The actress, who's been in everything from Coyote Ugly to Prime Suspect, is a rare breed; she eschews labels but speaks honestly and openly about the woman she loves.
Windy City Times publisher Tracy Baim shares an excerpt from her new book, Barbara Gittings, Gay Pioneer, and describes how this lesbian activist battled the conservative mores of post-war America.
The out super scribe talks about the pressures of writing the first comic headlined by a gay male superhero in the DC Universe and the excitement of making LGBT comics history.
Monday's awards ceremony boasted especially memorable acceptance speeches, from John Waters's comedy to Casey Plett's rallying cry for trans writers.
On the beach or the plane, chances are you'll want a good book to go with you. These are some of the season's most engaging reads.
The novelist, who also wrote under the pseudonym Esther Garber, was a pioneer among female writers.
When he was very, very young, Paul Zone captured the end of glam rock and the birth of the punk scene in downtown New York.