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Laurie’s Work Featured Again in the Huffington Post: 30 GLBT Artists And Performers To Follow

Laurie says:

I was really surprised Thursday when my daughter Cid emailed me that I was one of the artists in the Huffington Post’s 30 GLBT Artists And Performers To Follow.

It was posted for LGBT History Month on National Coming Out Day. This is the second time my work has been featured in the Huffington Post the first was last June in 30 LGBT Artists You Should Know. I felt honored and delighted then and I do again now.

They said:

October is LGBT History Month and we’re celebrating with our party hats on. Especially since today is National Coming Out Day. What better way to energize the festivities than with a rundown of our favorite creative people who are loud and proud? (Well, some aren’t very loud.) ..The artists below all have three things in common: they’re alive, they’re gay, and they inspire us on a regular basis.

My write up and photo of Bob Guter is here in the show. The slide show has both images and videos and is diverse and as they said other then inspiring us on a regular basis…,anything goes.  Among the artists and performers are rapper Frank Ocean, writer Camille Paglia, artist David Hockney,  photographer Del La Grace Volcano, South African  photographer Zanale Muholi, and artist Susan Mikula.

It’s really worth watching the whole slide show!


Laurie’s Work Featured in the Huffington Post: 30 LGBT Artists You Should Know

Laurie says:

I was delighted to be invited to participate in the Huffington Post’s 30 LGBT Artists You Should Know. Now that the piece is up, I’m honored to be in the company they chose. The works include Frida Kahlo, David Hockney, Robert Rauschenberg, Hannah Höch, Rotimi Fani-Kayode and 25 other artists. It’s really worth watching the whole show.

LGBT artists have continually challenged mainstream understandings of gender and sexuality, and the impact of this on our society is immeasurable. Like artists of the 1980s who worked tirelessly to bring attention to HIV/AIDS in America, artists today maintain their roles as leading figures striving for change and cultural awareness.

As Pride Month comes to a close, we would like to showcase a number of LGBT artists who have influenced the progress of art and society throughout the past hundred years or so. While this list is in no way comprehensive, we hope to highlight some of the many creative individuals who as members of the LGBT community have put their unique stamp on art history.

Check out the list below of amazing LGBT artists who have irrevocably changed the art world and beyond with their work…



This is the image from my book Familiar Men that I chose when they asked me to participate.