Category: gay pride

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Keith Haring photographed by Jeannette Montgomery Barron, 1985.

“This was taken in Keith’s studio on lower Broadway. Every single inch of his walls was covered with drawings. I really didn’t have to do anything – Keith just went through his poses while I snapped the shutter. ”

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Artist Keith Haring attends the PRO-Peace Benefit to Raise Funds for the Great Peace March at the Palladium in New York City

on January 18, 1986. 

Photos by Ron Galella

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Mae West and Raquel Welch in “Myra Breckinridge” (1970)

There were reports of conflicts between Raquel Welch and Mae West during filming.

Raquel Welch portrays a gay man who has a sex change and transforms into Myra Breckinridge.

Mae West

portrays

Leticia Van Allen, a casting agent. This was her first film role since 1943.

She was responsible for getting a then-unknown Tom Selleck cast as one of her studs in the film. 

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Keith Haring photographed by Marcus Leatherdale as Santa Claus, 1987.

Liza Minnelli and her husband

David Gest accept an award for Michael Jackson during the Songwriters Hall of Fame Awards at the Sheraton Hotel in New York City on June 13, 2002.

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Gavin Rossdale and his former male lover, British pop singer Peter “Marilyn” Robinson.

In his 1995 autobiography Take It Like A Man, Boy George wrote that in the 1980s Rossdale had an affair with the British singer Peter Robinson, a.k.a. Marilyn. Initially Gavin and Marilyn denied the story. Then in 2009, Marilyn confirmed it to InTouch magazine and said they had been “together five years” in the 1980s.

Marilyn also said, “Gavin and Gwen are perfect for each other, but he was the love of my life.” In 2010, Rossdale admitted to Details magazine that it had been an experimentation and “part of growing up”. 

In August 2015 after news of Gwen Stefani filing for divorce Marilyn said to Radar Online, “He called our relationship an experimentation, indiscretion of youth. Our experiment went on for five years! If you don’t live in your own truth, whatever it may be, how can you be happy? You’re not at peace with yourself.”

Klaus Nomi photographed by William Coupon, 1979

Keith Haring painting a mural on Houston Street and Bowery in New York City, 1982.  

(Photos by Martha Cooper)

Keith Haring attends Steve Rubell’s Funeral Service on July 27, 1989 at Riverside Memorial Chapel in New York City. 

(Photos by Ron Galella)

Keith Haring painting a mural on the Berlin Wall nearby Checkpoint Charlie on October 23, 1986.

On August 31, 1961 construction started on the Berlin Wall, tearing apart the German capital. Until its demolition in 1989, the Wall was a symbol of Soviet oppression and a literal representation of the ‘Iron Curtain’ between East and West. During the rise of the graffiti art movement in the 1980s, the West Berlin side of the Wall became a Mecca for street artists. Keith Haring, the New York artist credited with bridging the gap between the street and the gallery, was invited by the Director of the Checkpoint Charlie Museum to paint on the Wall. Haring created a 350-foot mural, intended to symbolism the solidarity of the divided peoples of Berlin.

In Haring’s words: “I decided on a subject, which is a continuous interlocking chain of human figures, who are connected at their hands and their feet – the chain obviously representing the unity of people as against the idea of the wall. I paint this in the colors of the German flag – black, red and yellow.”