goy - oy oy oy. I give you The Radical Faeries!

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    Nov 11, 2007 12:28 PM GMT
    Like the site says, there's nothing official. It's a loosely 'organized' bunch of queer people that started out in the 70s and still goes today. Get into being gay.

    The Radical Faeries
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    Nov 11, 2007 1:03 PM GMT
    Oh Mcgay you've done it again! your sense of fun makes me lol.
    Always enjoy your comments on the Forums,including the more acid ones.

    Regards,R.
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    Nov 11, 2007 5:30 PM GMT
    I love the Radical Faeries! I didn't know they had a website.

    Thank you so much for posting this.
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    Nov 11, 2007 6:13 PM GMT
    I caught a documentary on RF on Logo a couple years ago or so. I was intrigued. These men really seemed to appreciate the blessing of being gay.
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    Nov 11, 2007 8:21 PM GMT
    I've been to their place at Short Mountain a couple of times, though long ago -- once to interview Harry Hay, who founded the group. (This was before his odd NAMBLA support.)

    Hay, before that, founded the Mattachine Society but he was kicked out for his socialist views. The Mattachines turned into an assimilationist organization that required everyone to dress in coat and tie at their meetings for a period. So, the RF stood for just the opposite.

    Personally, I can't really relate to all the tie dye (fashion crime with no equal), drugs and stuff. I still read RFD regularly, though.
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    Nov 12, 2007 8:59 PM GMT
    Yeah, I'm not too hip on tie dye living, but I did get a little enamored about the rugged individualism of the subjects of the documentary. I may not have been if they were playing the grateful dead in the background.
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    Nov 12, 2007 9:10 PM GMT
    I love the Faeries because they are so, well, Queer, and yes, I consider myself a Faerie. Harry Hay did found the Mattachine Society, which was the first successful gay liberation organization in modern America. I'm not so sure I would consider his stance regarding NAMBLA as odd. It certainly was against the mainstream lockstep thoughts and beliefs, which was what Harry was as well. I am not sure I buy all of his essentialist rhetoric, however. BTW, John Burnside, Harry Hay's widow, just celebrated his 91st birthday here in San Francisco at a Faerie Tea held at the LGBT Center!
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    Nov 12, 2007 9:50 PM GMT
    I thought it was "Fairies."
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    Nov 13, 2007 1:21 AM GMT
    Fairies are on Dancing With the Stars. Faeries are fucking in the forest.
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    Nov 13, 2007 2:00 AM GMT
    arent the faeries all about rampant radical unprotect sex in the woods. seems like a counterproductive movement in the age of aids
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    Nov 13, 2007 2:21 AM GMT
    I didn't get that at all. I coulda missed something though. I just found them completely unapologetic. That was the best thing about them.
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    Nov 13, 2007 3:38 AM GMT
    Excuse fucking me. Tee hee.

    You got me laughing here.