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Oct 11 2016

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Miley Cyrus speaks to Ramin Setoodeh of Variety (yes, the guy who once wrote that Sean Hayes couldn't play straight) about Donald Trump (If you could ever consider Donald Trump, you never understood Bernie in the first place.), her activism and her gender and sexual orientation.

Saying she started to understand LGBTQ issues starting in “the fifth or sixth grade,” she asserts:

My first relationship in my life was with a chick.

She also says of her gender:

Once I understood my gender more, which was unassigned, then I understood my sexuality more. I was like, “Oh — that’s why I don’t feel straight and I don’t feel gay. It’s because I’m not.”

More specifically on her sexual orientation:

My mom is like an ’80s rock chick — big blonde hair, big boobs. She loves being a girl. I never felt that way. I know some girls that love getting their nails done. I fucking hated it. My nails look like shit. I don’t wax my eyebrows. I never related to loving being a girl. And then, being a boy didn’t sound fun to me. I think the LGBTQ alphabet could continue forever. But there’s a “P” that should happen, for “pansexual.”

In the same piece, she disses the Kardashians, which will likely be the element that gets the most play, but as a former teen-mag editor who has worked with and interviewed Miley Cyrus, it blows my mind the progress we are making in the arena of having major public figures speak frankly about their gender and sexuality.

Oct 09 2016
6-PACK — Rudy Squirms + Hillary Soars + You're The Worst, Joe + Anderson Cooper's Debate Prep Revealed + Speedo Freak + Sara Ramirez: I'M BI! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureRudy Giuliani sounds unbelievably squirmy trying to defend Donald Trump's sex-assault boasts.

*widget boy cultureHillary is ahead by a lot in PA, by a little in FL ... in polls taken before Trump's pussy-talk.

*widget boy cultureJon Voight claims Trump's words “did not hurt anyone,” were spoken in his “younger years.” (Age 59.)

*widget boy cultureDebate prep is hard:

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*widget boy cultureIf you like 'em big, hairy and bulging in a Speedo, he's yer guy.

*widget boy cultureSara Ramirez of Grey's Anatomy comes out as bi.

Sep 21 2016
6-PACK — Trump Says Black People Have It Worse Now Than, You Know, Then + Hillary's Polling Rebound + Italy's 1st Same-Sex Union + SUING PRINCE CHARMING + Jared Leto Playing Warhol + Andy Mientus: Bi Like Me! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureTrump states flatly that African-Americans are in worse shape in the U.S. now than “ever, ever, ever.”

*widget boy cultureHillary rebounds nationally, expanding her polling lead. She seems to be leading in Florida, too.

*widget boy cultureItaly's first same-sex civil union!

*widget boy cultureRobert Sepúlveda Jr. will sue you if you're mean to him. (Glares.)

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*widget boy cultureJared Leto will play Andy Warhol in a new biopic.

*widget boy cultureAndy Mientus reminds us that bisexuality exists:


Hey so it's #biweek- the week for the Bi kids to be visible. I try to be visible all the time just by being true to who I am openly, but I know many people struggle with this because of the stigma associated with bi-ness. I know that some of you, probably friends even, are reading this and rolling your eyes- "oh he's still holding on to that? Who is SHE kidding?"- and I don't blame you. Not many are open about it so we appear to be very rare creatures, maybe even mythical. I've definitely felt the pressure to just accept being lumped in as gay when I meet new people- correcting them feels super political and unnecessary in the moment but then later I realize that it's my own shame. I don't write this to position myself as an activist or a role model. I try to be the best person I can be always but I am just an actor, not a queer-studies professor, and I am learning along with everyone else. I have and will continue to put my foot in my mouth on issues so I won't pretend to know everything. What I do know is that because of my platform as an actor, kids reach out to me almost daily confused about their sexuality and it breaks my heart to learn that they are denying their hearts, bodies, and souls just because of what other people will think of them. We now talk about LGBT+ issues constantly but how often do we really consider the B in there? Have you ever doubted someone who tells you they are Bi- "Sure, Jan"- or debated the validity of that claim behind their back? Do you have a preconceived idea of what bi "really" looks like based on what TV and movies have told you? Do you think of it just as a sexual kink or as a true identity? When I encounter ignorance about my identity, I always try to approach it from a place of warmth and education, so this is not me lecturing the monosexuals out there. I'm inviting you this week to think about your own feelings towards bisexuals and ask yourself if there is any lingering doubt or prejudice there. If you think you could be bi, ask yourself what is holding you back from accepting it- is it your own developing feelings or your fear of society around you? Together, we can end that stigma. 🏳️‍🌈 📷: @lukefontana

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Aug 24 2016
Teen Star Bella Thorne Comes Out As Bisexual Comments (0)

In news that relates to my lengthy obit of Lou Pearlman—viewed through a gay prism—teen star Bella Thorne has confirmed she is bisexual, responding with a simple yes in a Snapchat session when a fan asked.

