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May 17 2016
Elton John On NC Law: PEOPLE HAVE A FUNDAMENTAL DESIRE—AND A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT—TO BE TREATED FAIRLY Comments (0)

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Sir Elton John is not my favorite public figure to be sure, but he should be applauded for contributing a heartfelt essay on the outrageous North Carolina HB2 law that has roiled the nation.

Writing for The Hill, John argues:

But what’s worse than the discriminatory bill itself, and the millions in taxpayer dollars [Gov. Pat] McCrory is wasting to defend it, is that the governor signed it after admitting he had never met a transgender person. Although McCrory later walked his statement back, the message he sent was clear: the actual experiences of transgender people have no place in a debate over their basic rights.

John goes on to say:

Shouldn’t our elected officials be able to say the same about the problems they’re trying to solve? Stigma and shame drive some of the biggest problems facing society’s most marginalized populations. An unacceptably high percentage of LGBT teens are severely bullied. Only 30 percent of Americans with HIV reach viral suppression, many too ashamed to seek appropriate care. The transgender homicide rate is at an all-time high, driven by fear and prejudice.

To address these problems, our leaders must first acknowledge their existence, as well as the existence of the people affected. And yes, that starts with bathrooms.

In summary, the man who was once fine with civil unions (and once married to a woman!) offers this powerful statement:

McCrory and others who support these discriminatory bathroom bills need to reverse course, but moreover, they need a lesson in compassion. They need to recognize the existence of trans people, and they need to acknowledge that all people have a fundamental desire—and a fundamental right—to be treated fairly.

Bravo, Sir Elton.

 
May 16 2016
Aydian Dowling Is Toronto Pride's Grand Marshal Comments (0)

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Aydian Dowling, the trans bodybuilder who made waves by placing in Men's Health's search for a cover model and by landing the cover of GT , will serve as Pride Toronto's 2016 International Grand Marshal.

Good pick!

 
6-PACK/politics — Elizabeth Warren Taylor Swift-Boats Trump + Obama: IGNORANCE IS NOT A VIRTUE + Warren Called POCAHONTAS + Could Georgia Go Blue? + CIA Aided In Mandela's Capture + Target Targeted By Anti-Trans Nuts! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureElizabeth Warren blasted Trump in a commencement speech (natch), and also quoted ... Taylor Swift?! “Haters going to hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.”

*widget boy cultureBarack Obama also took on “anti-intellectual” Trump in a commencement speech: “Ignorance is not a virtue.”

*widget boy cultureSpeaking of which, Trump branded Warren “Pocahontas,” showing his morphing from “caveman-lite” to “presidential” isn't going well.

*widget boy cultureGeorgia is coming close to flipping blue for the first time since the last Clinton ran in 1992.

*widget boy cultureA former CIA operative has gone on the record saying that he, and the U.S., helped South Africa locate Nelson Mandela—who was then imprisoned for 27 years. Ick.

*widget boy cultureInsane religious zealots are taking over Targets to protest the company's hardline stance on allowing people to pee in whichever restroom they feel more comfy: 

 
May 15 2016
6-PACK/glaad media awards video — Mariah Carey, Caitlyn Jenner, Aziz Ansari, Laverne Cox, Connie Britton @ The GLAAD Awards! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-05-15 at 9.55.59 PMDiane Sawyer, David Sloan & Caitlyn Jenner (Video still via GLAAD)

*widget boy cultureDiane Sawyer, producer David Sloan & Caitlyn Jenner accept award for THAT interview: VIDEO.

*widget boy cultureNashville's Connie Britton decries passage of the Tennessee bill that allows therapists to deny treatment to LGBT people: VIDEO.

*widget boy cultureMariah Carey thanked God for Lee Daniels, flashed her big-ass diamond and invented a new definition for LGBTQ: VIDEO.

Screen Shot 2016-05-15 at 10.11.25 PMMariah vamps. (Video still via GLAAD)

*widget boy cultureAlex Newell had the unenviable task of singing “Hero” to Mariah Carey in real time ... and she smiled: VIDEO.

*widget boy cultureAziz Ansari goofs up, then presents to Jim Obergefell after finding out he can't also sing “Hero”: VIDEO.

*widget boy cultureLaverne Cox shows why she is the hostess with the most-est — she was really on: VIDEO.

Screen Shot 2016-05-15 at 10.00.29 PMLaverne Cox (Video still via GLAAD)

 
6-PACK/politics — Trump's Tax-Return Dodge + Trump's Bleak Prospects + Billionaire-On-Billionaire Love + Will Ryan Roll For Trump? + Anti-Trans Goon Clueless On Where People Should Pee + Bernie Madness In NV! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureDonald Trump is the first presidential candidate since 1976 who has refused to produce his tax returns. Hillary's ad (above) underscores his diarrhetic lies on the topic.

