36 posts categorized "OHIO"

Dec 02 2013
Boy Culture Turns 8: My 100 Favorite Posts! Comments (0)

BoyCultureBlogYou need a little (Boy) Culture!

StripperIt blows my mind to realize that Boy Culture is now eight years old. I can still remember the joy I felt when I figured out how to post, how to upload an image and how to embed a video. I remember every time a post blew up, bringing in hits and new viewers. I remember the longtime commenters, the trolls, the spam and the never-ending (and validating!) pitches and free tickets and photographers' snaps of half- or all-naked male models. 

RuPaul-Drag-RaceShooting for my blog has never been a drag.

Cone-boyI've used Boy Culture to express myself, to help express others and to connect to people internationally.

I've also used it to show off my humor (both high and low), to flaunt my obsessions, to reality-test my sexual diversions and perversions, to laud the art I love, to lash out against the enemies of gay people and to broadcast my admiration for Madonna.

I want to thank you all for having read this blog over the years. It's a very hard thing to maintain, and it will not be maintained forever. But each time I get some positive (or even just meaningful) feedback, each time my posts are shared on social media, each time something I've written elicits a response, it keeps me going that much longer.

Madonna-stepmother-Joan-MDNAMadonna's stepmother was not impressed.

Thank you. Please enjoy my 100 favorite posts, please let me know if you're reading any old ones for the first time and are liking them and, most of all, please share this entire post far and wide to help get my work out there.

**2008 first one 6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdddbfd8833-800wiMy first "Guydar" post from 2008.

As always, you can find me on Facebook (personal and blog), Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (plus, here are my YouTube greatest hits). 

ALL ORANGE TITLES ARE HOTLINKS.

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#100

TOTALLY RANDOM LISTS (2011—2013)

I've gotten way into lists. Way. You'll find more of my lists higher up on, uh, this particular list. But the ones that are just completely random go here because I worked my ass off on them, because I love them and because—judging from Quantcast data—you like 'em, too.

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DuranMy favorite Duran Duran member.

POP QUIZ: VIDEOS THAT KILLED (2011)

Totally awesome '80s! Take this visual quiz to see how many classic music videos you can ID.

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Brando-DeanI wish sex tapes had existed in the '50s.

UNDER THE GAYDAR: 10 PEOPLE YOU MAY OR MAY NOT REALIZE WERE OR ARE QUEER (2012)

I got lots of feedback on this, mainly because nobody realized Nell Carter was with a woman at the time of her death.

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DazzlerI would've chipped in to get this one made.

WOULDA COULDA SHOULDA: 5 INCREDIBLE MOVIES THAT NEVER HAPPENED (2013)

I'm shamless for including Leda & Swan, a movie that was a bomb without ever even being made.

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Lizabeth-ScottGreat Scott!

IN & OUT: 25 STARS' FIRST & LAST PERFORMANCES IN FILM & ON TV (2013)

Being obsessed with nostalgia and with movies, this was fun—but so very taxing—to compile. I loved the randomness of it.

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PSBI hate that music has been sleeveless for 20 years.

20 7" SINGLE SLEEVES FROM THE '80S THAT BELONG IN A GALLERY (2013)

Just 20 from my massive collection of 45s. I got rid of my 12" records, but I've kept these guys because they're just too much a part of my childhood.

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Amanda-BlakeAmanda Blake's marriage was a mystery, with both spouses dying of AIDS.

GAY MARRIAGE: CELEBRITIES WHO MARRIED LGBT SPOUSES (2013)

It might've been more efficient to make a list of famous straight people who managed to marry other full-on heteros.

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Mark-MessierThe infamous Gary Coleman/Mark Messier two-shot seen 'round the world.

ODD COUPLES: 19 UNUSUAL CELEBRITY PAIRS (2013)

This post encapsulates my outlook on pop culture and my desire to twist it and play with it...except in this case, its participants are already doing the dirty work.

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Lake-GenevaHaunted House: The family home that haunted Jane and Bill's final years.

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A FIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (2007)

My late mentor's husband struggles to give away his family home.

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#98

POLITICS (2005—2013)

I'm a political person and I blog about it a lot. Some of the entries stand up over time, but many are so of the moment it was hard to pull the ones I like best.

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Kevin-James-Adam-SandlerWhere Kevin James goes, (unintentional!!!) homophobia follows.

