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Apr 07 2017
6-PACK — Ride A Cowboy + Chicago's Chuck Hyde Dies + Oh, Good Lourd + Why Filibustering Gorsuch Was Worth It + Dustin McNeer's McButt + Ian McKellen's Early Gay Life! Comments (0)

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WIDGETKenneth in the (212): Kenneth takes you to where the boys are. And the men.

WIDGETChicago Pride: Longtime (30+ years) Sidetrack GM and staple of the Chicago gay scene, Chuck Hyde, dies @ 55.

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WIDGETTMZ: Billie Lourd is talented and I'm sad for her losses, but three generations of women involved with gay men? Wake up, already. Or stop treating us like idiots.

WIDGETMTV: Why Gorsuch was worth the filibuster — even if the Republicans ultimately got their way.

Screen Shot 2017-04-07 at 1.19.57 PMDustin McNeer (Image via Instagram @d_mcneer)

WIDGETOMG Blog: America's Next Top Model stud Dustin McNeer drops his pants, shakes his cheeks. (Work Unfrienly)

WIDGETRandom Acts: Ian McKellen's early gay life revealed in somber new short film:

 
Apr 04 2017
6-PACK — Kissing: The New Prostitution + Hot Male Models + Lemon's Sweet Retort + VICELAND On Trump + Joan Crawford's Gay Bestie + Cut Your Own Record! Comments (0)

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WIDGETeBaum's World: Woman goes BALLISTIC over couple kissing in restaurant. Someone ain't gettin' nailed on the regular.

WIDGETModels.com: The men of Jeffrey Face Cares 2017.

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WIDGETHuff Post: Don Lemon throws Bill O'Reilly's sexual harassment history right in his face when the Fox News dickhead tries to smear the queer over his Susan Rice coverage.

WIDGETYouTube @ Viceland: Ellen Page's Viceland offers a United We Stand special on how to handle the Trump Era:

WIDGETVanity Fair: Not sure I agree with Ryan Murphy that Joan Crawford was “a good person,” but her friendship with gay decorate Billy Haines was remarkable.

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WIDGETLeesta Vall: You can now perform a song live and have it cut directly to one-of-a-kind vinyl, or buy one of those records. Each session exists forever — in one place.

 
Apr 03 2017
Key West Remembers The Late, Great LGBT Rainbow Flag Creator Gilbert Baker Comments (0)

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Gilbert Baker, who designed the iconic LGBT flag and who died unexpectedly last week, is being remembered by Key West, Florida, a community from which Baker took so much inspiration.

Obit for Gilbert Baker Here

From a Florida Keys press release:

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Apr 02 2017
6-PACK — Ryan Phillippe Flexes His Sex Appeal + Bill O'Reilly Gropes 'Em In? + Trump's Incitement Of Violence + I Do Know MANDINGO + Speedo Satisfaction + The Itty Bitty Kitty Committee! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-04-02 at 8.27.04 AMSex on the beach. (Image via Instagram @ryanphillippe)

WIDGETInstagram @ryanphillippe: Ryan Phillippe is everybody's pick for sexiest dad. BTW, even his photographers are hot:

Screen Shot 2017-04-02 at 8.29.46 AMRyan with the Riker Brothers (Image via Instagram @rikerbrothers)

WIDGETThe New York Times: Five women have been paid about $13M in exchange for not pursuing sexual harassment claims against Fox News star Bill O'Reilly.

WIDGETAP: Judge rules that Trump has no free-speech defense in lawsuit alleging he incited violence against protesters. And he's POTUS. Unreal.

Screen Shot 2017-04-02 at 8.33.06 AMQuentin Tarantino correctly IDed Mandingo as a rare instance of a big-budget exploitation flick. (Image via Paramount)

WIDGETPoseidon's Underworld: One blogger checks out the goods on Mandingo (1975), the film Roger Ebert called “racist trash!”

WIDGETKenneth in the (212): Huge dude, hairy bod, Speedo. Happy Sunday!

WIDGETTwitter: Every pet owner's life:

 
Mar 31 2017
Gilbert Baker, Creator Of The Rainbow Flag, Dies @ 65 Comments (0)

1024x1024Gilbert Baker: June 2, 1951—March 31, 2017 , with President Obama in 2016 (Image by Amanda Lucidon/The White House)

Gilbert Baker, the creator of the internationally recognized — and reviled, by villainous conservatives! — rainbow flag, has died at 65 at home in Manhattan.

