But, You’re Not Gay, Are You? SF Pride 2012

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This gorgeous man was walking arm-in-arm with an attractive lady friend at gay pride 2012.

There were several other women with them, so I asked the entire group if they would pose for a snapshot.

The women were delighted, and quite rambunctious if not inebriated.

After about a dozen shots, I summoned the nerve to ask “the handsome man” for a few more shots by himself.

Only briefly hesitant, he stepped right up to the challenge, his rowdy posse cheering him on.

He put his hat and sunglasses on, but I guess that wasn’t what I was focusing on.

This image is heavily altered. I had almost as much fun manipulating it as when I originally took the photo.

You can see the original unaltered version, and hundreds more like him in my virtual gallery:
Photojimsf’s Pride 2012 SF gallery

 

The 2012 SF gay pride gallery and gift shop will be on view until the end of July 2018.

Here’s a few teaser pics:

Photojimsf’s Pride 2012 SF gallery

The 2012 SF gay pride gallery and gift shop will be on view until the end of July 2018.

 

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#gaygogo #instagram

It started as keyword research for my photo expose on Gigante SF, Frisco Robbie’s Sunday weekly Latin hip hop and go go romp and stomp at Q-Bar in the Castro, SF.

Two hours later and I’m still scouring Instagram and drooling on all the eye candy that came up on that one search! I’ll share a summary of the research at the end of the post.

Meanwhile, here’s my favorite top ten:

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I've met a lot of truly awesome guys through my work in nightlife, but @baconlvr aka Boomer Banks is one of the most genuine and big hearted of them all ❤️❤️❤️ Always sweet and personable, never change babe! His star continues to rise, and it's always great to have him home for a bit in NYC…and just so happens we were both wearing @kicksagat by @francoisssagat that night – I swear it wasn't planned! 😄 Big thanx to @theonlymadd for this cute pic & make sure you guys stop by @ritznewyork on Wednesday nights for Maddelynn Hatter's new weekly event, TURN(t)! #NYCGayNightlife #TurnT #TheRitz #Latenight #BoomerBanks #BrotherlyLove #LoveMyFriends #KickSagat #iloveNY #francoisssagat #CityBoys #GoGoBoy #wednesdayNight #NeverADullMoment #ShowMeYourUnderwear #Mensstyle #ManhattanNights #instagay #instapic #instafriends #instalike #instadaily #instamen

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Seriously LOVING this pic captured by the super sweet and talented nightlife photographer @iggy of my west coast other half and I turning it in our military looks during @whitepartypalmsprings 😄❤️📸 @gingereddie love point flawless as usual, I couldn't love the man more…he always gives his A game at every event! Gotta say, working the circuit rocks, but it's all the more special when you get to work it out with your chosen family, live for u Ee!! I think we're channeling street fighter a bit in our @escollectionofficial looks, love it! Wish u were in PR with me this weekend! #EeAndVv #Bros4life #LoveMyFriends #WPPS16 #WhiteParty #palmSprings #TBT #ThrowbackPic #friends #Bros #CaliforniaTrip #instagay #instamen #instapic #instalike #instamuscle #instadaily

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As promised, here’s a summary of the number of posts on Instagram for these hashtag keywords:

  • go go boy — 60k+
  • go go boys — 32k+
  • gay go go — 5.5k+
  • go go bros — 229
  • gay go gos — 213
  • gay go go dancer — 166
  • gay go go boy — 33
  • gay go go dancers — 26
  • gay go go boys — 21
  • gay go go wannabe — 3
  • gay go go bear — 2
  • gay go go life — 2
  • gay go go daddy — 1
  • gay go go a no no — 1

I see a few niche opportunities there, down near the bottom of the list…

Castro Go Go Report Thurs May 19

imagePictured above: Carlos Cano, go go boy at the Badlands bar in The Castro, SF.

When Duty Calls

A famous go go dancer, King Scorpion, friended me in Instagram recently, so I reached out with a hello private message. He invited me to come out to the Badlands on Thursday, and Beaux on Friday to see him dance.

