27 posts categorized "FRANCE"

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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Sep 03 2013
Pretty On The Outside Comments (0)

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Alain Delon, himself a walking billboard for homosexuality, has slammed the idea of gay adoption. He's also quoted as saying that being gay is "against nature," and that men are here to love women, not to get "picked up by guys."

Bummer.

 
Jul 16 2013
Need To Know: MAJOR CRIMES Committed To Anti-Bullying, Criss Goes Dark For Monteith, Cher Ecstasy + MORE Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureThe cast of TV's Major Crimes comes out swinging for GLSEN.org. Gregory-Pace-Darren-Criss

*widget boy cultureUK marriage-equality bill has cleared the House of Lords!

*widget boy cultureDarren Criss sports a black ribbon for the late Cory Monteith at a Girl Most Likely Cinema Society screening.

*widget boy cultureEiffel Tower goes gay.

*widget boy cultureMarriage equality is not a done deal in the USA...yet.

*widget boy cultureCher's "Woman's World" up to #9 on the dance charts.

*widget boy cultureSusan Seidelman to talk about The Hot Flashes Movie.

*widget boy cultureA 1999 hi-res of exemplary divorcée Madonna from her Max Factor period leaks.

MadonnaPut your hands on my skin.

Darren Criss & Kristen Wiig courtesy of Gregory Pace.

 
Jul 05 2013
Need To Know: Matthew Camp Is In The Eye Of The Beholder, Putin Hates Gays More Than Anyone You Know, Britney's Boys + MORE Comments (1)

*widget boy cultureAbove: An Underwear Expert chat with Matthew Camp.

*widget boy cultureCher's comeback: "Camp is in the eye of the beholder."

*widget boy cultureRussian babies are too good for gays. Orphanages are better.

Tumblr_mp6zofUJqn1qzznnqo1_250Wasn't this her real-life cousin? They made out (at least) in real life. True story.

*widget boy cultureThe boys of Britney's videos. Pretty cool.

*widget boy cultureJustice Ginsburg won't retire to help keep her spot liberal. Rcgs

*widget boy cultureTRISEXUALITY: These sexxxy triathletes.

*widget boy cultureWhere in the world is Charles Pugh? Seattle.

*widget boy cultureFrance is spying on calls, emails and social media.

*widget boy cultureHOT: Warwick Rowing Club studs.

*widget boy cultureAlec Baldwin hates Twitter. And acting.

*widget boy cultureEx-anti-gay Tim Hardaway 1st signer of Florida Marriage Equality petition.

*widget boy cultureJustin Timberlake's "Tunnel Vision" video: Naked ladies + pot smoke.

Justin-Timberlake-Tunnel-VisionThe little wimp hires chicks to strip but doesn't show us any of his skin.

 
Jul 03 2013
Le Pen Is Le Screwed Comments (4)
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Marie Le Pen, the far-right French politician who was pissed when Madonna depicted her with a swastika on her forehead in the MDNA Tour, has had her parlimentary immunity stripped; she could be charged with inciting racial hatred against Muslims for comparing  Islamic street prayer to Germany occupying France.
 
May 30 2013
Need To Know: Bachmann Fail, Kelly vs. Gaga (Again), Behind BEHIND THE CANDELABRA + MORE Comments (2)

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*widget boy cultureAbove: Everything Michele Bachmann accomplished in Congress.

*widget boy cultureKelly Osbourne: Lady Gaga "a big hypocrite." Ht_michael_douglas_as_liberace_kb_130524_wmain

*widget boy cultureChurches abandoning Boy Scouts.

*widget boy cultureMiley Cyrus dumped by Liam Hemsworth.

*widget boy cultureAdrian Peterson's anti-gay remarks "corrosive."

*widget boy cultureFirst same-sex wedding in France is le B.F.D.

*widget boy cultureAre straight actors playing gay still a problem?

*widget boy culture1st out player in men's college b-ball:  6'7" of humility.

*widget boy cultureProof that Abe Lincoln was gay—honest!

*widget boy cultureMadonna sells her iconic (to me!) NYC condo.

