Always Cruise Responsibly! Sydney is famous for its world class beaches and deservedly so. The beaches are also popular places to meet with guys looking for fun in the sun.
There we met swimmers from organized Gay Masters clubs on the west coast. Why not a gay Masters swim club in Toronto, we said? At the same time, Gerry's friend Brian Pronger expressed interest in starting a running group.
The versatile bandana can be found in all the colours of the rainbow and years before Gilbert Baker designed the rainbow flag, the most recognised symbol of the queer community, some were already flagging. In a time where a discreet means of finding other queers and a means of quickly identifying interests was needed, bandanas or hankies which were readily available in a variety of colours and prints. They worked together at this time, developing many of the products that are today considered classics of leather style.
For a long time, public cruising was the only way men could meet other men for sex. In British vernacular the act is called cottaging: The Victorians—prudish about defecation—built lavatories in public parks that resembled traditional country houses. So-called penny dreadfuls would publish lurid details of public sex convictions, informing those interested how and where homosex was available. It was also a prism through which straight society learned about homosexuality.
We arrived a bit early but were made to feel welcome in this pub, which is the only real gay bar in Oxford. Friendly staff and a mixed crowd of all genders and ages. Good selection of beers on tap.
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An Alan Hollinghurst novel comes into the world with a whole heart. Hollinghurst started out as a poet, and that attention to sound and imagery can be found in every one of his famously gorgeous sentences. In fact, his prose is such a come-on, you can easily be seduced into forgetting that his subjects tend to punch with politics and radical social critique.
He had told me earlier, when I asked him to meet me to discuss the topic, that he would not go there, that the community was very small, and there might be people he would not want to run into. I asked if it was because they would judge him. He said no, it was just that it might be awkward, like it might be with an ex-girlfriend that I would run into on the street. We laughed, and I asked him if it was lonely to be gay here.
It always struck me as odd when I was living in Moscow that, in a city of 12 million people, I had so many occasions to be alone — in metro underpasses late at night, in snow-covered courtyards, in the endless maze of backstreets and alleyways. Courtesy: the artist and Ugly Duckling Presse. The artist takes unmistakable delight in how queer Muscovites transformed prominent Soviet monuments into cruising spots, appropriating the revolution, as he says, while also asking it to stay true to its promise of liberation for all people.
The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. We travelled halfway around the world, across the International Date Line, below the equator, 15, kilometres in all, all to be gay for a week. It's not as though we are exactly straight back home in Toronto.