is-a-sissy-and-much-more/

Share