TRUNZO IS DUNZO (2007)

Star Magazine implying gay people aren't quite right? Not normal! This took off on several blogs and GLAAD got an apology from Trunzo over it. Some people think it's being "oversensitive," but Jesus...how much clearer is "Man to man" with a huge "NOT" (NORMAL) stamped over it?

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John-McCainIf McCain calls, I'm not here. 

NEW YORK TO McCAIN: DROP DEAD! (2008)

The time I saw John McCain and showed him exactly how I felt. 

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e54fdcda278833-800wiThe Clintons practice some black magic 

WHITE MISCHIEF (2008)

When Bill and Hillary decided to use race in the race for the White House.

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Jason-WetheringtonCrist for the mill 

FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR ENGAYGED: DOES THIS COUNT AS "GAY MARRIAGE?" (2008)

Charlie Crist is gay. Really, really gay.

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Hillary-Clinton-guysThere's always 2016... 

HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE GAYS... (2008)

The gay affair with Hillary Clinton.

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef00e554e2e7d28834Hail, Mary, full of disgrace

 SARAH PALIN = SPIRO AGNEW + HARRIET MIERS (2008)

Aw, she'll never last...

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Whoopi-Goldberg-Prop-8Whoopi-tee-doo & Kate, too! 

THE MARRYING KIND (2008)

That fabulously spontaneous anti-Prop 8 march in NYC.

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Barack-Obama"Fierce advocate" was once a taunt, and is now just true.

WITH US OR AGAINST US (2009)

A post from when the Obama Administration was considered almost openly hostile toward gay-rights advocates. I believe he's turned that impression around.

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OBAMA-DADTA good sign

IT GOT BETTER (2010)

The one where President Obama happily signed DADT out of existence.

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Sophie-B-HawkinsAs she lays her career down to sleep...

DAMN, I WISH SHE WOULDN'T DO THISI (2011)

Sopie B. Hawkins GOesProud. I wish she'd GOHome.

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Merv-Griffin-Tombstone_6I live for death!

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OBITUARIES (2009—2012)

I tend to write about almost every celebrity death I hear about, specializing in anyone from the Golden Era. These are two that really blew me away. You, too?

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Farrah-FawcettVery hazardous duties

AND JILL CAME TUMBLING AFTER (2009)

The death of Farrah Fawcett, a woman whose nips decorated my walls before I realized I had no use for them.

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Elizabeth-taylor-bathing-suitEnd credits

REFLECTIONS IN A VIOLET EYE: ELIZABETH TAYLOR DIES AT 79 (2011)

The biggest living star fades out. It's still hard to believe she isn't around anymore.

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Donna-SummerShe worked hard for the money.

LAST DANCE: DONNA SUMMER DIES AT 63 (2012)

I'd spent a long time hating Donna over her alleged anti-gay comments, but that rumor isn't the whole story on her life.

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Barbara-KentGood egg

MAKES SAD FACE, MOVES LIPS, TYPE APPEARS ON PANEL: "THE END" (2012)

I was surprised when no major news services noted the death of the last person to have starred in a silent film as an adult, Barbara Kent.

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Sep 30 2013
Need To Know: Size XL In A Size S, Madonna's An Amazing Bitch, You Can't Rapey The Willing + MORE Comments (0)

Rafael-AlencarI'm sure Rafael Alencar has heard "it doesn't fit" before.

*widget boy cultureRafael Alencar shows off tiny swimsuit in tiny bathtub. Then brushes his teeth.

*widget boy cultureNew adaptation of The Seagull sounds like it's anything but for the birds.

*widget boy cultureCher never hated "amazing artist" Madonna, just thought "she was a bitch." Madonna-Cher

*widget boy cultureGOTTA BE PUTIN ME ON: Sochi gay scene thriving.

*widget boy cultureCameron tweets support of gay marrieds.

*widget boy cultureOhio gay marriage suit expands.

*widget boy cultureRepublicans HATE our government. Period. Forever.

*widget boy cultureSuit seeks to have gay marriage done in MA recognized in PA.

*widget boy cultureGreg Louganis's wedding registry is completely altruistic.

*widget boy cultureMelissa Gorga not into rape-rape. Just, you know, forcible sex.

*widget boy cultureJinkx Monsoon's The Vaudevillians is extended again. See this!

*widget boy cultureGov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) has a wife who thinks abortion is a "woman's right."

*widget boy cultureSNL's hilarious Girls parody starring Tina Fey.

