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Apr 10 2016
AMERICAN IDOL Also-Ran La'Porsha Renae Doesn't REALLY AGREE With LGBT LIFESTYLE Comments (0)

LaPorsha-Renae-on-American-Idol-FOXLa'Porsha Renae (Video still via FOX)

Ouch!

La'Porsha Renae, probably had a lot of LGBT people rooting for her on the (please, God) final season of American Idol, but ... she's just not that into them.

In the context of disavowing Manny Pacquiao's comments calling gay people “animals,” she nonetheless worked her personal religious disapproval into the mix:

This is how I feel about the LGBT community: They are people just like us. They’re not animals as someone [Manny Pacquiao] stated before. They’re people with feelings ... I am one of the people who don’t really agree with that lifestyle. I wasn’t brought up that way. It wasn’t how I was raised. But I do have a lot of friends and a lot of people that I love dearly who are gay and homosexual and they’re such sweet, nice people. We should just respect each other’s differences and opinions and move on.

Following some social-media disdain for her backwards POV, she tweeted:

 
Jan 08 2016
Need To Know: In A Galaxy Far, Far A-Gay + Anal Rape As Hazing + Let's See Your Birth Certificate, Sen. Cruz + Tovey Titties + Pelted With Balls + MORE! Comments (0)
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*widget boy cultureOscar Isaac's lip-bite inspires gay Star Wars longing. Images

*widget boy culturePlanned Parenthood's first-ever endorsement: Hillary Clinton.

*widget boy cultureTennessee h.s. basketball players arrested for raping, hazing teammate.

*widget boy cultureIs Canada-born Cruz constitutionally qualified to be prez? Maybe not.

*widget boy cultureBloggers are people, too! (Even vloggers are.)

*widget boy cultureChad Michael Murray's cheeks. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureRussell Tovey's psychotic sex appeal.

*widget boy cultureDetails on Mark Salling's life post-arrest.

*widget boy cultureDuggar-endorsed homeschooling guru accused of sexual impropriety.

*widget boy cultureClay Aiken trashes American Idol.

*widget boy cultureSPACEBALLS: Vietnam pelted by extremely low-hangers.

*widget boy cultureDeath of an Imagineer: Frank Armitage dies @ 91. Images

Tumblr_m8nznmHYRA1ruz9j7Armitage worked on Sleeping Beauty (1959), and also contributed to Mary Poppins (1964) and Fantastic Voyage (1966).

 
Jan 08 2015
Need To Know: Everyone Is Charlie + Cops Stop + Old Wounds + Gay EMPIRE + MORE! Comments (0)

ShirtlessIn the shower, and he's a grower.

*widget boy cultureABOVE: He looks good in the shower.

*widget boy cultureBecause Kirby Delauter.

*widget boy cultureJohn Travolta's O.J. Simpson connection.

*widget boy cultureIt's a Benedict Cumberbatch! (And, coincidentally...)

*widget boy cultureFormer American Idol contender is now a former man. Congrats, girl!

*widget boy cultureRepublican Congress vs. Social Security.

*widget boy cultureFormer Republican VA Gov. Bob McDonnell gets off easy.

*widget boy cultureBrandon Routh still looks great shirtless.

*widget boy cultureLee Daniels on LGBT Empire storyline.

Charlie-hebdo

*widget boy cultureRedState compares LGBT activists to Paris terrorists.

*widget boy cultureSocial media users are Charlie. London is Charlie. Madonna is Charlie.

*widget boy cultureCatholic League leader kinda gets why the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists had to die. Black god

*widget boy cultureHave you met God? She's black.

*widget boy cultureTamir Rice's killer flunked his sheriff department exam.

*widget boy cultureNYPD's ineffective unnoticed work stoppage.

*widget boy cultureLooking Season 2 premieres.

*widget boy cultureDaddyhunt CEO to Stephen Fry & Elliot Spencer: “Ignore the haters!”

*widget boy cultureNekkid Spartacus actor.

CraigparkerHe's got it all.

 
Aug 04 2014
Need To Know: Mideast Maelstrom + I Have A (Bad) Dream + Dammit, Janet + Playing The Disgrace Card + Beyoncé Track Elevatorized + DIRECTV J.O. Material + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureU.S. condemns Israeli shelling of U.N. school.

*widget boy cultureDeportation-happy House votes against Dreamers.

*widget boy cultureKill the Gays law struck down on technicality by Ugandan court.

*widget boy cultureJanet Jackson album rumor struck down by Janet Jackson.

