... is an experimental electronic music duo that is originally from the San Francisco area and is now based in Baltimore signed to the Matador Records label. Martin Schmidt & Drew Daniel are also a gay couple and have been together for the past 12+ years. Below is a demonstration of Boyd Mcdonald’s work projected on screen while Matmos plays on stage. Boyd Mc Donald was known for his magazine Smut and created other titles like: Sex, true homosexual experiences Flesh, true homosexual experiences Cruising the Movies, A Sexual Guide to oldies on ...
... on Bikes (DOB) is a club of mostly lesbian motorcycle clubs from around the world which includes: The Sirens of New York City Dykes on Bikes in Portland Oregon Women’s Motorcycle Contingent in San Francisco California Dykes on Bikes are well known for their appearances in gay pride funtions such as LGBT Pride parades, Lesbian & Dyke Marches and important LGBT events like the International Gay Games. Originally Dykes on Bikes were most likely put at the front of the Gay Pride parade for many different reasons and continue to remain as an important symbol of LGBT pride, defiance, [...]
... Day of Remembrance was started to memorialize those who died due to anti transgender hatred or prejudice. The month of November was chosen to honor Rita Hester, who was murdered on November 28th, 1998. This event is what started off the Remembering Our Dead online project and the San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Unfortunately just like most anti transgender murder cases, Rita Hester’s murder has yet to be solved. Although not every individual represented during the Day of Remembrance self identifies themselves as a transgendered person, transsexual, crossdresser, or other gender variant. Each was a victim of violence based [...]
... On the evening of October 31 st, the night of Halloween 1969 a group of Sixty members from (GLF) Gay Liberation Front and (SIR) Society for Individual Rights staged a protest in front of the San Francisco‘s Examiner. This was in response to more than a handfull of news articles disparaging the LGBT people in San Francisco’s gay bars, clubs and establishments. That evening, what started as a peaceful protest against the homophobic editorial policies of the Examiner turned tumultuous and were later called “Friday of the Purple Hand” and “Bloody Friday of the Purple Hand”. Employees from the Examiner [...]
... Varla Jean Merman’s dedication to Stonewall in a short but sweet little diddy… Now you know.Varla Jean Merman is the alter ego of actor, singer and drag performer Jeffery Roberson. Varla has said (fictitiously) that her father is Ernest Bornine and Ethel Merman is her mother. Combine them together and you get a top notch drag performer. Varla has appeared in movies and television such as Ugly Betty and Project Runway. She often appears in Provincetown, New Orleans, New York City, San Francisco and London. When Varla Jean appeared on Project Runway in 2008, the episode was called “Good [...]
... to detail with his wildest sexual fantasies to produce a body of work that, for sheer homoerotism, will probably never be surpassed. 1973 was also the year of Tom’s first art exhibition, in Hamburg, Germany, but that experience was so negative (all but one of the drawings were stolen) that it would be 1978 before he would agree to another exhibit, in Los Angeles, for which he made his first trip to America. Over the next couple of years, a series of exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York, with trips to America for each one, [...]
... the beginning there were no bear clubs, there were few formally organized groups in the earliest days. The bear community originated in the 80′s by men who felt that mainstream gay culture was unwelcoming to men who did not fit a particular bodily norm (thin, hairless, gym toned and young). The opening of the Lone Star Saloon in San Francisco in 1989 is viewed by many as the most significant event in establishing the bear community. Known as “Bear Bar U.S.A.” — and for some people as mecca — gay men tell stories of visiting the bar and [...]