Tagged: Vito Russo

Gay History Month – October 27: Sigmund Freud On Homosexuality, The GAA Invades Harper’s Magazine and the Tragic Murder of Gay Sailor Allen Schindler

n 1935, Freud wrote to a mother who had asked him to treat her son’s homosexuality, a letter that would later become famous:

“I gather from your letter that your son is a homosexual. I am most impressed by the fact that you do not mention this term yourself in your information about him. May I question you why you avoid it”

Gay History Month – Vito Russo – Vito Remembered: “Why We Fight.”

Vito Russo (July 11, 1946 – November 7, 1990),was a gay activist, film historian, author, and the co-founder of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). Vito was a true activist and a gay American hero.  He fought through words and actions, in literature and in the streets and he kept fighting up until the very end.