Gay History of Christmas

14th Gay Attack In Dallas; Gay History of Christmas; Yawn: The War On Christmas

14th Gay Attack In Dallas

They are calling a series of violent attacks in Dallas gay related.

The unnamed victim is believed to be the fourteenth in a series of robberies and brutal attacks targeting gay men in the area, where more than a dozen gay bars are located, since September.

Dallas police Assistant Chief Randall Blankenbaker told WFAA news that the victim was knocked to the ground, kicked and had his belongings taken from him during the attack around 10.30pm in the parking lot behind the Round-Up Saloon, a gay bar.

‘At least one of the suspects used offensive language in reference to the victim’s perceived sexual orientation,’ the police spokesman said.

It says police are referring to this as a “bias crime,” which is a hate crime. You can read more here. 

Gay History of Christmas

This has nothing at all to do with gay history…or even modern gay culture…as we know it. But it is a fascinating article about Saturnalia during Roman times.

Midwinter; fires are crackling, the home smells sharp of evergreen, candles flicker, glass glitters, the table sags. Drink flows like rivers and you and your partner snuggle up on a couch to shag and booze the holiday away.

But this isn’t Christmas: it’s Saturnalia, the ancient Roman festival dedicated to the fertility god Saturn around the first century BC. And it’s the true origin of Christmas.

There’s a lot more here. 

I really have been searching for LGBT related posts and articles that focus more on gay Christmas nowadays but so far I haven’t come up with anything substantial and I’m not sure why that is.

Yawn: The War On Christmas

Maybe this is why I’m not seeing anything about gay Christmas, or anything Christmas related, in gay presses.

This left wing negativity is typical of what I’ve been seeing.

Year after year, Oprah has led her legions of followers into a vast valley of credit card debt by giving them a laundry list of lavish holiday gifts to buy for themselves and their loved ones. Past items on Oprah‘s “Favorite Things” list have included iPads, $100 yoga pants, cashmere sweaters, designer handbags, Burberry coats and a 7-day Royal Caribbean cruise. Oh, and don’t forget that subscription to O Magazine and that DVD of The Oprah Winfrey Show: 20th Anniversary Collection as stocking stuffers! #ka-ching!
  
I think this article might be a good example of how gay presses as we’ve always known them might start disappearing in the near future. Why make everything so political all the time? Why be that douchey gay guy who makes the rest of us look bad? It’s Christmas. Fall out the holly. That’s all you need to know.

You can the rest of this here. There’s one comment and it’s not all that supportive.  

 
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