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The Navy Once Tried to Hunt Down Dorothy Gale’s Secret Gay Army  »  Unicorn Booty Gay Blog
The Navy Once Tried to Hunt Down Dorothy Gale’s Secret Gay Army It’s Memorial Day, so we’re revisiting some of our favorite stories about the military! You might be familiar with the phrase “friend of Dorothy,” an old slang term for a queer person. Not as many people use the expression these days, but it still pops up on LGBT-friendly ocean cruises. The expression is widely believed to be a reference to the character played by old-school gay icon Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz. But the United States military apparently didn’t make the connection. According to Randy Shilts’ ...
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Posted:  5/30 8:00pm
15 Portraits Of LGBT Soldiers After ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’  »  Unicorn Booty Gay Blog
15 Portraits Of LGBT Soldiers After ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ It’s Memorial Day, so we’re revisiting some of our favorite stories about the military! Photographer Devin Mitchell began taking mirror portraits of military veterans as a way to show the “double lives” that they lead. In uniform, they’re nearly indistinguishable from the other men and women serving alongside them but, out of uniform, each has a life with identities and struggles all their own. For LGBT service members, it’s especially hard — they must first choose whether to risk ridicule and harm by serving openly, and then face further discrimination when they return ...
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Posted:  5/30 8:00pm
How Gay Prussian Baron von Steuben Made the US Army Get Its Shit Together  »  Unicorn Booty Gay Blog
How Gay Prussian Baron von Steuben Made the US Army Get Its Shit Together It’s Memorial Day, so we’re revisiting some of our favorite stories about the military! Above is a primer on the life and times of Friedrich Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand Steuben from Drunk History. In sum: von Steuben came to the US after being discharged from Prussia’s military for being gay. Forced to work as a volunteer (because American officers were sick of Europeans comin’ over and takin’ our jerbs), von Steuben was appointed Inspector General by George Washington. Von Steuben’s duty as Inspector General was to turn the Continental ...
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Posted:  5/30 8:00pm
Seattle Pride Board To Meet June 1st At Hotel Monaco  »  Gay Seattle Blogspot
After a week of nagging on our part, the beleaguered Seattle Pride finally announces a location for a June 1st community meeting. In the never ending soap opera that is Seattle and its pride celebrations, the staff and board of Seattle Pride were at the center of a controversy  last week that had Seattle’s LGBTQ … ...
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Posted:  5/29 11:40pm
Absolut Vodka Releases Groundbreaking New Transgender Ad  »  Unicorn Booty Gay Blog
Absolut Vodka Releases Groundbreaking New Transgender Ad This week, the Infiniti car company released a shitty new ad that equated changing car brands to coming out to your parents — ugh, fail. Luckily, their horrid ad was matched by a far better one from Absolut Vodka featuring a cis man’s memorable night with his newly transitioned friend, Darla. The ad’s not perfect, but it’s one of the few from a major company that even acknowledges trans existence, and is thus a step in the right direction, even if it is just to hawk booze. So we’ll get into specifics in ...
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Posted:  5/29 8:40pm
Queer-munity Interviews: Kathryn Hamm of GayWeddings.com  »  Unicorn Booty Gay Blog
Queer-munity Interviews: Kathryn Hamm of GayWeddings.com Congratulations to the tens of thousands of happy couples who’ve gotten married in the decade-ish since marriage was first legalized in Massachusetts — and also to the many thousands more who’ve married since it was legalized nationwide last year! With the freedom to marry now the law of the land, the institution of marriage is indisputably transforming — for the better. More marriages means more tear-jerker love stories, more romantic ceremonies, and more cakes, and who doesn’t love that? We’re at a remarkable moment in history where traditions are evolving and love is everywhere you look. But just ...
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Posted:  5/28 9:34pm
Dear Seattle Pride: WHERE Is The Info For Your Community Meeting?  »  Gay Seattle Blogspot
We still have questions for Seattle Pride. Lots and lots of questions. Last week, the staff and board of Seattle Pride were at the center of a controversy that had Seattle’s LGBTQ community in an uproar. Alaska Airlines and their LGBTQ employees charged they were told they could not march in this year’s Seattle Pride … ...
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Posted:  5/28 2:16am
How to Properly Flirt on Public Transportation  »  Unicorn Booty Gay Blog
How to Properly Flirt on Public Transportation Why we’re covering this: It’s Memorial Day weekend, and that means lots of great events… and that likely means taking the bus or the subway a lot. Why not use that time to make your holiday that much better with a new love? There’s an unwritten rule everyone who rides public transportation knows: All people are crazy until proven otherwise. It can be loud, smelly, crowded and full of screaming babies, preachers, or mediocre jazz musicians. But every once in awhile, the planets align and something totally unexpected happens. You’re sitting across the train when ...
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Posted:  5/27 10:38pm
May Queer History: The First International Mr. Leather  »  Unicorn Booty Gay Blog
May Queer History: The First International Mr. Leather Get out your shoeshine and your flogger — Memorial Day weekend means it’s time again for International Mr. Leather in Chicago. The multi-day event is approaching its 37th year, and this month marks the anniversary of its founding way back in 1979. These days, you might know IML as the focal point of leather and kink. For about a week at the end of May, tough-looking men gather all over Chicago to swap stories and sexual encounters, to network and see old friends, and to embark on adventures with each other and their bodies. The culmination of ...
