How I Accidentally Slept with a Gay Catholic Priest

Can you outrun your childhood? Possibly not, I realized after a brief tryst in Louisville. There on a press trip, I bumped into the cutest guy I’d seen in quite some time. Red hair, eyes of a cerulean summer sky, and a smile that would make sunshine jealous. We sat by the crackle of hotelContinue reading “How I Accidentally Slept with a Gay Catholic Priest”

A Kiss As An Assault: History of LGBT+ Representation In Cinema

“I think the fate of gay characters in American literature, plays, films is really the same as the fate of all characters who are sexually free.” – Arthur Laurents LGBT+ characters have a long history in Hollywood movies. Since the 19th century, cinema followed mostly dominant notions of homosexuality.  In this context, LGBT+ history inContinue reading “A Kiss As An Assault: History of LGBT+ Representation In Cinema”

Sing, What You Can’t Say: “The Lavender Song” (The 1st Gay Anthem)

Regardless of its kind, music follows us through our entire day and affects us in many different ways. According to science, the human brain is entirely ”musical”. Music can change the structure of our brain – induce or intensify our emotions. Why we like or dislike a certain song can now be scientifically explained. MusicContinue reading “Sing, What You Can’t Say: “The Lavender Song” (The 1st Gay Anthem)”

Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are …

Is it the encouraging song that Glinda The Good Witch sings to the Munchkins?  Is it the exciting children’s game of Hide and Seek you just remembered? Or do you feel threatened by the title, and maybe referencing it to an intense scene from a horror movie?   While this might be considered banal, the experienceContinue reading “Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are …”

Seven People Who Changed LGBT+ History

As LGBT+ history month kicks off, let’s remember some of the extraordinary people who have battled for gay rights. 1. Karl Heinrich Ulrichs: The first gay person to publicly speak out for homosexual rights Karl Heinrich Ulrichs was a civil servant in Germany until he was forced to resign in 1854 on account of his homosexuality.Continue reading “Seven People Who Changed LGBT+ History”

Stand Bi Me: Bisexual Awareness

Understanding sexuality wouldn’t be sufficient without analyzing the history of bisexuality. Yet, in order to maintain the cultural dominance of hetero- and homo-, bisexuality is often overlooked. When it comes to history, bisexuality, same-sex relations, exclusively or in addition to opposite-sex relations, have been recorded in almost every ancient civilization. Homosexual and bisexual themes haveContinue reading “Stand Bi Me: Bisexual Awareness”

Gay Style & Expression In 1970s San Francisco

While gay Daddies and gay men in general still use fashion to express themselves (think Folsom Festival and the hot Leather Daddies), the way men dressed and accessorized in 1970s San Francisco was especially important and used to tell other gay men what they were into. Unlike today, where you can disclose exactly what you’reContinue reading “Gay Style & Expression In 1970s San Francisco”