Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Robert Davolt Chop Suey


Chop Suey (tsap seui -"miscellaneous leftovers"): American goulash, or Slumgullion, what ever you grew up calling it, this memory from the past will satisfy the hungriest men in your life. The Urban myth says that Chop Suey was invented in San Francisco after the war.
In the fifties, almost every family called any food even slightly oriental “Chop Suey.” When slave thinks of the multi variations found in this dish and the San Francisco connection, the leather scene comes to mind. So we name this in honor of Robert Davolt!

This quick to throw together dish of meat, vegetables, and a teriyaki sauce will be a hit for your family this year. 
 

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 1 cup bean sprouts
  • 1 bag (about 12 ounces) frozen California mixture vegetables
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can stewed tomatoes
  • Pinch of sugar
  • ½ lbs pound pasta
Sauce:
½ cup low-sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons water
½ tablespoon garlic, minced
1 tablespoon cornstarch
4 tablespoons honey

Directions

Do your cutting: chop the onion, garlic, green pepper.

Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about
5 minutes.



Add the garlic - (reserving back 1 Tbs full) and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.




Then add the ground beef and continue to cook, stirring and breaking up the chunks of meat. Cook until the meat is no longer pink, 8 minutes. 

 

Sprinkle the herbs and pepper over the meat, add salt to taste, and mix in well. 

 
 
Add the stewed tomatoes with their juices. Add sugar to taste. Simmer on low while you cook the pasta.

When the pasta is cooked, crank up the heat on the skillet and add frozen veggies and bean sprouts. Saute for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until the frozen veggies have thawed and are hot.

Meanwhile, to make the sauce, combine soy sauce, water, cornstarch, garlic, and honey. Stir well and pour the sauce into the skillet. Stir and continue to cook until the sauce has thickened, about 3 to 4 minutes
 


Serve over the cooked pasta.
Serve it up and enjoy!! 
 




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Tribute to Robert Davolt

Tribute to Robert Davolt

Tribute to Robert Davolt

Robert Davolt, 1958-2005: 


This years annual celebration of leather folk, IML, has just concluded. It is fitting to take this time to remember the distinguished gentleman who started these functions: Robert Davolt. Although Robert lost his short battle with cancer twelve years ago his spirit is still felt in leather circles around the world.
Davolt was a multi-talented and prolific writer, editor, publisher, businessman and leatherman. He was best known for being the last editor of Drummer, the pioneering and iconic leather magazine, and for being the executive producer of the International Mr. Drummer contest.
After Drummer ceased publication in 1999 Davolt wrote for many others, edited several issues of Bound & Gagged, and wrote an online column that had a readership of nearly 125,000!
In 2003 he published his first book, Painfully Obvious: An Irreverent & Unauthorized Manual for Leather/SM. Davolt’s next book, nicknamed GotterDrummerung: Twilight of the Odds, was to have been his full account of the demise of Drummer Magazine.



Davolt distinguished himself by his integrity, intelligence, high standards and brutal honesty.
Davolt’s sense of leather propriety even extended to his frequent admonitions to his readers to tip their bartenders, and to tip appropriately: “ . . . if you can hear the tip hit the bar, you are being too cheap. Someone is bound to think you are straight.


In his final column for Leatherpage.com he invited his readers to do what he had done his entire life: “ . . . if I have taught anything—if I leave you with anything—DO NOT accept second rate for yourselves. Always question; always challenge; always ask ‘why.’ Do what you want, but do your very best and do it to the very best standards you can establish.”


"I had a lot that I still wanted to accomplish. ... But I have seen the world, or at least five continents of it, swam in five oceans and touched countless islands. I have been counted down and out, started over, been to the edge and back so many times. Inevitably, there had to be one I wouldn't come back from."

Whenever leather folk gather for an event it is easy to imagine seeing
Davolt wearing either a leather necktie or a black uniform tie. Both his dress leather hat and title vest were emblazoned with an image of a dinosaur. He said he felt he was among “the last of breed that practices a more discreet, more cerebral, courteous and less impertinent denomination of leather.”

It is an honor to take a moment to remember this luminary of the leather scene.




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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Robert Duncan Memorial Hash Pizza

Time for a relaxed evening! Here is a pizza that is totally different from your standard delivery. This was created to honor the LGBT poet Robert Duncan. Learn more about him by reading the short article to follow.


This is a special mix of flavors. Corned Beef, Eggs, Havarti cheese. With a surprise baked in.


