40 posts categorized "ITALY"

Dec 11 2014
Need To Know: Tortured Logic + And The Award Goes To Zzzz + Dude, My Girlfriend Is Away + Nun's Brass Ballsl + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureSenate torture report is horrifying; could war-crimes charges happen?

*widget boy cultureOutgoing Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colorado) says CIA, White House still lying. Tyson-Beckford-HIV-Plus

*widget boy cultureDoctors aided and abetted torture.

*widget boy cultureNicolle Wallace is cool with torture.

*widget boy cultureSNORE: Golden Globes nominations.

*widget boy cultureTyson Beckford covers HIV Plus.

*widget boy cultureThe poz movie Hollywood wouldn't make.

*widget boy cultureNo surprise: PrEP does increase barebacking.

*widget boy cultureIs this give-it-to-me-all-over-my-Facebook?

*widget boy cultureTop 10 overused gay-porn scenarios.

GAY-WRESTLINGMoon over my hammies

*widget boy cultureThis summer blockbuster is riddled with faults.

*widget boy cultureBRONSKI BEAT: Cineaste asks what's so queer about James Franco. Comfyballs_3133764b

*widget boy cultureComfyballs branded “too vulgar” for U.S. trademark.

*widget boy cultureAngelina Jolie's a “minimally talented spoiled brat”?

*widget boy cultureFeminist attacks Madonna. (Wait, which decade is this?)

*widget boy cultureItaly's singing nun gifts the Pope with her “Like a Virgin” cover.

*widget boy cultureVine star Cameron Dallas is bulging with surprises.

Cameron-Dallas-cock-bulge-underwearLooks even better as a gif

 
Jan 25 2014
Need To Know: Out In Africa, Goldie's Badluck, Bieber: Smooth Criminal + MORE! Comments (0)

BinyavangaHe's coming out at a time when parts of Africa are going in.

*widget boy cultureProminent African author Wainaina's next chapter: "I am a homosexual, mum."

*widget boy cultureGoldie Hawn on Goodluck Jonathan: "I had zero idea...barbaric."

*widget boy cultureThe first musical about Russian oppression of LGBT people.

*widget boy cultureI agree with Seth Rogen on Justin Bieber. Desperately-Screening-Susan-Peter-Michael-Marino-The-PIT-520

*widget boy cultureThe Duck Dynasty Robertsons are complete frauds.

*widget boy cultureDesperately Screening Susan, a fresh look at a fabled flop.

*widget boy cultureWoman with muscular dystrophy applies to be a model as a joke, gets hired.

*widget boy cultureAFTER THE JUMP: Adorable video of male models demoing Italian hand gestures...

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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.

#99

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 01 2013
Monsieur X Comments (0)
Mika-X-Factor
Out singer Mika is now a judge on X Factor Italia, becoming a superstar in Italy in the process. Now, he's landed on the cover of Vanity Fair Italy.
 
Oct 08 2013
Need To Know: Leave Gaga Alone, The Gay Revolution Will Be Televised, Boxers Day + MORE Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureGaga now has her version of the "Leave Britney alone!" boy.

*widget boy cultureThe 50 greatest gay TV characters of all time?

*widget boy cultureJude Law's son Rafferty is a 16-year-old model.

*widget boy cultureT.R. Knight is off the market!

*widget boy cultureHomophobe Guido Barilla meets Italian gay activists.

*widget boy cultureNow they're throwing stuff at Azealia Banks.

*widget boy cultureBritney Spears thinks gays are "adorable and hilarious."

*widget boy cultureOne Direction star has his undies stolen.

*widget boy cultureWelcome to First Period, or what happens when John Waters fucks John Hughes.

ElviraCassandra "Elvira" Peterson lets the humor flow heavily in First Period.

 
Aug 22 2013
Gold Gym: Madonna Launches Hard Candy Fitness In Roma Comments (0)

Madonna-gold-grills
Madonna looked good (minus the hideous gold grills...please, they're fun for a photo shoot, but let's not go through life like this) at her brand-new, about-to-open Hard Candy Fitness club in Rome.

MadonnaMadonna's name on a locker-room wall...at least there's no phone number.

Work-out, schmork-out: The big news is that "Secret Project" turns out to be a 17-minute film about tolerance created by Madonna with Steven Klein.

That sounds like a bottle of medicine, but perhaps all the guns will make swallowing it a lot more fun than it sounds. I can't wait to see it.

From a press release:

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Aug 07 2013
Need To Know: Uru-gay Marriage, Owl Be Seeing You, Hog Bosses + MORE Comments (0)

Article-2385226-1B28922B000005DC-278_634x422Even though the signs that say "DON'T TOUCH" are in English...

*widget boy cultureFINGERED: American tourist damages priceless statue in Florence.

*widget boy cultureThe happiest Vine ever.

*widget boy cultureUruguayan gays rush to get hitched.

*widget boy cultureStallone v. Willis leads to TKO (Twitter knock-out).

*widget boy cultureGeorge Takei: Move the Olympics.

*widget boy cultureGay teen tortured in Russia dies.

*widget boy cultureBlinking owl = cutest thing you'll see today.

*widget boy cultureGay biker culture.

Motorcycle-kissBorn to ride this way.

 
Jun 20 2013
Need To Know: Marry Ya Later, Alligator; Deen's Goose Cooked?; Hammer Time + MORE Comments (0)

Florida-gay-marriage-banMarried to it.

*widget boy cultureCan Florida's marriage-equality ban be reversed?

*widget boy cultureMadonna uses new makeup artist. How to get her Dietrich look. Madonna-Dietrich

*widget boy culturePaula Deen is racist, anti-Semitic along with phony.

*widget boy cultureArmie Hammer wants to be rough in bed, but won't.

*widget boy cultureAmazing furry stockings for girls.

*widget boy cultureGay couples discriminated against when renting.

*widget boy cultureS. Australian parliament get behind marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureD&G convicted of tax evasion, sentenced to jail.

*widget boy cultureParis Jackson's nanny was even creepier than her dad!

*widget boy cultureSerena Williams non-apologizes for Steubenville rape comments.

*widget boy cultureRoberto Cavalli inelegantly hosed down by young piece.

*widget boy cultureCher addresses her iconic tweet (are they iconic now?):