Art & Design

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Do You Know the Signposts of the LGBT Revolution?

Historians regard symbols as one way of determining the unique  characteristics of a culture. Sometimes the signifiers are auditory — much the way first responders’ sirens...

Share a Perfect Day in Manhattan with Fashion Guru Tim Gunn

Fashion guru Tim Gunn has become nearly as celebrated a part of New York as the landmarks that surround his Manhattan home. His grace, wisdom and urbane charm helped propel TV’s...

How to Seamlessly Integrate a Workspace into Any Home

In recent years, the workplace has been transformed by technology and the rise of the telecommuter. Many Americans are working primarily from home now, while others are taking...

See the Revolutionary Fashions of Gay Designer Rudi Gernreich

Designer Rudi Gernreich was one of the few working in the fashion industry of the swinging ’60s who actually changed the world around him through his creations....

The Met Pays Tribute to the Art of Camp in a New Exhibit

Camp is defined as being “deliberately exaggerated and theatrical in style, typically for humorous effect.” It’s long been a term applied to a number of LGBTQ-related...

Choosing New Contemporary Furniture for Your Home

Add a touch of chic to your digs with the clean lines and sculptural forms of modern furniture. Many people say they love modern furniture, but they often don’t really know what...

4 Inspiring Quotes from Lesbian Filmmaker Barbara Hammer, Dead at 79

Experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer was an extraordinary artist and member of the LGBTQ community. She was a pioneer in putting feminism on film, and she explored lesbian...

See Most of Pablo Picasso’s Blue and Rose Period in One Place

If you admire the work of Pablo Picasso, you may want to put Switzerland on your travel itinerary this spring. In February, the Foundation Beyeler launched one of the most...

Keith Haring: Artist, AIDS Activist and a Casualty of the Crisis

It took less than 10 years for artist Keith Haring to rise to international fame using little more than outlines and primary colors. He was dead from AIDS complications by age 31....

Meet the Comics Creator Who Brought X-Men’s Iceman Out of the Closet

sina grace was determined to be an indie graphic storyteller. then he got the chance to help a superhero come out of the closet. Out of the closet and into the limelight, comic...

Harry Bush May Be the World’s Best Unknown Gay Erotic Artist

Harry Bush, an expert at depicting the male form, might be the best gay erotic artist unknown to the public. Bush loathed gay culture, which he regarded as shallow. He was...

Tom of Finland Set the Standard for Gay Erotic Art

Known as Tom of Finland, Touko Laaksonen is credited for setting the standard for gay erotic art. He created an out-of-reach and impossible to ignore image of gay masculinity...