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Founder of Chick-Fil-A dead at 93

I’m gonna leave this right here.
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S. Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick-Fil-A, is dead at age 93.

A spokesman for the company said Cathy died on Sunday at his home surrounded by family.

He began the chicken restaurant near Atlanta in 1946.

Today the chain has more than 1800 locations.

You may remember a somewhat recent controversy involving Cathy and donations his company made to anti-LBGT organizations.

It lead to wide-spread picketing and major changes to the way the company made donations.

Cathy is survived by his wife of 65 years, Jeannette McNeil Cathy; sons Dan T. and Don “Bubba” Cathy; daughter Trudy Cathy White; 19 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, according to a company statement.

Vintage Photos of San Francisco Gay Pride in the 1980s

I loved when I was born & grew up, but part of me wishes I had been born just about 7 or 8 years earlier, so I’d be in my 20s when all this was going on.  My life might have been totally different as a gay man.

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Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Dykes on bikes. Mustaches galore. Lovers indulging in grassy slumber. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Perhaps.

From 1984 to 1990, newspaper photographer Saul Bromberger and his now-wife Sandra Hoover documented the San Francisco Pride celebration in a collection of black and white images that now serve as a time capsule into the watershed moments of the gay rights movement. The couple began taking photos of the Pride parade because they rightly believed they were witnessing history.

“It was this kind of test I was giving myself: Can we document this movement that is also a parade?” Saul told Mother Jones. Unlike other photographers, he didn’t “just see people jumping around and dancing,” he said. He saw people “demanding change.”

In the midst of the AIDS crisis, San Francisco Pride festivities was both filled with joy and rage, and Saul and Sandra understood the power of this emotional roller coaster.

The writer of the Mother Jones article, Janet Kornblum, remembers riding the roller coaster — herself a lesbian who lived in San Francisco and met Saul and Sandy in 1988.

“The past lives and breathes in these photos,” she wrote. “And it’s important to remember history. It’s important to see ourselves from a distance, especially when the closet walls have fallen and here we are.”

Sunday Confessional

piercenix89:

I can remember all the way back to when I was 5 and 6 and seeing guys in underwear on tv shows and commercials and being enamored with them. I even remember getting a funny feeling in my loins and not knowing what it was. Yeah, try and tell me I wasn’t born gay :-)