As of , Paris had LGBT bars, clubs, hotels, restaurants, shops, and other commercial businesses. Florence Tamagne, author of "Paris: 'Resting on its Laurels'? Paris' reputation as a center for queer life dates back as far as the Middle Ages , according to Michael D. Sibalis, who notes a twelfth-century poet's description of the city as full of "the vice of Sodom".
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Gay British rugby club profiled in new ‘Steelers’ documentary - Outsports
What if they see this? What if this gives more fodder to the bullies? Debuting at the Glasgow Film Festival this week , Steelers follows the iconic London club as it challenges conventional perceptions around sexuality, gender and masculinity in sport, just by existing. When the Steelers first formed in there was nothing else like them on the rugby landscape. It was the peak of the AIDS crisis and few straight teams would even agree to meet them on the pitch.
Inside Le Monocle, the Parisian Lesbian Nightclub of the 1930s
Paris is certainly one of the top 3 travel destinations in Europe, and for the author of these lines it is the most beautiful one. Considering how many wonderful cities in Europe had been destroyed in the last war and didn't gain their former beauty and fame, yet, after 70 years, Paris is truly a treasure and miracle. You could stay in Paris for months or visit Paris again and again, and you would still see other beautiful and interesting spots if you explore the city with curiosity and open eyes. Just stroll around a bit and do not only follow the routes in your travel guide book. If you come to Paris not only to visit the Louvre and other sights but wanna dive into the Parisian life, then try to avoid August.
There is a golf tournament in town and thousands of women have arrived, but not to watch the sport. Much to the chagrin of the tournament's organiser, the LPGA, and its sponsor Nabisco, this elite event has become a sapphic debauch writ large, as lesbians from all over America converge in the desert for the Dinah Shore Classic. Television personality Dinah Shore, a keen golfer and sports fan whose other claim to fame was a six-year affair with Burt Reynolds , started the tournament in , putting her name and money into the then grossly underfunded LPGA, when female golfers earned a pittance in comparison to the men and were rarely covered on TV. Because Shore was a big Hollywood name, she was able to get friends in the business to give their support, and the event took off as her presence attracted all-important sponsors. She also attracted women, despite not being gay herself, although the lesbian nation likes to claim her as a sister.