85 posts categorized "ADVOCATE MAGAZINE, THE"

Jul 10 2014
Yes, Icon: Laverne Cox Covers THE ADVOCATE Comments (0)

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Laverne Cox is a cover girl for The Advocate (August/September 2014), and has a fabulous cover line emblazoned across her chest: THE MAKING OF AN ICON.

In the interview, she says:

“If I’m going to have a public platform, I want to use it not just to elevate myself but to elevate issues that are important to me. I know a lot of people would rather not have me be the face of this thing...but what’s exciting about what’s happening now, culturally, is that there are so many more trans folks coming forward and saying, 'This is who I am, this is my story, I will not be silent anymore, I will not be in hiding anymore,’ and that’s when a movement really happens, right?”

Click here to hear her speak about landing the cover of Time (before The Advocate!). After the jump, one of my (brief) meetings with Cox...

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Jun 26 2014
Need To Know: Walk On Bi + Gaytime Emmys + Fehr Lady + Sam Smith Almost On Top + Birther Boone + Soccer Flashers + Coffee-Table Book, Tea Or Me? + MORE! Comments (0)

Tim-dionne-warwick-drag-queens-billboard-650He's got your number, hussy.

*widget boy cultureGreat divas with their drag mini- and maxi-mes.

 *widget boy cultureAdvocate owners blew Daytime Emmys red carpet.

*widget boy cultureAnti-Defamation League calls bullshit on Gary Oldman's apology.

*widget boy cultureThis guy's thighs could drive a man to distraction.

*widget boy cultureBrendan Fehr gives superdated interview on “playing homosexual.”

*widget boy cultureSam Smith debuts at record-smashing #2.

*widget boy cultureTom Daley & Dustin Lance Black PDA it up.

*widget boy cultureNutjob Pat Boone still pushing birther claptrap.

*widget boy cultureNew Sia: “Big Girls Cry.”

*widget boy cultureAnti-gay rant: “The gas pump does not belong in the radiator!”

*widget boy cultureBoehner to sue Obama. [Eyeroll]

*widget boy cultureLisa Whelchel & Charlotte Rae take the good, take the bad, take the selfie.

Lisa-WhelchelWhelchel says Rae had good advice for her in their recent meeting.

*widget boy cultureFairly disastrous (in a good way) soccer wardrobe malfunctions.

*widget boy cultureDiane Sawyer out, David Muir is in. But will he be out?

*widget boy cultureVeep Joe Biden = a KatyCat.

*widget boy cultureGay Survivor contestant killed in freak accident.

*widget boy cultureAppeals court decision “eviscerates states' same-sex marriage bans.”

*widget boy cultureME, ME, ME: Is there a self-promotion backlash? Follow me on Instagram!

*widget boy cultureFrequently married AG to argue against marriage equality in Florida.

*widget boy cultureSen. Thad Cochran (R-Mississippi) barely survives primary.

*widget boy cultureSome guy in Pittsburgh was attacked by a frickin' scorpion at Walmart.

*widget boy cultureMark would like $7K to do a coffee-table book of, well, this:

Mark-DouglasBest $7K ever spent?

 
May 31 2014
THE ADVOCATE's Basic Instinct Comments (0)

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I know it's the weekend, but someone is asleep at The Advocate if this is the headline they think best suits the story of a woman who killed one of her children, attacked another and attempted suicide. Has any mainstream news source ever written about a heterosexual woman who killed her kids? Nope. The emphasis on her lesbianism is odd, all the more so coming from a supposed LGBT resource.

How about:

Woman Attacks Her Children, Killing One, Blames Bible Sermon

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The story itself is tragic: A woman drowned the toddler she was raising with her partner, their children's biological mother, and drugged their 10-year-old son before attempting suicide. She left a note blaming her ex-partner and a recent sermon she'd heard.

 
May 16 2014
Melissa McCarthy Is So Gay Comments (0)

Melissa-McCarthy-TammyIf Sarandon's look is what people mean when they say aging gracefully, why not just be hot instead if you can?

Melissa McCarthy chats with The Advocate about her relationship with gay people, her sexuality and her career.

On being introduced to LGBT people for the first time:

“All of my friends were gay. In high school we started going to downtown Chicago clubs like Berlin, one of the best gay bars ever. I remember being undressed and then redressed by two drag queens up on a pillar, and at the end I looked like Bea Arthur. At 43, it’s still one of the greatest nights of my life.”

