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LGBTQ-FRIENDLY MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES

 
 
Adonis Art. London's leading commercial gay art gallery
 
ARTS Sebastian Moreno: Gay art gallery in L'Escala (Girona) Spain, presents art, handcrafts and design objects by local and world artists. We do commission art works such as portraits customized t-shirts, jewels, and can sell by internet and ship world wide ondon's leading commercial gay art gallery.
 
Bert Green Fine Arts, formerly Circle Elephant Art. A virtual gallery featuring work by a number of lesbian and gay artists.

Bridge Gallery.
The mission of Bridges Gallery is to give voice and vision to the imagination and insight of Gay and Lesbian photographers throughout the world.


Erotic Male Art. Paintings drawings, phootgraphs and more.
 
Fine Art for Men: offering an eclectic mix of original European art, photography and antiques with masculine themes.
 
Gay Art Gallery. Exhibit and sale of artworks by Gay artists ..
 
Homobilia is your source for one-of-a-kind, rare, and unusual gay art, memorabilia and vintage erotica. For years we've collected what we love. Now it's time to share our passion with you.
 
Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation is a non-profit arts Foundation, committed to providing a forum to further the awareness and appreciation of Lesbian and Gay art.
 
The Lyman-Eyer Gallery specializes in modern and contemporary fine art by 32 local and regional artisans, with 14 concentrating on the male figure including Steve Walker, Michael Breyette, Robert Sherer. We are the 'go to' gallery for male figurative art in the gay resort of Provincetown, MA.

Museum of Modern Art, The MOMA in NYC.
 
The National Museum of Women in the Arts. "The only museum in the world dedicated exclusively to recognizing the contributions of women artists." An important and valuable resource: just don't look for the word 'lesbian.'
 
New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York In honor of their extraordinary exhibition, Fever: The Art of David Wojnarowicz. (Jan. '99 Site of the Month)
 
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
The Stowitts Museum and Library Dedicated to the work of Hubert Julian Stowitts and other 20th century artists who made significant contributions to art and culture yet were overlooked or neglected by mainstream art establishments. (Sept. '97 Site of the Month)
 
Utopia Gallery from Bangkok,Thailand, presents art galleries featuring the male Asian body by a variety of gay graphic artists and photographers including Iskandar, Janun Ionn, Jun, Sadao Hasegawa, Photos by Biron, Symon, Tan Peng, Patrick Debremme, and Ed Freeman.
 
Vatican Museum No one in the history of art has been more interested in depicting the male nude than Michelangelo. The Sistine Chapel, Galleria delle Statue and much more. Villa Lila is the local GLBT center in Nijmegen, Netherlands. We have been organizing monthly art shows for about 15 years. (Text in Dutch)

Andy Warhol Museum Museum tour, Archives Study Center, film and video programs and a Call for Papers.
 
Yerba Buena Center for the Artspresents art and arts education that emphasize the diverse artists and communities of the San Francisco Bay Area. Presentations by local, national and international artists serve to engage audiences in Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Film/Video and Education Programming.
 

LINKS TO LGBTQ WEBSITES

 
Art of Love an online magazine about erotic art, photography & sexual themed computer games. We feature art from hundreds of artists in galleries and articles,
including gay art and male erotica.
 
Artists Wanted is a new organization aimed at providing consistent opportunities for highly-talented yet undiscovered artists to gain recognition on a large scale. The website hosts a series of competition open internationally that allow artists the chance to get their work seen within the professional art world. Their first major competition is going on now, and the site will become a consistent and on-going resource for new competitions.
 
Autostraddle.com is an intelligent, hilarious & provocative voice and a progressive online community for a new generation of kickass lesbian, bisexual & otherwise inclined ladies.
 
Flying Wolf Studiooffers a stunning collection fine art nudes created in vivid pastel and watercolor media. Flying Wolf Studios offers these amazing pieces in limited and open edition prints, as well as original works of art.
 
Gay Art BlogGay and homoerotic art is more than porn. Of course - it is sometimes porn as well, but often gay art is more interesting when it takes a broader view of a gay mans life and condition. Read the Gay Art Blog for a weekly review of gay art and gay artists on the internet.
  
Gay Romania: Gay and lesbian resources and lifestyle in Romania.
 

 Gay Utopia is an online symposium devoted to exploring that ideal realm in which gender, sexuality, and identity dissolve. It includes poetry, artwork, comics, personal essays, reviews, fiction, drama, slash, and more by Ursula K. Le Guin, Jennifer Baumgardner, Dame Darcy, Johnny Ryan, Ariel Schrag, Julia Serano, Michael Manning, Matt Thorn, Neil Whitacre, Edie Fake, and a host of other contributors.

 
Glasgay! Scotland's only annual gay and lesbian arts festival, aims to provide the best and most innovative lesbian and gay art across a wide range of disciplines, and to present and promote the work of local artists alongside quality work from throughout the country and abroad.
 
GLBT World Resources. New (2008) Google online resources of interest to members of the GLBT community.
 
Good As You! LGBT news and information presented with an irreverent spin. Our tone is light, but our message is firm: We will not sit back and be led to a society that favors discrimination over diversity.
 
HOMOTOPIA.TV. The TV Video archive blog from Liverpool, England.
 
Chez Netgai A selected list of interesting and useful Gay French websites (Text in French).
 
Pablo Picasso, cubism history
How and why Pablo Picasso created cubism. Comprehensive study of the art of Pablo Picasso, the quintessential male heterosexual artist of the 20th Century who glorified the female nude and only occasionally focused on the male nude.
 
