July 19, 2021

The Cycle Of Life

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June 23, 2021

The Circle (Der Kreis)


I've just finished watching this film (got the DVD from Netflix) and I highly recommend it. I'm moderately familiar with gay history back to Walt Whitman, but this story was entirely new to me. Switzerland never had a law like Germany's Paragraph 175 and in Zürich a small community of gay men formed around a magazine called Der Kreis. The documentary follows that group as rampant homophobia flared up in Switzerland. It shows how the "logic" of the police and judicial system effectively made the murder of gay men permissible. Nonetheless, many of the men involved in Der Kreis were still quite alive when the documentary was made in 2014, and interviews with some of those men are sandwiched into the movie to great effect.

It's got a happy ending!

Viewable for free on Kanopy if you have a library card and your library participates in Kanopy (Riverside County libraries do). According to JustWatch it's also available on The Roku Channel and on Microsoft.

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June 18, 2021

Safest US States For LGBTQ+

California and Vermont tied for the safest. Massachusetts is #7. District of Columbia, New Jersey and Nevada are tied for 16th. Arizona is 28th. Texas is 32nd. Missouri is #37. Kansas lands at 49. And bringing up the bottom are South Dakota at #50 and North Dakota at #51.

One thing they seem to take into account is the number of "LGBTQ+ family populations" in the state. They don't define "LGBTQ+ family." Does that include LGBTQ+ households? I live alone. Do I count as an "LQBTQ+ family?" Does it mean only households with more than one resident? Do all the residents of the household have to be LGBTQ+? If so, how are children counted, if at all?

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Provincetown

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June 2, 2021

Jewish Woman From New Jersey Who Lives In Oakland Vents Her Homophobia In Sacramento

Actually, it was a bunch of white women, but the Jewish woman from New Jersey took the time to explain her level of entitlement. Not sure why they thought this would go over well in Sacramento. They should've tried Bakersfield.

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May 27, 2021

Real News: Where are those A&F models now?

Slate reports on the whereabouts and activities of some of the former Abercrombie & Fitch models. There are a couple of 'then & now' photos.

  • One has started his own unspecified business. "I run a startup, and I’m using my brain very regularly."
  • One is now an attorney in labor and employment law.
  • One "works in biotechnology," which could mean anything.
  • One is a financial consultant "and co-owns a business making high-end furniture from aircraft parts."
  • One works in "sports marketing" which sounds even more vague to me than working in biotechnology.

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May 2, 2021

MSNBC Interviews Governor Doofus

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February 27, 2021

Around New England

JFK Library & Museum (1)
JFK Presidential Library in Boston
, Kodachrome, 1988.

Little Boy At A Park
1986
, doubtless somewhere in Boston.

Mt Katahdin's Knife Edge
Andy and Alden hiking on the Knife Edge of Mt. Katahdin
in Baxter State Park, Maine. The peak (on the left) is the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail. 1988.

This Fag Teaches Kids
At the Boston Gay Pride rally on City Hall Plaza
, June 1985.

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February 26, 2021

"Queen says COVID vaccine is quick, painless and helps others"

And if a Queen says so, then it must be.

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February 23, 2021

Four Kodachromes

Saguaros (3)
Arizona
, Kodachrome, 1988.

Christmas Cactus Flower (3)
Kodachrome, 1988
.

Former Sears Building in The Fenway
Formerly the Sears warehouse in the Fenway, Boston
, Kodachrome, 1988.

Leonard Matlovich
Leonard Matlovich at the October 1987 March on Washington
, Kodachrome. Leonard Matlovich in Wikipedia.

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February 3, 2021

Along The Eastern Seaboard

March on Washington (3)
At the March on Washington in 1987
.

Picnic Bench in the Woods

Dudley Station - Boston
Old Dudley Station on the Orange Line
, 1987.

5432
This is a building in Queens that is "open to the trade only" for interior decorating
. I went there with an architect friend in 1988, but I can't remember what the place was called or exactly where it was located.

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December 27, 2020

Four From All Over

Dedication of First LGBT Veterans Memorial - May 2001 (3)
Patricia Nell Warren (left) at the dedication if the first LGBT Veterans memorial
, Kodachrome, 2001.

Ruggles Station (2)
Ruggles MBTA Station, Boston
, Kodachrome, 1987.

Waikiki Beach
Waikiki Beach
, Kodachrome, 1986.

Historical Homes
Ektachrome, 1987
.

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March 22, 2018

Slide Photos Of The Past (well, we couldn't have future, could we?)

Autumn River (2)
Somewhere in New England (Maine, most likely).

Walden Pond
Walden Pond.

View of Downtown Boston from Alewife Station, Cambridge, Mass (BW)
A view of the skyline of downtown Boston from Alewife Station on the Red Line.
I think the very white steeple you can see towards the left part of the downtown skyline is a church that used to stand in Porter Square. You can see the Federal Reserve building on the righthand part of the skyline.

Stacey - August 1986
My brother's stepdaughter at the wedding between her mother and him in 1986, Fremont, California.

Polaris - Kodachrome - 1986
Polaris and the star trails around it.
I probably shot this while out camping, which means it's probably Maine.

Sculpture - Kodachrome - 1987
I can't remember where this is, but I'm tempted to say Chicago.
Kodachrome, 1987.

Prometheus, Boston Prudential Center - 1986 (2)
Prometheus in front of the Prudential Center in Boston, 1986.

Leaves
More New England nature.

John Hancock Building - Kodachrome - 1986
The old John Hancock, Back Bay, Boston.
Kodachrome, 1986.

Christian Science Mother Church Reflecting Pool, Boston - Agfachrome - 1985 (1)
The reflecting pool at the Christian Science Center in The Fenway, Boston.
Agfachrome, 1985.

Chicago City Hall - Kodachrome - 1987
Chicago City Hall, Kodachrome, 1987.

Christian Science Center, Boston - Kodachrome - 1986
The Christian Science Center in Boston.
Kodachrome, 1986.

Boston Pride Parade - 1985
Boston Pride Parade, 1985.

More scanned slide photos can be seen here.

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February 11, 2018

Wacking Off

Loving and touching ourselves together with BateWorld's Paul Rosenberg and Sexologist Dr. Jallen Rix. This was on The Brooklyn Conversation, originally. You may (or may not) want to check out BateWorld.

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February 9, 2018

Greg Louganis Shares His Opinion Of Pence

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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
.

The Journey 43
About one-quarter of the Journey Project
.

The Journey 19

The Journey 20

Home at Saratoga Springs
My little camp
.

Tent View
The view from my tent door
.

Comfort & Joy cabin
The well-known colors of Comfort & Joy, the biggest gay camp at Burning Man
.

Hottub
The jacuzzi, all fresh and clean when I arrived
.

Hottub after a couple of days
After a couple of days of hard use
.

Main Lodge Front Porch - Saratoga Springs
On the front porch of the main lodge
.

Rand Larson & Me
Rand Larson on the left
.

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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