Los Angeles Pride 1987 || Source: WikiMedia Commons
A few weeks ago I posted a vintage gay post from the 1980s and with Pride month coming to a close this week, I thought I’d share this photo from Los Angeles Pride in 1987. I can’t believe that was 30 years ago.
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Courtesy of the hilarious Mrs. Bettty Bowers which came to my attention thanks to Dan. It is too good not to share, but as Dan said, it would be a lot more funny if it didn’t have such a ring of truth to it.
This week I’m featuring the Instagram account of a handsome, out and proud male model who I believe lives in Miami at the moment, Kevin Carnell. When I was writing this post I Googled his name and read that Buzzfeed once described Kevin’s IG account as “a gift to you and the world” and I’m inclined to agree.
Most of Kevin’s photos are of him enjoying the beach but this past spring he ventured to Cuba and has some beautiful photos of his travels sprinkled in between photos of Kevin in a speedo. Check out his IG. I think you’ll like it.
Follow him on Instagram here, instagram.com/kevincarnell.
Do you like this weekly post? Check out previously featured IG accounts here.
Hopefully the caption below inspires you to share a caption or two of your own. Bonus points to anyone who can make me laugh with their caption.
Just ahead of New York City Pride, which took place this past weekend, The New York Times published, Scott James article, “There Goes The Gayborhood” and shared it in the Pride 2017 section of the Sunday Times.
News that neighborhoods like Greenwich Village and The Castro are no longer quite as gay as they once were isn’t news (not for gay men anyway), but I couldn’t help but read the article to hear what Scott James had to say on the matter. James writes, “These changes are due in large part to the increased expense that comes with the rising popularity and gentrification of many inner cities. But growing acceptance, legally and societally, of the L.G.B.T.Q. community is also responsible.”
Many of these ‘gayborhoods’ like Boston’s South End were neglected urban areas that had rapidly depopulated from “White Flight” and faced more than their share of economic hardships. The LGBTQ community in the 1960s, 70s and 80s claimed these spaces because much like these parts of the city, homosexuals were perceived as dangerous and undesirable. The irony is that as gayborhoods these communities flourished and in most major cities these former enclaves for the LGBTQ community are now so gentrified they have become a hollow shell of their former self.
None of this is news to the gay community and the underlying economic forces that are driving this trend aren’t going away. However James writes that efforts are also underway to provide a small oasis of LGBTQ pride to neighborhoods that in the past may not have been as well known for their tolerance of gay men; as the LGBTQ community move to other parts of the city. The fact that Dorchester now has gay bars would have been inconceivable in the 80s and 90s, but now, Savin Hill, probably has more gay men moving to it than the traditional gay enclave (the South End) in Boston. What does this mean for our gay community? Time will tell.
Check out Scott James article in the New York Times here.
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I know I’ve posted this before but it still makes me laugh.