When duty calls, I must respond. I dusted off the ole Canon Rebel t4i and took it for a spin, to meet Mr. Scorpion in person, and to go trolling the bars for more friendly strippers.

Here’s a few of my favorites , browse 229 more images from this field trip in my event galleries, or click on the pictures:

San Francisco Badlands

I headed straight to the Badlands, and this is what greeted my camera. Quite lovely, smooth and delicious. It’s Carlos Cano, who also dances at Beaux SF.

More Carlos. The place was full but not packed right around midnight. The dance area was a bit elbow to elbow, but the front end had plenty of chill space to breath. There was no cover.

King Scorpion In Person!

Here he is, King Scorpion! A towering figure, this guy is pretty, umm, tall! All stuffed into a sexy little nothing, a pair of Nene briefs, which as you can see are also stuffed with ones.

He was super friendly, and super into posing for pics. Love the Super hat, btw.

King Scorion charms a few more tips from an admirer.

Josh Colwell At 440 Castro

Moving on up the hill and around the corner to 440 bar, I poked my head in for a beer and a few snaps of go go bear Josh Colwell. What a hunk.

The smallish, hole in the wall dive was also full, but not packed. Never a cover here and great drink specials, especially the all beers $2 all day Wednesdays special.

Beaux SF

The next stop was Beaux. It was packed, no cover charge. “My So Called Night” is their Thursday weekly 90’s and 00’s throwback video dance party. First drink just one dollar! Two for one wells until midnight.

Celebutante Bebe Sweetbriar, left. Gimme that handbag. It was nice to see her it had been a while. She does a kick ass Shirley Bassey, btw.

This wild fiddler, Johnas Myers, is quite the friendly frisk-a-go go. We’re Instagram pals too.

Chad Stewart!!!!!!!!!!

Chad Stewart, need I say more?

What go go report would be complete without Chad Stewart? This is my favorite go-go-Adonis of all time. Currently dances and bar backs at Beaux, for a while now.

I took so many pics of Chad he deserves a post all on it’s own. I’ve had my eyes on him for like, 5 years now. Look for more of Chad postings in the near future.

JC Events Presents “Picante” At The Cafe

The last stop of my go go hunting adventure was across the street from Beaux, “The Cafe”. Their Latin theme night “Picante”, was winding down but still half full at 1:15 am. No cover and two for one drinks all night! Look at the bird’s eye view of this fine hot tamale-a-go-go.

Thursday Night’s A Bargain In The Castro

Four bars in a row with no cover charge, drink specials, and hot go go eye candy. What an entertainment bargain. I wanted to hit the Edge, Toad Hall, Midnight Sun, The Mix, Q-Bar, and Moby Dicks too, but I can only spread myself so thin.

With all that healthy competition, and Thursdays being a bit slower than the weekends, I may have to make it my regular default night out.

Where Should I Shoot Next?

What’s your favorite gay club? Who’s your favorite male stripper/go go? What would you like to see more of here on Photojimsf.com? Hit me back in the comments, or e mail me: jim@photojimsf.com

Book Of The Month Club

PS — This is my current favorite beefcake, male eye candy coffee table book on Amazon. Two hundred and fifty juicy pictures from Bob Mizer, the Hugh Hefner of gay publishing. It’s mostly his later work, when he was able to get more explicit.

See what other’s are saying about “Bob’s World”.

Men Of Cambodia Calendar Teaser

 

I’m so excited to see the launch of this new beefcake calendar from Space Bar in Phnom Pehn.

Actually called Space Hair Salon And Bar, I visited there half a dozen times in Feb 2016, and had such a blast. It’s a cozy place with an open air patio with about a dozen stunningly gorgeous bodybuilder types who wait on customers, and will even sit and chat you up if you’re alone, or looking lonely.

The one in this video showing off his muscles sat in my lap a few times!

I hope we can order the calendars here in the US, I messaged them and will keep you a breast.