119 posts categorized "BULLYING"

Nov 19 2014
BLUE, Period: An Interview With Ricky Rebel Comments (0)
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Ricky Rebel is described as a sort of Adam Lambert/Lady Gaga hybrid, but in spite of his young age, he's been in the industry longer than both of them. I first encountered Ricky when he was in the boy No_authority_shirtless_group_in_underwear1band No Authority (pictured in underwear), a group signed to Madonna's Maverick (RIP!) and mentored by Michael Jackson.

I would've done anything for NA (and gave them crazy amounts of coverage) if only because their manager had once been in an episode of The Golden Girls, but I also really liked the boys themselves.

Ricky was a stand-out in the teen pop scene, a true showman, so it was not surprising to me 10 years later when he re-emerged as a solo artist with a major dance hit (“Geisha Dance”) and a thoughtfully crafted, musically sound point of view.

Now, Ricky is releasing The Blue Album, filled with adventurous dance music that isn't a guilty pleasure but an unqualified pleasure. He is a visual artist who does not overly rely on his admittedly fun razzle and on-stage dazzle, but one whose music you could enjoy with your eyes closed.

Ricky Rebel, The Blue Album, album cover, web

I was happy to chat with Ricky all these years after we crossed paths at the teen magazine I ran; I've always wanted to do follow-up interviews with the kids I worked with, so getting to debrief one who's gone on to bigger and better things was a real pleasure...

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Nov 14 2014
MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE Film To Have NYC Debut Comments (0)
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Previously unseen images of Shepard in the gallery above

Coming to IFC (323 Ave. of the Americas) in NYC at 9:45PM on November 20 is the much-anticipated documentary Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine, directed by Michele Josue, a close friend of Shepard's.

From a press release:

OneSheet_v4_webLargeMatt Shepard is a Friend of Mine, Josue's debut and the first film helmed by someone from Matt's life, is an intimate tribute to the young man she knew, the young man behind the story that rocked the nation and caused outcry around the world in 1998. Josue's journey took her across the United States, Switzerland and Morocco and the heartfelt result has screened at over two dozen festivals worldwide with more to come.

“On October 7, 1998, University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten, tied to a fence and left to die because he was gay. Years later, Michele Josue, a close friend of Matt's, revisits the shocking case with never-before-seen photos, rare video footage, as Matt's all-too-brief life is remembered through the vivid testimonies of those whose lives he touched, from the friends and family who knew him best to the bartender who saw him on the night of the attack.

“New revelations emerge in one of the most notorious hate crimes in US history, leading to a searing, poignant, and multi-layered biographical and sociological portrait. In the end, the notion of forgiveness--embodied in the moving and courageous final act of Matt's parents--takes on truly heroic proportions.”

The film, which contains many never-before-seen images of Shepard, will be in theaters in February 2015.

Michele Josue Matt ShepardThe filmmaker with Matt Shepard, a friend of hers

Check out the moving trailer after the jump...

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Oct 31 2014
Need To Know: Deckerheads + Junk'd + I LOVE LOONY + Madonna's Single Soon Ready To Mingle? + Elsa Rules + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy culturePictures of Eric Decker will make you hard if you have a penis.

*widget boy cultureBruce Jenner's penis gets bullied on golf course, he responds with self-deprecation.

*widget boy cultureForget Jesus, Kim Kardashian thinks she's more popular than Lucy.

*widget boy cultureHow to handle yourself at a urinal.

*widget boy cultureamfAR gala brings out Diana Ross, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna & more.

*widget boy cultureDiplo claims Madonna's next album's  first single is chosen, is his.

*widget boy cultureThe ultimate Halloween costume.

*widget boy cultureHalloween music mix!

*widget boy cultureTeacher admits “killing all black people” is on her bucket list.

*widget boy cultureSen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) plays to white men in off-color remark.

*widget boy cultureMILLENNIAL HORROR STORY: Like, OMG, this is so...like...scary.

*widget boy cultureJessica Lange killing it as a former dominatrix on AHS.

Tumblr_ne8qi5AXJy1qcbk34o1_250Her name is Elsa... 

 
Oct 16 2014
Bullying Is No Match For This Kid Comments (0)

Brendan-Jordan

Overnight gaylebrity and Internet sensation Brendan Jordan celebrates Spirit Day...

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If The Gay Spirit Is Willing Comments (0)

Spirit 

It's Spirit Day!

 
Jul 17 2014
Need To Know: Stan Club + Obscenely Funny + Interference On The Line + Dissed By Diaz + The Wisdom-Tooth Hots For Gosling + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureLady Gaga is now openly warring with Madonna fans. Is she a Gaga stan?

*widget boy cultureCoincidentally, new cologne ad: Obscenity.

*widget boy cultureJeremy Parisi shows off his stuff.

*widget boy cultureCrazy Comcast rep will NOT disconnect: Call from hell.

*widget boy cultureEVERYONE hates gay candidate Carl DeMaio.

*widget boy cultureRepublican congressional candidate mistakes YMCA kids for immigrants.

*widget boy cultureBiden puts the beat-down on Cheney over criticisms.

*widget boy cultureTeen boy commits suicide after embarrassing video is made.

*widget boy cultureThis guy looks A+ from the front and the back:

Hot-twerkingFrontin'. (Wait until you see the back...)

*widget boy cultureHelp Golf Alpha Yankee, a movie about gay persecution in Iran.

*widget boy cultureMatt Lambert casting for series about youth sexuality in the digital age.

*widget boy cultureUh...Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz have fans?

*widget boy cultureWoman who mailed ricin to Obama gets 18 years.

*widget boy cultureTotally fake, but still funny that she wants Ryan Gosling's white dick.

*widget boy cultureJerry Seinfeld on FB chat: Napoleon Dynamite his fave comedy  of past 15 years.

JERRY SEINFELDSeinfeld does Facebook chat...not that there's anything wrong with it.

 
Jul 16 2014
Bully Pulpit Comments (0)

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Model and actor Dustin Davis-Cooper moved to NYC from Tennessee to pursue his dreams, but he's still interested in shining a light on the dark behaviors of people who bully gay teenagers. He's got a Kickstarter going to make a film to tackle the subject—keep reading to see his pitch...

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Jul 03 2014
Need To Know: Drag Me To Hell + Holy War + Last Call For ALL IN THE FAMILY's Kelsey + Boy Band Anti-Bullies + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureMama Tits shuts down anti-gay protesters, knows Bible better than they do.

*widget boy culturePost-Hobby Lobby, companies want religious exemption from LGBT anti-discrimination.

*widget boy cultureAnother phony reality show for Tori Spelling.

*widget boy cultureMcHale's Navy and All in the Family's Bob Hastings dies at 89.

*widget boy cultureDavid Beckham gets scruffy in his undies.

*widget boy cultureAT THE MOVIE$: Help this doc about lesbian families in the Deep South.

*widget boy cultureFormer fattie loses show over oops-level Instagram comment chased with insults.

*widget boy culturePeter Paige, unsung LGBT hero.

*widget boy cultureNicki Minaj issues meandering Iggy Azalea statement.

*widget boy cultureFindADeath.com finds Mickey Rooney casket photo.

*widget boy cultureCute, comical boy group The Cream Pies releases anti-bullying video.

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