85 posts categorized "GLAAD"

Apr 16 2014
Hey, You Girls!: Celebrating J.Lo & Laverne Cox @ The 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards Comments (0)

IMG_4819 Rita MorenoRita's company was electric!

J.Lo-GLAADI had fun at The 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Saturday, even though it feels like covering the show is becoming more and more of a crapshoot as far as which stars I'll actually get. I remember the days when Cynthia Nixon and Sigourney Weaver were speaking with every single outlet at one of these things; increasingly, the A-listers bypass all but the broadest media (skipping even Logo, the biggest gay media there, in some cases).

IMG_4811 Laverne CoxQueen of the night, Laverne Cox

I arrived kinda late and was disappointed to discover my spot on the (indoor) carpet was in a hallway, so I'd be pressed against a wall as stars passed from photographers and TV media to large online and lesser online outlets. In all honesty, it worked out okay, in that no one was breathing down my neck, and any of the stars who didn't stop for me wouldn't have stopped for me no matter where I was.

IMG_4776 FostersThe Fosters children

Greg-Hernandez-Matthew-RettenmundStood next to Greg, who is a fabulous blogger, film writer and flirt. He'd just been injured at an event a few days earlier, so a number of the attendees were inquiring as to his health. Glad he seems to have survived with his sense of humor intact—he laughed at everything I said!

Here's his take on the same evening.

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Apr 14 2014
I Fucking Love RuPaul* Comments (0)

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RuPaul's Drag Race and Logo (not RuPaul himself) have apologized for offending some trans people with the use of the popular catchphrase “You've got she-mail!” and  have dropped an episode deemed offensive to some transsexuals.

Cue scornful reactions from trans activists angry with the show, who feel it was little more than lip service, and cue scornful reactions from—I would guess—the vast majority of the (primarily) gay men who watch RDR and who are responding along the lines of “lighten up,” or, as Madonna passive-aggressively responded to her “nigga” scandal, by making reference to the “word police.”

 

I have a problem with both reactions; this isn't black-and-white any more than issues of gender identity are for many people.

MolloyFirst, while Parker Marie Molloy's “I fucking hate RuPaul” tweet that predates the show's decision to cease and desist with the trans verbiage was, in my opinion, fairly criticized as unprofessional over her simultaneous reporting for The Advocate (a once and occasionally still journalistically admirable publication that nevertheless once branded Madonna its “Sissy of the Year” ahead of virulently homophobic villains all because she'd clarified that she wasn't a lesbian), there's no accounting for personal taste, so if anyone wants to fucking hate on RuPaul for whatever reason, I get it.

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Apr 13 2014
Exchanging Of The Vanguard: Jennifer Lopez Honored By GLAAD Comments (0)

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At The 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards last night at the Beverly Hilton in L.A., the legendary—and still hot in her eighties!—Rita Moreno made a strong case for Jennifer Lopez as a deserving recipient of GLAAD's coveted Vanguard Award, praising Lopez for the LGBT-inclusive series she produces, The Fosters:

“She's a phenom. Jennifer knew she'd catch shit from anti-gay haters—and she did, before they had even shot a frame, she got all that. But she didn't care. Because in its boldness, bravery and entertainment factor, The Fosters has Jennifer's touch all over it. Everything! Everything this woman touches is golden. Cojno! [Putting on accent] I could keel her.”

In accepting the award, Lopez said:

“I have to give it up for my lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender fans becausethey be loyal...Finally, I really want to thank GLAAD for all of the important, daring, powerful work that you do, not only in mainstream media, but in Spanish-language media too. You all need to know that GLAAD is spreading the message of love and acceptance in English and en Espanol. El amor es el amor.”

I know a lot of gay people who sniff at GLAAD, and to be fair, there is a lot to poke fun at. But whenever I attend these events, I have to say the B.S. is very easy to see through, and what I wind up focusing on is the good that GLAAD accomplishes, whether it's coaching new-to-the-public-eye gay writers, activists and others on how best to express themselves, or leading the conversation on issues like the NYC St. Patrick's Day parade and the importance of words and yes, of image, in this world. It's certainly understandable that we may disagree with some of GLAAD's tactics, but there is a lot of good being done here.

