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Aug 29 2016
6-PACK — Trump Gets The Bigot Vote + Don Cheadle Hopes Trump Dies In A Grease Fire + Bieber's Bubble + Thigh Gazing + Can't Keep His Weiner In His Pants — HUMA'S OUT! + RIP Juan Gabriel + Brian Sims = SIGH! Comments (0)

*widget boy culture59% of voters think Donald Trump's speech appeals to bigots. Is he already outta time? Don Cheadle goes Don Cheadle on his ass.

*widget boy cultureSpeaking of butts, Justin Bieber—God help me—has a pretty perfect one, and reveals it. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureUp-the-hirsute view of a muscleguy.

*widget boy cultureAnother Anthony Weiner sexting scandal. This time, he did it with an NRA/Trump supporter. HUMA'S OUT!

*widget boy cultureMexican icon Juan Gabriel dies of massive heart attack @ 66 in midst of tour.

Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 9.53.16 AMI want to steal Brian Sims's boyfriend's boyfriend. (Video still via Brian Sims)

*widget boy cultureKeep reading to watch Rep. Brian Sims lip-synching for his life as Ariel (while driving) ...

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Madonna Does Debbie Comments (0)
 

But Not Me........lol. 🐶 Thank you Debbie Harry 🙏🏻

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Madonna acknowledged one of her early idols, Debbie Harry, on Instagram this weekend. I'm sure Debbie will be flattered, but then I do recall she once said—when asked how it felt to be given credit by Madonna—“That's nice, but a check would be better.”

 
They Long To Be CLOSER To You ... Comments (0)

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One of Bryan Hawn's first videos with a love interest, it feels like. Check out his Chainsmokers “Closer” tribute after the jump ...

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6-PACK/vmas — Beyoncé Wins The VMAs, Underscores Issues Of Race & Gun Control + RiRi: Video Vanguard + Fallon Tweaks Lochte + Britney Pulls A Britney + Nick Jonas's Slab Of BACON! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Beyoncé wins MTV VMAs Video of the Year for “Formation,” dedicates award to New Orleans.

*widget boy cultureBeyoncé brought the Mothers of the Movement to the show.

Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 12.52.37 AMRihanna said her success is shared by just about everyone. (Video still via MTV)

*widget boy cultureRihanna's performances knock 'em dead at VMAs; 28-year-old takes home Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. Speech.

*widget boy cultureJimmy Fallon roasted Ryan Lochte for his lying scandal. ABOVE: Michael Phelps was shocked.

Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 12.57.16 AMI don't get the appeal of this song. Anyone? (Video still via MTV)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Britney decides to go sexy for a change with “Make Me ... ” performance at MTV VMAs with G- Eazy. 

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Not-gay Nick Jonas performed “Bacon” on the VMAs, and Joanne Prada scammed her way into it.

 
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.

1471884724160819_Frank_Ocean_Endless__538x370Frank Ocean in a still from Endless (Video still via Boys Don't Cry)

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.

 
Aug 28 2016
6-PACK — The Book Of Mark + Robert Gant: Hallmark Of An Actor + Rush To Judgment + ISIS Dreaming Of A Straight, White Male Election + It's Britney (Again), Bitch + Jimmy, Jimmy! Comments (0)

Screen_Shot_2016-08-26_at_11.35.20_PM.0.0Bingham as a youth (Image via ESPN)

*widget boy cultureESPN retells the story of Mark Bingham, the gay rugby player who behaved heroically on 9/11.

*widget boy cultureOut actor Robert Gant is the male lead in a new Hallmark TV movie. His leading lady is Debbie Gibson.

*widget boy cultureRush Limbaugh inspired a lesbian farmer tribute. Yeah, let's go with tribute.

*widget boy cultureISIS praying for a Trump victory?

*widget boy cultureBritney Spears's latest comeback—in 90 seconds. Eric Decker's butt in 1 second.

*widget boy cultureGood art, Adventures of Superman, James Bridges' awards up for grabs in late gay actor Jack Larson auction.

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Aug 26 2016
6-PACK — Cry Me An Ocean, Universal + SPA NIGHT's Casting Call + Big Fraudia + Troye Sivan & Lucky Blue Smith + Wrestlermania + Marti Gould Cummings Back For More! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureFrank Ocean's Blond is a #1 chart and critical smash, but it's also P.O.ing the music industry. How he did it.

000068.26549.16574_spanight_still1_joeseo_bykijinkim_-_h_2016(Movie still via Spa Night)

*widget boy cultureGay-themed Spa Night has an Asian lead, so producer saw 100 (instead of 1,000+) actors for the part.

*widget boy cultureBOUNCE ON OUTTA HERE: Big Freedia gets three years of probation for Section 8 fraud.

Screen Shot 2016-08-26 at 9.58.45 AMBig Freedia (Video still via WGNO)

*widget boy cultureOut artist Troye Sivan covers V ... with a half-naked girl.

Cqtm6i5VIAA5Jhs.jpg-largeTaylor Hill & Troye Sivan, Lucky Blue Smith & Kacy Hill (Images via V Magazine)

*widget boy cultureSomeone should tell this wrestler about the concept of bad touch. Or maybe not. Plus, Alexander Ludwig's butt.

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*widget boy cultureMarti Gould Cummings is returning to 54 Below to rock with you.

 
Aug 25 2016
6-PACK — Pulse Survivors' Bills Covered + Boiling-Water Attacker Gets 40 Years + Pro-LGBTQ Vet Slain + Robbie Rogers' Tormentor Punished + Scott Eastwood: Only Pretty On The Outside + Shawn Mendes Can't Have Sex?! Comments (0)

CqtUZKjWAAQkx0PTim Tebow with Pulse survive Rodney Sumter (Image via Instagram @ihollyrod)

*widget boy cultureOrlando will not bill Pulse gay nightclub mass-shooting survivors for their (astronomically expensive) treatment.

*widget boy cultureMan who deliberately poured boiling water on sleeping gay couple gets 40 years in prison. Bye-eee!

Screen-shot-2016-08-25-at-9-26-820x430Tromain Mackall (Image via WDCD)

*widget boy cultureVeteran Tromain Mackall was murdered, his body stuffed into a toolbox. Was it because he was dating a trans girl?

*widget boy culturePlayer suspended for calling Robbie Rogers a “queer” denies it, says he simply swore at him.

*widget boy cultureScott Eastwood's ex-GF died in a car crash and he never called her dad, never sent flowers, never attended her memorial.

*widget boy cultureNewly-18 Shawn Mendes to Billboard: Sex, post-fame, is “impossible”; he “hooked up” with an older woman, but she freaked.

Shawn-Mendes(Image via Billboard)

 


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