Jingle boys! Also a few girls, Dads, Queens on Segways, frosty snowmen, etc. Hot Leather Dad Steve Gaynes shot the scene seen here. Click through for groovy video! A fun(d)raiser for the SF AIDS Foundation.
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Tagged 2013, Castro Street, Christmas, Gay, Leather Dad, Runners, Santa, Sexy, SFAF, Skivvy, Surveillance, Video, Xmas
Soldier. Homosexual. Native Son. Candidate. Empress. Activist. Gentleman. Widow. San Francisco Legend. R.I.P. Jose Sarria, aka the Nightengale of Montgomery St, the Widow Norton and Empress Jose I. born December 12, 1922/23. died August 19, 2013.
First Gay Candidate.
Empress of San Francisco.
(Haiku for Jose Sarria)
Funeral service at 11am on Friday, September 6th at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Internment in Colma, reception at Lookout Bar on 16th Street.
Mike Caffee, who knew Jose, says his friends sometimes jokingly called him “the Nightmare of Montgomery Street” – instead of “Nightengale!”
The Bay Area Reporter has more here.
Photos 1, 2 & 4 Courtesy of the GLBT Historical Society (San Francisco).
Posted in Activism, Drag, GAY GAZE: Visual Culture, Photos, Art, Comics, Film, Objects, etc..., History, Men, Military, Obituary, Photography, San Francisco, Subcultures
Tagged Black Cat Cafe, Candidate, Drag, Empress, Gay, GLBT Historical Society, Haiku, History, Imperial Court, Jose Sarria, Nightengale of Montgomery, Obituary, Photograph, San Francisco, SFBOS, Society for Individual Rights, Tavern Guild, Widow Norton
Laytonville Native Wins Empress Of San Francisco’s Imperial Court!
“Patty McGroin went from winning Miss Gay San Francisco in 2011 to the reigning empress of the 2013 San Francisco Imperial Court. Patty will spend her year as Empress raising money for San Francisco charities as part of the duties of representing the San Francisco Imperial Council…”
Jayma Shields for The Mendocino County Observer. Photo: anon.
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Tagged Drag, Fabulous, Gay, Imperial Court, Mendocino County, Rural, San Francisco
at the valet. hey!. New from fantastic art dandy Gryphon.
Posted in Collecting, Drag, GAY GAZE: Visual Culture, Photos, Art, Comics, Film, Objects, etc..., Gryphon Van Der Hole, Kansas City, Leather, Men, Photography
Tagged Art, Clothing, Collecting, Culture, Dandy, Dapperkink, Gay, Gay Gaze, Homoerotic, Kink, Photography, Sartorial, Sexy, Suit Fetish
Good words for today…or any day. Remember and you are. Forget it and you’re fodder for fool-catchers. And in today’s economy? Well…
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Tagged Art, Culture, Drag, Gay Gaze, San Francisco, Signage, Spirituality, Street Art
Carried away on the shoulders of the Swiss Guard…and available to Los Angeles area collectors. Check out the silent auction at the Eagle LA on Friday October 21 at the Mr. Sister Leather contest. For more Catholic fun from JoJo Mendoco, click here. For his take on war, here. And for some S/m, here and here.
Posted in Collecting, Comics, DIY and Maker Culture, Drag, JoJo Mendoco, Leather, Military, Sickness and Health, Spirituality, Subcultures
Tagged Art, Catholic, Erotica, Gay, JoJo Mendoco, Manga, Mister Sister Leather, Religion, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
Tasty! Sight seen at San Francisco Leather Diva Donna Sachet’s annual Pre-Folsom brunch. Photo: SMG
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Tagged Brunch, Diva, Donna Sachet, Drag, Folsom, Leather, Sexy
When an androgynous male model named Jo Calderone appeared in Vogue Homme Japan last year, celeb watchers noted that he looked a lot like Lady Gaga might in male drag. Turns out, that is exactly who “he” was. The young diva, who dodges regular rumors that she is intersex, shows off Jo on the cover art of her next single, “You and I.” You Go, Guy Gaga!
Posted in Drag, Japan, Photography, Strange News
Tagged Art, Culture, Drag, Homme, Intersex, Japan, Jo Calderone, Lady Gaga, Music, Photography, Queer, Vogue, You and I
Looks like a drag queen shoe fashion crisis on Oak Street. But the question remains: what’d she do with the other shoe in each pair?
…tonight at our “Hootenanny” Western-themed show (country and Americana). Catch us Saturday at 2pm or 8pm. Details here. Dancing gay cowboys, country drag, “Home On The Range” like you’ve never heard it, and much more!