226 posts categorized "AWARDS"

Jun 04 2014
Dear Diary Comments (0)

Glenway-Wescott

I'm so happy for my friend Jerry Rosco, who spent almost 10 years editing the fascXXXinating journals of Glenway Wescott, and who has been rewarded with a Lambda Literary Award for his efforts. 

A Heaven of Words: Last Journals, 1956—1984 is a great read, and represents a monumental editorial undertaking. Well done, Jerry.

 
Guydar Comments (0)

Guy-subwayMore hot guys on my Instagram.

 
May 25 2014
Need To Know: O Kimye All Ye Faithful + Final Chapter + Wall Of Weiners + Fake Debates + MORE! Comments (0)

Kimye-dress-draculaHere comes the brides.

*widget boy cultureKIMYE FINALLY GOT MARRIED.

*widget boy cultureGiovanni's Room shutters.

*widget boy cultureWinter Sleep, Julianne Moore, Jean-Luc Godard do bon @ Cannes.

*widget boy cultureA wall of wriggling penises. Don't know much about art, but know what I like. 

*widget boy cultureAnti-gay priest took...it...out. Credit: Elaine Benes.

*widget boy cultureRight-wingers wanna impeach Virginia's AG over marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureMorgan Freeman...on helium!

*widget boy cultureVisit my (Work Unfriendly) sponsor, Mr. Man!

*widget boy cultureSofia Vergara breaks up with her Republican boyf. 

*widget boy cultureThe New York Times really did not care for the new Adam Sandler flick.

*widget boy cultureJeremy Hooper on fake debates engineered by anti-LGBT forces.

*widget boy cultureLogo distances itself from RuPaul, who in turn  reads Logo.

*widget boy cultureSoap actor Matthew Cowles, husband of Christine Baranski, dies.

Matthew_cowles_2007_03_29All My Children actor passes away at 69.

 
May 19 2014
Need To Know: Debbie Does Discretion + My Best Shot + Oprah Stalls Sam + 5 Seconds Of Summer Is Here + MORE! Comments (0)

Debbie-ReynoldsShe didn't get a piece of the Rock Hudson.

*widget boy cultureDebbie Reynolds, often said to be gay, wholeheartedly endorses the closet.

*widget boy cultureDebuted my 1st shoot as a photographer this weekend.

*widget boy cultureMichael Sam OWN series on hold.

*widget boy cultureLong Beach Pride beef.

*widget boy cultureStyles's ex almost calls 5 Seconds of Summer “One Direction” @ Billboards:

*widget boy cultureOh, and 5 Seconds of Summer = adorbs.

*widget boy culturePamela Anderson's harrowing rape ordeals. Plural.

*widget boy cultureDon't forget: His name was Mark Carson.

*widget boy culturePresident Obama “mad as hell” over veterans' healthcare fiasco.

*widget boy cultureLost Twin Peaks scenes.

*widget boy cultureSteve Grand says his album is delayed a bit.

Steve-GrandThe late Steve Grand

 
May 11 2014
Need To Know: Wurst Place Finish + Shock & Arkansas + Harry's Short 'n' Curlies + Dolly, Ink. + Shameless Skin + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureAustrian drag queen Conchita Wurst wins Eurovision 2014. F*ck Russia.

*widget boy cultureJudge discovered on Manhunt decides to retire over it. Huh?

*widget boy culture1st same-sex marriage in the South: We came, we Arkansas, we conquered.

*widget boy cultureLiaison—1st gay club in a Vegas casino—set to open in Bally's.

*widget boy culturePUBIC-HARRY: One Direction superstar flashes major pube-age.

*widget boy cultureSCORCHED, FLAT EARTH: Sherri Shepherd's divorce gets nas-tay. Miley-Cyrus-G-A-Y

*widget boy cultureMadonna's next album cover? Plus, her dancing tween!

*widget boy cultureHOT WAX: That's Jon Hamm, dummy!

*widget boy cultureDolly Parton's boobies and arms are inked, y'all.

*widget boy cultureMiley Cyrus sexes up G-A-Y.

*widget boy cultureDavid Cronenberg + Julianne Moore = must-see.

*widget boy cultureNintendo vs. same-sex relationships. Aw, they're sowwy.

*widget boy cultureHAPPY MOTHER'S GAY: Starbucks has two mommies.

*widget boy cultureSuperhot torso.

*widget boy cultureBrendan Fehr is in the closet.

*widget boy cultureMichael Jackson to sing beyond the grave.

*widget boy cultureHottie Walter Delmar's butt portraits. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureModel Brian Shimansky goes full-frontal. (Also Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureChoke on your Chick-Fil-A, assholes.

*widget boy culturePervy Marcus Patrick's new video for “Baby It's On” after the jump...

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May 06 2014
Raise Your Voice: GMCLA's 3rd Annual Voice Awards Comments (0)
  Bass_Perrette_Stage Perrette_Bass Brendon_Ayanbadejo Greg_Louganis Melissa_Etheridge Guy_Wilson Macy_Huffman Shane_Bitney_Crone

Images courtesy of Daniel Lam/GMCLA

The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles threw its 3rd Annual Voice Awards, presented by First Investors. The awards are for individuals and orgs who have used their voices to affect social change.

