August 4, 2017

Dore Alley 2017 Photos

A few photos from this year's Dore Alley ("Up Your Alley") in San Francisco.

Dancers (1289)

Pink Man (1191)

Hug (1400)

Dore Alley was a sausage fest (1082)

Dore Alley (1114)

Dore Alley nude

Dore Alley nude seated

Many more NSFW images available here.

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June 8, 2017

Queer Burner Retreat

Over Memorial Day weekend I returned to Saratoga Springs, this time for what used to be called the "Queer Burner Retreat," but has been renamed to the meaningless "All Of Us." As a result we got one paying guest who feeling the need for a meditative weekend Googled and found Saratoga Springs, which led her to "All Of Us." She read no further, knowing that she must be one of us. She submitted her credit card and showed up to be rather surprised to find a Burner party underway. She stayed one night and then escaped.

Dan Reeves
Dan Reeves, the artist behind The Journey Project
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The Journey 43
About one-quarter of the Journey Project
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The Journey 19

The Journey 20

Home at Saratoga Springs
My little camp
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Tent View
The view from my tent door
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Comfort & Joy cabin
The well-known colors of Comfort & Joy, the biggest gay camp at Burning Man
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Hottub
The jacuzzi, all fresh and clean when I arrived
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Hottub after a couple of days
After a couple of days of hard use
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Main Lodge Front Porch - Saratoga Springs
On the front porch of the main lodge
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Rand Larson & Me
Rand Larson on the left
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Saratoga Springs 23
A new fire escape and an entirely new deck!

Unicorn Poopie

The complete set of photos can be seen here.

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May 9, 2017

The Gilbert Font


Download links can be found here. At the moment, it's only fully supported in Photoshop CC 2017. But it will work in monochrome on any Mac...and I assume Windows, too.

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December 18, 2016

Tom Of Finland Music Video

If you don't already know that this is very NSFW, then you should not follow this link.

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Keith Haring Exhibit at Petersen Automotive Museum

The five vehicles painted by Keith Haring are on display at Petersen Automotive Museum in L.A. The website doesn't say how long the vehicles will be on display there.

Keith Haring Exhibit at Petersen Museum (1059)

Keith Haring - BMW Z1 (7903)
1990 BMW Z1

Keith Haring - BMW Z1 (7897)

Keith Haring - Buick Special (1062)
1963 Buick Special

Keith Haring - Buick Special (7859)

Keith Haring - Buick Special (7872)

Keith Haring - Honda (7875)
1987 Honda CBR1000F Hurricane

Keith Haring - Land Rover (7878)
1971 Land Rover Series III

Keith Haring - Land Rover (7882)

Keith Haring - Land Rover (3380)

Keith Haring - Land Rover (7891)

Keith Haring - Mini Ferrari (1053)
1962 SCAF/Mortarini Mini Ferrari 330 P2 Motorized Child’s Automobile

The complete set of photos is here.

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December 11, 2016

Trump Supporters Still Hating With Their Broken English

Susan Olsen wrote:

Hey there little pussy, let me get my big boy pants on and Really take you on!!! What a snake in the grass you are you lying piece of shit too cowardly to confront me in real life so you do it on Facebook. You are the biggest faggot ass in the world the biggest pussy! My Dick is bigger than yours
Which ain't sayin much! What a true piece of shit you are! Lying Faggot! I hope you meet your karma
SLOWLY AND PAINFULLY

Susan Olsen
Susan Olsen AKA Cindy Brady in her better days.

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September 29, 2016

"BURNING MAN: LIKE A VACATION, BUT TERRIBLE"

A year old, but very good.

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July 19, 2016

Public Nudity

A man who is so offended by casual public nudity, he slows down and engages with some naked men on the street in Toronto. I must point out that his Youtube username is "christsforgiveness."

On the website of christsforgiveness.com it says

CFM has evangelists all around the world that have been trained in the CFM style of Evangelism and are impacting souls and planting churches.

The cameraman who made the video above must be showing us some of "CFM style of evangelism." And they wonder why so many gays don't like Christian churches.

The law on public nudity in Canada is a bit unclear, but similar to the laws in much of the United States. If the naked person is not engaging in lewd behavior, then there's no problem.

Here's another video that shows Christ's Forgiveness Ministry preaching at Toronto gay pride. Observe the reaction of the people passing by. There is no reaction. He draws not a single listener. He might as well have been invisible and silent.

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July 5, 2016

Pink

Pink at the Billy gathering (6905)
This past week I was at a Billys gathering in northern California. One of the Billys asked me if he could paint my whole body pink. Who am I to say no? Oddly, it was the white paint in my pubic hair that drew the most attention.

