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Dec 02 2016
6-PACK — Bombing Suspect Sought + FIXER UPPER Downer + Still A Racist + Take A Great Picture, It'll Last Longer! + Tom Ford Won't Dress Melania! Comments (0)

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WIDGETPolice release image of person of interest in package bomb that harmed Philly gay man.

WIDGETFixer Upper couple's pastor is anti-gay ... is that why the show features no same-sex couples? HGTV says it's down with the gays.

WIDGETIf you call Michelle Obama “monkey face” and claim she speaks “ebonic English,” you are a racist.

Screen Shot 2016-12-01 at 6.06.52 PMBricklayer (1928) by August Sander (1876-1964)

WIDGETCheck out Time's picks for the 100 most influential photos ever. Ellen DeGeneres's Oscars selfie made the cut:

WIDGETWALL OF POUND: Modern bricklayer's rear entry.

WIDGETTom Ford, whose Nocturnal Animals will have Brian De Palma green with envy, won't dress Melania.

Nocturnal-animals-trailerThey certainly dressed the part: Amy Adams & Jake Gyllenhaal in Tom Ford's Nocturnal Animals. (Images via Focus Features)

 
Dec 01 2016
What If Vito Russo Ran For President? Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-12-01 at 4.38.51 PM(Image via Fathers)

Fascinating trailer after the jump for Fathers, a proposed short that imagines a world without HIV in which gay men were not decimated in the '80s, and in which we have not only a gay president but gay elders like Keith Haring, 59; Rock Hudson, 91; and Freddie Mercury, 70.

From a press release:

Leo Herrera, Mexican gay artist/advocate announced his latest work “Fathers,” a short film and exhibit slated for release in 2017 by kicking off fundraising efforts with the launch of the trailer for the film.

The 2-minute trailer brings awareness to World AIDS Day, gives the history of AIDS, pays tribute to many famous artists/activists and gives the world a taste of a film that Herrera hopes to fund through community support via tax deductible donations, with a portion of the proceeds supporting the GLBT Historical Society.

“What if Vito Russo ran for President? What if Mapplethorpe got into a Twitter feud with a Kardashian? What would David Wojnarowicz do about the gay executions in the Middle East? With Fathers, these are the questions I will explore with integrity, humor and history,” explained Herrera. “The tools we now have to combat HIV will give us the privilege of keeping our queer artists, but the injustices of AIDS should always live in our collective memory and more importantly in our imagination. It's the only way that we can find creative cures to the damage it caused to our culture and harness the power it gave our community to join against political forces that threatened our lives, now more than ever.”

The final project will be a “faux” documentary that Herrera describes as “HBO’s Looking meets Man in High Castle meets Beyonce’s Lemonade.” It will be produced along a team of collaborators, historians from the GLBT Historical Society, survivors, friends, lovers and family of the men featured. It will be filmed in San Francisco, New Orleans and New York. To research the political storylines for Fathers, Herrera worked on a New York art collective with Act-Up legend Avram Finkelstein (of Silence=Death campaign), and then as a campaign manager to successfully elect an LGBT activist to public office in San Francisco.

Keep reading for the trailer, and donate here ...

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6-PACK — Pence's Gayborhood + Sheriff Clarke Is Certifiable — And May Be A Trump Hire + HEY QWEEN! Get This Stuff + Special Snowflake Tomi Lahren Is Color-Blind (And Color-Deaf, Color-Dumb) + Sanders Sniffs At Carrier Deal + RIP DOLLY! Comments (0)

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WIDGETPence's D.C. neighbors troll the LGBTQ-hating veep hard with rainbow flags.

WIDGETBatshit-crazy Sheriff David Clarke may be Trump's most dangerous, unqualified, anti-LGBTQ possible hire.

WIDGETAwesome new Hey Qween! merch is here.

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WIDGETTomi Lahren is a white-winger who argues she doesn't see color. Trevor Noah isn't having it:

WIDGETSanders nails it on why Trump's Carrier deal is no deal at all.

WIDGETBehemoth Bauer acquires Australia's venerable teen mag Dolly, kills print edition. RIP, 1970-2016.

