273 posts categorized "AIDS"

Sep 15 2014
Need To Know: Can't Stand Him + Coming Out Of The Celluloid Closet + PSYCHO Thriller + UNCLE TOM'S GAY CABIN + MORE! Comments (0)

Kanye-West-wheelchairKanye needs to stand down.

*widget boy cultureKanye West still vying for title of Biggest Douche Ever. Uncontested.

*widget boy cultureOrange is the New Black writer divorces husband to get some “Poussey.”

*widget boy cultureThe making of a modern gay character.

*widget boy cultureGays and miners team up in Pride.

*widget boy cultureI'm busy looking at Viggo Mortensen's butt, Mother!

*widget boy cultureAnother man accused of spreading HIV purposefully.

*widget boy cultureStraight couples starting to snub anti-gay wedding venues.

*widget boy cultureNo, really, Bronx councilman Fernando Cabrera is anti-gay.

*widget boy cultureRight-wing Jewish gay children's book writer thinks gays provoke Christian hostility.

*widget boy cultureISIL allegedly hauls in $3 million per day from illegal activities.

*widget boy cultureCheyenne Jackson marries boyfriend of a year.

*widget boy culture2 straight dudes marry each other, hilarity (?) ensues.

*widget boy cultureFrat boys attempt to “Shake It Off”.

*widget boy cultureWhen Mighty Real's Anthony Wayne & Kendrell Bowman met, beautiful music was remade.

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Sep 14 2014
Keepin' It MIGHTY REAL: A Review Of That Must-See Sylvester Musical Comments (0)

MightyReal266Resolutely fabulous

BOY CULTURE REVIEW: ***1/2 out of ****

Sylvester (September 6, 1947—December 16, 1988) was a force of nature—he forced his nature on a world that was at times unwilling to accept him for the person he didn't choose to be, and for the MightyReal565person he chose to be. It's hard to imagine Sylvester's brand of authenticity bringing him success in the 1970s, but he had a good imagination because success is what he had. With some indelible disco classics and a refusal to play the game required of most other popular singers, he became a gay icon and an inspiration in his short life—he died of AIDS at 41.

In Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, Anthony Wayne (who also wrote the book and is co-director and co-producer with his partner Kendrell Bowman) resurrects Sylvester, doing a damn fine job of disproving any notion that Sylvester was inimitable. In a performance that's informed by Wayne's obvious respect for the icon, he recalls without mimicking Sylvester's piercing falsetto in a string of soaring musical numbers that draw from the entertainer's entire oeuvre.

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Sep 05 2014
The Odd Throuple Comments (0)

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Great clip from 1986 from Joan Rivers's failed talk show: Joan interviews Sylvester (September 6, 1947—December 17, 1988)—following a rare national TV performance—and the diva brings up the fact that herself, Rivers and fellow guest Charles Nelson Reilly (January 13, 1931—May 25, 2007) did a benefit for AIDS in 1983, way before other celebs made it a cause celebre.

Sad that all three are now gone...

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Sep 04 2014
Cruel Intentions: Should Intentional Transmission Of HIV Be Against The Law? Comments (0)

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Many of you are aware of that story out of San Diego involving Thomas Guerra, a 29-year-old man being prosecuted for willingly exposing others to HIV

Because of the stigma of HIV, and because at one point the stigma in the U.S. was so severe every person with the virus was seen as a potential Typhoid Mary, there is a movement in the gay community against any form of HIV criminalization.

Because society in general despises lawbreakers but seems to have a genuine hostility for victims seen as “asking for it” as well, there is also (check the comments on any blog that posted the Guerra story) palpable contempt for gay men who engage in condomless sex. Mixed with the fact that many gay men do it themselves (and celebrate it in porn), that love/hate for condomless sex in the gay community is a perfect mirror of society's love/hate for sex in general; people love it, but people who do it, especially receptively (the women), are whores.

Now, Frontiers L.A. has published a piece on Guerra that can be read, quite easily, as an apologia for Guerra even as it attempts to be a more even-handed look at the facts of the case. (Worth noting: When the magazine sent me the link, they referred to the men Guerra is alleged to have intentionally infected as “victims”—in quotes.)

