A Pride reflection: Do a street and a stamp erase the Twinkie defense?

Looking at the carefree young faces celebrating Pride, I couldn’t help remembering the world we faced at that age. My thoughts drifted to Harvey and the killings. The above phrase came to mind and I was sadly aware many young LGBTers have no idea it refers to Harvey Milk whom I hope they know was [...]

Here comes Pride!

Can it be that time again? Yes, it can. Pride is here. I mean our outward expression and celebration of LGBTism. We seniors have clear and unhappy memories of our years of secrets, embarrassment, shame and fear for our jobs, safety and even lives for being ourselves. The situation has changed for many of us, [...]

Godfrey, Sullivan, Burnett, Gleason: Variety memories

The talent and variety shows currently monopolizing the TV screens are justifiably enjoyable and engaging to be sure, but have you noticed how many of the acts of our youth are missing? When was the last time you heard a marimba solo? Don’t you miss the accordionist’s anthem “Lady of Spain” or the “The Bell [...]

Stop pestering me with sex ads

I cannot speak for the entire senior LGBT community, but many of the males therein on occasion enjoy a peek at a naughty Web site or two. Once viewed, however, it becomes impossible to escape endless enticements depicting an appalling array of sexual toys, equipment, scandalous outfits, DVDs and “personal services.” This unending invasion of [...]

Gene and Roy, who?


Young people don’t know some of the greats like Richard Widmark, Yvonne de Carlo, Carmen Miranda or even 6’4″ hairy-chested “Cheyenne” Clint Walker (my heart be still). It’s great when we seniors get together and know who we are talking about; and besides, by the time I have explained who the people are, I’ve forgotten [...]

Mark your calendar: Tuesday, June 3

An easy choice for a topic this time: the primary elections. If it has somehow slipped your mind, mark it on your calendar! As the LGBT community becomes stronger, we must exercise this new power to protect our personal safety and to demonstrate a serious commitment to the political, spiritual and maternal rights we value. [...]

Silver fox memories

Looking through a pile of photos of long ago happy events brought mixed emotions. I concentrated on the positive and enjoyed seeing everyone looking young and healthy. Memories long forgotten were stirred and enjoyed; for example, an Easter Sunday photo of many yesteryears ago. Posing beside our car my mother had on her chic new [...]

Emily: my cute, cuddly clamikins

I can’t stand people who go gaga over their pets, but sometimes it is deserved. Reaction to my recent recommendation of a clam as a suitable companion compels me to disclose my acquisition several years ago of my darling Emily. Her sex was a guess, but we lived in Hillcrest, so no big deal. What [...]

Filthy drawers

Bills Briefs-

An unpleasant topic today, but one not uncommon among men and women of a certain age. I’ll admit it; my drawers are filthy; and I mean beyond a place to hold my junk. To tell the truth, they are filled with crap. Surely I am not alone in promising time and again to clean it [...]

Melanie’s roller skate key

While chatting about censorship with a young guy about 50, I mentioned Melanie and her roller skate key song and how several groups tried to ban it saying it was too suggestive. Noting his blank expression, I realized Melanie never made it to super stardom and he was confused. As I rattled on about her [...]

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