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Feb 02 2017
6-PACK — MOONLIGHT Man + The Late, Great David Oliver + Anti-LGBTQ Exec Order Coming? + Hot Guys + Fashionably Mature + Keke, Tamron, Lena! Comments (0)

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WIDGETTrevante Rhodes of Moonlight covers Out. He felt the pressure of being in a rare movie about “the coming-of-age of a young gay black man.”

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WIDGETKenneth remembers David Oliver, cut down in his prime by AIDS.

WIDGETHate pastor sees anti-LGBTQ discrimination as half-full.

Topman-SS17-Lookbook_fy13This is what Topman is hawking for spring. I just aged 10 years. (Image via Topman)

WIDGETGUY GAWK: The (hot) face of my (hot) singlet model. All American horse trainer. Topman twinks.

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WIDGETBill Nye & Buzz Aldrin walk the runway at Men's Fashion Week!

WIDGETENTERTAINING TIPS: Keke Palmer drops into a squat for pap love. Tamron Hall leaves NBC. It's Girls: The Movie!

 
Jan 29 2017
Powerful AIDS Poem Comments (0)
 

“Heartbeats” by #MelvinDixon Work out. Ten laps. Chin ups. Look good. Steam room. Dress warm. Call home. Fresh air. Eat right. Rest well Sweetheart. Safe sex. Sore throat. Long flu. Hard nodes. Beware. Test blood. Count cells. Reds thin. Whites low. Dress warm. Eat well. Short breath. Fatigue. Night sweats. Dry cough. Loose stools. Weight loss. Get mad. Fight back. Call home. Rest well. Don’t cry. Take charge. No sex. Eat right. Call home. Talk slow. Chin up. No air. Arms wide. Nodes hard Cough dry. Hold on. Mouth wide. Drink this. Breathe in. Breathe out. No air. Breathe in. Breathe in. No air. Black out. White rooms. Head hot. Feet cold. No work. Eat right. CAT scan. Chin up. Breathe in. Breathe out. No air. No air. Thin blood. Sore lungs. Mouth dry. Mind gone. Six months? Three weeks? Can’t eat. No air. Today? Tonight? It waits. For me. Sweet heart. Don’t stop. Breathe in. Breathe out. #whatisrememberedlives #theaidsmemorial #aidsmemorial #neverforget #endaids

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Via Kenneth in the (212): Check out this poem and the moving, virtual AIDS quilt that the accompanying Instagram is becoming.

 
Jan 27 2017
Grace & Grace: The Moving Bond Between A Girl & Her Gay That Changed Them Both Comments (0)

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Via Kenneth in the (212): Nora Burns is known for her loopy comedy shows, but it's the return of her acclaimed David's Friend that has become a hot ticket in Manhattan.

The show, while considered comic, is tinged with sadness, chronicling her intense friendship with a man who was struck down by AIDS in 1993, just before the rise of life-extending drugs for HIV. 

 

".....David Burns.....He was my best friend. We met dancing on a platform one night at #BostonBoston when we were 17. We spent the rest of the night rolling each other around the Fenway in a shopping cart with a boom box and didn’t leave each others side for the next several years. I moved to #NYC that fall and he came several months later, it was 1979. We had amazing adventures and spoke a language I’ve never had with anyone else. He died in 1993 and I miss him more than I can say, but he left me a wonderful legacy: many of the people I love and admire most I met through David so I would just like to say, Thank you David, I love you" - by Nora Burns #davidsfriend #whatisrememberedlives #theaidsmemorial #aidsmemorial #neverforget #endaids

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Burns was besties with David Burns — they were so close he changed his surname to hers — in the '70s, '80s and '90s, forging a bond that was legendary around town, with David instrumental in the running of Wigstock:

Would she and David have enjoyed a different sort of dynamic in any other sort of time or place? Burns demurred. “When you’re kids, you’re kids, no matter when it is—even now.”

Her tale is not so much about that time as it is about their lives at the time. Even though they ran in admittedly fabulous circles—including the fabled Studio 54 and later populated by colorful characters such as prominent drag artists Joey Arias and Lady Bunny (David helped the latter run the raucous and iconic Wigstock annual festival in the late ’80s)—Burns does not claim that hers is the definitive account of the setting. “I don’t go, ‘So we were at this party with Halston and then Liza showed up!’ It was everyone’s world, a smaller world then. There are far more fabulous people with star-studded stories to tell, and I leave it to them to tell.”

Check out Luis Damian Veron's interview with Nora Burns at The Daily Beast, and get your tickets for David's Friend here.

 
Jan 23 2017
6-PACK — SNL vs. Trump + Tax-Return Lie + Hot Guys, Compromising Positions + March Madness + The Musical Life Of Brian + In Remembrance Comments (0)

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WIDGETBeck Bennett & Kate McKinnon tag-team Trump on SNL. Watch the Putin cold open and Kellyanne Conway doing Chicago

WIDGETIt's official: Trump will never release his tax returns, idiots.

