342 posts categorized "AIDS"

May 17 2015
Need To Know: Animal Magnetism + Just Plane Wrong + Wicked Hot + Off-PITCH + Ruff Spot + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Plugging her homeless LGBT charity, Miley duets with Ariana Grande: SO GOOD.

*widget boy cultureDid a security researcher briefly hijack a plane via the entertainment system?

*widget boy cultureWicked Gay Blog's hottest posts ever!

*widget boy culturePitch Perfect 2 sucks pretty bad, but it's a huge hit.

*widget boy cultureFairuza Balks at The Craft remake.

*widget boy cultureStars dazzle at Vienna's Life Ball for AIDS.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's pink-hair selfie is Instagram gold.

*widget boy culturePhilip Seymour Hoffman's partner speaks out on losing him.

*widget boy cultureI LOVE COCKNEY: RuPaul's Drag Race spreads to England!

*widget boy culturePrince Harry's virgin Instagram post.

*widget boy cultureJohnny Depp's dogs get to live.

*widget boy cultureA walk down Fisher Price memory lane.

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May 14 2015
Need To Know: Here Comes McBride + Crash Decisions + Front 'n' Zac + Heterosextual + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureAbove: Check out Salem Suite, a Will McBride show at Clampart in NYC.

*widget boy cultureAmtrak engineer is gay, so naturally anti-gay idiots are saying that's to blame. (???)

*widget boy cultureBuzzfeed thinks irrelevant factoids about the engineer are relevant.

*widget boy cultureMore drama with Lady Gaga's old Svengali Rob Fusari.

*widget boy cultureWonder if Zac Efron's nipples are hard-wired?

*widget boy cultureHung go-go boy offers a kiss to the camera.

*widget boy cultureSean Hannity calls Michelle Obama a racist. White-eye roll.

*widget boy cultureRoss Mathews remembers Joan Rivers.

*widget boy cultureNYC cops finally shoot a guy for a damn good reason.

*widget boy cultureBitch I'm Madonna Madonnathon party in NYC:

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*widget boy cultureEvery female celeb talk-show interview ROLLED INTO ONE.

*widget boy cultureMaybe Jeb Bush is the dumb one???

*widget boy cultureSheer recreates 98° on TRL.

*widget boy cultureSword-filled shipwreck IDed.

*widget boy cultureAnti-gay Republican family man caught sexting intern.

*widget boy cultureHIV treatment adds years to the life of those with the virus.

*widget boy cultureChelsea Manning gets a laudatory statue in Berlin.

*widget boy cultureUK popstar Adam Rickitt's years of bulimia really make old pics of him sad.

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We Had A Life Ball Comments (0)

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Had such a fun time with my anonymous buddy at the bon voyage party for this year's Life Ball, held once again in Vienna, Austria, in support of AIDS Life.

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The intimate event was hosted at BG on the 7th floor of Bergdorf Goodman, where Paula Abdul, Dionne Warwick (with her singer granddaughter Cheyenne Elliott), Mad Men's Kit Williamson + fiancé John Halbach, Carmen Electra and the incomparable Jinkx Monsoon mixed and mingled.

DSC03006We were told not to ask family questions; all I wanted to do was talk “That's What Friends Are For” and Liz Taylor trash!

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May 08 2015
Need To Know: Hung Hemsworth + Sorry Bully + Bashed BBQ Victim Speaks + Bitch She's Madonna + Harry Situation + MORE! Comments (0)

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 *widget boy cultureThe new Vacation, like Chris Hemsworth illustrates, may be hard to swallow.

*widget boy cultureCop tries to bite off love rival's nut sack.

*widget boy cultureNew McDonald's Hamburglar is HOT.

*widget boy cultureBully apologizes to gay target 20 years later.

*widget boy cultureElect climate-change deniers, lose your planet.

*widget boy cultureAdele dons George Michael drag.

*widget boy cultureMariah Carey opens in Vegas. NY Times drags.

*widget boy cultureMagazine printed with HIV-positive blood. Mcdonalds-hamburglar-close-up-shot-two

*widget boy cultureLindsay Lohan's community disservice.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's third Rebel Heart single is ...!

