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The Red Scare, The Pink Scare and the Homosexual Agenda

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Happy National Coming Out Day! I recently interviewed my Mom about my coming out and learned some interesting family facts, wineglass in hand.

Funny mentioning, coming out while driving — I actually came out to to my mom as an atheist at 14 while she was driving… there was a sudden heavy swerve on the ‘straight’ road… and later I had to agree to go to ‘bible camp’ so they would drop the ‘issue’…

i agreed — primarily because my boy crush was going to be at the camp…

it was another 5 years, and hundreds of miles from where I grew up, before I was in a safe place to come out as queer…

It’s always good to see/hear of supportive family members.

brentpruitt:

Pieced Together
New collage artwork, by me, Brent Pruitt,On exhibition through September 2014,at the Field Gallery in the Everett Station Lofts
If you’re in the Portland Oregon area, September 4th, join me for the First Thursday Opening reception. 

Somewhere Out Thereby Brent Pruitt, collage/assemblage, 2014[above]
This exhibition highlights preliminary work into a new art series that explores the scientific, psychological and sociological research spanning decades into the causation of homosexuality.
The collage works selected for this exhibitionare a sneak preview into what will be an exciting, expansive series — details to be announced soon.

Hope to see you there!

brentpruitt:

Pieced Together

New collage artwork, by me, Brent Pruitt,
On exhibition through September 2014,
at the Field Gallery in the Everett Station Lofts

If you’re in the Portland Oregon area, September 4th, join me for the First Thursday Opening reception

Somewhere Out There
by Brent Pruitt, collage/assemblage, 2014
[above]

This exhibition highlights preliminary work into a new art series that explores the scientific, psychological and sociological research spanning decades into the causation of homosexuality.

The collage works selected for this exhibitionare a sneak preview into what will be an exciting, expansive series — details to be announced soon.

Hope to see you there!

theonlyhankinla:

"You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive."   James Baldwin (born August 2)

There’s a terrific article about James Baldwin titled ‘Another Country' from the New Yorker 2009.

Barbara Gittings, Frank Kameny, John E. Fryer [ ‘Dr. H. Anonymous’ ], on a discussion panel at the annual American Psychiatric Association conference, 1972.

Fryer’s speech has been cited as a key factor in persuading the psychiatric community to remove homosexuality as a mental disorder from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual [DSM].

Images from “FAG,” my first zine, 2013. I had an idea that, if you’re gonna call me dirty names, you should be just as prepared to say such things to the kid version of me, because I was just as much a fag then as now. I wanted there to be a high contrast between the sweetness of the photos and harshness of the words. — dgchristie

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29th April 1870: An excited crowd looks on as Ernest Boulton and Frederick Park in full drag leave Bow Street Magistrates’ Court the morning after their arrest at the Strand Theatre. Thomas Ernest Boulton [Stella] and Frederick William Park [Fanny] were arrested the 10th of April 1870, in London for public lewdness. 

The arrest of the flamboyantly dressed Miss Fanny Park and Miss Stella Boulton precipitated a sensational show trial that shocked and titillated Victorian London in equal measure.  For the alluring Fanny and Stella were no ordinary young women.  Far from it.  In fact, they were young men who liked to dress as women.  As the trial of ‘the Young Men in Women’s Clothes’ unfolded, Fanny and Stella’s extraordinary lives as wives and daughters, actresses and whores were revealed to an incredulous public. Neil McKenna

29th April 1870: An excited crowd looks on as Ernest Boulton and Frederick Park in full drag leave Bow Street Magistrates’ Court the morning after their arrest at the Strand Theatre. Thomas Ernest Boulton [Stella] and Frederick William Park [Fanny] were arrested the 10th of April 1870, in London for public lewdness. 

The arrest of the flamboyantly dressed Miss Fanny Park and Miss Stella Boulton precipitated a sensational show trial that shocked and titillated Victorian London in equal measure.  For the alluring Fanny and Stella were no ordinary young women.  Far from it.  In fact, they were young men who liked to dress as women.  As the trial of ‘the Young Men in Women’s Clothes’ unfolded, Fanny and Stella’s extraordinary lives as wives and daughters, actresses and whores were revealed to an incredulous public. Neil McKenna