The Top Ten Fianlist 1985

Step back into those High Heels and Big Hair and Join us for a trip back in the Past to the Female Impersonator of the Year Pageant 1985 with our Top Ten Finalist Hot Chocolate Rachel Wells Michael Andrews Jennifer Foxx Joslyn Summers Jimmi Dee Tasha Cole Stella Starr Roxanne Russel Naomi Sims Watch this Fabulous video here:  Vintage Footage Of The Introduction Of The Contestants & Top Ten For The 1985 Female Impersonator Of The Year Pageant  Courtesy of LaNora Takie, Thank You

Surprise, Surprise.. a BIG Contribution From Jimmy James

2014 Keeps getting Betta and betta!! Just in the Mail today, we found this packet of Contribution goodies from the Legendary, Actor, Singer, Impressionist Jimmy James!! For the Back In The Gays section at the House Of Visual Show-room!! These will be on Display at the House Of Visual Showroom here in the Historical Mott Haven Section of The South Bronx. Call for an Appointment 347-265-5853 or visit us online http://houseofvisual.com Iconic – Legendary – Jimmy James Biography Below. UNABASHED. UNASHAMED. OUTRAGEOUS. All can be accurately used to describe the persona of one Jimmy James. For years, Jimmy James has [...]

Ann Street Bookstore, the Bull Pen in the Financial District

A Little Street in the Financial District of New York City Named Ann.. Created in 1728, named after Ann White the wife of developer and Merchant Thomas White. 21 Ann Street was one of the most active gay, straight, voyeur Adult bookstore in the 1970, 1980s, 1990s and into the Millennium. And to think it was just a few short blocks from both World Trade Center and the Historic South Street Seaport. Ann Street Bookstore also had the basement which was Bull Pen a buddy booth style cruise area of the bookstore till 1996, then moved upstairs. Then finally closed [...]

Attention Coco-Puffs!! Coco Peru Is Speaking

Cardinal Spellman High School in Da Bronx nYc…. Go Fuck Yourself via Coco Peru and Back In The Gays Approved!! When Coco Peru receives an off color homophobic news-letter from her former high school, Cardinal Spellman High, she won’t go down quietly! Subscribe to my channel for more Coco videos! This video was created with love (and a pinch of fiery conviction) by… Directed by: Garrett Watts  – Produced By: Michael Warwick These incredible GLBT Icons/activists seen in the video are listed below in order of appearance: Audra Lorde (Writer/Activist) James Dean (Actor) Sal Mineo (Actor) “Weekend” (Andrew Haigh’s 2011 [...]

He Said It Wasn’t Child Abuse…

It wasn’t raining, it wasn’t windy. There was no thunder, there was no lightning. The sky wasn’t even gloomy. It could have been quite an uneventful day. One without the growling of the usual rabid dog surrounded by the screams of people trying to kill it. A day without the sounds and smells of the upcoming civil war. Unimaginable at the time. I’m not saying it could have been a perfect day, for I don’t think there ever was such a thing. But I know, there was nothing for us to fear on that rather lazy day. So lazy, we [...]

Coming Out

I came out at the 9th Circle in the fall of 1977. I was a Freshman at Pratt and a friend from school got me out of the closet. He didn’t have to work too hard. Our first stop was 9th Circle. I remember being terrified and thrilled at the same time. Unfortunately, although I’m sure I knew that I was at home there, I never had much fun at places like that. I remember the downstairs bar because I was a twink and that’s where we congregated. The place was gritty and smokey. Disco blared. Within a few months [...]

Vintage Drag From the Showroom to the Ballroom

A Collection of videos put together to Showcase the Drag Talent of Yesteryear while playing Primadonna Supermodel Remix. This vintage footage features: Jack Doroshow (Mother Flawless Sabrina) Crystal Labeija Miss Alfonso from Chicago Rachel Harlow Dorian Wayne to name a few. Ultra Rare Video clips include scenes from the Pre-Stonewall 1950’s and 1960’s from the movie Queens at Heart 1967, The Queen 1968 and The Drag Show Video ‪Vérité‬” 2006. Videos like this are a little taste of what is being played in the background at the House Of Visual Showroom in The South Bronx nYc. Make An Appointment 347-265-5853 [...]