Lou Maletta, who found the Gay Cable Network in NYC in 1982 and kept it going for over 18 years, died Tuesday at 74 of liver cancer. He is survived by his daughter and by his domestic partner of 37 years, Luke Valenti. A memorial service has yet to be scheduled. Maletta started small with Men in Films, which explored male erotica, and soon went on to develop news programming that gave virtually the only television attention to the nascent AIDS crisis and the ongoing fight for LGBT rights. Maletta went out and covered everything he could in the community [...]
June 24, 2011 marks a major part in our history with marriage equality passing in New York State and in 30 days it will pass into law. So glad we are seeing this in our lifetime and now the waiting game begins till we see it fully go through on July 24, 2011. Congratulations LGBT, this is a major step in the right direction to human rights for all equally. When we first met back on October 3, 1993 we never even thought of getting married or even thought we would be here 18 years later. But here we are [...]
The open mind, free to examine, to question, to disagree. In this video you will see well qualified (Wink, Wink) Doctor Philip Polladen of the New York Psychiatric Institute and Dr. Harry Bakwin President of the American Academy of Pediatrics to handle the homosexuality issue. How could this be possible when we are born this way? This was a time when homosexuality was considered a mental health issue, a concern and an inborn deviation. Boys particularly. Homosexuality – Prevention By Using Psychological Approaches / Educational Video, Courtesy of rosaryfilms. Thank you ...
It’s June and that means it’s LGBT Pride Month and even our president has acknowledged it! So lets look at some of the set backs and movements forward in the community. In 1779 president Thomas Jefferson, a liberal, proposed a law that would castrate men that were found to be gay. At the time the most common penalty was death so in a really bad way this was somewhat of a movement forward. It took over 200 years for the U.S. supreme court to over turn these types of laws making it illegal to discriminate against anyone because of their sexual orientation. In 1961 Illinois [...]
“Out, Gay & Loving It With Pride in New York City June 2011.” In honor of Pride Month Two Thousand Eleven we are taking it to the streets with pre-recorded interviews, history tidbits, LGBT Art, LGBT Culture, LGBT Music and chats with Christopher Street youth June 5th -12th airing on the 19th Live for three hours. All the different aspects of our community and the different contributions to society our community gives. What does Pride mean to you? If you would like to be involved in the series contact Pride@QueerPublicRadio.com. Join us every Sunday in the month of June (Pride [...]
When you usually hear the name Anna Wintour it’s usually because how rude she is or how hard it is to work with her. Today we tip our hats off to Miss Wintour for supporting equal marriage rights to ALL New Yorkers equally, If nYc & State feel they can take our LGBT tax money. Then there is no reason two men or two women or anyone that is madly in love for that matter should NOT be able to marry their soul mate. To EQUAL HUMAN RIGHTS! Anna Wintour for HRC’s NYers for Marriage Equality, courtesy of hrcmedia. Thank you [...]
John Lyon Burnside the third born in Seattle on November 2, 1916. Gay, Activist, Pioneer, one of the founding father’s of the Radical Faeries, Inventor of the Darkfield Kaleidoscope and the Symmetricon lived a very active life. Being poor and raised as an only child his mother would have no choice but to place him in orphanages through-out Seattle. By his teenage years he enrolls himself into the Navy and served until he decides to call Los Angeles home. For many, many years John L. Burnside was paid royalties from any company that sold a optically correct Darkfield Kaleidoscope in [...]