Flashback 1973: The Revolutionary Sylvia Rivera Reminds Us What Stonewall Was Really About

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It was an absolutely perfect weekend, wasn't it? As close to bliss as I've ever come at a Pride parade. Things finally seem to be going our way. The LGBT movement is in some pretty capable hands. We've got lovely leaders like Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, Rachel Maddow, Dustin Lance ... See the Rest

#Flashback75: Elton John, Bette Midler & Michael Jackson on The Cher Show 40 Years Ago!


If you want to know what gay heaven is like (if you grew up in the 70s) take a look at Elton John, Cher, Bette Midler and Flip Wilson performing Mockingbird, Ain't No Mountain High Enough, Never Can Say Goodbye and Proud Mary on The Cher Show in 1975. OK, and if THAT'S not gay ... See the Rest

#LostNYCToo: Mighty Manhattan, New York’s Wonder City In 1949


This is a relatively long video, but if you've got 15 minutes, it's like time-traveling and totally worth it. You see long-vanished landmarks it's a romantic look at an almost quaint city, compared to what exists today. Watch. ... See the Rest

Film Flashback: Sixty Years Ago Marilyn Monroe Stood Over A Subway Grate & Became An Icon


In September of 1954, the famous scene above a subway grate from The Seven Year Itch, starring Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell, was filmed on Lexington Avenue. The movie mostly takes place inside of a New York City apartment during a VERY hot summer. It primarily shot in Hollywood, ... See the Rest

Flashback: Joan Rivers Roasts Lady Bunny


If you saw my post yesterday of an upset Lady Bunny "remembering" Joan Rivers (along with a few other targets) you know that she gave it to her with both barrels. And just so you know that there WAS a relationship there (and love) here's Joan roasting Bunny two years ago, on the ... See the Rest

Flashback 1994: This Is What Was Going On 20 Years Ago…


Well, the summer is done. The Wow Report just celebrated 10+ years and 50,000 posts on Tuesday. A decade ago doesn't seem that far back – but 20 years? – you have to think for a minute. Let's go back to the summer of '94; "My mama always said life was like a box of chocolates; ... See the Rest

Flashback ’84: Baby RuPaul In The Meatpacking District

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Oh, this is so much fun to see. I met Ru at The Pyramid around this time, fresh off the boat (bus?) from Atlanta with a group called The Now Explosion. This footage and lots of other great stuff, was shot by the late Nelson Sullivan. The Jane Hotel is just around the corner from ... See the Rest

Flashback 1964: New York World’s Fair


Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the opening of the 1964/1965 New York World's Fair. It's starting to sink in what a MAJOR time this was in America. Think about it – in November of '63, Kennedy was assassinated, in the new year, The Beatles arrived and played Ed Sullivan and ... See the Rest