66 posts categorized "DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT"

Nov 06 2014
Sixth Circuit Pushes Marriage Equality Back To Supreme Court Comments (0)

Breaking with an array of other courts, the Sixth Circuit has upheld—2 to 1—gay-marriage bans in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.

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This sets the stage for a near-certain Supreme Court review, which could lead to marriage equality nationwide. Or not.

By the way, check out the dissent on that Sixth Circuit farce of a decision.

 
Dec 11 2013
Heavenly Father Of The Year Comments (0)

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After reading the Top 10 contenders for Time's Person of the Year, I figured it would be either Snowden or the Pope. The Pope came out on top, with Snowden right behind him. Number three on the list was none other than gay-rights hero Edie Windsor. (Four was the monstrous Assad and five the political nonentityTed Cruz.)

 
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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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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 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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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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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 16 2013
In The OUT Door: OUT Celebrates Its OUT 100 Comments (0)
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Thursday night was the Out 100 party, celebrating Out Magazine's issue in which its editors honor 100 influential out figures from all walks, the most famous of which get the cover treatment. (This year, Edie Windsor, Jim Parsons, Lee Daniels and the very recently out Wentworth Miller made the cut.)

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I'd never been invited to this party before, and kept complaining and being told, "Next year!" Finally, I got the invite, so no way would I miss what Kenneth swears is the year's most fun party.

The venue is conducive to having a fun party with live acts (Debbie Harry was headlining, with Steve Grand, The Dolls and Charli XCX of Icona Pop fame supporting), but not so great for a red carpet. Still, Out did a nice job with a second-floor carpet, my only complaint being that the DJed party music drowned out the interviews somewhat.

I was surrounded by nice people, except for an inconsequential sourpuss who looked about 12 years old who was frowning his way through the night for ET, and being near sane individuals helps loads.

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The first person down the carpet was Sharon Needles, looking more glam (and alive) than ever. My question for everyone was to describe their best and worst coming-out experiences (see video above), but she said hers had all been good because she'd been "gay as hay-ull" since age 4 and had a supportive family who knew she liked dick. The most X-rated "awww!" ever.

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Jul 02 2013
Full Windsor: NYC Gay Pride 2013 Comments (2)
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José and I were supposed to have a big gay brunch with 10 people, but when we arrived to the eatery on Greenwich at 1PM, Grand Marshal of the Gay Pride Parade, Edie Windsor, was being driven past. Not wanting to miss the whole thing, we canceled and instead watched over an hour of the parade from a fantastic vantage point on Christopher.

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DSC02339Mayoral candidate Christine Quinn embraces supporters at a pre-Pride availability.

I know some people think they're too cool for Gay Pride. I wish they didn't. Gay Pride is a unique time of the year when one sees a true diversity of people coming together to celebrate what connects us. It is a mixture of frivolity and deadly seriousness, of politics and pecs, of drag and advocacy.

Mike-BloombergWe ran into Mayor Mike Bloomberg—Quinn's Svengali—on W. 34th, ducking into...Bebe???

I personally have fun with it each year after having skipped something like 10 years in a row a few years back.

Lesbian cop mommyLesbian mommy cop with her li'l one. Adorable!

Chest bumpA gay-lesbian chest bump.

Gimme five gay pride babyHe almost got squashed by a truck, which was not cute. But this was cute!

Gay pride hot assNothing Freudian about this at all.

Above, check out a gallery of images.

Below, some more images with caps...

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Jun 30 2013
The Gays Love Her: Christine Quinn Touts Her LGBT Support Comments (0)

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Many gay people I know are, at best, skeptical of Christine Quinn as a mayoral candidate, citing her allegiance with Mayor Bloomberg and some legislative failings  from a progressive standpoint.

But Quinn is not about to let her core drift. She'll appear today at 11:30 on 35th Street and Fifth Avenue alongside victorious DOMA warrior Edie Windsor and Robbie Kaplan, unveiling a list of over 1,700 LGBT people who are backing her up. Let's call them her Quinnions. The list includes: Neil Patrick Harris, Cheyenne Jackson, Lance Bass, George Takei, Harvey Fierstein, Urvashi Vaid and Melissa Sklarz.

When Quinn marches in today's NYC Gay Pride Parade, she'll be doing it with 500 backers, not the least of which are AFER's Rob and Michelle Reiner, Bruce Cohen and Tim Gunn.

I guess she's saying that poll-surging Anthony Weiner can suck it when it comes to gay support.

 
Jun 29 2013
Need To Know: Married To The Gay Mob, Dirty Sanchez, Soaking Up Your Son, Franco's Fave Diva + MORE Comments (10)

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*widget boy cultureChick-Fil-A's Cathy still a dumb cluck on gay issues.

*widget boy cultureICE COLD: Just like Zimmerman, his lawyer #killed it.

*widget boy cultureBaldwin denies homophobia behind his latest rant.

*widget boy cultureNYPD doubles Pride protection.

*widget boy cultureSCOTUS: "I've been married just as long as you have."

*widget boy cultureJames Franco's fave diva? "Madonna. She rules."

*widget boy cultureHow to get Madonna's MDNA makeup

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*widget boy cultureMadonna's Rocco "ready to die" for #secretproject?

*widget boy cultureDrake Jensen's "Scars" video takes on bullying.

*widget boy cultureGay Pride remix of Martha Wash's "It's My Time."

*widget boy cultureTricking Bieber fans = shooting fish in a barrel.

*widget boy cultureGorgeous "Heart of Glass" remix.

*widget boy cultureSupersexy, taboo-ish Adore trailer.

*widget boy cultureNew LGBT-targeted I LOVE NEW YORK site.

*widget boy cultureBernhard, Thompson, DeLaria = So Over the Rainbow.

*widget boy cultureSKINNYFATTIES: Gay-owned tailoring biz modernizes ties.

*widget boy cultureCan someone modernize Evangelicals?

*widget boy cultureMale models frolic in the tropics.

*widget boy cultureMARK SANCHEZ'S BUTT. That is all.

*widget boy cultureThe hysterical Jackie Hoffman is at 54 Below Sundays in July.

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Jun 27 2013
Edie For Mayor Comments (0)
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I showed up late to the NYC rally in front of the Stonewall to celebrate the "double rainbow" ruling by the Supreme Court today, which struck down DOMA on the merits and voided Prop 8 based on standing. As I left the subway, I could hear Christine Quinn braying, but she was done when I stepped up to the front. (Or as close the front as I was gonna get—nice crowd!)

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I did catch Edith Windsor thanking us for every ounce of our support and theorizing that the AIDS crisis crystallized LGBT strength and that her battle for equality on our behalf has cemented things even further. Lovely woman, and an honor simply to be on the same street as her on such a historic day.

Less inspiring was seeing desperate "WEINER FOR MAYOR" and "LIU FOR MAYOR" signs, although they learned their lesson when Windsor endorsed Quinn right in front of them!

Photos in the gallery above and some sketchy video below...

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