Roger Casement was once described as the “father of twentieth-century human rights investigations” after publishing his Casement Report on the Congo in 1905, and then for his important investigations of human rights abuses in Peru for which the British Government knighted him. Casement was a British diplomat of Irish extraction, humanitarian activist, Irish nationalist, and poet and when … Continue reading
Brit singer/songwriter Tom Robinson started his band in 1976 and their debut punk rock album went ‘gold’ just two years later. TRB, as the band were known, were voted “Best New Band” and “Best London Band” for the year 1977 by listeners at the Capital Radio Music Awards. Like many of the ‘new wave’ groups of … Continue reading
London’s National Portrait Gallery has a stunning new Exhibit that beautifully documents the vibrant 1980s London art and club scene with photographs of many of its gay stylish leaders such as Leigh Bowery, Derek Jarman and Gilbert & George. Before We Were Men is the work of photographer David Gwinnut who has captured the generation … Continue reading
This wonderful parody of a 1950’s Public Service Announcement from actor/director Jaime Donohue starring Robert Gant and Cady Hoffman premiered at Sundance in 2004, and is still as hilarious and fresh as ever.
This remarkable National Geographic documentary How We Got Gay made in 2013, tells the powerful story of the struggle for gay rights, from the 40’s and 50’s to the present day. It tells the incredible story of how gay men and women went from being the ultimate outsiders to occupying the halls of power, with a profound … Continue reading