Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Black Cat Baked Omelet for Two

As we continue to count down the days of June Pride Month let us remember another bar raid two years before Stonewall on the other side of the country. Be sure to read a quick write up after this recipe.

Baking an omelet lets it puff up almost like a souffle. This is flavored like deviled eggs to highlight the simple ham. Served at brunch or anytime of day, this will be a hit.

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • 5 green onions sliced thin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt + 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp horseradish
  • ½ cup diced ham


Pre heat oven to 350F, spray an 8 x 8 baking dish and set aside.

Do any cutting, like the tomatoes and green onions.
In a medium bowl crack the eggs (this will make it easier if you get any shell bits in there.)
In a large bowl mix the flour with the salt & pepper.

Crack in the eggs. Add the milk, mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar & sugar. Mix this well.
Stir in the onions & horseradish. Pour this in the baking dish.

Bake for 25 minutes before adding the diced ham. Sprinkle this on top, it will sink in as it continues to cook.

Return to oven for another half hour or until it has puffed up and formed a nice golden crust.

Serve on toast or English muffins with a side of sliced tomatoes and a small dish of mixed fruit. Makes a wonderful brunch dish.

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The Black Cat at Midnight!

At a New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31,1966, The Black Cat became the site of a turning point in LGBTQ history. It was one of several minor scrimmages in the years prior to Stonewall that build the resolve and power to start changing our history.

At this small gay bar in Silver Lake, just outside of Los Angeles, the patrons counted down the seconds to New Years Eve. At midnight,
like millions of others, the couples at the Black Cat kissed each other and welcomed 1967.
Same sex kissing constituted criminal “lewd conduct.” The small group of undercover cops exchange nods. Without warning, an officer seizes a kissing customer by the shoulders. “You’re under arrest!” He pushes the man to the ground. Another cop grabs the bartender. Patrons scream running for the exits. A customer reaches out to open the front door. Another one of the plainclothes officers whacks him on the head with a pool cue. Blood spurts from his ear as it splits open. Another man is flung head-first against the jukebox.
Moments later, a dozen uniformed cops from the LAPD charge into the bar, batons swinging. One patron is clubbed from behind, then kneed in the groin. Two customers run out the back door and over to the New Faces bar just across the street. A couple of plain-clothes officers followed. Just inside the New Faces, the fleeing men are tackled and thrown to the ground.
Shocked, the female bar owner comes forward. “Can I see some identification?” she asks the plainclothes officers. In response, one of the cops hits her, then shoves her to the floor. A cop seizes the bartender, Robert Haas, and yanks him across the bar. Haas is struck, dragged out onto the sidewalk, and beaten so severely that his spleen ruptures.
It was not uncommon for police to resort to violence to bust gay bars. Those faggots never fight back.
Life Magazine had reported that the LAPD often sent out police “dressed to look like homosexuals—tight pants, sneakers, sweaters or jackets” to save the city from the “aggressive” homosexuality, which was only “getting worse” because of increased “homosexual activity.”

Ultimately 16 were arrested and two were beaten unconscious, all for a New Year's Eve kiss!

Local businessman Alexei Romanoff was not happy. “I wasn’t at the Black Cat that night,” he said, “but within hours I heard about the raid. I was absolutely irate. I got on the phone with friends. Everybody was angry. We talked about making a plan to express our outrage.”
Police raids at gay bars were common. So were beatings and arrests. It was really scary. We were so vulnerable. Kissing was a crime; cross-dressing was a crime. If you were arrested and identified as being gay, you could lose your job, your income, your house, your family.” “We just wanted to be left alone. But that night, something changed.” What changed was that gay people fought back. Two and a half years before the famous Stonewall riots in New York City, a group of brave LGBT's became determined to do something about it.
In response to the police raid, activists organized, on February 11, 1967, one of the earliest known demonstrations in support of LGBTQ civil rights. The incident incited a major civil demonstration of up to 600 to protest the raids. 

The demonstration was planned by a group called P.R.I.D.E. (Personal Rights in Defense and Education). This was the first use of “Pride” associated with LGBT Rights. A Hollywood bar owner agreed to let P.R.I.D.E. organizers meet in the bar during hours when it was closed. A phone tree was set up, with each person calling 10 or 20 others. People were scared and feared further violence from the police. That’s why the protest didn’t happen until weeks after the New Year’s raid.
This event was historic for many reasons. Not only was it the first to use “Pride”, but also it was the starting point for a new publication called “The Advocate”.

The raid and the arrests that accompanied it inspired the first legal argument that gay people were entitled to equal protection under the law. 
Also that night a young southern minister, Troy Perry vowed to return to preaching and form a church where LGBT's could worship the God who loved them in peace and open arms. That was to become the Metropolitan Community Church.

On November 7, 2008, the site was declared a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument, HCM No. 939.

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