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Trevor Southey, artist and gay Mormon, is dead at 75

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Trevor Southey
His passion -- and penchant for drawing and sculpting the nude form -- often got him in trouble with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ...

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Artist grades his own hate mail; gives poorly worded letter ‘D minus’

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
"My first postal hate mail felt like a healthy progression.”
"The more hate messages you are getting, the more likely you are doing something that is making change." ...

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Duke students reject celebrated book because of gay themes

Monday, August 24, 2015
A page from "Fun Home" by Alison Bechdel.
"I feel as if I would have to compromise my personal Christian moral beliefs to read it." ...

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We were here: The gay rub of history comes to St. Louis

Sunday, August 23, 2015
A team of volunteers from across the globe have put black crayon to paper to record signs, tombstones, cenotaphs, plaques and monuments to draw attention to the LGBT events and individuals under-represented or under-appreciated within history.
The Gay Rub is a collaborative project showcasing a collection of over 100 rubbings from important markers of LGBT history. ...

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Artist recreates ‘Vanity Fair’ cover with Caitlyn Jenner death threats

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Detail from Conor Collins' Caitlyn Jenner piece
His artwork is a response to all the negative comments he saw spreading across social media. ...

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Student’s art of two young men kissing stirs controversy at Canadian high school

Monday, February 2, 2015
A mural of two teens kissing was originally approved by the school principal was covered up following complaints.
A high school student's mural of two young men kissing is causing some controversy at the small school north of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. ...

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Alabama photography exhibit explores dynamics of youths’ sexual identity

Sunday, April 27, 2014
Foster Noone, 17, of Pelham, Ala., looks at a personal photo in a new exhibit featuring images of young people with varied sexual identities and preferences during the installation of the work in Birmingham, Ala. Self-identified as gender fluid, Noone is among a dozen young people who posed for photos in the exhibit, which opened Wednesday, April 23, at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.
For many, it's difficult to understand Foster Noone's sexual identity. The 17-year-old uses the labels of bisexual, trans and gender neutral all at once. A photography exhibition that opened at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute on Wednesday night seeks to ...

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LGBT History Month profile: First out black writer Bruce Nugent

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Bruce Nugent was a writer and artist during the Harlem Renaissance. He was the first out black writer. ...

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LGBT History Month profile: Artist Touko Laaksonen, a.k.a. ‘Tom of Finland’

Friday, October 18, 2013
Tom of Finland was an artist whose sexually charged drawings of musclemen impacted gay culture. He is known as the most influential creator of homoerotic images. ...

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Rising Above: Bullying victims express themselves through art

Sunday, August 4, 2013
You Will Rise Project FREAK, by Morven Fik
Bullying can happen at home or at school, or both, and each case is unique. Some of the time, bullies themselves have been victimized and opt to use their feelings of hate or frustration and project it on others. Part ...

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