Pride Month: Memories From Gay London During The 1980s #LGBTQI #LGBT #PrideMonth

From Hugh Roberts, Memories From Gay London.

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“They all have moustaches, wear 501s and are called Clones.”

Those were my words to my best friend, Neville, upon my first visit to Earl’s Court, London, back in the mid-1980s.

I was like a kid in a sweet shop. Just about every man in the place had a moustache, and I was big into facial hair.

Gay life in London during the 1980s

Back then, there were five gay bars in Earl’s Court. It was the centre of the universe for any gay man visiting London.

It was easy to get to Earl’s Court, via public transport, and I always felt safe there. It was as if the district had a safety bubble around it.

No surprise then that I moved into a two-bedroom flat in Earl’s Court shortly after arriving to live in London in 1986.

The most famous gay bar in Earl’s Court was called ‘The…

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Poetry: The Silence

She slips

off

her rocker

and giggles:

can it be
can it be

that all I

can see

is

a reality?

She says, “Last night I thought
I heard God, but it mighta been
the Supremes.”

Wanna die, wanna die
from flying so high

today I am ten
and tomorrow
I’m 60.

More quiet,
more quiet,
more crazy
&
quiet.

(c) 2015-2019 Rob Goldstein

Cee’s Flower of the Day: The Iris Flower

In Greek mythology Iris is a messenger goddess who travels on a rainbow to
bring messages from the god’s to mortals.  Wikipedia

The Iris flower blooms in a rainbow of colors, the Purple blossom symbolizes
royalty and wisdom.  FTD

 

The Iris Flower is my eleventh entry for Cee’s FOTD challenge