394 posts categorized "HISTORY"

Jul 22 2015
What A Riot: New STONEWALL Movie Storming Theaters In September Comments (0)

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Director Roland Emmerich's Stonewall (written by Jon Robin Baitz), a fictionalized account of the Stonewall Riots, will be released on September 25, 2015.

A press release makes much of the fact that Emmerich and Baitz, are both out gay men.

The film stars Jeremy Irvine and newcomer Jonny Beauchamp, with Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Ron Perlman. 

From a press release:

Emmerich, who also produced the film, says, "I was always interested and passionate about telling this important story, but I feel it has never been more timely than right now." Less than 50 years ago, in 1969, being gay was considered a mental illness; gay people could not be employed by the government; it was illegal for gay people to congregate, and police brutality against gays went unchecked. Today, thanks to the events set in motion by the Stonewall riots, the gay rights movement continues to make incredible strides towards equality. In the past several weeks alone, the Boy Scouts of America has moved to lift its ban on gay leaders, the Pentagon will allow transgender people to serve openly in the military, and SCOTUS has declared that same-sex marriage is legal nationwide in all 50 states.  

"It was the first time gay people said 'Enough!'" explains Emmerich. "They didn't do it with leaflets or meetings, they took beer bottles and threw them at cops. Many pivotal political moments have been born by violence. If you look at the civil rights movement, at Selma and other events of that kind, it's always the same thing. Stonewall was the first time gay people stood up and they did it in their own way. Something that really affected me when I read about Stonewall was that when the riot police showed up in their long line, these kids formed their own long line and sang a raunchy song. That, for me, was a gay riot, a gay rebellion." 

 "What struck me was that there was a story in there, which I felt had an important message - it's the people who had the least to lose who did the fighting, not the politically active people. It was the kids that went to this club that consisted of hustlers and Scare Queens, and all kinds of people that you think would never resist the police, and they did it." And the events they set in motion would have a profound impact on the future.

 
Jul 18 2015
This Summer's Gonna Hurt Like A Queen Mother Fucker Comments (0)

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It means nothing that Queen Elizabeth II gave a Hitler salute at age six ... if you're worried about her character and her actual feelings toward the man.

But historically, what an amazing bit of footage! Edward, W.E. know you loved Hitler, that not so bad chap.

 
Jul 11 2015
Need To Know: Geeked For Marriage + A Spot Of Tea Room + What She Said + Atticus Finch-Mob + Final Bow + EVIL Genius + Making Beautiful Music Together + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureCute couple gets hitched on stage at San Diego Comic-Con!

*widget boy cultureRare (Work Unfriendly) footage from 1962 gay-sex sting.

*widget boy cultureWoman who accused Amy Schumer of being racist has never seen her work. Ever.

*widget boy cultureCourtney Act's Kaleidoscope is out now! Screen Shot 2015-07-11 at 2.15.41 PM

*widget boy cultureHarper Lee tampers with greatness.

*widget boy cultureOut 'Nicholas NicklebyCheers actor Roger Rees dies @ 71.

*widget boy cultureWrongfully imprisoned for 17 years ... and still able to laugh.

*widget boy cultureGOP candidates, asked to name greatest living prez, crash and burn.

*widget boy cultureHilariously right trailer for Ash vs. Evil Dead. (Bruce Campbell looks like Romney!)

*widget boy cultureOMG, this hot piece is musically talented:

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*widget boy cultureBatman: The Killing Joke will become an animated movie.

*widget boy cultureJindai's dreamy “Wait.”

*widget boy cultureTed Cruz tried to cheat his way onto the New York Times Best Sellers List!

*widget boy cultureNow that anti-gay Trump is anti-Mexican, Thomas Roberts calls it quits.

*widget boy cultureIt's Wigstock: The Cruise!

*widget boy cultureIf these two don't make you #thirsty, nothing will:

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*widget boy cultureFan-made video for Madonna's “Best Night.”

*widget boy cultureOlly from Years & Years and Neil from Clean Bandit discuss romance.

Screen Shot 2015-07-11 at 12.43.35 AM“It's important for people to see that you, you can be happy as, as a gay couple, and a young gay couple.”

 
Jul 07 2015
Hopefully None Will Be Returned To Sender Comments (0)

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How do you like the new Elvis Presley forever stamp from the P.O.? After the jump, the stamp cover and a closer look at the stamp itself ...

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Jul 06 2015
Need To Know: 'No' Is The Word + Naked Chef + Bully-Free Zone + Weiner-Swallower + Swingin' Vines + Hillary: It Gets Better + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureHorror hottie Joe Zaso's latest, Breakfast in Bed with Café Himbo, is here.

*widget boy cultureGreece says NO.

*widget boy cultureLandmark July 5, 1965, gay-rights march remembered.

