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Jun 30 2015
Proud Of Pride Comments (0)

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Great links from Towleroad, Joe.My.God.OMG Blog, Wicked Gay Blog and Kenneth in the (212) for my exhaustive/exhausting Gay Pride gallery. Also pinned on the extremely sexy Sticky, and there's an entire different gallery of 150 pictures on Facebook.

 
Bursting With Pride: 150 Images From NYC Gay Pride Comments (0)
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Had an exhausting blast covering the NYC Gay Pride March. I showed up just past noon (step-off time), talked my way through the barricades (having a big-boy camera helps) and then proceeded to shoot the entire thing, from noon until seven. I ran down the route until I caught up with the very first floats, featuring grand marshals Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi, then worked my way back, eventually parking around 26th Street and shooting the parade as it unfolded around and past me.

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In the gallery above are 40 superhot guys from the parade; they represent different types. If you recognize any of them, let them know I am—as of last week—not merely single, but husband material.

Also, I'm on Grindr.

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After you get all hot and bothered by the gallery, let's starfuck, with all the stars and notable names I encountered:

IMG_6656Had no idea I was shooting Chelsea Clinton until she was on me, then a Secret Service dude was almost on me.

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Porn IMG_4893Those shameless CockyBoys, headed up by Tayte Hansen (above) and Logan Moore (directly above)

Corey IMG_5619City Council Member Corey Johnson, always radiating positivity

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Lea IMG_5198Lea fuckin' DeLaria, people!

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Raphael Miranda IMG_5060Forecast calls for a chance of drizzly panties: Sexxxy NBC weatherman Raphael Miranda

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Now, for the day's cutest (and in some cases hottest) couples and pairs:

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What follows are my absolute favorite shots from the parade, not counting any of the hottie photos:

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A couple of bulge-and-booty parting shots:

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And the rest are on Facebook. Follow me there.

 
Jun 29 2015
One Of These People Is About To Do A Death Drop @ Pride ... Comments (0)

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Jun 28 2015
Girls Who Give Up Just Like That Don't Get Gay-Married: Blondie & Morrissey @ MSG Comments (0)

I've seen Blondie perform live so many times at this point, I've lost track. Which is a good thing, and which is a thing I could not have dreamed (even if dreaming was free) in the late '80s, when I first got into them as a group. They were broken up and I was in Flushing, Michigan.

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DSC01661Debbie rocks!

Now, they're not. And I'm not.

Thanks to a freebie ticket, I wound up in the old-persons' seats (great view, side loge).

Excitingly, Debbie spoke about SCOTUS, and ended their set by wrapping herself in the Gay Pride flag: 

Debbie sounded great and had a sort of '6os-via-'90s bubblegum-pink dress on. She's turning 70 shortly. Hard to fathom Peggy Lee running around on the stage like Debbie, much less doing the punk rock. They played all their most essential hits and some great new-ish numbers, but I missed the first couple of songs because the geezers went on promptly at 8 p.m. It's okay, I feel I am in geezer territory myself.

Blondie was opening for Morrissey. Never been very into him. “Suedehead” (1988) might be my favorite (he did a great rendition of it two songs in), but I knew I was hoping against hope that I'd get The Smiths' “Girlfriend in a Coma” (1987). I did not.

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DSC01684Morrissey is not exactly a royal-watcher ...!

Morrissey sounds great but without an organic love of his songs, it was a tough slog for me. I appreciated his positive remark about SCOTUS, wasn't as into his sung belief that voting just supports a corrupt system (he isn't into Bernie or Hillary, just Jon Stewart or Bill Maher) and had to look away from the extensive videos of animals being destroyed for meat as he sang “Meat Is Murder” KFC Version. I'm with him for the most part; it's unconscionable how we kill animals to eat, and I gave up eating pigs and cows long ago. But it's also just too hard to watch. That kind of thing instills in me a despair that is lasting.

The night ended oddly, with Morrissey unceremoniously removing his shirt, bowing slightly and disappearing. Lights up.

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DSC01900At one point, Morrissey joked he was shy and said he must've been 12 when he played MSG 24 years ago.

 
Jun 26 2015
Need To Know: Bryce-Looking Fellow + Activist Or Heckler? + Palin Preggers + GONE WITH THE WIND Storm + Elation! Madonna Hits #84! + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureBryce Harper wants to flex you up + Aaron Taylor-Johnson Flaunts it!

*widget boy cultureTrans activist tries to shout down the prez, he ain't having it.

*widget boy cultureBristol Palin is surely the world's most judgmental cum-whore.

*widget boy cultureSPLC wins suit: Ex-gay conversion therapy is fraud.

