Being a Gay Wrestler in Japan’s DDT Promotion - VICE TV
Two guys can tear each others throats out in front of an audience and then go backstage and share a beer — or tag team partners can hate each other after the bell rings and we all go home. But one duo that tore through the s territories took kayfabe to a whole new level, breaking boundaries both in and out of the ring. Clad in leather vests, swinging chains through the air, the pair of heels traversed the American wrestling landscape. What they were, though, was lovers. He soon partnered with a younger wrestler named Chuck Harris, who took on the name Paul Dupree. They dressed in identical leather vests, grew their hair long and started swinging chains around on their way to the ring.
Touted as the "first professional gay wrestling organization", Pro Gay Wrestling also known as Premiere Gay Wrestling is a promotion based out of Las Vegas, Nevada because where else would some shit like this get away with being created Despite coming off as nothing but a hoax, they seem to have gotten a streak of legitimacy recently by hiring a former Ring of Honor tag team champion as their head trainer and potentially a new on-screen character. The PGW was originally conceived by entrepreneur and avid heterosexual, Francis Minks, while on holiday with his lovely heterosexual wife of 32 years, industrial heiress and socialite, Lolly Minks. Not realizing there had been a mistake in the reservations booking, Francis and Lolly found themselves vacationing in the Mediterranean on an all-gay male cruise ship!
After years of struggling for equal rights, acceptance, and to be recognized for their lifestyles, the LGBT community in America rejoiced when legislators declared same-sex marriage legal nationwide in The country has made great strides with increasing awareness on the subject of homosexuality and transgender issues through PSAs and through advocacy groups educating the public. The movement by the LGBTQ community was centered on the desire not to be shunned for their differences but to be accepted as part of the fabric of society.