Bear Nation looks at this gay sub-culture, taking us from bear gatherings to national conferences devoted to these furry fellows. Touching upon society’s prejudices, Bear Nation explores where bears fit in within the gay community
( this bearTurkey is freakish, that’s is why I love it)
Happy Turkey Day bears, bear lovers, beard lovers, sodomites, otters, cubs, fag hags( we need you, we really do), art fags, twinks, sweater fags, trans fags, leather fags, all you NEW fags out there, fag lovers, Peter “ what the fuck did you do to yourself” Burns from Dead or Alive, coke whores, whores, teachers, garbage men, the man that comes and fixes my cable when its broken, one or 2 Muni drives( the rest of you screw off and hope your turkey is burnt), animal lovers, my kitties Hawk & Sid, the weird guy in Dolores Park that jacks off under the bridge, Peets, Phils, Spikes and Starbucks ( Bearbucks Castro) workers, and the JC Pennys catalogue (you gave me something to masturbate to when I was young). Wow, I guess I have a lot of thanks after all. Sorry, turkeys … today you are on your own.
Oh, and today is the one day a year you are aloud to make yourself vomit, in order to shovel more food in!
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Cat Stevens – Where Do The Children Play (live)
I do believe there is a new pre-req to work at shops in the Haight, a thick European accident. Each and every shop I explored was stocked with charming young British lads or bubbly plump German girls. I was up on Haight street earlier, my old stomping ground ( I spent 5 yrs pushing over priced , over-hip flashy clothes to over excited to be there tourists and young peeps(hate that word) with their parents gold card stuffed in their back pockets ( thank goodness since I was working on commission). Come to think of it, can’t remember anybody asking me if I wanted to buy any weed. How unusual. The Haight is drastically different than it was in the early 90′s. For better or worse, I can’t tell. One word comes to mind : Homogenization .
(Bang- On / Shop Girl – Joni Sternberg)