I know a lot of LGBTQ adults are pretty jaded by now, but to have a big Disney Channel star come out as one of us is nothing to sneeze at. Bella was the co-lead (along with fellow breakout star Zendaya) of the series Shake It Up from 2010-2013, and as such I worked with her often, usually from afar. As the founding EIC of a major teen mag, I made her one of my picks for kids who would blow up in the future—a choice I made in 2012. I am nothing if not a good judge of star quality!

I did not, however, guess she would come out as bi four years after our big party (see video of her appearance there above), nor did I think any kid stars would be doing such a thing back then. It's not that we helped young people stay closeted or tamped down gay news, it's just that the topic really never came up. None of them were out, none of them were discussing the topic. 

Since then, Raven-Symoné has come out, and now Bella, whose coming-out is even earlier in her life.

It seems like being LGBTQ is becoming more and more mainstream, and that has to be good for children discovering themselves. So ... good for Bella. I'm proud to have covered her way back when.

Aug 12 2016
Comedian Eric Andre Comes Out As Bi — Using More Colorful Language Than That Comments (0)

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Towleroad's Mark Allen corners outrageous comic Eric Andre on all things LGBT, getting him to admit—in terminology I haven't heard used in decades!—that he is, for all intents and purposes, bisexual:

EA: I think everyone is bi, right? There’s no such thing as sexual orientation, or race, or gender. Those are all obsolete man-made concepts. I’ll say it again, a hole is a hole.

So Eric Andre, would you say you’re coming out as bisexual?

EA: I’ll f*ck anything that moves.

I remember a post-modern queer 'zine called Anything That Moves, but even by then the phrase was dated. Maybe it's now being reclaimed, and is certainly coming from a place of laughter first and serious sexual politics second—which could be the key to making the serious sexual politics stick.

Watch him suck face with a fake cop after the jump ...

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Mar 14 2016
6-PACK — Made Him Wet + Charlie Puth Slams Justin Bieber + Richard Simmons Found? + SNL Comes For Bernie, Hillary + Trump To Pay Sucker-Puncher's Legal Bills? + The Kids Are All Right (Also, Bi)! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureJulian Schneyder shot by Milan Vukmirovic.

*widget boy cultureCharlie Puth: “F*ck you, Justin Bieber.”

*widget boy cultureRichard Simmons isn't missing! (Still hasn't been seen publicly.)

*widget boy cultureSNL mocks Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton: 

*widget boy cultureTrump might pay legal bills of his violent supporter!

*widget boy cultureLess than half of American's youngsters are “exclusively heterosexual.”

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Feb 06 2016
Bi George: Boy Bander Comes Out Comments (0)

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Via Instinct: British Union J boy bander George Shelley has come out as not straight in a short, to-the-point video meant to address speculation about his sexuality.

He said, in part:

It's all these labels, and it's a little bit old-fashioned, and this is why I'm not gonna label it myself ... I've had girlfriends that I've loved, and that've been amazing periods of my life, but I've also had boyfriends, and I also want you to know that whether I decide to be with a girl next or be with a guy next, that it's because I love them, and that it shouldn't be a big deal, and I don't wanna make a big thing out of it when, when it happens, and I don't wanna be scared anymore ...

Hear his entire monologue after the jump ...

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Jan 28 2016
EMPIRE Star Jussie Smollett Covers OUT, Reiterates He Is GAY-GAY-GAY Comments (0)

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Empire star Jussie Smollett, who plays “Jamal Lyon” on the show, smolders on the cover of Out (March 2016), as shot by Michael Muller.

In the interview, he tackles the issue of his sexual identity:

I am a gay man with an extremely open heart. God, I’ve never had to talk about this, so I’m trying to find the words. If I had to label myself, I would label myself as a gay man. With that said, I believe that love is the only thing that matters, and I would hope that anybody would leave themselves open—not to gender, but to love. I would hope that people would not close themselves off from what could be if, lo and behold, you meet somebody that just sweeps you off your feet, and you just can’t do anything about it. If we truly believe that we are born this way, then why do we try to stifle the way we were born? If I fall in love down the road with a woman, I’m going to love that woman ...

... But this is a conversation that deserves to be had, because we don’t all understand each other. You’re not going to tell me that loving someone is wrong. That does not mean that heterosexuality is not very real. It does not mean that bisexuality is not very real. It does not mean that homosexuality is not very real. They are all very real. But what I’m saying is, I am a gay man. I am a gay man. I am a gay man. I don’t know how many times I have to say that.

See a slideshow of his looks for the cover shoot here.