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Mar 31 2017
Mama June Is Now Hotter Than July Comments (0)
 

#MamaJune has officially gone #FromNotToHot 🎉❤️😍🔥🎊

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I mean — world of difference.

 
 
Gilbert Baker, Creator Of The Rainbow Flag, Dies @ 65 Comments (0)

1024x1024Gilbert Baker: June 2, 1951—March 31, 2017 , with President Obama in 2016 (Image by Amanda Lucidon/The White House)

Gilbert Baker, the creator of the internationally recognized — and reviled, by villainous conservatives! — rainbow flag, has died at 65 at home in Manhattan.

Baker's death from natural causes was confirmed by publicist Jay Blotcher.

Along with inventing the flag, unveiled June 25, 1978, Baker also imbued each color on the flag with meaning:

Red = life

Orange = healing

Yellow = sunlight

Green = nature

Turquoise = magic/art

Blue = serenity/harmony

Violet = spirit

Baker served in the army from 1970-1972, depositing him in San Francisco at a fortuitous moment in gay history. His time in the military was recorded in Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the U.S. Military (St. Martin's Press, 1993) by the late Randy Shilts.

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IMG_3368I've shown my copy of Conduct Unbecoming that I read en route to the 1993 D.C. March, but here's the rainbow bracelet pressed into it. (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

Baker taught himself to sew, often creating banners and flags for marches against the war and for gay rights. He created flags for Mayor Dianne Feinstein of San  Francisco and for various heads of state in his career. His mile-long rainbow flag, displayed for the 25th anniversary of Gay Pride in NYC in 1994, was carried by 5,000 marchers, breaking a record as the world's biggest flag, a record he topped in 2003.

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According to Blotcher, Baker's final creation was a rainbow flag with nine colors — lavender was added to signify diversity. His new flag was designed to celebrate the 39th anniversary of the rainbow flag, and will be on display in San Francisco during Gay Pride.

He is survived by his mother and his sister.

 
 
New York Seen Comments (0)

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FEUD In A Nutshell Comments (0)

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Emily Nussbaum's long look at Feud in The New Yorker is beautifully written, and she sums the whole damn thing up right here:

A woke Ryan Murphy is a tricky proposition: as anyone who watched late seasons of “Glee” knows, didactic camp can be a nightmare. “Feud” has its flaws—a jokey song cue here, blunt exposition there. But Murphy lets the contradictions sizzle: he knows that schlock can double as great art; that self-loathing can work both as a goad to ambition and as an emotional crippler. “Hollywood should be forced to look at what they’ve done to her,” Geraldine Page (Sarah Paulson) remarks of Joan Crawford late in the series, but not unkindly. Like all great horror, “Feud” loves its monsters. It’s also a lot of fun. 

Yep!

 
 
Mila Jam's Soaring LGBTQ Anthem FACES — They Belong! Comments (0)

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Happy International Trans Day of Visibility!

Mila Jam, a trans musician and superstar-in-the-making, just released the uplifting song “Faces,” Unnamedwhich is a bona fide LGBTQ anthem.

Better yet, in an age when we're all unapologetic narcissists, she steps aside and allows countless familiar (Candis Cayne! Laverne Cox! Ari Gold! Tituss Burgess!) and otherwise faces to take over her music video for the track — you gotta watch. It's that happy feeling you get when you show up at your first gay-pride parade and see the sheer numbers and diversity of the other people like and semi-like you who showed up, too.

From a press release, Mila says:

“Faces” is about looking in that mirror and hearing do I belong, am I enough, will someone love me for who I really am? We wear smiles all the time but hide in fear and loathing because we feel different. The journey is universal no matter who you are. And, working through the dark uncertainties is all about learning to radiate your own light. Bravely. Unapologetically. Authentically. Happily. 

All iTunes proceeds from the single will be donated to the ONEPULSE Foundation to help the victims of the Pulse massacre.

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Mar 30 2017
An Observation Of Jared Kushner Comments (0)

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have ZERO experience or expertise in government affairs. Just 2 entitled rich kids.

My impression of Jared Kushner, gleaned from reading of him over the years — and especially in the past six months — is that he's a husk as a businessman, utterly hollow, but utterly convinced he is supremely gifted.

It terrifies me that he has been cast as the voice of reason in the Trump Administration, not to mention his feckless, Stepford Daughter wife, Ivanka.

But my impression seems correct, at least if this former Kushner staffer — the illustrious Elizabeth Spiers — is to be believed. 

Via WaPo:

On my first day of work as the editor in chief of the New York Observer, which had been acquired five years earlier by Jared Kushner, now the son-in-law and senior adviser to President Trump, I inherited an office and a desktop computer, both in fine but used condition. The computer was a recent-model Mac, but when I turned it on, it was inexplicably running Windows. I summoned our beleaguered IT guy to explain, and he informed me that it had belonged to Kushner, who liked the design of Apple products but preferred the Windows OS.

“So he was basically using a $2,500 desktop as a monitor?” I said. The IT guy shrugged.

That's a fairly gossipy example, but also:

Kushner’s claim to business knowledge, beyond admiring Silicon Valley, boils down to his work for his family’s commercial real estate company, which is hardly comparable to a government institution. And if industry dynamics are not transitive across the board, expertise isn’t, either.

On that count, I’m not even sure how to quantify Kushner’s expertise, anyway. Yes, he ran the company — which he inherited, not uncommon in New York’s dynastic, insular real estate world. But he was sure he had the goods. When I worked for him, I wasn’t sure he had a realistic view of his own capabilities since, like his father-in-law, he seemed to view his wealth and its concomitant accoutrements as rewards for his personal success in business, and not something he would have had in any case. To me, he appeared to view his position and net worth as the products of an essentially meritocratic process.

This is not going to end well. Let's all hope, and let's all make sure, it does end. Soon.

 
 
6-PACK — When Rhino Means Yes + North Carolina's Bathroom Bomb + Chorus-Boy Crazy + Black Party Tidbits + Bieber Look-Alike Goes Triple-X + Sugar, Sugar! Comments (0)

UnnamedNot-so-Clean Bandit! There's a shot from behind in this that's pretty eye-opening. (Image via Bryan Hawn)

WIDGETYouTube @ Bryan Hawn: Bryan Hawn is getting racier and racier, this time mounting a rhino rocking chair. Yeah. Horny. Bare booty here. (Work Unfriendly)

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WIDGETHuff Post: North Carolina Senate approves HB2 repeal that actually enshrines anti-LGBTQ sentiment in the law. SO NOT GOOD ENOUGH.

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WIDGETTime Out NY: I'm not the only Casey Lee Ross fan — check out Adam Feldman's Top 10 chorus boys of '17.

WIDGETPopular Publicity: The sordid history of the Black Party, fun facts, erotic visuals. It's happening again April 1.

Screen Shot 2017-03-30 at 12.10.32 PMBlack Party in full effect (Video still via Vimeo @ The Saint at Large)

WIDGETInstagram: The #1 Justin Bieber look-alike in Europe, Chris Bieber, is now a porn performer who offers private Skype sessions.

 

La premiere vidéo de mon petit ami est en ligne sur mon site ❤

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WIDGETSeeking Arrangement: There is a Sugar Baby Summit — a paid seminar for aspiring golddiggers — in London. I kinda like mine smart enough to figure it out on their own.

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