Pink Art Gallery: First homoerotic art gallery in Brussels, Belgium
 
Pink Pasty (blog): LGBT news from Cornwall, UK. Read about this homophobic police conduct towards male Art in Cornwall.
 
On the Purple Circuit: Promoting GLQBT theatre and performance throughout the world with newsletters, contact information, and resources.
 
Priapean Tomes. The largest online catalog of Gay antiquarian materials, offering a growing selection of out-of-print art and photography books.
 
Queer Horror. This site is devoted to exploring the horror genre and its inclusion of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and the transgendered. It's a place where queer folk can explore their interests in, or connections with, the horror genre.he largest online catalog of Gay antiquarian materials, offering a growing selection of out-of-print art and photography books.
 
Renner Gallery. Exclusive representative for the photographic works of Robert John Guttke and Mark Jenkins. Representative for the photographic works of circus by Gregory Bartning. Largest online catalog of Gay antiquarian materials, offering a growing selection of out-of-print art and photography books.
 
The Sacred Atinoüs. Erotically charged, explicitly illustrated queer-themed historical fiction about the Roman Emperor Hadrian and his young Greek lover, Antinoüs.
 
San Francisco Public Library James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center is a research center devoted to the documentation of lesbian and gay history and culture by collecting, preserving and providing access to material on all aspects of the LGBT experience.
 
Visual Artist Information Hotline, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts, is a free national information service for individual artists working in all visual arts media. The Hotline empowers artists by providing them with complete information about resources to facilitate their work. Artists can speak directly with staff by calling (800) 232-2789 -1 5 PM EST, Monday through Friday or can email hotline@nyfa.org.
 
WebCastro. An online magazine and virtual community featuring the businesses, culture, and people of the Castro district of San Francisco.
 

LGBTQ ORGANIZATIONS 

 

Artmatters. A private foundation devoted to providing direct support to contemporary artists. Includes The Critical Needs Fund for Photographers with HIV/AIDS and an unusual catalog of artist-designed gifts.

Arts Wire. Run by The New York Foundation for the Arts, this site offers news, grants, even job listings to help artists make art.

Black & Lesbian Gay Organizations. Extensive listing of gay organizations maintained by BLK publishing (Blackfire, Black Lace, Kuumba magazines),

California LGBT Arts Alliance.  Promotes artistic and financial partnerships that strengthen and deepen the cooperative relationship among Californians LGBT non-profit arts organizations and individual artists.

The Estate Project for Artists with AIDS, 581 Santa Monica Boulevard, #400 West Hollywood, CA 90069 (310-652-1282).

Gala Choruses is the world's only association committed to serving the lesbian and gay choral movement, providing leadership through excellence in the choral arts, with 160 member choruses and 8,000 singers around the world.   

Gender DynamiX, founded in July 2005, is the first transgender association established in Africa. This association works towards a world in which each person has the freedom to express their own gender - whether it corresponds to their born sex or not.  

The GLBT Historical Society of Northern California. From the time of the Gold Rush to Queer Nation and the AIDS pandemic, the Historical Society's collections in San Francisco save our diverse histories for future generations.  

The Glasgow Gay & Lesbian Centre provides the only space for LGBT artists to exhibit their work in Scotland.  

Asian AIDS Information Archive: for extensive list of resources maintained on Utpia-asia.com website based in Thailand, click on AIDS HIV link on home page.

International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission. The mission of IGLHRC is to secure the full enjoyment of the human rights of all people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of sexual orientation or expression, gender identity or expression, and/or HIV status. A US-based non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO), IGLHRC effects this mission through advocacy, documentation, coalition building, public education, and technical assistance.

Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation. Contact: Wayne Snellen, director, 127 Prince St., New York, NY 10012 (212-673-7007). LLGAF is a nonprofit gallery and archive dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of lesbian and gay art that may be endangered because of censorship, prejudice and misunderstanding.

Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center. Free Internet access, educational programming, career center, gallery, café and much more.

National Association of Black & White Men Together (NABWMT). A gay, multiracial, multicultural organization committed to fostering supportive environments wherein racial and cultural barriers can be overcome and the goal of human equality realized.  

Names Project. A beautiful site that evokes the spirit of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Queer Cultural Center (Qcc). Founded in 1993, Qcc is a multidisciplinary arts presenting organization that conducts artistic and interpretive programs exploring queer identity issues.

SF International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Presented by Frameline, the San Francisco Festival recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.

The Charles M. Holmes San Francisco LGBT Community Center.

Tom of Finland Foundation A "safe haven" for masculine male erotic art. includes gallery, newsletter, calendar of events and extensive links pages.

 Toxic Titties is a Los Angeles based collaborative group of feminist artists working with performance, video, and film, bringing a subcultural phenomenon into the frame of conceptual art. Using pleasure and play, the group mutates with each performance to include a multiplicity of participants and embody queer perversions of cultural ideals. .

Triangle Artist Group. Virtual gallery by collective of more than 100 Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual artists in the Washington D.C. area.

Visual Aidis a nonprofit organization serving professional visual artists with life-threatening illnesses in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Visual AIDS. Gallery comprised of works selected from the Visual AIDS' Archive Project. We invite guest curators to select 15-20 works from the Archive for a six-week exhibition. Begun in 1994, the Archive Project is the largest national slide archive of works by artists with HIV/AIDS.

 

LGBTQ CULTURE & LITERATURE

 
Amaranth Womyn Lesbian Community & Magazine: venue for womyn artists to display and promote their art, paintings, and photography to writings of all kinds.
 
Arts Extra! is a Queer positive online publication by Jamie Windborne who covers news, features and the fanfare of the San Francisco arts community.
 
