93 posts categorized "NEW YORK TIMES"

Jan 23 2014
On The Money Comments (0)

Paul-Singer-gay-rights

Meet Daniel S. Loeb (L) and Paul E. Singer (R), the hedge fund giants who spoke out in favor of gay rights at Davos this week.

From a New York Times piece on gay rights at the forum, the following interesting commentary from U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) regarding Singer's conservatism vs. his gay-rights stance, which he modified when his adult son came out as gay:

"Also present were two Democratic United States senators, Patrick Leahy of Vermont and Claire McCaskill of Missouri, the latter of whom kidded Mr. Singer about his unusual circumstances as gay rights activist and Republican moneyman.

“'Paul, it’s a devil and angel situation,' Ms. McCaskill said. 'The angel hopes they see the light. The devil hopes they stay there so that we can beat them over and over again.'

"She later added, 'Let me be clear: I want the angel to win.'"

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Jan 16 2014
Playing Hod: Itay Defends Outing Aaron Schock Comments (0)

I'm totally in support of Itay Hod for reasons I have expressed over and over on this blog. I have Itay-Hodbeen behind outing since I first understood the concept. Actually, before then; because we have all openly talked about people we assumed were gay from our very earliest conversations about homosexuality.

From the latest New York Times piece on Hod's Facebook-outing of Aaron Schock:

"Mr. Hod says he thinks there’s a Catch-22—that editors essentially argue against outing without proof while at the same time denying reporters the time and resources necessary to prove it. 'I’m not a D.C. reporter,' he said. 'They should be asking those questions; that’s their job, and the fact that they’re not doing it is because this is still an icky taboo subject.'...

"...Is he now concerned that this posting will damage his own career as a journalist?

"'If I don’t get a job because of the fact that I asked this question, it’s not a job I’m supposed to have,' said Mr. Hod, adding that it was worth it because 'the conversation has started.'"

Out-standing.

 
Dec 31 2013
Need To Know: Base On Balls, Rodgers Plays Daddy/Boy, There But For The Grace Jones Of God + MORE! Comments (0)

Tumblr_mbquslJTvZ1r4glwho1_r1_400It was an exciting play.

*widget boy cultureAbove: And he's safe! (Oh, wrong sport.)

*widget boy cultureAaron Rodgers's dad (maybe) wants you to know his son is engaged.

*widget boy cultureGrace Jones is magic.

*widget boy cultureAt least 1/3 of Republican America has not yet evolved.

*widget boy cultureNY Times report on Benghazi was not a Hillary endorsement.

*widget boy cultureMadonna hits the bunny slope.

*widget boy cultureThe first four Hustling Webisodes are up today!

Andrew-Glaszek-Hustling-shirtlessHow much is  Andrew Glaszek worth, per hour?

 
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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#100

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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Sep 13 2013
Need To Know: Circle Twerk, A Little Brit, How Does RUMORS Get Started? + MORE Comments (0)

TWERK-ANdrew ChristianYou better twerk!

*widget boy cultureAndrew Christian boys "Twerk Off" together.

*widget boy cultureBrooklyn: Pop-Up Museum of Queer History. Tumblr_msbloo4Eve1rqj88io1_500

*widget boy cultureSee the cover for "Work Bitch!"—the new Britney single.

*widget boy cultureStarry reading of Neil Simon's Rumors...Broadway-bound?

*widget boy cultureI'm not the only one wanting to puke on Putin's op ed.

*widget boy cultureLady Gaga likes her men to be as aggressive as lesbians.

*widget boy cultureOFF THEIR CROCKERS: Wingnuts boycott Betty C.

*widget boy cultureGet FREE ART for a minimal donation to Chirp Radio.

*widget boy cultureDavid Tutera and partner, bitterly divorcing, will split up their twins.

*widget boy cultureKNOCKIN' 'EM DEAD: How to enjoy your tunes even after death.

*widget boy cultureJulie Chen cops to eyelid surgery. (And? And?)

*widget boy cultureSomeone who's single and shouldn't be pointed me to this heart-warming proposal:

 
Aug 23 2013
Need To Know: Beach Boy Toy, The 411 On That 911, The First Cut Is The Deepest, Weiner Trouble + MORE Comments (0)

Garrett-ClaytonTeen Beach Movie star.