Some of the stars who turned up—as seen, in order, in the gallery above—included: Lance Bass & Pauley Perrette, Super Bowl champ Brendon Ayanbadejo, Olympic diving legend Greg Louganis, singing star Melissa Etheridge, Days of Our Lives star Guy Wilson, Felicity Huffman & William H. Macy and Bridegroom's Shane Bitney Crone.

 
May 04 2014
I Was Gonna Cancel: Kylie, Boy George & Other Stories From The GLAAD Trenches Comments (0)

IMG_6426 kylieKylie's for gay rights, her handler was against gays' right to snap photos while she spoke...too bad!

Peter-DeeLast night was The 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Or at least, the latest 25th Annual; GLAAD likes to hold the same event with different stars for a different pool of potential donors in different cities. I just covered L.A. weeks ago. The Oscars might consider doing this—then everyone could win! Best Picture (L.A.): Crash! Best Picture (Every Other City): Brokeback Mountain!

Held at the Waldorf Astoria, the event had a pretty darn good list of celebrity attendees, perhaps in part fueled by the fact that medium-sized gay stars who would normally have to pay good money like any other schlub in order to share air with Kylie Minogue—who was performing, perhaps her new UK single “I Was Gonna Cancel”—would get to kibbitz with her on the carpet free-for-nothin'.

Matthew-Rettenmund-Peter-DeeI was in good hands with King of the Selfies, Peter Dee!

IMG_6429 Peter DeeTrying something new, I got a mic and asked Peter Dee (pictured) to do the honors as my red-carpet face man. It was nice having his optimistic energy (“Maybe we'll get Kylie and maybe Lindsay Lohan will show up!”) to temper my...own energy (“We'll never get Kylie. We'll be lucky if they remember to give us a spot.”)

We arrived early and discovered that my two spots on the carpet were non-existent. Score one point for the power of negative thinking. GLAAD knew I was supposed to be there, so squeezed me between a Howard Stern reporter (I had nightmares of stuttering insult questions, but he was a doll, very off-brand) and some lesbians who were having a blast. One of them told Peter, “It's like everyone in New York is 25.” Yes, it is.

IMG_6371 RollerenaNot everyone in NYC is 25: Ageless Disco Era icon Rollerena!

The carpet went fairly well; we were able to squeeze in interviews with most of the names we wanted (we missed Looking's Frankie J. Alvarez and Raul Castillo, had to skip Laura Prepon for Boy George, Natasha Lyonne bypassed everyone—boy, that GBF cast sure loves to promote their adorable movie!—didn't recognize country star Kacey Musgraves, another of the evening's performers, and never saw Emmy Rossum, Abigail Breslin, Chely Wright or Naomi Watts on the carpet), and a few interesting things happened, which is all you can ask for when you're not People, Us or, at this one event only, Logo and Instinct Magazine.

IMG_6397 boy georgeBoy George was in the pink while chatting with Mike Diamond.

The toughest get was Boy George. He caused a huge commotion when he arrived in what reminded me of a pink and red hat tip to Madonna's recent Colonel Sanders look, as if the photographers were going to make a mint off of posed Boy George photos. I think that no matter what he does or what year it is, Boy George is a real-deal icon of the '80s, and an original character, so he (you should pardon the expression) engenders genuine excitement.

I was not excited when his handler had him skip over three or four outlets only (mine included)—he did extensive interviews with the big press to my right and then also did long chats with everyone further down the carpet, inexplicably. Got his PR's attention and gestured that I just wanted one question. She said, “You can do photos.” I shook my head no; one question. He was doing stand-up comedy with some of these other outlets. It was nuts. She agreed, then ignored it when George continued down the carpet, further away.

So we just went to the end of the carpet and grabbed our one question. I was happy that we were able to ask about his recent Kylie and Madonna faux-quotes scandal, because he told us we were the only ones to ask it (hello, Kylie is at the event!) and he gave us a great take on the situation, was playful, noted the name of my site in relation to his own name and did a high-five. The only thing that would've made it better would be if he'd initially been steered to stop and talk to us like we existed in the first place. George himself was great. Good moment:

“Rubbish. And in fact, I knew someone was gonna ask me this. I sued the TETU Magazine and they've actually taken responsibility for printing...and they're gonna pay me some money as well, so I might buy a new hat...I'm here to give Kylie an award, and I've traveled a long way to do it. I've actually had four hours' sleep. If I didn't love her, I wouldn't be here, would I?”

I was personally psyched to speak with Swoosie Kurtz, and to have Peter ask her about her 1981-1982 TV series with Tony Randall, Love, Sidney. After all, that show—the first with a gay (albeit subtly) gay character as a lead—made her kinda like the first “Grace.” (The first “Jack” was “Mr. Mooney”! The first “Karen Walker” was Eva Gabor on Green Acres! I like this game...)

IMG_6376 Swoosie Kurtz

IMG_6377 Swoosie Kurtz
IMG_6378 Swoosie Kurtz

Swoosie-Kurtz Swoosie talked about Love, Sidney...yayyy!

Swoosie was pure class. When I admitted I, the cameraman, was the Love, Sidney fan, she said I must have been a very little boy (in truth, I'd been close to puberty).

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Apr 29 2014
Bea Actress: God'll Get Ya For These Comments (0)

Bea-Arthur

Bea Arthur reacts to Tony's 15 (!) biggest snubs.