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May 06 2016
6-PACK — Nick Covers OUT + Hillary Reaches Out To Victim Of Trans Hate + Bernie Boosters Bust Up Hillary Event + Gay Palestinians Get ORIENTED + Coming Out To Dave Franco + RIP To An UNTOUCHABLE Comments (0)

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiNick Jonas covers Out, says he would like to be vulnerable ... like Drake. Okay. As long as the arms are there.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiHillary Clinton sent a message of support to a trans woman assaulted on an NYC subway.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiMisguided or desperate, a band of Bernie Sanders Bros & Sisses shuts down a Hillary event in California. Helpful!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiCheck out the FB page of Oriented, which follows three gay Palestinians who come out in the Middle East.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiComing out is a process, but imagine coming out to Dave Franco.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiRIP Abel Fernandez, who has died @ 85, one of TV's Untouchables. His final feature was 1991's Buster's Bedroom.

FernandezFernandez with Robert Mitchum, who he knocked out three times during the filming of his 1953 debut. (Image via RKO)

 
May 04 2016
6-PACK — Male-Model Pig-Out + Kasich To Exit + Beyoncé Calls Out NC + Caitlyn Will Pose Nude + Trans Assault On NYC Subway + Rode 'Em, Cowgirl! Comments (0)

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiModel Jordie Caskey talks diet: “...I stop scheduling shoots so I can pig out for a little while. Nothing is off limits, & it’s amazing!”

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiJohn Kasich, following Cruz's lead, will drop his presidential bid at a presser later today.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiBeyoncé didn't cancel her North Carolina gig over the state's anti-LGBT law, but she did denounce it on her website.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiCaitlyn Jenner will pose nude for Sports Illustrated, with only the American flag and her gold medal as accoutrements.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiTrans woman insulted, assaulted on NYC subway while nobody lifts a finger to help her. All captured on her phone.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiRuth Terry, last of the movie cowgirls, dies @ 95. Fascinating life! Worked with Roy Rogers and Gene Autry, had an affair with Howard Hughes.

Roy-rogers,-ruth-terry-and-trigger-in-hands-across-the-border-(1944)Trigger word: Ruth Terry with Roy Rogers (Movie poster image via Republic Pictures)

 
May 03 2016
6-PACK — Lesbians Are Prom Royalty + Tupac Shakur's Mom Dies + Little Richard Gravely Ill + Madonna Owns, Kimye Fail, Manus x Machina Exhibit + After The TOUGH LOVE Is Gone! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-05-03 at 8.11.45 AMTheir peers think these lesbians hung the moon. (Image courtesy of Tammy Poucher)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiFlorida high school students crown lesbian couple king & queen of the prom: “The pair hopes it helps others by raising awareness about LGBTQ issues.”

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiActivist and mother of late hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur, Afeni Shakur Davis, dies of a heart attack in the middle of bitter divorce.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiLittle Richard, 83, is reportedly gravely ill. The flamboyant “Tutti Frutti” singer has had a stroke, a heart attack and hip surgery in recent years.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiI sincerely hope your favorite '80s icon is (1) alive, (2) looking & feeling good, (3) still in possession of the moves, baby: 

 

The one and only @madonna in @givenchyofficial inside the #ManusxMachina Experience. Directed by @gvsgvs. #MetGala

A video posted by Vogue (@voguemagazine) on

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiKim & Kanye are half Madonna's age and approach the same Manus x Machina Experience challenge like great-grandparents.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiFinal episode of Tough Love: “We take a break from all the silliness and deal with some painful topics, like rejection and friends growing apart”:

 
Apr 28 2016
BILLBOARD Honors Prince, Multiple Outlets Conjecture About Roles Of Drugs & AIDS In His Death Comments (0)

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When I was in magazine publishing, I had to write entire tribute issues to Princess Diana (sold over a million copies; I made $800 as a bonus only, because I was salaried) and JFK Jr. When Michael Jackson died, my boss decided not to do one because it would be distasteful, a decision he soon regretted when he realized every thrown-together tribute was making scads of cash.

