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Oct 13 2016
6-PACK — Brother Love + Joe Jonas: Big Star + Queens vs. Trump + SPY Like Us + Miss Jackson, Is You're Pregnant + Power Ranger Tail! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureMeet the Pauls, brothers who lost their shirts and made their names on the Internet.

*widget boy cultureJoe Jonas lost his virginity at 20 to a famous girl, claims he has the biggest Jonas bone-as.

*widget boy cultureBeauty queens vent about mistreatment at the hands of Trump.

*widget boy cultureThe rebirth of Spy Magazine ... if only for a little while.

*widget boy cultureJanet Jackson is officially pregnant.

*widget boy culturePower Ranger Davi Santos shows you his booty. (Work Unfriendly)

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Sep 07 2016
HEAT INDEX — Leg Day + Men Of Color + Henry Cavill + Colby Jansen + Nick Jonas & James Franco + Work Of Art + Nyle DiMarco + Mantique + HIT THE FLOOR + A Bit Behind! Comments (0)

He stoops to conquer. #legs #hot #men #nycmen #menofnyc #thighs #guys #hot #surreptitious

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ABOVE: Legs for days!

LOVERS OF MEN OF COLOR: This Instagram's for you.

SUPER, DUPER MAN: Henry Cavill shirtless, romping on the beach.

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STUDIO SERVICE: Adult star Colby Jansen launching his own studio. (Work Unfriendly)

HAZY DAYS: Nick Jonas/James Franco frat flick looks, um, kinda hot.

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NYLE DiMARCO WANTS YOU: To marry him?!

AGED BEEF: Michael Michaud offers this taste:

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KISS OFF: See the steamy male kiss (in the shower) that Hit the Floor ended on.

GOT HIS BACK: He looks good from behind. So do they!

Aug 29 2016
Boys Don't Cry: On Gay Blogs Covering Frank Ocean, Other Gay Artists & Hot Straight Guys Comments (0)

Esquire, not exactly known for its stake in LGBT visibility and rights, tweeted this catty jab at gay blogs, piggybacking on the recent criticism that gay blogs had not been covering Frank Ocean enough, even though he is an out artist, and on complaints of “gay-baiting” from stars like the Jonases.

The insult is that gay blogs cover straight artists to the exclusion of gay artists, either out of some sort of lack of consideration for GULP our own kind, or maybe because Frank Ocean is black, which of course picks another fight, a diversity fight.

We don't need a non-LGBTQ website/social media outfit run by a massive corporation that can pick and choose what it wants to cover (and by the way, is not forbidden from covering gay artists themselves) wading into the fray and attempting to needle gay people on a sensitive topic just so they can get some people riled up on Twitter when they couldn't give two f*cks about the issue beyond the depth of those few characters.

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In my opinion, the argument that Frank Ocean wasn't covered enough is nuts. I saw him mentioned on the biggest (bigger 'n' mine, and I covered him several times) gay blogs. If he wasn't covered more, I would chalk that up to a lot of things other than gay blogs being racist or somehow unsupportive of out gay artists.

First, the blogs at my level and below, we are not making any f*cking money. We are putting stuff up for the sheer pleasure of it, and that means we are not necessarily treating our blogs as being all things to all people. So there are going to be holes. For example, I don't like R&B music. I don't like rap. I don't like tattoo culture. I don't drink, smoke or do drugs—yes, even marijuana. I'm not the most fashionable guy alive. I'm also frickin' old, so that colors my tastes. I'm not sure how many hours I am supposed to spend as a public service, but I spend plenty and am not willing to spend more. So whatever crosses my path and interests me and will get clicks or will please me is what goes up.

Don't like it, look elsewhere or sacrifice your own time and money and do your own damn blog. 

Or go to work for the website and social media of a giant magazine owned by a giant corporation where you can get paid (something) to be a snarky bitch.

