Category Archives: gay lesbian

Nyet Gay In Rodina

The Russian criminal code of 1832 made the act of “muzhelozhstvo” or men lying with men a crime punishable by exile to Siberia for up to 5 years according the Wikipedia. The police rarely arrested men for this crime against nature, since the hunger that dare not speak its name was reserved for the upper [...]

Exile From Moscow

Two days ago I was riding the Q train over the Manhattan Bridge. An older woman was speaking with a young man. His English was halting and he nodded, as she said that the USA wasn’t going to save the Crimea. “Everyone is always looking for us to save them.” “Like Cambodia?” We had heard [...]

Duck Dynasty Demise

The year is 2013. Criminalizing homosexuality is a losing battle for the God-fearing GOP, yet gays are a target of hatred for many Americans. Faggot remains a popular insult among the young and mainstream media regularly portrayed counter-culture sexuality as an aberration. Straight men are scared of queers. This week GQ published an interview with [...]

The Punch Bowl – Boston

From http://archive.guidemag.com Steps away from Park Square, in Bay Village, gay patrons poured into Mario’s, a restaurant with an upstairs bar; Jacques, a drag venue that still exists; Cavana’s, a boisterous women’s bar; and, in a former speakeasy space, the more formal Napoleon Club. Not far away, straddling the block between Providence and Boylston Streets, [...]

Gay Nyet

The 1932 Russian criminal code condemned “muzhelozhstvo” or men lying with men as a criminal act punishable by exile to Siberia for up to 5 years. The police rarely arrested men for this crime against nature, since the hunger that dare not speak its name was reserved for the upper classes of Tsarist Russia, however [...]