Every time someone really, really famous dies, to this day I think, Man, we would've done a tribute to them.

Prince tributes are already clogging the newsstands, but Billboard, one of the most appropriate sources, is now out with theirs.

Inside, Tom Carson dubs Prince the greatest artist of his generation, Claire Hoffman chronicles his flip-flopping views on sex and homosexuality thanks to his devotion as a Jehovah's Witness,  Sheila E. opens up about her ex-lover and longtime friend and Prince's final concert's set list is devoured in detail.

Sadly, it's looking more and more likely that Prince had a long drug addiction. Media reports are also ramping up that he was struggling with AIDS—not just HIV—due to refusing medication in favor of seeking a cure from God. What a devastating black mark on his overall legacy if it turns out the man refused treatment for HIV, when he could have lived with it for decades more rather than dying at 57.

 
Apr 27 2016
6-PACK — Let's End HIV, Starting 20 Years Ago + Cruz Embracing Identity Politics? How Liberal Of Him! + Karl Lawton = Droolworthy + RIP Madeleine Sherwood + ND Firm Is Firmly Anti-Gay + All-New AB FAB Trailer! Comments (0)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiABOVE: Don't miss the new ending-HIV PSA featuring the late Elizabeth Taylor, Neil Patrick Harris, Tituss Burgess, Nathan Lane & Daniel Franzese.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiTed Cruz seems set to announce Carly Fiorina as his running mate, if only to help her fail at yet another endeavor.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiKarl Lawton is Wicked Gay Blog's Hot Jock of the Day, but 24 hours seems too short to take him all in.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiDelightful The Flying Nun co-star Madeleine Sherwood dies @ 93. She was blacklisted in the '50s for her civil-rights activism.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiA North Dakota firm has refused to design a logo for a gay-friendly church, citing the distasteful request of ... a rainbow.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiKeep reading to watch the full, new Absolutely Fabulous movie trailer, in which Kate Moss seems to die and Jon Hamm dies of shame ...

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Apr 25 2016
6-PACK — Honestly, Hillary Isn't Dishonest + Prince Awake Almost A Week Prior To Death + Hunky & Hairy + Singing The Praises Of Truvada + ME & MRS. JONES Singer And Also Mrs. Oswalt Die Comments (0)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiNicholas Kristof says Hillary Clinton isn't dishonest, she's “thin-skinned, private, controlling” and “utterly distrustful of the news media.”

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiPrince's brother-in-law asserts that the late singer was awake for six straight days before his death.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiDon't miss out on Hunk du Jour's Hunk of the Day from this weekend: 

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiWorld's first Truvada music video? Todrick Hall, Daniel Franzese and Kory DeSoto in a piece by Paul McGill, who notes they did it in a day ... Truvada takes longer to kick in.

Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 9.18.08 AM(Video still via Todrick Hall)

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiPatton Oswalt's wife, writer Michelle McNamara, suddenly dies at 46. McNamara was the founder of True Crime Diary.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wi“Me and Mrs. Jones” singer Billy Paul dies @ 81. His follow-up single “Am I Black Enough?” stunted his career. My fave “Jones” cover: 

 
Apr 21 2016
Music Legend Prince Dies @ 57 Comments (0)

GiphyPrince Rogers Nelson: June 7, 1958—April 21, 2016 (GIF via here)

TMZ, after first reporting on a mysterious death at Prince's compound, has confirmed the worst: The rock legend has died at 57.

Just days ago, Prince—reportedly suffering from “the flu” for weeks—was cared for after his plane made an emergency landing. He had been resting at home ever since, until his body was apparently discovered early today.

Rumors are rampant across the Internet regarding the notoriously secretive icon's health status leading up to his shocking death, with some claiming it was an open secretly he was battling full-blown AIDS via the power of prayer, having gone off his medications. One thing that is for certain, Prince had become an avid Jehovah's Witness in recent years.

