Jonathan Welford

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May 5, 2014 8:11 am
Boyfriend got a Girlfriend

canal-st-dating:

Dear GDEMan in nature

I’ve hooked up with this one guy multiple times over the last five years, when ever we are single we get together and have fun. I am gay and he says he is straight but enjoys having sex with me. For the last year we’ve been single and pretty much spent most of our free time…

March 25, 2014 8:39 pm
fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Quentin Crisp was, simply, the embodiment of Style. This is a photograph of him from 1941. He was a queer philosopher and would go on to be the centre of the discussion in the gay community right up until his death in 1999. Born and raised in and around London, Crisp became disillusioned with England after the prejudice and homophobia that was his day to day life. Encountering and falling in love with US GI’s in WW2, Crisp fell in love with his perception of America and later moved to New York. He once said “As soon as I saw Manhattan I wanted it”. There he stayed and wrote and talked until he returned to England in 1999 to put on a show. He died in Manchester. Crisp’s philosophies of individualism, style, and the work he did for LGBT people continues to this day.

fuckyeahhistorycrushes:

Quentin Crisp was, simply, the embodiment of Style. This is a photograph of him from 1941. He was a queer philosopher and would go on to be the centre of the discussion in the gay community right up until his death in 1999. Born and raised in and around London, Crisp became disillusioned with England after the prejudice and homophobia that was his day to day life. Encountering and falling in love with US GI’s in WW2, Crisp fell in love with his perception of America and later moved to New York. He once said “As soon as I saw Manhattan I wanted it”. There he stayed and wrote and talked until he returned to England in 1999 to put on a show. He died in Manchester. Crisp’s philosophies of individualism, style, and the work he did for LGBT people continues to this day.

(via darksilenceinsuburbia)

December 12, 2013 6:19 am December 9, 2013 7:23 pm November 17, 2013 10:08 am October 1, 2013 8:08 pm

Road Trip to NaNo: The Art of Writing Monsters

lettersandlight:

Postcard from Sydney, Australia

November is coming. To get ready, we’re taking a road trip starting in Sydney, Australia, and winding our way back to Berkeley, CA. On the way, we’ll hear from Wrimos about how their cities can inspire your writing. Today, Sydney Municipal Liaisons Nick and Hong challenge you to create a specific kind of character:

Mention Sydney, Australia and the usual images come to mind: the elegant sails of the Opera House shining white and bright in the midday sun, or vast hordes swarming to sandy beaches with beers and towels in hand. With our iconic arched bridge spanning a crystalline harbour, it’s easy to think Sydney is far removed from the dangers associated more readily with Australia’s ‘outback’ or ‘bush’.

That’s your first mistake.

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June 26, 2013 6:05 am

Tom Bianchi - Fire Island Pines 1975 -1983

Updated Tuesday, 25 June 2013 at 12:03 (17 hours ago)
Great Polaroid series by tom bianchi. fire island pines - Polaroids 1975-1983. “The island is a 36 mile-long barrier a few miles off the Long Island coast, separated into small communities by extended open sand dunes. The Pines, which is one of these little villages, is a mile-long grid of boardwalks connecting about 600 houses built on telephone pole stilts sunk into the sand. Back then, some real-estate guys got to building on this virgin terrace, and it just so happened that the place began to attract bohemian New Yorkers; writers and artists would come out and live in little shacks. It wasn’t intended for the gay community, but it made sense when it formed to be a home for it.” “these were personal transformation stories. It is this generation of men who are responsible for the whole gay pride movement. We developed this sense of community and started seeing ourselves as really special people, indispensable to the culture we lived in. And ultimately the one thing that brought us together was desire. We went to that place to get laid by guys who were fun and we were attracted to. We went for sex and we went for dancing. You danced until you found the partner that would fill your bed that night. Desire is more profound than gravity. Gravity just holds the planet together, desire brings human beings together so they can create things. The importance of nudity, the power of physical desire that brought us together, can’t be overstated.” “We were kids, partying along, thinking we were untouchable, immortal. AIDS forced us to grow up.”
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