OMG...I am two years older than Melissa and went to Berlin religiously. I wonder if she was still going in college? What a kick to imagine I might've been in the same club with a future A-list superstar (and very funny, sweet woman). I love crossed-paths what-if scenarios like that.

She has this to say regarding how she's raising her kids to be LGBT-friendly:

“Well, I actually love that I don’t really have to talk about it either. Our friends at the table are gay couples, and my kids have friends with same-sex parents. It’s just a part of this next generation, so there’s no need to explain it. It’s a fantastic reality without lines or rights and wrongs. I love that my girls see no difference between those same-sex couples and the male-female couples that we hang out with. I’m more proud of that than anything.”

TAMMY-Teaser-loMost subversively, she pooh-poohs anyone who claims not to have questioned his or her sexuality at some point:

“I don’t buy it if anyone says they haven’t. I think everyone does at some point. Growing up with so many gay friends, I was always in the minority as a straight girl, so there was definitely a time when I was like, 'Boy, everywhere we go, I’m not meeting any fun guys…am I looking in the wrong place?' But then I met Ben and [sighs] I liked him. It’s all just part of growing up and finding yourself.”

McCarthy is plugging her summer (July 2) movie Tammy, another of her knee-slappin' caper flicks, and one in which ageless Susan Sarandon improbably plays her grandmother.

Trailer after the jump...

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Apr 29 2014
Need To Know: Darren Criss Is Now Officially Gay, The Air Sucked Out Of Giovanni's Room, Juicy Survey, Z's Hot V + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Darren Criss & Shirley MacLaine duet on Glee. Wow!

*widget boy culturePhilly gay bookstore Giovanni's Room closing May 17.

*widget boy cultureBI, BI BABY: Evan Rachel Wood's Twitterview with Advocate.

*widget boy cultureMadonna & Lady Gaga's early careers compared.

*widget boy cultureFrom bad to worse in Uganda.

*widget boy cultureGay teens heart steroids.

*widget boy cultureZachary Quinto can get it!

Zachary-QuintoHe better work (out)!

 
Apr 22 2014
Aping Up: Richard Rothstein's Tarzan Boy Comments (0)
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Richard Rothstein's magnificent Tarzan-themed series with model Rob Eco was the subject of a recent Advocate spotlight. Check out his images of Rob (from the Tarzan and MTA shoots) in the gallery above; artist and muse were definitely hooted at and threatened during these experiences.

 
Apr 14 2014
I Fucking Love RuPaul* Comments (0)

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RuPaul's Drag Race and Logo (not RuPaul himself) have apologized for offending some trans people with the use of the popular catchphrase “You've got she-mail!” and  have dropped an episode deemed offensive to some transsexuals.

Cue scornful reactions from trans activists angry with the show, who feel it was little more than lip service, and cue scornful reactions from—I would guess—the vast majority of the (primarily) gay men who watch RDR and who are responding along the lines of “lighten up,” or, as Madonna passive-aggressively responded to her “nigga” scandal, by making reference to the “word police.”

 

I have a problem with both reactions; this isn't black-and-white any more than issues of gender identity are for many people.

MolloyFirst, while Parker Marie Molloy's “I fucking hate RuPaul” tweet that predates the show's decision to cease and desist with the trans verbiage was, in my opinion, fairly criticized as unprofessional over her simultaneous reporting for The Advocate (a once and occasionally still journalistically admirable publication that nevertheless once branded Madonna its “Sissy of the Year” ahead of virulently homophobic villains all because she'd clarified that she wasn't a lesbian), there's no accounting for personal taste, so if anyone wants to fucking hate on RuPaul for whatever reason, I get it.

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Apr 07 2014
Net Gain Comments (0)

Matt-Dooley

Via The Advocate: Notre Dame senior Matt Dooley, a tennis star, was struggling with secretly being gay, unsure of whether he should come out. He started with his best friend, then his coach, then told his teammates. The school shot this fairly incredible video documenting the process...

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Dec 20 2013
Need To Know: They Come And They Go, Faith Squealers, Have Mercy, Ryan's Big War-Haul + MORE! Comments (0)

Al-Goldstein-ScrewTotally Screwed

*widget boy cultureScrew's Al Goldstein, porn mogul and free speech pioneer, dies destitute at 77.

