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Long and winding road

The long and winding road at Hà GiangThe long and winding road at Hà Giang by Khánh Hmoong (cc by)

Hippybear posts the story of nonagenarian Hector Black recalling his life as a closeted gay man — a husband and a father — who didn't come out until he was 70 years old ... and it turns out one of our members has a personal connection.

by taz

Grass roots LGBT history: a thread

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This is a thread about what my friend found in her attic...

Fascinating post from MartinWisse about the discovery, sorting, and disposition of a treasure trove of pamphlets, copies of Gay Comix and other LGBT literature, as well as several dozen buttons for various political and lgbt campaigns from a crucial period for the LGBTQI+ movement.

by taz

Poems for shy people in love

ShyShy by akageorge (cc by-nc-nd)

In Ask Metafilter, beijingbrown asks about "poems or lines of poetry about love that is awkward, hesitant and quiet - filled with silences and mis-timings" ... while in other quests for words and sounds about feelings, thoughts and things, switcheroo seeks "songs that pick me up and make me want to live again after a long day of work," picklenickle is looking for good songs with lyrics that are hella gay, and slidell searches for children's rhymes and songs that are free of ghastly, scary, and offensive things.

by taz


Styven Magnes : Speech balloonsStyven Magnes : Speech balloons by Marc Wathieu (cc by-nc)

Getting hip with the lingo, on Ask Me: When did the phrase "Garbage People/Person" become popular? | Did people actually say "shwench"? | In words like normcore, What is the meaning of the -core suffix?

... and recently on the blue, D'ya get me, bruv?; a new London accent called MLE has emerged in the last few years | A Tart My Dears, A Tart – how British gay men used to talk, featuring Polari, the cult language of UK homosexuals derived from theatre and circus slang

by taz

"I suddenly felt I had found my tribe."

Hazards of Riding BearsHazards of Riding Bears by CarbonNYC (cc by)

As these things do, this scene began a bit underground and then started to gain momentum and then really EXPLODED. Suddenly the bears weren't a movement, they were a marketing niche. And the energy of the scene began to change. Big meetups became more, for lack of a better term, corporate. Suddenly you could buy "bear" merchandise easily rather than having to seek it out. Bear clubs were springing up all over the country, and then breaking up into smaller groups as the fights between the "we want to fuck" and the "we want to socialize" groups surfaced.

hippybear talks about the changes that have happened in a different sort of bear movement.

by jessamyn

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