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GLAAD Handing Comments (0)

Attended the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards tonight at the Beverly Hilton. Will do a full report at some point, but in a nutshell: Rita Moreno is a stud, Rebecca Gayeheart has lost track of in which movie she is curently appearing and J.Lo will never live down Diddy.

Full list of winners is here.

 
Apr 03 2014
Need To Know: Here Comes The Judd, Gravity Levity, Groupie Sex, Nun Nonsense + MORE! Comments (0)

HARRY-JUDD-NUDEHarry back

*widget boy cultureMcFly's Harry Jud has the perfect body, isn't shy to go nude. SUPERMAN

*widget boy cultureAlternate ending to Sandra Bullock's earnest Gravity.

*widget boy cultureJames Franco was dying to bang a 17-year-old fan.

*widget boy cultureScott & Chris Evans are double the trouble.

*widget boy cultureAnother Fort Hood shooting claims multiple lives. HarveyMilkStamp

*widget boy cultureBreitbart writer calls for Americans to commit genocide.

*widget boy cultureHarvey Milk U.S. postage stamp unveiled.

*widget boy culturePremature (?) Lady Gaga obit.

*widget boy cultureHedy Lamarr & son on To Tell the Truth, complete with ads.

Michael B Nebraska croppedBest of the Best gets the best of the bigots.

*widget boy cultureNebraskan high schooler will get to read his pro-gay speech after all. Vtcn-radio

*widget boy cultureNew college prez is a Confederate. It's still 2014.

*widget boy cultureVTCAN RADIO's "Riddle Song" is a true enigma.

*widget boy cultureModel Louis Lemaire is stuh-RIKING.

*widget boy cultureA shirtless Brian Shimansky is, too.

*widget boy cultureShe was a star's personal assistant...and it sucked.

*widget boy cultureIf J.O. made you gay, I'd be having sex with even more straight men.

*widget boy cultureGwyneth & Scott had an open marriage.

*widget boy cultureReal Housewives Sonja & LuAnn are like Laurel & Hardy, with no fat one:

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Mar 27 2014
Need To Know: Out For BLOOD, Is Sex Attempted Murder?, Ho-Down Low-Down, Unholy Mess + MORE! Comments (0)

True-bloodHe's packin'.

*widget boy cultureNew villain coming to final season of True Blood. Nipple-selfie

*widget boy cultureDouchebag Gov. Snyder won't recognize 300+ marriages.

*widget boy cultureGLAAD urges "decriminalizing" HIV.

*widget boy cultureEx gay-porn actor "Snow Bunni" speaks from hospital bed.

*widget boy cultureA-list gay hookers tell all most.

*widget boy cultureEver gotten a text from a str8 dude like this???

*widget boy cultureVintage '40s college-boy selfie.

*widget boy cultureDuck Dynasty cavemen just as anti-gay as ever.

*widget boy cultureObamacare sign-up deadline looms.

*widget boy cultureFor Tom Daley, wardrobe malfunctions aren't.

*widget boy culture98 Degrees stud's reality-show strippers.

*widget boy cultureNorth Korean men's hairlines apply for political asylum.

*widget boy cultureJoan Rivers apparently thinks Lena Dunham is diabetes-fat.

*widget boy cultureVia Sticky: Guess whose nip that is?

*widget boy cultureDON'T CLICK if allergic to hot menz. (Work Unfriendlier.)

*widget boy cultureCute singer Jason Dottley does Lance Bass.

*widget boy cultureGraham supports Putin, says gays "recruit" children:

 
Dec 16 2013
LGBT Advocacy? He's GLAAD To Do It Comments (0)

Rich-Ferraro-GLAAD

Check out this profile of my friend, the very interesting and committed Rich Ferraro of GLAAD. I knew he was going places when Alec Baldwin trash-talked him.

 
Dec 02 2013
Boy Culture Turns 8: My 100 Favorite Posts! Comments (0)

BoyCultureBlogYou need a little (Boy) Culture!

StripperIt blows my mind to realize that Boy Culture is now eight years old. I can still remember the joy I felt when I figured out how to post, how to upload an image and how to embed a video. I remember every time a post blew up, bringing in hits and new viewers. I remember the longtime commenters, the trolls, the spam and the never-ending (and validating!) pitches and free tickets and photographers' snaps of half- or all-naked male models. 