Behind the Mask is a web magazine on Gay and Lesbian affairs in Africa, based in Johannesburg, SA. You might be interested in our arts and culture section or our links to LGBT organisations and websites in various African countries.
 
Blithe House Quarterly: a site for gay short fiction invites you to browse its latestedition.  
 
Bookstorming.com. A Paris-based online resource for contemporary art publications, editions and artists' books.  
The Cockettes. The rise and fall of the legendary San Francisco theatrical troupe, 1969-1972.

Steven Cohen. Gay, Jewish performance artist of some infamy based in SouthAfrica.
 
Concharbooks 50+ categories, from antiquarian first-editions to all types of fiction. A fn and extensive gay-owned bookstore with a radical Celtic flavour, selling to all over the world from Cardiff, Wales.
 
CreamDrops. An Art and Literary Journal for Gay Men published by David Olin Tullis in Saint Louis, Missouri with current and back issues available free online.  
 
The Quentin Crisp Archives preserves and maintains the manuscripts, artworks by and about, and various artifacts related to the life and legend of Quentin Crisp for the purpose of education, research and the promotion of his philosophy of individuality, self acceptance and tolerence., editing, coaching, and related resources.
 
GALA Magazine/ Gay And Lesbian Artists - giving voice to unseen, unheard, and undiscovered artists within the gay and lesbian community.
 
The Harvard Gay & Lesbian Review is widely considered the premier forum for discussion and analysis of contemporary gay, lesbian and bisexual ideas and literature.

Isolated Instances. Short fiction of the Lesbian Angst persuasion, and an annotated directory of other quality GLBT fiction and literature resources.

Juha, a Queer Palestinian Hip Hop outfit based in Hawai'i.

Kyle's Bed & Breakfast, a warm, uplifting comic strip showing gay men dealing with life issues, created by Greg Fox.

La Marchesa Luisa Casati. Devoted to the extraordinary life and legend of the Marchesa Luisa Casati, incomparable artistic muse, patron to numerous Gay & Lesbian artists, and cult icon. Also be sure to check out Infinite Variety, the new bio of the Marchesa. (Nov.'01 Site of the Month)

Lesbian Movie Reviews. Interesting and entertaining lesbian movies in many different genres. You can submit your own review, too!

Lodestar Quarterly. New fiction, poetry, and drama by some of today's finest gay, lesbian, and queer writers.

NYU's Downtown Collection A research collection at New York University that is preserving the archives of Dennis Cooper,David Wojnarowicz, Tim Dlugos, David Trinidad, and others involved in the Queer scene of the last 25 years. Available for public use.

A Real Read. Chicago's premiere LGBT African American performance ensemble, represents a community living under a dual minority status. Through poetry, prose and plays, the ensemble strives to give a voice to a community often silenced, while offering performances that reflect the universal.

Rhizome is a comprehensive resource for information and critical writing about what's going on at the intersection of emerging technology and contemporary art.
 
Arthur Rimbaud. The Drunken Boat: the 19th Century gay life and poetry of Arthur Rimbaud who is considered by many critics to be France's greatest poet.
 
The Sacred Antinous. Erotically charged illustrated queer-themed historical fiction about the Roman Emperor Hadrian and his young Greek lover Antinous. "My vision for the project," states creator Shawn Postoff, "is one that combines the online writing with staged performances and visual arts including original mosaics, drawing and painting,"
 
SF International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival. Presented by Frameline, the Festival recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.
 
Solanas Online. We want to offer a resource to queer kids all over the planet in search of an alternative to XY magazine, Ani Difranco, and the token "Real World" Fag on this season's run. (May '03 Site of the Month)
 
Songs from the Age of the Closet. A compilation of art songs written by gay composers from the 19th and early 20th centuries, performed by Elif Savas and Martin Hennessy.

spoonfed:amerika. an extraordinary site for those people who refuse to be categorized; who strive for growth, understanding and peace. It is for anyone who can express the complexity of the human experience visually or in written form and wants to contribute to a greater understanding for the rest of us. (Oct. '01 Site of the Month)

Stonewall Chorale. The Stonewall Chorale is the oldest gay and lesbian chorus in the U.S.

Strange de Jim: one of the reasons why San Francisco is not New York, or Tulsa, or Chernobyl, or any other place.
 
Suspect Thoughts . A journal of subversive writing, with illustrations by Tim Slowinski. (June '001 Site of the Month)

Theoretical.com: A fantastic (though sometimes grim) journey that begins in the queer underground music and art scene of LA in the early 1980's, documenting some of those who fell during The Plague (AIDS) and what some of the survivors are up to now.
 
Timil Deeps. Home of the comic strip, '52 TIMIL DEEPS! Featuring new episodes, FREE DEEPS stuff, online shopping, character information, contests and games.
 
Karl Heinrich Ulrichs: a Website in the form of a festschrift / memory book created to commemorate the 175th jubilee birthday of Gay activist Karl Heinrich Ulrichs.
 
Uncle Donald's Castro Street is a collection of stories and pictures about the San Francisco Castro district in the 1970's, including an extensive Harvey Milk section.
 
Walt Whitman Hypertext Archive presents digitized images of Whitman's writings in their original documentary forms. This is a fascinating example of the power of the web to make the rarest of manuscripts accessible to everyone.
 
Wild Hearts: Lesbian Sacred Sexuality & Arts features photography, poetry and music by Elsa Gidlow, Jennifer Berezan, and Marcelina Martin.
 
World History of Male Love. A very interesting site intended to bring back into the light of common knowledge the examples of those societies - our own ancestors - that integrated the love of one male for another into the social fabric.

