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Gay History Month Halloween Edition – October 31: Happy Birthday Baby Jane, Toronto’s Mass Gay Bashings, and Silent Film Star Ramon Novarro Murdered [With A Lead Jeweled Dildo?]

October 31st.  

1962:  Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, opens in theaters. Happy Birthday Blanche and Jane!

Produced and directed by Robert Aldrich, starring Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, about an aging actress who holds her paraplegic sister captive in an old Hollywood mansion. The screenplay by Lukas Heller is based on the 1960 novel of the same name by Henry Farrell. Upon the film’s release, it was met with widespread critical and box office acclaim and was later nominated for five Academy Awards, winning one for Best Costume Design, Black and White.

The intensely bitter Hollywood feud and rivalry between the film’s two stars, Davis and Crawford, made the filming of the movie a living hell but  was heavily important to the film’s initial success. This in part led to the revitalization of the then-waning careers of the two stars. In the years after release, critics continued to acclaim the film for its psychologically driven black comedy, camp, and creation of the psycho-biddy subgenre.

Bette looked down on Crawford as a shallow “mannequin” with eyebrows like “African caterpillars” whilst she was a serious, theatre-trained performer. She also called into question Joan’s reputation with the opposite sex, or as she put it “She slept with every male star at MGM, except Lassie.”

Crawford was no kinder “Poor Bette,” she tutted “she looks like she’s never had a happy day, or night, in her life.”

Their claws continued to be out for one another for the remainder of their days, until Joan was the first to pass away from a heart attack. The tragedy did nothing to diminish Davis’ acid tongue; “You should never say bad things about the dead, only good…Joan Crawford is dead..Good.”

1968 : Silent film star Ramon Novarro’s body was found after being brutally murdered. A bathroom mirror had the words “US GIRLS ARE BETTER THAN FAGGITS” written upon it.

Novarro a Mexican film, stage and television actor began his career in silent films era in 1917 and eventually became a leading man and one of the top box office attractions of the 1920’s and early 1930’s.  He was promoted by MGM as a “Latin lover” and became known as a sex symbol after the death of his friend (and fuck buddy) Rudolph Valentino.

Novarro was troubled all his life by his conflicted feelings toward his Roman Catholic religion and his homosexuality. His life-long struggle with alcoholism is often traced to these issues. Once MGM mogul Louis B. Mayer reportedly tried to coerce Novarro into a “lavender marriage”, which he refused.  Navarro was romantically involved with journalist Herbert Howe, who was also his publicist in the late 1920’s.

Novarro was murdered in the late evening of October 30, 1968, by brothers Paul and Tom Ferguson, aged 22 and 17, two hustlers whom he had hired from an agency to come to his Laurel Canyon home for sex. According to the prosecution in the murder case, the two young men believed that a large sum of money was hidden in Novarro’s house. The brothers of tortured  Novarro for several hours trying to force him to reveal where the non-existent money was hidden. They left the house with $20 they took from his bathrobe pocket. Novarro died as a result of asphyxiation—having choked to death on his own blood caused “allegedly” by a jeweled lead dildo that was given him by Rudolph Valentino being shoved down his throat.  (This was the Hiollywood rumour for decades.  No one actually knows what caused him to choke.)

The two perpetrators were caught and sentenced to long prison terms, but were released on probation in the mid-1970s. Both were later re-arrested for unrelated crimes for which they served longer prison terms than for the murder of Novarro.  During the trial, Novarro’s sexual orientation was called into question with more vigor than the guilt or innocence of the defendants.

In a 1998 interview, Paul Ferguson finally assumed the blame for Novarro’s death. He emphasized that he and Tom had not gone to the home to rob the elderly film star, although they trashed his home as a ruse, to make police believe robbery had been the motive. They knew nothing of a supposed five thousand dollars that Novarro kept stashed behind a portrait in his home. Paul Ferguson blamed internal homophobia for the rage that led him to pummel Novarro into bloody insensibility. “When he [Novarro] kissed me, I reacted like a Catholic, what they call homosexual panic… It had nothing to do with Novarro, nothing to do with his being homosexual. It all had to do with how I saw myself. And the fact that my brother was there. And that he could see me in that homosexual act”

Tom Ferguson committed suicide on March 6, 2005 by slitting his throat in a Motel 6.

He left no suicide note.

1969:  TIME magazine runs the  cover story on “The Homosexual in America” that included a report on the Stonewall Riots. It was protested by the Gay Liberation Front because the writer said homosexuals are mentally ill and immoral.

