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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



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



PS Burn This Letter Please : a glimpse into NY’s gay drag scene in the 1950’s + 1960’s

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  In 2007  John Maloof a young graduate working on a history project bought a suitcase full of photographic negatives in a Chicago auction hoping that one or two them maybe useful in his research.  However what he discovered that day was a treasure trove of what is undoubtedly one on the finest collection of street … Continue reading





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