Thirty years ago this week, Queen performed what would turn out to be their last gig, at Knebworth. Their penultimate concert, at Wembley, was shown on Channel 4. I recorded it, and became obsessed. Time after time I watched-Freddie Mercury prance on to the stage sporting a moustache you could have swept a factory floor with. I watched him simulate the act of self-love with his famous sawn-off mic stand. I watched him preen, pout and posture, shaking his backside at the crowd, reappearing at the end dressed as the Queen. Not once did it occur to me that-Freddie Mercury was gay.
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Use your judgment. There are also a few linguistic notes. It starts with postcards that Max Meredith Vasilatos has been sending me, including a couple with photographs by Matt Bauer who was new to me : shots of gay pornstars that are clearly gay porn, and intended to be, but are also male art of some interest. Mark Mason in particular. Mark Mason. In the postcard version of the photo, his mouth is slightly open, a further gesture of invitation. All in all, a performance signaling receptivity. Also from the Gay Muscle Time site, another photo pretty clearly from the same shoot as 1 , with focus on his biceps as well as his abs, but this time fully open to you, in a pits-n-tits pose:. What the photographer reveals. Some commenters on the Idols book dismiss it as high-class and expensive jack-off material.
BOSTON - District Court Judge Mark Mason testified on Wednesday that he feels added responsibility as an openly gay man to be sensitive to problems faced by gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people who appear before him in court after the issue was raised by a member of the Governor's Council. Governor's Councilor Eileen Duff, who is also gay, told Mason she would hold him to a higher standard, if confirmed for a seat on the Superior Court bench. Duff said LGBT teenagers, in particular, have higher rates of suicide, homelessness, drug addiction, and risk of prostitution. Mason is Gov. Deval Patrick's pick for a seat on the Superior Court in Springfield. Since , he has been a district court judge in Springfield. They are community leaders. Mason said as a judge he pays particular attention to transgender discrimination, and has "zero-tolerance" for it.