After months of waiting, iTunes finally approved our app! Apple has been getting more and more strict about the content it allows in its App Store, so we were pretty thrilled to learn that our app which reflects an important (and little known) part of gay history will be available for the iPhone and iTouch, albeit with a “17+” rating.
Hankies have always been on display at the Folsom Street Fair, the world’s largest gathering for sexual misconduct of every imaginable variety. But normally the palette has been limited to classic black and red. This year there were a bunch more patterns and colors spotted.
It was complete synchronicity. Drag goddess Suppository Spelling hosted an amazing night of drag and hankies on the night of Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco, which just happened to coincide with the launch of the Hanky Code app on iTunes.
It’s hard for most of us to imagine what it was like being gay in the early 70’s when getting caught with another dude could land you in jail and raids on bars were frequent. But now a growing group of young guys are getting a taste of Stonewall-era police brutality. The latest of 4 gay bar raids just took place in Atlanta.
As Harvey Milk once said, the greatest form of activism is to be VISIBLE, to leave behind the closets so that our friends, coworkers, and neighbors have a chance to see that we’re just like everybody else (except of course more fab).
Hankyco.com is now the official site of the Hanky Code iPhone app. It’s pretty simple right now but will serve the purpose of consolidating all our Hanky findings, photos from Hanky parties, and help people to find their way to this must-have gay app.
The Hanky Code Twitter feed @hankycode is live! Now we will be able to tweet about Hanky Code sightings in real time, publish hanky pics and have discussions about the Hanky Code. The first official tweet was form the Truck in San Francisco which hosted a Hanky Party in honor of Folsom Street Fair. Read More »
Now you can become a fan of the Hanky Code on Facebook. This is the only fan page for the Code, so lets see how many brave souls will actually fan the page. We’ll be doing very regular updates here on Facebook about the Hanky Code iPhone app and Hanky parties. So fan the page and meet other Hanky followers. Read More »
We just created a Myspace page for the Hanky Code. But since Myspace is almost unusable now and most everyone has bailed and gone to Facebook, we probably won’t do much updating on Myspace unless, of course, people start friending the Myspace page at which point we may start posting there as well. Read More »