*widget boy cultureGone with the Wind is racist, but is it the same as a Confederate flag?

*widget boy cultureCourtney Act's Reddit.com Q&A involves prostitutes and meth conventions.

*widget boy cultureTyler Posey's 1st kiss was ... Miley???

*widget boy cultureAlso, Courtney will Tumblr for ya!

*widget boy cultureMadonna hits the Hot 100, plus Billboard's two bits on the $10 debate.

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*widget boy cultureKennedy and Roberts helped save Obamacare. Why Roberts? This.

*widget boy cultureBobby Jindal gives no head.

*widget boy culture3 simple safety tips everyone should follow.

*widget boy cultureIn the privacy of my own home? FUCK THAT.

*widget boy cultureHuge, huge ass. Unbelievable.

*widget boy cultureRose McGowan blasted Adam Sandler, got dropped by her agent.

*widget boy cultureChris Crocker gets lips enhanced, gets nose out of joint.

*widget boy culture#ageism: NYC's oldest gay bar closes.

*widget boy cultureWorld's sexiest Madonna fan? See his video here.

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Jun 24 2015
Drunk On Infamy Comments (0)

Tumblr_mw2ittaFBT1sar103o1_1280Macauley Culkin as Alig in the late-'90s biopic Party Monster

Michael Alig, the murdering club kid who got out of jail last year and professes to be sober, was drinking wine at the premiere of the movie Glory Daze this week. Alig, repped by R. Couri Hay (who also reps Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass; gee, he has great taste in clients), claimed he was only at the event to appease Hay, and claims wine is okay.

Sober means no wine, among other things, as we all know.

Oh, and the movie is a doc about his life, one about which he isn't thrilled. I'll drink to that.

 
Cox & Bottoms: Broadway Bares Turns 25 ... And The Other Cheek Comments (0)
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Dozens of photos in the gallery above!

Check out my other Broadway Bares-related posts herePlease let me know of any names I got wrong or am missing. Please feel free to pluck photos for posting on Facebook, but tag me and the people in them. One shot too naughty for this blog appear at my adult tumblr (Work Unfriendly). Enjoy, and please donate to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

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10389967_10153296937226001_4660789475532557727_nI skipped Broadway Bares last year after getting reamed for taking photos at a Solo Strips, but returned Sunday for Broadway Bares 25: Top Bottoms of Burlesque, the silver-anniversary installment of Jerry Mitchell's unfortunately-still-necessary AIDS charity show that rounds up as many hot and talented chorus boys and girls from Broadway and Broadway-adjacent (and a few who just have roommates on Broadway) to put on a one-night only, two-times only, razzle-dazzle-'em-at-any-cost show.

I decided to go back because I missed the good time and knew the dancers always seem to like having photos to share, people affiliated with the show “like” them on Instagram, etc. Where we stood, everyone around us had their phones out. I think the rule about photos is a misguided fear that it will bite into the show's revenues. In reality, since it's a show that happens once a year, seeing photos from it just encourages people to come the following year, and/or to seek out the merch. I have had a lot of readers say they now travel in for the show thanks to the photos I've posted. So hopefully it helps.

You would think this year's title would mean it was going to be 100% up my alley (I am the original ASSMAN), but I found it to have no more or less tail than past editions, save for its hilariously sexy opening—the curtain lifted to just above waist-level to reveal a bevy of dimpled booties peeking out at the crowd. It was not unlike waving a turkey at a bunch of starving bums on Thanksgiving and saucily asking, “White meat or dark?”

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Directed by Jerry Mitchell and Nick Kenkel, who choreographed it with Laya Barak, Jim Cooney, Armando Farfan Jr., Peter Gregus, Ryan Lyons, Brice Mousset, Rachelle Rak, Michael Lee Scott, Kellen Stancil and Sidney Erik Wright, the show loosely followed the travails of a wannabe played by Nick Adams, he of the Mario Lopez-threatening biceps.

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Adams starts out too shy to be a stripper, but luckily falls in with the wrong crowd and everything works (and comes) out in the end.

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Along the way, the show included 11 tight numbers (it felt super fast this go-round, and I hated the Hammerstein venue as compared to the more spacious and now vanished Roseland), often takes on classic show tunes, always ending with a little more nudity than you might encounter in a locker room.

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“Take It from the Top” was a sterling opener starring Harvey Fierstein and Callan Bergmann, a one-time Mr. Broadway, the latter of which as a great opener. Bergmann's were choice cheeks to inaugurate a buns-hun show, and he was one of the performers who really shone this year.

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Jun 19 2015
Barefoot In The Park Comments (0)

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See you at The Barefoot Bear Garten Pride Celebration?