*widget boy cultureA queer(er) version of Madonna's Truth or Dare hits Toronto.

Madonna-drag-Truth-DareTruth/Dare: A Satire (With Dance) is created by Salvatore Antonio & Degrassi's Adamo Ruggiero.

 
May 22 2013
Need To Know: The Art Of Being Gay; No GIFs, Ands Or Buts; Dancing Cheek To Cheek; Madonna Forever + MORE Comments (0)

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef0192aa178b9c970d-800wiAbove: "Noah's Gay Wedding Cruise: MarriageEvolved Edition" goes on sale.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0192aa178b9c970d-800wiMr. Pippin, Orion Griffiths, wins 7th Annual Broadway Beauty Pageant.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0192aa178b9c970d-800wiVirginia GOP nominee might be craziest right-winger yet.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0192aa178b9c970d-800wi"Gif" is pronounced "jif." Who knew, besides Dina Martina?

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0192aa178b9c970d-800wiGiorgio Moroder, 73 plays his first DJ set.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0192aa178b9c970d-800wiDaft Punk bonus track "Horizon" appears.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0192aa178b9c970d-800wiVia Towleroad: Man, 30, underwear-dances with himself, 20:

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0192aa178b9c970d-800wiWhy Madonna has endured for 30 years.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0192aa178b9c970d-800wiMadonna & Li'l Wayne on Nicki Minaj's road to Billboard.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0192aa178b9c970d-800wiYet another racist claims his racism wasn't racism.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0192aa178b9c970d-800wiAnti-gay nutjob's suicide note. See you in hell!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0192aa178b9c970d-800wiJailed Pussy Riot member begins hunger strike.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0192aa178b9c970d-800wiNew (gay) Dads on the Block share family photos.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0192aa178b9c970d-800wiApparently, Lance Armstrong loooves to be gang-rimmed.

Lance+Armstrong's+Bicycle+Releases+Tell-All+BiographyUm, I want in on a round, too, but Sheryl Crow was unavailable for comment.

 
May 19 2013
Need To Know: Tyson's A Knock-Out, Romney Sniffs At Obama, France's Final Oui To Marriage + MORE Comments (0)

Tyson-BallouHot Ballou

*widget boy cultureTyson Ballou is summer-ready.

*widget boy cultureBROKEN NEWS: Phylllis Diller celebrating Barbra Streisand in 2001.

*widget boy cultureMitt Romney not a fan of Barack Obama's. (Who cares?)

*widget boy cultureColorado Republican storms away angrily from Aurora victim's dad.

*widget boy cultureMarriage equality in France is a done deal.

*widget boy cultureCannes shooter: "It really appears to be a crazy guy." 

*widget boy cultureCatholic loon Bill Donhue jumps on the IRS wahhh!mbulance.

*widget boy cultureJason Bateman & Will Arnett give 'em something' to talk about:

Jason-BatemanAn arresting development.

 
May 06 2013
Ends Of The World: Paris Is For Butt Lovers Comments (1)
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Via Big Tubs: I know Manif Pour Tous is violently against marriage equality in France, but what red-blooded French homosexual wouldn't wanna put a ring on this Parisian derriere?
 
Apr 29 2013
Need To Know: Like A Prayer, Lesbian Chic Mystique, Beastie Book + MORE Comments (4)

2hommes_jason_03Music to his ears, candy to your eyes

*widget boy cultureJason Vickery strips for Thomas Synnamon.

*widget boy cultureRoss Mathews was in a prayer circle with Madonna & Britney.

*widget boy cultureSHOCK: Sarah Palin has no sense of humor, thinks she works hard.

*widget boy cultureAre gay women more accepted than gay men?

*widget boy cultureFinancial-planning essentials for gay couples.

*widget boy cultureFrance's first gay-marriage wedding fair.

*widget boy cultureOhio students stand behind fired lesbian teach.

*widget boy cultureCH-CHECK IT OUTTA THE LIBRARY: Beastie Boys memoir.

*widget boy cultureAfterElton is now "The Backlot." Yes or no?

*widget boy cultureGay billboard...funny, or homophobic?

TuiWhat is this selling? Humor, or homophobia?