*widget boy cultureThe iconic actor who lost his cherry to a stripper named Bubble.

*widget boy cultureHottest naked Vines.

*widget boy cultureProof our founding fathers were maybe just Christian-ish.

*widget boy cultureShep Pettibone chooses Shep Pettibone's ultimate remixes!

*widget boy cultureGay outlet Metro Weekly dumps on Madonna based on mainstream sales.

*widget boy culture“Bitch I'm Madonna” sizzles on the dance charts.

*widget boy cultureHillary Clinton responds to Humans of New York image of anguished gay child.

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*widget boy culturePrincess Charlotte is christened.

*widget boy cultureTyler Clementi's mom is on The Security Brief, has new campaign.

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*widget boy culture2 wicked-cute boys!

*widget boy cultureHOT movie men in towels.

*widget boy cultureVersace's Fall/Winter '15 campaign flashes pink.

*widget boy cultureMark MacKillop's ass just won't quit.

*widget boy cultureTaking a tumble with Culture Club.

*widget boy cultureMichael Douglas's mom, Diana, dies @ 92.

*widget boy cultureFirst My Wet Hot American Summer: First Day at Camp trailer!

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Jul 04 2015
Need To Know: Bryce Ass! + Gay Day, Gay Day! + Viral Lede + The Right's Wrong On Gay Marriage + Carreying On + Great Dane + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureBryce Harper bare naked for ESPN magazine!

*widget boy culture34 years ago this weekend: RARE CANCER SEEN IN 41 HOMOSEXUALS.

*widget boy cultureAuthor of RARE CANCER piece on AIDS retired in 2009.

*widget boy cultureBen Ryan argues for the end of “AIDS.”

*widget boy cultureFormer Rand Paul aide on why Republicans are wrong on gay marriage.

*widget boy cultureKentucky clerk sued for refusing to issue same-sex marriage license.

*widget boy cultureJim Webb as a Virginia senator = yay. As a prez nominee? Boo.

*widget boy cultureHillary Clinton not freaking out over Bernie Sanders.

*widget boy cultureGuess who Chris Evans was secretly dating?

*widget boy cultureAnti-vaccine whackjob Jim Carrey uses autistic kid's pic without permission ...

... and the kid's autism was genetic. Um, sit down.

*widget boy cultureNJ lesbian leader thinks NO GAYS ALLOWED signs are totes okay.

*widget boy cultureObama to broaden use of clemency to free non-violent drug offenders.

*widget boy cultureWhich type of stalker is yours?

*widget boy cultureThe challenges of being gay and having gay friends.

*widget boy cultureKareem Abdul-Jabaar dumps on Trump.

*widget boy cultureMalia Obama on the set of Girls.

*widget boy culturePaul Rudd farts throughout interview.

*widget boy cultureNYC's Tribeca Cinemas closing.

*widget boy cultureVIDEO: The criminal too dumb to tell PUSH from PULL.

*widget boy cultureGigantic penis alert. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureEric Dane is in The Last Ship, on the last page of People.

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Jul 02 2015
His 'n' History Comments (0)

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Check out this reminder of the fact that gay is not a new thing, nor is it a passing fad ...

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Jun 26 2015
Need To Know: Bryce-Looking Fellow + Activist Or Heckler? + Palin Preggers + GONE WITH THE WIND Storm + Elation! Madonna Hits #84! + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureBryce Harper wants to flex you up + Aaron Taylor-Johnson Flaunts it!

*widget boy cultureTrans activist tries to shout down the prez, he ain't having it.

*widget boy cultureBristol Palin is surely the world's most judgmental cum-whore.

*widget boy cultureSPLC wins suit: Ex-gay conversion therapy is fraud.

*widget boy cultureGone with the Wind is racist, but is it the same as a Confederate flag?

*widget boy cultureCourtney Act's Reddit.com Q&A involves prostitutes and meth conventions.

*widget boy cultureTyler Posey's 1st kiss was ... Miley???

*widget boy cultureAlso, Courtney will Tumblr for ya!

*widget boy cultureMadonna hits the Hot 100, plus Billboard's two bits on the $10 debate.

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*widget boy cultureKennedy and Roberts helped save Obamacare. Why Roberts? This.

*widget boy cultureBobby Jindal gives no head.

*widget boy culture3 simple safety tips everyone should follow.

*widget boy cultureIn the privacy of my own home? FUCK THAT.

*widget boy cultureHuge, huge ass. Unbelievable.

*widget boy cultureRose McGowan blasted Adam Sandler, got dropped by her agent.

*widget boy cultureChris Crocker gets lips enhanced, gets nose out of joint.

*widget boy culture#ageism: NYC's oldest gay bar closes.

*widget boy cultureWorld's sexiest Madonna fan? See his video here.

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