*widget boy cultureAmerican Idol alum Michael Johns dies at 35 after twisting his ankle. Stefan-Pinto

*widget boy cultureShould he keep the beard?

*widget boy cultureThe C-word gets read, to a disco beat.

*widget boy cultureMeet Torsten, the Bareback Saint.

*widget boy cultureHottest June in history, ever, at all.

*widget boy cultureWorst CA drought in history, ever, at all.

*widget boy cultureHave to agree with Roxane Gay that she's a pretty shitty feminist.

*widget boy culture Liz Cheney's furious at Obama. Yawn.

*widget boy cultureHere comes the fuzz!

Peach-assPeachy keen

*widget boy cultureReady for another Romy & Michele reunion? Disney isn't.

*widget boy cultureBeyoncé shamelessly used ElevatorGate in a new “Flawless” remix.

*widget boy cultureTom Daley goes for (and gets) the gold.

*widget boy cultureBroadest attack on states' gay-marriage bans yet.

*widget boy cultureGay marriages in OK: Soon.

*widget boy cultureKickstarter for making potato salad raises $55,000+.

*widget boy cultureGlenn Beck cops to saying “some stupid things.”

*widget boy cultureBeating of trans woman in Honduras by cop caught on video.

*widget boy cultureNick Jonas and his back cleavage heat up new DIRECTV series Kingdom.

Nick Jonas- musclesI want you back.

 
Jun 24 2014
Need To Know: The Man Of Buns Of Steel + Red-Carpet Rape Rap + Perry's Conspiracy Theory + Oldman Sounds Like A Cranky Old Man + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureMy kind of superhero (above).

*widget boy cultureTomas Berdych's killer ass.

*widget boy cultureShrill, obnoxious, bratty girls make rape & race jokes at Daytime Emmys.

*widget boy cultureObama gets behind paid maternity leave, radical if this were the '60s.

*widget boy cultureRick Perry implies Obama is behind Central American refugee influx.

*widget boy cultureMay 2014 = hottest ever recorded.

*widget boy cultureBroadway babies Andy Mientus & Michael Arden engaged.

*widget boy cultureWhat video games would've looked like in the 1930s.

*widget boy cultureGary Oldman defends Mel Gibson & Alec Baldwin, has no idea what PC is.

*widget boy cultureSame useless lot is back for more at American Idol.

*widget boy cultureGay plays Mothers & Sons and Casa Valentina closing.

 
Dec 02 2013
Boy Culture Turns 8: My 100 Favorite Posts! Comments (0)

BoyCultureBlogYou need a little (Boy) Culture!

StripperIt blows my mind to realize that Boy Culture is now eight years old. I can still remember the joy I felt when I figured out how to post, how to upload an image and how to embed a video. I remember every time a post blew up, bringing in hits and new viewers. I remember the longtime commenters, the trolls, the spam and the never-ending (and validating!) pitches and free tickets and photographers' snaps of half- or all-naked male models. 

RuPaul-Drag-RaceShooting for my blog has never been a drag.

Cone-boyI've used Boy Culture to express myself, to help express others and to connect to people internationally.

I've also used it to show off my humor (both high and low), to flaunt my obsessions, to reality-test my sexual diversions and perversions, to laud the art I love, to lash out against the enemies of gay people and to broadcast my admiration for Madonna.

I want to thank you all for having read this blog over the years. It's a very hard thing to maintain, and it will not be maintained forever. But each time I get some positive (or even just meaningful) feedback, each time my posts are shared on social media, each time something I've written elicits a response, it keeps me going that much longer.

Madonna-stepmother-Joan-MDNAMadonna's stepmother was not impressed.

Thank you. Please enjoy my 100 favorite posts, please let me know if you're reading any old ones for the first time and are liking them and, most of all, please share this entire post far and wide to help get my work out there.

**2008 first one 6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdddbfd8833-800wiMy first "Guydar" post from 2008.

As always, you can find me on Facebook (personal and blog), Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (plus, here are my YouTube greatest hits). 

ALL ORANGE TITLES ARE HOTLINKS.

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#100

TOTALLY RANDOM LISTS (2011—2013)

I've gotten way into lists. Way. You'll find more of my lists higher up on, uh, this particular list. But the ones that are just completely random go here because I worked my ass off on them, because I love them and because—judging from Quantcast data—you like 'em, too.

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DuranMy favorite Duran Duran member.

POP QUIZ: VIDEOS THAT KILLED (2011)

Totally awesome '80s! Take this visual quiz to see how many classic music videos you can ID.