Second, Frank Ocean is seen as a great artist. People are dying for his music, and his sales strategy is unique and is newsworthy (which I have posted about). However, a stream of Frank Ocean stories is not possible because he does not put himself out there like many other artists do, so there is less of an interest in his persona. He isn't selling his sexuality (by which I don't mean his sexual orientation; but that, either), so he is not going to be as clickable. Does that mean he shouldn't be covered at all? Hell, no. But he is not going to be as widely covered as artists whose personae are driving popular culture, and it might even mean he will be less covered than some artists who have not much else going for them but their sexiness.

Sexy = clicks, and sexy is not a bad thing. It's the drumbeat beneath a lot of what makes the world go 'round.

Third, Frank Ocean is a huge, f*cking star. He is not—unlike some artists—beholden to gay blogs. He has his choice of media outlets, and he doesn't seem to engage many of them. That works for him. He is hot-hot-hot, and being less available is part of what helped make his new music so anticipated. What is a gay blog supposed to cover about him, other than an album review (I don't do those—I like doing those, but I have no time, and I certainly was never sent his album to listen to and cover) and the news of his success?

Short version: Frank Ocean is awesome, is a force, is a great stride forward for LGBTQ people, and deserves to be noticed. But in a time when non-corporate blogs make so little money and have to wrack their brains (or, in the case of many blogs you may think are run by committee, their brain), it's a little ridiculous to sneer at them/us for not covering any particular topics or artists enough. Call me to complain when I'm turning down requests for coverage by gay artists, because I often post gay artists, including total newcomers, and I have never been pitched Frank Ocean. (I'm not hurt. If I were Frank Ocean, I wouldn't be looking at my marketing plan and bemoaning the lack of a Boy Culture feature pitch.)

On the topic of pitching, I had a frustrating conversation with a millennial recently who kept saying he hates Nick Jonas. Why? Because of that speech at Stonewall, because he's gay-baiting. Gay-baiting, gay-baiting, gay-baiting.

You know what's offensive to me? When an artist does not like or care about LGBTQ people and tries to pander to us. That does not describe Nick or Joe Jonas, as I know from personal experience, and as anyone should know from checking out their history in a very anti-LGBTQ church and then their personal-epiphany paths toward speaking out positively about gay people. To me, when a public figure does that, that is positive, period. When a musician actively includes LGBTQ fans in his or her marketing strategy, that is a sign of respect, not a sign of contempt, and it's embarrassing when gay people repay this with jeers. It is cartoonish hipster to want equal rights but to question the motives of everyone who agrees with you.

The capper? The young guy I was talking to, who had such seething anger regarding LGBTQ issues and how we are being marketed to, sees Hillary and Trump as the same—and isn't registered to vote.

Easier to get mad about a sexy guy telling his young fans it's okay to be gay than to choose between a politician who is demonstrably and vocally pro-LGBTQ and one who is the opposite? And I'm supposed to be offended by the frequency with which cute Nick and cute Joe Jonas show up on gay blogs?

F*ck that.

Jul 26 2016
HEAT INDEX — Red Alert + Pooling Their Resources + Bradley Cooper + Better Off Dreads + Joe Jonas + Hairy Selfie + Sen. Cory Booker + Jonathan Groff + Chris Pratt + Embarrassment Of Riches! Comments (0)

ABOVE: Nope, you that doesn't make you look fat.

DATING POOL: Manhunt's Boston pool party.

ALL I EVER WANTED: Bradley Cooper takes a vacation from clothing.


DELETE YOUR SHIRT: Joe Jonas's nipples approve this message.


POLITICALLY ERECT: It's politics, but Sen. Cory Booker is fine

YOU'LL NEVER EAT LUNCH ... : Jonathan Groff feasts on Michael Rosen in Looking. (Work Unfriendly)

STILL HUNKY: Chris Pratt never disappoints.



