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
Though Adriano Paganini's restaurant specializes in Roman-style wood-fired pizzas, you'd be remiss to skip out on its appetizers, in particular the broccolini bruschetta, a dish that may very well become your new favorite way to eat these tiny trees of the produce world.
It's been more than 20 months since "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was repealed, and across the -- wait, hasn't everything gone to shit yet? Wasn't the repeal going to "weaken the warrior culture at a time when we have a fight on our hands," as former Air Force chief of staff Merrill A. McPeak predicted it would in a New York Times op-ed in 2010? Well, it would seem not. America appears to be as amply defended as ever. But don't listen to us. We're civilians, and ill-tempered ones to boot. Instead, listen to Col. Stewart Bornhoft, US Army (Ret.) and Capt. M. Matthew Phelps, USMC, both of whom come armed with payloads to drop on any backward thinking at the lecture "The Sky Did Not Fall: Life After the Repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell." They speak from experience on the front lines, with first-hand accounts from active-duty military (instead of old generals put to pasture, as Fox News would swing it). Those troops report exactly what many of us expected: We're good, America. The roundtable discussion also includes Ty Walrod, co-founder of OutServe, the association of actively-serving LGBT military personnel.
Mon., June 25, 6 p.m., 2012