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SISSYDUDE LOVES: THE FOSSE’esque brilliance of director Aron Kantor & choreographer Danny Dolan’s “FOLSOM STREET 2015” video promo!

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FOLSOM STREET from Folsom Street Events on Vimeo.

FOLSOM STREET

A kink and fetish fueled dance explosion in celebration of the 2015 Folsom Street Fair.

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Folsom Street Fair 2015 is Sunday, September 27, 11am – 6pm on Folsom Street between 8th and 13th streets in San Francisco, CA.

folsomstreetfair.org

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San Francisco has long pushed culture boundaries, radical self-expression and sexual freedom. Today awash in stories of the changing face of the city and its quickly eroding creative communities, “Folsom Street” joyously celebrates the rich history of diversity that pushes the limits of raw sexuality that make this city the exciting cultural haven that it has always been.

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Directed by Aron Kantor and featuring Broadway performer Colin Cunliffe, notorious nightlife promoter Mario Diaz, gender-queer drag queen Grace Towers, and a variety of San Francisco dancers and performers, the film serves as both a metaphor for the Folsom Street Fair and an example of the possibilities of queer community effort and activism.

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SO MANY BEAUTIFUL FELLAS @ GUAIZINE

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Anyone know who this man is above?

GUAIZINE on TUMBLR, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM & FACEBOOK

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THE FIRST EVER U.S. TELEVISED DOCUMENTARY ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY: KQED’s “THE REJECTED” (The Gay Ones) from SEPT 11th, 1964

If you’d rather… CLICK HERE to WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY @ Diva.

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).

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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.

MORE INFO HERE @ DIVA.SFSU.EDU

ADVOCATE 2011 article HERE

Via LADY BUNNY

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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.

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