*widget boy cultureSenate demands a say in President Obama's Iran deal.

*widget boy cultureOne foot in Gulf of Mexico leads to flesh-eating loss of limb.

*widget boy cultureMarco Rubio, wishy-washy on DACA/DAPA,  is cool with ex-gay torture.

*widget boy cultureBut Oregeon BANS ex-gay torture.

*widget boy cultureGranny steals a kiss from Prince Harry.

*widget boy cultureRandom list of celebs served at an NYC restaurant circa 2000.

*widget boy cultureGronk inflates in face of Deflategate questions: 

 
Apr 27 2015
Spots The Mark Comments (0)

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Help Mark MacKillop raise cash for stripping at Broadway Bares here.

 
Rest In Belated Peace Comments (0)

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With thanks to Michael Michaud: The widow of Jack Albertson, Wallace Thomson Albertson, died earlier this year. Though her death did not attract a lot of attention, Michaud points out that she was a tireless and early supporter of gay rights and AIDS awareness. RIP.

 
Apr 24 2015
Solo Strips Is Off...All Off...Due To Reisner/Weiderpass's Cruzing Comments (0)

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I've had my issues with BC/EFA, but have supported its causes many times, including Solo Strips. This year, I had already purchased my ticket for the new installment.

I'm pleasantly surprised that BC/EFA has decided to take a stand against Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass's disingenuous and sucking-up to the very, very anti-gay Ted Cruz by canceling its association with their 42West venue.

I would suggest anyone, like me, with tickets let BC/EFA keep the money. 

 
Apr 23 2015
Book 'em: The New Gooch & Signorile Comments (0)

Img299Howard Brookner & Madonna b-t-s on Bloodhounds of Broadway

I wrote to Brad Gooch several months ago to ask him about his late partner Howard Brookner as Img300part of my Encyclopedia Madonnica research. Brookner directed the mostly unseen gem Bloodhounds of Broadway (1988), which he completed at the expense of his health—he was dying of AIDS, but pushed through the process in order to make the film he wanted to make. Sadly, the studio didn't like his film and ordered cuts that weakened it. He died before it hit the theaters.

Brad was kind enough to reply, and mentioned that all questions would be answered in his upcoming memoir, the just-released Smash Cut: A Memoir of Howard & Art & the '70s & the '80s (Harper, April 2015, $27.99). I'm not sure every Madonna question I had is answered herein, but those questions faded quickly as I read. Gooch has documented his life during an exciting and, as those of us who are a few years younger often forget (the '80s weren't always totally awesome), harrowing time in New York, and has done so with unselfconscious ease that makes his memoir a literary achievement more than a simple biography. It's also more than the bio of a guy who loved a guy who died; it's a bio of guys who loved guys who died, and a bio of New York City.

Gooch's years as an overthinking model, a sexual libertine and, though it wasn't called this then, a husband are beautifully communicated. It's short but impactful, like a poem you didn't realize you'd been waiting your whole life to read and stumbled across by chance. It's Just Kids (2010)-level work, and you should probably be reading it instead of this blog.

My own memoir is coming in a few months. It's not as good as this, nor is it really even comparable, nor should I even try to compare them. Still, I couldn't help thinking I'm glad I don't have anything this heart-breaking to write about, and that I'm humbled by the grace in Brad's insightful writing.

Img301It seemed fitting to write about Michelangelo Signorile's book It's Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia & Winning True Equality (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, April 2015, $27) in this post as well. Michelangelo all but invented the concept of outing (giving too many gay people something to fear and to use in order to capitulate to the status quo), but while he didn't invent gay activism, he probably reinvented it. His thoughts on where the struggle for gay rights stands are sobering and empowering. You can read it as a case of our rights being half-fulfilled or half-unfulfilled, but while his argument is that we could lose it if we don't keep working, it never comes across as defeatist or concern-trolly, two descriptors all too applicable to left-wing writing.

It's a kick-ass book for people who are thinking we've already kicked ass. We have some, a lot, but there's more left.