Sexual Orientation and Homosexuality: Frequently Asked Questions
 
What is sexual orientation?
Sexual orientation refers to the sexual preference of a person, defining them as heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual. Sexual orientation refers to the behaviors and desires associated with sexual actions and has nothing to do with biology or gender.
  
What causes a person to have a particular sexual orientation?
There are several different factors that can play into a person developing a particular sexual orientation. Though there have been no clear cut links to anything that causes a particular sexual orientation—there are several different theories as to what causes sexual orientation. There is a constant battle between nature vs. nurture. The consensus seems to be that most people have little or no choice about their sexuality. Childhood experiences, good or bad, could play a role in the developing orientation.
   
Is sexual orientation a choice?
Though there are many people who may believe sexual orientation is a choice, sexual orientation happens. It's not something a person can just wake up one morning and say, “I don't want to be straight.” With the social stigma surrounding homosexuality today, to say it's a choice would insinuate that people are choosing to make their lives harder, and instinct tends to lead us all to the easier path. Though we are unsure of what exactly causes an orientation, we do know little to no choice is made on behalf of the individual. You have no control over who you are going to be attracted to and want to begin dating, it's a natural inclination towards a certain person no matter their gender.
 
Is homosexuality a mental illness or emotional problem?
Until 1973, homosexuality was thought to be a mental illness in need of a cure. The fact of the matter is that homosexuality is not a mental illness or mental problem, no matter how much some people choose to view it that way. A famous psychologist, Alfred Kinsey, developed the the theory that everyone has homosexual tendencies, and created the Kinsey Test. The Kinsey Test asks questions and has a scale that identifies a person's level of homosexuality, either as homosexual, slightly homosexual, bi-sexual, heterosexual, slightly heterosexual, or asexual.

Behavior associated with both homosexuality and heterosexuality is completely normal and associated with human sexuality in general. There is no mental illness or emotional problem that causes homosexuality.

 

Why is the "coming out" process difficult for some gays and lesbians?
For many gays and lesbians, “coming out” to parents, co-workers, friends, and other family members can be a difficult process because of the social stigmas surrounding the topic. Sometimes, they fear what others will think of them, how people will act toward them and how being honest with themselves and the others around them will impact their lives.
  
It is hard for many to accept the way they will be viewed in the public eye, the eye of the government as they lose many rights they would maintain by presenting themselves as heterosexual, and if they have not already established a relationship with a partner, having the courage to present themselves in the community could all impact how difficult “coming out” is for them.
 
What are some ways to help lesbians and gay men overcome existing discrimination?
The most important thing lesbians and gay men can do to help overcome prejudice and discrimination against them is to be true to themselves and others around them, allowing themselves to be open in society. There are many different support groups in the community and many heterosexual people show support for homosexuals. The more involved lesbians and gays become in fighting against these prejudices and discrimination against them, the more they are doing to stop them.
  
Can therapy change sexual orientation?
No. Therapy cannot change sexual orientation because sexual orientation is not an illness or ailment that needs a treatment. Therapy should not be used to attempt to alter the sexual orientation of anyone, because sexual orientation is something that comes naturally to a person—and there is nothing wrong with anything a person feels toward another.
  
Why is it important for society to be better educated about homosexuality?
It is important for society to be better educated about homosexuality because the more people know, the more they can understand. The more people understand, the more receptive society will become to accepting lesbians and gays for who they are, rather than their sexual preferences. As society becomes more educated and open minded, people will be able to “come out” and enjoy their lives with less fear and become closer to one day sharing equal rights.
 

Resources for More Information on Sexuality

American Psychological AssociationLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns Office
750 First Street, NE. Washington, DC 20002
E-mail

Mental Health America (formerly the National Mental Health Association)
2000 N. Beauregard Street, 6th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
Main Switchboard: (703) 684-7722
Toll-free: (800) 969-6MHA (6642)
TTY: (800) 433-5959
Fax: (703) 684-5968

2261 Market Street, PMB #296
San Francisco, CA 94114

 

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender National Hotline toll-free phone:
1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)

GLBT National Youth Talkline toll-free phone:
1-800-246-PRIDE (1-800-246-7743)

Administrative phone: 415-355-0003

Fax: 415-552-5498

Email address: info@GLBTNationalHelpCenter.org

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LGBTQ+ Drug and Alcohol Treatment Resources

 
Some groups are more at risk than others. One such group is the LGBTQ+ community, primarily due to the various mental health disorders that develop as a result of rejection, abuse, discrimination, and ostracism from society or even their own homes. Many of these individuals struggle with a variety of substances at a higher rate than the heterosexual community. There are resources available to help.
 

