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Feb 17 2017
Katy Perry Announces CHAINED TO THE RHYTHM Video Preem With Arty Promo Comments (0)

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Never paid a huge amount of attention to Katy Perry. I remember loving the sound of her first album, questioning “Ur So Gay,” not liking Teenage Dream much and even getting a note from her publicist asking why on earth I didn't have a Katy Perry category on my blog.

Yeah, that's how long I've been around — long enough that I remember a time when Katy Perry's publicist cared about Boy Culture for a hot second.

But I definitely like her more esoteric, melodramatic songs, and I am utterly hooked on “Chained to the Rhythm” after initially being fairly unmoved. I feel like it has a propulsive pop beat reminiscent of delightful junk like “Rock On” by Michael Damian and “The Safety Dance,” yet the music is so “Ain't Nobody” by Rufus & Chaka Khan. Plus, the lyrics are smart and provocative considering she's supposed to be fluff and nothing more.

I can not get the chorus out of my head — and I don't even like music anymore!

Now, after that totally distracting lyric video, it looks like February 21 will be the drop date for her official video, at least according to a mysterious announcement (what else?) video, which also features a George Takei voice-over ...

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Dec 22 2016
North Carolina Republicans Fail To Repeal Anti-LGBTQ H.B. 2 Comments (0)

The Republican-controlled North Carolina legislature has reneged on a promise to repeal the state's disgusting anti-LGBTQ law, H.B. 2, even after the city of Charlotte repealed it's LGBTQ rights measure in anticipation of the rollback.

You can tell a Republican is lying when their lips are moving, but that doesn't go far enough — I think they lie in their dreams, too. I wish more would lie in state. North Carolina's going to have a tough slog ridding itself of the lasting effects of the outgoing administration's last-second power grab, let alone the ill effects of enacting H.B. 2 in the first place.

 
Sep 17 2016
Takei It Away!: George Takei Zings Donald Trump (Constantly) Comments (0)

George Takei has been on fire this election season. Actually, he's been on fire since he met the second love of his life, social media.

His attacks on Donald Trump are always pithy and devastating, not least of which his answer to Trump's ludicrous claim that President Obama is somehow not working when he's campaigning for Hillary Clinton:

As Commander-in-Chief, he is sworn to protect us from threats both foreign and domestic. You, sir, are the latter.

You're hired, George. For whatever job you like.

 
Jul 09 2016
6-PACK — Scream, Queen! + RIP Sharon Douglas + Comey's Overreach + Dems For $15 Minimum Wage + STAR TREK BEYOND Disappointed In Takei + Baton-Twirling Sensation! Comments (0)

CHellraiser.dildo *widget boy cultureTHE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL & TOOK A POUNDING: Adult toys meet horror-movie posters. (Work Unfriendly, don't go in the basement)

*widget boy cultureAn engrossing obit for radio, film & TV actress Sharon Douglas, who died in June @ 95.

Screen Shot 2016-07-09 at 11.06.52 AMSharon Douglas: October 16, 1920-June 18, 2016 (Images via Producers Releasing Corp.)

*widget boy culture“I don't think even J. Edgar Hoover ever did this”: The ways in which the FBI's Comey overstepped with his Hillary comments.

*widget boy cultureBELATEDLY FEELING THE BERN: Dems adopt Bernie's $15 minimum wage.

*widget boy cultureStar Trek Beyond cast disappointed by George Takei's disappointment that Sulu is gay in the new installment of the movie series.

*widget boy cultureThis bitch is making baton-twirling into the new drag. Love every second of it.

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Jul 07 2016
6-PACK — Boldly Going Where Lots Of Men Have Gone Before + Do What U Want With Zac's Body + Comey On Hillary: It Would've Been Unreasonable To Prosecute + Trump's Son-In-Law's Brood P.O.ed + YA Novel Has Gay Lead + NO MONEY? Problems! Comments (0)

SuluGeorge Takei's all like ... (Image via CBS)

*widget boy culture'MO, MY!: Sulu will be revealed to be a gay dad in the next Star Trek film.

*widget boy cultureCo-star on working with Efron: “One of my gay friends really appreciates when I send him casual shirtless pics of Zac from set. I try not to objectify him, but it’s hard.”

*widget boy cultureFBI Dir. Comey faces enraged Republicans in Congress on Hillary: “My conclusion was and remains that no reasonable prosecutor would bring this case.”

*widget boy cultureTrump's son-in-law Jared Kushner defended him against charges of anti-Semitism, now Kushner's family is offended he used their Holocaust story to do so.

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*widget boy cultureYA novel has gay teen protagonist: “I was most interested in telling a story with a gay protagonist whose sexuality is presented as just one piece of a much larger whole ...”

*widget boy cultureGalantis's “No Money” sums up my summer — after the jump ...

