Posts tagged gay
Hustlers, Selma Avenue, Hollywood
(via Hustlers, Drag Queens, and Lovers: Gay California in the ’60s and ’70s @ slate.com)
A Boy’s Own Story
(via "Cover to Cover: First & Last Sentences of Gay Novels & Novellas" @ boyculture.com - thx sturtle)
(via Robert Mapplethorpe: Early Polaroids 1970-1975 @ vice.com)
Artist Richard Hawkins tours "Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland", the first American museum exhibition devoted to the art of Mizer (1922-1992) and Touko Laaksonen, a.k.a. “Tom of Finland” (1920-1991), at MOCA Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood (youtube.com)
LGBT HISTORY MONTH, DAY 9: THE FIRST GAY PRESIDENT
Before DOMA, before Don’t Ask Don’t Tell — before Photoshop, even — there was a moment when it seemed Bill Clinton might be the great straight hope. A president who would say the word “AIDS,” a man who treated the gay community as a constituency rather than a leper colony.
In the early 90s, this postcard began circulating — heads of state gawkily fashioned on two headless torsos — was a staple of bookstores and gift shops and dorms from Christopher Street to the Castro. Gave me a thrill then and — despite my later reservations about the fetishization of both those bodies and those minds — still does.