great article, but I am afriad your wasting your breath. Its all about how big, how thick, how musclely, haircut and t shirt . In that order. Gay history and rights has lost it way in the gay community today. They dont realise that without all those people that put themselves out so much for us all in the past, there would not be web sites like this.
Actually, Dolly Parton is perhaps the most vocal supporter of gay rights in country music. She appeared on the cover of American LGBT magazine OUT several years ago and in interviews for about the past 30 years consistantly expressed her support for her legions of gay and lesbian fans. For about the past 15 years or so, she has openly called for gay equality, calling it a human rights issue. During the U.S. debate over gay marriage in recent years, she publicly expressed her support on the Oprah Winfrey Show (one of the nation’s most-watched programs) for same-sex marriage. A few years back, she explained her general beliefs about her gay fans to New York City LGBT magazine Next: “I think it’s great when people accept themselves for exactly who they are and accept other people. I think that’s the key to happiness and success. It doesn’t matter who you are, as long as you do that really good. We’re all God’s children. He loves us all the same. We have to learn to love each other and ourselves a little better.” When she and her former manager, openly gay Sandy Gallin, formed their production company, Sandollar Films, its first project was “Common Threads: Stories From The AIDS Quilt,” which won their company the Academy Award for Best Documentary. She calls that one of her proudest moments. And her most recent Academy Award nomination came last year for Best Song for “Travelin’ Thru,” which she wrote about a close transgender friend and which closed out the transgender comedy film “TransAmerica.” This openness and accepting nature, combined with her talent, outrageous personality, and appearance, have endeared her to the gay community worldwide, making her one of our top icons.
I’ve tried to find the talk about Alan Turing, but can’t find it in the events, can you tell me when and where this talk is held?