“Love never was just a straight thing”

It’s been nearly 50 years since CBS News first took on the subject of gay rights.

we_the_people.equalEarlier this month, Arthur posted Uniquely Nasty: The US Government’s War on Gays. I had not heard these stories.

Also, 42 years ago, and I had heard about this, possibly from the aforementioned Arthur, The Worst Mass Murder Of Gay People In US History.

Not to mention Franklin D. Roosevelt’s forgotten anti-gay sex crusade.

So, during Pride Month, it is a most pleasant comparison to celebrate the Supreme Court case OBERGEFELL v. HODGES, Argued April 28, 2015—Decided June 26, 2015. Continue reading ““Love never was just a straight thing””

Musical Flashback Saturday: Elenore

“Elenore was a parody of ‘Happy Together.’ It was never intended to be a straight-forward song.”

Elenore_-_The_TurtlesThe Turtles is an American rock band that out of California. The group had some success, notably “It Ain’t Me Babe”, a Bob Dylan cover, in the Billboard Top Ten in the summer of 1965, and “You Baby”, that went Top 20 early in 1966.

Of course the big hit was Happy Together [LISTEN], #1 for three weeks in 1967 in the US Continue reading “Musical Flashback Saturday: Elenore”