239 posts categorized "GENDER"
Kathy Griffin is taking over for Joan Rivers after all.
Syrian bombing campaign disrupted imminent terrorist attacks—U.S.
Get Mr. Brainwashed!
He looks awesome in his underwear.
State senator is gay: Get over it!
3 attackers to be charged in Philly gay-bashing.
Aaron Carter gives up the ghost on Hilary Duff.
How is this psychic drag queen's name not Crystal Balls???
Justice Ginsburg blames Justice Kennedy for abortion restrictions.
Ken Burns scrubs gayness from The Roosevelts.
Damiana Garcia's motives are Transparent.
Barbra Streisand makes history at #1.
New Madonna music said to be “wicked.”
I'm at 200 backers!!!
Joan Crawford last seen in public 40 years ago this week.
Facebook will purge all drag queens' profiles w/o birth names.
40 (!) years of Blondie.
100 (!) orgasms a day = a nightmare.
Very interesting piece on Joan Rivers that views her work's cruelty (come on, you know it's true) through a feminist lens. I responded to it. I don't really have a lot of intellectual respect for any responses that go, Fuck her! She doesn't get Joan! Joan was fierce!-level replies. I do think there is a lot to unpack in Rivers's work, even if Rivers herself didn't enjoy delving into it on that level—CNN, much? But I also think that beyond looking at what humor means, which is fair, once you start acting as if humor is identical to serious debate, you run into trouble, as does the author of this thoughtful it not exactly rah-rah piece on Rivers. But it's a compelling read.
On a related note: Kathy Griffin says she wasn't considered for Craig Ferguson's late-night gig because they told me they weren't considering women, and she recalls Joan Rivers in this clip of her new interview with Larry King...
David Fincher to do TV series based in the world of 1980s music video-making.
Kylie joins Nick Cave @ Koko for “Where the Wild Roses Grow”.
Is The Mysteries of Laura the fall's worst new show?
Cazwell's “Dance Like You Got Good Credit” is a smart investment.
Slant hates on Lady Gaga. Fans react in the comments.
Check out his (above) underwear here.
Philly drag queen lampoons 9/11 and Muslims on 9/11.
I am 50% funded one week in...have you met my Kickstarter yet?
Facebook doubles down: Meets with, shades drag queens.
Taylor Swift airs out her pussy.
Lunatic Mayor Rob Ford is now battling deadly cancer.
Even the Senate's handful of Republican women voted in lock-step against it, saying it's an unnecessary law and that women are already adequately protected.
BOY CULTURE REVIEW: ***1/2 out of ****
Sylvester (September 6, 1947—December 16, 1988) was a force of nature—he forced his nature on a world that was at times unwilling to accept him for the person he didn't choose to be, and for the person he chose to be. It's hard to imagine Sylvester's brand of authenticity bringing him success in the 1970s, but he had a good imagination because success is what he had. With some indelible disco classics and a refusal to play the game required of most other popular singers, he became a gay icon and an inspiration in his short life—he died of AIDS at 41.
In Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, Anthony Wayne (who also wrote the book and is co-director and co-producer with his partner Kendrell Bowman) resurrects Sylvester, doing a damn fine job of disproving any notion that Sylvester was inimitable. In a performance that's informed by Wayne's obvious respect for the icon, he recalls without mimicking Sylvester's piercing falsetto in a string of soaring musical numbers that draw from the entertainer's entire oeuvre.
I would characterize this gentleman, without knowing how he would characterize himself, as a crossdresser; I see him from time to time in my neighborhood, always sporting sheer, revealing (but in a what?-I-had-no-idea-officer! way) women's clothing without makeup or any other nods to femininity.
This day, the wind caught his flowing blue scarf (which was completely see-through, but which doesn't register in the image) at this moment and it just looked so interesting against the food court, I snapped. It has a luxurious feel to it even now.
As you may or may not have heard, Facebook is cracking down on drag queens and other performers not using their legal names on their accounts. As James St. James—sorry, James Clark—points out, this is absurd:
“Fucking Facebook. Shutting down my account until I change my name back to James Clark. Fucking ridiculous. Are they doing this to Lady Gaga or Whoopi Goldberg or whoever? And what if I identified as Jane Clark? Would they force me to post as a gender I didn't identify as? Who else is experiencing this and what can you do?”
It's discriminatory and insulting and it's a policy that should change. By all means, make someone submit their legal name when signing up, but why shouldn't we be able to use stage names or nicknames to identify ourselves publicly?