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Walt Cessna, an NYC clubkid who became a teen phenom in publishing (his zines The Key and Stop are collector's items) and was a photographer and artist closely associated with the downtown scene, has died at 52.
Trey Speegle, a friend and former boyfriend of Cessna's, writes:
He was brilliant and complicated and like many creatives, his own worst enemy. He was constantly writing and photographing and musing and telling us all what was “correct”, a term he used to describe anything he deemed brilliant and worthy of praise.
Cessna himself wrote on his Facebook page recently:
Twitter @kylegriffin1: Holy fuck — House Intel. Chmn. Devin Nunes claims never to have heard of Carter Page or Roger Stone aka “What's Aleppo?”:
Joe.My.God.: So many conspiracy theories, but here's a conspiracy fact — 100s of 9/111 families suing Saudi Arabia for complicity in the attacks. Yes!
Pink News: George Michael knew he was dying: “I thought he was waking up and I saw him coming alive again, maybe the last flash of the candle.”
Rick's Real/Reel Life: If you like my tributes to old-timey movie & TV icons, don't miss Rick's remembrance of WKPD-TV's '70s & "80s Robert Osborne: Bill Kennedy!
Chicagoist: Tony Peregrin talks drag with RDR's Shea Couleé: “Drag goes so much further than just the gender-bending quality of the art form.”
“Patient Zero for Gay Rights” Lady Bunny makes a very colorful appearance on In the Dollhouse with Lina, talking about the genesis of her character, her first experiences with dolls, why she hopes Donald Trump will grab her pussy and the changing NYC scene.
Keep watching — it's riveting and she doesn't bash Hillary ...
ManRumpsXXX: Check out “Talk Like Sex,” a François Sagat butt-a-thon (Work Unfriendly), after the jump below ...
The Film Experience: Is Sally Field in The Glass Menagerie sublime?
Press Release: Artist Alan Gutierrez unveils sculpture to “celebrate the legacy of Miami-Dade County's LGBTQ champions.” It covers 1977-2017, includes Moonlight.
Daily Kos: White Southern male voter for Trump admits he was wrong — goes viral:
Trump voter James Walker, 31, from Nashville, says: "This is the first step: showing up and being honest." pic.twitter.com/kP1vLUHxNl— David Smith (@SmithInAmerica) March 15, 2017
(GIF via The Lisp)
Keep reading for that amazing, butt-tastic Sagat short subject ...
Seeing Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! next week — can't wait.
I've never even seen this show, nor have I ever seen the movie. I know, I know. There are some holes in my gay past. I did know about the show as a kid, thanks to this:
I'm particularly interested at this time, having finished Carleton Carpenter's excellent autobiography, in which he recalls touring with the show opposite Mary Martin (whom he loved) and Ginger Rogers (seemingly, less so).
That got me thinking about all the women who've played Dolly. With a hat tip to Richard Skipper's invaluable Call on Dolly ...
Other famous broads who've bought Dolly to life:
Via NYDN: Officer Michael Hance, who tasted viral fame in 2015 when he was caught on video spontaneously doing a bump and grind with a reveler at the Gay Pride Parade, has succumbed to cancer at age 44.
His cancer was directly linked to his brave actions on 9/11, when he worked at the World Trade Center following the attacks.
Hance was diagnosed with cancer just this past November after a fall at home.
NYDN reports of his video antics:
Poseidon's Underworld: Explore every gay angle of a 1963 issue of 16 Magazine. [Screams of teenyboppers]
Joe.My.God.: Widow of Omar Mateen, Noor Salman, is remanded until trial.
Huff Post: Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland) points out that Trump may have fired Preet Bharara to hinder investigation into his own corruption.
Attitude: Why is Joan Collins still confused with Alexis Carrington? Because I was so bloody good, she asserts. Here's her fave Dynasty catfight:
(2) Logo's Fire Island scored by inspiring a hilarious parody: