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.
The legendary photographer Bob Mizer’s career really took off in 1947 when he was convicted of the unlawful distribution of obscene material through the US mail. He had always been one who was known for pushing boundaries in his work, and in an era when the mere suggestion of male nudity was not only frowned upon but … Continue reading