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Aug 31 2018
Bishop Playfully Shades Ariana NEW SOMETHING' AT TACO BELL Grande At Aretha's Service Comments (0)

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Aretha Franklin was honored at a widely viewed service Friday, and one moment seems sure to live on, much like Aretha's hat at Obama's inauguration — the moment when a church elder admitted to Ariana Grande he thought, when he saw her name in the program, it was “a new somethin' at Taco Bell.&rdquo

He went on to praise her graciously ...

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Aug 26 2018
Neil Simon, Legendary Playwright, Dead @ 91 Comments (0)

Neil_Simon_-_1974Neil Simon: July 4, 1927—August 26, 2018 (Image via head shot)

RIP to Neil Simon, one of the absolute greats of the theater — and also an amazingly accomplished TV and movie writer. Full obit here.

Especially cruel that such a wit was felled by Alzheimer's disease, a terrible scourge we can only hope will be eradicated someday.

Aug 25 2018
Sen. John McCain Dies @ 81 Comments (0)

John_McCain _official_photo_portrait _111th_CongressJohn R. McCain, August 29, 1936—August 25, 2018 (Image via official head shot)

I can't muster any sadness over the death of Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), with whom I had so many profound disagreements, and who gave us Sarah Palin, who I would argue paved the way for the president version of Donald Trump.

However, in thinking about who he was and what he did, it is impossible not to see the clear differences between an ideological foe and a pile of steaming garbage, the latter of which Trump is, the former of which McCain was.

Full McCain Obit HERE

I had an interaction with McCain.

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Aug 22 2018
Nolan Gould's Fuzz + RIP Craig Zadan & Barbara Harris + Walls Closing In On Trump + Gay Nightmare In Ghana + Gay Cop Sues SFPD + BOY CULTURE: THE SERIES News + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Follow me today on Instagram for updates on Boy Culture: The Series! We are just two more shoot days away from wrapping on this project, and I couldn't be happier with how it's gone!

BELOW: Nolan Gould's pits, Trump's future is the pits, RIP to two Broadway legends, and much more ...

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Aug 16 2018
Aretha Franklin — Undisputed Queen Of Soul — Dies @ 76 In Detroit Comments (0)


Aretha Franklin has lost her long and mostly private battle with cancer today. She was 76.

Please take a moment to read my long obit for this unparalleled cultural icon.

Aug 09 2018
Dating App Art + Guydar + Sinclair Smited + Ingraham Talks Nazi Trash + Omarosa Recorded Trump + Cher Covers ABBA + Christian Mom vs. Gay Teacher + Margot Kidder's Cause Of Death + MORE — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Rules are made to be broken in.

BELOW: Keep reading for some startling gay art, a hot guy in the wild,  Omarosa's Nixonian moment, Margot Kidder's cause of death, and more ...

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Aug 08 2018
Out Tony Winner John Glines Dies @ 84 Comments (0)

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John Glines, a playwright and producer who won a Tony for Torch Song Trilogy and thanked his male partner — a first on TV — died at 84 Wednesday morning in Bangkok, Broadway World reports.

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Aug 06 2018
Charlotte Rae, The Singularly Wise & Wonderful Mrs. Garrett Of THE FACTS OF LIFE, Dies @ 92 Comments (0)

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RIP to Charlotte Rae, the indelible Mrs. Garrett of Diff'rent Strokes and The Facts of Life fame. She died yesterday at 92.

She was quite accomplished on the stage before becoming a TV comedienne, and was lovely in person and to fans.

Massive LGBTQ History of TV — HERE

Her 2015 memoir — which delved into her problems with alcohol and with a husband who came out as bi — is compelling. Though she was wounded by her husband's surprise, she was an LGBTQ supporter till the end, and had a recurring role on the 1975 series Hot l Baltimore, which featured one of the first gay couples on TV.

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