THE DEVIL’S TALE: The Gay Coloring Book, The Guild Press, 1964. Only a handful of these rare coloring books are known to exist. Chronicling the life of Percy and his friends through 24 drawings, The Gay Coloring Book was one of the first books published by the Guild Press to take readers into all-male social spaces such as gay parties and gay bars, as well as the sexual cruising scenes in public parks, public bathrooms, alleys, and bathhouses. The coloring book features illustrations by George Haimsohn, who also published gay fiction under the name Alexander Goodman.
Sissydude Valentine ode to James Bidgood & Pierre et Gilles… with a vintage guy named “Kevin”
Oh, XL… you are such a beauty.
VALENTINES ROUND-UP AFTER THE JUMP…
Responding to a question on Twitter asking her how she felt about Trump selecting Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” Nancy Sinatra responded, “Just remember the first line of the song.”
Lyric FYI: “And now, the end is near, And so I face the final curtain”
Nancy’s Twitter HERE
VIVO MEDIA ARTS CENTRE: Gayblevision, Canada’s first television program made “for gay people by gay people”, was produced through Vancouver’s West End Cable 10 between 1980-1986. It documented the local LGBTQ community – the issues, people, events, businesses and organizations that defined the early 1980s. It includes rare interviews with community leaders and cultural icons, and provides insight into the formation of the Pride movement and the impact of AIDS.
Co-founder and first President, Don Durrell, donated the collection in 1993. It includes over eighty Gayblevision episodes and those of Pacific Wave, a series initiated December 1983 by Durrell and other Gayblevision producers. Co-founder Mary Anne McEwen donated additional Gayblevision videos including raw footage of their Tennessee Williams interview. Other videos include an AIDS Special, Pride tapes, promotional segments, audio tracks, and working cassettes. In 2014 a donation of production stills and other ephemera was made in honour of McEwen.
READ MORE HERE.
STONEWALL GAZETTE: This is historically important archival footage of activist Alan Hicox, from a segment produced for Gayblevision in 1983. Hicox died on Sept 26, 1984; he was only 21 years of age. Gayblevision was Canada’s first gay TV show and was produced in Vancouver. In this footage, Hicox shares his experience with AIDS and talks about how he is helping to educate the public. FULL 4:44 VERSION HERE. Video @ XTRA
Book of Igor postcards by william baker
above “Prozac Pill” by Karen Shapiro, 2016, Raku ceramic. 4 1/2 in diameter, 11.4 cm diameter
available for $500. US HERE
ELLE MAG: Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds–who died on December 27 and December 28, respectively–had a memorial service today in Hollywood Hills. Carrie, who chose to be cremated, had some of her ashes buried with her mother. The rest were carried in a Prozac pill-shaped urn by Fisher’s brother, Todd Fisher.
— Cher (@thecherness) January 6, 2017
“Carrie’s favorite possession was a giant Prozac pill that she bought many years ago. A big pill. She loved it, and it was in her house, and Billie [Lourd, Fisher’s daughter] and I felt it was where she’d want to be. We couldn’t find anything appropriate. Carrie would like that. It was her favorite thing, and so that’s how you do it.” – Todd Fisher
photo above: chalxharn
Mario by Dick Mitchell for Summer Diary
INSPIRED (and HOTARIOUS) LOOK OF THE NIGHT: SUPER HOT URIAH HARRIS doing CHER/THE WAY OF LOVE (and a few SEXY pics thrown in)
Uriah Harris by Marco Ovando – LOVE|SEXO Magazine #2
SISSYDUDE LOVES: DUSTI’S DIVINELY DIRTY DUDENHEIMERS/ SUPER HOT HAIRY MEN/ PHOTOS by DUSTI CUNNINGHAM
I usually hate Santa/ Christmas theme porn… but this is HOTARIOUS!!! Lot’s of verbal hilarity and HOT intense and mega camp porn sex. LOVE!!!
So much fun! Inspired performances and imaginative outfits abound!!!
Lady Galore – Concept / organisation / Ass. director (literally)
Dylan Tonk – Director 🍆
Guillaume Versteeg – Camera / Editing 🎥
Lazlo Tonk – production assistant / editing
GJ Kooijman – production assistant
Naftalie Vader – production assistant
Willemieke Bongers – production assistant
Pascal Koelemij – production assistant
Bambi Mercury – audio track
I’ve been following QUEERRILLA’S tumblr for years… he’s a hot young bearded fellow with an eye for sexy dudes and pop culture weirdness. Sound familiar? So here he is as “My New Boyfriend!” Check him out and his AWESOME new art works… you will fall in LOVE!
I bet he smells REALLY GOOD.
THREE THINGS: THE “HOTARIOUS” BOYS TOWN GANG, ARNOLD LOBEL’S “SWEET & GAY” FROG & TOAD and the “MYSTERIOUS” MACABRE COLA/ WEIRDO
WIKIPEDIA: The Boys Town Gang were a San Francisco based disco and Hi-NRG band. Their popularity peaked in the 1980s, when the group reached number 5 on Billboard‘s Hot Dance Club Play chart with the single “Cruisin’ the Streets“, and number 4 in the UK Singles chart and number 1 in the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain with their cover version of “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You“.
On the records “Remember Me” / “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Cruisin’ The Streets” Cynthia Manley provided lead vocals with Robin Charin, Don Wood, Phill Manganello, Tom Morley and Keith Stewart providing back-up.
From the 1981 album Disc Charge and onwards Jackson Moore was lead singer with Tom Morley and Bruce Carlton as back-up.
videos via Grant Heaps
… AND WE’LL ESCAPE THE DARKNESS, WE WON’T BE SEARCHING ANYMORE… THERE’S GOT TO BE A MORNING AFTER MEGA-POST!!!