26 posts categorized "IMMIGRATION"

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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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!

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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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Jul 11 2013
Need To Know: Bears...Oh, My!, Immigration's Green Card Denied, Britney's Voice + MORE Comments (2)

Bear Mania"Oh, my God, I forgot to have children!"

*widget boy cultureIs Provincetown ready for an infestation of bears?

*widget boy cultureRepublicans in the House say "F.U." to immigration reform.

*widget boy cultureDzhokhar Tsarnaev says he's not guilty.

*widget boy cultureBullying lawsuit settled for $65,000.

*widget boy cultureTwo and a Half Men adds gay character: "Charlie"'s long-lost lesbian daughter.

*widget boy cultureJennifer Lopez continues her love affair with fur.

*widget boy cultureBig bucks for Ali Forney Center!

*widget boy cultureJapanese teens have new fad: Same-sex kissing.

*widget boy cultureBritney Spears "never needed that auto tune thing."—William Orbit

*widget boy culturePalm Springs fantasia:

Ryan-BarryStill a little Palm Springs in his step.

 
Jul 01 2013
Need To Know: World's Coolest Grandma, Green Light For Green Cards, Superman's Latest Lois + MORE Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureAbove: Dave Rubin's cool grandma, a viral video.Margo HoffCamelia Tree

*widget boy cultureGay binational couples are eligible for green cards.

*widget boy cultureEXHIBITIONIST: "Summerset" at the David Findlay.

*widget boy cultureHighlights of Toronto Pride!

*widget boy cultureRobbie Rogers pens touching letter to 14yo self.

*widget boy cultureHenry Cavill is allegedly taken.

*widget boy cultureIT'S "TRUE LOVE": P!nk's new song features Lily Allen.

*widget boy cultureJudge tosses 3 sex suits against Kevin "Elmo" Clash.

*widget boy cultureMUSIC TO MY QUEERS: The Classic Sound of Gay Pride.

*widget boy cultureA Great Big World argues: "Everyone is Gay.

Everyone is gayObvi!

 
Jun 18 2013
Need To Know: A-Sexy & They Know It, Miss Utah Puts The Moron In Mormon, Werkin' It With Madonna + MORE Comments (1)

Arthur-SalesArthur, he does as he pleases...

*widget boy cultureLots of proof that Arthur Sales (above) is attractive. ASEXUAL

*widget boy cultureBefore You Know It screening is part of "Art of the Real."

*widget boy cultureNaked Joe Manganiello animated gif. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureAsexuals seek to build a global community.

*widget boy cultureRicky Martin sings speaks his single, "Come With Me."

*widget boy cultureInsanely creepy interview with a pornstar and her mentor.

*widget boy cultureThe gay hook-up site for priests.

*widget boy cultureMiss Utah is as dumb as a post.

*widget boy cultureRita Ora channels (and thanks) Madonna.

*widget boy cultureHow to train with Madonna...in person.

*widget boy cultureGreg Louganis gets engaged to his "soulmate."

*widget boy cultureWingnut Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) tries to sink the immigration bill.

*widget boy cultureAlexander Skarsgard is mmm-mmm-M Magazine good.

Alexander-SkarsgardTKO-M-G.

 
Jun 13 2013
Need To Know: First Criss, Snow Country For Libertarian Men, Can We Talk About Joan Rivers? + MORE Comments (4)

Glee-gay-DARREN-CRISSPuppy love.

*widget boy cultureGLEE-FUL: Darren Criss meets his pre-teen "boyfriend."

*widget boy cultureEdward Snowden now telling the Chinese the U.S. hacks them.

*widget boy cultureCamille Paglia has a hard-on for Joan Rivers.

*widget boy cultureOldest man ever—and last male born in the 1800s—dies, aged 116.

*widget boy cultureThe apple didn't fall far from the Republican  tree.

*widget boy cultureGrace (!) University expels lesbian, demands she repay $$$.

*widget boy cultureRacist pricks dominate Twitter after Mexican-sung anthem.

