Monday, May 27, 2013

Hot Vintage Seamen



Memorial Day

While you are at the beach, a BBQ or just relaxing during this Memorial Day, remember that this day isn't just the traditional beginning of Summer, it's a day to honor all of the brave men and women who have died while in the Armed Services. With 10% of the population estimated to be Gay and Lesbian, that means that a great many of the fallen were part of our community.


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Liberace, Super-Queen!

In honor of HBO's "Behind the Candelabra" I've put together a special Liberace photo spread. As easy as it may be to laugh at Liberace's over the top super-camp style and his freakish plastic surgery, remember that he was an unapologetic effeminate gay man in the entertainment industry 6 decades before Adam Lambert.

 A very young and innocent looking Liberace.
Liberace had a huge female fan base throughout his career.

Liberace tries to pass for straight by dating Judy Garland!

Liberace with Elvis Presley.

\Confidential attempts to "out" Liberace."

Liberace in Las Vegas.

Liberace's style begins to blossom.

 Full Liberace Glam!

Liberace falls head over heals in love with Scott Thorson.
Liberace and Scott Thorson not looking too happy.

 The messy divorce with Scott Thorson.

Subtlety was not in Liberace's vocabulary.

 Liberace on Oprah; his last interview.

An article in the Daily Mirror in 1956, mentioned that Liberace was "…the summit of sex—the pinnacle of masculine, feminine, and neuter. Everything that he, she, and it can ever want… a deadly, winking, sniggering, snuggling, chromium-plated, scent-impregnated, luminous, quivering, giggling, fruit-flavoured, mincing, ice-covered heap of mother love", a not so subtly way to imply that Liberace was homosexual without actually using the word homosexual.
Liberace sent a telegram that read: "What you said hurt me very much. I cried all the way to the bank."

For more about Liberace's relationship with Scott Thorson, check out "Behind the Candelabra."