11 posts categorized "DAVID MIXNER"

Feb 26 2013
Need To Know: Flying The Koop, Old Dogs, Twit & Wisdom + Why Knot? Comments (2)

C Everett KoopKoop with his Cabbage Patch mini-me. How much more '80s can it get?

*widget boy cultureLegendary Surgeon General C. Everett Koop dies @ 96.

*widget boy cultureAnderson Cooper's kitty-litter facial. Me-ow!

*widget boy cultureAng Lee took his Oscar to In-n-Out Burger. So L.A.!

*widget boy cultureOscar ratings slightly up. Was it Seth? Barbra? Boobs?

*widget boy cultureKim Kardashian & Kanye screw on a magazine cover.

*widget boy cultureCornholing...San Francisco-style!

*widget boy cultureOld Dogs & New Tricks deals with "Mood Swings":

*widget boy cultureLesbian moms confronted in TX sting.

*widget boy cultureNigel Barker on his upcoming David Mixner flick.

*widget boy cultureEllen's first underwear model.

*widget boy culture"The Twit and Wisdom of Spencer Cox."

*widget boy cultureOklahoma fights to force teachers to pass idiot pupils.

*widget boy cultureMr. & Mr. Jesse Tyler Ferguson on why "husband" matters.

JESSE-TYLER-FERGUSONKnot together

 
Feb 13 2013
Need To Know Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureMarco Rubio is against any minimum-wage law. Somalia rules! Tom-Colley3

*widget boy cultureTom Colley is scorching hot.

*widget boy culturePotential black pope (ha) A-OK with Kill the Gays.

*widget boy cultureDC Comics stands by Orson Scott Card.

*widget boy cultureNigel Barker making movie on David Mixner.

*widget boy cultureMore fake Bradley Cooper GF news.

*widget boy cultureImagine having to sit next to Ted Nugent for the SOTU?

*widget boy cultureMs. "Gays Have No Purpose" gets Billy Madisoned:

 
Dec 18 2012
Need To Know Comments (3)

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Widget boy cultureHollywood's shortest famous men, from 5'0"—5'9".

Widget boy cultureGay-for-pay Cody Cummings is NOT gay-for-pay-for-pay! Obama-guys-shirtless-Cody-Cummings

Widget boy cultureLabour split on marriage equality?

Widget boy culture10,000s march in Paris for marriage.

Widget boy culture"I'm very much in love with you" = jail.

Widget boy cultureTea Party clown selected to fill Jim DeMint's shoes.

Widget boy cultureDavid Mixner's fave photos of 2012.

Widget boy cultureHeath Hutchins is...oh, la la!

Widget boy cultureProof Madonna's still awesome.

Widget boy cultureA hunk of this or any day.

Widget boy cultureDarren Criss as shirtless Santa.

Widget boy cultureGay love in the afternoon.

Widget boy cultureJesus had two daddies?

 

NativityNo wonder the Three Wise Men brought such fabulous gifts

 
Mar 13 2012
Trump Family Values Comments (7)

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These little-dicked Trumps killing wildlife in Africa—despicable. How do you kill an elephant and cut off its tail and feel good about that? I wish that entire family nothing but the absolute worst.

 
Nov 05 2011
Homeboy Comments (2)

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At last, David Mixner's At Home with Myself: Stories from the Hills of Turkey Hollow (Magnus Books) is available. I've had the pleasure of meeting the man, interviewing him and seeing his stage debut, and anything he writes is well worth patronizing—he's probably among the top 10 figures in LGBT history. The book was written from his remote Turkey Hollow home, where fewer distractions led to more time for Mixner's characteristically deep thought and keen observation.

If you buy the book and read it, please post back here with your thoughts.

 
Sep 19 2011
Mixing It Up With Mixner Comments (1)

Last night, I was honored to be invited to David Mixner's 65th birthday/book launch Img153 party for his new work At Home with Myself: Stories from the Hills of Turkey Hollow (Magnus), held at his favoriate restaurant, the Glass House Tavern on W. 47th. It was a lot of fun, with hilarious toasts by Marylouise Oates (former L.A. Times columnist and wife of Bob Shrum) and some of Mixner's best friends.

Judith Light made the final toast, as the coconut birthday cake was cut, wishing him a full return to good health.

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Jul 29 2011
It Gets Worse...Much Worse Comments (1)

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Sen. (for now!) Scott Brown (R-Massachusetts) skipped out on the It Gets Better campaign. As David Mixner points out, it's another sign the Republicans are trying to destroy the entire concept based on its founder like liking Christianity and having a bombastic way of expressing himself. This wouldn't be the first baby Republicans tossed out with what they perceived as bathwater. It's pathetic.

 
Jul 01 2011
In The Mixner Comments (1)

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Just had a great lunch with the legendary LGBT rights warrior David Mixner. What a fascinating man. Even if he wasn't from the Appalachian story-teller tradition, the content of his stories is so compelling it would be hard to turn a deaf ear. He's as smart and funny as you'd expect and is a joyful perv—so we got along like a house afire, chatting about the 2012 Republican contenders, Rock Hudson, The Real Housewives of New York and Africa. I can't wait to see his Dixon Place show on the 18th.

