237 posts categorized "AIDS"
Model Jorge Ilich, a popular Andrew Christian face and body, leapt to his death from a Miami Beach high-rise Sunday night. Just 26.
Highly personal same-sex marriage story = another reason why we must have Hillary and must reject Trump.
Zac Efron wants to lose THESE muscles for a movie? It better be a male Moonstruck.
This guy is 12 days sober in his journey against crystal meth ... and he's already doing an AIDS/LifeCycle Ride.
Hillary Clinton responds to anticlimactic Benghazi report: “It's time to move on.” Slain ambassador Stevens's sister doesn't blame Hillary.
How Bernie Sanders apparently overplayed his hand, squandering the real power he'd accumulated.
Does watching condomless porn lead gay men to engage in more condomless sex? Will you see condomless porn at the link?
Find out who wants the FDA to end the ban on gay male blood donors.
Lady Gaga meets with Dalai Lama to discuss kindness (tell some of your monsters, lady), gets banned from China? She did right. More power to her.
RuPaul has been going mainstream in a big way lately! Check him out matching wits with Stephen Colbert (plus, his take on Gay Pride):
Man says (not very convincingly) that he was Omar Mateen's lover, blames attack on Mateen finding out a Puerto Rican in a 3-way he had was HIV positive.
Man says (not very convincingly) that he survived the Orlando mass shooting, lost a friend—whose name he's forgotten.
Mariah says (not very convincingly) that she “really respects” Madonna for “what she's done as an artist with her career.”
Trump claims (not very convincingly) that we can't really be sure what Hillary Clinton's faith is, that there isn't much of a record of it. Huh?
Fans still contend (not very convincingly) that Michael Jackson didn't sexualize kids, even in the face of THIS footage from the old Neverland raid.
I'm telling you (not very convincingly) that I have no interest in attending this VIP Rooftop Party in NYC for Pride.
The California Democratic Party voted on Sunday to oppose the so-called Safer Sex in Adult Film Act, a ballot initiative which would allow private citizens to sue porn actors and industry workers over films in which no condom is visible.
Eric Paul Leue of Californians Against Worker Harassment said in a statement:
This is a tremendous, unprecedented victory. We applaud the California Democratic Party for recognizing the many problems with this dangerous initiative. No worker in any other industry can be sued and harassed by members of the general public, and this initiative would open adult performers to stalking, extortion and profiteering
I'm all for safer sex (including PrEP), but this measure seems extreme. The California Republican Party is already on record against it, as are AIDS Project L.A. and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.
Looks like Broadway Bares 26: On Demand was a resounding success.
From a press release:
Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Bares: On Demand raised an impressive $1,482,724 in two performances on Sunday, June 19, 2016.
Broadway Bares: On Demand featured 198 of New York’s sexiest and most talented dancers, entertaining standing-room-only audiences at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. The evening was dedicated to the victims, families and friends of last week’s Orlando night club tragedy.
For the first time in the event’s history, Stripathon, an online fundraiser by the show’s cast and crew, was the single largest contributor to the total, raising by showtime a record $612,212.
Also worth noting is the incredible haul made by some of the show's already hard-working dancers:
This year’s top Stripathon fundraiser was Ricky Schroeder*, who raised a remarkable $21,500. He was closely followed by Ariana DeBose, raising an impressive $16,116 – setting a record for most money raised by a woman inBroadway Bares history. Rounding out the top five were Ben Ryan with $16,000, Ed Stanley with $13,347 and Madeline Reed with $12,661.
*Not that one.
Keep reading to watch a sizzle reel of all the highlights from this year's show ...
It's that time of year again, when Broadway Bares hosts another pair of burlesque-themed shows to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS—which just handed $150K to the Orlando victims' families—and I worry about getting a good spot.
When I first started going, the show was loud and clear about not wanting photography. There even used to be printed banners asking us to respect the dancers; perversely, I own one. (A sign, not a dancer.) But in spite of the stern warnings, photography was never policed, attendees indulged in it liberally, photos and videos littered the Internet and—in spite of protestations from the powers that be concerning the dancers' feelings—the dancers loved everyone's cellular attention and tagged themselves in photos across social media.
I would guess this only broadened the show's reach and helped sell official DVDs and tickets to future performances.
Order Bares DVDs here.
This year, the show's director, the indefatigable Nick Kenkel, granted a fantastic interview to Billboard. Kenkel noted the show is loosening up on its approach to photos. Even without that official word, the photo-friendly atmosphere last night couldn't be missed—no announcement was made, no signs were spotted. Let the games begin. (Within hours of posting a video consisting of 60 seconds of snippets from the show, I received a friendly take-down notice, the first time I've ever heard of this happening after the fact. Perhaps it was because it was video, but Instagram has plenty of that up already, too. Hm.)
I was front-and-center for the June 19, 2016, midnight edition of Broadway Bares 26: On Demand at the Hammerstein Ballroom. The theme was TV, which is kind of like radio doing a special about TV in the '50s considering TV is theater's biggest rival! It seems like millennial gays are increasingly addicted to their shows, like old ladies used to be to soap operas—it's a wonder they can be counted on to buy tickets to anything, even a show like Bares, which is a reliable taint buffet.
In line waiting to get in, an adorable young guy from Utah was trying to remain spoiler-free, looking away from the phones of the guys ahead of him ... they were watching Game of Thrones. He later had to put up with a precociously smashed guy groping him and asking him such long-lost Proust Questionnaire queries as, “How are you even here?” and, “Where do you sleep?”
The show kicked off with “Bares TV,” setting up the plot: Failing TV station (fronted by Lesli Margherita and populated by Morgan Weed, Erik Altemus and Michael Longoria) decides that sex sells, so decides to sell sex from within every offering on the network: News, weather, soaps, VOD and more.
Who knew On Demand was a docuseries?