33 posts categorized "MALAWI"

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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Aug 25 2013
Need To Know: RIP Julie Harris, Donatella Her About It, Divas On Parade + MORE Comments (0)

Julie_Harris-2Harris in East of Eden (1955) with James Dean.

*widget boy cultureActress Julie Harris dies at 87.

*widget boy cultureMadonna is possessed by the demon of adultery.

*widget boy cultureSigned Madonna print raises $7,700 for Raising Malawi. Upsize Small

*widget boy cultureIt might be Time to Upsize.

*widget boy cultureLady Gaga's ARTPOP has a song about Donatella Versace.

*widget boy cultureAlison Moyet on her new music & the state of music today.

*widget boy cultureAll the best MTV Video Music Awards performances.

*widget boy cultureRep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) vs. the Supreme Court.

*widget boy cultureSizzling undies calendar vs. Russia's anti-gay laws.

*widget boy cultureTransgender New Yorker Islan Nettles beaten to death.

Islan-NettlesMurdered for being different.

 
May 19 2013
Keep Your Pants Off! Comments (9)
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Madonna slew at The Billboard Music Awards, arriving in an outfit that was giving me The Blue Angel, Sex and Dick Tracy flashes...and that was also giving me flasher flashes, considering she skipped pants.

Madonna-Four-RoomsMadonna at 35 or 36 in 1995's Four Rooms...

Madonna-Billboard...and 18 years later, age 54!

Growing old "gracefully" is for people who could not wear this and look this good.

Celine-Dion-MadonnaKibitzing with Celine Dion!

Oh, and Keith at Billboard gets his Madonna moment, interviewing and posing with Madonna in one of her most memorable get-ups:

 
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 13 2013
Need To Know: Try THAT On For Size, Madonna Wins Malawi Word War, Georgia Loses The Race + MORE Comments (5)

Rafael-AlencarPorn-business casual

*widget boy cultureRafael Alencar tries on swimsuits. No changing room. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy culture"Sock, Cock, & Roll"...insane art piece. (Even Work Unfriendlier)

*widget boy culturePorti de Rossi & Ellen DeGeneres won't be moms. Ever. Shirtless-model-Bello-Mag

*widget boy cultureFrance racing toward marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureMalawi President "incandescent with anger"—Madonna off hook.

*widget boy cultureRepublicans "tremble in fear" of Hillary Clinton '16.

*widget boy cultureHey, Republicans, THIS is your party. Own it.

*widget boy cultureEven Georgia's GOVERNOR isn't down with integrated prom!

*widget boy cultureBallerina Maria Tallchief dies at 88.

*widget boy cultureMargaret Thatcher's impassioned anti-gay speech from '87.

*widget boy cultureTyrese despises fat cells.

*widget boy cultureAleksandar Tomovic brings color to Bello Mag.

*widget boy cultureDead man's donated organs rejected because he was gay.

Rocky-CampanaThe rejection occurred even before the transplant

 
Apr 12 2013
Need To Know: Who Told Madonna To Stick Her Butt Out?, Who Told Rebel Wilson To Eff Off?, Who's Embarrassed To Be A Republican? + MORE Comments (0)

ShirtlessCoincidentally, he has blue balls now, too!

*widget boy cultureCool—and hot—Adidas ad.

*widget boy cultureAll of The Man Behind the Throne: "Stick your butt out, Honey."

*widget boy cultureGloria Steinem defends Kim Kardashian.

*widget boy cultureMO man denied visitation with sick partner & arrested gets a break.

*widget boy cultureMadonna refutes Joyce Banda's "lies," recommits herself to Malawi. Kellan-lutz-op-04102013-02-580x435

*widget boy cultureRussell Crowe to Rebel Wilson: "Fuck off."

*widget boy cultureZambian gay HIV activist arrested after TV appearance.

*widget boy cultureNHL prepping for gay players.

*widget boy cultureRNC doubles down against equality.

*widget boy cultureKid Rock "fucking embarrassed" to be a  Republican.

*widget boy cultureTrump's kid gets slathered in caviar. Nightly.

*widget boy cultureHomophobe compares homophobes to Jews in Germany.

*widget boy cultureKellan Lutz shucks shirt for OP.

*widget boy cultureGet your Pride Stache here.

*widget boy culture"Condom Pope" goes on display.

*widget boy cultureThe past, present and future of gay porn, by a convicted pimp.

*widget boy cultureRyan Murphy & Portia de Rossi cover Out.

*widget boy cultureJay Anthony Parks backs that thing up.

Jay-Anthony-ParksA little Parks recreation.

 
Apr 11 2013
Need To Know: House Dropped On Thatcher; Look, Ma...No Underwear!; Safe To Cornhole in MT + MORE! Comments (1)

Ding-Dong-the-witch-is-dead-Margaret-ThatcherGuess witch song is #1?

*widget boy cultureThatcher dies, Judy Garland's "Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead" hits #1 on UK iTunes. Margaret-Hamilton

*widget boy cultureAMAZING remix of "Ding-Dong! The Witch is Dead" from 1996.

*widget boy cultureMichelle Obama tears up over gun control.

*widget boy cultureWashington State goes after anti-gay florist.

*widget boy cultureJocks who go commando.

*widget boy culture13 y.o. dachshund has the world's best owner.

*widget boy cultureStacey Dash (who???) vs. Jay-Z & Beyoncé.

*widget boy cultureMontana House decides sodomy is legal after all.

*widget boy cultureRick Santorum disinvited from speaking at MI school.

*widget boy cultureOne of my new favorite artists.

*widget boy cultureBroadway Bares: Solo Strips returns, nakeder than ever. Good cause, great buns.

*widget boy cultureHow do you expect a president to react when you fire her sister? "Uncouth" means "she knows too much."

*widget boy cultureYour chance to meet Constantine Maroulis & Deborah Cox.

*widget boy cultureMen's underwear of the month club:

UNDERWEARThe long and shorts of it

 
Apr 10 2013
Need To Know: Billion-Dollar Baby, Madonna vs. AIDS, Cary Grant Cruises Onto DVD + MORE! Comments (4)

Cubist-artI wish I had been around when Lauder was handing out presents...

*widget boy cultureLauder's BILLION-dollar art gift.

*widget boy cultureHIGH THERE: Azealia Banks & Snoop Lion chat.

*widget boy cultureSouth Africa announces $10 anti-retroviral drug.

*widget boy cultureSharon Needles quizzed at The Hookies.

*widget boy culture14 foods you should never eat.

*widget boy culturePDF: Amazing toy & pop culture auction.

*widget boy cultureCary Grant Film Collection hits DVD.

*widget boy cultureMadonna as a "cure" for AIDS.

*widget boy cultureMadonna fires Kabbalah from Raising Malawi.

*widget boy cultureAndy Cohen's cowgirl-position face.

AndycohenwouldyouhititWatch what happens...

 
Apr 09 2013
Gut Check vs. Spellcheck Comments (15)

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Madonna has taken some hits from the media for her fawning letter to Malawi's prez, Joyce Banda. They've called it "rambling" (???), criticized it for being handwritten and pointed out that it was riddled with errors. (For the record, she misspelled "responsibility" with an "a" and left out a word.)

Where is the condemnation of HuffingtonPost...which can't even spell "Madonna" in a header? lol

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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!