Category: lgbtq

Madonna with director Alek Keshishian and boyfriend Tony Ward at the ‘Paris is Burning’ premiere, 1991 Photos by Barry King

Tony Ward, 1996, Ph. Rick Castro


Gavin Rossdale and his former male lover, British pop singer Peter “Marilyn” Robinson.

In his 1995 autobiography Take It Like A Man, Boy George wrote that in the 1980s Rossdale had an affair with the British singer Peter Robinson, a.k.a. Marilyn. Initially Gavin and Marilyn denied the story. Then in 2009, Marilyn confirmed it to InTouch magazine and said they had been “together five years” in the 1980s.

Marilyn also said, “Gavin and Gwen are perfect for each other, but he was the love of my life.” In 2010, Rossdale admitted to Details magazine that it had been an experimentation and “part of growing up”. 

In August 2015 after news of Gwen Stefani filing for divorce Marilyn said to Radar Online, “He called our relationship an experimentation, indiscretion of youth. Our experiment went on for five years! If you don’t live in your own truth, whatever it may be, how can you be happy? You’re not at peace with yourself.”

Klaus Nomi photographed by Curtis Knapp, 1982.

Gia Carangi photographed by Stan Malinowsk for Vogue (October 1978)  

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera photographed by Carl Van Vechten on March 19, 1932.

Bianca Jagger and

Sterling St. Jacques dancing at Studio 54 in New York City on January 10, 1978.

Photos by 

Ron Galella

Marilyn photographed by Tom Stoddart, 1984.

Peter ‘Marilyn’ Robinson is a British cross-dressing singer who reached fame with his song “Calling Your Name” in 1983. Also known as a Blitz kid, his friendship with Boy George and his relationship with Gavin Rossdale.

Keith Haring photographed with one of his paintings in April 1984. 

Photos by Jack Mitchell