“I’m happy, I’m carefree and I’m gay… I was born this way”. If Gaga echoed these exact same sentiments recently, ageing Disco heads will remember it as a late-‘70s Lib anthem. Slightly younger music fans might know it from the Pet Shop Boys-curated ‘Back To Mine’ compilation from a few years back. At a time when practically every musician, whatever genre they were toiling in (even Disco!) was very much in the closet, Carl Bean’s plea for tolerance was truly revolutionary. Bean later went on to have adventures in AIDS activism and, latterly, the Unity Fellowship movement in the USA.
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Polari’s August Bona-nza
Bona (adjective): (Polari) Good
This August, Polari Magazine celebrates summer with 4 weeks of themed articles exploring our queer subculture.
The first week looks at illustrative art, the second explores the ways in which we lay our sexuality bare, the third uncovers hidden lives and the fourth, to mark the return of cult favourite Doctor Who, salutes Sci-Fi.
- The Sisterhood of KarnAugust 26, 2014 - 1:52 pm
- Jane Badler SingsAugust 26, 2014 - 1:51 pm
- The Future, as Seen By BarbarellaAugust 25, 2014 - 12:58 pm
- Testimonies: X-MenAugust 25, 2014 - 12:58 pm
- Queer X: The Queer History of the X-MenAugust 25, 2014 - 12:57 pm
- Doctor Who: Take a Deep BreathAugust 25, 2014 - 12:55 pm
- Lives No Longer Hidden: An Interview with Carol SteeleAugust 21, 2014 - 1:32 pm
- Discovering Big Joy: The Spiritual Legacy of James BroughtonAugust 19, 2014 - 12:58 pm
- Sport’s Hidden Lives: Ben CicchettiAugust 18, 2014 - 1:04 pm