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Apr 14 2017
6-PACK — Trump May Attack North Korea + (Read That First One Again) + Naked Came The Mr. Universe + Gay LAST SUPPER Working Last Nerves + RIP Tim Pigott-Smith & Larry Fortensky + Trump Jr. Mocks Gays + Katy Perry's In VOGUE! Comments (0)

WIDGETHuff Post: Yeah, so Trump is actually considering bombing North Korea, which is run by a(nother) madman, who (also) has nuclear weapons, and is 35 miles from Seoul.

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WIDGETOMG Blog: Four-time Mr. Natural Universe Mike O'Hearn reveals his love muscle. (Work Unfriendly)

WIDGETtheOUTfront: I always thought the gay Last Supper was something you'd chase with Clenbuterol, but apparently it's this. And people are mad as fire.

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WIDGETTellyspotting: Tim Pigott-Smith of The Jewel in the Crown (1984) fame, dies @ 70. Larry Fortensky died in 2016! WTF?

WIDGETTowleroad: Donald Trump Jr. mocks LGBTQ students protesting a campus Chick-Fil-A.

WIDGETDListed: Katy Perry is woke, guys.

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Apr 12 2017
6-PACK — Kansas Outcome Bodes Well For Dems + Spicer Downplays Holocaust + Janet's $500M Divorce + Texas & North Carolina Fighting Like Hell To Screw Gays + J. Geils, RIP Comments (0)

WIDGETDaily Kos: Kansas House race swings heavily Dem in dark red district — good omen for mid-terms.

WIDGETHuff Post: Trump spox Spicer downplays the Holocaust, says Assad — unlike Hitler — gassed his own people; Pelosi: “Resign.”

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WIDGETOMG Blog: Sounds like Janet Jackson married for money. A lot of it. And a baby. And out!

WIDGETTowleroad: Texan tools advance bill allowing state clerks the right to refuse to grant same-sex marriage licenses due to religious convictions.

WIDGETTMZ: J. Geils of the J. Geils Band found dead @ 71.

WIDGETTwitter @dominicholden: Nutbag North Carolina goober Republicans file bill nullifying SCOTUS same-sex marriage decision. Good luck with that!

 
Apr 11 2017
MTV Reality Star Clay Adler Takes His Own Life Comments (0)

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DailyMail.com: Clay Adler, a 27-year-old reality star who became known on Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County from 2007-2008, took his own life while on a trip to the California desert with friends.

Adler reportedly shot himself in the head March 25, passing away from his injuries the following day.

Adler was a frequent hot-list choice for years. He acted in small roles in The Fish Tank and Make It or Break It (both 2009).

 
Apr 07 2017
Glenn O'Brien, NYC Style Institution & Downtown Figure, Dies @ 70 Comments (0)

Bomb_1_tvparty1_bodyGlenn O'Brien, onetime poet (Image by Bobby Gorssman)

Glenn O'Brien, a style icon and writer whose panache made him a downtown figure who transitioned to big-media success, has died.

O'Brien had been one of the last major figures associated with Andy Warhol's influential Factory of the '60s.

Screen Shot 2017-04-07 at 2.00.55 PMGlenn O'Brien: circa 1946—April 2017. (Image via headshot)

He was the very first editor of Andy Warhol's Interview, from 1971 to 1974, and frequently contributed both Q&As and music columns (“Glenn O'Brien's Beat”) to the long-running title. (Speaking of titles, he invented one: “editor-at-large.” He did so while editing High Times from home. The little joke became an industry standard.)

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6-PACK — Ride A Cowboy + Chicago's Chuck Hyde Dies + Oh, Good Lourd + Why Filibustering Gorsuch Was Worth It + Dustin McNeer's McButt + Ian McKellen's Early Gay Life! Comments (0)

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WIDGETKenneth in the (212): Kenneth takes you to where the boys are. And the men.

WIDGETChicago Pride: Longtime (30+ years) Sidetrack GM and staple of the Chicago gay scene, Chuck Hyde, dies @ 55.

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WIDGETTMZ: Billie Lourd is talented and I'm sad for her losses, but three generations of women involved with gay men? Wake up, already. Or stop treating us like idiots.

WIDGETMTV: Why Gorsuch was worth the filibuster — even if the Republicans ultimately got their way.

