Gay Guys in The Castro Know How to Let it All Hang Out—Except for One “Wiener”

Telephoto lens out? Must be a very small object!Most of the guys walking around naked in the Castro are between their late fifties and seventy five.

There's a large part of me that says if they want to walk to the Walgreens wearing nothing but flip flops while smacking their nuts against their walkers or tucking them in their socks, I say "let their freak flags fly".

I had youngster friends at the Star Bucks on 18th street watching as four older men gathered and proceeded docking and playing with themselves. My friends 18 and 23 pulled off their cloths and stood with them in support. There's a small part of me that wonders whether nudity in the Castro is a passive aggressive thing, i.e. I'm walking around sticking my ass in your face and sticking my dick in your face, plus I never see them smiling.

 

 


It’s like they're serious revolutionaries.Jon Sugar (on left)

By Jon Sugar

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Jon Sugar(Born Jon Zuckman August 5th 1949  in Miami) a musicologist,he started DJing  parties/orgies in Berkeley , known today as one of the best djs in San Francisco he worked as a session harmonica player & singer, produced and performed countless benefits (Battered Womens shelters,AIDS,PAWS,civil rights issues), as well as the Castro Street fair,Haight Street fair, Folsum Street fair. He managed the Mini Adult Theater ,on Golden Gate and Jones,a down low  sex pig pen in San Francisco1981,He and his band rehearsing after 2am Mini Adult  closing time .


He was arrested at the Mini Adult Theater by the San Francisco Vice squad and charged with " running a house of prostitution Performed  withTUBBY BOOTS, a Miami gay comedy icon,before coming to Berkeley, working with an accapella group,formed the Jon Sugar Band and performed to thousands, contributing  sound equipment for the first East Bay LBGT day. He recorded "Gay Type Thang"with "Pray for rain",an indie  band who recorded music for film director Alex Cox ("Repo man","The Sid and Nancy story","Straight to hell',) and was first signed to Fusion Records, then Sutra Records.finally released by his porn star boyfriend, The engineer was Matt Wallace,who moved to LA and became a millionaire superstar producer(Search Matt Wallace/Maroon 5) The song  received college airplay around the US(to hear it search "Gay Type Thang  Jon Sugar) A popular KPFA "Fruit Punch"radio personality from1984-1986.,he was the First to play the Smiths, Bronski Beat.,Divine,Sylvester interviewing Doris Fish,sex workers,and eventually  banned by KPFA because of pressure from the FCC John Canali's short film"Diary of a gay flesh pounder" staring Jon Sugar screened in film festivals around the country.


Time magazine wrote about an attack on  Jon Sugar (he actually dislodged his assailants eye, sustaining a broken wrist )search "Jon Sugar Time March 1988." As singer for the White Trash Debutantes ,an all star band featuring 2 musicians from Faith No More., he opened for Divine. His play"The life and times of the young Jon Sugar taken from his book, "Everything is a bitchy way of saying something", was produced and performed at the Pegasus theater in Russian River March 2009 and  seen by hundreds of people. Hes written everything from first person think pieces for the Examiner,to straight porn in The Purveyor. He worked as a stand up comic.in a gay boy strip club and everywhere else. Hes the feature in a documentary (The  more visible we are see a clip on youtube, search "Jon Sugar")
He heads the Gay Artist and Writers Kollective; a group for actors, musicians, playwrights providing entertainment, sound, security, bands, djs and mc's for progressive causes since 1986. Daniel Curzon wrote a story about Jon Sugar in his book "Dropping Names" (ISBN # 0-930-650-17-4). His essay is right between Quentin Crisp and Joyce Carol 0ates celebrate Halloween at Tikka Masala 1668 Haight Wednesday 0ctober 31st  at 7pm.Twenty five years of free shows featuring new artists, and publishing  through GLB(Gay,Lesbian Bisexual Publishing company).


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