FASHIONABLY MALE: Erik Lazarini a whispered mind and photographer in NYC who showing off an artsy photography entitled “Lines and Shadows” a beautiful geometry set with natural lighting and featuring Mitch all eyes on shapes, lines and the male form . Erik born and raised in Mexico City, he’s cuttingly based in New York City, running the project, based in the deconstruction of the human figure into basic elements based on the geometry, using the lines provided naturally by the body. SEE MORE IMAGES FROM “LINE AND SHADOWS” HERE @ ERIK LAZARINI
SISSYDUDE LOVES: EVERYDAY LIFE IN THE PAST! “A collection of primarily found photos featuring everyday people and life from eras bygone. “
Jon Williams @ YOU TUBE: John Hurt as Quentin Crisp, “The Naked Civil Servant,” tries to enlist in the British army. The film holds up beautifully. Especially poignant in light of the ridiculous fight over “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” I’d serve alongside Quentin any day.
SATURDAY NIGHT AMUSEMENT MEGA POST!!! starring “POE DAMERON”, TOMMASO RINALDI, COCKY BOYS and other PORN LOVELIES…
HAIRY HOLES! BRITNEY! HAIRY HOLES! DOMINIC! HAIRY HOLES! BEARDIES! IT’S A HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUBS MEGA-POST!!!
Just bought the pic above on ebay from seller “Legsla”. Man, has this person got an AMAZING collection. Selling each photo for around $5. Haven’t even gone through all of them… but here are a few faves!
BROADLY: San Francisco, New York, Washington DC, and New Orleans are four of the biggest gay party meccas in America, yet the cities’ lesbian bars keep shutting down. Why are lesbian bars dying while gay male clubs continue to thrive? Is it because of rising rent prices, the stereotype of lesbians moving in after the first date, the rise of the trans rights movement, or something more complex? Broadly host JD Samson travels across America to find the answer.
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THE FIRST EVER U.S. TELEVISED DOCUMENTARY ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY: KQED’s “THE REJECTED” (The Gay Ones) from SEPT 11th, 1964
Introduced by KQED’s General Manager James Day, The Rejected is generally acknowledged as being the first ever U.S. televised documentary about homosexuality, broadcast on September 11th 1961. Originally titled ‘The Gay Ones’, The Rejected was filmed mostly in the KQED studio. Several sources – including co-producer Irving Saraf – confirm that at least one scene was shot on location at the Black Cat Bar in San Francisco (710 Montgomery Street).
However, those scenes and others were cut from the film before it aired. Production correspondence written from March to July 1961 between KQED’s Program Manager Jonathan Rice and NET’s Director of TV Programming Donley F. Feddersen outline this process whereby The Rejected was edited down from it’s original 120 minutes, to 89 minutes, then 74 minutes and finally the 59 minute version which aired. You can now view an original draft script for The Rejected in DIVA, scenes from which never aired.
ADVOCATE 2011 article HERE
Please note: copyright to The Rejected is held by WNET. All rights reserved. WNET is the premier public media provider of the New York metropolitan area and parent of public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21. The Rejected was originally produced by KQED for National Educational Television (NET) – the predecessor of WNET – and first aired on September 11th 1961, on KQED Ch.9 in the Bay Area.
VERY INTERESTING… How gay men used to speak – A short film in Polari (from Brian & Karl) and other “POLARI” stuff!
Polari was a form of slang used by gay men in Britain prior to the decriminalization of homosexuality in 1967, used primarily as a coded way for them to discuss their experiences. It quickly fell out of use in the 70s, although several words entered mainstream English and are still used today. For more about Polari: http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polari
Written & Directed by Brian Fairbairn and Karl Eccleston http://www.brianandkarl.com
Who used it?
Mainly gay men, although also lesbians, female impersonators, theatre people, prostitutes and sea-queens (gay men in the merchant navy). It was not limited to gay men, however. Straight people who were connected to the theatre also used it, and there are numerous cases of gay men teaching it to their straight friends.
THIS INFO from Department of circlesLinguistics and English Language:
The most famous users of Polari were Julian and Sandy (played by Hugh Paddick and Kenneth Williams) in the 1960s BBC radio comedy show, Round The Horne (written by Barry Took and Marty Feldman). However, it has also been used in the past by Julian Clary, Larry Grayson, Peter Wyngarde, and in a Jon Pertwee episode of Dr Who (Carnival of Monsters).
How many words are there?
I have collected almost 500 Polari terms, although it’s unlikely that most people would have known or even used that many. During my research I found that people’s individual knowledge of Polari was very different – about 20 core words were known to almost all speakers, and then there was a much large fringe lexicon, of which most people would only know a small sample. Therefore, there were lots of different versions in existence – different pronunciations, spellings and meanings of the same word.
What words were in it?
There are lots of words for types of people, occupations, body parts, clothing and everyday objects. There were also a lot of evaluative adjectives in it. It was ideal for gossip. Verbs concerned sexual acts, cruising or looking at people. Some (but not all) of the core lexicon words are:
ajax – next to
bevvy – drink
bitch – catty gay man or to complain
blow(job) – to give oral sex
bona – good
camp – effeminate, outrageous etc
cod – awful
cottage – public toilet used for sex
dish – anus/bum
dolly – pretty
drag – clothing (usually the sort you’re not expected to wear)
eek – face
feely – young
lally – leg
lattie – house
naff – awful, tasteless
nanti – none, no, nothing, don’t, beware
omi – man
omi-palone – gay man
palone – woman
Polari – to talk, or the gay language itself
riah – hair
send up – to make fun of
TBH – to be had
The Dilly – Piccadilly Circus, a popular hang-out for male prostitutes in London
trade – a gay sex partner, often one who doesn’t consider himself to be gay
vada – to look
READ more about POLARI HERE!
The “B” side of the final single that The Tornados (of ‘Telstar’ fame) released; an innovative, gay-flavoured (polari) rarity by producer Joe Meek.
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