Posts Tagged: gay

Tab Hunter

Keeping Tabs on Mental Health

  In what feels like another galaxy far, far away a Hollywood celebrity once raised awareness for  mental health  in a P.S.A. asking you to join the fight against mental illness, despite the fact that the same actor  would be

Tab Hunter

Keeping Tabs on Mental Health

  In what feels like another galaxy far, far away a Hollywood celebrity once raised awareness for  mental health  in a P.S.A. asking you to join the fight against mental illness, despite the fact that the same actor  would be

I was Curious vintage Schlitz Beer ad 1946

Test Your Retro Gaydar

I’m curious. How’s your mid-century gaydar? If it doesn’t go off checking out these series of vintage advertisements, it needs some fine tuning. During the same  post war period as the film Carol recreates, Madison Avenue captured that same curious

I was Curious vintage Schlitz Beer ad 1946

Test Your Retro Gaydar

I’m curious. How’s your mid-century gaydar? If it doesn’t go off checking out these series of vintage advertisements, it needs some fine tuning. During the same  post war period as the film Carol recreates, Madison Avenue captured that same curious

Vintage Book cover The Price of Salt

Carol’s World of Conformity and Concealment

In the chilly postwar climate of conformity and concealment captured to perfection in the movie Carol, same-sex desires constricted by conflict often went unexpressed. If compliance to the heterosexual norm was compulsory, it was all a game of charades. A

Vintage Book cover The Price of Salt

Carol’s World of Conformity and Concealment

In the chilly postwar climate of conformity and concealment captured to perfection in the movie Carol, same-sex desires constricted by conflict often went unexpressed. If compliance to the heterosexual norm was compulsory, it was all a game of charades. A

vintage cartoon comic girl in sunglasses

Not That Kind of a Girl

The selling of who we may love has finally reached its expiration date. In a country that long prided itself on endless choices of toothpaste, breakfast cereal and shampoos, for far too long there really was only one choice when

vintage cartoon comic girl in sunglasses

Not That Kind of a Girl

The selling of who we may love has finally reached its expiration date. In a country that long prided itself on endless choices of toothpaste, breakfast cereal and shampoos, for far too long there really was only one choice when

vintage ad US Government Jobs

LGBT Workplace Woes

We’re Not Safe in Kansas Anymore Yes, in Kansas it is now legal to discriminate against LGBT employees. State employees in Kansas can now legally be fired, harassed or denied a job for being gay or transgender. Last week Governor

vintage ad US Government Jobs

LGBT Workplace Woes

We’re Not Safe in Kansas Anymore Yes, in Kansas it is now legal to discriminate against LGBT employees. State employees in Kansas can now legally be fired, harassed or denied a job for being gay or transgender. Last week Governor

vintage illustration wedding

The Gay Bachelor And The Bride

Next to the waiter passing the champagne, my confirmed bachelor Great Uncle Harry was the most sought after man at a mid-century wedding. Vivacious and gay with wavy hair the color of honey, lush black eyelashes shading come hither eyes,

vintage illustration wedding

The Gay Bachelor And The Bride

Next to the waiter passing the champagne, my confirmed bachelor Great Uncle Harry was the most sought after man at a mid-century wedding. Vivacious and gay with wavy hair the color of honey, lush black eyelashes shading come hither eyes,

illustration Johnnie Walker ad men

Unintentionally Gay Ads-Does He or Doesn’t He?

How’s your mid-century gaydar? Fans are buzzing about the Mad Men moment when mystery man Bob Benson slyly touched his knee against sourpuss Petes, setting tongues wagging about Bob’s possible homosexuality. Whether or not Bob’s 1968 unrefined gaydar was accurate

illustration Johnnie Walker ad men

Unintentionally Gay Ads-Does He or Doesn’t He?

How’s your mid-century gaydar? Fans are buzzing about the Mad Men moment when mystery man Bob Benson slyly touched his knee against sourpuss Petes, setting tongues wagging about Bob’s possible homosexuality. Whether or not Bob’s 1968 unrefined gaydar was accurate

vintage illustration Boy Scouts 1960s

A Boy Scout First

2013-Another Boy Scout first- ending their long-standing ban on Gay Scouts! Copyright (©) 2013 Sally Edelstein All Rights Reserved Boy Scouts Morally Straight and Gay  

vintage illustration Boy Scouts 1960s

A Boy Scout First

2013-Another Boy Scout first- ending their long-standing ban on Gay Scouts! Copyright (©) 2013 Sally Edelstein All Rights Reserved Boy Scouts Morally Straight and Gay  

Liberace Magazine Cover 1950s

Liberace: In the Candelabra Lit Closet

In Your Dreams Next to Rock Hudson, Liberace was Sue Ellen Wolinski’s absolute dream date. Liberace was just so fabulously different from any other fellows she had ever met. A wonderful pianist, yes. But, OH! so much more. Come Wednesday

Liberace Magazine Cover 1950s

Liberace: In the Candelabra Lit Closet

In Your Dreams Next to Rock Hudson, Liberace was Sue Ellen Wolinski’s absolute dream date. Liberace was just so fabulously different from any other fellows she had ever met. A wonderful pianist, yes. But, OH! so much more. Come Wednesday

Marriage Equality vintage bride

Marriage Equality

New Beginnings As spring begins, the window opens for the chance to be a June bride, that most coveted month for nuptials. This June the window may open wider. Bringing a breeze of fresh air into the traditional notion of

Marriage Equality vintage bride

Marriage Equality

New Beginnings As spring begins, the window opens for the chance to be a June bride, that most coveted month for nuptials. This June the window may open wider. Bringing a breeze of fresh air into the traditional notion of