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Jun 21 2016
HEAT INDEX — Hiddleston Strips + Keanu Outed? + Hot Mag + Drake On Top Of Nick J + Brad Influence + BROADWAY BARES Fall-Out + Finn Cole's Best Side + Body By Quad + Zayn Relief! Comments (0)

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TOOK IT OFF: Tom Hiddleston strips to his underpants and reclines for W Magazine.

OUTING KEANU REEVES: Pure fantasy or a very hot memory of fact?


IF ONLY: Drake tops Nick Jonas.

PITT STOP: Brad Pitt dons Days of Thunder drag.”


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MALE BONDING: More Broadway Bares buddying up.

FINN COLE'S BOOTY: Actor goes back to nature in Animal Kingdom. (Work Unfriendly)

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THE QUAD SQUAD: Biggest quads ever?

DAMN, ZAYN: Malik flashes his underarms (and more) for Paper Magazine:


I can't even take it. @zayn by @paolakudacki for @papermagazine #InZayn #sexy

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6-PACK — Musto Read On Nick Jonas & Lady Gaga + Baby Got Beck + BIG HOMOPHOBE + Hillary > Trump + Cosmetic Work, Work, Work, Work, Work + Sotomayor Seeks Justice! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureAs always, Michael Musto writes provocatively and thoughtfully on whether Nick Jonas & Lady Gaga are gay allies or opportunists.

*widget boy cultureActor Tom Beck bares his backside in a German flick. (Work Unfriendly)

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*widget boy cultureWhy is there always a resident homophobe on Big Brother? Do they do this with racists???

*widget boy cultureIt's all about the electoral college, but FYI, Hillary is way ahead of Trump in a new national poll.

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*widget boy cultureGuess the cosmetic procedure one expert thinks just about every famous woman has had? Yes, even her.

*widget boy cultureJustice Sotomayor's latest dissent is a withering essay that nods to #BlackLives Matter. 

Jun 16 2016
6-PACK — BROADWAY BARES On Demand + Friendly Skies + Jamaican A.G. Dishonors Orlando Dead + Republicans Spit In Face Of Orlando Dead + Nick Jonas Advertises Firm Booty + YOU CAN PEE NEXT TO ME! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureThe June 19 Broadway Bares installment will be TV-oriented with a “brand-nude spin.” Plus, Laverne Cox landed Rocky Horror from last year's perf.

*widget boy cultureHow an Orlando victim's grandma was treated on a JetBlue flight will bring you to tears.

*widget boy cultureJamaica's A.G. has a problem with the U.S. embassy raising a rainbow flag in honor of Orlando. I, in turn, have a problem with Jamaica's A.G.

*widget boy cultureIn the shadow of the Orlando mass shooting, Republicans blocked a gay-rights bill in the House. Fuck you, Gays for Trump.

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*widget boy cultureNick Jonas tells Andy Cohen he absolutely likes getting spanked: “I've got a firm ass.”

*widget boy cultureOkay with trans people in the bathroom? Urine good company: George Takei agrees! Shirt benefits Equality NC.

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Jun 14 2016
Absurdly, Nick Jonas Is Being Criticized Over Appearance At NYC Rally For Orlando Comments (0)

I can't wrap my mind around the insane political correctness times 100 that would make a queer activist feel “rage” toward straight ally Nick Jonas for having the cojones to dare speak out against anti-gay violence at last night's rally in front of the Stonewall in NYC.

Repeatedly attacked for being a “queer-baiter”—I guess non-gay celebrities who acknowledge, respect, play to and, yes, make money from their gay fans are exploiters?—Jonas is being called out for having no place at the rally.

I disagree. When I was a kid, I would have loved to have had such strong, outspoken support from straight allies int he media. Hell, Nick was raised in a very, very religious home—he could easily have kept his mouth shut as an adult and kept his early-days churchy fans happy. Instead, he has shown his comfort and rapport with LGBT people and is now speaking out about the atrocity in Orlando.

Don't attack your goddamned friends. No one is saying he's the new Harvey Milk, but his voice should be welcome.