86 posts categorized "ADVOCATE MAGAZINE, THE"

Aug 19 2014
Need To Know: The Gay Youth Of Tomorrow + Ice Bucket List + Ferguson News + City Council Speaker Speaks Out + MORE! Comments (0)

AdvocateUnder 40 and on-line

*widget boy cultureAdvocate's “40 Under 40” issue stars Web personality Tyler Oakley.

*widget boy cultureWhere ice-bucket challenge champ Chris Pratt slept when he was homeless.

*widget boy cultureWhy you should sleep naked with your boo.

*widget boy cultureCigar theft was never reported to Ferguson police in Brown case.

*widget boy cultureBrown may have had arms up in surrender when shot 6-8 times.

*widget boy cultureQueen Latifah gets some sugar on vacation. Still not officially out.

*widget boy cultureNYC City Council Speaker Viverito opens up about HPV diagnosis.

*widget boy cultureRich bitch who was ripped off only had fakes in her zillion-dollar closet.

*widget boy cultureBoy band strips for ALS ice-bucket challenge:

*widget boy cultureRuPaul's Drag Racer goes full-backal nude.

*widget boy cultureStop militarizing local police. Service

*widget boy cultureMan who tortured gays in Russia is in prison...for a little while.

*widget boy cultureNovel called Service with that cover needs to be bought.

*widget boy cultureAduba beat out Cox and others for an Emmy.

*widget boy cultureBI-BI!: Can bisexuality become “past tense?”

*widget boy cultureLGBT film-review writing contest.

*widget boy cultureOut artist Troye Sivan's debut EP is out, so's his “Happy Little Pill” video.

Troye-SivanNot-so-jagged little pill

 
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

???

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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