*widget boy cultureThe electoral map is bleak for a Republican seeking the presidency. WaPo thinks it's downright daunting for Trump. Experts think Hillary will get 300+ electoral-college votes.

*widget boy cultureOgre-like Vegas moneyman Sheldon Adelson has pledged $100 million to help elect fellow revolting billionaire Donald Trump POTUS. (P.S. He loves Gingrich ... veep?)

*widget boy cultureSpeaker Ryan will likely roll over for Trump, but for right now, he's saying GOP unity could take a while ... won't answer if Trump is someone his kids could look up to!

*widget boy cultureFamily Research Council stooge Travis Weber is so sure he's against Obama's directive on trans people ... yet has no idea which bathroom they should use.

*widget boy cultureSaturday's Nevada Democratic convention devolved into chaos, with Sanders supporters booing Barbara Boxer and disrupting the proceedings:

 
Of RuPAUL'S DRAG RACE, Ru Say: I DON'T THINK THE SHOW COULD EVER GO MAINSTREAM Comments (0)

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I love RuPaul and never miss an episode of RuPaul's Drag Race, but I'm not sure I 100% agree with him regarding his assessment of his juggernaut.

Talking to ABC News, he says:

I don't think the show could ever go mainstream because drag is the antithesis of the matrix. You know, the matrix says, “Pick an identity and stick with it. Because I want to sell you some beer and shampoo and I need you to stick with what you are so I'll know how to market it to you.” Drag is the opposite. Drag says, “Identity is a joke.”

I think his show is very successful, but isn't really underground. The fans are mainstream-skewing gay guys and mainstream females. It also sells products to people with pretty set identities. Not that that's a criticism; I just think maybe drag of yore is what RuPaul has in mind, while Adore Delano is really pretty mall-friendly. Even Bob the Drag Queen would be right at home on The Late Late Show.

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But regardless, what gay man can't relate to the Ru who says this:

I'm ambitious. I've always been an ambitious person and I love creating things. I love taking something apart, figuring out how it works and getting in there and making it my own. So I love writing and making music and performing. And I love a challenge.

Let's put on a show!

More Ru here.

 
May 14 2016
6-PACK — TICKLED To Death + Size Matters + Ellen Serves Some LEMONADE + Texas Dead-Against Bathroom Privileges + Meet Joe Allen + Facial Rejuvenation! Comments (0)

TickledI'm certain this tickles your fancy—but can you take it? (Film still via Horseshoe Films)

*widget boy cultureTickled is a new documentary about men who compete for the title of being able to stand tickling the longest ... and whose motto is, “No homo.”

*widget boy cultureWhat man doesn't hate condoms? And what's worse than when the condom doesn't fit? Good news for all you horses out there. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureEllen DeGeneres was in Beyoncé's Lemonade—did you miss her? Oh, and Becky with the good hair's got zilch on Wanda with the good (?!) weave: 

*widget boy cultureTexas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has made it clear that he'd rather give up billions in aid for poor students than let trans students use their bathrooms of choice.

*widget boy cultureGreat piece on Joe Allen, proprietor/namesake of one of my favorite NYC restaurants. Also uniquely NYC: Free huggers demanding tips, punching you in the face.

*widget boy cultureTrans activist Rajee lived for 10 years with cement-like nodules in her face following black-market injections—check out her transformation.

Screen Shot 2016-05-14 at 12.39.27 PMFresh face (Video stills via Botched)

 
May 13 2016
6-PACK — Too Gay-Cool For School + Andrew Lloyd Webber Wants To Scratch Nicole Scherzinger's Eyes Out + NC Squatter + Gay Parents' Adoption Nightmare + Hairy Situation + ROCKY HORROR PICTURE No! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureNatty gay alum asked to dress down for event, does so, is still asked to leave. WTF? 

*widget boy cultureAndrew Lloyd Webber's claws come out over Nicole Scherzinger choosing The X Factor over Cats on Broadway. (Cats, the worst musical EVER.)

*widget boy cultureTrans woman swears she will “piss in all the wrong bathrooms” in North Carolina. You gotta-go, gotta-go, gotta-go, girl!

57339fde2200004207256584Manifest Pussy will not take this insult standing up! (Image via Manifest Pussy)

*widget boy cultureThe trials and tribulations experienced by a Kidz Bop producer and his actor husband as they tried to adopt in the U.S.

*widget boy cultureIf you like black men and body hair and feel you rarely get to see both when cruising online, here you go.

*widget boy cultureStill more Rocky Horror Picture Show stills reveal how far off FOX & Kenny Ortega seem to be.

RockyhorrorfoxStaz Nair as Rocky—complete with blond highlights (Image via Entertainment Weekly/FOX)

 


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