Category Archives: The Celluloid Closet

Vito Russo’s documentary surveys  Hollywood depictions of homosexuals and attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.

The Celluloid Closet: Viva Vito’s Gay Rights Legacy!

On June, 26, 2015, the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage, and the world erupted in joy to celebrate gay rights. Rainbow flags flew with pride, the White House lit up in rainbow colors, and millions of Facebook users commemorated the occasion by adding a rainbow to their profile pictures. However, in the midst of the euphoria, there was not one mention of Vito Russo that I remember. That is akin to Americans forgetting Martin Luther King, Jr. while appreciating what the Civil Rights Movement has achieved for African-Americans. Continue reading The Celluloid Closet: Viva Vito’s Gay Rights Legacy!

Human Diversity: Are You Still Blissfully Ignorant?

It seems strange that our understanding of human diversity is still so shallow in 2016, especially about our gender differences. Shouldn’t this particular human difference be one that we all know a lot about by now? It’s often the case however that we cover our ignorance or discomfort with certain topics by laughing about them. Continue reading Human Diversity: Are You Still Blissfully Ignorant?