1977:  Halloween brings thousands of queer-bashers to Toronto’s Yonge Street looking for the annual drag parade. Gay representatives meet with police beforehand to try to prevent crowd from gathering. Operation Jack-o’-Lantern, a gay street patrol is organized to monitor situation but police do little to control crowd.

1979: Fire Island Pines’ beloved disco, The Sandpiper, closes its doors after its last Halloween party.

1987: The Associated Press reported that several nursing homes in King County Washington were under investigation for refusing to accept AIDS patients or those suspected of being likely to have been exposed to HIV.

1992: The Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights held a march in London.

Happy HOMOween! – The Haunted Gay Carpe Diem Guesthouse in Provincetown, MA

Carpe Diem Guesthouse
12 Johnson St.  Provincetown, M.A.

Owned by partners Rainer Horn and Jürgen Herzog, the literary-themed bed & breakfast known as Carpe Diem in the past served as Provincetown’s funeral home.

Talk about getting stiff! 

Each guest room at the Carpe Diem is named after a famous writer, and the one named after William Shakespeare has also seen its share of strange occurrences. One employee often felt a watchful presence in this room, and a guest who spent the night there said she heard a voice telling her to “Get up and get out!” In the Eugene O’Neill suite, workers have seen an imprint of a body on the bed when no one was in the room. There have also been reports of disembodied voices and shadow figures in the basement and a female apparition sporting black, turn-of-the-century clothing and walking down the stairs

A housekeeper working alone in the basement heard someone whisper in his ear and then touch his back, but couldn’t see anyone when he turned around. His experience was later confirmed by a guest using the outdoor hot tub, which is near a basement window. The guest asked the desk manager about the man and woman walking around in the basement wearing Victorian clothing. When the manager descended into the basement to investigate he found no one there. A housekeeper who lived in the basement has also claimed he saw a shadowy figure walking into his room.

The owners of the guesthouse think one of the ghosts may be a former manager named Kevin, who liked working there so much he decided to stick around after death. They don’t know who the other ghosts are, but since the building was a 19th century funeral home. I am sure there are plenty of candidates.

All in all the ghosts at the Carpe Diem sound pretty mellow, no bleeding walls or glowing eyes staring in the window. Just perhaps a hot male ghost lying in your bed waiting for you at this clothing optional adult spa and guesthouse.

Boo baby! BOO!

Tim Curry to Join Other Stars at 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Live Stream to Aid Democrats

Tim Curry to Join Other Stars at ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ Live Stream to Aid Democrats on Halloween Night.

Dr. Frank-n-furter, Tim Curry will will join his fellow “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” cast members for a live stream to benefit the Democratic Party of Wisconsin on Halloween night according to a press release.

Other original “Rocky Horror” stars will include Barry Bostwick and Nell Campbell, as well as several others, including Connie Britton, Wilmer Valderrama, Rosario Dawson, Lance Bass, Jason Alexander, Seth Green and David Arquette, will participate in the Rocky Horror Show Livestream on Halloween at 9 p.m. CT. (10 p.m. ET)

Rocky Horror has been changing lives for decades, and now, with this reunion on Halloween Night to supercharge Wisconsin Democrats in the final stretch, it’s going to change the world again,” said party chairman Ben Wikler. “In the final sprint of this election, we don’t need a time warp.”

As for music, performances will be provided by the Dresden Dolls, Miss Peppermint, Eiza González, Josh Gad, Ben Barnes, Jenna Ushkowitz, Rachel Bloom, Karen Olivo, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Madison Uphoff, Kalen Chase, and Rumer Willis. You do have to donate to view the livestream, which goes live at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, October 31, but there is no minimum amount required.

Blue Wave 2020! Don’t dream it. DO IT!

Happy HOMOween! – WATCH: “The Paul Lynde Halloween Special!” (1976) – FULL Video

Tune Out The Rocky Horror Remake and WATCH

Yes all my ghosties and ghoulies and long legged beasties and things that go bump in the night its time once again for Back2Stonewall.com’s annual viewing of The Paul Lynde Halloween Special!

The Paul Lynde Halloween Special was  broadcast October 29th, 1976 on ABC.  It featured guest star Margaret Hamilton in her first and only reprisal of her role as The Wicked Witch of the West and guest starred Billie Hayes as Witchiepoo from H.R. Pufnstuf, Tim Conway, Roz (Pinky Toscadaro) Kelly, Florence Henderson,the rock band KISS, Billy Barty, and yes even Betty White! PLUS an un-billed surprise appearance by Donny and Marie Osmond! (And believe me there is nothing scarier than Mormons on Halloween!.)

So lets do the REAL time warp and travel back to 1976 and join the gay legendary comedic actor Paul Lynde as he makes everyone Halloween just a little bit homo before it got trendy. 

