on my first birthday august 28, 1965 (born is ’64 of course)
MOST vintage fun scene on this mega-post via MATTADORE
LUCAS KAZAN: He knows exactly who he is (at 24) and what he wants. Meet Italian newcomer Marco: openly gay (doesn’t often happen amongst Italian applicants), comfortable in his own skin, exclusively into bottoming (never happens!) “Sex is a form of freedom and self-expression”, he proudly says. “It’s not something I’m ever ashamed of, on the contrary…” Stay tuned for Marco’s action debut: we promised him a big cock!
above pic via MATTADORES
all vintage men via MYSELFIXION
"Medallion," by Gluck (August 13, 1895 – January 10, 1978), depicts the artist (right) and their lover, Nesta Obermer, 1937. Born into a wealthy British family as Hannah Gluckstein, Gluck rose to prominence in the 1920s and 1930s for portraits and floral prints. From the start of Gluck's career, they insisted on being referred to only as Gluck–"no prefix, suffix, or quotes"–and they resigned from an artists' cooperative that identified the artist as "Miss Gluck." Gluck showed their work only at solo exhibitions, refusing to identify with other artists, particular schools of art, or artistic movements. Gluck is best known for "Medallion" (1937) (pictured), a dual portrait with Nesta Obermer. According to biographer Diana Souhami, the artist was inspired after they attended a production of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" with Obermer: "…they sat in the third row and [Gluck] felt the intensity of the music fused them into one person and matched their love." "Medallion" later was used as the cover of a popular edition of Radclyffe Hall's "The Well of Loneliness." In the 1950s, fueled by dissatisfaction with the quality of available artist's paints, Gluck started a decades-long campaign to increase quality that led ultimately to the British Standards Institution adopting a new standard for oil paints. Gluck died on January 10, 1978, at the age of eighty-two. #lgbthistory #lgbtherstory #lgbttheirstory #lgbtpride #QueerHistoryMatters #HavePrideInHistory #Gluck
"Gay is Good," pioneer Craig Rodwell, New York City, October 14, 1969. Photo by Fred W. McDarrah. On August 12, 1968, forty-eight years ago today, in the only unanimous vote of a contentious meeting of representatives of the twenty-six gay rights organizations that made up the North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO), delegates formally adopted pioneer Frank Kameny's phrase "Gay Is Good" as NACHO’s official slogan. The resolution, drafted by Kameny, provided that "because many individual homosexuals…suffer from diminished self-esteem, doubts and uncertainties as to their personal worth…; and…are in need of psychological sustenance to bolster and support a positive and affirmative attitude toward themselves and their homosexuality…; and because it would seem to be very much a function of [NACHO] to attempt to replace a wishy-washy negativism toward homosexuality with a firm no-nonsense positivism…; and because the Negro community has approached similar problems and goals with some success by the adoption of the slogan: 'Black Is Beautiful'…, it is hereby adopted as a motto for NACHO that GAY IS GOOD." Frank Kameny, who was responsible for a countless number of gay rights victories in his fifty-plus years of activism, later wrote that "if I'm remembered for only one thing, I would like it to be for having coined 'Gay is Good'"; the phrase is inscribed on Kameny's headstone. #lgbthistory #lgbtherstory #lgbttheirstory #lgbtpride #QueerHistoryMatters #HavePrideInHistory #GayIsGood #FrankKameny #CraigRodwell #FredWMcDarrah
Gay Games swimmers (including Richard Hunter and Richard Boner, foreground), Gay Games I, San Francisco, August 1982. Photo c/o Gay Games Blog. The first Gay Games, held in 1982, saw 1,300 gay and lesbian athletes and nearly 10,000 spectators converge upon San Francisco for a celebration of sport, competition, and pride. Initially called the Gay Olympic Games, the United States Olympic Committee successfully sued to preclude the use of the word "Olympic." The same year, a number of other Olympic organizations–including the "Crab Cooking Olympics," the "Diaper Olympics," and the "Rat Olympics"–were allowed to use "Olympic" without liability. #lgbthistory #lgbtherstory #lgbttheirstory #lgbtpride #queerhistorymatters #haveprideinhistory #rio2016 #olympics #gaygames