Screen Shot 2016-04-21 at 1.38.59 PMPrince's first five albums (Images via fair use)

One of the premier pop, rock and R&B artists of the '80s, Prince released two albums in the late '70s before exploding onto the scene with his album Dirty Mind (1980), now considered a classic. His work quickly became characterized by his virtuoso guitar skills (Jimi Hendrix was an obvious inspiration), his funky delivery and his frankly sexual lyrics, the latter of which became a problem for him with censors early on, and with Prince himself later, when he became sternly religious.

PurpleRainPurple Rain has sold more than 20 million albums (Image via fair use)

Over the years, he released some of the most successful and best-remembered albums in pop, including his masterpiece Purple Rain (1984), the soundtrack to his highly successful film of the same title. He won the Oscar for Best Original Song Score for the piece, beating out the Muppets and Christopher Cross. It was the '80s.

His other smash-hit albums included Controversy (1981), 1999 (1982), Around the World in a Day (1985), Parade (1986), Sign o' the Times (1987), Lovesexy (1988) and Graffiti Bridge (1990). An unreleased version of his The Black Album, meant as a follow-up to Sign o' the Times, was a collector's Holy Grail until it was commercially released in 1994.

Prince live onstage on April 16, 2016:

 

P SHOWS HIS NEW GUITAR #paisleypark

A photo posted by PRINCE LIVE THE BEST (@princelivethebest) on

Prince was famously at odds with his record label, Warner Bros., for years, fighting for his right to control his own catalogue. To combat what he viewed as artistic slavery, he released albums very quickly in the '90s, changed his name from Prince to  170px-Prince_logo.svg, controversially sued his own fans for illegally downloading his work, signed with Arista and would eventually release his own work on his own terms, though never with as much success or fanfare as he'd experienced in the '80s and early '90s.

12985377_10205851675803234_8951877178176347443_nThe stage from his Atlanta show, just a week ago (Image by CeeLoGreen courtesy of mega-fan Michelle Havlichek Gerry—so glad she got to see his last show)

Like many other '80s acts, Prince's chart supremacy stalled prematurely, with the last Top 40 hit in his lifetime being a re-release of “1999” in 1998, and his last original release to go Top 40 being “The Holy River” in 1997. He was, however, able to make a dent with studio albums, releasing two in 2014 (both of which went Top 10) and another two in 2015.

Over the years, Prince has played the Super Bowl, won seven Grammys (and had two albums awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award), received many lifetime achievement acknowledgments and continued to play live shows until just before he died. Late last year, he gave a performance so intimate and so late hardly anyone was there to see it—though old flame Madonna, who was unabashedly influenced by and in awe of his talent, made the cut.

In February, Prince's protégée Vanity, aka Denise Matthews, also died at 57

Prince's death, coming just three months after the sudden death of David Bowie—one of the other very few musicians often credibly referred to as being a genius—will hit music fans hard. It's also worth noting that while many huge stars of the '60s (Diana Ross, Paul McCartney) are still with us, how curious and unfortunate it is that most of the biggest music stars of the '80s have passed away (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Prince); I would venture to say that the only other pop stars (and Prince was of course categorizable in many other ways) of the '80s left standing are Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Phil Collins and perhaps George Michael. Note: I'm not trying to start a hierarchy war. I know Janet Jackson, Hall & Oates, Bon Jovi and Lionel Richie were indelible parts of the '80s.

Contemporaries react: 

 

He Changed The World!! A True Visionary. What a loss. I'm Devastated.🦄

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Chyna, Colorful Wrestling Legend & Porn Actress, Dies @ 46 Comments (0)

Details are sketchy, but management has confirmed the death of Chyna, aka Joanie Laurer, at the age of 46. She was apparently found dead today, but there is no information on the details of her passing.

 


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