Ingredients:
½ can corned beef hash
½ cup of yellow onion chopped
0.9oz envelope instant hollandaise sauce mix
1½ cups grated mozzarella cheese
4 eggs
Parmesan cheese
½ cup cut up green onions
salt + pepper to taste
1 Tbs olive oil


Directions:
Pre heat pizza stone in oven to 425


Chop up the onion, then the green onions, set the green onion aside.
grate the cheese


In a pan, saute the onions and corned beef hash until crispy (about 10 minutes)

 

Place ready made pizza crust on the board, brush lightly with olive oil


Spread evenly with cooked hash & onions.

Sprinkle with the sauce mix.

Spread with grated cheese.


Bake at 425 for 12 minutes. While that is baking. Make 5 eggs sunny side up in a large frying pan.


Carefully slide out the pizza and place the eggs around the pizza.
Return for the final 2 – 3 minutes.


Remove sprinkle well with Parmesan cheese and green onion bits.
Let sit on cutting board for 3 minutes before cutting. Cut into 5 pieces with an egg on each.


What a wonderful change from carry out! Eat watching a movie.


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Robert Duncan
(Born in January, 1919 in Oakland, California. Died – February, 1988)


Long before the heroes of Stonewall (1969) even before the Mattachine Society (1950), Robert Duncan starting making a name for himself as a homosexual.
He was active with the start of the bohemian socialist communities of the 1930s and '40s, and in the Beat Generation to follow.

In 1941 Duncan was drafted and declared his homosexuality to get discharged.

In 1944 Duncan had a relationship with the abstract expressionist painter Robert De Niro Sr. It was in that year Duncan published a landmark essay: The Homosexual in Society. Duncan compared the prejudice against the homosexuals with that of African Americans and Jews. Duncan's essay is considered a pioneering treatise on the experience of homosexuals in American society.

His first book, Heavenly City Earthly City, was published in 1947.

In 1951 Duncan met the artist Jess Collins and began a collaboration and partnership that lasted 37 years till Duncan's death.

During the 1960s, Duncan achieved considerable artistic and critical success with three books; The Opening of the Field (1960), Roots and Branches (1964), and Bending the Bow (1968). These are considered his most significant works.

During the later part of his life, Duncan's work, came to be distributed worldwide, and his influence as a poet is evident today in both mainstream and avant-garde writing.

1968, disgusted by his difficulties with publishers, he vowed not to publish a new collection for fifteen years. It was not until 1984 that Ground Work I: Before the War appeared, for which he won the National Poetry Award, to be followed in February 1988, the month of his death, by Ground Work II: In the Dark.

Robert Duncan's presence was felt across many facets of popular culture. His writing gave hope.





Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Morris Kight Memorial Pasta

 
Here is a nice creamy meal done in the skillet. It has meat, vegetable and a starch. Here this dish is to honor a LGBT hero, Morris Kight (not Knight)!
Be sure to read a short article on this leader that follows the recipe.


Simple ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand. Makes for an easy meal and quick clean-up.


Ingredients:

½ pound of sausage
½ lbs of favorite small pasta
2 Tbs butter
kosher salt + pepper to taste
12 oz pkg frozen peas thawed
¼ cup cream
juice of 1 lemon
6oz. Parmesan Cheese

Directions:


Juice the lemon and add some zest.


Bring a large pot of water to boil, add pasta following pasta directions.


In a large skillet, add the butter and cook the loose sausage for about 9 minutes. Drain well.


Stir in the thawed peas and cream.

When time is up for pasta, drain out 1 cup of the water and reserve. Drain the pasta.


Add pasta to skillet and stir. Add lemon juice. Adjust the taste with salt + pepper.


Bring to a simmer then remove from heat. Sauce should be thick.

Stir in the Parmesan and stir to mix well.


A hearty meal for your Master and guests Serve with a heat & serve whole grain bread.


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Morris Kight 


  
(born November 19, 1919 – died January 19, 2003)

Morris Kight (NOT KNIGHT) was born in Texas around the end of First World war.
In the 1940s he was working in many political, civil rights, and labor rights groups.
By the first half of the 1950s, he was acting on stages in Albuquerque. Two of the theater companies would bring in actors from California. From these visitors Kight learned of the new “homophile” organizations. He was just 31 and never heard of them.

In 1958, Kight moved to Los Angeles, where he was the founder or co-founder of several gay and lesbian organizations. The first such organization was the Committee for Homosexual Freedom or CHF, which became the Gay Liberation Front (GLF). In October 1969, it became the 3rd largest GLF in the country (after New York City and Berkeley). By the next year, there were over 350 GLF organizations around the country.

He also co-founded Christopher Street West gay pride parade in Los Angeles in 1970, Aid For AIDS in 1983, and the Gay Community Center in 1971, (now the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center). Kight considered the Community Center as the achievement he was most proud. 
 