Alcohol Rehab Guide -  www.AlcoholRehabGuide.org/Resources/LGBTQ-Alcoholism

The Recovery Village - www.therecoveryvillage.com/resources/lgbtq

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lgbt artists

Davide dell'Acqua. From origfinal pen and ink drawings this artist creates powerful digital cyber art featuring erotic male and female images and architectural forms. A mysterious highly sensual quality permeates the work of this gifted artist from Como, Italy. (May 2008 Site of the Month).
Aleuyar. A visually fascinating site featuring net.art, digital art, web pages, literature, culture and photography (Castellano).
Charles Alexander: His collage, mixed media, acrylics, watercolors, prints, and 3D constructs are energetic-- bursting with color, line and movement.
Augie Alvarez, Phinix Grafix. Paintings and photography.
Kalliope Amorphous. artist and self-taught phootgrapher working with the self portrait as a means of exploring ideas of identity, gender, myth and archetype.
Paolo Angelotti. Sculpture in metal and wood by the Italian artist.
Michelle Auboiron: Painting in Action. Live painting, large size, where the essence of the figurative and the vigorousness of the abstract are reconciled.
Francis Bacon: Even as old as I am, it doesn't stop me from looking at men...as if anything might happen, as if life were about to start again; often when I go out in the evening I flirt as if I were only 50. We ought to be able to change our engines. This is the artist’s privilege—to be ageless. Passion keeps you young, and passion and liberty are so seductive. When I paint I am ageless, I just have the pleasure or the difficulty of painting.  -In conversation, August 13, 1973.
Wolfgang Bauer. An Austrian born oil painter and artist, Wolfgang is known for his expansive use of canvas. Educated in Europe and America, he has exhibited his work throughout the U.S. and many other countries. (April 2007 Site of the Month)
Robert Roane Beard, recent paintings, watercolors and drawings from South Africa by the New York-based artist.
Kurt von Behrmann. Visual artist, arts writer and published poet living and working in Phoenix, Arizona.
Claudio Bindella. Gay, Italian artist in Milan. His paintings mainly concern gay themes and male portraits.
Simon Bell. New paintings of the human body fragmented, by the London artist.
Luis BlancSimon Bell. New paintings of the human body fragmented, by the London artist.hard. Argentine artist from La Rioja whose colorrful "paintings from the end of the world" masterfully blend European influences with pre-Columbian designs. (March 2007 Site of the Month)
Richard Bolingbroke.Lush, joyous and vivid watercolors and monotypes of flowers. (Sept. 2008 Site of the Month)
Marie Bourdages: Mady is an amazing Canadian Lesbian painter from Montreal whose works range from abstract seascapes with fabulous whales to haunting figurative works mostly of women and androgynous characters. (July 2005 Site of the Month)
Michael Breyette.Studio1088 celebrates the athletic male form, though you will find fantasy and whimsical works as well.
Romaine Brooks.She is one of a handful of lesbian painters from the early 20th Century for whom we have substantial documentation. Lots of images. (Text in Italian) ---website is temporarily down---
Hilton Brown: "I like to look at men. My earliest memory of what I now realize was sexual desire was directed towards another boy. That reality has been a constant focus throughout my long life as a man and artist. Since I believe self expression is the reason to be an artist, then it follows that my sexual desire as a gay male is the subject of my art." Works on paper and canvas spanning 40 years with nearly 30 devoted to the male form. Highly recommended. (Site of the month: January 2006)
Marco Brown Maltese artist who exhibits in Tel Aviv. "Marco's paintings are Zen meditations that let you immerse yourself in them. They glow and one feels a light emanating out of them. A single stroke of colour either delinates or creates a visual field and the positive and negative spaces intermingle creating a sensual dance to delight the senses." -Bernadette da Cunha, Artist and Film Director, India.David Carr. Male figures painted by David Carr occupy a void; sometimes taking over the canvas, or just intruding onto it, but their realistic, almost photographic, treatment and his use of light to carve the figure from the background seek to draw the eye into each work and captivate the viewer.
Ray Castro.Surrealistic solutions to personal issues of a gay man, in oil on canvas.
Paul Chisholm.Beautiful paintings of the male form by young Brtish artist.
Peter Colstee. "Painter of the male nude and other stuff."
Francisco Córdoba. Painting by the Costa Rican-born artist living and working in Rome, Italy.
Federico Correa.Contemporary oil paintings by the California-born artist.
Xavier Cortada, paintings by the Cuban-American gay artist, attorney and activist.
Rob Costin. Paintings and drawings in a very attractive site.
Howard Cruse. The kid from Alabama moved to the big city and became an underground cartoonist and gay activist.
Martin Davies, Australian artist using the idea of a labyrinth to display his art online.
Jean Claude Davreux . L'art fantastique de Jean Claude Davreux.
Tony de Carlo is a native Los Angeles painter who captures the spirit of gay Latino California.
Danny Boy Studio. Danny Babineaux creates Artwork of Hairy Bears, Daddies, Mature Men and Muscle. He works in oil, acrylic and graphite. He has become quite well known in the Mature/Bear Communities and sells his work worldwide. (May '07 Site of the Month)
Greg Denton.Bold oil on canvas paintings and poetry by the Washington, D.C. based artist.Drub. Digital illustrations combine photo-pornography with a comic book aesthetic, mixed with humor and pop culture references. The subject matter draws upon images of punks, skaters, skinheads and blue collar workers.
Bart Dick. Fine homo-eotic male art Paper Cuttings and Drawings. Homosexuality as part of nature and related to otherworlds.
Bruce Eves: Bruce has two sites you'll want to visit, an introduction to his work, and My Idea of Fun, conceptually-based digital work which navigates the area between desire and despair.
Fagart. Work by Dan Pillers. "My intent is not to lessen or dismiss the work of others but rather to acknowledge the individual perspectives, issues of concern and facts of life, as seen through the eyes of gay men."