RuPaul-Drag-RaceShooting for my blog has never been a drag.

Cone-boyI've used Boy Culture to express myself, to help express others and to connect to people internationally.

I've also used it to show off my humor (both high and low), to flaunt my obsessions, to reality-test my sexual diversions and perversions, to laud the art I love, to lash out against the enemies of gay people and to broadcast my admiration for Madonna.

I want to thank you all for having read this blog over the years. It's a very hard thing to maintain, and it will not be maintained forever. But each time I get some positive (or even just meaningful) feedback, each time my posts are shared on social media, each time something I've written elicits a response, it keeps me going that much longer.

Madonna-stepmother-Joan-MDNAMadonna's stepmother was not impressed.

Thank you. Please enjoy my 100 favorite posts, please let me know if you're reading any old ones for the first time and are liking them and, most of all, please share this entire post far and wide to help get my work out there.

**2008 first one 6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdddbfd8833-800wiMy first "Guydar" post from 2008.

As always, you can find me on Facebook (personal and blog), Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (plus, here are my YouTube greatest hits). 

ALL ORANGE TITLES ARE HOTLINKS.

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TOTALLY RANDOM LISTS (2011—2013)

I've gotten way into lists. Way. You'll find more of my lists higher up on, uh, this particular list. But the ones that are just completely random go here because I worked my ass off on them, because I love them and because—judging from Quantcast data—you like 'em, too.

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DuranMy favorite Duran Duran member.

POP QUIZ: VIDEOS THAT KILLED (2011)

Totally awesome '80s! Take this visual quiz to see how many classic music videos you can ID.

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Brando-DeanI wish sex tapes had existed in the '50s.

UNDER THE GAYDAR: 10 PEOPLE YOU MAY OR MAY NOT REALIZE WERE OR ARE QUEER (2012)

I got lots of feedback on this, mainly because nobody realized Nell Carter was with a woman at the time of her death.

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DazzlerI would've chipped in to get this one made.

WOULDA COULDA SHOULDA: 5 INCREDIBLE MOVIES THAT NEVER HAPPENED (2013)

I'm shamless for including Leda & Swan, a movie that was a bomb without ever even being made.

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Lizabeth-ScottGreat Scott!

IN & OUT: 25 STARS' FIRST & LAST PERFORMANCES IN FILM & ON TV (2013)

Being obsessed with nostalgia and with movies, this was fun—but so very taxing—to compile. I loved the randomness of it.

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PSBI hate that music has been sleeveless for 20 years.

20 7" SINGLE SLEEVES FROM THE '80S THAT BELONG IN A GALLERY (2013)

Just 20 from my massive collection of 45s. I got rid of my 12" records, but I've kept these guys because they're just too much a part of my childhood.

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Amanda-BlakeAmanda Blake's marriage was a mystery, with both spouses dying of AIDS.

GAY MARRIAGE: CELEBRITIES WHO MARRIED LGBT SPOUSES (2013)

It might've been more efficient to make a list of famous straight people who managed to marry other full-on heteros.

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Mark-MessierThe infamous Gary Coleman/Mark Messier two-shot seen 'round the world.

ODD COUPLES: 19 UNUSUAL CELEBRITY PAIRS (2013)

This post encapsulates my outlook on pop culture and my desire to twist it and play with it...except in this case, its participants are already doing the dirty work.

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Lake-GenevaHaunted House: The family home that haunted Jane and Bill's final years.

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A FIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2007)

My late mentor's husband struggles to give away his family home.

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#98

POLITICS (2005—2013)

I'm a political person and I blog about it a lot. Some of the entries stand up over time, but many are so of the moment it was hard to pull the ones I like best.

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Kevin-James-Adam-SandlerWhere Kevin James goes, (unintentional!!!) homophobia follows.

TRUNZO IS DUNZO (2007)

Star Magazine implying gay people aren't quite right? Not normal! This took off on several blogs and GLAAD got an apology from Trunzo over it. Some people think it's being "oversensitive," but Jesus...how much clearer is "Man to man" with a huge "NOT" (NORMAL) stamped over it?

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John-McCainIf McCain calls, I'm not here. 

NEW YORK TO McCAIN: DROP DEAD! (2008)

The time I saw John McCain and showed him exactly how I felt. 

