George Quaintance was an artist ahead of his time, a man who forged several successful careers, yet never enjoyed mainstream fame. Check out this amazing talent who is OUR Artist of the Week
Drummer Magazine, The word 'Gay' is accepted, Celebrity Birthdays and a TG mainstream film from 1970s are just a few of the events in OUR History for the month of JUNE 2013!
Time Travel Thursday
LGBTs have been documenting their love since writing and painting were the 'New Media'. Every thursday we post a vintage photograph of a couple perhaps innocent, perhaps in love, or (gasp) lust!
OUR Civil Right's History documented in a slide show collection. From modern day protests to the earliest in our history, feel the emotion captured within these historic moments in time.
Mini Podcast! Almost the same amount of fun, but a whole lot less fattening! ONLY on Life and Times of a Gay Guy!
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Silly me though, I did think after the funeral there wouldn't be anymore drama.
With nary a word from anyone in the last seven months, when I told my siblings and family members I was going to carry out my mother's final wishes and scatter her ashes in Nebraska, it didn't go over quite so well with a few of them. I should add I gave them plenty of notice like almost 4 months...but that didn't matter.
One message read "I think that should be a family event and youre taking that away from me and everyone else that loved her. I dont think what your doing is fair."
Excuse me???? I thought that was what I WAS doing! Keep in mind, the person who wrote the above,is a grown woman with 2 children.
Some people just want an excuse to cause pain.
I bent over backward after my mom died to make everyone happy. I included those who in reality shouldn't have been included. I made sure everyone left with something to remember her by when they had largely ignored or hurt her over the last two decades. I also allowed some of those people to take way more things than they should have yet all I heard in the ensuing months was either grumbling or silence. Don't get me wrong....I'm not upset over the 'things'...after all it's just stuff. What bothers me is the gall some people had during such a sad time.
My conscience is clear.
I've notified everyone and given them the same opportunity to come and join in. That's only fair, and mom would have wanted that.
My solace comes in knowing this is the last time I will have to speak to many of them and I'm fine with that. I honestly want most of these ties to be cut and I know that sounds sad....but these are not nice people.
I'm reminded of the saying "You can't please everyone", and truthfully you shouldn't really try.
Friday, June 7, 2013
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Happy Birthday to one of the most incredible talents in our lifetime. Playwright, Actor, Activist....the one and only Harvey Fierstein turns 61! Check out these vids of a ground breaking interview from 1983 with Barbara Walters, and present day with Thomas Roberts & w/Cyndi Lauper talking Kinkyboots!
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
It's been over six months since my last post, and I sort of took a little 'vay-cay' from life after my mom passed, but I'm excited to blog again.
If you're a returning blog buddy, thanks for checking back! If you're a new potential blog buddy or even a lurker, forgive me if a few links are messed up a bit this first week. Either way, thank you again for stopping by!
George Quaintance was born in Page County Virginia, June 3, 1902. He was a gay American artist, famous for his "idealized, strongly homoerotic" depictions of men in mid-20th-century physique magazines. Using historical settings to justify the nudity or distance the subjects from modern society, his art featured idealized muscular, semi-nude or nude male figures; Wild West settings were a common motif. His artwork helped establish the stereotype of the "macho stud" who was also homosexual.He was an influence on many later homoerotic artists, such as Tom of Finland.
In 1938, he returned home with his companion Victor Garcia, described as Quaintance's "model, life partner, and business associate", who was the subject of many of Quaintance's photographs in the 1940s.
In 1951, Quaintance's art was used for the first cover of Physique Pictorial, edited by Bob Mizer of the Athletic Model Guild. In the early 1950s, Quaintance and Garcia moved to Rancho Siesta, which became the home of Studio Quaintance, a business venture based around Quaintance's artworks.
George Quaintance died of a heart attack on November 8, 1957