Daniel Ferguson Gay Canadian artist and illustrator.
Peter Flinsch. "I try to communicate the beauty of the body, of the male body, of the human body, and in a very positive sense. I'm not trying to take the body apart - I see it as a whole. I'm optimistic about the body. I say yes to the body. I don't deny it. I never have."
Sandrine Follère. Featuring sculpture, pastels, watercolors and paintings by the French artist. (Jan '09 Site of the Month)
Peter Foss. Focusing on the vibrant gay scene in Berlin, Germany, he seeks to explore elements of the fetish scene including subjects such as modern gay leathermen, rubber, uniforms, bondage, and skin identities. Foss' paintings also depict the more mature male body.
Ann Foster In all patriarchies images pervade of women as victims, passive onlookers or receptacles. In her courageous work Ann utilizes the very archetypes that define us turning and twisting them slowly and curiously into 'Warrior Women.' Why not visit onlline this talented Lesbian Artist from the small town of Scarborough,England? (Nov. '05 Site of the Month)
Michael Freed. This artist from Santa Fe, New Mexico, works with the male figure in mixed media on panel. "I'm interested in the male nude in the context of composing the body as landscape. Rather than photo realism, I seek an emotional or even ethereal approach to the male form." (Feb. '06 Site of the Month)
Richard Freeman. A wide range of subject matter, but best-known for his vivid portraits.
Gay-Art.ru. Alexey and Alexey – two gay Russian artists in Moscow – believe gay art should be present in everyday surroundings: "We hope it will decorate your life and the interior of your house." In addition to their paintings, drawings, and sculptures, they create original hand painted glass clocks, plates and pendants.
Gilbert and George: The official website is down, but check out the ArtEncyclopedia for a list of their online exhibitions and articles.
Andrew Georgiou:Graphic artist and creator of the comic strip "Mr. Gisby's Totally Gay Pet Shop" which is internationally syndicated and in print in over 100 cites worldwide. The antics of his homo-animals deal with gay issues in a way that skillfully undermines gay bigotery. Comic strips are one of the great popular art forms of our time and this strip explores the most sensitive gay issues with disarminghumor.
Bob Gregory, bronze statue art representing the Nude Male form including erotic artthat ranges from partial nudity to explicit gay male expression.
Aurelio Grisanty, Dominican born artist, served as Director and professor of Graphic Design in both Catholic and Autonoma Universities in Santo Domingo City. His work has captivated audiences on three continents since his first solo show in 1974. (Feb. '01 Site of the Month)
The Art of Hafeez.Autumn, flowers, and human feelings are the inspiration for Hafeez's oil-on- canvas paintings.
Adam Halicki is an international working artist specializing in paintings and drawings: erotic, portrait and travel impressions. His art works are in major\collections. in Canada, USA and Germany.
Paul Hamilton.(temporarily closed) Aged 28 and with no formal art education, Paul was featured in a prestigious coffee-table homoerotica book and given the tag "oneof the world's greatest photographers." "I'm hardly all that," he says, "and still unemployed/homeless/poverty-struck. But I'm beginning to sell some prints online and have further book projects in the works and a lot of critical praise accumulating." Check out his site and see why.(July '02 Site of the Month)
Edd Tokarz Harnas.Blog showing paintings and drawings, portraits andfigures of this Honolulu based graphic artist.
Moxy Hart. Enter the colourful vibrant world of this SouthAfrican artist. Homoerotic art, portraits and studies of the male figure in oils.
Becki Jayne Harrelson.Fine art exploring religious mythology and contemporary social issues.
Maurice Heerdink. Although it is easy to shock through art, I prefer to create a tender, only slightly naughty eroticism that I call "playful eroticism."
Kenneth Hemmerick explores the creative deconstruction and reconstruction of gaypornographic images found on the Internet.
Kole Bentley Hicks: "In its simplest form my work represents the deconstruction and reformation of identity;" abstract and figurative paintings by San Francisco artist, (March 2010 Site of the Month).
Dion Hitchings. My art is primitive narrative, childlike, colorful, self-revealing, erotic, funny, strange and lots of eyes. My inspirations come from many places: people I see and work with, dreams, plants at the nursery, news items, guests on the Jerry Springer show and nature.
Rinaldo Hopf is a visual artist using painting, photography and installation. He deals with issues of Queer identity, history, rebellion, beauty and ecstasy.
Ken Hurd. British artist who creates original screenprint paintings on canvas or small editions on paper. Subject matter ranges from flowers to male nudes.
Iko Studio. Italian stained glass studio of Diego Tolomelli who produces the world's first homo-eotic stained glass panels (June '08 Site of the Month).
Alan Bennett Ilagan. This website features the writing, photography, articles, and projects reflecting the life of a gay man making his way in the world. His first solo photography, "The Eye of the Ego", a visual meditation on the battle between the artist and the ego, took place in 2008 at the Capital DIstrict Gay and Lesbian Community Center in Albany, NY.
Scott Jeffs. Gay artist from Portland, Oregon, Scott's work includes award-winning pencil drawings, pastel landscapes and other works on paper. Inspired by Michelangelo's drawings, his emphasis is on classical and contemporary studies of the male figure. (July '08 Site of the Month).
Jeff Junker – aka Jeff Flasher – is a gay graphic artist actively creative since his teenage years. Different punk scenes, especially the street punk scenes, have influencd his work which uses both profession materials and household items. He's a member of Gay Men, Hardcore Punk and Let There Be Rock! at Redbubble.
David King. Gay artist, based in San Francisco, who creates traditional cut and paste collages on the themes of sexuality, spirituality and HIV.
Chris Komateris reinvigorating the male nude tradition in photography. His website brings the same spirit of innovation to the Internet. That's why we've selected it as (Feb. '99 Site of the Month).
