Thursday, February 01, 2007
Valentine's Day Weekend - Lookin' For Love Hanky Code Dance Party @ Faces February 10th
Saturday, February 10 - Lookin' For Love Valentine's Day Hanky
Code Party - Have some fun and show everyone your true colors.
Come to Faces wearing the hanky that reflects your sexual
preference or fetish (or choose one from our free selection) and
start lookin' for love. Purchase your favorite hanky color at
Cheap Trx on South Grand, wear it tonight, and you get in free
until 2 AM...arrive after 2 AM wearing your hanky and pay only $5
or select from our hankies and the cover is $10 all night. Main
Room opens @ Midnight - This is a 21+ event with ID required.
What is the Hanky Code?
The Hanky Code is a traditional form of signaling to others what your sexual preferences and interests are. For decades, gay men have used this code to communicate with each other in the noisy and distracting environment of gay bars, out on the streets, in pickup places, shopping malls and cruising spots.
Its origins may have derived from the 19th Century practice of wearing colored carnations to subtly announce one's homosexuality, just as today's society wears AIDS ribbons and rainbow flag items. It is believed by some that the term "GAY" as pertains to homosexuals was coined from the acronym for Green And Yellow... the colors of the carnations gay men wore as a covert signal in less permissive times.
Although not as widely used these days, the hanky code is enjoying a renaissance in the leather community and has grown from a handful of colored hankies and scraps of cloth to a myriad of colors, materials and objects. The Hanky Code is still a worthwhile resource and is, among those who know, a great conversation starter.
What does it all mean???
There are only two rules for the hanky code: color and position. While each color (and/or fabric) indicates the wearer's sexual interests, the position tells you their preferred role. For instance, a hanky in your left pocket usually means you're a top or dominant, while a hanky in your right pocket usually means you're a bottom or in the more submissive role. And worn around your neck, a hanky usually means versatility.