Christopher Reeve, courageous activist for stem cell research and male screen icon, is dead at 52.
A true Superman, he was as heroic in life as the characters he played on screen. Reeve, like plenty of screen hunks, at times also fought rumors that he was gay. Yet rather than deny those rumors, he played into them. Who can forget the (at the time) shocking scene in Deathtrap when he went to kiss Michael Caine? Caine famously said afterward, “I can tell you that Christopher Reeve is not homosexual. When we kissed in Deathtrap, he didn’t close his eyes.”
It’s National Coming Out Day.
A young gay man’s courageous letter.
NYT launches T: Design.
Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival opens Friday.
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America releases study on vowel production and sexual orientation: “Gay men produced a more expanded vowel space than heterosexual men. However, the vowels of GLB speakers were not generally shifted toward vowel patterns typical of the opposite sex. These results are inconsistent with the conjecture that innate biological factors have a broadly feminizing influence on the speech of gay men and a broadly masculinizing influence on the speech of lesbian/bisexual women…”