87 posts categorized "ADVOCATE MAGAZINE, THE"

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

RuPaul

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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Apr 19 2013
Need To Know: How Many C-Notes For Seacrest?, B's Ts, Dick Calls Chicks Vagina's + MORE Comments (2)

SeacrestSeacrest out of your mind to pay thousands to meet him.

*widget boy cultureWhat would you pay to meet Ryan Seacrest?

*widget boy cultureMadonna Megamix 2013 on Vimeo.

*widget boy culturePurple Crush is oh-so-"Thirsty."

*widget boy cultureBeyoncé's fake nips cause a sensation.

*widget boy cultureNew Hampshire Republican calls women "vagina's." (sic)

*widget boy cultureWallflowers: The third episode.

*widget boy cultureRomance cover model drops the towel. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureRosie O'Donnell and Sharon Gless in one post!

*widget boy cultureLegendary producer/remixer/DJ Peter Rauhofer has a brain tumor.

*widget boy culturePeople love the '80s and have forgotten who Reagan was.

*widget boy cultureAdvocate's 40 Under 40.

*widget boy cultureCheck out the new Web series Finding Me.

*widget boy cultureMatthew Camp presents 8.5 fragrance. I'd like to take a whiff of that.

MatttaggfinalAroman4man

 
Apr 03 2013
Need To Know: Hill Yes, Bradley Cooper's Head Pubes, Mama Madonna In Malawi + MORE Comments (1)

Niall_horan_shirtless_olly_murs_chestTits a living

*widget boy cultureSOMETHING OFF MY CHEST: Olly Murs vs. Niall Horan.

*widget boy cultureMadame President's Super PAC launches. O-HILLARY-CLINTON-SCRUNCHIE-570

*widget boy cultureUruguay beats the U.S. to marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureSen Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) = 2nd Rep. senator for equality.

*widget boy cultureNicola Formichetti is out at Mugler.

*widget boy cultureSurprise! Sean Hannity still a mean A-hole.

*widget boy cultureNext gets a new editor.

*widget boy cultureVoice of Elmo officially recasted.

*widget boy cultureNow Obama is coming for your BRAIN.

*widget boy cultureStevie Nicks doc In Your Dreams is now playing.

*widget boy cultureTegan & Sara & other under-40 sensations.

*widget boy cultureBradley Cooper's short-and-curlies.

*widget boy cultureJinkx Monsoon & Alaska Thunderfvck sing "Cabaret."

*widget boy cultureTerry Richardson tries grape-flavored POPwater.

*widget boy cultureGay center can't sponsor Boy Scouts troop.

*widget boy cultureRemember when Courtney Love was smokin'?

*widget boy cultureMadonna continues to walk the walk in Malawi.

Madonna-MalawiMadonna & Child(ren)

 
Mar 13 2013
Need To Know: Seeking Release, Gerard Butler Gets Real Housewife, How Blessed Is Anderson Cooper? + MORE Comments (1)

Tumblr_l9j4ajZCUM1qbii5zTerms of endowment

*widget boy cultureCheck out which porn terms rank highest all over the world.

*widget boy cultureCalling all Arrested Development fans.

*widget boy cultureThe Advocate again decides Michael Lucas's opinion matters.

*widget boy cultureJames Franco calls out homophobic companies.

*widget boy cultureBrandi Glanville is disgusting, and so are you if you like her.

*widget boy cultureAll sexual allure of Gerard Butler is now out the window.

*widget boy cultureL.A. archdiocese ties up loose ends ahead of pope selection.

*widget boy cultureAdam Lambert headlining Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade.

*widget boy cultureAnderson Cooper says being gay "is a blessing."

*widget boy culture"Pray away the gay" org loses tax-exempt status.

*widget boy cultureAnti-gay loon doesn't think straight people have anal sex.

*widget boy cultureFacebook real-estate ad fail:

-1I supposed along with the huge dick out back it's got an eat-out kitchen?

 
Jan 08 2013
Need To Know Comments (1)

Matthew-Wilkas-by-Rick-Day-2Mathew Wilkas is as groovy as it gets.

*widget boy cultureDeep Dish's grooviest guys of 2012.

*widget boy cultureJobs attracting psychopaths: business, law, media, sales.

*widget boy cultureWEDDING MARCH: Supreme Court to hear marriage cases in 60 days.

*widget boy cultureVietnam's LGBT community caught on film. Bette-Midler-Sue-Mengers

*widget boy cultureAl Roker pooped his pants @ the White House.

*widget boy cultureBette Midler to Broadway as Sue Mengers.

*widget boy cultureVenfield 8's latest is a hairy Halston homage (Work Unfriendly):

HALSTON DDTanhunt

*widget boy cultureGaultier's tribute to Madonna & other gender-benders.

*widget boy cultureLOSERS: Maggie Gallagher & now James Dobson admit defeat.

*widget boy cultureThe Advocate returns to print in February. Kontiki-both

*widget boy cultureThe hunkiest dude in a foreign-language film this year.

*widget boy cultureReal men do wear pink (underwear).

*widget boy cultureColby Melvin by Rick Day.

*widget boy cultureBusy Philipps's daughter, 4, boycotts Chick-Fil-A.

*widget boy cultureNew Dorian Magazine is hot & cheap.

Dorian-MagazineChic mystique