After a day of shoveling snow my father sat down and stated that he wanted to watch a sappy love story. This isn’t unusual for him as he really appreciates love stories. i immediately went to think of typical romances that my parents and i enjoy, but then i realized that they were all straight romances. And then i wondered, would my parents have the same desire to watch a sappy love story if the couple in the movie were two girls? i’m out to my parents and they’re very supportive of me but i think this is one example of what we deem “normal” in our society because my first instinct and my parents first instinct was certainly not inclusive of gay people.
Gay Women Will Marry Your Boyfriends
Doug Wright, Pulitzer Prize Winner and Tony Award nominee (via jackattack0710)
Holla. That’s my state.
LGBTQ* Films History You Should Know
Can you name the first pro-lesbian film? Can you name the year?
Mädchen in Uniform (Girls in Uniform) released in Germany in 1931 was the first feature-length film to portray a pro-lesbian storyline and relationship. The film is based on the novel (and play) Gestern und heute by Christa Winsloe.
First Photo:The story follows adoring Manuela, played by Hertha Thiele (right) who falls for her teacher Fräuline von Bernburg, played by Dorothea Weick (left). (1931 film)
Second/Third Photo: Remake (1951) of film. Fräuline von Bernburg is played by Lilli Palmer.
(Note: Loving Annabelle (2006) has been compared to these films. The largest similarity is the teacher/student relationship.)
Charley Wilson, better known as “Little Britches’”, born in 1834 in Britain, was a cattle thief from the Indian Nation of Oklahoma. He was seeing a woman called Cattle Annie, who was also his “partner in crime”, and the pair were known to be closely associated with the Wild Bunch (aka: The Doolin-Dalton gang). The Wild Bunch were a gang of outlaws in the 1890s. They robbed banks and stores, held up trains and killed lawmen. They were also known as the Oklahoma Long Riders for the long dusters they wore.
Charley was suspected of foiling the lawmen’s attempts to capture the Wild Bunch by warning the gang when they were in the area. Very little is known about this historical gunfighter and cattle thief except that he lived as a man for over 40 years till he had to move into a facility for the elderly at age 63, where authorities forced him to dress as a woman. Charley is listed as “one of the most famous female outlaws ever to strap on a six gun” despite his masculine dress and choice of male name. We can only guess as to his gender identity being male.