Tag Archives: gay culture

Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of the publisher and Popular Publicity today’s Swag Tuesday prize is Gay In America, the coffee table book out today from noted photographer Scott Pasfield. In this first-ever photographic survey of gay men in America, stereotypes are laid to rest and an intimate, honest picture of contemporary gay life is revealed through stunning personal portraits and narratives. Photographer Scott ...

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On The Decline Of Gayborhoods

Straight columnist Matt Katz laments the spiraling decline of the nation’s gayborhoods. Gayborhoods were in their prime when they struck the right balance of seedy and shiny, with porn shops, hourly motels and peep-show joints next door to home decor shoppes, vegan bakeries and restaurants serving foix gras and $15 cosmos. In this way, they became the vanguard of something ...

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A Day On Fire Island

Yesterday the Farmboyz and my visiting pal from LA, Jerry, joined me in a lovely trip out to Fire Island. The Farmboyz, strangely enough, had never been, and Jerry hadn’t been in 27 years. And although I’ve spent nine summers in NYC, this was only my third visit. We started the morning with a tour around the houses in the ...

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Remember The Party – October 7th

The 30th anniversary of San Francisco’s seminal gay nightclub, the Trocadero Transfer, will be celebrated at the original location (now the Glas Kat) on October 7th in a night called Remember The Party. Under the expert tutelage of my favorite DJ in the world, Jerry Bonham, revisit the heady days of “The Troc” in a nine hour marathon of disco ...

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Gay Bars Wither, Where Is This Going?

For several months I’ve been meaning to suggest here that somebody should consider entering Orlando’s under served gay bar scene. In the last six months, three very long-running Orlando institutions have closed: Faces (a lesbians-only bar), Southern Nights (a disco/drag bar that I haunted regularly in the early 80’s), and Full Moon Saloon (the country/disco/bear bar and host of the ...

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In Defense Of Sissies

Kenneth Hill over at AOL’s QueerSighted has penned a fantastic piece on the issue of how the gay community treats its effeminate men, touching on YouTube personalities William Sledd and Chris Crocker and various insulting comments about them made on some gay blogs. Longtime JMG readers know that this issue is very important to me, one that I comment on ...

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You Da Man, Gerle

Over the weekend, Mikel Gerle of Los Angeles was crowned Mr. International Leather 2007 at Chicago’s annual gathering of SM/BD enthusiasts and fans of the couture. Gerle will use his title year promoting world peace, fighting third world hunger, and smacking around anybody that seems to like it. Perennial favorite Mr. Trinidad-Tobago did not make the final round. After the ...

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Diaper Dads And Drag Queens

NRP has an interesting piece about the “Crate and Barrellization of gay culture” due the “radical shift” of gay life from an “outcast culture” to one in which lesbian couples go to PTA meetings. The piece mentions “diaper dads” being more visible at pride parades than drag queens. Well, not quite, perhaps. But we are in the midst of a ...

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Three Little Gay Maids

Embedding is disabled for some reason, but do check out this hilarious video from a recent LA Gay Men’s Chorus show. And wait for the end. More great clips here. UPDATE: Ooh, this one too!

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HomoQuotable – Boy George

“I do think it’s shocking that somebody who has made so much money out of gay people is now part of an organisation which is anti-gay.” – Boy George, speaking against Madonna and her relationship with Kabbalah, about which he says, “I have investigated it and they are homophobic.” (YouTube.) In the past, George has called Madonna “a vile, hideous, ...

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Better The Drag Queen You Know

Is nobody else terrified by the concept of 250 marching Kylie Minogue-impersonating drag queens? Can somebody please send me a picture of this? I want to file it in my ever-burgeoning Signs Of The End Times folder. Similar to my feelings on Madonna, I’m not a Kylie fan, but I’m not not a fan. Got that? Never having attended Sydney’s ...

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NBA Owner: An Out Gay Player Would Be A Rich Hero

“From a marketing perspective, if you’re a player who happens to be gay and you want to be incredibly rich, then you should come out, because it would be the best thing that ever happened to you from a marketing and an endorsement perspective. You would be an absolute hero to more Americans than you can ever possibly be as ...

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A Response From The AIDS Quilt Director

Last weekend, my houseguest was my former boss, Jerry Suarez, his visit coincidentally beginning just a couple of days after I’d blogged about him in my post regarding the New York Times article about the AIDS Quilt. Jerry has been associated with the Quilt for almost 20 years now, starting in Miami as a panel maker for his father and ...

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Animal Farm

I don’t belong to the website Bear411 but many of my friends do. The site bills itself as the “top bear website” and boasts over 100,000 members. Over the years, I’ve heard from a few of my friends that they have had difficulty getting a membership to the site, presumably because they don’t meet the bear “standard”, namely that they ...

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From The “That Was Fast” Department

Author and editor Ted Gideonse is pursuing his PhD in Anthropology and has just submitted this au courant paper: “So if you’re a fag, He hates you, too: Donnie Davies, the phenomenology of gaydar, and the feminist call for parody.“ “Davies” is a professional comedic actor. His parody of a “reformed homosexual” and Christian bigot, possibly unknowingly, does exactly what ...

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“Davies” Exposed As Actor Joel Oglesby

Thanks to the sleuthing of Dallas JMG reader Bob Stoller, “Pastor Donnie Davies” has been exposed as Dallas-area actor Joey Oglesby (First name corrected from post headline). Here he is. Joey Oglesby recently appeared in a production of Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical. Joey Oglesby is a former member of the Chicken & Pickle Guys sketch comedy duo. Finally. Our ...

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