This year Cher joined the celebration in Sydney for the 40th Anniversary Mardi Gras celebration. For those of us who couldn’t be in Sydney, I’ve snagged this video from YouTube. Congratulations to everyone who attended Mardi Gras this year. It was the first celebration to take place after their historic vote to bring marriage equality to their LGBTQ citizens. Goodonya!
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NY-based bell’s roar (Sean Desiree) headlines the Art Funds Art Tour, which kicks off a 6-city tour starting in Boston on Friday, February 2nd at Make Shift Boston in the South End at 549 Columbus Ave.
In each city, a local queer/trans/person of color will open for bell’s roar as they tour We Carry Us for the first time. The tour’s openers are newly announced with more information about dates and locations in tour cities including: NYC, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Durham, NC, Atlanta and Albany, NY.
Boston’s opening act for the Art Funds Tour will be Anjimile, a queer & trans songwriter and singer. Below you can check out Anjimile’s video, Therapy.
A little known fact about your’s truly is that I spent most of my 20s seeing local bands play rather than dancing at clubs. One of those local musicians who I really loved was / is Juliana Hatfield. She had brief brush with mainstream success with songs like Universal Heartbeat and Spin the Bottle, but the quirky rocker from Boston was always more at home under the radar.
Last year I saw her for the first time in years and she still sounds great. At the ACLU benefit here in Boston Juliana performed her song Short Fingered Man, a song about a certain someone living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue these days.
So when I heard a track from her forthcoming Olivia Newton-John tribute album on Kenneth in the (212), I instantly started playing her cover A Little More Love. The CD won’t be available until April 13th but you can pre-order it on Amazon, here: Juliana Hatfield Sings Olivia Newton-John.
Unfortunately between the time I wrote this post and today, the video of the 1945 Gay Home Movie on YouTube came down. The video in question was discovered by St. Louis filmmaker Geoff Story when he stumbled upon some old film reels at an estate sale at a mansion on Lindell Boulevard in St. Louis, which used to be the home of the now-deceased Buddy Walton.
Fortunately you can still watch the brief video here.
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 email@example.com.
What is old is new again; first it was announced that Will & Grace would return to NBC then ABC said it was bringing back its popular show Roseanne. Now Netflix has revived the Bravo TV series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, but this time with a new cast and in a new city.
Moving from the more politically progressive northeast this new cast will be based in Atlanta and roam Dixie. The new Fab Five includes Bobby Berk as the show’s design expert; Karamo Brown will be the cast’s cultural attache (so to speak); Antoni Porowski will manage all things related to food and wine; Jonathan Van Ness is responsible for personal grooming; and Tan France will lead the charge in the fashion department.
The Netflix teaser that dropped earlier this week opens with the lines, “The original show was fighting for tolerance. Our fight is for acceptance.” I’m not sure I really agree with that but you get the gist of this light-hearted formulaic series that will try to make America a little more accepting (and hopefully more polite) – one makeover at a time.
Check’em out on Netflix here: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy
Mark your calendars for Boston’s 12th annual No Pants Subway Ride on Sunday, January 7th from 2-5PM. Details for participating in the No Pants Subway Ride will be posted on the event page here.
If you are still unsure of what this is all about check out my video of all the fun from Boston’s 2013 No Pants Subway Ride.