Mission: America's Linda Harvey: Oral Sex Is Homosexual Sex!

Mission: America Hatefrau Linda Harvey: My Ouija Board Proved Halloween Satan Is Behind Halloween

 

 

Linda Harvey the leader and probably only member of the Columbus, Ohio LGBT hate group Mission:America has come out with her annual anti-Halloween message. 

This year’s message: Satan Is Behind Halloween He Told Me So Through A Ouija Board!

You’ve probably noticed that a cultural revolution is in full swing, engineered largely by promiscuity promoters and “LGBT” advocates. It’s based on deception, depravity, subterfuge, endless dirty tricks and no treats. So is it any wonder Halloween is their favorite, special holiday? It’s one more reason this event is something for concerned families to avoid.  America’s recent exaltation of Halloween as a festival second only to Christmas owes a lot to promotion by homosexuals and their new favorite comrades – gender-confused males and female.

I am not a curmudgeon. I appreciate a good party like anyone else, and when I was a little girl in my pre-Christian youth, I loved Halloween. But I recall an eerie sense even then that Halloween was unusually captivating, and not in a good way. When I was 14, I had my own bizarre encounter with the enemy spirit world by experimenting with a Ouija board. Since my parents were Episcopalians, I received no warnings of spiritual danger because at that time, they lacked a mature, informed level of faith.

But when my friend and I asked the “board” questions, some unseen force pushed the pointer around. At times, our fingers were hanging on for dear life as it flew around the board, often spelling out messages. I had little biblical background to understand what this presence surely was. Now, I can only thank God for mercifully protecting me from being drawn more deeply into this spooky and alluring world where the unseen has real, tangible power. – Linda Harvey vis  World Net Daily:

I really wish that Kansas farm house would fall on her already.

Read: Linda Harvey’s 2015 Halloween Message:  Ohio’s Wicked Old Bitch Linda Harvey of Mission America: Gay Kids Are Possessed By Demons!

 

 

 

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Looking for that Perfect Halloween Costume? NYC Artist Can Turn You Into A Tom of Finland Drawing – Video

New York-based artist Michael Mejia can help you with that Halloween costume problem this year by turning you into a Tom of Finland guy that jumps right off of the page and into a party!

Mejia was featured on season 3 of “Skin Wars” and is now taking bookings — to make your fantasy come to life.

He’ll bring the paint.

You bring the body.

 

What will you be for Halloween? Tag someone that would get body painted! Now taking bookings! Email mejiamichael@live.com 100% #tomoffinland body paint by yours truly on #megastuds @anthony.mcdonough and @christopher.glebatsas Behind the scenes with legendary @mikeruizone Who wants to be a Tom of Finland drawing for Halloween?!?!?! special thanks to @nicklujanmua @auralisflores @bryangriffinphotography @stevensalvadorjr #tomoffinland #cop #leatherstud #jock #muscle #lqd @tomoffinlandfoundation #michaelmejia #bodyart #makeup #MUA #transformation #drawing #painting #art #artist #artoftheday #fashion #transformationtuesday #dream #daddy #leather #halloween #model #fitness #kiss #gay #gaymen #gayart #transmutation

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Chicago Grade School BANS “Christian” Promoter From Staging “Hell House” Featuring PULSE Massacre Victims – Video

Chicago Grade School BANS "Christian" Promoter From Staging "Hell House" Featuring PULSE Massacre Victims

 

Windy City Times reports:

A Far South Side grade school will not co-host a haunted house that contained, among other depictions, a representation of the June 2016 shootings at the Pulse nightclub, according to CPS officials. Fernwood Elementary School, 10041 S. Union Ave., was advertised by promoters as the location of a haunted house entitled The Room: A Journey to Hell that was scheduled to take place the evenings of Oct. 29 and Oct. 30. Fernwood was also initially listed as a co-sponsor of the event.

Advertised as a “Christian interactive experience,” the event is produced by Tyrone Tappler Productions. On Aug. 31, the company asked on Facebook for volunteers who’d depict the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting: “Club Pulse, Dancers, Victims … CAGED PEOPLE/SCREAMERS, Extras needed trying to escape a cage! … SOUNDS INTERESTING? COME OUT THIS SATURDAY!!!”

Among other scenarios reportedly depicted in the haunted house were a botched abortion and the 2015 Charleston church shooting. According to the ticket sales page, The Room “is a real life haunted house. Guests will experience IN YOUR FACE scenes of dark reality. … You will walk in 10 Rooms and encounter individuals who will make choices. The choice is life or death; sin or salvation; heaven or hell. The scenes will be action-packed, real and jaw dropping.”

