The Temperamentals is directed by Jonathan Silverstein and stars Thomas Jay Ryan (In the Next Room) as Harry Hay and Michael Urie (ABC-TV's "Ugly Betty") as Rudy Gernreich. Hay and Gernreich were a real-life couple who founded the first gay rights organization in America in the 1950s. Kaiser's "The Gay Metropolis" details the history of American gay life. He is a founder and former president of the National Gay and Lesbian Journalist Association's New York chapter.
Loughery's "The Other Side of Silence" includes a chapter on Hay. His biography, "John Sloan: Painter and Rebel," was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
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