380 posts categorized "AIDS"

Nov 13 2015
Tie One (Or Two!) On Comments (0)


In honor of Transgender Awareness Week (November 14—20), Jack Jackson of Alljackedup has designed a commemorative bow tie  in honor of the “activists, pioneers and heroes of the transgender, gender-varient and gender non-conforming communities.”

 The tie name-checks Laverne Cox, Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera and others.

Half the proceeds from the sale of the tie (and all other Alljackedup products) during Transgender Awareness Week will go to Supporting Our Youth.


'Tis the season for using bow ties to help others, apparently: The Pocket Square collection (that goes live on November 17) is a series of sharp menswear accessories that reflect and assist Africa. All proceeds go to AidForAfrica.org, so that each item sold brings books to school kids, protects wildlife and helps those with HIV/AIDS in Africa.


Nov 12 2015
Need To Know: A Late FROST + Nanny Scam + Glory Dazed + Latter Days, Dude + Doling Out Support + Mother Confessor + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy culture30 years of An Early Frost. Images

*widget boy cultureGavin Rossdale cheated with Gwen Stefani's doppelgänger—their nanny.

*widget boy cultureThis is why I won't eat bacon.

*widget boy cultureMiley makes a killer speech at the LGBT Vanguard Awards.

*widget boy cultureJessa Duggar and her (HOT!) uptight Xtian hubby named their kid Spurgeon. Screen Shot 2015-11-12 at 1.16.40 AM

*widget boy cultureFinger in the cookie jar. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureGlory Johnson opens up on Brittney Griner tumult.

*widget boy cultureUtah judge removes foster kid from gay couple.

*widget boy culturePlatonic queer social network launches! Images

*widget boy cultureQueer Coorain calendar—12 months of art.

*widget boy cultureNew Jerry Sandusky accuser.

*widget boy culturePopular haircare line may cause baldness.

*widget boy cultureMormons abandoning faith in droves this weekend.

*widget boy cultureEllen DeGeneres responds to Starbucks holiday-cup brouhaha.

*widget boy cultureTroubled soap actor Nathaniel Marston dies following car crash.

*widget boy cultureBob Dole is  (1) alive, and (2) backing Jeb Bush.

*widget boy cultureDiaper Dave Vitter's gubernatorial challenger calls him a liar, cheater, stealer.

*widget boy cultureIs Confessions on a Dance Floor Madonna's best album to date? Images

Tumblr_n39s2loa7c1qc73uho1_500The body may have peaked during this tour—one of the wonders of the world.


Nov 11 2015
Veterans Gay Comments (0)
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12219469_426635837534024_2910068394928646345_nSteve Grand made good on his promise to accompany Tanner White (aka the Positive Marine) to the Marine Corps Ball, following a tradition of celebs attending at the invitation of admiring service members.

He posted pics of himself getting ready in his Banana Republic suit, and of the bash itself, including one of himself gamely seated in Tanner's lap.

Today, Steve posted a shot of himself with Tanner celebrating Veteran's Day in Wilmington, North Carolina, on a battleship:


Nov 06 2015
A Collection Of BROADWAY BARES Posts Comments (0)

BROADWAY BARES (2008—2013, 2015)

Boy Culture turns 10, so look for a massive missive on some of my favorite-ever posts today. Until then, here's a fun-the-fun-of-it round-up of my Broadway Bares coverage.

Screen Shot 2015-11-06 at 12.53.02 AMI had never so much as seen a male stripper when my friend Jason pushed me hard to come to Broadway Bares with him. Manhattan's annual burlesque charity show for HIV/AIDS was a real eye-opener (and an effective wallet-opener, too). I quickly became enamored of, well, most of the guys on the stage. I wound up becoming a fixture at the shows (is that a..."good" thing?), and my coverage has delighted and, occasionally, horrified the participants. (The kindest take-down notice I ever got was when Guto Bittencourt took me to coffee to politely ask if I might consider removing a video of him in the nude. Some others were a little more direct, but no one was ever rude or freaked out.)

Unfortunately, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS spent an inordinate amount of time fighting me—they would never credential me, and when they did finally invite LOTS of press to cover a Solo Strips event, I didn't make the cut...and their marketing manager threatened to have me kicked out while demanding I stop taking photos. I skipped a year and got over it.

Anyway, I think most of the participants are, or should be, proud of their bodies and their artistic contributions to this unique event.

Following: All of my coverage of Bares and of its related Solo Strips events, roughly in chronological order...

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Oct 30 2015
Cruise Control Comments (0)

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Check out the wild and weird story of the trailblazing Cruisingforsex.com, the first Grindr, as run by Keith Griffin and pornstar Scott O'Hara.