The “event” which is obviously a take on traditional Christian “hell houses” which are haunted attractions typically run by evangelical Christian churches or parachurch organizations. They depict real-life situations of what they consider sin and the torments of the damned in Hell, and usually conclude with a depiction of Heaven.

After discovering what they were planning to do, a spokesperson for the Chicago Public Schools said that the event would no longer take place at the elementary school that was rented out for the occasion:

CPS spokesman Michael Passman told Windy City Times in an Oct. 28 email that the event will not take place at Fernwood.

“The event organizers mischaracterized the true content of the event, and we did not approve any association with the activities the organizers have now advertised,” said Passman. “The event will not be held on CPS property.”

In 2001 a documentary was directed by George Ratliff that focuses on the idea of a hell house, a Christian-themed haunted attraction, in Cedar Hill, Texas. The film follows the youth group of the Cedar Hill Trinity Church, documenting the work involved in creating the hell house, the performances themselves, and the personal lives of some of the participants.

You can watch the trailer below to get an idea of what a Hell House really is.

 

NEW RULES: Bill Maher Goes After The “Lazy Liberalism” of the PC Halloween Costume Police – Video

Bill Maher Halloween

 

On this weeks episode of  HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,”  Maher went on an epic rant during his “New Rules” segment against the faux outrage against “politically incorrect” Halloween costumes.

“The fake outrage people get 364 days a year to hypersensitive about everything, there has to be one day where ‘going too far’ isn’t just OK, it’s celebrated,” Maher said. “Halloween is supposed to be politically incorrect. That’s why we say ‘trick or treat’ instead of ‘placate and coddle.’”

Maher then blasted “lazy liberalism” that sees faux outrage and politically correct cries as accomplishing something. Saying, “There’s 12 geishas in the whole world, and they’re all in Kyoto. they’re never going to find out you dressed like them at the office party in Irvine.”

Maher does on: “Banning a hobo costume doesn’t make the homeless feel better. It makes you feel better. This is the lazy liberalism in which scolding has become a substitute for actually doing something.”

And he’s 100% right.

Starts at  the 2:55 mark.

 

Caitlyn Jenner Halloween Costumes To Go On Sale Next Month – Tacky or Fabulash?

Caitlyn Jenner Halloween Costume

 

The New York Daily News is reporting that the seasonal store “Spirit Halloween” will be introducing the Caitlyn Jenner costume to its line of Halloween get-ups this year

‘Caitlyn Jenner has proven to be the most important real-life superhero of the year, and Spirit Halloween is proud to carry the costume that celebrates her,’ Trisha Lombardo, the company’s head of PR said.  ‘At Spirit Halloween, we create a wide range of costumes that are often based upon celebrities, public figures, heroes and superheroes. We feel that Caitlyn Jenner is all of the above and that she should be celebrated. The Caitlyn Jenner costume reflects just that,’

But it seems that trans-activist have a different opinion..

‘There’s no tasteful way to “celebrate” Caitlyn Jenner or respect transgender people this way on the one night of the year when people use their most twisted imaginations to pretend to be villains and monsters,’ said Vincent Villano, director of communications at the National Center for Transgender Equality.

Sarah Long at SheKnows.com writes:

It comes down to this: People who actually have the gall to buy and wear the Caitlyn Jenner costume are either seeking to demonize Jenner’s courage to come out as a transgender woman, or making a mockery of Jenner’s honest attempt to be herself. It doesn’t “celebrate” her, it makes her the butt of yet another unoriginal joke.

Spirit Halloween knows this, but is willing to overlook the fact to make money. If they’re so desperate for cash, they should try adding more material to their Combat Cutie costume and charging $50 instead of $35 for it. Maybe they can turn more of a profit that way.

What do you think?

BEYOND DISGUSTING – Mother Defends Sending Son Out Trick or Treating In KKK Costume – Video

KKK Halloween

Jessica Black of Craigsvill, VA has sent a wave of shock and disgust through her town by allowing her 7 year old som to dress up as a KKK member this past Halloween weekend.

Black told WHSV in Virginia that there’s nothing wrong with the costume or the Ku Klux Klan. “It’s suppose to be white with white. Black with black. Man with woman and all of that.” but insists that the 7 year old was the one who asked to dress up in the offensive outfit which is highly unlikely.

Bigots are proudly speaking their minds these days, encouraged and sanctioned by right-wing media and the GOP which have have not only given but pushed them to express their hate without shame.

In a civilized world the child would be taken away from her and she would be arrested for child abuse.

I wonder if she knows FRC’s Tony Perkins?