Laytonville Native Wins Empress Of San Francisco’s Imperial Court!
“Patty McGroin went from winning Miss Gay San Francisco in 2011 to the reigning empress of the 2013 San Francisco Imperial Court. Patty will spend her year as Empress raising money for San Francisco charities as part of the duties of representing the San Francisco Imperial Council…”
Jayma Shields for The Mendocino County Observer. Photo: anon.
Posted in Drag, GAY GAZE: Visual Culture, Photos, Art, Comics, Film, Objects, etc..., History, Mendocino County, Northern California, Photography, San Francisco, Subcultures
Tagged Drag, Fabulous, Gay, Imperial Court, Mendocino County, Rural, San Francisco
Rainbow Ranch. Not Gay. Just Happy. Sight seen on CA State Hwy 16. But what does it MEAN? William Burroughs said that “language is a virus from outer space.” Well said, Bill! Wait… Did I say THAT?
Posted in GAY GAZE: Visual Culture, Photos, Art, Comics, Film, Objects, etc..., iPhone, Northern California, Photography, Road Trips, Signage, Travel
Tagged CA 16, Gay, iPhone photography, Rainbow Ranch, Rural, Signage
Seen on the side of an electrical box in rural Mendocino County, just north of Ft. Bragg. Check out his giant Indian Club…
Posted in Archery, Art and Artists, GAY GAZE: Visual Culture, Photos, Art, Comics, Film, Objects, etc..., Indigenous cultures, iPhone, Men, Mendocino County, Photography, Street Art, Grafitti, etc.
Tagged 1st Nation, Gay, Graffiti, Indian, iPhone photography, Mendocino County, Pop Culture, Representation, Rural, Street Art
They say what happens in the barn stays in the barn. Haven’t seen this young man lately? Maybe could be that he’s…staying in the barn! Hah. It could even happen to you. Chore boy applications being taken now for summer work…and play!
Posted in Collecting, GAY GAZE: Visual Culture, Photos, Art, Comics, Film, Objects, etc..., Leather, Men, Photography, Signage, Subcultures
Tagged BDSM, Chore Boy, Cowboy, Culture, Farm Hand, Gay, Kinky, Photography, Rural
Hand-painted sign on a Nor Cal bait shop. Wouldn’t want to be the boy on the skis. Gulp! For more ski-doodle doings,here.
Posted in ANIMALS: Human and otherwise..., etc..., Food, GAY GAZE: Visual Culture, Photos, Art, Comics, Film, Objects, etc..., Men, North America, Northern California, Signage, Street Art, Grafitti, etc., Subcultures
Tagged Art, Culture, DIY, Fishing, Gay Gaze, Hand-painted, Rural, Signage, Waterskiing
This guy would spend his last dime to ride bulls…how about you?
New ad campaign I saw on BART today: Real Rural. Tag line is “Stories and Photographs from the Rest of California.”
Posted in GAY GAZE: Visual Culture, Photos, Art, Comics, Film, Objects, etc..., iPhone, Men, Northern California, Signage, Stanford University, Subcultures
Tagged Bill Lane Center for the American West, bulls, Cottonwood, Cowboy, Men, Real, ride, Rural, Shasta County
Sent to us by C. Jacob Hale, who says he got it from Mendusa Love Forbid. The photo itself is by Shane Ruff. Jake adds: “Makes this boy’s mouth water!”
Reporting from middle-of-nowhere, Connecticut: Have the Gay Highwaymen stumbled upon a Mr. S outpost, or perhaps a dungeon surrounded by tobacco fields and cows? Or is it a disappointing but optimistically-named retail space filled handbags and wallets?
Didn’t have time to investigate this store, just caught a glimpse of the “HOT LEATHERS” sign as we drove by seen in rural CT near Ellington. What’s inside? It’s a mystery, unless a CT reader of this site can enlighten us.
Posted in Connecticut, GAY GAZE: Visual Culture, Photos, Art, Comics, Film, Objects, etc..., Leather, Road Trips, Signage, Subcultures, Travel
Tagged BDSM, Connecticut, Hot, Leather, mystery, Rural, store
Posted in Dogs, Leather, Mendocino County, Photography, Subcultures
Tagged Big Dogs, Boots, Gay, Leather, Photography, Rural, Standard Poodle
…often occupied. Momentarily empty. The space used to be a goat barn. Now it is a dungeon. The focus of the photo is a piece of classic dungeon furniture known in the scene as a St. Andrew’s Cross. Site of many a spiritual journey…et cetera.
Posted in DIY and Maker Culture, iPhone, Leather, Mendocino County, Northern California, Photography, Spirituality, Subcultures
Tagged BDSM, Design, Dungeon, Gay, iPhone, Leather, Photography, Rural, St Andrew's Cross, Still Life