Tina-Fey-Saturday-Night-Live"Don't speak. If they know you are simple, they will drown you in river."

 
Sep 16 2013
Need To Know: Rape As A Gay Cure, Bloody Nonsense, Nonagenarian Nuptials, Let Freedom AIDS Ring + MORE Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureKim Freire by Eber Figuiera is the attractive version of Harry Styles.

*widget boy cultureAbuses of gay men in Russia continue unabated. Add rape to the list.

*widget boy cultureYou still can't give blood if you're a man who has sex with men. Taejahn

*widget boy cultureHe's more shredded than Fawn Hall's workload.

*widget boy cultureMale WWII & Vietnam vets marry at veterans' home.

*widget boy cultureSICKENING: Cops shoot bystanders during stand-off with disturbed man. (I walked past this last night!)

*widget boy culturePat Robertson's "AIDS ring" video lives on.

*widget boy cultureChildren suspended from school until they prove to be HIV-negative. But do they wear AIDS rings?

*widget boy cultureWill Gay Games 2014 in Cleveland be safe?

*widget boy cultureMartha Coakley to run for governor in Massachusetts.

*widget boy cultureWhat it means to be a gay icon today, and does Katy Perry count?

*widget boy cultureMilk producer doing transgender TV series.

*widget boy cultureJake Gyllenhaal "hugely complimented" by gay rumors, but loves "tits and ass."

 
Apr 29 2013
Need To Know: Like A Prayer, Lesbian Chic Mystique, Beastie Book + MORE Comments (4)

2hommes_jason_03Music to his ears, candy to your eyes

*widget boy cultureJason Vickery strips for Thomas Synnamon.

*widget boy cultureRoss Mathews was in a prayer circle with Madonna & Britney.

*widget boy cultureSHOCK: Sarah Palin has no sense of humor, thinks she works hard.

*widget boy cultureAre gay women more accepted than gay men?

*widget boy cultureFinancial-planning essentials for gay couples.

*widget boy cultureFrance's first gay-marriage wedding fair.

*widget boy cultureOhio students stand behind fired lesbian teach.

*widget boy cultureCH-CHECK IT OUTTA THE LIBRARY: Beastie Boys memoir.

*widget boy cultureAfterElton is now "The Backlot." Yes or no?

*widget boy cultureGay billboard...funny, or homophobic?

TuiWhat is this selling? Humor, or homophobia?

 
Mar 15 2013
Rob Portman's Op Ed: Give Gay Couples A Chance Comments (0)

Rob-Portman-gay
Today's Columbus Dispatch contains Sen. Rob Portman's (R-Ohio) op ed explaining why he is now the first-ever sitting Republican senator who is pro-marriage equality. He writes, in part:

"British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he supports allowing gay couples to marry because he is a conservative, not in spite of it. I feel the same way. We conservatives believe in personal liberty and minimal government interference in people’s lives. We also consider the family unit to be the fundamental building block of society. We should encourage people to make long-term commitments to each other and build families, so as to foster strong, stable communities and promote personal responsibility.

"One way to look at it is that gay couples’ desire to marry doesn't amount to a threat but rather a tribute to marriage, and a potential source of renewed strength for the institution."

 
Father Figures It Out: Rob Portman Tells CNN He Now Supports Marriage Equality Comments (3)

Rob-Portman-gay-marriage-son-Will"I now believe that people oughtta have the right to get married."

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), who until now has been a total dud on gay issues and is as Republican as it gets, has come out in favor of marriage equality in an exclusive interview with CNN's Dana Bash. The reason? His son is gay, and he wants him to have the same rights and protections as everyone else's children:

"'It allowed me to think of this issue from a new perspective, and that's of a dad who loves his son a lot and wants him to have the same opportunities that his brother and sister would have—to have a relationship like Jane and I have had for over 26 years.'"

I think it's great that he is doing this, and it does take courage—as a Republican—to come out firmly for marriage equality. But I wouldn't hail him as a hero or anything. An aspect of the right that bothers me the most is that its adherents often seem to be against things ideologically, but then have no shame in indulging in those same things personally. It is a sense of entitlement, and of imperial denial for everyone else. In this case, he is at least finally supporting marriage equality for all and not, say, being anti-abortion publicly but taking his daughter to have on privately. But still, should it really take a family member to make you understand what's right and what's wrong?

I guess for some people who lack empathy, it does.

