1066 posts categorized "NEW YORK"

Apr 23 2015
The Pines & The Out Hotel On W. 42nd St. Are Dead To Me Comments (0)

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This blows my mind, not that rich assholes are often Republicans, not that gay rich assholes could be Republicans, but that gay rich assholes who are Republicans could even bear to be in the same room with the virulently anti-gay (and forget the gay issue, anti-intelligent) Ted Cruz. 

Weiderpass (Reisner is saying he was merely a guest...in his own apartment) held an intimate event for the buffoonish Cruz at which Cruz allegedly said he'd be okay if one of his children were gay (how big of him!), though he is still opposed to gay marriage and any LGBT protections.

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Reisner's bullshit comment to the Times that he disagrees with Cruz on social issues is not helpful. It's the same thing as saying you don't personally care about those issues if you're willing to back or even support at this level a person who is actively opposed to them. What's the point of donating money to gay causes then supporting a president and party whose platform is against those causes?

Cruz is strongly for a business's right to refuse service to gay people!

What's even more mind-blowing is that Cruz would show up to an event at an apartment where a gay man died after a night of sex and drugging. It's not like Reisner murdered him, but Jesus, the optics are pretty shocking. I wouldn't let a pro-gay candidate set foot in that place, let alone would I advise a conservative to pose for photos there.

Reisner and Weiderpass own The Out on W. 42nd Street, a gay hotel (which, whenever I say that to anyone from outside NYC, never fails to elicit confusion).

Reisner also now owns the Pines. What an insidious thing—anti-gay forces (even if they're gay tools) will be taking gay money and, in all likelihood, funneling it to political interests that are anti-gay. It's a self-defeating cycle.

Does anyone want to explain to me why I should ever feel good about setting foot in The Out again? I've already got a damn Braodway Bares Solo Strips ticket. (I've never been to Fire Island, so me not going to the Pines is a hollow declaration.)

Boycotts, some say, are not effective. Others disagree. But how about, results aside, boycotting aside, just feeling sick giving money away to someone who thinks Ted Cruz is a serious person?

I am against denying services to people for their political beliefs. If I owned a printing press, I'd print anything legal. If I owned a bakery, ditto. But this is discretionary money spent for enjoyment, and I don't see why I shouldn't take mine elsewhere.

UPDATE: Reisner issues a damage-control statement. He's got young, cute NYC nightlife types stanning for him on Facebook, too, arguing that we should be able to sit down with people with whom we have differences. Not when the difference is that person thinks I should be illegal.

 
Apr 21 2015
Need To Know: Male Hooters + That King You Do + Masc-ing Tape + Rent Boy + X-Men4Men + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureThe male version of Hooters is here!

*widget boy cultureMadonna denies texting at Hamilton. (Why now? Just keeps it going.)

*widget boy cultureDo Cucumber and Banana get better?

*widget boy cultureEmma Stone as Billie Jean King?

*widget boy cultureFull House reunion.

*widget boy cultureKylie Jenner is blowing up...and so are her fans' lips.

*widget boy cultureThe gay community's obsession with MASC.

*widget boy cultureWhy Armani is a hypocritical douche.

*widget boy cultureKanye West rejects Illuminati tag, supports Madonna.

*widget boy culturePulitzer Prize winner quit reporting so he could pay rent.

*widget boy cultureIf you like hot guys, you'll love this. (Work Unfriendly)

Tumblr_nn3t80Ws321sx9d42o1_540So many men...plenty of time.

*widget boy cultureTidal is all washed up.

*widget boy cultureAmerica's Got Talent contestant comes out as poz.

*widget boy cultureWhite cop who quit when black mayor was elected speaks out.

*widget boy cultureAbused trans inmate denied transfer.

*widget boy cultureDisgusting anti-gay day at school.

*widget boy cultureGay X-man!

*widget boy cultureMichele Bachmann is still alive, warns of Rapture.

*widget boy cultureDesign on a Dime is here.

*widget boy cultureChip Deffaa's Mad About the Boy spoofs gay musicals.

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Apr 16 2015
Guydar Comments (0)

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Via my Instagram.

 
Apr 15 2015
Need To Know: Hillary United + Jaden Ciccone + Tossing CUCUMBER's Salad + The Bad Old Days + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureHillary strengthens her position against Citizens United.

*widget boy cultureJaden Smith proclaims he's “the new male Madonna.”

*widget boy cultureMadonna & Janet Jackson on Square Pegs???

*widget boy cultureRihanna doing coke.

*widget boy cultureLOGO's Cucumber gets some love. (I thought it was like tofu.)

*widget boy cultureIan McKellen's new role.

*widget boy cultureA piece of history for $10,000.

*widget boy cultureKimora Lee Simmons gives birth.

*widget boy cultureNew Brad Gooch memoir: NYC, AIDS, the '80s & more.

*widget boy cultureBELOW: What a view!

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Apr 13 2015
Need To Know: Yes, We Kayne + Queen Of The Hil + Cop Killers + Just Kids + Abs Grab + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureKayne Lawton is the hottest jock-turned-model ever.

*widget boy cultureHillary Clinton's kick-off video featured 2 gay couples.

*widget boy cultureQueerty wants Hillary to woo us.

*widget boy cultureHRC is better-positioned to win this time.

*widget boy cultureHillary road trip!

*widget boy cultureWalter Scott's murder Michael Slager laughs over his kill.

*widget boy cultureAnother heinous murder-by-cop, complete with mockery.

*widget boy cultureMore signs that NYC's Chelsea is in a free fall.

*widget boy cultureCeleb ass-grabs.

*widget boy cultureMadonna posts rare pic with Basquiat.

*widget boy cultureThe MTV Movie Awards were eventful.

ZacDave Franco does what we'd all like to do to Zac—get a closer look.

 
Apr 12 2015
House Of (Madonna) Extravaganza Comments (0)

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Apr 11 2015
Need To Know: Jenner Warrior + Gay Barry Gay Married + Unreasonable Expectation Of Privacy? + Clinton/Obama + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureThe Bruce Jenner/Diane Sawyer teaser plays like a suspense film.

*widget boy cultureHot question of gay.

*widget boy cultureBarry Manilow's 1st wife glad he fell in love at the Copa, Copacabana...!

*widget boy cultureNYC artist wins—it's OK in NYC to photograph people through their windows.

*widget boy culture***HOT COWBOY ALERT!!! HOT COWBOY ALERT!!!***

*widget boy cultureChelsea Clinton sounds ready for Hillary.

*widget boy cultureFace it—President Obama really has been a fierce advocate.

*widget boy cultureObama & (Raul) Castro have a sit-down meeting. Right-wing heads 'splode.

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*widget boy cultureNick the Gardener, a.k.a. Billy Reilich, flashes for 2(x)ist.

*widget boy cultureQueen Bey & the Biebs @ Coachella.

*widget boy cultureAnti-gay pizzeria rolling in dough.

*widget boy cultureMary Kay Letourneau & Vili Fualaau reveal their kids.

*widget boy cultureHUNG UP: Size queen or mental case?

*widget boy cultureJustin Timberlake & Jessica Biel welcome a (future) boy (band member)!

*widget boy cultureI hope he (see below) is up for grabs.

GrabGrab bag? Don't mind if I do!

 
Apr 10 2015
Getting To The Bottom Of BROADWAY BARES Comments (0)

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Broadway Bares is celebrating 25 years with what is finally a really inspired theme (it's been a while): Top Bottoms of Burlesque. This is the kind of show that no matter how much you enjoy it, you can't wait to see how it ends...

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