Baker's death from natural causes was confirmed by publicist Jay Blotcher.

Along with inventing the flag, unveiled June 25, 1978, Baker also imbued each color on the flag with meaning:

Red = life

Orange = healing

Yellow = sunlight

Green = nature

Turquoise = magic/art

Blue = serenity/harmony

Violet = spirit

Baker served in the army from 1970-1972, depositing him in San Francisco at a fortuitous moment in gay history. His time in the military was recorded in Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the U.S. Military (St. Martin's Press, 1993) by the late Randy Shilts.

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IMG_3368I've shown my copy of Conduct Unbecoming that I read en route to the 1993 D.C. March, but here's the rainbow bracelet pressed into it. (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

Baker taught himself to sew, often creating banners and flags for marches against the war and for gay rights. He created flags for Mayor Dianne Feinstein of San  Francisco and for various heads of state in his career. His mile-long rainbow flag, displayed for the 25th anniversary of Gay Pride in NYC in 1994, was carried by 5,000 marchers, breaking a record as the world's biggest flag, a record he topped in 2003.

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According to Blotcher, Baker's final creation was a rainbow flag with nine colors — lavender was added to signify diversity. His new flag was designed to celebrate the 39th anniversary of the rainbow flag, and will be on display in San Francisco during Gay Pride.

He is survived by his mother and his sister.

 
Mar 25 2017
Jean Rouverol, Blacklisted STAGE DOOR Actress, Soap Writer, Dies @ 100 Comments (0)

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Jean Rouverol, an actress, author and screenwriter who was blacklisted in the '50s after fleeing a House Committee on Un-American Activities subpoena, has died at 100.

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classic films. When I started looking into the topic a couple of years earlier, I could hardly believe someone from the classic film Stage Door (1937) was still with us, and was even more shocked that people from 1923 (she's still alive) and 1930 (he passed away) were also still five-plus feet over.

I had even written to Rouverol in 2012 and received an autograph of a Stage Door ad in response.

Rouverol was the daughter of Aurania Rouverol (1886-1955), the creator of Andy Hardy. She acted in several 1930s films along with Stage Door, most notably in It's a Gift (1934) opposite W.C. Fields (1880-1946), but segued into a career as a writer.

She and her husband, Hugo Butler (1914-1968), were members of the American Communist party, fleeing to Mexico to avoid punishment in the U.S. They eventually returned, her husband dying in 1968. As the blacklist thawed, Rouverol was able to find work again, writing an episode of Little House on the Prairie in the '70s before being named head writer of the long-running soap Guiding Light (started on radio in 1937, ultimately canceled from TV in 2009).

Fantastic Interviews from 2012 with Blacklist Figures

She later taught and continued writing books, including Refugees from Hollywood: A Journal of the Blacklist Years (2000).

 
Mar 23 2017
Back In The Gay Comments (0)

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Remember when you needed a service to help you find a gay roommate? (Or a gay guy to help you find a roommate to service you?)

I tried one when I moved to NYC and I believe that's how I found the guy I lived with in Weehawken, New Jersey, for about eight months. I also remember calling a regular ad for a roommate in Hoboken and I asked the guy if it would be an issue that I was gay and he said, “Yeah, it kinda would be, since we're not and we all have girlfriends.”

Better to know in advance that the people you're moving in with are homophobes.

 
Mar 19 2017
6-PACK — Consider It Dunn + Only The Lonely + Speedo Heaven + Some Pretty Big Little Deaths + Mansion Envy + RIP Mr. EYES OF LAURA MARS! Comments (0)

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WIDGETtheOUTfront: Simon Dunn wows you on and in the new DNA.

WIDGETBosGuy: Are you middle-aged? If so, you're more susceptible to this. (It's not baldness, impotence or a tendency to DVR Antiques Roadshow.)

WIDGETKenneth in the (212): Might be the most beautiful dude-in-Speedo pic yet.

Boys In The Sand(Movie poster via Poolemar)

WIDGETOMG Blog: 5 utterly amazing male O-shots from (mostly) non-porn films. (Work Unfriendly)

WIDGETExtraTV: Check out the former estate of Hollywood giant David O. Selznick! What a spread.

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WIDGETTHR: Jack H. Harris, producer of The Blob (1958) & Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) dies @ 98.

Lm11Thank you for NOT seeing me — Faye Dunaway in Eyes of Laura Mars (Image via Columbia)

 


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