Reed Erickson was a trans man with a big checkbook and a pet leopard named Henry. Turns out that beginning in the early 1960s, Reed was the money behind the organization that published ONE, ONE Inc. With Reed’s very generous support, ONE Inc. went on to do all sorts of pioneering things, including offering classes in homophile studies—queer studies long before there was queer studies.
Everybody loves Ellen. But that wasn’t always so. When she came out on screen and in real life the backlash was fierce and her future cast in doubt. In this 2001 interview hear a beloved icon at a crossroads.