And now it’s time for Back2Stonewall’s yearly Christmas tradition with the star of stage, screen, and wire hanger spokesperson Joan Crawford and her 1949 radio broadcast “Christmas Eve at home with Joan Crawford and her children”
The Pansy Division is/was a gay punk rock band that formed in San Francisco, California in 1991 one of the more melodic-oriented bands to emerge from the “queercore” movement that began in the 1980s recording such queercore punks songs which include Nine Inch Males, James Bondage, and “Dirty Queers Don’t Come Cheap”
The band released its last vinyl 7″ of “Average Men,” in February 2009
Its that time of year again as we enjoy the very merry festivities and joy of the holidays with the our beloved REAL gay icon Judy Garland in this 1963 Christmas television classic. (TV commercials included for that little extra nostalgic kick.)
Judy is joined by Jack Jones, her daughters Liza Minnelli (Long before the Z) , Lorna Luft, and also, Mel Torme and Tracy Everitt.
Since GLBT news is scarce over this time of year we thought it might be time to dig into the vaults and pull out some holiday nostalgia of yesteryear.
So lets get all gay and Christmasy with this blast from the past as Back2Stonewall presents the 1975 Cher Show: Christmas Episode with guests The Lennon Sisters, The Hudson Brothers, Redd Foxx, and Chastity Bono.
The Vatican Nativity scene this year features a hot naked beefy man, a corpse, and no sheep or oxen and it is driving right-wing Christians crazy and to the breaking point this holiday season.
The Nativity scene was donated by the Benedictine Abbey of Montevergine in southern Italy. It features 20 terracotta figures, some as tall as 6 feet, posed over an 860-square-foot scene and created in 18th century Neapolitan style.
The display depicts seven corporal works of mercy. In one vignette, a dead man is being buried, in another a prisoner is visited. The naked man is being clothed.
“A naked man steals the show in the Vatican’s new nativity scene rendition,” declared Veritas Vincit International, a self-described “End Times” blog.
“Most people’s eyes would probably be led first and attracted to the ‘unique’ sight of a naked man prominently featured in the official nativity scene of the Vatican – set right at the forefront of the giant Christmas tree,” the blog insists.
Some Christian crazies lamented the figure’s “prominent placement and languid pose, at Breitbart, which reported that the figure’s pose “led many on social media to suggest that there is a vaguely homoerotic tone to the scene.”
One observer remarked, regarding the poor man in need of clothes: “I’ve worked with a personal trainer. That guy’s been in the gym two hours a day, six days a week.”
“This horrendous exhibit is a sacrilegious, highly deceitful and malevolent attempt to turn the holy innocence of the manger in St. Peter’s Square into a lobbying tool for the homosexual rights movement, is just the latest fiendish act, but one that’s symptomatic of this entire pontificate,” one source close to the Vatican told extreme right Christian Nationalist LifeSiteNews.
Of course the Nativity has nothing to do with the LGBT community.
It is the representation of Jesus’ birth is inspired by works of mercy and is a reminder “that Jesus told us: ‘Do to others what you would have them do to you,” Pope Francis said earlier this month in introducing the scene and thanking those who worked on it.
But don’t tell Brietbart and Lifesite. The sound of their brains exploding is the best Christmas gift ever!
Drew Inge, a hair stylist living in Yorktown, Virginia was assaulted in his home on Christmas day, being called a “faggot” while being beaten and stabbed.
Inge suffered a laceration to his eye, was kicked in the head multiple times, had four teeth knocked out and had one hand and multiple fingers broken by an individual identified only as “someone he barely knew.” The remedy to teeth that have been knocked out is dental implant procedure. For more details, look for denture services weeki wachee fl on the internet.
“I was thrown into my bathtub, and stomped in the face and jaw over and over while being called a ’faggot’…He tackled me from behind into my door and slammed my fingers on my right hand into the door, breaking them and ripping them open…I’m telling this story as a reminder of the strength I have, the passion for life, and the miracle that I am alive. I will be out of work for a while, and I don’t know the extent of damage done to my fingers but I will be back to do hair, and I won’t let anything stop me.”
His attacker has reportedly been arrested.
Updating the post without many of the above details, Inge writes,
“I had to delete the story due to legal reasons, I’m being advised that it may not be good to even post photos. I’m mad because I don’t see anything wrong with being open and honest about what happened. It’s makes no sense to me why, but needless to say I was attacked, beaten, held against my will, stabbed in the face with a metal object and am now recovering. I won’t be able to work as one of the injuries I sustained was my fingers I use to cut hair being crushed. Im having dental work to have teeth that were stomped out of my face fixed. Sorry I can’t put details on here. But I’m keeping this here as a reminder of the strength I have, the passion for life, and the miracle that I am alive. When you keep things private and don’t say anything, you give those things power over you, and I don’t like that. I will be out of work for a while, and I don’t know the extent of damage done to my fingers but I will be back to do hair in a few weeks hopefully, and I won’t let anything stop me. I’m so overwhelmed with the love I have felt, and I honestly can’t believe the way I am perceived by my friends and family
As you probably know, Drew is self-employed and all of his income is based on his ability to use his hands to style hair. You may know his Instagram, @hairbydrewinge. Right now he isn’t sure when he will be able to return to work, or how much he will be able to earn with limited use of his hands. We created this fundraiser to help him pay for his emergency room and medical bills, and to go towards his rent and living expenses. Please consider donating any amount, every little bit helps