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Apr 19 2016
They Read Everyone Else, Now You Can Read Them: Alaska & Sharon Have Published Novels, Girl! Comments (0)

It's been a super secret process, but I can finally announce that I've just published the first novel with which I've been associated in 18 years!

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As part of the new “Sickening Adventures” series, I co-authored with the delightful, slightly renamed RuPaul's Drag Race star Alaska Thunderfun and the Inner Space Odyssey, a trippy fantasy about being yourself ... even if yourself happens to have crash-landed on Earth by mistake in 1979, okrrrr?

Adding to the good news: Sharon Needles, with Michael Thomas Ford, is publishing her own novel, Sharon Needles and the Curse of the Devil's Deck. That's Deck, with an E, whores.

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Both books, bearing fantastic covers designed by Donny Meloche, are—like the queens themselves—out now!

At the top of this post, check out video of the entire Season 8 cast reacting to news of the novels (“Season 8 is Season Great! I couldn't possibly choose a favorite because I love them all,” Alaska says. “It's been such a pleasure watching every Monday like the rabid fan that I am.”) and below is my exclusive Q&A with Alaska, who should go on to become the next Gore Vidal ... or Vidal Sassoon ... or something.

Please buy the books and let me know what you think ...

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Apr 12 2016
6-PACK — Henry Cavill Works (Out) On Every Level + Trans Unicorn + Kylie Jenner Wigs Out + Beverly Cleary Hits 100 + Gay Teacher's Husband Denied Health Benefits + Hillary's Pro-LGBT Ad! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureHenry Cavill keeps us posted on his workouts. The only thing I can say is: What a body of work!

*widget boy culturePowerpuff Girls episode takes on trans issue with unicorn. Because a magical horse is a magical horse — of course, of course.

*widget boy cultureKylie Jenner thinks she “started wigs.” No, really. “I just do whatever I want to do, and people will follow.”

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*widget boy cultureOLDER THAN BEEZUS: Beverly Cleary is 100 years old. Hearing her name, I can smell my elementary-school library.

*widget boy culturePittsburgh won't pay for health insurance for gay teacher's husband, even though he couldn't legally marry when he retired.

*widget boy cultureHillary's new unabashedly pro-LGBT ad uses footage from her recent speeches, as well as those from her tenure as Secretary of State: 

The fight goes on

Every American deserves to live free from discrimination—no matter who they are or who they love.

Posted by Hillary Clinton on Sunday, April 10, 2016
 
Apr 11 2016
You'll Read GOLDEN GIRLS FOREVER Many, Many Times! Comments (0)

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Picture it: Your living room, late at night, Grindr's buzzing but you're blissfully unaware. Why? Because you just got a book, a book so good they named it.

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If you love The Golden Girls—and let's face it, if you don't, maybe you're on the wrong site?—you will love Golden Girls Forever: An Unauthorized Look Behind the Lanai (Harper Design, $35) by Jim Colucci, and you will absolutely never regret devoting many quiet evenings to committing it to memory.

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Colucci authored the already indispensable The Q Guide to the Golden Girls (Alyson, 2006)—which was specifically targeted at fancy men everywhere—but has taken a more encyclopedic approach this time around, offering 368 pages filled with internal memos; stills; on-set personal candids; interviews with “the show's creators, actors, guest stars, producers, writers, and crew members”; and even a section of tributes from famous fans like Zachary Quinto and Laverne Cox. 

As the expert on the series, Colucci was able to interview Rue McClanahan and Bea Arthur in the years prior to their deaths, and also delivers a new Q&A with Betty White.

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The book's greatest use is its inclusion of exhaustive summaries of every episode, which do a lot more than regurgitate IMDb factoids. Colucci offers original comments from the creatives on the making-of that serve as incredible oral histories, the likes of which few if any other TV series have ever received.

Golden Girls Forever also faithfully documents fan art and fan-appreciation events/plays, making it not just a memento of the series, but a breathlessly faithful chronicle of its impact on the greater culture.

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On a more superficial level, the book is also beautifully designed, as pretty as Blanche's perky bosoms.

Take a lesson, Rose, Golden Girls Forever is how you tell a story.

 
Apr 08 2016
Book 'Em: Man Reads Hysterical, Fake Books On The Subway Comments (0)

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Classic subway prank ...

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Apr 02 2016
6-PACK — Father Accused Of Killing Gay Son + Smithers Comes Out + Madonna Was Always Big In Japan + DAMN YANKEES & Sherlock Holmes Actors Die + Das Butt! Comments (0)

Father2n-1-webAmir Issa, murdered with a shotgun, allegedly for being gay (Image via Facebook/New York Daily News)

*widget boy cultureExecuted by his own dad for being gay?

*widget boy cultureAfter 27 years, Smithers is finally coming out as gay.

*widget boy cultureJapanese Encyclopedia Madonnica.

*widget boy cultureShannon Bolin of the original Damn Yankees dies @ 99.

*widget boy cultureSherlock Holmes actor Douglas Wilmer dies @ 96.

*widget boy cultureCan't pronounce Elyas M'Barke? Just look at his butt. (Work Unfriendly)

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Mar 30 2016
Check Out INDIGO DAX, The Gayest Graphic Novel Ever Comments (0)

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Bryan Pierce has published Indigo Dax, a graphic novel in which almost all the characters are gay. It touches on plenty of classic fantasy and sci fi themes, including a space invasion and time travel, but does it with a gay twist.

 
Mar 29 2016
Book Sale! Comments (0)

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I'm selling off extra stock of the (surprisingly many) books I've written or to which I've contributed. All prices are inclusive of shipping (only with the U.S. for now to avoid customs forms).

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Includes kids' books, Madonna, gay erotic, and the '80s.

Check them out here, then email me if you are interested in buying any. Thanks!

 
Mar 28 2016
Barbara Cook Cancels Entire Limited Broadway Run Comments (0)

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Sadly, singing great Barbara Cook has canceled all 66 performances of her spring Broadway show, Barbara Cook: Then & Now.

Ticketholders received messages like this:

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Cook, 88, was initially said to have postponed her show in order to have more time to prepare, but this notice would seem to indicate the show is off for good.

Cook has a memoir due out in June.

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Click here for my close encounter with Cook (and Lee Grant! and Barbara Barrie!) two years ago.

 


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