Tag Archives: LGBT History

No Gay Mayor For Dallas

Openly gay Dallas mayoral candidate Ed Oakley lost today in that city’s runoff election, defeated by retired businessman Tom Leppert. Surprising poll workers, today’s runoff seems to have had higher turnout than last month’s general election. Oakley, who is CFO of a company that owns several Dallas gay bars, called Leppert late today to concede and congratulate him on his ...

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The First Gay Mayor Of A Major U.S. City?

Dallas’ openly gay mayoral candidate Ed Oakley is in the final stretch of his campaign as the city prepares for next week’s runoff election. Will Oakley become the first openly gay mayor of a major American city? Current polls show the candidates in a dead heat. The Victory Fund, which supports LGBT candidates nationwide, has issued a letter thanking Oakley ...

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20 Years Of ACT-UP In Photos

A photographic retrospective of the work of Chuck Stollard covering the 20 years of ACT-UP’s Los Angeles chapter will run June 16th -July 21st at LA’s Drkrm Gallery: Drkrm. Gallery proudly announces the opening of SILENCE=DEATH: Los Angeles AIDS Activism 1987 – 2007, slated for a June 16th opening and running through July 21st. Commemorating the 20th anniversary of ACT ...

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Bisexual Wins Seat In NY State Assembly

On Tuesday, openly bisexual Micah Kellner won his special election to the New York State Assembly, defeating Republican, yet gay-friendly and progressive, Gregory Camp. Kellner is the first openly bisexual person ever elected to the state Assembly and joins as the fifth openly LGBT person presently serving in the state legislature. The Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund released a statement: ...

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The Handmaiden Of The Quilt

Gentle readers, with the author’s permission, I am posting a late comment to last month’s post regarding the NY Times article about the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Gert McMullin is the “Handmaiden Of The Quilt”, the person directly responsible for its maintenance, repair, and upkeep. Here’s her beautiful and touching message: Joe, the following is in response to some of your ...

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