The World of Radical Glamour “SUNDAYS AT CAFÉ TABAC” Chronicles The Legendary Lesbian Night In NY’S East Village (1993-95)

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      It is no secret that lesbian bars and spaces in the US are rapidly disappearing. Back in 2020, Queerguru ran a review of The Lesbian Bar Project about there only being 15 left (see https://queerguru.com/15-lesbian-bars-left-in-the-us-join-the-fight-back/). With the progress of LGBTQ rights, visibility and safe spaces, and social life considerably shifted over onto … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews ON RAILTON ROAD that recreates a particularly heady period in London’s queer history.

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  ON RAILTON ROAD  ⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎⭐︎ MUSEUM OF THE HOME, HOXTON, LONDON It’s hard to believe, but free housing was once plentiful in London. In the 1970s and 80s, squatting was common and there were empty properties all over the city. Queer groups of people squatted too. One such group, the Brixton Faeries, famously held court … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews COMMITMENT TO LIFE ‘the most comprehensive film on the history of AIDS’

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  Los Angeles, 1981. The dark shadow of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic was just beginning and, for the time being, the thriving queer community members of West Hollywood’s ‘BoysTown’ were living life to the full, blissfully unaware of what lay ahead for them. Emmy Award-Winner film-maker Jeffrey Schwarz begins his latest documentary here and takes … Continue reading

LGBTQ+ Art, Material Culture & History: STUNNING ONE DAY ONLY Online Auction 8/17

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On Thursday, August 17th New York’s SWANN GALLERIES is holding an online auction titled LGBTQ+ Art, Material & History.  It will include  number of stunning original works of art by Tom of Finland and other artists associated with or influenced by him: including Sadao Hasegawa and Jim French. Also on offer will also be rare material from the early … Continue reading

Finding Fire Island : a docu-podcast series about its evolution from 1950s fishing village to today’s queer mecca .

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  Love Fire Island, the Ocean Barrier Island off Long Island, which is such a queer mecca and want to know more about it?   Then you are in luck as there is rather a fab brand new docu-podcast series “Finding Fire Island” .  In this, you will hear how a sleepy, 19th-century beach town  became THE hot … Continue reading

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