*widget boy cultureDuck Dynasty family equates slurring gays and racism with their "faith."

*widget boy cultureOld Dogs & New Tricks hits Netflix and Hulu.

*widget boy culturePussy Willow's "Whose Child Is This?" is a must-see.

*widget boy cultureLast-second gay gift guide: Tear porn.

*widget boy cultureIn a rare turnaround for retail, Barneys re-invades Downtown NYC.

*widget boy cultureBeyoncé kisses Madonna's daughter, Madonna calls Beyoncé "Queen B."

*widget boy cultureBeyoncé's creative director speaks out. (I hate that artists have "creative directors.")

Nik-Kershaw-Kim-WildeWouldn't it be good if we could live without a care?

*widget boy cultureNik Kershaw and Kim Wilde are still singing and in the holiday spirit.

*widget boy cultureRyan O'Neal wins his Farrah Warhol lawsuit.

*widget boy cultureThe Advocate is going to H-E-double-hockeysticks for that Pope blunder.

*widget boy cultureIs there such a thing as gay-friendly Christmas specials?

*widget boy cultureFLASHBACK: The "Burning Up" nearly killed Madonna. As in dead.

*widget boy cultureFLASHBACK 2: Today, who's being as daring as this was 30 years ago?

*widget boy cultureDiego Mello is a hunk for almost any day.

Diego mello @ ragazzo (9)_900x1200Mello fellow

 
Dec 02 2013
Boy Culture Turns 8: My 100 Favorite Posts! Comments (0)

BoyCultureBlogYou need a little (Boy) Culture!

StripperIt blows my mind to realize that Boy Culture is now eight years old. I can still remember the joy I felt when I figured out how to post, how to upload an image and how to embed a video. I remember every time a post blew up, bringing in hits and new viewers. I remember the longtime commenters, the trolls, the spam and the never-ending (and validating!) pitches and free tickets and photographers' snaps of half- or all-naked male models. 

RuPaul-Drag-RaceShooting for my blog has never been a drag.

Cone-boyI've used Boy Culture to express myself, to help express others and to connect to people internationally.

I've also used it to show off my humor (both high and low), to flaunt my obsessions, to reality-test my sexual diversions and perversions, to laud the art I love, to lash out against the enemies of gay people and to broadcast my admiration for Madonna.

I want to thank you all for having read this blog over the years. It's a very hard thing to maintain, and it will not be maintained forever. But each time I get some positive (or even just meaningful) feedback, each time my posts are shared on social media, each time something I've written elicits a response, it keeps me going that much longer.

Madonna-stepmother-Joan-MDNAMadonna's stepmother was not impressed.

Thank you. Please enjoy my 100 favorite posts, please let me know if you're reading any old ones for the first time and are liking them and, most of all, please share this entire post far and wide to help get my work out there.

**2008 first one 6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdddbfd8833-800wiMy first "Guydar" post from 2008.

As always, you can find me on Facebook (personal and blog), Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (plus, here are my YouTube greatest hits). 

ALL ORANGE TITLES ARE HOTLINKS.

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#100

TOTALLY RANDOM LISTS (2011—2013)

I've gotten way into lists. Way. You'll find more of my lists higher up on, uh, this particular list. But the ones that are just completely random go here because I worked my ass off on them, because I love them and because—judging from Quantcast data—you like 'em, too.

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DuranMy favorite Duran Duran member.

POP QUIZ: VIDEOS THAT KILLED (2011)

Totally awesome '80s! Take this visual quiz to see how many classic music videos you can ID.

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Brando-DeanI wish sex tapes had existed in the '50s.

UNDER THE GAYDAR: 10 PEOPLE YOU MAY OR MAY NOT REALIZE WERE OR ARE QUEER (2012)

I got lots of feedback on this, mainly because nobody realized Nell Carter was with a woman at the time of her death.

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DazzlerI would've chipped in to get this one made.

WOULDA COULDA SHOULDA: 5 INCREDIBLE MOVIES THAT NEVER HAPPENED (2013)

I'm shamless for including Leda & Swan, a movie that was a bomb without ever even being made.

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Lizabeth-ScottGreat Scott!

IN & OUT: 25 STARS' FIRST & LAST PERFORMANCES IN FILM & ON TV (2013)

Being obsessed with nostalgia and with movies, this was fun—but so very taxing—to compile. I loved the randomness of it.

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PSBI hate that music has been sleeveless for 20 years.