Radclyffe Hall (August 12, 1880 – October 7, 1943), c. 1920s. Marguerite Radclyffe-Hall, who was born one hundred and thirty-six years ago today, was an English poet and novelist; Hall's novel, "The Well of Loneliness" (1928), generally is considered the first modern novel to present lesbianism as natural and deserving of tolerance, if not understanding and acceptance. In 1907, Hall met and fell in love with Mabel Veronica Batten; as Hall explored her sexuality, she took on a more traditionally masculine appearance and went by the nickname "John." In 1908, she published a book of poems, "A Sheaf of Verses," that included "Ode to Sappho," the last verse of which read: "Beloved Lesbian! we would not dare claim/ By that same tear fond union with thy lot;/ Yet 'tis enough, if when we breathe thy name/ Thy soul but listens, and forgets us not." During World War I, Hall fell in love with Batten's cousin, Una Troubridge, and, upon Batten's death, the couple moved in together; the relationship lasted until Hall's death. After a series of lesser-known novels, "The Well of Loneliness" was published in 1924, sparking an international outcry over its lesbian themes–deemed "moral poison" by James Douglas, editor of London's Sunday Express. Radclyffe Hall died of colon cancer on October 7, 1943; she was sixty-three. #lgbthistory #lgbtherstory #lgbttheirstory #lgbtpride #queerhistorymatters #haveprideinhistory #radclyffehall
"HOMOSEXUELEN ZIJN GEEN KRIMINELEN (HOMOSEXUALS ARE NOT CRIMINALS)," activists protest Anita Bryant, Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 25, 1977. Photo by Hans Peters. According to historians Judith Schuyf and Andre Krouwel, "[r]emarkably, it was a foreign event, rather than domestic developments, that triggered the first large public manifestation of the Dutch gay and lesbian movement. In 1977, former beauty queen Anita Bryant forced the city of Miami, Florida, to hold a referendum on its antidiscrimination law. As a result, Miami's gay rights law was struck down by a seventy percent majority. In reaction to these events, gays and lesbians took to the streets of Amsterdam on 25 June 1977" (pictured). #lgbthistory #lgbtherstory #lgbttheirstory #lgbtpride #queerhistorymatters #haveprideinhistory #europride2016 #iamsterdam
Marsha P. Johnson, Christopher Street Liberation Day Parade, New York City, June 26, 1977. Photo © Hank O'Neal. Inspiration by @payitnomind. #lgbthistory #lgbtherstory #lgbttheirstory #lgbtpride #QueerHistoryMatters #HavePrideInHistory #HankONeal #MarshaPJohnson #PayItNoMind #TransIsBeautiful #TransLivesMatter #RememberTheT
"DISABILITY PRIDE" — "WE CAN'T PARK HERE BECAUSE YOU DID," Eric von Schmetterling representing ADAPT, March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights, Washington, D.C., April 25, 1993. Photo © Fred W. McDarrah. ADAPT (formerly Americans Disabled for Accessible Public Transit and Americans Disabled Attendant Programs Today), established in the 1970s in Denver, is a grassroots organization within the disability rights movement that emphasizes direct action to bring greater visibility to the fight for the rights of Americans with disabilities. On July 26, 1990, twenty-six years ago today, as a result of the work of organizations like ADAPT, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While disability rights advocates emphasize that much work remains, the ADA widely was considered a strong first step toward the ultimate goal of equal access for Americans with physical and mental impairments. #lgbthistory #lgbtherstory #lgbttheirstory #lgbtpride #queerhistorymatters #haveprideinhistory
“YOUR ACCOUNT HAS BEEN TERMINATED” FUCK YOU TUMBLR MEGA-POST!!! w/ CECIL, XL, JAKE, TEGAN & “The Rest”…
Cecil Beaton images (some from) and all inspired by the awesome “MattAdore”
SISSYDUDE @ FACEBOOK GROUP on August 4: Just read this interesting piece by Slava Mogutin about censorship on social media. I related a great deal, having myself been “terminated” and “blocked” on several occasions. I lost Sissydude on Blogspot in Sept 2009 (I was Dennis Cooper’d)… with no explanation or warning, been blocked from Facebook for several “month long” periods with no explanation as to why. And seriously, just after reading Mogutin’s article I went to log into Tumblr to find that today my account has been terminated! Ugh. No explanation of course, I’m waiting to hear back. Nine years of curation gone and connection to all the blogs I followed… gone. I think it’s really time to stop all this and go analog and just make real art and stop sharing things I love online. I’ve had enough of this. XO
August 6: Still nothing from Tumblr. I’m sure they won’t be back. So glad I moved Sissydude (thanks Aubs!) to it’s own site/server so many years ago. No one can censor me here. Though I may have take a break at some point. Thanks for coming here everyone! Much love to all. XOXOXO
shooting by Jade Young
published in OH LA LA mag
sissydude hearts lttlsr
It is a film about the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, with bodies that dance, talk and get excited. The city becomes a jungle and everything is allowed. It is an explicit carnival with penises and butts dancing with the rhythm of samba.