 
Jun 12 2013
Need To Know: Russian Reverts To Evil Empire, Snow-job, Movie Gays Reel Mortal + MORE Comments (7)

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*widget boy cultureRita Ora is officially the new face of Material Girl.

*widget boy cultureRussia sinks back into the primordial swamp with sweeping anti-gay law. LUKE-CAMPBELL

*widget boy cultureTHEY CALL HIM THE STREAK: Cristiano Ronaldo's new 'do.

*widget boy cultureBoxer Luke Campbell puts 'em up for Bello.

*widget boy cultureDaphne Guinness's "Fatal Flaw."

*widget boy cultureEdward Snowden seems to have lied about his salary. 

*widget boy cultureMarriage equality polls only go in one direction: Ours.

*widget boy cultureGay people opposed to marriage equality are just evil.

*widget boy cultureA book on muscular men from around the world.

*widget boy cultureGay characters in films have the longevity of black friends in horror flicks.

*widget boy cultureYouth center killings in Tel Aviv may have been revenge

*widget boy cultureSen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) attempts to gay up the immigration bill.

*widget boy cultureNew Yorkers slurred and violently arrested by the NYPD hold press conference.

*widget boy cultureWin tickets to the premiere of Madonna's MDNA Tour video.

*widget boy cultureUgandan gay activist Frank Mugisha updates us on the "kill the gays" bill:

 
May 01 2013
Need To Know: Daddy Needs A New Pair Of Donors, Gay Divorce, Joey Lawrence Is Biceptual + MORE Comments (0)

ViciousMain_1717068aSitcom snipers

*widget boy cultureSir Ian McKellen & Derek Jacobi only play catty gay partners on TV.

*widget boy cultureHelp Alec Mapa fund his Baby Daddy documentary.

*widget boy cultureFemale artists are on the rise. MADONNA-CHRISTIAN-CHAVEZ

*widget boy cultureNever-heard '85 Beastie Boys Q&A + Madonna chat.

*widget boy cultureMadonna was serving fish in 1992. Hook it.

*widget boy cultureMadonna "Gang Bang" footage.

*widget boy cultureBoyfriends remix RuPaul's "Cover Girl."

*widget boy culturePet Shop Boys U.S. tickets on sale.

*widget boy cultureThe Presets/Dragonette tickets on sale for NYC gig.

*widget boy cultureCher's mom Georgia Holt releases an album at age 86.

*widget boy cultureMy Fair Wedding's David Tutera expecting divorce, twins.

*widget boy cultureThe making of Behind the Candelabra.

*widget boy cultureOUT & ABOUT: Find gay-friendy tour operators abroad.

*widget boy cultureSF Pride chooses "corporate sleaze"?

*widget boy cultureRep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) supports gay adoption.

*widget boy cultureOut RBD singer/actor Christian Chavez & BF arrested.

*widget boy cultureJames Franco's SM birthday cake.

*widget boy culturePerfectly preserved, abandoned farmhouse.

*widget boy cultureWallflowers has a new Bryce: Lucas Near-Verbrugghe.

*widget boy culture Joey Lawrence pops weirdly huge bicep.

*widget boy cultureSHE'D RATHER BE IN PHILADELPHIA: Mariela Castro allowed in.

*widget boy cultureNew Yorkers voice support for Jason Collins.

*widget boy cultureCollins speaks about his "mind-boggling" coming-out.

*widget boy cultureThe Rubin Report asks Lance Bass & a Young Turk about Collins.

LANCE-BASSLance Bass comes out in support of Jason Collins

 
Apr 17 2013
Need To Know: Jon Hamm (Minus Bulge) Does SESAME STREET, Ford Escorts, Amanda Bynes Death Watch + MORE Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureSomeone told Jon Hamm how to get, how to get to Sesame Street.

*widget boy cultureGET OUT!: E.J. Johnson always dreamed of being in the spotlight.

*widget boy cultureBig Daddy Kane remembers posing nude for Madonna's Sex.

*widget boy cultureJoe Manganiello is As Good as Gold.

