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Gay for dummies: bears

Gay for dummies: bears

In an effort to educate the straight masses and promote the gay agenda across as many platforms as possible today, we debut a new feature for the month of June, Gay Pride month: Gay for Dummies. This is the 2nd installment.

A time to rage and resist

A time to rage and resist

Yesterday I wrote about the meaning of the rainbow flag to the gay community and its origins. So it seems rather appropriate that today I stumbled upon this fantastic video of Gilbert Baker, the creator of the rainbow pride flag.

Somewhere over the rainbow

Somewhere over the rainbow

Rainbow flags are flying high this month, not only on this blog, but also in cities across the world. Gwendolyn Horton over at Design Notes, my former home, explains the origin and design of the striped symbol of freedom.

Big, gay and sprinkled

Big, gay and sprinkled

If lucky enough to spend your days sunning yourself on the Christopher Street piers you may hear the familiar jingle of an ice cream truck in the not too far distance. Only this one’s probably playing Judy Garland.

All in the family

All in the family

Cher’s long been an icon to the gay community. She embraced camp from the beginning of her career. She was inappropriately sexy at ages most retire. She embraced disco, and later, house, music originated in gay nightclubs. And there are countless drag queens who owe a bit of inspiration to this lady. Hell, all drag queens have been inspired by her in one way or another.

Boys beware

Boys beware

The short film BOYS BEWARE, made in 1961, is an anti-gay PSA directed by Sid Davis. It is proof that we’ve come such a long way in the struggle for equality. It would also make me angry, that is, if it was not so damn funny. Beware!

Gay animal kingdom

Gay animal kingdom

While the issue of same sex relationships ruffles the feathers of various tribes among the supposedly higher brain functioning bipedal primate sub species of homo sapiens, this is barely a controversy in the rest of the animal kingdom who seem to all shrug their collective shoulders or fins or wings at gay and lesbian lifestyles. Scienceray lists ten animals comfortable with same sex partnerships.

Gay challenge

Gay challenge

At a flea market last week I stumbled upon this little item. I’m not sure what caught my eye more, the hard bodied day laborers or the price tag (Seriously flea market vendor, $20 a yard? You can get it for much less at eQuilter), but it seems that I also inadvertently stumbled upon a quilting subculture.

Gay for dummies: Flagging

Gay for dummies: Flagging

In an effort to educate the straight masses and promote the gay agenda across as many platforms as possible today we debut a new feature for the month of June, Gay Pride month: Gay for Dummies.

Larger than life: Hockney and 100 Homos

Larger than life: Hockney and 100 Homos

If you’re lucky enough to summer on Long Island this year be sure to visit boltax.gallery on Shelter Island. From June 20 to July 6 the gallery is home to a 3rd solo show by the artist Don Florence titled “Them,” a group of paintings dealing with themes of celebrity and worship.

Hard bodies and a hello

Hard bodies and a hello

Hello there. I am Bradford Shellhammer and I am new around these parts. While my fellow SUNfiltered bloggers have done a bang up job finding unique culture, film and music stories across the globe I intend to shake things up differently around here. I’m here to gay it up. Bedazzle the blog. Bring a disco beat. So…

Merriam-Webster accused of pro-gay agenda

Merriam-Webster accused of pro-gay agenda

photo by greeblie While the rest of us were battling it out over gay marriage in courts, newspaper editorials, elections, marches, and barrooms across the country, a little company called Merriam-Webster was quietly making their own call. So quietly, in fact, that even though their dictionary updated the definition of marriage back in 2003 to…