While the piece, by Todd Heywood, argues that current HIV criminalization laws do not deter the spread of HIV and are mainly in place thanks to the partially fictitious story of “Patient Zero” in the Randy Shilts book And the Band Played On, it also goes on to paint a sympathetic picture of Guerra—who knew full well he was HIV-positive for five years and who is accused of maliciously spreading HIV...and then bragging about it:

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Sep 02 2014
Need To Know: GUIDE Post + Bacall Girl + Puppy Lust + Copycatfight + My VANITY FAIR Laddie + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureThe ultimate gallery of vintage TV Guide covers.

*widget boy cultureLauren, Katharine, Lana, too...

*widget boy cultureChris Meloni is a walking boner.

*widget boy cultureBrian Sims is even cuter with a dog.

*widget boy cultureMadonna vs. Gaga: Part 11,000.

*widget boy cultureSurvivor lead singer Jimi Jamison dies @ 63.

*widget boy cultureBritney Spears references her cheater ex in concert.

*widget boy cultureJamaican gay activist folds, fearing violent reprisals.

*widget boy cultureA lawyer in the year 2014 sent an email calling AIDS “the gay plague.”

*widget boy cultureThis is what ever happened to “Mikey” from the Life TV commercials. 

*widget boy cultureGorgeous Roberto Bolle for Vanity Fair.

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Aug 29 2014
Need To Know: Naked Came The Popstar + Prince Diana + Going Viral + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureMiley Cyrus goes naked for V Magazine.

*widget boy cultureJustin Bieber compares himself to Princess Diana.

*widget boy culture$300 champagne breakfast at Manhattan's 1st Denny's.

*widget boy cultureDiane Sawyer signs off World News for the last time.

*widget boy cultureMan alleged to be infecting people with HIV on purpose.

*widget boy cultureCanada bitch-slaps Russia over invasion.

*widget boy culturePanda fakes pregnancy for treats?

*widget boy cultureLeAnn Rimes cracks rape joke, Joan Rivers ends up in a coma.

Joan-RiversRivers the night before her surgical mishap. Photo by S. Roup.

 
Aug 25 2014
If The Emmys Had A Grindr Profile, It Would Contain The Phrase Neg 4 Neg... Comments (0)

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Wow, so The Normal Heart was humiliatingly snubbed at the Emmys. Granted, I like some others did not feel it was that great of a film (the play was one of the best I'd ever seen), but Matt Bomer's performance was as good as any I've ever seen on TV and Julia Roberts couldn't eke out a win in spite of being a superstar. Major snubs all around.

UPDATE: All those hypocrites standing an applauding now that The Normal Heart has won for best TV movie after losing everything else. I geuss they felt it was Important after all. Interesting! Barbra Streisand is gnashing her teeth now.

 
Need To Know: Crack Shot + VMA Bloods Bath + Osborne-Again + Gay For Islam + The White Stuff + Another Gay (Porn) Movie + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureDo wrestlers make you horny?

*widget boy cultureChris Brown throws Bloods gang signs, Suge Knight gets shot.

*widget boy cultureCatching up with Michael Sam.

*widget boy cultureDan Osborne, shirtless god, does naked ice-bucket challenge.

*widget boy cultureNeil Patrick Harris also takes the challenge.

*widget boy culture...but Ramin Karimloo does the challenge best of all:

 

*widget boy cultureDO THE HUSTLE!: Lea Michele shows off her hustler beau. SeattleSuspect2

*widget boy cultureGay serial killer did it in the name of Islam?

*widget boy cultureMiss Spain comes out—1st gay national beauty queen.

*widget boy cultureGAY-BEIJING: Harsh comments from citizens on LGBTs.

*widget boy cultureTeen makes important AIDS discovery.

*widget boy culturePandora Boxx's yummy Mammo-Grahams.

Racial-tension

*widget boy cultureABOVE: This helps to explain racial tension in the U.S. to some extent.

*widget boy cultureMichael Brown grand jury is mostly male, mostly white. Austin-Mahone

*widget boy cultureShould we stop freaking out about ISIS/ISIL?

*widget boy cultureWhat it's like on tour with Austin Mahone.

*widget boy cultureIggy Azalea pulls an Ann-Margret.

*widget boy culturePaul Ryan can't handle DREAMers at book signing.

*widget boy cultureThe worst thing David Sedaris has ever published?

*widget boy cultureFor some reason, I'm a Porn Star's trailer is blowing up...after the jump...

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