114 posts categorized "BULLYING"

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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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.

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A FIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2007)

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

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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!

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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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Nov 18 2013
Need To Know: Porn This Way, Calendar Boys, Baldwin Continues To Excel In Drama, Barebacking Still A Great Way To Get HIV + MORE! Comments (0)

Adam-FlemingWhat if porn actors were real people? (Wait...well, you know what I mean.)

*widget boy cultureLoved this short film starring my pal Adam Fleming (above). You will, too, probably.

*widget boy cultureHOT Dieux du Stade outtakes! HUGO+MARQUEZ+dieux+du+stade+2014+photo+Fred+Goudon+(1)

*widget boy cultureGay activists arrested, held in Uganda.

*widget boy cultureMaddox Jolie-Pitt got BIG.

*widget boy cultureAlec Baldwin may quit acting.

*widget boy cultureHis daughter says "come onnnnn!"

*widget boy cultureEvan Peters gets nekkid on the TV!

*widget boy cultureM.I.A.'s "Y.A.L.A." music video.

*widget boy cultureChaz Bono is fit as fuck!

*widget boy cultureBillboard games out Gaga's 1st-week sales, about 250K.

*widget boy cultureGaga's "legions of brain-dead fans" didn't drive Deadmau5 from Twitter.

*widget boy cultureNancy Sinatra, 73, has a new pop CD...with "MacArthur Park"!

-1This car was made for drivin'.

*widget boy culturePennsylvania lurches toward gay marriage.

*widget boy cultureGay-themed Geography Club is in theaters.

*widget boy cultureDid the fight for gay marriage suck all the air outta the gay room?

*widget boy cultureChild-abuse activist's son committed suicide over anti-gay bullying.

*widget boy cultureHell's Kitchen NYC is real-estate heaven, allegedly.

*widget boy cultureOne in five gay and bi men in Long Beach, Calif., have HIV.

*widget boy cultureWatch this sexy, romantic, positive film on staying negative.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's Brahim uncovers for a mag cover.

Brahim-Zaibat-shirtlessZaibatter up!

 
Nov 07 2013
Bitter Pill Comments (0)
Gay-goth
"Gay Goth Scene" by The Hidden Cameras has an Old Yeller beginning and ending. Very powerful depiction of bullying that doesn't sugarcoat any aspect of the trend...

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Nov 06 2013
Unconditional? Love! Comments (0)
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Singer Frankie Zulferino does his part vs. bullying with "Unconditionally," the video for which is peppered with positivity in the form of selfies sent in by fans...

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Oct 28 2013
Need To Know: Let Kelly Eat Cake, Okla-homo, Katy Perry's New Release = Cognitive Dissonance + MORE Comments (0)

Lady-Gaga-X-FactorGaga is losing it...her clothing, anyway.

*widget boy cultureGaga hugs Sharon Osbourne, does G-A-Y nude, camel-toes the line on X Factor.

*widget boy cultureBut Kelly Osbourne is not impressed. Josh Groban, neither. And he's a card. Love Out Loud (Charity Cover)

*widget boy cultureHow to run a gay bar in Mississippi.

*widget boy cultureWarren Nomi's anti-bullying single "Love Out Loud."

*widget boy cultureMale couple same-sex married in...Oklahoma???

*widget boy cultureOlivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis are preggers.

Sexy-Instagram-menI have an "i" for beautiful men.

*widget boy cultureCome check out my sexy Instagram...unless you're allergic to male beauty. OctThierry Pepin1

*widget boy cultureHo-bag Katy Perry sniffs at ho-bags.

*widget boy cultureScorching-hot Thierry Pepin undies snaps.

*widget boy cultureRon Howard for Hillary Clinton.

*widget boy cultureMadonna loves nature, as well as art, freedom.

*widget boy cultureClive Barker announces Hellraiser reboot.

*widget boy cultureChris Brown is still an animal.

*widget boy cultureEpitome of cool/Downtown legend Lou Reed is dead at 71

Lou reedI saw him once with partner Laurie Anderson and was too gob-smacked to say so much as hello.

 
Oct 17 2013
If The Spirit Moves You Comments (0)

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Today's the day!

Madonna

 
Oct 11 2013
Need To Know: Head Games, The Tea Party's Over, This Old Thing? + MORE Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureMarilyn Monroe's skull X-ray is up for grabs if you've got $30Kish.

*widget boy cultureChris Christie loses in court on gay-marriage stay.

*widget boy cultureHis son committed suicide, he was run over on a walk to memorialize him.

*widget boy cultureRecord low approvals for GOP and Tea Party.

*widget boy cultureFreddie Prinze Jr. a few years later.

*widget boy cultureRamona Singer's hubby Mario doesn't fire blanks.

*widget boy cultureAging a lifetime in a few moments.

Aginggif1Time goes by so quickly.

*widget boy cultureSnooki, JWOWW & RuPaul's finest at Night of the Living Drag in NYC. Drag

*widget boy cultureTom Daley and Dustin Lance Black share a cuppa Joe. (Not Jonas.)

*widget boy cultureIn the mood to pop some Frute Brute in your mouth?

*widget boy cultureDid Madonna call a moviehouse scold an "enslaver?"

*widget boy cultureRussian athletes support NOH8.

*widget boy cultureJoe Scarborough gets a (secret) divorce.

*widget boy cultureLiza Minnelli to award recipient Ann-Margret: "Can you believe we're both still alive???"

Pic #1 photo credit Richard TermineYou make me feel alive, alive, alive! Courtesy of Richard Termine.

 
Oct 09 2013
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As long as we're on the same page about stopping all bullying. More here.