THE WORLDS FIRST GAY LEATHER BAR
The Gold Coast, opened in Chicago in 1958 by the legendary Chuck Renslow who later went on to start International Mr leather there which of course still runs today. (See Chuck features in previous AT’s and there will be a Gold Coast Bar feature very soon).
THE FIRST EVER GAY PORN FILM
Boys in the Sand was the first gay porn film to include credits, achieved crossover success and to be mainstream reviewed. It came after after 1969’s straight ‘Blue Movie’ by Andy Warhol and preceded the legendary Deep Throat by nearly a year. It was promoted with an advertising campaign unprecedented for a pornographic feature, premiered in New York City in 1971 and was an immediate critical and commercial success. It cost $8000 to make by Director Wakefield Poole starred Casey Donovan and was filmed on Fire island.
FIRST COUNTRY TO INTRODUCE GAY MARRIAGE
Denmark was the first country to legally recognise same-sex registered partnerships in 1989. Netherlands – first country to legally recognize same-sex marriage in 2001. In 2005 The Simpsons became the first cartoon series to dedicate an entire episode to the topic of same-sex marriage
FIRST OUT GAY SPORTSMAN
Justin Fashanu – Was the first out famous sports star – The British top flight professional footballer (soccer player) ever to identify himself publicly as gay. The tabloid newspaper pressure meant he unfortunately took his own life in 1998 by hanging after spending all night in Chariots a huge London gay sauna. His brother a well known TV personality said ‘Justin was not gay he was just an attention seeker’ Ouch !!. (Swedish footballer Anton Hysén became the second in 2011). Since of course many sports stars have come out very happily like Tom Daley the Olympic diver and Rugby playing Captain of Wales Gareth Thomas who was even due to have a movie made of his life being played by Iron Man 2 star Mickey Rourke.
THE WORLDS FIRST PROFESSIONAL GAY SPORTS TEAM
The Kings Cross Steelers formed in 1995 were trailblazers and they are still a team today about to celebrate there twenty fifth tear in 2020. There are now over 60 official gay rugby teams across the World (rugby has 15 players and is played right across the globe from Italy to New Zealand and there is a twenty country World Cup every 4 years. Rugby is similar to American Football but without all the protective gear, helmets etc so for real men’s men.
FIRST MAN TO GIVE BIRTH – NO THIS IS STILL AT NOT THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER.
In 2010 Guinness World Records recognized transgender man Thomas Beatie as the world’s “First Married Man to Give Birth. Our attempts to make Channing Tatum and Brent Corrigan the second as yet have not born fruit.
WHO RUNS THE WORLD ….GIRLS
Beyonce you are wrong. In 2013 Luxembourg became the first country in the world to have an openly gay Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and an openly gay Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider. Apparently with their partners they regularly double date but have not yet been seen at Darklands or Folsom but we live in hope. The Gorgeous Mr Trudeau the Canadian stud politician who is straight unfortunately was the first PM to march in a gay pride. Hillary Clinton marches in regular gay prides as does Castro’s daughter in Cuba in fact nowadays you cannot wave a rainbow flag or march your leather clad puppy or slave down a street without being joined by a politico.
TOM OF FINLAND STAMPS
In 2014 The world’s first homoerotic stamps were produced in Finland, celebrating one of the country’s most famous artists—Tom of Finland. Art critic Estelle Lovatt says “the stamps are a ‘great statement’ given that the country bans gay marriage”. TOF stamps now trade for a lot of money on the antique stamp sites.
THE FIRST GAY BUILDING TO GET PROTECTED STATUS
In 2015 when there was a threat to demolish it resulting in a huge LGBT campaign The Royal Vauxhall Tavern in Central London became the first ever building to be given a special “listing” status based on its LGBT history; it was accorded Grade II listed status by the UK’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport (shame the same could not have been done for the likes of the Stonewall Bar, The Gold Coast bar & the house where Jeff Stryker was born or the alleyway where Rocco Steele lost his virginity.
THE GUY WITH THE LARGEST PENIS ACCORDING TO THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS
Jonah Falcon the American actor not only has a 13.5 inch (34.9cms) manhood that piqued the interest of adult film makers Worldwide, it also apparently once caused a security alert at San Francisco airport where it took 5 security guards and border patrol to check it was not a dangerous weapon which they allegedly did thoroughly with their mouths, hands and asses. Cutler X is now thinking of investing in a vacuum pup or penis enlargement.