Barney's Beanery Incident
Kight brought his experiences in political action into the realm of gay rights. One of the first actions by the LA GLF was against a local eatery called Barney's Beanery. The restaurant, located in West Hollywood, not only had a sign above bar that said “Fagots [sic] Stay Out”, but also printed up matchbook covers with the same saying. In 1970, Kight, along with Troy Perry and 100 activists protested outside. They would send in protesters a few at a time to order coffee and take up space at the tables. The sign came down that day.
However the sign was put up and taken down several times over the next 14 years, and the restaurant's matchbooks also bore the line before the practice ended. Since 2005, a new owner, David Houston, has apologized and worked to reach out to the LGBT community. Now Barney's Beanery holds monthly lunches for disadvantaged gay youth.

Morris Kight was one of the leaders of the 1987 Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights. He was subsequently one of the organizers of the 1988 March on Sacramento for Lesbian and Gay Rights, at which Leonard Matlovich gave his last public speech.

He served on the County of Los Angeles Human Relations Commission for two decades.

In 2003 the City of Los Angeles dedicated the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and McCadden Place, in Hollywood, as "Morris Kight Square." This location was selected as it was the stepping off point for Christopher Street West, gay pride parade.








Thursday, May 18, 2017

Matlovich Sausage Corn Chowder

This hearty soup is a meal by itself! The basic corn chowder is lifted by green pepper and slices of bratwurst! It is named for a LGBT Hero, Tech. Sgt. Leonard Matlovich.


This is an inexpensive meal that's easy to prepare. Make this corn chowder to serve both Your guest as well as your Master! He will Enjoy! Read more about this hero after the recipe. 
 

Ingredients:
1 medium onion ( about 1 cup)
½ green pepper, chopped
¼ cup flour
½ tsp salt + ½ tsp white pepper
4 cups milk
1 can (15.25) whole kernel corn, drained
1 package bratwurst, cut into ½ inch slices
1 can cubed potatoes
Shredded cheese for garnish

Directions:
First do your cutting.


In the bottom of a Dutch oven on medium heat, place the brat slices, onion and green pepper. Cook until onion and peppers are softened and sausage has released it’s oil. There’s no need to add butter or oil to the dutch oven, the bratwurst will provide it. 
 

When the onions and peppers are softened and the meat has browned slightly, sprinkle the flour, salt and pepper over the mixture and stir to mix and cook for 1 minute.


 Add milk, stirring constantly, stir until mixture comes to a boil and thickens. 
 

Add the corn and cubed potatoes to the Dutch oven. Reduce the heat to simmer till the potatoes and corn are heated through (about 10 minutes).


Remove from heat, serve with grated cheddar cheese on top if desired.

What a meal in a bowl!


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Leonard P. Matlovich

IN 1975, Tech. Sgt. Leonard Matlovich, became the first to bring the government's discrimination against military gays and lesbians to national debate. He volunteered to tell his superiors that he was gay in order to create a test case.

Matlovich took his campaign to the media. Every outlet he could reach.

Despite his 12 years of exemplary service, his extraordinary performance ratings, his Bronze Star, his Purple Heart, and his shrapnel wounds, the Air Force demanded his discharge simply because he was gay. 
 
Upon his discharge in 1975 he said:
"Maybe not in my lifetime, but we are going to win in the end."

He fought them in court for years, securing a ruling that the Air Force had failed to justify their discrimination. NBC dramatized his challenge in the first made-for-TV movie about a living gay person, and his example inspired many others to join the fight against Pentagon prejudice and countless people to come out.

Back in the early 80s, as a “Local Media Personality”, yours truly was invited to a reception for the Tech Sgt! I remember being very impressed with the short conversation we were allowed to have.

Wherever he went, he told audiences:
"I'm intensely proud to be gay and you should be, too. Unless we state our case, we'll continue to be robbed of our role models, our heritage, our history, and our future."

He was still speaking out for LGBT rights in the rain at a Sacramento
gay rights demonstration just six weeks before he died on June 22nd, 1988.


"He had the knack for taking your heart and making it catch for a moment. He seemed to make people want to be braver than perhaps they were."
- Neely Tucker, The Washington Post

"He was the Charles Lindbergh of the Gay Movement."
- Author & civil rights activist Malcolm Boyd

"The American Revolution continued in the fight of Sergeant Leonard Matlovich."
- Rear Admiral Jamie Barnett (Ret)

Both The Advocate and Philadelphia's Equality Forum have honored him as one of the Movement's great heroes. On the 20th anniversary of his death
then-San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom declared it Leonard Matlovich Day in San Francisco, and a bronze plaque marking where he once lived in
the Castro was dedicated.

In 2009, four generations of gay rights activists honored him in Washington DC, and he is memorialized in Chicago's "outdoor museum" of LGBT history, the Legacy Walk.


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