Beautiful People: The Boutique in the 1960s Counter Culture

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  A unique exhibition has just opened at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London’s East End. The museum was started by designer Zandra Rhodes, a product of the ’60s and still going strong today, with the latest collaboration for Ikea. The museum’s striking exterior was the concept of renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta. Since … Continue reading

Gene Howard was singing love songs to other men back in the 1960s

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  Thanks to archivist J.D. Doyle a little-known queer jazz record from 1962 has been discovered and its a wee gem.  The record, tagged as “sultry stylings by a most unusual vocalist,” features a male crooner singing love songs about other men. The record had no artist credits, other than the cover photo and back … Continue reading

Revisiting JULIAN AND SANDY the original gay genius icons of camp humor

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  To every British gay man of ‘a certain age’  Julian and Sandy were the very first gay icons that were worshipped even though their fame in 1965 – 1968 was a whole year before homosexuality was legalized.  They were characters in the BBC radio comedy program Round the Horne that were beamed into all our homes … Continue reading

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