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Brando-DeanI wish sex tapes had existed in the '50s.

UNDER THE GAYDAR: 10 PEOPLE YOU MAY OR MAY NOT REALIZE WERE OR ARE QUEER (2012)

I got lots of feedback on this, mainly because nobody realized Nell Carter was with a woman at the time of her death.

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DazzlerI would've chipped in to get this one made.

WOULDA COULDA SHOULDA: 5 INCREDIBLE MOVIES THAT NEVER HAPPENED (2013)

I'm shamless for including Leda & Swan, a movie that was a bomb without ever even being made.

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Lizabeth-ScottGreat Scott!

IN & OUT: 25 STARS' FIRST & LAST PERFORMANCES IN FILM & ON TV (2013)

Being obsessed with nostalgia and with movies, this was fun—but so very taxing—to compile. I loved the randomness of it.

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PSBI hate that music has been sleeveless for 20 years.

20 7" SINGLE SLEEVES FROM THE '80S THAT BELONG IN A GALLERY (2013)

Just 20 from my massive collection of 45s. I got rid of my 12" records, but I've kept these guys because they're just too much a part of my childhood.

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Amanda-BlakeAmanda Blake's marriage was a mystery, with both spouses dying of AIDS.

GAY MARRIAGE: CELEBRITIES WHO MARRIED LGBT SPOUSES (2013)

It might've been more efficient to make a list of famous straight people who managed to marry other full-on heteros.

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Mark-MessierThe infamous Gary Coleman/Mark Messier two-shot seen 'round the world.

ODD COUPLES: 19 UNUSUAL CELEBRITY PAIRS (2013)

This post encapsulates my outlook on pop culture and my desire to twist it and play with it...except in this case, its participants are already doing the dirty work.

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Lake-GenevaHaunted House: The family home that haunted Jane and Bill's final years.

#99

A FIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2007)

My late mentor's husband struggles to give away his family home.

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#98

POLITICS (2005—2013)

I'm a political person and I blog about it a lot. Some of the entries stand up over time, but many are so of the moment it was hard to pull the ones I like best.

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Kevin-James-Adam-SandlerWhere Kevin James goes, (unintentional!!!) homophobia follows.

TRUNZO IS DUNZO (2007)

Star Magazine implying gay people aren't quite right? Not normal! This took off on several blogs and GLAAD got an apology from Trunzo over it. Some people think it's being "oversensitive," but Jesus...how much clearer is "Man to man" with a huge "NOT" (NORMAL) stamped over it?

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John-McCainIf McCain calls, I'm not here. 

NEW YORK TO McCAIN: DROP DEAD! (2008)

The time I saw John McCain and showed him exactly how I felt. 

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdcda278833-800wiThe Clintons practice some black magic 

WHITE MISCHIEF (2008)

When Bill and Hillary decided to use race in the race for the White House.

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Jason-WetheringtonCrist for the mill 

FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR ENGAYGED: DOES THIS COUNT AS "GAY MARRIAGE?" (2008)

Charlie Crist is gay. Really, really gay.

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Hillary-Clinton-guysThere's always 2016... 

HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE GAYS... (2008)

The gay affair with Hillary Clinton.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554e2e7d28834Hail, Mary, full of disgrace

 SARAH PALIN = SPIRO AGNEW + HARRIET MIERS (2008)

Aw, she'll never last...

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Whoopi-Goldberg-Prop-8Whoopi-tee-doo & Kate, too! 

THE MARRYING KIND (2008)

That fabulously spontaneous anti-Prop 8 march in NYC.

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Barack-Obama"Fierce advocate" was once a taunt, and is now just true.

WITH US OR AGAINST US (2009)

A post from when the Obama Administration was considered almost openly hostile toward gay-rights advocates. I believe he's turned that impression around.

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OBAMA-DADTA good sign

IT GOT BETTER (2010)

The one where President Obama happily signed DADT out of existence.

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Sophie-B-HawkinsAs she lays her career down to sleep...

DAMN, I WISH SHE WOULDN'T DO THISI (2011)

Sopie B. Hawkins GOesProud. I wish she'd GOHome.

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Merv-Griffin-Tombstone_6I live for death!

#97

OBITUARIES (2009—2012)

I tend to write about almost every celebrity death I hear about, specializing in anyone from the Golden Era. These are two that really blew me away. You, too?

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Farrah-FawcettVery hazardous duties

AND JILL CAME TUMBLING AFTER (2009)

The death of Farrah Fawcett, a woman whose nips decorated my walls before I realized I had no use for them.

