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Oct 15 2016
A Not-So-Beautiful Day In The Gayborhood Comments (0)

Racial tensions are thick in Philadelphia's so-called Gayborhood following the anonymous release of audio capturing a white bar owner using slurs while slamming POC for being the only ones to ever ask for free drink tickets.

Oner of ICandy Darryl DePiano has copped to making the remarks, but apologized, writing on Facebook in September:

As many of you know me and know that I am always striving for diversity, and always willing to listen, learn and grown myself, my business and my team. This was an EXTREMELY Poor Choice I made on my own many years ago and I definitely learned and continue to learn each day. I SINCERELY and Truthfully Apologize to all my Friends, Valued Customers, and Everyone that I Hurt and Offended.

I don't really buy that; he was not saying something politically incorrect, it was not a slip of the tongue, he was arguing a point back on the premise that black people are cheap and a pain in his ass—that's deeper than an off-color remark. Listen to the audio at the top of that post—that's a man very comfortable with being a racist pig.

The story on NBC News about the tensions quotes many about the oppressive atmosphere in the Gayborhood, which I imagine is a similar feeling in lots of spaces gay POC seek out.

Even the mayor has chimed in, releasing a statement that reads, in part:

There is no denying that racism and discrimination is an issue within the LGBT community. The Gayborhood should be a sanctuary for all in the LGBT community, but sadly not everyone is welcome at some of its institutions.

This racist or racially exclusionary vibe (black patrons report being carded more frequently and say some establishments ban things like Timberland boots (why???) and hooded sweatshirts (why???) in an effort to weed them out) is something white gay people have to admit exists and have to be open to talking about. We have enough enmity coming at us from Trump's anti-gay, anti-POC, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, anti-woman insurrectionists without adding to the problem by pretending it doesn't exist.

Oct 14 2016
6-PACK — Luke Evans Protecting His Gayness + WaPo Is With Her! + Pence: FECKLESS Driver + Trump Jr. Slams Women Who Object To Sexual Harassment + Happy B'Day, BJ! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureNewly single Luke Evans isn't “embarrassed” by being gay, but he won't talk about it. Because privacy.


*widget boy cultureThe Washington Post endorses Hillary Clinton “without hesitation,” not just 'cuz Trump is “dreadful.”

*widget boy cultureTrump says he didn't attack Natasha Stoynoff: “You take a look, look at her ... I don't think so.”

*widget boy cultureMike Pence answers 11-year-old girl's body-shaming question with lecture about “feckless” Hillary:

*widget boy cultureDonald Trump Jr. says women should put up with sexual harassment or they don't belong in the workforce:

*widget boy cultureGuess how old Greg Evigan is?

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Oct 13 2016
6-PACK — Parish Prez Who Sexted 17-Year-Old Won't Do It Again + Miss Utah Recalls Trump's Passes + If Hillary Were Like Trump + Miss Teen USA Told Trump DOESN'T LIKE BLACK PEOPLE + Quick & Dirty + Transition Team! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureVIDEO: Married parish prez Mike Yenni admits to sexting 17-year-old guy, asks to keep job.

*widget boy cultureFormer Miss Utah—an unlikely state where Hillary is surging—recalls “gross” unwanted kisses from Trump.

*widget boy cultureIf Hillary sexually harassed men like Trump sexually harasses women ...

*widget boy cultureMiss Teen USA 2010 says she was told Trump “doesn't like black people.”

*widget boy cultureMy dirty Tumblr is particularly filthy lately. (Work Unfriendly — A Lot)

*widget boy cultureMeet Gavin Grimm, who is 17 and transitioning from female to male in high school — AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Oct 11 2016

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Miley Cyrus speaks to Ramin Setoodeh of Variety (yes, the guy who once wrote that Sean Hayes couldn't play straight) about Donald Trump (If you could ever consider Donald Trump, you never understood Bernie in the first place.), her activism and her gender and sexual orientation.

Saying she started to understand LGBTQ issues starting in “the fifth or sixth grade,” she asserts:

My first relationship in my life was with a chick.

She also says of her gender:

Once I understood my gender more, which was unassigned, then I understood my sexuality more. I was like, “Oh — that’s why I don’t feel straight and I don’t feel gay. It’s because I’m not.”

More specifically on her sexual orientation:

My mom is like an ’80s rock chick — big blonde hair, big boobs. She loves being a girl. I never felt that way. I know some girls that love getting their nails done. I fucking hated it. My nails look like shit. I don’t wax my eyebrows. I never related to loving being a girl. And then, being a boy didn’t sound fun to me. I think the LGBTQ alphabet could continue forever. But there’s a “P” that should happen, for “pansexual.”

In the same piece, she disses the Kardashians, which will likely be the element that gets the most play, but as a former teen-mag editor who has worked with and interviewed Miley Cyrus, it blows my mind the progress we are making in the arena of having major public figures speak frankly about their gender and sexuality.

Good-Intentioned & Well-Strung: A Song & Video About Gun Violence Comments (0)

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Well-Strung's new song and video, “21 Guns (feat. Pachelbel's Canon),” takes on gun violence, especially as it pertains to LGBTQ rights. 

Perfect, albeit somber, listening and viewing on National Coming Out Day ...

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Sexy Garrett Clayton: OUT/In Comments (0)

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Disney Channel star Garrett Clayton is doing what most kid stars do ASAP—he's ditching that label by embracing the total opposite, playing gay-porn star Brent Corrigan in King Cobra.

He's also politely dodging questions about his sexual orientation, which is fairly ironic considering it's National Coming Out Day and the piece in question is a new Q&A with Out. The magazine's very name takes for granted the importance of being publicly honest about one's orientation

Clayton says:

I don’t really like talking about my personal life. I like a certain amount of veil. I’ve been very lucky this year. I haven’t been brought down because people are focused on who I’m dating, what I’m eating, or what handbag is the best handbag — that’s so cheap to me. But if others want to open up about their personal lives, that is their choice. It’s not for me to judge.

Not wild about this kind of evasion when directly asked.


Happy Coming Out Day: Watch ALL MY GAY FRIENDS ARE GETTING MARRIED Comments (0)

Today is National Coming Out Day, and there's no better way to celebrate than by watching some of the gay content available that would have been unheard of 10 years ago.

Start with ABC's new digital series All My Gay Friends Are Getting Married, a fun talker from World of Wonder (RuPaul's Drag Race) hosted by The View alum Michelle Collins. In it, she hosts guests talking about gay marriage in a way that shows how far we've come since it was a plot twist on Friends. (Remember?!)

From a press release:

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Check it out: 

Check out ABC Digital's YouTube channel for more.

6-PACK —Christian Slater Feels The Fear + Mark Burnett Won't/Can't Release New Old Trump Tapes + FL Voter Registration Extended + OMG, She Hates Hillary + There Go The Judge + The Itch Is Back! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureChristian Slater felt “the fear” of playing gay in King Cobra, did it anyway. Gee, thanks!

*widget boy cultureMark Burnett claims he has no right to release damaging video of Trump from The Apprentice.

*widget boy cultureNice try, Rick Scott, but voter registration will be extended in FL by at least 24 hours.

*widget boy cultureGod-fearing woman sticks up for Trump 'cuz God used harlots to make a point, too: 

*widget boy cultureJudge Jeanine Pirro can't support Trump without a TelePrompTer. Also, something in her hair.

*widget boy cultureGeorge Burgess scratches his balls.

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