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Mar 19 2017
Lady Bunny Talks About Her Origins As A Little Girl In The South Comments (0)

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“Patient Zero for Gay Rights” Lady Bunny makes a very colorful appearance on In the Dollhouse with Lina, talking about the genesis of her character, her first experiences with dolls, why she hopes Donald Trump will grab her pussy and the changing NYC scene.

Keep watching — it's riveting and she doesn't bash Hillary ...

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Mar 15 2017
6-PACK — Ladies' Man Luke Evans + Obamacare Collapse? + Positive Reinforcement + Hotel-Room Shenanigans + I Ru! + Her Stories! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 1.29.34 PMEvans, who's gay, said, “This is a very female-heavy audience, so it worked out quite well.” (Video still via The Ellen Degeneres Show)

WIDGETThe Ellen DeGeneres Show: Luke Evans shamed by shirtless selfies, sings in the shower to Ellen:

WIDGETPolitico: Sen. Lindsey Graham thinks Trump should simply let Obamacare “collapse.” Fuck the world, right? Blame the Dems.

WIDGETThe outFRONT: Young, gay, blindfolded HIV-positive man asks Londoners to write messages of positivity on his board. Watch!

Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 1.50.11 PMAll of the messages were sweet. (Video still via Shape History)

WIDGETNewsOK.com: Republican Oklahoma State Sen. Ralph Shortey has a dead girl live boy problem.

WIDGETNewNowNext: RuPaul's latest Ru-velation — they got married in January! 

WIDGETVox: Check out the I Think You're Interesting podcast's talk with the producers of Her Story, a YouTube series about trans & queer women in L.A.:

 
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

A photo posted by The AIDS Memorial (@the_aids_memorial) on

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!

 


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