 
Jun 27 2011
The Time Of Our Lives: An Interview With David Mixner Comments (0)

Davidmixner Legendary gay-rights advocate David Mixner was Bill Clinton's most trusted gay advisor until the president waffled on his promise to end the ban on military service for gay people, gifting the country with Don't Ask, Don't Tell. For decades, he's been a prominent voice in the struggle for our equal rights, a tough critic of our enemies as well as our fair-weather friends and an inspiration for everyone following the trail he's blazed.

SafariScreenSnapz001 During Dixon Places's 20th Annual Hot Festival on July 11th and 18th, Mixner will appear on stage in From the Front Porch: An Evening with David Mixner, a unique musical show about his life—and about ours. With Josh Zuckerman playing and singing his original songs to highlight the "chapters" of Mixner's life story, it's a can't-miss opportunity.

The July 11 show, a benefit for The Ali Forney Center, is all but sold out. But there are still cheap ($15!), good seats available for July 18, a performance the venue and the star hope will be especially appealing to the next generation of LGBT activists.

Boy Culture: What inspired this show—why did you want to tell your life story in this way?

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Mar 27 2011
On The Drag: The 25th Annual Night Of A Thousand Gowns Comments (4)

IMG_9829Dina Manzo and this Black Swan queen: "Perfect!"

IMG_9803 I just returned, with my at-gunpoint cameraman José, from the 25th annual Night of a Thousand Gowns, a benefit thrown by the Imperial Court of New York to honor LGBT activist David Mixner and Princess Boy author Cheryl Kilodavis that raises cash for the Trevor Project and the Ali Forney Center.

IMG_9815Ru the day: Alexis Mateo, Delta Work, Manila Luzon & Sahara Davenport

As you know, I have done drag—I made a right camp Sam Fox. However, the Imperial Court is not bullshitting around when it comes to drag. They're a serious (and seriously regimented) org; camp was in short supply even if half the sequins on the East Coast were in the Marriott with me.

IMG_9801 We arrived to find a larger-than-expected area for the press line. However, as guests began arriving—I'm not sure why some queens did the photo call and others didn't—it was apparent that NO print press showed up and very few online outlets, leaving me as the first person on the line. It was awkward, so we just began grabbing interviews where we could, either as attendees arrived or after they'd posed for the photographers. I was especially interested in (my new pal) Ally Sheedy, Honeymooners legend Joyce Randolph (who later received an award for which she was asked to kneel—not cool to ask of someone cruising toward 90, girls) and Carson Kressley...so of course not one of them did the carpet. Still, the people who did were quite diverse and easy to grab and I was able to chat with Joe of Joe.My.God. and more formally meet Mr. Broadway, Michael Cusumano.

IMG_9790Bill Cunningham (and Matthew Rettenmund) New York

I was most excited to meet and chat briefly with Bill Cunningham, the legendary IMG_9795 octogenarian fashion shooter for The New York Times. A new documentary on him (Bill Cunningham New York) is getting lots of good press, something he seemed a bit shy about when I mentioned it. "I haven't seen it," he told me, "but I understand the filmmakers deserve a lot of praise." He remembered my name when thanking me. It was fascinating to watch him work the line; so many of the queens had no idea who he was and seemed bemused when he would hand them a pad to write down their names. (This old-school method is fail-safe, though, if you want to avoid being Miss Identified.)

IMG_9809 Mike Ruiz of The A-List: New York and his partner Martin Berusch are supernice and supersexy each time I meet them. Ruiz noted that two more A-Listers are on the way for season two—and that the show was seeking supervillains. Super!

IMG_9817Don't ask—we won't tell

I grabbed Dan Choi—with a new friend, as in, a drag queen he met at the elevator, IMG_9796 on his arm—and asked him a bit about marriage equality. He's a nice guy to talk to always. I feel like he has his regular personality—a little shy, nervously joking around—and then when he speaks about serious subjects he kicks into his activist persona. It's nice that he has a sense of humor; he needs one considering the schism in the community over whether he is our new Harvey Milk or is just milking every opportunity for attention. I don't think he's a messiah (and I don't think he thinks he is, either), and I occasionally disagree with him, but I like him and there's no denying he's had a major, grassroots impact on DADT and other gay issues. And he's hot in a suit.

As a bonus, I finally got to meet LGBT activist David Mixner, a gracious dude with a righteous sense of conviction about getting 'er done, rights-wise.

Amanda LePore walked right past me as I asked to take her picture. It felt like there was no way she didn't hear me, but she was as methodical as a glacier if a bit faster about it. It was...odd.

IMG_9818Ari Gold knows how to make an entrance...

IMG_9830...but his slaveboys know a thing or two about making an exit!

IMG_9831 Ari Gold—who released his new single as "Sir Ari Gold" thanks to being knighted by this group last year—made an entrance that would have had Lady Gaga gagging with jealousy: He waltzed in clad in a gold Arabian number with two boyslaves on leashes. I hope he curbed them. I wish I'd seen the reaction of the gorgeous hospice dog that was in the house! (Dude brought his parents. He's one of the lucky ones who could do such a thing.)

He looked sexy in his version of drag, but it was soon back to the more traditional, can-I-pass-as-a-flamboyant-chick style of drag.

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