DOLLY-collector-coversAussie band In Stereo had collectible covers on a recent issue. (Images via Dolly)

 
In Honor Of World AIDS Day: Tom Andersen's YARD SALE Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-11-30 at 11.19.24 AM(Video still via Tom Andersen)

I've posted this in previous years, too, but it's always worth watching/hearing again ...

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A Pill, A Promise: On PrEP Comments (0)

Joseph Osmundson writes extensively about PrEP — his personal experience — for this week's Village Voice. Osmundson_NonfictionLike so many great essays, it's not 100% about the thing you think it's about, and there are going to be passages that most gay men will recognize.

On how AIDS has always informed his sexuality:

My generation of gay men came after the plague but before the pill. What I knew was that fifty thousand people died in the U.S. in 1995. I was thirteen. What I knew was that sex kills, that no pleasure is ever free of worry, of death. The first thing I learned about sex was Kaposi's sarcoma lesions, gaunt thirty-two-year-olds on TV. I became a gay man and a scientist with a background in microbiology and biochemistry. Viruses have always fascinated me for being so complex and yet so simple, for being so deadly with so few genes.

On the tendency to have condomless sex as soon as you're in something like a relationship:

We'd been having unprotected sex for a year. I've always had unprotected sex with my boyfriends, a sign that we cared for each other, that we had built something like trust. I insisted on couples trips to the free clinic after three months of monogamy. I loved this man in part because his sex seemed so free, so out of my control. I begged him not to put me at risk. I told him my body was in his hands. He looked me in the eye and said I could trust him. I did trust him. After I caught him cheating, we used condoms. I got tested. He said that he never had raw sex with anyone but me, that it was an intimacy I alone had earned. I believed he was telling the truth. I trusted that he only cheated safely.

Read more at the Voice.

 
Nov 30 2016
6-PACK — Hillary Honors Katy + Trump's Goldman Sachs Hires + Scalia Rightly Remembered + RIP Misterrrr Graaaaant Tinker + Anthony Michael Hall Gets Detention + You'll Keal Over At The Sight Of Thomas! Comments (0)

WIDGETHillary Clinton made a surprise appearance at a UNICEF event to honor Katy Perry.

WIDGETAfter all the B.S. about Hillary's Goldman Sachs speeches, how many of its veterans will be in Trump's Cabinet?

WIDGETBarney Frank tartly links the late SCOTUS Justice Scalia to “fag”-burning, not flag-burning.

WIDGETGrant Tinker — TV titan, co-founder of MTM Enterprises, ex-husband of Mary Tyler Moore — dies @ 90.

WIDGETAnthony Michael Hall charged with felony battery, but no one's ass cheeks were taped together.

WIDGETThomas Keal, just hanging out: 

 

Good morning ☕️🗞 it's already Wednesday this weeks flying by for me, are you having a good week?

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6-PACK — Calendar Guys + Trump Makes Romney Eat Crow + Liam Payne, Dad-To-Be + Silver Daddies + Trumping The Constitution Comments (0)

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WIDGETI COULD EAT A HORSE: Hottest vet-school calendar ever!

WIDGETAnother hot new calendar:

WIDGETAnti-Trump electors form PAC. Trump grabs a Mormon pussy over frog legs.

WIDGETOne Direction's Liam Payne made a cougar cub inside a Girl Aloud.

WIDGET#SmartSexyStrongSilver is about being an older gay man who's still got it.

WIDGETSen. Ben Cardin wants Trump to comply with the Constitution:

 
Nov 29 2016
YOU ARE, LITERALLY, THE BITCH: Nasty Jennifer Boyle Has Ranted Before Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-11-29 at 3.05.47 PM(Video still via Chicagoist)

Via Queerty: The insane woman who went on an unhinged rant at Michael's in Chicago was caught by Chicagoist in another, eerily similar rant at a coffee shop, one in which she mocked a gay employee, using an effeminate hip gesture; said they were not safe just because they were in a gay neighborhood; said that calling her a bitch was stereotyping, and she could call him something stereotyping, too (guess what?); and flaunted the fact that she had a $90K-a-year position as opposed to being a coffee shop manager.

Newsflash: She no longer has that position, and if she is this maniacal over a $1 bag (Michael's) and over forgetting her wallet (at the coffee shop), she probably has even deeper problems than being a Republican sociopath.

Trump needs to hire her as an LGBTQ liaison.

Continue reading to watch this lukewarm mess of a human being ...

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