During the Golden Age of Hollywood in the s, actors and actresses shot to fame—but only if they tailored their images to the demands of the big studios. For LGBT actors, that often meant marrying a person of the opposite sex. The early 20th century represented a unique time for LGBT people in the country. Throughout the Roaring Twenties , men dressed as women and gender non-conformity and queerness weren't as taboo in big cities as they would be years later. These marriages were arranged by Hollywood studios between one or more gay, lesbian or bisexual people in order to hide their sexual orientation from the public.
One of our favorite alt country bands just dropped a steamy -- yet tender -- new video for their song "I Don't Know What To. Indiana Queen is a group fronted by openly queer Kevin Thornton that is breaking new group in the traditionally conservative, heteronormative genre of country music. When I asked my friends Phillipe and Nick a real life couple in Nashville who star in the video , they brought so much chemistry it morphed into something else, but I really love the end result. Check out the video above and keep your eyes peeled for Indiana Queen's album release next month. Want to see more from this group?
2 men publicly caned for having sex by religious police in Indonesia
A Malaysian man has won the country's first legal challenge against Islamic laws that ban gay sex. He was charged in an Islamic court in with attempting to have "intercourse against the order of nature", and several others in the same case have already pleaded guilty and were caned as a punishment. In Thursday's landmark case, the legislation banning gay sex was enacted in Selangor state, outside Kuala Lumpur. Multi-ethnic Malaysia has a dual-track legal system, with Islamic courts handling some matters for Muslim citizens, and sharia laws set by individual states.
The police officer who arrested Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, in a men's restroom at the Minneapolis airport for allegedly looking to engage in gay sex wrote in his June report that he "recognized a signal used by persons wishing to engage in lewd conduct. Craig tapped his foot up and down and swiped his hand underneath the bathroom stall in which the undercover cop was sitting, according to the police report. Those actions led to Craig's arrest by Detective Dave Karsnia and the senator's guilty plea to a disorderly conduct charge.