Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Today in Gay History

On this day in 1154 the first ever recorded evening of drag comedy was held at St. Christopher’s Ale House in Sussex, England as the pub was overtaken by a number of wandering minstrels who were dressed in women’s garb, sang show tunes and heckled the audience.

While it seemed to deeply offend the male patrons who believed they were merely in for an evening of mead drinking and Crusade planning, the wenches and choir boys were said to have been thoroughly amused.

While there is no evidence of widespread teabagging in connection with this April 15th romp, there is also no evidence that they were hiding their candy, either.

Oh, yeah, and HAPPY 557th BIRTHDAY

April 15th

to Leonardo DaVinci (1452-1519)

Much more about Leo next year. He'll keep until his 558th!


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