I’m veering from my usual topic and string of man candy posts for a momentary rant about our nation’s response to COVID-19. Guidance from the White House has been erratic at best, and I attribute the President’s failure to lead as the main reason for so much misinformation and general hysteria. After all Trump has gone from accusing Democrats and media of fear mongering and exaggerating, even suggesting this was a hoax and mortality rates shared by the World Health Organization as not that serious to implementing travel bans and declaring a national emergency.
Due in large part to Trump’s failure to lead, there has been a run on items like hand sanitizers and some are hoarding items like paper towels and toilet paper. Take 1-minute (well really 1:20) to listen to Judy Woodruff who closed the Friday night News Hour with a far more sane response than I’ve heard come from our President and a far more compassionate response that I hope will appeal to your better senses. Perhaps the White House can take cues from Judy and others in the media who have provided similar messages to help bring the nation together.
Our friend, Tiago, is visiting from Brazil. His one ask was for us to show him snow so we took him to Gunstock Mountain to go snow tubing. It proved to be much more fun than I expected and would be fun to do again. After hitting the slopes, I introduced Sergio and Tiago to the concept of après ski.
Below is a video of our first run; I’m up front losing my mind and convinced I will fly off the tube; Sergio is holding our tubes so we can go down together; and Tiago is taping the run and shouting in Portuguese.
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If you’ve lived in Boston for a while you may recognize / remember the drag troupe, Fresh Fruit. It appears the the group has been reborn and is bringinng a new show to Club Cafe starting this Friday with shows on Saturdays and Sunday (matinee shows) through November 23rd. Some of their shows have already sold out so don’t delay and get tickets while tehy last.
Fresh Fruit is Born Again
all shows are at Club Café
click here for tickets and information
Lauded for their razor sharp wit and take no prisoner’s approach to political, religious, and social institutions, these Queens are ready to hit the stage at Club Café. If you loved Fresh Fruit before (or Bitter Bitch’s Golden Girls or Menopausal Mermaid), you won’t want to miss out on this hilarious song parody send up of everything you may think, but never say.
For a taste of what you might expect at the Club Cafe show, here is a video from Fresh Fruit back in the day.
It is Independence day in the USA and while I feel like our reputation has taken a hit in recent years (a self-inflicted hit at that), there is still plenty to be proud of and to celebrate so for everyone in the US and to those living abroad; have a wonderful July 4th.
50 years ago my parents said, “I do.”, and today we are celebrating 50 years of happy memories. Congratulations Mom and Dad. You’re a constant source of inspiration.
I dedicate this weekly post, featuring vintage gay photographs, to the men and women who lived in a more critical time where being true to yourself and loving who you want wasn’t always an option and came at a great price. Do you have a photo you would like to share? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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