It's That Time of the Month Again

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Remember a couple of months ago when a whole lotta Shakers said that it was important to them to support this blog? And how they'd appreciate a gentle nudge once a month to remind them to donate? Well . . . . here it is:

Extremely Gentle Nudge:
Click Here To Donate NOW!!!!
(see notes about donations under the fold)

Also -- yes indeed, you do get a cookie.

Here is another PortlyDyke Really-Old-But-Still-Painfully-Relevant standup routine -- this time, a song about Homos and the Holly Bibel (turn on close-captioning in the lower right if needed):

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Notes about the Vid/Queer History Moment:

It's interesting to me that I referenced Harvey Milk in this routine, what with Milk recently-released and all -- even at the time this video was made (1991), a lot of queers had already forgotten (or were too young to remember) Harvey Milk's murder in 1978 -- and Dan White's "Twinkie Defense" (which reduced White's conviction from murder to voluntary manslaughter).

The vanishing of Queer History is an ongoing challenge for my community, and I, for one, am grateful that Harvey's story is being brought to light again.

I would be doubly grateful if the song I sang above was now hopelessly dated and pertinent only as a quaint cultural artifact.

But . . . . teaspoons.

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