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdcda278833-800wiThe Clintons practice some black magic 

WHITE MISCHIEF (2008)

When Bill and Hillary decided to use race in the race for the White House.

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Jason-WetheringtonCrist for the mill 

FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR ENGAYGED: DOES THIS COUNT AS "GAY MARRIAGE?" (2008)

Charlie Crist is gay. Really, really gay.

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Hillary-Clinton-guysThere's always 2016... 

HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE GAYS... (2008)

The gay affair with Hillary Clinton.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554e2e7d28834Hail, Mary, full of disgrace

 SARAH PALIN = SPIRO AGNEW + HARRIET MIERS (2008)

Aw, she'll never last...

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Whoopi-Goldberg-Prop-8Whoopi-tee-doo & Kate, too! 

THE MARRYING KIND (2008)

That fabulously spontaneous anti-Prop 8 march in NYC.

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Barack-Obama"Fierce advocate" was once a taunt, and is now just true.

WITH US OR AGAINST US (2009)

A post from when the Obama Administration was considered almost openly hostile toward gay-rights advocates. I believe he's turned that impression around.

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OBAMA-DADTA good sign

IT GOT BETTER (2010)

The one where President Obama happily signed DADT out of existence.

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Sophie-B-HawkinsAs she lays her career down to sleep...

DAMN, I WISH SHE WOULDN'T DO THISI (2011)

Sopie B. Hawkins GOesProud. I wish she'd GOHome.

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Merv-Griffin-Tombstone_6I live for death!

#97

OBITUARIES (2009—2012)

I tend to write about almost every celebrity death I hear about, specializing in anyone from the Golden Era. These are two that really blew me away. You, too?

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Farrah-FawcettVery hazardous duties

AND JILL CAME TUMBLING AFTER (2009)

The death of Farrah Fawcett, a woman whose nips decorated my walls before I realized I had no use for them.

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Elizabeth-taylor-bathing-suitEnd credits

REFLECTIONS IN A VIOLET EYE: ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIES AT 79 (2011)

The biggest living star fades out. It's still hard to believe she isn't around anymore.

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Donna-SummerShe worked hard for the money.

LAST DANCE: DONNA SUMMER DIES AT 63 (2012)

I'd spent a long time hating Donna over her alleged anti-gay comments, but that rumor isn't the whole story on her life.

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Barbara-KentGood egg

MAKES SAD FACE, MOVES LIPS, TYPE APPEARS ON PANEL: "THE END" (2012)

I was surprised when no major news services noted the death of the last person to have starred in a silent film as an adult, Barbara Kent.

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Nov 27 2013
Need To Know: Swimwear It's At, Baldwin vs. Fundamentalist Gays, Joan Rivers Hearts Slurs, When Cool Moms Attack + MORE Comments (0)

Marcuse Arrest Me PinkBeach bum.

*widget boy cultureRussell Fleming shoots (and could probably help you shoot) for Marcuse.

*widget boy cultureAlec Baldwin is, 100% without a doubt, a complete idiot.

*widget boy cultureSo is Joan Rivers, defending slurs. "Everyone is something"...leaves out white people.

*widget boy cultureMeanwhile, Joan felt anti-Semite Mel Gibson "should die." What changed? Miley-Cyrus-Wrecking-Ball

*widget boy cultureMulally's the ultimate embarrassing mom in G.B.F.

*widget boy cultureThis has to be a nightmare for Guy Ritchie.

*widget boy cultureChatroulette version of "Wrecking Ball" is sledge-licking good.

BattleOfAmfar_Tune_In[1]First ladies of AIDS.

*widget boy cultureThe Battle of amfAR hits HBO2 on 12/1 (World AIDS Day), HBO on 12/2.

*widget boy cultureI'm thinking Gaga + Muppets = Star Wars + Bea Arthur. Jesus-Luz

*widget boy cultureJesus Luz gets raunchy on Italian Dancing with the Stars.

*widget boy cultureFADE IN: Mazzy Star's first TV performance in 20 years.

*widget boy cultureGay book banned in Singapore.

*widget boy cultureNew fund supports LGBTs in Russia.

*widget boy cultureChris Papas booty call.

Chris-PapasChris his ass!

 
Oct 17 2013
If The Spirit Moves You Comments (0)

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