AWESOME SUNDAY AFTERNOON THINGS: ROGER CASEMENT was a TOTAL BABE (via Fran), Virgenes de la Puerta, Champagne Belly “Spins The Bottle” & Chris Clark sings on a roof!!!




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Grab a drink. Grab a chair. And you might grab the boy of your dreams. Join Champagne Belly in the high school game “Spin The Bottle”. Are you feeling lucky?


IRISH CENTRAL: MacDonagh and MacBride and Connolly and Pearse. Every Irish school boy or girl knows the names of all the main players in the Easter Rising of 1916, but one revolutionary patriot has long been denied his due. If you’ve never heard of Roger Casement the reason is as simple as it is sad, he was homosexual. For that reason he was ignored when he was not being written out of our revolutionary history. At the turn of the century Casement, a longtime diplomat and human rights activist, was undergoing a profound and personal transformation. His travels were proving to him that the British Empire (and other colonial European powers) were profiting from exploitation, cruelty and murder….

Roger Casement on the Amazon 1910

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That series of developments ought to have inducted him into the Irish revolutionary hall of fame, but an an unexpected wrinkle in the tale prevented it. A set of diaries, which British authorities claimed he had written in the years 1903, 1910 and 1911 was circulated. They revealed that he was homosexual, that he was remarkably promiscuous, and that he usually paid for his encounters, which involved much younger men and teenagers from a lower social class.

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BLACK DIARY Exerpts & pics after the jump…


August 8: Should arrive in Para and get on shore by 6pm. Will to Valda Peso and cafe’s first, then on to cafe in Independencia and back to theatre about 10.30 and Valda Peso at 11. Camrino’s first. Arr. Para at 2pm, alongside 3.30pm. Tea and at 5pm with Pogson to Paz cafe. Lovely moco. Then after dinner to Valda Peso, two types, also to gardens of Pracao Republica, two types, Baptista Campos one type. Then Senate Square and Caboclo (boy 16-17) seized hard. Young, stiff, thin, others offered later, on board at 12 midnight.


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August 9th. Called Pickerell. Shall I see Joao, dear old soul] I’ll get up early and go to Roy Barbora by 6.51am and wait till 7.30am and on all morning till 9. No sleep hardly. Up at 5am on shore at 6am. Lovely moco in train. To cemetry and lo] Joao coming along, blushed to roots of hair with joy. Handfast and talked, gave 10dollars said he thought it was me. To Marco, Lunched Pogson. Dined Barry. Left 11.10 Barry one type 11.30 too late. Rain and on board midnight . . .

Radio Secrets of the Black Diaries



August 10th: On shore at 6.35. Met Joao again at (illegible). He gave roses. Promised to call on him later and he said ‘roses’. To stream in forest. Two Caboclo boys there at hut. Bathed and back ‘Hilary’ at 10.30. Very tired. Letters from home. Kate Parnell and others. Afternoon on shore a minute- too hot. Then after dinner to big square and all over place – including Baptista Campos – but none, altho’ several possible types.




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