It is a film that emphasises the freedom of expression.
Portraits the carnival as a kind of an orgy / a consented orgy, where you explore your desires and fantasies and be who you really are.
(Subtitles available in English. Click on “CC” button on the video)
NYT: The British fashion stylist IB Kamara, originally from Sierra Leone, and the South African photographer Kristin Lee-Moolman have collaborated on a project titled “2026,” which addresses heteronormative attitudes to self-expression through fashion. The photographs imagine what men’s wear may look like in 10 years, through the use of fabrics rescued from garbage bins and thrift shops in Johannesburg and made into contemporary garments.
“I wanted to create a utopia where you can be whatever you want to be, without emphasis on masculinity or sexuality,” Mr. Kamara said last week, as he put the finishing touches to the large-scale photographic prints of young African men in dresses now hanging from the walls of Somerset House, one of Britain’s grandest palaces. “I wanted men, in particular black men, to just be able to be and breathe like every other type of man has been able to breathe for centuries, without the pressure and policing of black masculinity lingering over them.”
Articles & Images:
All my Luke & Bo Duke fantasies come to life!!!
“You can’t be a giver if you’re bitter.”
There are 10 sides to listen to here… she reads the whole thing. You’re welcome.
Want to read it yourself? Read this 1971 classic HERE @ THE CONCLUDING CHAPTER OF CRAWFORD (for educational purposes of course).
The models share their Grindr hookup stories and the role the app plays in their everyday lives.
Models: Chad LaClair, Lulu Rivera, Perrian Garner, Alexander Matusiefsky
PHOTO SHOOT CREDITS:
Photographer Assistants: Adam Sherman, Alex Lockett, Adam Kaniowski
Styling Assistants: Alexa Lanza, Hayley Pisaturo, Malaika Crawford
Hairstylist: David Von Cannon
Hairstylist assistant: Kayo Fujita
Producer: Oliver Hicks
Production Manager: Anastasia Suchkov
Production Assistant: Josh Sanders
Directed and Edited by Zachary Treitz
Director of Photography: Brett Jutkiewicz
Gaffer: Rome Petersson
Camera PA: Dane Gerwig
Hair & Makeup: Tomomi Sano
Director Zachary Treitz’s film Men Go To Battle comes out in theaters this July.
Special thanks to BeElectric Studios (beelectric.tv)
Cecil Beaton meets Wes Anderson meets 70s/ 80s/ 90s Brit POP… SEE THE FULL COLLECTION @ STYLE/ VOGUE
BARONESS VON SKETCH SHOW premieres tonight on CBC in Canada! So exciting to see these four women ( Caroline Taylor, Aurora Brown, Jenn Whalen & Meredith MacNeill) getting a lot of praise and love… they deserve it. So extra proud of Jenn, my bestie for like 30 years. Yay Jenn!!! Hooray for everything!!!
A very clever and extremely funny show. If you’re like me and ultra-love funny women, you will adore this show. Check out the videos below to get a taste…
Episode one and the following 5 episodes can be streamed here @ CBC starting tomorrow.
on CBC TV on TUESDAY NIGHTS AT 9:30/10NT
Whatever, Boyfriend Jeans. You’ve had your moment. It’s time to move over and make room for Slutty Cousin Jeans, Ex-Husband Jeans, and the horrifyingly shapeless Sister Wives Skirt.
Welcome to your 40s, a magical place where you’re suddenly okay with strutting around naked in your gym’s change room for as long as it takes to pluck out each individual armpit hair in front of 12 full-length mirrors.
Caesars with breakfast? We’re at the cottage!
Busy day? Dry shampoo. No time to shower? Dry shampoo. Marriage falling apart? Dry shampoo. Nervous breakdown? We cannot stress it enough: dry shampoo.
Ever find yourself weeping over a coworker’s dead body one night after work as you awkwardly dig his grave in your stilettos? No? You clearly aren’t taking ‘Fuck, Marry, Kill’ seriously enough.