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Jun 16 2016
6-PACK — BROADWAY BARES On Demand + Friendly Skies + Jamaican A.G. Dishonors Orlando Dead + Republicans Spit In Face Of Orlando Dead + Nick Jonas Advertises Firm Booty + YOU CAN PEE NEXT TO ME! Comments (0)

13450859_10153452491796152_1716994846620615283_nPledge to help Mark MacKillop reach his charitable goal here. (Image via Mark MacKillop)

*widget boy cultureThe June 19 Broadway Bares installment will be TV-oriented with a “brand-nude spin.” Plus, Laverne Cox landed Rocky Horror from last year's perf.

*widget boy cultureHow an Orlando victim's grandma was treated on a JetBlue flight will bring you to tears.

*widget boy cultureJamaica's A.G. has a problem with the U.S. embassy raising a rainbow flag in honor of Orlando. I, in turn, have a problem with Jamaica's A.G.

*widget boy cultureIn the shadow of the Orlando mass shooting, Republicans blocked a gay-rights bill in the House. Fuck you, Gays for Trump.

Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 12.42.10 AMNick was ambivalent about the idea of furries. (Video still via Bravo)

*widget boy cultureNick Jonas tells Andy Cohen he absolutely likes getting spanked: “I've got a firm ass.”

*widget boy cultureOkay with trans people in the bathroom? Urine good company: George Takei agrees! Shirt benefits Equality NC.

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Jun 12 2016
Gay-Targeted Mass Shooting In Orlando Linked To Radical Islam Comments (0)

UPDATE: NBC News is reporting that Mateen called 911 moments before he began shooting in order to pledge allegiance to the leader of ISIS.

Evidence is mounting that Omar Mateen, the 29-year-old Port St. Lucie, Florida, resident and security guard—and American-born U.S. citizen—either had ties to the Islamic State or at the very least was a lone wolf who had sworn allegiance to it. If nothing else, it is clear he was radicalized; the government was aware of him as a threat, but was not aware he was planning any attacks.

From Daily Beast:

The attack is being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism. Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said on CNN that, according to Homeland Security and local law enforcement officials, Mateen “made a pledge of allegiance” to ISIS and had been “heard praying in a foreign language.” It is unclear if Mateen was praying during the shooting, Schiff said.

Mateen's father is claiming the shooting had “nothing to do with religion” and everything to do with Mateen's homophobic response to seeing two men kiss recently, but his explanation is either a bald-faced lie or yet another example of the close friends and family members of radicalized terrorists and even just nut jobs having no idea what their loved ones were really up to. 

Florida's useless Gov. Rick Scott, an anti-gay Republican, has declared a state of emergency in the area of the shooting (Orange County) and has briefed the press—but has not talked about the fact that LGBT people were the targets.

As the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, this event will undoubtedly spawn countless tragic stories in the days and weeks to come. I was struck with dread by this anecdote from Daily Beast:

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer told CNN that the death toll jumped from 20 to 50 as additional victims were found inside the club. Personnel could not go in immediately as there were suspected explosives. According to Dyer, there were five to eight hostages in one room with the shooter and another 15-20 in a separate room at the time when police entered. 

Mina Justice’s son Eddie was inside the club and texted her when the gunshots erupted, the Associated Press reports. Justice told his mom he and others ran into the bathroom to hide.

“He’s coming,” Justice texted, adding later: “He has us, and he’s in here with us.”

“That was the last conversation,” his mother said.

In other news, an instantly notorious tweet from Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick of Texas, an avowed anti-gay crusader, was apparently scheduled to be posted well in advance of the shootings, so was not intended to blame the victims' sexual orientations for their murder.

Politicians and celebrities react to the mass murder here.

Notable gay voices reacting to the slaughter: 

 
Apr 28 2016
On Our Worst Day, Liberals Should Still Be Better Voters Than Conservatives Comments (0)

Even as Bernie Sanders grasps the political reality and reportedly begins cutting staff, some of his supporters—many who hated Hillary Clinton already, many others who have been trained to hate her during the past year's campaign—are declaring that they will never vote for her. The implication is they'd rather vote for probable rival Donald Trump (or Ted Cruz), or that they will vote for a candidate with no chance of winning, or that perhaps they'll abstain entirely. Regardless, the result would be that either a Democrat (Hillary) or a Republican (Trump, Cruz) would win anyway.

I appreciate public figures like (former Bernie supporter) Anne Rice and now George Takei for taking on the #NeverHillary movement. I understand it must be hard to pick from two figures you dislike or even fear, but I can tell you this: If somehow the horrible Jim Webb had won the Democratic nomination, I'd have held my nose and voted for him over Donald Trump or Ted Cruz.

Taking it a step further, if somehow the only two possible winners were Trump or Cruz, I would vote for one of them.Can you guess which one I find less terrifying?

 


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