3563 posts categorized "GAY ISSUES"

Nov 19 2014
Out Of Court Comments (0)

Jason-Collins

The first openly gay NBA player, Jason Collins, has announced he is retiring. It's been a year and a half since he first came out. Okay, who's next?

 
BLUE, Period: An Interview With Ricky Rebel Comments (0)
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Ricky Rebel is described as a sort of Adam Lambert/Lady Gaga hybrid, but in spite of his young age, he's been in the industry longer than both of them. I first encountered Ricky when he was in the boy No_authority_shirtless_group_in_underwear1band No Authority (pictured in underwear), a group signed to Madonna's Maverick (RIP!) and mentored by Michael Jackson.

I would've done anything for NA (and gave them crazy amounts of coverage) if only because their manager had once been in an episode of The Golden Girls, but I also really liked the boys themselves.

Ricky was a stand-out in the teen pop scene, a true showman, so it was not surprising to me 10 years later when he re-emerged as a solo artist with a major dance hit (“Geisha Dance”) and a thoughtfully crafted, musically sound point of view.

Now, Ricky is releasing The Blue Album, filled with adventurous dance music that isn't a guilty pleasure but an unqualified pleasure. He is a visual artist who does not overly rely on his admittedly fun razzle and on-stage dazzle, but one whose music you could enjoy with your eyes closed.

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I was happy to chat with Ricky all these years after we crossed paths at the teen magazine I ran; I've always wanted to do follow-up interviews with the kids I worked with, so getting to debrief one who's gone on to bigger and better things was a real pleasure...

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Nov 17 2014
He Kissed A Boy...Didn't Like It Comments (0)

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Derek Hough and Sasha Farber just kissed after their dance with Bethany Mota on Dancing With the Stars, but it's okay...they wiped their mouths in mock-disgust and then gave each other a no-homo bro-hug. Ugh, this stuff is so old.

 
Need To Know: Veteran Loses His Fight + Palin Drones On & On + Buns Of Anarchy + Adam & Leave Gays Alone! + Healthy Start + MORE! Comments (0)

Stephen-Patrick-WhitePolice claim the incident was not a hate crime. The use of fire argues otherwise, no?

*widget boy cultureNC vet Stephen Patrick White, set afire by lunatic he met at a gay bar, has died.

*widget boy cultureISIL executes many more via beheading, including another aid worker.

*widget boy cultureEven Amanda Bynes would find Sarah Palin's latest video a little out-there.

*widget boy cultureNovak is a top. I mean, he is on top.

*widget boy cultureAdam Lambert is threatened by straight popstars flirting with gays.

*widget boy cultureCharlie Hunnam flashes his primo tail.

*widget boy cultureBill Cosby will not speak to the many sexual-abuse allegations.

*widget boy cultureAll about Alex from Target. (Who did not come out as gay.)

*widget boy cultureSen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) is such a fake Democrat. Again.

*widget boy cultureBoth Reagan and one Bush used executive authority to prevent deportations.

*widget boy cultureNew Obamacare enrollment period going well.

*widget boy cultureMore Ben Cohen than you can handle.

Ben-CohenBen there!

 
Midnight Snack Comments (0)

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Nice smile, and wait'll you see his abs!

 
Nov 14 2014
Author! Author! Comments (0)

Robbie-Rogers

Inside the Robbie Rogers book-launch party. I'm sure my own book-launch bash in the spring will also attract various Amells.

 
A Dose Of Common Sense Comments (0)

Quinto

Zachary Quinto has written a personal response regarding the backlash his Out Magazine comments on PrEP and HIV received. I don't see what the uproar is about—it's as if being cautious and measured and thoughtful is the new sin.

 
MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE Film To Have NYC Debut Comments (0)
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Previously unseen images of Shepard in the gallery above

Coming to IFC (323 Ave. of the Americas) in NYC at 9:45PM on November 20 is the much-anticipated documentary Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine, directed by Michele Josue, a close friend of Shepard's.

From a press release:

OneSheet_v4_webLargeMatt Shepard is a Friend of Mine, Josue's debut and the first film helmed by someone from Matt's life, is an intimate tribute to the young man she knew, the young man behind the story that rocked the nation and caused outcry around the world in 1998. Josue's journey took her across the United States, Switzerland and Morocco and the heartfelt result has screened at over two dozen festivals worldwide with more to come.

“On October 7, 1998, University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten, tied to a fence and left to die because he was gay. Years later, Michele Josue, a close friend of Matt's, revisits the shocking case with never-before-seen photos, rare video footage, as Matt's all-too-brief life is remembered through the vivid testimonies of those whose lives he touched, from the friends and family who knew him best to the bartender who saw him on the night of the attack.

“New revelations emerge in one of the most notorious hate crimes in US history, leading to a searing, poignant, and multi-layered biographical and sociological portrait. In the end, the notion of forgiveness--embodied in the moving and courageous final act of Matt's parents--takes on truly heroic proportions.”

The film, which contains many never-before-seen images of Shepard, will be in theaters in February 2015.

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Check out the moving trailer after the jump...

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