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June 24, 2016

Here's A Court Transcript For You To Read

The Washington Post gives some background but it protects you from the bounty of obscenities. But if you go to the official transcript you can enjoy the whole show. Here's one page of it for a sample.
Court Transcript

Here's the full transcript.

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June 22, 2016

The Spanish Way Of Dealing With The Father Who Will Not Accept His Gay Son

Desnudos (English subtitles).

There is complete nudity in this video, whether you regard that as a plus or a minus.

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June 3, 2016

Up In The San Bernardino National Forest

Photos from Camp Round Meadow where I camped with CalComMen last weekend. It's at an elevation of about 6,500 feet, so while the desert was getting its first seriously warm weekend, I was up there freezing to death. Specifically, 40s at night.

Camp Round Meadow

Camp Round Meadow (2759)
Looking across the field of stinging nettles toward the swimming pool
, heated to a comfortable 75°.

Flowers at Camp Round Meadow (2704)
The view from the door of my tent
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Iris (2714)

Next Time I Set Up Camp Here (2749)
Next time I'm setting up my tent here
. It's got electricity and a view!

Swimming Pool at Camp Round Meadow (2711)

Tree at Camp Round Meadow (2774)

More photos here.

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April 14, 2016

Phil Saviano

I watched Spotlight a couple of weeks ago for the first time and was surprised to see Phil Saviano portrayed as being a sort of tightly strung nutjob. He and I were friends back when I still lived in Boston and I found him to be one of the calmest, most relaxed people I knew. Here's a discussion with Phil Saviano after a showing of the film. The sound quality is poor, but in this video Phil is the Phil I remember.

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January 17, 2016

Forty-Six Years Together

Their story.

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December 17, 2015

San Francisco

Some photos from my weekend in San Francisco.

Nourse Theater (0134)
Nourse Theater where the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus performs
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Lock Back This Door (2372)
If anyone has insight into what might be the native language of the author who wrote "lock back" rather than "relock" or just "lock," I would appreciate it
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Recycle The Fruitcake (2383)
After "Recycle The Fruitcake" the Director had Mr. UPS (who was very popular with the audience) come back with the Trump poster so that the audience could take photos
. While singing, chorus members held up, one by one, photos of "fruitcakes." They were Liberace, Richard Simmons, Pee Wee Herman (each one getting a good laugh), and then Donald Trump to which the audience reacted with a great roar. It was clearly the peak of excitement for the whole concert...in both performances that I attended. The Director said that when they came up with this idea four weeks ago it had seemed a bit iffy, but as the weeks passed the idea became better and better.

Darrell & Ron (0146)
That's Darrell who I met at the Billy gathering at Halloween
. I ran into him at the 440.

Official Hair Styles (2364)
These are "Official" hair cuts
. Anything else is simply unofficial. This is hanging in the barbershop where G. Fry works.

Pink Scooter (0149A)
I don't need to explain this one, do I?

South San Francisco BART (0165)
South San Francisco BART
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Civic Center BART (0164)
Civic Center BART with the UN shield front and center
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December 9, 2015

Lifesaver

Larry Daniel Kaufman, an unarmed, gay Wiccan is credited with saving four lives at the San Bernardino shooting before he himself was shot and killed.

He was in the courtyard eating lunch with several of people near the corridor where he had been working as the shooting began. Daniel, always more concerned about everyone around him than himself, began screaming “Get out! Go! Get out now! Hurry!” He began pushing people out of harms way, urging them to the safety of the door before he was shot and killed.

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October 14, 2015

Wildwood Retreat

A few weeks ago I spent a pretty fabulous weekend at the Wildwood Retreat in the hills above Guerneville. I'd never been to Guerneville or Wildwood before. It's full of trees! And it rains!

Wildwood Retreat (1345)

Wildwood Memorial Grove (1426)
Part of the Wildwood Memorial Grove
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Wildwood Memorial Grove (1399)
In the Wildwood Memorial Grove
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Wildwood Memorial Grove (1387)

View From Julie Andrews Point (1310)
Experienced Wildwood campers told me the fog would fill the valleys below during the night
, but even expecting that, at first glance I thought I was seeing a lake when I walked out there on my first morning.

View From Julie Andrews Point (1)

The Site Of The Smoke Lodge (1308)
The skeleton of the sweat lodge
. This was my first time ever doing a sweat lodge and, man, was it hot! Wish I had a thermometer so I could make an objective comparison to a Finnish sauna. It was a great experience with seven guys and one woman (the leader). She said she could have fit 20 guys in the sweat lodge!

