In An Ironic Twist, Disney Heir Comes Out As Transgender, Jack Wrangler 70's Gay Porn Icon Documentary, Gay Men Invented "Camp Style"

 In An Ironic Twist, Disney Heir Comes Out As Trans

With all the discussion happening right now with Florida’s disgusting don’t say gay bill, it’s kind of ironic that one of the Disney heirs came out as transgender. And they are NOT supporting this don’t say gay bill. It doesn’t seem as though anyone associated with Disney is supporting this bill.  

Roy P. Disney — the great-nephew of Walt Disney and the co-founder of Walt Disney Co — disclosed recently in a statement that his child, Charlee, is trans.

Here’s the rest. Roy and his wife are also donating $500,000 to the human rights campaign. They speak about how equality is so important to them, and they sound like really great people. 

Once again, I think (and hope) this don’t say gay bill will backfire on anyone who’s associated with it. My nephew just landed a job with Disney, and he’s fresh out of college. I can promise you he wouldn’t support this bill, and neither would anyone he knows. And he’s straight, but he knows what it’s like to have two gay uncles and two gay cousins. 

Jack Wrangler 70’s Gay Porn Icon Documentary

Here’s a huge part of gay culture we don’t see often, especially if straight people (Hollywood) are stealing our content. Straight people tend to gloss over this part of our culture. Jack Wrangler was a huge gay porn star in the 1970s and he was a huge part of the gay rights movement back then. Trust me, this is not Will and his Grace material. 

We recently watched a documentary about Wrangler that’s streaming for free through Amazon Prime. It’s fascinating because the world has changed so much since those times for gay people. Even though we’re still fighting our battles with things like the don’t say gay bill, we aren’t as shamed and isolated anymore. And same-sex marriage is legal. I hate to say this because it’s such a sad thing to say, but public opinion for us has improved as well. I don’t think I can recall any other marginalized group that required public opinion. 

In any event, here’s a link to Jack Wrangler’s obituary. And check out his documentary on Amazon. I loved it. 

Gay Men Invented “Camp Style”

The other day on Twitter there was something trending about Emma Corrin and this odd balloon bra she was wearing. I can’t share photos, but it literally was a flesh-colored pair of balloons shaped into a bra, and she wore it on the outside of her dress to some high-profile function in London. 

It was trending on Twitter as Camp or Camp Style, and the straight people were a little confused about “camp” and “camp style.” Some didn’t even bother to acknowledge it as camp, and it was obvious that other straights didn’t even understand camp. 

So for those who don’t know, gay men invented camp. For years, it’s been a huge part of gay culture. 

The rise of post-modernism made camp a common perspective on aesthetics, which was not identified with any specific group. The attitude was originally a distinctive factor in pre-Stonewall gay male communities, where it was the dominant cultural pattern.

Here’s the rest. It goes on to explain in more detail various aspects of camp. It even compares camp to kitsch. And they are very different. 

But camp originated through gay culture, especially high camp. I remember older gay friends using the term constantly. 




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