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Elizabeth-taylor-bathing-suitEnd credits

REFLECTIONS IN A VIOLET EYE: ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIES AT 79 (2011)

The biggest living star fades out. It's still hard to believe she isn't around anymore.

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Donna-SummerShe worked hard for the money.

LAST DANCE: DONNA SUMMER DIES AT 63 (2012)

I'd spent a long time hating Donna over her alleged anti-gay comments, but that rumor isn't the whole story on her life.

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Barbara-KentGood egg

MAKES SAD FACE, MOVES LIPS, TYPE APPEARS ON PANEL: "THE END" (2012)

I was surprised when no major news services noted the death of the last person to have starred in a silent film as an adult, Barbara Kent.

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Oct 28 2013
Gimme The Unusual: A Review Of Cyndi Lauper's SHE'S SO UNUSUAL 30th Anniversary Tour Comments (0)

Cyndi-LauperLauper candidly confessed that producers wanted her fired "the whole first year" of the Kinky Boots writing.

BOY CULTURE RATING: *** out of ****

Went to see Cyndi Lauper last week in Queens—her homeland!—which took planes, trains and Cyndihunterautomobiles to get to. (Okay, just a subway and a bus, but it was almost two hours thanks to construction.)

The venue for her She's So Unusual 30th Anniversary Tour was petite, and while her show was big enough to feature openers (Hunter Valentine), it was small enough that it had a befuddled lady making announcements between sets, just like a Brady Bunch teacher might during callbacks for the school play.

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Nov 06 2011
Boy Culture Turns 6: My Favorite Posts Comments (13)

IMG_7536Prove it!

As of midnight last night, it was exactly six years since my first post. It's been a tough thing to keep up with a dayjob and outside activities, and just when I think I might walk away, a valuable connection or interesting opportunity or a kind word comes my way. Thank you all for reading me.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e89143e3e970d-400wiOf whom are you more jealous?

Here are my favorite 100+ posts out of nearly 11,000. Please take some time to read (or re-read!) a couple and tweet or Facebook any you like.

xoxo Matt

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54ff027a28833-800wiThe pocket pool championships were intense this year


BOY CULTURE


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FROM BOY TO MAN: BC B.C. (2007): The entire history of my novell and novel Boy Culture as well as the movie version; might be my ultimate post.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f5599878833-800wiJonathon Trent & Derek Magyar make an Allan Brocka sandwich

BOY ON FILM (2006): An account of the NYC launch party for Boy Culture as it played the TriBeCa Film Fest.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f7f18238834-800wiI was left "Reeling" by the experience

FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" (2006): The movie version of Boy Culture hits Chicago.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f5ebead8833-800wiNo one would've mistaken me for Taylor Lautner

RAPT PUPIL (2006): The final night of Outfest with Boy Culture; I was fat but on the other hand got to meet Bryan Singer.

 

MY ART

 

PreviewScreenSnapz001Construction worker (shot this week) vs. James Dean

GUYDAR (since at least January 17, 2008) & ENDS OF THE WORLD (since at least January 13, 2008): Attractive men of the world—I got your backs. Your fronts, too.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a5347f59970c-400wi11i-i-i (phone)


Img_0330Not totally built

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0120a58f680c970bUnaltered iPhone image that still blows me away

"Your pictures suck" (2008): An art critic attacks me, but not without sustaining some hits in return.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e551ff08528834-800wiLet's call it a draw

DRAWN TOGETHER (2008): How my desire to draw related to my secret desire. One of my absolute favorite posts.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01156faa215c970cThe shirtless one

LOST ANGELES (2009): My favorite photographic travelogue of L.A.

Img_0986_1Even then, New Yorkers feared 9/11 was the beginning of the end

ART IMITATES LIFE (2006): My 9/11 and my distaste for grief tourism.


ME


6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f435c1a8834-800wiDeath of the party—Jeff in high school, already halfway through his life

BURNING MAN (2007): Tribute to my late high school friend and first romance.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef014e862b4a41970d-400wiSigned, sealed (eventually) delivered

LOST BOY FOUND (2011): There is a book in here somewhere.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01538f1f464a970b-400wiBe Italian

CIAO HOUNDS: OUR TRIP TO ITALY (2011): Finally got José to Europe.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54f10b4de8833-800wiDeath becomes here

ILLINOIS DEATH TRIP (2007): Ruminations on death while revisiting a past home, and the past.

Zehnders Life is short...and meaningful

PASSING BY (2008): Mourning the loss of a person I only met once.

Lots more...

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