Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud, considered the two most famous British modern artists of their time, explains all the hullabaloo around the sale of the former’s “Three Studies of Lucian Freud”— a portrait of German-born British painter, Lucian Freud—that sold for $142 million at a Christie’s auction in NYC , surpassing the price tag for […]
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A White Elephant What are we to make of a lifelong Republican strategist and opponent of marriage equality who does a complete 180 and decides, not only that he’s now pro-gay marriage, but that he plans to spearhead an effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Arizona and Florida? This would describe Tim Mooney, a Rick Perry […]
WHAT you are about to see is a five-minute video with Prof. Richard Berrong discussing a new art book called A Little Gay History: Desire and Diversity Across the World, which reproduces important works of art from the ancient world to the present day, both Western and non-Western. Author R. B. Parkinson provides a brief […]
A recent book has thrown a bucket of ice water onto an icon of GLBT rights. In The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard, author Steve Jimenez claims that Shepard’s murder wasn’t a hate crime at all but was instead motivated by a complicated relationship between the killers and the victim, […]
How many erogenous zones can you find in play in this photo? A previous BTW reported on a movement in France devoted to resisting the legalization of same-sex marriage, now a fait accompli, and it quoted an article that asked, “Is this the most homoerotic anti-gay protest ever?” Well, they’re back!
Since coming out in the 1980s, I’ve partied at Pride functions in big and small towns across America. In the conservative South, you sometimes have to walk past uninvited guests: protestors. I never imagined I’d be among them. Regretfully, at Atlanta Pride’s October 11th gay bash at the Georgia Aquarium, I will be chanting, not cheering.