20 7" SINGLE SLEEVES FROM THE '80S THAT BELONG IN A GALLERY (2013)

Just 20 from my massive collection of 45s. I got rid of my 12" records, but I've kept these guys because they're just too much a part of my childhood.

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Amanda-BlakeAmanda Blake's marriage was a mystery, with both spouses dying of AIDS.

GAY MARRIAGE: CELEBRITIES WHO MARRIED LGBT SPOUSES (2013)

It might've been more efficient to make a list of famous straight people who managed to marry other full-on heteros.

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Mark-MessierThe infamous Gary Coleman/Mark Messier two-shot seen 'round the world.

ODD COUPLES: 19 UNUSUAL CELEBRITY PAIRS (2013)

This post encapsulates my outlook on pop culture and my desire to twist it and play with it...except in this case, its participants are already doing the dirty work.

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Lake-GenevaHaunted House: The family home that haunted Jane and Bill's final years.

#99

A FIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2007)

My late mentor's husband struggles to give away his family home.

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#98

POLITICS (2005—2013)

I'm a political person and I blog about it a lot. Some of the entries stand up over time, but many are so of the moment it was hard to pull the ones I like best.

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Kevin-James-Adam-SandlerWhere Kevin James goes, (unintentional!!!) homophobia follows.

TRUNZO IS DUNZO (2007)

Star Magazine implying gay people aren't quite right? Not normal! This took off on several blogs and GLAAD got an apology from Trunzo over it. Some people think it's being "oversensitive," but Jesus...how much clearer is "Man to man" with a huge "NOT" (NORMAL) stamped over it?

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John-McCainIf McCain calls, I'm not here. 

NEW YORK TO McCAIN: DROP DEAD! (2008)

The time I saw John McCain and showed him exactly how I felt. 

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdcda278833-800wiThe Clintons practice some black magic 

WHITE MISCHIEF (2008)

When Bill and Hillary decided to use race in the race for the White House.

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Jason-WetheringtonCrist for the mill 

FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR ENGAYGED: DOES THIS COUNT AS "GAY MARRIAGE?" (2008)

Charlie Crist is gay. Really, really gay.

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Hillary-Clinton-guysThere's always 2016... 

HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE GAYS... (2008)

The gay affair with Hillary Clinton.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554e2e7d28834Hail, Mary, full of disgrace

 SARAH PALIN = SPIRO AGNEW + HARRIET MIERS (2008)

Aw, she'll never last...

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Whoopi-Goldberg-Prop-8Whoopi-tee-doo & Kate, too! 

THE MARRYING KIND (2008)

That fabulously spontaneous anti-Prop 8 march in NYC.

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Barack-Obama"Fierce advocate" was once a taunt, and is now just true.

WITH US OR AGAINST US (2009)

A post from when the Obama Administration was considered almost openly hostile toward gay-rights advocates. I believe he's turned that impression around.

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OBAMA-DADTA good sign

IT GOT BETTER (2010)

The one where President Obama happily signed DADT out of existence.

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Sophie-B-HawkinsAs she lays her career down to sleep...

DAMN, I WISH SHE WOULDN'T DO THISI (2011)

Sopie B. Hawkins GOesProud. I wish she'd GOHome.

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Merv-Griffin-Tombstone_6I live for death!

#97

OBITUARIES (2009—2012)

I tend to write about almost every celebrity death I hear about, specializing in anyone from the Golden Era. These are two that really blew me away. You, too?

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Farrah-FawcettVery hazardous duties

AND JILL CAME TUMBLING AFTER (2009)

The death of Farrah Fawcett, a woman whose nips decorated my walls before I realized I had no use for them.

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Elizabeth-taylor-bathing-suitEnd credits

REFLECTIONS IN A VIOLET EYE: ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIES AT 79 (2011)

The biggest living star fades out. It's still hard to believe she isn't around anymore.

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Donna-SummerShe worked hard for the money.

LAST DANCE: DONNA SUMMER DIES AT 63 (2012)

I'd spent a long time hating Donna over her alleged anti-gay comments, but that rumor isn't the whole story on her life.

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Barbara-KentGood egg

MAKES SAD FACE, MOVES LIPS, TYPE APPEARS ON PANEL: "THE END" (2012)

I was surprised when no major news services noted the death of the last person to have starred in a silent film as an adult, Barbara Kent.

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