*widget boy cultureGIFT HORSE, MEET MOUTH: Helping Africa is hurting Africa.

*widget boy culturePorn stars get goofy in a car.

*widget boy cultureGlee covers Gay Men's Chorus of L.A.

*widget boy cultureFace 2 Face: A documentary about reconnecting.

*widget boy cultureThe immigration bills sucks for gays.

*widget boy culture"Amanda Bynes is going to die soon."

AMANDA-BYNESLeave her alone? That's the opposite of what we should do.

 
Apr 09 2013
Need To Know: Black + White Issue Comments (1)

Sara-montiel-6They  had caras then.

*widget boy culture copyIconic Spanish actress Sara "Sarita" Montiel also died yesterday. Gay-Marc-shirtless-Jacobs-Harry-porn-Madonna-Vogue-boy

*widget boy culture copyMarc Jacobs and boy-toy get frisky in public.

*widget boy culture copySara Gilbert & Linda Perry engaged!

*widget boy culture copyGREEK ACTIVE: Homophobic ad protested, pulled.

*widget boy culture copyAmanda Bynes is morphing into Angelyne.

*widget boy culture copyDEEN MOM: Farrah Abraham $exing pornstar.

*widget boy culture copy"Accidental Racist" = worst song ever.

*widget boy culture copyMadonna stepped on the president's toes in Malawi.

*widget boy culture copyAmsterdam vs. Putin.

*widget boy culture copyParties break out over Thatcher's death.

*widget boy culture copyMorrissey: Thatcher was "without an atom of humanity."

*widget boy culture copyHazing-death defendants plead not guilty.

*widget boy culture copyVatican advisor on who doesn't deserve communion.

*widget boy culture copy2 House GOPers in Illinois down with marriage equality.

*widget boy culture copyGlenn Beck: "Gay marriage advocates have won..."

*widget boy culture copyRep. Allyson Schwartz (D-Pennsylvania) running for guv.

*widget boy culture copyNew Totally Tyler book = Boys, Booze & Bootycalls.

*widget boy culture copyAY, PAPI: Your hunk of the day.

*widget boy culture copyAnderson Cooper learns how to pronounce "Andy Cohen."

*widget boy culture copyImmigration reform ices out LGBTs.

*widget boy culture copyBar Mitzvah Boy a pro speaker...there's nothin' to it!

*widget boy culture copyJoe Biden was a hot piece of tail:

Joe-Biden-high-schoolViiiiice!

 
Mar 22 2013
Need To Know: No-Go On Joe.Jo, Ryan Lochte Soaked To The Bone, Hillary Kicking Asses & Taking Names + MORE Comments (2)

Ass-butt JOE-JONASAnd that's the end of that!

*widget boy cultureYou won't see Joe Jonas's perfect ass get paddled, pervs. Ryan-Lochte

*widget boy cultureAAP endorses marriage equality & gay adoption.

*widget boy cultureRyan Lochte even makes himself wet.

*widget boy cultureBelinda Carlisle's first pop single in 17 years, "Sun."

*widget boy cultureBest (and worst) Madonna tattoos.

*widget boy cultureOsmonds against marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureBlack lesbian teacher fired, paper publishes hate letter.

*widget boy cultureHILLARY '16: She leads Bush, Rubio by X2 digits...in Fla.!

*widget boy cultureNative American lawmaker's superburn on immigration.

*widget boy cultureIf you thought Vanessa Hudgens sullied Disney...

*widget boy cultureChristina Aguilera slims down. Hot Peter-Marc-Jacobson

*widget boy cultureSenate takes aim at background-checks vote.

*widget boy cultureFran Drescher's hot gay ex was against divorcing. Oh, girl.

*widget boy cultureJanet Hubert tuh-RASHES Wendy Williams.

*widget boy cultureKate Gosselin's Quixotic Twitter war.

*widget boy cultureCutest little gay marine ever!

*widget boy cultureEnjoy a quickie with a hottie.

*widget boy culturePlease save Happy Endings, the funniest show on TV.