12/05/2011 12:39 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

10 Moments in Gay Media History (VIDEO)

On Dec. 8 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments for why video of 2010's historic Proposition 8 trial should be made public. A U.S. District Court ruled in September that "no compelling reasons exist" not to allow public access to the recordings. If common sense prevails, they will end up on the Internet before too long. There they will join a growing catalogue of prominent moments in gay history captured on video. Here, I have chosen 10 to share with you. If these videos fail to move and inspire you, please ask someone you trust to check your pulse. You may be dead.

10 Moments in Gay History (VIDEO)