Deck Camping (2)
The campgrounds
. Nicely level, but it seemed odd to hear the wooden sound if I dropped something inside my tent.

Covered Effigy (1333)
Under the cloth is an effigy that Kirk Prine puts together over the course of a year
. It will be burned on the winter solstice at Baker Beach.

Here, Kirk Prine explains in this video. Besides this, he's a fabulous facilitator for a variety of psycho-circles (or whatever you might call that head stuff).

More of my Wildwood photos can be seen here.

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October 13, 2015

Rare Volunteer Opportunity In Palm Springs

You can help build the BAAAHS for Palm Springs Pride!

Volunteers are needed Friday, Nov 6 to set up, Nov 7 & 8 to staff the event and on Nov 8 to teardown. This is a great opportunity for Burners, admirers and anyone else looking for a penetrable experience that will bathe them in amazing music, state-of-the-art lighting, and the furry futuristic wool of a 40' long sheep whose only entrance is in the rear.

Volunteers for setup and teardown shifts will be directed in assembling the sheep by experienced BAAAHS staff. They'll need to be able to lift moderately heavy items (under 50 lbs). Some experience with tools or basic construction is nice but not required. BAAAHS will provide safety gear and training.

BAAAHS debuting in the Coachella Valley will provide a stage for queer artists on Palm Canyon Dr. during the annual Palm Springs Pride Festival.

Follow the link above to find the volunteer form to fill out and submit.

What is BAAAHS? An art car from Burning Man. You can see it towering over this crowd during this year's Naked Pub Crawl. Normally there would be lasers in the eyes, but lasers were banned at Burning Man this year.
Naked Pub Crawl (0117)

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October 7, 2015

Pastor Jesse Sanchez

These are the words of Pastor Jesse Sanchez of Living Word In The Desert, and is, BTW, the person responsible for creating the Brownstown gang.

Mayor Adam Sanchez considers Pastor Jesse Sanchez to be his pastor. He has recognized him officially at a City Council meeting and brought him to the Carl May Center to do the Mayor's swearing-in.

Pastor Jesse Sanchez says

Jesse Sanchez
The gays will never take over because they cannot multiply. So they have to adopt children and teach him their perverted ways. I seen a video where gays are screaming saying we want your children I wonder why? To rape them to teach them perverted stuff to brainwash them from being a real man or a real woman. Now I have helped gay people and they have changed but the truth is the truth. Use some common sense. There is no babies without a woman they need a real man to make that happen. You don't see no gay dogs and you don't see no gay cats it's always male female. If you thrown in jail its for a good reason maybe now people wake up and believe ...Jesus said we will be persecuted for his namesake Jesus love people even gays. He died for the whole world sinners he's just waiting for us to choose his love sin is ugly. Most of they guys that talk to where molested or raped. So in their mind

This showed up on Facebook at some time (maybe yesterday?) and I did not see the original, but only this screengrab. If I'd seen the original I would have gotten you the full text, but there's enough here to establish his deep ignorance, bigotry and homophobia.

I've been reluctant to say, because I don't want to jinx it, but since I moved to Desert Hot Springs in September 2004 I have not been made aware of any homophobia, racism, anti-semitism or any other hatefulness in Desert Hot Springs. Which would be something of a surprise, if one were to judge us only on the way we fight among ourselves.

But now those silly naive 11 years are over, thanks to the Mayor's pastor spreading his Christian love. He reveals in his rant more than he intends. He, like most other homophobic bigots, forgets there are female homosexuals. It's not homosexuals he's against, it's homosexual men. If God thinks it's a sin (I'll just let you know right now that he does not) then he thinks it's a sin for both men and women. When Pastor Sanchez focuses solely on male homosexuals he reveals his own personal fears, not God's. And why is Pastor Sanchez so afraid of gay men? There's usually only one good explanation for that.

As far as I know, Mayor Sanchez has not addressed this issue. He still has Pastor Sanchez listed as an "Outstanding Citizen" on his website.

Here is Pastor Jesse Sanchez's Facebook page.

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September 24, 2015

The Hunt Is On!

Kim Davis is playing the favorite game of bigots, this particular variation being "I have gay friends." She claims she has already denied a marriage license for a gay friend.

So the hunt has begun to find her gay friend(s). If you are her gay friend, major media want to interview you. If you are scummy enough, you can probably sell your story.

Maybe she met her gay friend(s) in jail, so I hope the media don't overlook that place.

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