Boys will be.....
On Friday evening, June 27, 1969, the New York City tactical police force raided a popular Greenwich Village gay bar, the Stonewall Inn. Raids were not unusual in 1969; in fact, they were conducted regularly without much resistance. However, that night the street erupted into violent protest as the crowds in the bar fought back. The backlash and several nights of protest that followed have come to be known as the Stonewall Riots.
Stonewall 25: Cases 1-2
Gentleman & hero: Frieda Belinfante, reportedly dressed in men’s clothing to evade Nazi informers, 1943. Frieda Belinfante was a half-Jewish lesbian member of a gay resistance group called the CKC. She participated in the planning of the destruction of the Amsterdam Population Registry in March 1943, and was also active in falsifying identity cards and arranging hiding places for Jews and others sought by the Nazis. In December 1943, Belinfante escaped to Switzerland via Belgium and F...
Frieda Belinfante, was a half-Jewish lesbian member of a gay resistance group called the CKC. She participated in the planning of the destruction of the Amsterdam Population Registry in March 1943, and was also active in falsifying identity cards and arranging hiding places for Jews and others sought by the Nazis. In December 1943, Belinfante escaped to Switzerland via Belgium and France. After the war, she returned briefly to Amsterdam and then emigrated to the United States.
Transgender Day of Remembrance is tomorrow. It is a day to remember those who have been killed because of their transgender identity, often trans women of color. In 2010, it was observed in more than 185 cities in over 20 countries, and it has continued to grow. Please look for an event in your area if you are interested in participating. Many cities will hold a candlelight vigil, march, food drive, or other activity in remembrance of those we have lost.
Bronzeville’s female impersonators Popular in the 1930s and 1940s at places like the Cabin Inn and Joe’s DeLuxe, these African American entertainers were a vital part of Bronzeville’s jazz and cabaret scene.
Isaac Julien's "Looking for Langston" - "A fantasy celebration of high-society gay men during the Harlem Renaissance, with archival footage and photographs intercut. In an elegant bar, tuxedoed men dance and talk. One of them has a dream in which he comes upon Beauty. His visits to the jazz dance club are framed by voices reading the poetry and essays of Hughes and other writers. [Thanks to Tracey Rankin for spotting the source!]
Two men dancing, Harlem, 1920s. According to George Chauncey’s eponymous Gay New York, the Harlem Renaissance of the ’20s provided an opportunity for gay men to create their own social and cultural spaces within the burgeoning nightlife in the neighborhood.
He likes pink and pantyhose and dressing as a girl. Look how happy he looks in pink boots
Sons of Anarchy: Walton Goggins on His Jaw-Dropping Cameo - Walton’s character, the trans-sexy “Venus Van Damme,” wears a Customized Syren Latex Tank Suit with no ass and a zipper in the front, too show off her ample décolletage. She also wears molded latex opera length gloves, available on www.syren.com
At around 1:30am, Larry Duncan, 56, left, and Randy Shepherd, 48, from North Bend, Wash. got their marriage license. The two plan to wed on December 9th, the first day it is possible for them to wed in a church in Washington State. They have been together for 11 years.