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Posted:  5/27 10:13pm
PHOTOS: 16 Reasons To Love The Spanish Olympian Who Just Came Out!  »  Unicorn Booty Gay Blog
PHOTOS: 16 Reasons To Love The Spanish Olympian Who Just Came Out! Why we’re covering this: LGBTQ representation in sports is a big issue — and, well, we’d be lying if we didn’t say we wanted to show some photos of a hot guy. But mostly the representation thing. There’s a new out athlete heading to the Olympics! Victor Gutiérrez, member of the Spanish water polo team, has come out of the closet. In an interview with the Spanish-language magazine Shangay, he said that while his family and friends already knew, it was the recent homophobic attacks ...
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Posted:  5/27 9:37pm
5 Things We Learned From Subaru’s ’90s LGBTQ Ads  »  Unicorn Booty Gay Blog
5 Things We Learned From Subaru’s ’90s LGBTQ Ads Why we’re covering this: Even today, LGBTQ people in advertisements is rare — which is why Subaru’s ’90s ad campaign targeting queer people is special. This week, Priceonomics posted “How an Ad Campaign Made Lesbians Fall In Love With Subaru” a brilliant article exploring the car maker’s push to capitalize on their popularity with lesbians. While we highly recommend reading the entire piece — it’s fascinating — we thought we’d share our favorite lessons. 1. Support LGBTQ Icons When tennis legend Martina Navratilova was outed, she found it hard to find endorsement work. In an ...
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Posted:  5/28 12:18am
5 Queer Musicians Who Rocked SXSW This Year  »  Unicorn Booty Gay Blog
5 Queer Musicians Who Rocked SXSW This Year So you couldn’t make it to South by Southwest this year? Don’t worry about it. The crowds, the traffic and the Uber surge pricing are all a huge pain in the neck… and, besides, you can enjoy the best of the fest online from the comfort of your chair. Normally, you could spend time looking up some of the amazing queer musicians who played throughout the festival — but we’ve even done that for you, too. Check ’em out below, and then go grab their songs and listen to them over and over ...
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Posted:  5/26 11:19pm
VIDEO: Watch A Drag Queen Being Birthed  »  Unicorn Booty Gay Blog
VIDEO: Watch A Drag Queen Being Birthed Why we’re covering this: Uh, we’re pretty sure this one’s a gimme. For those of us who have never done drag, the process can be a little mystifying and magical. Sure, we can just watch RuPaul’s Drag Race, but that’s not quite the same as actually doing it. That’s why we love this video starring Michael Alexander (of The Sound’s new gender-related YouTube channel Blender) and Saya Naomi, where Saya agrees to be Michael’s drag mother: But this short documentary is more than that — it’s an exploration of drag culture and ...
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Posted:  5/26 10:45pm
INTERVIEW: Will Cannabis Prohibition End In Our Lifetime?  »  Unicorn Booty Gay Blog
INTERVIEW: Will Cannabis Prohibition End In Our Lifetime? Why we’re covering this: It’s pretty clear that the War On Drugs hasn’t worked; we want to support people working for real solutions. Elizabeth Conway, Principal, Gide LLC With marijuana being legalized for medical use in many states, and recreational use in Washington, Oregon, Colorado and Alaska, we’re beginning to see a sea change in how marijuana is seen. No longer the domain of Reefer Madness, people are beginning to see that cannabis can be very useful for pain management — and safer than other legal vices like alcohol to boot. We ...
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Posted:  5/26 9:52pm
Brad Paisley Comes Out Against Bathroom Bills, Trans People  »  Unicorn Booty Gay Blog
Brad Paisley Comes Out Against Bathroom Bills, Trans People Why we’re covering this: We love country music, and we love when people call out HB2, but this ain’t the way to do it. This week, country superstar Brad Paisley appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live and addressed everyone’s favorite topic, North Carolina’s House Bill 2 and other idiotic bathroom bills like it. Good news: He thinks the bathroom bills are foolish nonsense! Bad news: He thought this was the best way to get that across: .@BradPaisley makes the transgender bathroom debate musical…https://t.co/nEDbZ7k3TK — Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 25, ...
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Posted:  5/27 12:39am
Yes…It’s Time for Miss Bacon Strip!  »  Gay Seattle Blogspot
I can smell it in the air. Desperate drag queens prepping for a pageant! This time, it’s ALTERNATIVE drag queens and not those boring fishy ones with their Mariah power ballad lip syncs and endlessly long 5 hour shows featuring “anniversary” performances by REAAAAAAAAAALY old queens from the Land Before Time aka the 1980s. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. … ...
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Posted:  5/27 4:29am
SIFF & STG Glam Out With BowieVision at “Oh You Pretty Things: Glam Rock Party”  »  Gay Seattle Blogspot
Frankly, we’re shocked this hasn’t sold out yet. Seattle Theatre Group and Seattle International Film Festival have teamed up for a BIG tribute glam rock party honoring David Bowie, the immortal rock god who passed on to a higher plane in January. It’s “Oh You Pretty Things: Glam Rock Party” and it’s happening THIS Friday, … ...
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Posted:  5/26 1:47am
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