Krayel Art Studio offers an eclectic array of styles, themes and subject matter, from celebrity portraits and abstracts to photo realistic figurative works.
Clarke Lane: an artist, teacher and activist living and working in Providence, Rhode Island. "My hope is that this site will be an intervention into the homogenization of culture and life and not a reproduction of existing queer sites.
Max Lawrence. Website includes a portfolio of abstract work and an extensive slide portfolio including figurative, photography, and video works.
Jeff Long.Long's poetic paintings and works on paper encompass both religious symbolism and postmodern theory.
Loren J. Macias. The ButchDick collection. Just what it sounds like: very Tom ofFinland, but at the same time, oddly elegant.
Madwillow Creekhouse, a gallery dedicated to the work of American artist William Joseph Petrie.
Mara McWilliams is a bipolar Lesbian artist who shares her voice through her art and writing galleries. From mental health articles to essays on the legalization of same sex marriage, her Recovery Through Art website touches on it all. The site is also filled with valuable mental health and LGBT links.
Barry Margolin. Creator of Painted Screen Productions, a website showing story-board Ken doll animated gay streaming videos dealing with iconoclastic Christian subject matter and S&M bondage with whips and cattle prods. We expect to see Margolis' films soon at the major international gay film festivals! Catch them here first and free!
Roberta Marinas. M
y recent body of work addresses the deep spiritual life of manand his inward reflection. My goal is to challenge our perceptions of spirituality and to delve beneath the surface.
Nicolaas Maritz. A South African artist whose colorful, bittersweet work is morecamp than overt, more peculiar than queer.
Mara McWilliams. Outta My Head and In Your Face is a selection of poetry anartwork that chronicles Mara's journey through the depths of mental illness todiagnosis and recovery.
Lawrence E. Miller.Mixed Images Gallery: multi-media artwork.
Sebastian Moreno. Paintings by the Mexican artist.
Dale Moses.Bright colors and simple images reflect artist Dale Moses' puckishview of life.
Maureen Mullarkey. Of three portfolios of my work here, one is devoted to images drawn from New York's Gay Pride Parade. I love medieval art and am attracted to the Pride parade because it provides an example of what Italo Calvino meant when he referred to "the neo-medievalization of contemporary life." Also on site are uncommon paintings of traditional subjects by eight other painters. It matters, I think, that gay subject matter be presented within a larger context--not cordoned off as ghetto art. (Aug. 2000 Site of the Month)
Nikias, designer of an erotic gay themed male jewelry at Esculpta, an ongoing project focused on promoting select works art that are created in limited quantities by free spirited artists and artisans that define their own aesthetic views and principles. These creators intend to stay independent and free from creating designs for mass production and to develop their work imaginatively and creatively.
Blue Fox Gallery,Tony Ivie & Wayne Noffsinger artists, Etna Wyoming.Stoneware, raku and wood-fired pottery. Hand sculpted masks and contemporary jewelry. Etna, Wyoming.
Frederick Nunley. Male Figure Drawings in a range of media.
Evan Oberholster. Paintings focus on the nude within contemporary culture, particularly within the South African context.
Andrew Ogus. Mixed media works on paper, celebrating the beauty of men and exploring ancient mythologies in homoerotic terms.
Per Olund. This Swedish artist's main interest is the image as language, He focuses on the enigma of the male sexuality. "Grotesque pictures which depictslustfulness," writes Olle Bergqvist.
Michael Onona: Art of the New. Combining technical excellence with powerful and unnerving imagery, Michael Onona' s paintings concentrate on depicting and conveying human emotion. Through personal and unconventional visions of beauty his imagery suggests a spiritual depth that challenges our perceptions. (Dec.2000 Site of the Month)
H. Avni Oztopcu. Turkish painter dealing with "the problems of putting the abstractworld which has been established in our minds into an objective shape."
PeepsShow. Dedicated to the sugary goodness of Marshmallow Peeps andMarshmallow Bunnies. They're not just for Easter anymore!
Raphael Perez. Oil paintings, acrylics and illustrations.
Michael Pfleghaar.An artist living and working in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His oilpastel drawings and oil paintings are colorful still-lives and interior studies.
Player Gallery: Darkly erotic and sometimes disturbing paintings with a biastowards religious and skinhead imagery.
Craig Poindexter. Costume and setdesign and new media graphics are some ofthe influences in his fine paintings.
Egon Posselt. German painter who has created gay art for over 50 years. His colorful paintings and black & white drawings are either expressionistic or realistic in style and range in subject matter from erotic male nudes, to landscapes and flowers. His erotic art can be quite whimsical such as his pre-cum leaking banana and hiscock head of John as required by Salome.
Queeristicsis a website showing queer drawing, illustration and thought. How is what someone called a “queer activist lifestyle” represented in drawings? And how can theory input flow back into artwork? Hamburg based aritist, CHRIS CAMPE is looking to connect with other people who are into drawing and illustration and queer activism and theory. (Aug. 2008 - Site of the Month).
. Rainbow Warrior. With colors derived from the rainbow flag, RD's paintings tell the stories of our communities.
Jacki Randall. Self-taught artist, musician/writer whose work first appeared in the early 80's queer press. Included are spiritual and erotic paintings, illustration,cartoons, and tattooing.
Paul Richmond."Drawing upon my own experiences as a young man who was raised in a conservative, Midwestern environment and struggled to come to terms with my homosexuality, I explore deeply personal feelings, insecurities, fears and triumphs in this collection of new paintings titled "Ins and Outs." (June 2007 - Site ofthe Month!)
Rob. Bound In Ink is bear art b/w drawings by Rob, a gifted West Virginia artist and graduate of the Arts Institute of Philadelphia. Web galleries show his recent and commissioned works.
