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Parents outraged after middle schoolers attend LGBTQ sex conference


ALTOONA, Iowa – “Concerned Citizens” are petitioning Iowa’s Humboldt School District to prevent students from attending the Iowa Safe Schools conference after realizing it’s more about gay sex than bullying. 984 more words


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Date Drug New Hope

Tony pointed this one out to me early this morning. Evidently, there was a date drugger at a gay bar in New Hope, PA (where I live) and security cameras captured his image in what looks to me like a gay bar on the outskirts of town called, … 799 more words

Gay Culture

3/24: Houdini, McQueen, Arbuckle, and LeBrock

I didn’t even know there was film of Houdini. Here he is, escaping from a straight jacket while hanging upside down. All these years later, this is still pretty awesome. 53 more words

Throwback Thursday: Flotilla DeBarge

As some may know, when I first moved to NYC, I moved here to be a professional dancer. It was a tough life for sure. But, one of my early jobs was dancing back-up for a female impersonator by the name of Lypsinka (a LEGENDARY drag performer). 135 more words


Blues Singer Petite Swanson — Crossing the Gender Line in 1940s Chicago

One of my research interests is the largely forgotten history of transgendered performers in American popular music. I thank Ray Astbury for bringing Petite Swanson to my attention, a blues singer in Chicago who recorded four sides for the Sunbeam record company in 1947 ( 651 more words

Popular Music

Quote of the Day!

This is a quote from one of my new favorite drag queens and it makes so much sense!

“We’re all born naked, everything else is just drag.’’ 30 more words

Queer Culture

Come to the Cabaret

Seattle, Wash.

The Garden of Allah
1213 First Avenue

Seattle’s first gay-owned bar (also one of the first in the country) was located at this downtown address from 1946 to 1956, in the basement of the Victorian-era Arlington hotel. 285 more words

Gay And Lesbian