WIDGETHot muscle in motion. Model Ricky Whittle caught touching it on Web cam. (Work Unfriendly) Milo Ventimiglia's butt. (Work Unfriendly)

WIDGETTotally awesome Women's March signage.

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WIDGETBrian Justin Crum's new video.

WIDGETA gay-porn actor who died of AIDS in 1984 is lovingly remembered:

 
Jan 19 2017
THE VILLAGE VOICE Previews WHEN WE RISE Comments (0)

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Dustin Lance Black speaks to The Village Voice on his upcoming When We Rise epic miniseries, which chronicles the entire gay rights movement.

Choice quotes:

He claims not to have been totally shocked Trump won:
 
Most of the family I love are still very religious and live in parts of the country where equality isn't welcomed — and wasn't welcomed historically.
 
He is aiming the series at general viewers:
 
When I was growing up, ABC was the station we trusted. I thought, wow, this might be an opportunity to talk about LGBT stories in a way that reaches the people I grew up with. And wouldn't be just preaching to the choir. When I was writing it, I was thinking about a handful of aunts and uncles and cousins, and what it is they don't know yet, and the stories they haven't heard yet.
 

He sought diversity in the creation of the project:

It's called When We Rise for a reason. If you look at my writers room, it was gay and straight and black and white and men and women. And we hashed out those struggles in the room.

More here. When We Rise airs over four nights starting February 27 on ABC.

 
Jan 15 2017
Morbid TATLER Comments (0)

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Tattletales was one of my all-time fave game shows, though I liked it better when it switched formats to all questions and no buzz-ins.

Watching it now is an odd experience because so many of the relationships — it was all husbands/wives or longterm relationships — crumbled spectacularly.

In this episode, it's hard to simply enjoy the banter without thinking: Amanda Blake got HIV from her next husband and died of AIDS, Shatner divorced his wife and his next one drowned mysteriously in their pool and poor Bobby Van died young and Elaine Joyce remarried, to Neil Simon (a fact I just learned).

Oh, and Van and host Bert Convy both died of brain cancer — two out of the seven people in the episode!

 
Jan 13 2017
6-PACK — Ben Wrong Before + Paul Ryan Glibly Tells Cancer Survivor He Won't Miss ACA + Thiel Looks Forward To Trump Corruption + Gandy's Dandy + Caitlyn Live + Patient Zero Evidence! Comments (0)

WIDGETABOVE: Smarmy Ben Carson can't assure Sen. Warren he won't help make Trump richer in his proposed job as HUD director.

WIDGETBELOW: Former Republican who got cancer and suddenly loved Obamacare is told by Paul Ryan repealing ACA is better off dead.

WIDGETGay Paypal tycoon Peter Thiel defends Trump against scandals, saying Obama's 8 corruption-free years were boring. Please, bore me!

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WIDGETCheck out Mario Testino's barely-there-towel series on Instagram series; it just landed a new, nude David Gandy.

WIDGETHere's your chance to buy Jennifer Finney Boylan's book ... and introduce a cream pie to Caitlyn's inauguration-going face.

 

WIDGETStudy concludes what we have surmised for some time: There was no Patient Zero for AIDS outbreak. Also, see above on the FDA blood-donor ban.

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Jan 12 2017
Burt Reynolds On Donald Trump: WE COULD GET INVOLVED IN A WAR VERY QUICKLY Comments (0)

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Burt Reynolds, who is on my list of icons 80 and over— and who I reckon is among the Top 20 biggest stars alive based on his phenomenal box-office run and iconic status as a sex symbol — is quoted in the Guardian on quite a variety of topics, from posing nude for Cosmo (regrets it) to leaving Dinah Shore due to their ages (majorly regrets it).

As for his friend Donald Trump, he sounds very reasonable indeed:

I was terrified that my friend Donald Trump would ask me to be part of his presidential campaign. I’d have said no. I’m afraid now that he’s president we could get involved in a war very quickly. There’s a part of him that is so much fun and so sweet, but he’s doing what I used to do — having a good time being arrogant. And he has so many hangers-on.

Shockingly, he talks about almost marrying Bette Davis. Never knew they were an item or even pals:

I’d love to have become Bette Davis's fifth husband. We were great pals and there was a mutual romantic attraction. We were at a function once when a guy asked her if I was her new conquest in front of me. She slapped him so hard the whole room went silent.

He also talks about those days when it was suspected he had AIDS:

There were rumours I had AIDS in the '80s after I broke my jaw on a film and lost lots of weight. I was treated like a leper in Hollywood and it was the worst time of my life. I sure found out who my real friends were and I wasn’t surprised by those who turned out to be real assholes.

I changed loads to lots and arses to assholes; I have no way of knowing his exact quote, but I know an American doesn't talk like that — and I despise it when the British press changes quotes to suit how things are said there. When in doubt, at least put it in brackets.

 


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