971 posts categorized "NEW YORK"

Oct 30 2014
My Mommy Isn't Anti-Gay Because I'm Gay And She Loves Me Comments (0)

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Nan Hayworth, a right-winger with a largely anti-gay record (she was on board with ENDA), is employing her son in her battle to regain her House seat in New York from Sean Maloney (D), who defeated her in 2012.

Hayworth's son says she's always been there for him and will always be there for us in a cloying ad that has some pretty laughable mugging as Hayworth hugs him.

Look, dude, your mother gets NO points for loving her child. Dick Cheney loved his gay kid, too, but that didn't stop him from being a part of the most virulently anti-gay administration imaginable. 

In fact, it makes me all the angrier that this woman has a gay child and yet is a member of a political party whose platform has discrimination codified into it—just read it and weep. That's who your mother is. It's great that she cuddles with you, but intelligent gay people who aren't looking for her approval demand respect from and a commitment to equality from their elected officials.

 
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Sean-VerdiVerdi, who died this week at 23

Hotel magnate Ian Reisner has a reputation for collecting pretty boys and hosting them at his multi-million-dollar apartment, often in groups after nights of partying. That image won't help him a bit as the parents of Sean Verdi, a young man who died after a drug-fueled evening with Reisner, and authorities mull what to do next. Verdi, who was found sprawled unconscious in Reisner's tub after an unsuccessful attempt to revive him, was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.

The media has, predictably, played up Reisner's reputation—and age (46).

It's been a terrible, no-good, horrible year for Reisner, who was arrested after a traffic accident earlier this year and whose brother was recently murdered.

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Oct 29 2014
Need To Know: Draggin' His Heart Around + Rich CEO + Jolie's Tea Party + Gaga Preggers + Hook-Up Hell + MORE! Comments (0)

SummerlinSuffer.

*widget boy cultureSummerlin gay boy teams up with RuPaul drag vet.

*widget boy cultureGay man named head of Discovery Network.

*widget boy cultureLaraine Newman remembers Marcia Strassman.

*widget boy cultureImagine Angelina Jolie playing Michele Bachmann???

*widget boy cultureThe boy looks good naked:

HOT-GUYSo much more to see...

*widget boy cultureWHEN HE'S RIGHT...: Elton John thinks young gays don't care about AIDS.

*widget boy cultureWTF?: Anti-gay airport attacker only eligible for slap on the wrist.

*widget boy cultureHoney Boo Boo's family isn't funny-stupid, they're stupid-stupid. Artbirth300x175

*widget boy culture“Lady Gaga” is “pregnant.”

*widget boy cultureMatt Crane is proud of his “large, defined” legs.

*widget boy cultureAaron Taylor-Johnson's ass habits.

*widget boy cultureThe most jaded gays ever finally have an outlet.

*widget boy cultureRight-wing nuts faking pro-choice outlook until post-election.

*widget boy cultureAnother gay hook-up goes very wrong.

*widget boy cultureGov. Scott Walker (R-WI) has a Palin-style word-stroke.

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Oct 27 2014
Need To Know: Desperately Seeking Hoodies + Jennifer, Justin Time + Rumor Control + Psychic Friends + MORE! Comments (0)

Madonna-hoodieGet into the hood...

*widget boy cultureCheap way to rock the Madonna Desperately Seeking Susan look.

*widget boy cultureJennifer Aniston got married/broke up.

*widget boy cultureRumer Willis doesn't want to be retouched.

*widget boy cultureNurse held for hours due to Cuomo/Christie Ebola measures hires lawyer.

*widget boy cultureKris Jenner has no shame.

*widget boy cultureNancy Reagan was fucking nuts. Proof? She spent $3K a month on an astrologer.

*widget boy cultureMama June is a terrible person: The sequel.

*widget boy cultureRobin Williams's gay-themed film may not be released.