But at least he now gets it. On this issue.

And this is another example of why people need to COME OUT already.

Videos after the jump...

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Feb 11 2013
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Gay-Accidental-BearA tour to benefit LGBT mental health/suicide prevention = music to my ears

*widget boy cultureAccidental Bear launches summer queer-music tour.

*widget boy cultureTaylor Swift is now Kathy Griffin's Seinfeld character.

*widget boy cultureNIGHT OF SHE-IGUANA: Courtney Stodden's new video. Chris-Pine

*widget boy culture478 (!) red-carpet looks from Oscar history.

*widget boy cultureUrge DC Comics to drop traitor Orson Scott Card.

*widget boy cultureAs a mom, Shirley MacLaine made a great actress.

*widget boy cultureHalf-nekkid model's got nice eggs.

*widget boy cultureDecrepit anti-gay mayor resigns.

*widget boy cultureAdam Lambert is our new Liza.

*widget boy culture"40 is the new dead": Fresh Mike Diamond.

*widget boy cultureRussia should have "private zones for LGBT"???

*widget boy cultureBatman & Robin: Bulging with queerness.

Burtward2Wonder no more—he ain't no Boy!

 
Feb 08 2013
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*widget boy cultureSherry Vine wants Tony Danza, Tony Danza for money. Scientology

*widget boy cultureDavid Miscavige's niece blows the lid off of Scientology.

*widget boy cultureFugitive killer loves Ellen, hates lesbian cops.

*widget boy cultureRob Gronkowski offered $3.75 million to do porn.

*widget boy cultureViola Davis retires her maid uniform.

*widget boy cultureHot model Dominic—ciao, Bello.

*widget boy culturePorn actor dies in bathtub at 52.

*widget boy cultureSen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) on Boy Scouts' gay ban: "Outrageous."

*widget boy cultureRex Reed: Melissa McCarthy = "obese," "obnoxious," "tractor-sized" "female hippo."

Melissa-McCarthy-female-hippoZero Rex appeal

 
Dec 07 2012
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Happy-Holidays-Andrew-Christian-underwearNone of these stockings are stuffed

Widget boy cultureBIG GULP: Andrew Christian's R-rated Christmas card.

Widget boy cultureGay couples in WA begin getting licenses to wed. Max-Wanted-Nick-Youngquest-shirtless-Vanity-Fair

Widget boy cultureJudd Apatow's Vanity Fair covers do suck.

Widget boy culturePICTURE THIS: KIIS-FM Jingle Ball portraits.

Widget boy cultureIsrael's first gay divorce.

Widget boy cultureMormons warming up to gays?

Widget boy cultureStarbucks, JCP ignore anti-gay protests.

Widget boy cultureDILDO BAGGAGE: Gay couple humiliated in court, too.

Widget boy cultureWealthy gays OK with tax hikes for the rich.

Widget boy cultureHe should be the Hunk of the Day every day.

Widget boy cultureAnti-gay Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-North Carolina) can't read.

Widget boy cultureThis is not an Onion headline:

SafariScreenSnapz001Fate-so!

 
Nov 16 2012
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Frederick-W-HumphriesBlowing his cover

Widget boy cultureShirtless photo of agent in Petraeus scandal not so inappropriate.

Widget boy cultureJohn McCain is still an ornery old coot.

Widget boy cultureEquality that's music to your ears: "Same Love".

Widget boy cultureJapanese fat-blocking soda pop???

Widget boy cultureNo offense to One Direction, but Twinkies might be scarce soon.

Widget boy cultureAndrew Christian boys get "Wet". Shirtless

Widget boy cultureGlow Magazine's latest is sexy "To the Max."

Widget boy cultureJames Franco is Oz: The Great and Powerful.

Widget boy cultureHey, Rihanna: If it's "Nobody's Business", don't call the cops.

Widget boy cultureKeira Knightly's Anna Karenina inspiration: The Whore of Babylon.

Widget boy cultureAnderson Cooper, Andy Cohen share double-headed...gummy snake???

Widget boy cultureAnti-equality Tea Partier turns out to be a serial adulterer.

Widget boy cultureDid gays push Obama to victory in Ohio and Florida?

Widget boy cultureGeorgia GOPers concerned Obama practicing mind control.

Widget boy cultureObama nominates out black judge for fed bench.

Widget boy cultureOut's Out100 cover stars revealed.

Out-100Out now!