Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Gayola Skillet Dinner

Here is a great tasting one skillet meal that will become a "go to" recipe for any time you have to come up with feeding a group. Also great for pot lucks. Yes we sweeten the corn. If you are ever lucky enough to walk through a field of mature corn, take the effort to cut off an ear, peel back the husk and take a bite. It will be as sweet as any candy you have ever had!

This dish is dedicated to those who fought the “Gayola Scandal” in 1960. Find out more with a short article following the recipe.


  • 1 lbs sausage (medium)
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • One 15-ounce can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper  

First do your cutting: chop the red onion and freeze what you don't use. Open the cans of corn and tomatoes and drain well.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook up the loose sausage with ½ cup of red onion. Cook and stir until brown all the way through and broken but try not to work it too much you want hunks of sausages and the more you work the meat, the smaller each piece gets. (Cook about 15 minutes)

Remove from skillet with slotted spoon. Leave about 2 tbs grease in skillet and add 2 Tbs butter. Add in the corn stirring so that all the corn is coated. 

Cook stirring frequently for 1 minute. Add honey and cook for 2 minutes more. Increase heat to high and add heavy cream. Continue to stir so corn won't stick to pan. 

Add drained diced tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. Cook corn until most all of the cream has absorbed about 5 minutes more. Return the sausage & onions to pan and cook for 3 minutes more to make sure all is heated through.

Remove and serve hot.

This goes well with a bake & serve bread from the oven.

So happy to get to serve my Master Indy


To satisfy and restore.

To nourish, support and maintain.

To gratify, spoil, comfort and please,

to nurture, assist, and sustain

..I cook!

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In some ways World War Two spurred on the efforts of LGBT Rights in America. At that time most of the country was rural. It was the first time that many men had been around that many other men! The great discovery that YES there were others that preferred the “company of men”. To parody the song from WWI, How you gonna keep them down on the farm after they've seen penis!

For women too this was a new discovery of being in production jobs, taking on roles they had never been allowed to before and finding others that enjoyed a woman's touch.

Many gay men and lesbians discovered their identities and each other during the war, and they stayed on in the port cities to join the first gay networks and communities. In the 40's, On the West coast in particular, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Diego, and San Francisco had both lesbian and gay bars, gay areas, and gay beaches.

In 1942 and 1943, for example, a series of vice raids led to the closure of at least six or seven gay bars in San Francisco. Ironically, this resulted in the emergence of a strong underground network, a more public nightlife, and the beginnings of a political sensibility of resistance.

In the years after the war, the growing visibility of gay and lesbian people met some resistance. Claiming that San Francisco’s Black Cat Cafe was a “disorderly house,” the California Board of Equalization in 1949 tried to close it. However a successful appeal to the California Supreme Court, overturned this. 

In reaction the California legislature in 1955 passed a law prohibiting the licensing of gay bars because they were “resorts for sexual perverts.”

During the 1950s, the medical, psychiatric, and legal systems considered homosexuals to be sick, perverted, and criminal. Many lived closeted lives in unhappy marriages, in lonely alcoholic hazes, risking their careers and reputations merely by entering a bar known to attract homosexuals

In the McCarthy era, known homosexuals were routinely hunted down and fired from jobs, kicked out of their families, and denied basic civil rights. Entrapment by police was so prevalent that, in 1952 in Los Angeles, the Committee to Outlaw Entrapment was established and successfully fought to have a case dropped.

It was in this kind of climate that the first homophile groups in the nation

(Mattachine, One, Daughters of Bilitis) were founded in California in the 1950s.

During the 1959 mayoral campaign, opponent Russell Wolden accused San Francisco Mayor George Christopher and his police chief, Thomas Cahill, of letting the city become the homosexual capital of the nation. Soon after his re-election, Christopher announced a campaign against gay bars in San Francisco as a way of cleansing the city’s allegedly scarred and vice-filled reputation.

Then, in December, the California Supreme Court ruled that a gay bar could not lose its license just because homosexuals congregate there; illegal sexual activity on the premises needed to be proved. One result of this ruling was that five bar owners from lower Market and the Embarcadero, including the Castaways and Jack's Waterfront Hangout, approached Mayor Christopher and Police Chief Cahill to report the protection money graft.

This became known as the Gayola Scandal

Indeed, officers had been practicing this kind of extortion for decades,

but Cahill and Mayor George Christopher had campaigned on “clean Government”. So while they were not inclined to sympathize with homosexuals, they agreed to work with the bar owners to entrap the accused officers. But also took this opportunity to send plain-clothesmen into gay bars to entrap patrons.

Felony convictions of male homosexuals in San Francisco rose from 0 in June 1960 to 76 by mid-June 1961, Misdemeanor charges were estimated at 40 to 60 a week. In October 1961. Every establishment that had made charges against the police during the gayola scandal lost its license”

The resistance in the community was amazing, with people opening one after another gay bar in the same spot as fast as the police could close them.

A grand jury indicted five police officers and the state liquor agent. The ensuing month-long trial was full of lurid descriptions, as the defense portrayed gay men as a moral threat and a danger to the city's youth.

All but one of the accused were eventually acquitted. Even so, it was the fight that brought together many LGBT's and caused a cohesiveness to the community.

Though police raids on gay bars continued, the gayola scandal was a small step forward in our fight for equality.

By the decades end, Stonewall officially marked the beginning of LGBT rights effort. This could not have been possible without the earlier fights that preceded that night.

Read more about this history in the book by Christopher Lowen Agee: The Streets of San Francisco

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