James R. Reinke: Works in a variety of media, including inks, paints, prints and 3-D.The one constant is subject matter: male nudes; gay centric; some female nudes.
Robert Rootenberg. Diseased and injured victims, scars, bruises, nails and wire, botched surgeries, car wrecks and prosthetic devices: this is the world that reflects my work.
Alex Alien Russell: School of Francis Bacon Website displays figure and portrait paintings influenced by Bacon.
Brenden Sanborn. Sanborn's paintings accentuate the beauty and trueness of theromantic union and friendship between men.
Ira C. Smith. Erotic illustrator extrordinaire of the leather community with varied subject matter including rarely seen lesbian bondage.
San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Artist Alliance is a group of Gay and Lesbian artists, craftspeople and photographers who share ideas to collectively exhibit their work.
Sands Murray-Wassink, Amsterdam, Netherlands. "My work is primarily directed at a gay/homosexual/queer white male American, European, and world audience and anyone else who is interested."
Saved By the Belles is an examination of identity, sexuality and memory. The site showcases many artworks by young and established queer artists and invites the community to share its vision. (Sept. '03: Site of the Month)
Scattergood-Moore Drawings: award winning charcoal portrait drawings along with interesting pages on Queer Culture, GLBT artists and resources.
Aaron Sciandra.Graphic artist and sculptor who works with various media includingvideo, paper, neon, metal and candy. Check it out! Nov. 2006 Site of the Month.
Philip Shadbolt. Australian born gay artist based in the UK creates colorful, intricate paintings and prints influenced by his extensive travels throughout India
Tejal Shah. Tejal is a visual artist working with video, photography and installation in Bombay, India. (June '09: Site of the Month)
Douglas Simonson. This internationally celebrated artist works in Honolulu and has been painting professionally for nearly 30 years. His website is his gallery, andcontains over 2,500 Simonson works. April. 2009 Site of the Month.
Trevor Southey. Reconciliation: Africa/Family/Mormon/Gay, a retrospective of the artist's paintings and drawings over the past thirty years.
Scott Andrew Spencer. "Being gay is a gift, a variation on a theme. Love is too powerful to be shaped or confined," states this self taught painter, influenced by Max Beckmann and Milton Avery, whose paintings are featured at the 123 Sohoweb gallery.
John Steczynski.Tradition, Creativity, and the Liturgical Artist.
Kim A. Stringfellow's The Charmed Horizon is a meditation on desire, enchantment, loss and renewal-- and one of the most beautiful sites we've seen in a long time. (Dec.'98 Site of the Month)
Trygve Skogrand.Norwegian artist from Oslo who makes homoerotic art. He worksin digital media, photography and traditional paint.
Alvin Tapia. Paintings evoke emotions of serenity, happiness and peace.
E.A. Taylor. In a world of uncertainty, conflict and brutality, Taylor's animal paintings are reassuring, charming and amusing. They capture and reflect the personality and spirit that explains why we love our pets so much. (Dec. '02 Site of the Month)
Skye Thorstenson. Gay Natve-American/Norwegian film installation artist. His Lost Head Factory, Manufacturers of Conjuration, presents his latest films and over a dozen interesting digital art projects.
Michael Tice.Semi-autobiographical paintings explore desire and loss.
Diego Tolomelli: artist who designs and produces, with IKO Studio, stained glass panels in Rome. The glass is kiln-fired at 650°C fusing the special paints and enamels to the mouth-blown glass. Tolomelli's gay themed panels include The Kiss and Male Nude.
Scott Treleaven. Home of the award-winning paganfaggotpunk filmmaker andwriter. Texts, events, clips + photos. Real under-the-counter-culture.
Henry Scott Tuke, a gay painter of the Newlyn school. With contemporary photographs of Tuke's world.
Tulip Enterprises. Berlin-based artists Hans Booy & Paulus Fugers aim to reach beyond an artworld audience, by showing their installations in international clubs and organizing exhibitions in unusual places. Also visit: New Community: Ironically attacking homophobia by producing "Anti-gay Spray" and battling ignorance by building a giant walk-in HIV-medicine box.
Cristán Vega. Moderrnist gay painter now iliving in remote area of Chile who was unable to obtain political asylum in the US after living 12 years in Los Angeles.
Daryl Vocat. A young Canadian artist who has a lot to say: words and images called "Infestant Propaganda." Powerful and very funny.
Tad j van der Weele. Abstract work, painting and ceramics by the artist from New Mexico.
Christián Vega. Gay artist from Chile: "I am motivated every day by the prospect that with my work as an artist, as a painter, as a gay person, but foremost and as human being that I can make an impact with my work and inspire viewers by capturing their imagination and encouraging them to think of other places, other worlds, other realities that they would not have considered."
A.J. Wagenhals is a gay artist living in N.Y.C. who uses major nightclubs as the forum to display his exuberant paintings.
The Art of Steve Walker. "I paint about life, mine and yours. My sexual orientation is unapologetically, simply part of that."
(July '09 Site of the Month)
Queer(ring) Warhol: Andy Warthol's Self-Portraits. Without a doubt Andy Warhol is one of the most controversial and famous artists of the 20th Century. But his place in art history is coming at a price: suppression of his queer identity. This important exhibition argues that Warhol visibly and consistently performed a queer subjectivity. (Dec. '01 Site of the Month)
Patrick Webb: Punchinello Paintings. The Italian clown, with his phallic nose and dunce cap, attracted Webb instantly. He describes him as “a little like Woody Allen, a bit of a buffoon. He was particular, but also general. He could be repeated. In Punchinello, I found an Everyman who in my paintings is Everygayman”.
Ron Weisberg. Paintings influenced by the early Italian Renaissance.
J.D. Welch. "Before the Altar" is a collection of new paintings by mixed-media queer artist J.D. Welch incorporating themes from popular pornography, art history, and African religion.
Albert Wilking. Tererror Studio - Zombie com -The wonderful world of cloning.