Their motto was summed up by O'Hara's words: 

“If you want safety, don't have sex because sex is risky.”

Oct 26 2015
Need To Know: Where The PLAYBOYs Are + Beyoncé Storms Halloween Party + I Left My Towel In San Francisco + 21 HOLOGRAMS + What Ever Happened To New Ideas? + MORE! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2015-10-25 at 1.21.37 PMMark Salling & Brody Jenner are both tricks

*widget boy culturePlayboy Halloween party: A great place to meet horny str8 boys. Images

*widget boy cultureBeyoncé is Storm from X-Men for Halloween bash. FO-split

*widget boy cultureCould bathhouses return to San Francisco? Images

*widget boy cultureJuicy gossip about porn, teen heartthrobs, Madonna & me.

*widget boy cultureThe tragedy of Jem and the Holograms.

*widget boy cultureThe Dept. of Homeland Security shouldn't go after hookers.

*widget boy cultureSomebody up and stole a human leg.

*widget boy cultureGloria Steinem explains why the White House needs Hillary.

*widget boy cultureGermaine Greer explains why Caitlyn is not a real woman.

*widget boy cultureBen Carson says abortion is like slavery.

*widget boy cultureThe perfect place for effeminate men who think they're masculine.

*widget boy cultureGreat Q&A with Leanza Cornett, the 1st AIDS-activist Miss America.

*widget boy cultureAmazingly, the Gaga/Madonna Baby Jane concept continues to be presented.

*widget boy cultureHow to watch classic films on your iPhone. Images


Oct 16 2015
Need To Know: Blue Texas + Bland/Bernie + Dennis The Republican Menace + Writing About Aging, Disgracefully + Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureCheck out Hillary's speech in San Antonio at the end of this post.

*widget boy culturePotential running mate Julio Castro endorses Hillary.

*widget boy cultureHillary stands up for LGBT workplace protections.

*widget boy cultureBernie Sanders secretly met Sandra Bland's mom. Unnamed

*widget boy cultureDrug CEO tries to buy time with Sanders, gets a NO.

*widget boy cultureJesse Ventura flirts with presidential run.

*widget boy culturePlea deal for former Speaker of the House Hastert.

*widget boy cultureElton John's AIDS op-ed. Images

*widget boy cultureMore of Nico Tortorella.

*widget boy cultureBuy my memoir here!

*widget boy cultureJanet stan slams Madonna, upholds conservative standards of aging.

*widget boy cultureCody Deal prepares and eats breakfast in the raw.

*widget boy cultureTwin boys become brother and sister.

*widget boy cultureWould you be pleased if a street artist did this to your wheels?

*widget boy cultureQueer punks offer “List of People Buried at Arlington National Cemetery.”

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Oct 13 2015
Need To Know: Black Times + Mac & Cheesy Apology + Hillary Trumps Trump + Janet's #1s + Everything's Bigger On Dallas + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureHOOKED ON MAX: Don't miss this model's provocative new pitch. Images

*widget boy cultureJack Black on his gay siblings, losing a brother to AIDS in 1989.

*widget boy cultureUConn mac-and-cheese douchebag apologizes at length on video.

*widget boy cultureMan arrested in Philly trans woman's brutal murder.

*widget boy cultureRoger Ebert's love story with his wife brought to life in The BlackWhite Love Play. Images

12106982_1043671762312489_1157717163603838143_nChocolate and vanilla swir-irl, swir-irl ...!

*widget boy cultureMoneybags Calvin Harris threatens to sue over Thai-masseuse lies.

*widget boy cultureHillary makes surprise appearance at anti-Trump rally outside his property!

*widget boy cultureCruz: Trump won't be the nominee.

*widget boy cultureWhat if The Day After Tomorrow, like, really happened???

*widget boy culture45 years of The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

*widget boy cultureBecause men kissing is a much-needed sight. Images


*widget boy culture17-year-old YouTuber Trevor Moran comes out.

*widget boy cultureHis little son is going as Elsa from Frozen for Halloween, and he's cool with it.

*widget boy cultureBarechested hairy dudes rule.

*widget boy cultureNo charges for American lion-killer, charges for African enabler(s).

*widget boy cultureRecent Rock Hall of Fame nominee Janet Jackson joins an elite club.

*widget boy cultureVine star Cameron Dallas's huge peen. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureNew Donna Summer collection!

*widget boy cultureMadonna's $10-million-dollar tour video.

*widget boy cultureYou know you're gay when you get engaged at a Madonna concert. Images

#gay couple got engaged at #Madonna's concert in Edmonton, Canada. #rebelhearttour #gaymarriage #lgbt #livingforlove #revolutionoflove #equality

Posted by DrownedMadonna.com on Monday, October 12, 2015

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