*widget boy cultureSee how he looks in his undies:

UnderwearTook it off

 
Oct 25 2014
Need To Know: Rugby Goes Down + Bulging With Curiosity + Red Alert + Shaft Snood + Ebola Fever + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureMeet ex-rugby stud Jarryd Hayne.

*widget boy cultureLatest school shooter defies stereotypes: Popular jock.

*widget boy cultureNick Jonas plays “Guess the Bulge,” starring Zac Efron.

*widget boy cultureExtremely sexy ginger!

*widget boy cultureSurprisingly, Mama June is a terrible, horrible, nogood, very bad mom.

JockstrapNo.

*widget boy cultureThis item would've have aroused me even as a hormonal gay teen.

*widget boy cultureGotham star Corey Michael Smith's killer butt is all the rage on the Internet.

*widget boy cultureBAR NUN: Madonna reacts to Sister Cristina.

*widget boy cultureFirst new TV series of the year has been canceled, and it's...this one.

*widget boy culturePeople are getting STUPID about Ebola. Lizz Winstead is getting SMART.

*widget boy cultureAfter the jump, haunting video from the discovery of Ebola in 1976...

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Oct 23 2014
Donate Here, Donate Queer! Comments (0)

Rory-Max-KaplanRory Max Kaplan, Rory Max Kaplan's nipple & Tim McGarrigal

Nothing But Trash, the fun, retro(sexual) play by Andy Halliday that I reviewed a while back, is readying a commercial, Off-Broadway run...but it needs your help. And a little bit of your money:

Check out the crowdsourcing campaign here.

 
Oct 22 2014
She Put A Spell On Me: Meeting Annie Lennox Comments (0)
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 Dazzling Annie at B&N in the gallery above!

I've met some of my most intensely beloved '80s idols, but Annie Lennox was a hold-out...until tonight! Appearing at a Barnes & Noble Union Square chat with Rolling Stone's Anthony DeCurtis, she was promoting her new CD Nostalgia, a covers collection.

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Full tracklisting of Nostalgia:

“Memphis in June”

“Georgia on My Mind”

“I Put a Spell on You”

“Summertime”

“I Cover the Waterfront”

“Strange Fruit”

“God Bless the Child”

“You Belong to Me”

“September in the Rain”

“I Can Dream, Can't I?

“The Nearness of You”

“Mood Indigo”

IMG_9814I was able to snap some shots of Annie when she first arrived—all smiles, dutifully holding her CD up—and then snagged a front-row seat for the talk.

Annie looks great, and more importantly, she is an almost singularly cerebral popstar, one who spoke eloquently about the AIDS pandemic, the backstories she creates when singing a song and also about her #1 favorite gig ever—which just so happens to be the David Bowie duet I posted quite recently!

IMG_9807It was such a warm gathering, one that started with her thanking us for coming:

“I just to thank everybody that came here this morning...I want to tell you that I'm so grateful to you for taking time out of your busy lives to come to hear and wait to see me. That's touched me deeply, so thank you.”

Lennox spoke of how timeless the songs on her new album really are (many written in the '30s), admitted she adores “the down-the-rabbit-hole experience” of YouTube and confessed that she in fact used the site to help her in her song selection.

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Boy-Culture-logo1I was lucky enough to have photographer Bruce Glikas on hand to take my photo with Annie (I was one of the first to go, so she hadn't figured out to lean into the photo more just yet). When I had my moment with her, I told her that her early genderfuck presentation with Eurythmics, while not my issue, made me a better person by opening my mind to other possibilities at an early age. She listened intently and thanked me for sharing that. Probably the most substantive gush I've had toward a star I've encountered, but her intellectual conversation just prior was inspirational.

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Annie-Lennox-fan-2Greeting longtime fans Jeannie & Danny

Check out the full video after the jump and all my photos in the gallery at the top of this post...

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Oct 21 2014
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The New Yorker has a visually stimulating piece on the disappearing bookstores of NYC, and there's a nice Madonna mention. The biggest stars I've ever seen in a bookstore were Diane Lane and Josh Brolin.