*widget boy cultureGarrett Clayton of Teen Beach Movie is fucking hot.

*widget boy cultureThe Georgia school shooting 911 call is absolutely amazing.

*widget boy cultureNew York Times unsure how to handle Bradley aka Chelsea Manning.

*widget boy cultureAlabama congressional candidate demands that rivals be as anti-gay as he is.

*widget boy cultureA Kickstarter about circumcision: Pigs Without Blankets.

*widget boy cultureSen. Tom Coburn (R-Oklahoma) thinks Obama is "perilously close" to impeachment.

*widget boy cultureHow not to react to Chelsea Manning's transgender announcement.

*widget boy cultureSan Diego Mayor Bob Filner to pull out.

*widget boy cultureAnthony Weiner's sexting girl may have been exposed to HIV filming porn.

Leathers23n-1-webIs porn a "poor people job?"

 
Jul 20 2013
Need To Know: 1D 3-Way, On the D.L., Hi-Yo Silver Away! + MORE Comments (1)

Tumblr_mo98zlWMoe1qm2fs4o1_500No, that's what makes you beautiful.

*widget boy cultureIt's a One Direction sandwich!

*widget boy cultureFetishes are always in fashion.

*widget boy cultureON THE D.L.: Ex-gay loon D.L. Foster is, well, a loon. Like, for real.

*widget boy cultureMan sentenced for threatening Puerto Rican gay activist.

*widget boy cultureCAMEROOOOON! (SUCKS): Nation livid over news coverage of activist's death.

*widget boy cultureGlee premiere bumped to September 26.

*widget boy cultureNate Silver leaves New York Times for...ESPN???

*widget boy cultureWHAT A HEEL!: Miss Gay Nicaragua falls. Hard. But triumphs!

*widget boy cultureKeep calm and "Save the Queen" (Work Unfriendly).

*widget boy culture"Christopher is an asshole." = Key quote from Ciccone's obnoxious new show.

Christopher-CicconeHe blinks a lot like his sister Madonna.

 
May 05 2013
Just Let Go: Why Can't Some Gay People Get Over HIV-Shaming? Comments (21)

Corey-Johnson
Corey Johnson, who came out as gay as an 18-year-old high school athlete, worked as Towleroad's political director and is now running as a Democrat for City Council in NYC, has come out as being HIV-positive in a low-key New York Times piece that simultaneously addresses his relationship with mentor Tom Duane and the status of one's HIV status in 2013.

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Mar 14 2013
Flaming Fairies: The NEW YORK POST Has No Cred On Gay Issues Comments (5)

TrannyI don't argue that Dee was a hero, but the Post's writing seems to argue she wasn't a human being

GLAAD has refused a press-credential request from the New York Post, citing such recent Post headlines as:

"Fire kills tranny in dairy den"

I don't believe, as GLAAD does, that the word "tranny" is as universally insulting as the N-word. Plenty of transgender folks and drag queens ("drag queen" sounds like a term that will be considered offensive in a few years) use the word freely, and not just in the "reclaiming a hateful word" way that we have seen with black people using the N-word of gay people using "faggot."

However, the context is unmistakably dehumanizing and contemptuous when the Post—whose anti-gay coverage of AIDS in the '80s spawned GLAAD in the first place—uses "tranny" (and "she-male") in headlines to sensationalize and make light of stories about rape and assault and murder.

Stonewall

Reading the headline I highlighted above absolutely reminded me of the anti-gay coverage of Stonewall in the '60s, and especially of the heartless news coverage of the infamous Upstairs Lounge fire. Back then, when 29 gay people were burned alive,  The media was as anti-gay as the populace back then.

The Post is still publishing in the past, and, for all of its arguable flaws, GLAAD is trying to push the media into the present. I think GLAAD's decision is appropriate and I applaud them for making it.

 
Mar 13 2013
Kicking Sand In The Face Of The Bullying Bullies Comments (1)
Bully
I have made this point 100 times (most recently when I was hilariously accused of "bullying" an anonymous closet case), so of course I was all about it when I read it in the Times: Not everything is bullying. To casually refer to everything as bullying is to rob it of its seriousness. Stop doing it or I'll beat your ass.