86 posts categorized "GAY BASHING"

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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Aug 25 2013
Need To Know: RIP Julie Harris, Donatella Her About It, Divas On Parade + MORE Comments (0)

Julie_Harris-2Harris in East of Eden (1955) with James Dean.

*widget boy cultureActress Julie Harris dies at 87.

*widget boy cultureMadonna is possessed by the demon of adultery.

*widget boy cultureSigned Madonna print raises $7,700 for Raising Malawi. Upsize Small

*widget boy cultureIt might be Time to Upsize.

*widget boy cultureLady Gaga's ARTPOP has a song about Donatella Versace.

*widget boy cultureAlison Moyet on her new music & the state of music today.

*widget boy cultureAll the best MTV Video Music Awards performances.

*widget boy cultureRep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) vs. the Supreme Court.

*widget boy cultureSizzling undies calendar vs. Russia's anti-gay laws.

*widget boy cultureTransgender New Yorker Islan Nettles beaten to death.

Islan-NettlesMurdered for being different.

 
Aug 20 2013
Need To Know: We$tboro Fail, Gold Medal In Bullshit, Out In Africa + MORE Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureAbove: Ke$ha's backup dancers pwn Westboro.

*widget boy cultureGov. Chris Christie (R-New Jersey) will "reluctantly" sign bill banning ex-gay therapy. SarriaWW2uniform_1

*widget boy cultureDavid Beckham strips down again.

*widget boy cultureDavid Arquette admits he's fallen off the wagon.

*widget boy cultureGay-rights legend José Julio Sarra passes away at 91.

*widget boy cultureGay bashings in NYC may double this year.

*widget boy cultureAmerican Horror Story: Coven details.

*widget boy cultureHarvey Milk oratorio to debut in 2014.

*widget boy cultureBlack gay Republican running (for office) in Texas.

*widget boy cultureRussian sports minister says anti-gay laws won't "infringe on" Olympics.

*widget boy cultureGay Somali refugees can't go back: "It will be a massacre."

 *widget boy cultureCher's about to drop a video for "Woman's World." It looks like it was a fun set:

CherBreaking news: Cher's back.

 
Aug 15 2013
Another Gay Bashing In NYC Comments (0)

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A gay couple holding hands was viciously attacked after leaving a late show at Clearview Cinemas (now Bow Tie) in Chelsea. Michael Felenchak and Peter Notman heard anti-gay slurs and then were beaten up by six men. None were apprehended.

Peter-NotmanNotman shows off his injuries. Both men were treated in the emergency room and released.

Felenchak says:

"They just came up and they hit Peter like this and they just hit me like this. They hit me so hard that I fell on the ground, and they were kicking and punching me. And those were the first two guys, and then four guys came out of nowhere."

People who do this are worse than animals. They need to be arrested and tossed in jail for 20 years. An unprovoked, violent, bias-driven assault is a sign of a sociopath. I'm hopeful that since there were witnesses, the "men" will be caught and face a stiff sentence when convicted.

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Christine-QuinnNew York City mayoral candidate City Council Speaker Christine Quinn appeared at an early-morning press conference with the victims, asserting that this kind of violent acting out will never push gays back into the closet. With righteous indignation, she grasped Notman's face to show the damage, telling viewers who may still think of gay bashing as something humorous, light and/or a good idea:

"This is no joke...They were walking. Home. From. A. Movie."

 
Aug 13 2013
Sticker Shock: Amazon's Anti-Gay Novelty Item Comments (5)

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With thanks to Daniel: Amazon needs to check itself if it's accepting merchandise like this: A window decal for your car that makes fun of gay bashing. A mob of guys carrying bats and with balled fists chases a balletically frightened fairy figure in this novelty item available on the site. As an added bonus, it's: "Proudly made in the USA (by Americans)!"

Disgusting.

 
Aug 07 2013
Need To Know: Uru-gay Marriage, Owl Be Seeing You, Hog Bosses + MORE Comments (0)

Article-2385226-1B28922B000005DC-278_634x422Even though the signs that say "DON'T TOUCH" are in English...

*widget boy cultureFINGERED: American tourist damages priceless statue in Florence.

*widget boy cultureThe happiest Vine ever.

*widget boy cultureUruguayan gays rush to get hitched.

*widget boy cultureStallone v. Willis leads to TKO (Twitter knock-out).

*widget boy cultureGeorge Takei: Move the Olympics.

*widget boy cultureGay teen tortured in Russia dies.

*widget boy cultureBlinking owl = cutest thing you'll see today.

*widget boy cultureGay biker culture.

Motorcycle-kissBorn to ride this way.

 
Jul 28 2013
Head Games Comments (1)
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Austin Head, an out gay HIV-positive man who was gay-bashed last year is running for City Countil in District 4 in Phoenix, AZ. His story is quite compelling already, but his campaign signs are definitely eye-catching, wouldn't you say?

Video interview after the jump...

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Jul 25 2013
From Russia With Hate: 36 Reasons Russia's Anti-Gay Laws Are A Human Rights Crisis Comments (1)
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From Buzzfeed, a must-see gallery.
 
Jul 08 2013
Ain't The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name Grand? Comments (12)

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If I were Grand, I'd consider a legal letter RE the defamatory, leading headline.

Sorry, it isn't going to be all Steve Grand, all the time around here, but this piece at Bilerico really struck me as something worth writing about.

Mark S. King, writing for Bilerico, certainly has a right to criticize any artist he likes, even budding gay ones. Also, I share his belief that words and images mean things, even—maybe especially—when it comes to silly pop songs. But I was really taken aback by his brutal comments against Steve Grand's "All-American Boy" song and video, found here.

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Jun 26 2013
Sad About Marriage Equality, The World's Tiniest Violin Is Playing Just For Him Comments (2)

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Via Scott Heim: It's always interesting seeing how far people infested with hate will go in their public statements. If I had a job as a violin instructor at a music conservatory, I might not publicly call trangender people monsters, suggest pro-choicers should have their spinal cords snipped and rail against marriage equality. It's hard to believe the guy isn't a father! All those excellent genes going to waste.

People like him think that when others react negatively to their free speech, it's censorship. It's not. He gets to have the free speech, he just has to let others have theirs. And he has to hope his employer is not embarrassed by his disgusting, violent contempt for humanity.

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