As we approach the summer hump, we reflect on everything backinthegays with the many contributions you our readers have made and we thank you. With out you, we would not be that much closer to our Mission Statement. June 17, 2012 marked the 2 year anniversary of BiTG and the response has been nothing but love.
On our journey into our third year, things are becoming more clear where backinthegays is becoming an educational platform for our LGBTQIA community in a pop culture and politically aware way. Every day is getting a little easier, but we still have a long way to go towards equality. The contributions show that it is not about acceptance, it is not about conforming, it is about being yourself.
Jewel Box Revue Showbill with Storme Delarverie, Pearl Box Revue Call Me Misster album with Misster Dorian Corey, Misster Jaye Joyce, Misster Clyddie McCoy, Misster Tony LaFrisky, Paris Is Burning Venus Xtravaganza press photos for the movie, Amanda Lapore for her doll release, Ru Paul at the Pyramid Club, Paris Is Burning Octavia St Laurent, Club 82 nYc table/glass knocker (Bijou 82), Finocchio’s San Francisco, Club 181 nYc table/glass knocker, Rupaul’s flyer for first TV Christmas Special, Lady Bunny at the Pyramid Club, Imperial Court Of New York card to join the Royal Family, Ru Paul at the Roxy, Queer Nation Present the Super Stars of Paris Is Burning at the Limelight with Willy (Willi) Ninja and the House Of Ninja, J Moses Harper “Love Is Unconditional” wristband… Just to name a few of the contributions on this shelf at the Sanctuary in the Bronx.
Club U.S.A. Chanel flyer and the original piece from our collection, Michael Kosh card (and Disco 2000 t-shirt, Palladium T-shirt, Martine “House Of Field” 1 of 6 pieces that is from the original Pat Fields 8th street store), Patricia Fields – House Of Field flyer, Bump flyer, Danceteria flyer, Palladium flyer, Mars Needs Men flyer, Amanda Lapore Perfume that Ernie Glam designed, Club Kid invite cards from the Limelight, Disco 2000 sticker, Susan Bartsch’s Hallows Eve Tale activity book/coloring book flyer, Heatherette KidRobot toy figures with Richie Rich, Trevor, Amanda Lapore and the gang… Just to name a few various nYc club flyers from the early 1980′s to present.
The Eagle’s Nest New York City Bar button, The Spike Matchbook, The L.U.R.E. Bar button and opening flyers, Boys Town Zone DK Afterhour flyer (which I wrote my number on when I first met Rob in 1993 } ), Barbary Coast ashtray, The Toilet nYc drink ticket, The Ramrod New York City 1978 Bar button, March on Washington 93 button, Boots and Saddles 1980 Bar badge, Hell (Zone DK) membership card, Leather Archives & Museum 20th anniversary pin, varies Motorcycle club buttons, Rear Entry Philadelphia after hours button, Button for the Quilt from 1993, “I Can’t Even March Straight” T-shirt from 1993, varies Two Potato New York City drink tickets, New York Jacks at Hillside Campgrounds flyer from 1992, Bikestop 15th anniversary dog tags, The River Club New York City membership card, The Hang-Out membership card… Just to name a few various nYc haunts and Philadelphia haunts from the late 1960′s to present.
Michael’s Thing New York City magazines (before HX and Next) San Francisco Ramrod buttons, Queens Pride 2010 CD, Ramrod Slave Liberation 1973 button, Black Cat Bar 20th anniversary button in San Francisco, Speak Easy 2nd Anniversary button, Camp 2 in San Francisco button, Eagle San Francisco 2nd Anniversary bar button, Rubbout 3 Vancouver B.C. button, San Francisco AIDS Fund Button, Constantine Run Sept 13, 14, 1969 button, Tyrangem 2011 C/D… Just to name a contributions from 2010 – 2012.