Frank Kameny, who helped organize the first gay rights protest in front of the White House in 1965, has donated more than 70,000 artifacts and papers related to the gay rights movement to the Library of Congress. Kameny: “Nearly fifty years ago, the United States Government banned me from employment in public service because I am a homosexual. This archive is not simply my story; it also shows how gay and lesbian Americans have joined the American mainstream story of expanded civil liberties in the 20th century. Today, by accepting these papers, the nation preserves not only our history but marks how far gay and lesbian Americans have traveled on the road to civil equality.”
When concertgoer heckles her for mocking George Bush, Barbra Streisand snarles back: “Why don’t you shut the f- – – up. If you can’t take a joke, why don’t you leave and get your money back.” And apologies to audience: “I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have lost it.”
Neck cell transplant could end baldness.
Angels in America scribe Tony Kushner at work on a new big, gay play: “It’s been a long time since I’ve written about gay issues. I guess I feel that corners have been turned for me personally and also for the [gay] community and we’re in a different, though unfortunately, not improved era.”