Screen Shot 2017-04-07 at 1.19.57 PMDustin McNeer (Image via Instagram @d_mcneer)

WIDGETOMG Blog: America's Next Top Model stud Dustin McNeer drops his pants, shakes his cheeks. (Work Unfrienly)

WIDGETRandom Acts: Ian McKellen's early gay life revealed in somber new short film:

 
Apr 06 2017
Insult-Comic Legend Don Rickles, Last Of His Breed, Dies @ 90 Comments (0)

DonRickles_825x595Don Rickles: May 8, 1926—April 6, 2017 (Valley Forge Resort & Casino)

Don Rickles, a take-no-prisoners insult comic who plied his trade in Vegas at the height of the Rat Pack 0342da8f258b611e159c5fcd14b90c6b years and became an imitable part of the culture, has died of kidney failure at 90.

Rickles received national exposure on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in the '60s, but would later deny it was Johnny himself who gave him his big break, instead referring to his initial appearance as an uneventful talent booking that blew up.

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The Queens-born comic was a WWII vet who sought a career as a dramatic actor, but resorted to stand-up to feed himself. He had a natural gift for handling hecklers, using a smart mouth and an intimidating, New York glare that delighted audiences, some of whom he called hockey pucks.

A chance enc0unter with Frank Sinatra led to headlining gigs in Las Vegas, where Rickles fearlessly mocked superstars, who loved his goodnatured attacks.

Rickles first appeared on film in 1958's Run Silent Run Deep, but had only a sporadic film career, one that included appearances in diverse fare like beach movies (1964's Muscle Beach Party and Pajama Party, 1965's Beach Blanket Bingo); a choice bit in Casino (1995); and as the voice of Mr. Potato Head in Toy Story (1995), Toy Story 2 (1999), Toy Story 3 (2010) and Toy Story 4 (completed, coming in 2019).

 

He was the uncredited announcer in the Jackie Susann film adaptation The Love Machine (1971), which starred fellow yuk-yuk-yukker, Shecky Greene (still alive at 90).

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Rickles was a  natural for the Dean Martin Celebrity Roast specials of the '70s, tearing into everyone in his path. He was the star of his own comedy series, C.P.O. Sharkey (1976-1978) and won the Emmy for his HBO special Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007). The latter was produced by his son, Larry, who died of pneumonia in 2011.

In 2007, Rickles joked that he was gay in a much-watched TMZ video.

In December 2016, Rickles was one of several performers 90 years of age and older profiled by The Hollywood Reporter, in a piece entitled, Creative Until You Die.

He sure was.

 
Apr 03 2017
Key West Remembers The Late, Great LGBT Rainbow Flag Creator Gilbert Baker Comments (0)

Andy gilbert kennethBaker (center) with bloggers Andy Towle (L) & Kenneth Walsh (R) (Image via Kenneth Walsh)

Gilbert Baker, who designed the iconic LGBT flag and who died unexpectedly last week, is being remembered by Key West, Florida, a community from which Baker took so much inspiration.

Obit for Gilbert Baker Here

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Mar 31 2017
Gilbert Baker, Creator Of The Rainbow Flag, Dies @ 65 Comments (0)

1024x1024Gilbert Baker: June 2, 1951—March 31, 2017 , with President Obama in 2016 (Image by Amanda Lucidon/The White House)

Gilbert Baker, the creator of the internationally recognized — and reviled, by villainous conservatives! — rainbow flag, has died at 65 at home in Manhattan.

Baker's death from natural causes was confirmed by publicist Jay Blotcher.

Along with inventing the flag, unveiled June 25, 1978, Baker also imbued each color on the flag with meaning:

Red = life

Orange = healing

Yellow = sunlight

Green = nature

Turquoise = magic/art

Blue = serenity/harmony

Violet = spirit

Baker served in the army from 1970-1972, depositing him in San Francisco at a fortuitous moment in gay history. His time in the military was recorded in Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the U.S. Military (St. Martin's Press, 1993) by the late Randy Shilts.

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IMG_3368I've shown my copy of Conduct Unbecoming that I read en route to the 1993 D.C. March, but here's the rainbow bracelet pressed into it. (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

Baker taught himself to sew, often creating banners and flags for marches against the war and for gay rights. He created flags for Mayor Dianne Feinstein of San  Francisco and for various heads of state in his career. His mile-long rainbow flag, displayed for the 25th anniversary of Gay Pride in NYC in 1994, was carried by 5,000 marchers, breaking a record as the world's biggest flag, a record he topped in 2003.

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According to Blotcher, Baker's final creation was a rainbow flag with nine colors — lavender was added to signify diversity. His new flag was designed to celebrate the 39th anniversary of the rainbow flag, and will be on display in San Francisco during Gay Pride.

He is survived by his mother and his sister.

 


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