How do you choose to tell your acquaintances, friends and lovers of an urgent impending event?
In 1775, Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott each set off on a late night journey notifying the rebels in dozens of eastern Massachusetts villages that they should muster their militias to fight the British.
Mr. Longfellow's poem, written 85 years later, indicates that they shouted, "The British are coming!" as they rode through Middlesex County. This would not have made any sense to the locals because, in fact, they were ALL British. Instead, it was more likely that they said, "The Redcoats are coming…" or "the Occupiers are coming…"
But the anniversary of this historic event makes us wonder: how do gay men alert each other of an impending surge? Of course, we'll have a little fun with this ;-) We did a bit of research and found an interesting site for you to check out. Here's a little sampling (click to enlarge).