You are invited to a grand party. Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas are your hosts. Gathered in one room there are over 150 years of Americans who embody a rainbow of diversity, but have one thing in commona non-normative sexual orientation.
Here are the old and the young of many races and ethnicities. In text, image, and voice these individuals have taken their unique and often difficult life experiences and transmuted them into beautiful and fierce art.
In 1919 a Crow Indian named Woman Jim explained life as a berdache in four words: "That is my road." For the LGBT guests at this partythe poets and the novelists, the cartoonists and the classical composers, the drag queens and the blues singers, the starving artists and the superstarsthis is their road.