How the CIA’s “gaydar’ worked in 1980 in HOW TO IDENTIFY A HOMOSEXUAL

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  Back in the days when most of us were not nearly as colorful as the two men above, the CIA released a three-page memorandum on how to identify homosexuals during investigations.  According to the 7 point list on how to use their prescribed gaydar , I would have easily passed as ‘straight’ ……..except for … Continue reading

Madam Cyn R.I.P.

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The much beloved Cynthia Payne known by all simply as ‘Madame Cyn’ when she gained notoriety as Britain’s most famous Brothel Madam and who singly-handed exposed the hypocrisy of the country’s prudish and ridiculous morality laws back in the 1970s, has now died aged 82.   When the Police raided her very ordinary looking home in the London suburbs they found a … Continue reading

Patric McCoy : TAKE MY PICTURE : striking photographic portrayals of gay Black men in the 1980s

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  One of the very good reasons to make tracks to Chicago next month is to head to Wrightwood 659 to see a new exhibit from Patric McCoy.  This Chicago native, retired environmental scientist, traveled around Chicago, often on his bike with his camera.  The result is a selection of 50 striking photographic portrayals of … Continue reading

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