When Mart Crowley’s landmark play, The Boys In The Band played Off Broadway in 1969, half of the cast members were considered “mentally ill or sick” because of their offstage lives, complicated by their onstage lives in which they played characters who were labeled with a “mental disorder.” These guys
When the brilliant actor Brad Davis died of AIDS in 1991, Hollywood went ballistic. Although it wasn’t a suicide, he left a note that detailed his extreme unhappiness, especially in relationship to the nature of his death, certain that the town where he’d made his mark would rebrand him. Six
Bay Area Reporter. 3 Queer Eras. Before, During, After a Crisis. Iconic photos and reporting celebrates 50 years From soaring joy to deep grief, beaming pride to livid outrage, the journalists and photographers of the Bay Area Reporter (B.A.R.) have captured the entire range of human emotions for five decades.
Nurtured. Supported. Listened. Applauded. Hugged. Modeled. Advised. Inspired. These are only a few of the actions these five women performed during their lifetimes, actions that have shaped me, remembrances that linger in my being, lessons that get me through the day. Each of them left a stamp, an impression that