The Halloween celebration held in The Castro district of San Francisco began in the s as a neighborhood costume contest. By the late s, it had shifted from a children's event to a gay celebration that continued to grow into a massive annual street party until when a shooting wounded nine people and prompted the city to call off the event. San Francisco's gay Halloween celebration in the early s originally centered on the early gay bars in the Tenderloin district.
But three fierce friends from Portland, Oregon were attacked on that Hallowed Eve for dressing in drag by a group of people shouting homophobic slurs. The attack took place around 2 a. Things soon escalated to violence and at one point, someone pulled a knife.
Halloween to the gay community is like the Holy Grail to Christianity. Christians believe the Grail to have miraculous magical powers, and Gay Halloween is a miraculous tonic that allows one to magically transform oneself and freely embrace frivolity, madness, magic, mirth, and mayhem. Halloween is a night when you can let go and immerse yourself in abandon and fantasy.
A group of people brutally attacked three gay men dressed in drag in downtown Portland, Ore. Three gay men in Portland, Ore. Dustin Miller, Joey Malone, and Curtis Hughes were celebrating Halloween in drag outfits near the waterfront in downtown Portland around 2 a.
Our favorite fright night of the year is fast approaching and that means an evening filled with fun, scares, partying, and dancing. We're definitely making plans to hit up some Halloween parties, but we also have to come dressed to impress. Some of us may still be unsure of our costume choice, so we did some research and compiled a list of the most popular costumes that will help to make Halloween a gay old Hello Sailor time.
They give it their all—and look fierce—but leave this holiday to the professionals: the gays. This year proved once again that gay men do not hold back when it comes to dressing up in costume. Scroll through below to see some of the best frightening fashions from Gay Christmas:.
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I've said it before and I'll say it again: I used to loathe couples costumes. It's like, get your own identity, you codependent weasel. However, I'm softening with age. And you know what happens when you get soft?
Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key. Parties, costume contests, haunted houses and even the chance to meet an Academy Award-winning director all make D. There will be a costume contest and the winner receives a free drink.