While they often presented themselves as bodybuilders’ publications, their chuckle-prompting titles — Torso, Adonis, Honcho, Mandate — didn’t lie. Gay men’s magazines of decades past were bought by gay men who wanted to look at the erotic illustrations of well- built male bodies therein. Because any- one known to possess such material in the homophobic 1950s and 1960s could experience serious consequences, men hid the magazines under their mat- tresses. These illustrations have now inspired a traveling exhibition, Stroke: From Under the Mattress to the Museum Wall. Curated by notable erotic artist Robert W. Richards and orig- inating at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, the popular show contains 24 original illustrations that ap- peared in gay magazines from the 1950s to the 1990s. It also looks at how gay men, forced into the closet during those decades, used these pictures to explore their sexuality intimately. It additionally serves as a showcase for the artists in- volved. On view are works by two dozen top artists of the times, including Touko Laaksonen (Tom of Finland), Antonio Lopez (Antonio), and David Martin.More
Producer, writer, and activist who produced shows like All in the Family, Sanford and Son, and Maude, is awarded the 2016 Freedom of Expression Award after a screening of the new documentary Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You.More
At the main festival ground on Saturday July 23rd and Sunday July 24th at Fort Mason Center, we welcome many celebrities from Japan, including WORLD ORDER, Silent Siren, Wednesday Campanella, GARNiDELiA, Mitz Mangrove, and many more, and we will also host a variety of events, including J-POP LIVE concerts, Meet & Greet sessions, Q&A with special guests, Interactive Summit, Travel Pavilion, Ramen & Sake Summit, dance, karaoke,cosplay and'J-POP Queen' drag contests.More
So you went out last Saturday night and wore those new dark-wash, skinny leg jeans that you just bought despite the fact that it's the end of the month and you should be saving that money for your rent check.
Guys, guys, guys--biggest news ever! R&B superstar Usheris eating vegan! And he wants the Biebs to go vegan too! I effing love Usher like whoa so I'm super pleased. Hopefully he will make the whole leap once he gets a little further into veganhood. And then JB will go vegan and make a line of vegan high-tops and I will buy every pair and start a vegan dance team. Step Up 11: Plant-Based Riot.
For your weekly vegan food porn, I present a staggering work of tater tot genius: the tater tot casserole. God bless us, everyone.
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Happy Meatless Monday! A day for which, as you may know, the "abolitionist" animal rights movement has nothing but contempt (I can't write "abolitionist" without quotation marks because it implies that animal rights activists who aren't down with the "abolitionist" approach are somehow not interested in freeing all animals -- not so. I'm also opposed to any form of torture but if we could end waterboarding tomorrow, let's go ahead and do that). Slate has an interesting post on the conflict between the Humane Society and "abolitionists." You should check it out and tell me what you think.
According to the Toledo Blade, "More Black Americans are Giving up Meat and Dairy." Growing up in Philly, I knew plenty of people of color who were vegan, so this is not surprising to me. I'm glad the article mentions vegan soul food because I totally thought that was normal but then I keep finding soul food spots with no vegan options. Luckily, plenty of them do have vegan options. There's nothing I like more than the buckwheat waffles and a few sides from Gussie's!
The San Francisco SPCA is having a Homecoming adoptathon! Free adoptions from September 14th-16th. While I know we're not supposed to do "free to good home" adoptions, I think the SPCA prob knows what it's doing.
Speaking of the SF SPCA, I missed this from a few months ago but they did a Portlandia spoof! So for my finale, I present Catlandia: