Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Monday, February 16, 2015

R.I.P. Lesley Gore

Lesley Gore, nee Lesley Sue Goldstein.  

OMG!  A Joo!  Just look at this gorgeous, feminist, lesbian, Joo!  

(Those who read this blog also know of a blogger on the far right who can't write about cultural icons without mentioning their religious backgrounds.  Why?  I dunno. Ask a Nazi.)  

Lesley Gore was one of my favorite pop singers.  There was so much about her that was talented, genuine, and human.  R.I.P. Lesley.

Beginning in 2004, Gore hosted the PBS television series In the Life, which focused on LGBT issues. She stated in a 2005 interview that she was a lesbian. 

At the time of the interview, Gore had been living with her partner for more than 23 years. Death According to her partner of 33 years, Lois Sasson, Gore died February 16, 2015, at the NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan, New York City of lung cancer.

Good-bye Lesley.  You were wonderful.  Ahead of your time.  And we shall miss you very, very much.


skudrunner said...

Does her being gay lessen or enhance her great talent or is everything a political attack.

Anonymous said...

Only you would see the fact that she was a lesbian as a "political attack," instead of just a fact.

Shaw Kenawe said...

That comment was from me.

Les Carpenter said...

skudrunner, talent is talent. That's a fact and that is all there is to it.

Infidel753 said...

Thank you for posting this. I did not know of her, I admit.

Knowing that she was lesbian definitely adds a different undertone to the song. It's from 1963, when the busybodies who insist that everyone else's sexuality has to conform to some narrow vision of "normal" were only just beginning to be challenged. Such people are still with us, unfortunately.

I don't know why you put up with Skudrunner's mean-spirited and dishonest trolling here, but it's your blog.

Does the blogger you mention actually use the spelling "Joo"? He might be a denizen of red-board culture, which is largely neo-Nazi these days.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Does the blogger you mention actually use the spelling "Joo"?"

Not that I know of. I used it to mock the sort of people who see a conspiracy in people who change their names. Those sorts see subterfuge in anyone, especially Jewish people, who Anglicize or change their names.

Of course, they see nothing wrong when say Marion Morrison or Frances Ethel Gumm changed their names.

Their suspicions over name changes are focused only on liberal Jews, whom they believe are the cause of all America's woes. Never do they look within themselves for any fault, preferring to place blame on someone else.

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

"I don't know why you put up with Skudrunner's mean-spirited and dishonest trolling here ..."

Ditto that!

Ducky's here said...

I vaguely remember her battle with Judy the mean girl and do remember "Judy's Turn to Cry".

Served Judy right.