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Nov 11 2016
OUT100 & About Comments (0)

622253426Amanda Lepore and her court (All images via Getty Images/Out)

I went to the OUT100 party in NYC last night, a bash meant to celebrate the magazine's annual list of 100 influential LGBTQ+ people.

I didn't have the energy to do red-carpet coverage, as I have at times; I could live without doing another red carpet for the rest of my life. This week has been draining, too. Additionally, I have been upset with Out recently for its, in my opinion, unnecessarily deferential piece on right-wing agitator Milo Yiannopoulous, who was given a dedicated photo shoot that suggested he was merely a clown. He's worse.

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But I went and it was relatively nice to be surrounded by—as my friend called it—brethren. (Forgive the male lean.)

The party was smaller than usual, and I didn't spot stars. Was sorry to realize later that I missed Joanna Cassidy, among others.

The sad part was everyone had stories about family, friends and co-workers who had voted for Trump and who said they weren't against gay people, but ... 

622253006Actors Joanna Cassidy & David Millbern

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622244232Marriage-equality warrior Edie Windsor

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Then as I was leaving, a black SUV with the alarming vanity license A ARYAN picked up some of the people from the event. I have to believe it was a hired ride and that there was no connection, but seeing that after hearing stories that have popped up about kids and others attacking people for being gay or of color in Trump's wake was eerie.

14963305_10154474291556001_6285226429689943540_nAs good a pic as I could get at a distance at night. (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

I also witnessed a white Wall Street type being extra-rude to an Indian clerk at the 7-11 on my block, annoyed that the guy's accent seemed to slow his ability to quickly retrieve a favored brand of cigarettes. I wasn't dreaming, because as I walked home, the Wall Street type's female companion shouted WHAT? and stopped walking with him. He kept going and cockily called back, C'mon, we're not kids. Her response was, Do you realize women bleed to death from illegal abortions? Literally bleed to death?

I'd also heard a well-heeled black women telling a friend, Well, Trump's a New Yorker, I really don't believe he ... And the rest, unheard, was obvious.

I don't know if Trump despises gay people, though it's a safe bet he has a macho disdain for us. (Ask Roy Cohn how he feels about gays with HIV.) But I don't care. I'm not trying to determine if he is anti-gay, I already know he has no choice but to do anti-gay things to please his constituency.

So that was my night, and that is why the very nice party felt very, very somber.

 
Oct 11 2016
Sexy Garrett Clayton: OUT/In Comments (0)

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Disney Channel star Garrett Clayton is doing what most kid stars do ASAP—he's ditching that label by embracing the total opposite, playing gay-porn star Brent Corrigan in King Cobra.

He's also politely dodging questions about his sexual orientation, which is fairly ironic considering it's National Coming Out Day and the piece in question is a new Q&A with Out. The magazine's very name takes for granted the importance of being publicly honest about one's orientation

Clayton says:

I don’t really like talking about my personal life. I like a certain amount of veil. I’ve been very lucky this year. I haven’t been brought down because people are focused on who I’m dating, what I’m eating, or what handbag is the best handbag — that’s so cheap to me. But if others want to open up about their personal lives, that is their choice. It’s not for me to judge.

Not wild about this kind of evasion when directly asked.

 

 
Sep 22 2016
Photographer On Milo Yiannopoulos: He's Faking It; SALON On Milo Yiannopoulos: No, He's Not Comments (0)

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Jill Greenberg, who accepted the assignment to shoot Milo Yiannopoulos for Out, says she thinks he's just faking his persona. Amanda Marcotte of Salon—who was on the receiving end of a lecture by Yiannopoulous during the shoot and who he later called a bitch—thinks he's deadly serious.

Check out Salon's piece on the shoot for Out here.

Regardless, Salon covered Yiannopoulous in the way Out could have and should have and did not.

Out did a huge disservice to LGBTQ people and progressives in general by choosing to present a poisonous figure as a harmless clown, and Chadwick Moore's profile was utterly neutral and banal.

We don't need that. We don't need enablers who pretend they're provocateurs, and who argue that being provocative is more important than who you're provoking and why.

 
Sep 21 2016
6-PACK — OUT Magazine Props Up A Nightmare + Demi Lovato On North Carolina + Transface Backlash + Sh*t Gets Better + Meet Steven Curtis + Liquid Diet's Latest & Greatest + Hillary Up By 6%! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureOut's Chadwick Moore, who excoriated Nick Jonas for queer-baiting, offers uncritical profile of Gay Enemy #1 Milo Yiannopoulos.

*widget boy cultureSpeaking of which: Why Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas canceled their North Carolina gig.

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*widget boy cultureJeffrey Tambor brought it up at the Emmys—does “transface” have to go?

*widget boy cultureJustin Michael Williams counsels: “Sh*t Gets Better.”  Steven Curtis offers “Ocean,” live: 

*widget boy cultureLiquid Diet's new song and music video have a title I can't report, even on a gay blog.

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*widget boy cultureAnother solid poll for Hillary—up by 6% nationally.

 
Sep 13 2016
Transparently Influential Comments (0)

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We are living in an age when Out Magazine had no problem rounding up FOUR trans people for its cover. Amazing.

 
Aug 10 2016
OUT-Spoken: Colton Haynes On Being Closeted, Those XY Images, Noah Galvin's Insult & More Comments (0)

Cover-750(Image by Blair Getz Mezibov for Out)

Out corners coverguy Colton Haynes on every topic you'd wish for, including...

Noah Galvin

When I came out, Noah tweeted, ‘Welcome to the family,’ and ‘So proud of you.’ I have the tweets saved on my phone. Then, all of a sudden, I’m the worst, I’m a terrible person, and I’m a shame of the gay community. I think just having enough nerve and guts to come out in any way is a lot. It was really an emotional thing for me. And for that to be discredited by someone who has never met me was upsetting. He has no idea what I’ve been through. And I can’t sit here and have a conversation about Noah because I don’t know him either.”

Those XY Photos His Lawyers Tried to Bury

I looked like I was fucking gay-bashing. Like I hated myself or I hated the gays, which was never the intention at all. I was just young and trying to make it in this town and doing what these people were telling me to do.

And more. Read here for his thoughtful interview.

 
May 17 2016
6-PACK — Bryan Hawn's End Days + MOTHER/DAUGHTER Hilarity + Rugby Studs + LOOKING? It's Coming Soon! + OUT's Hit List + Rona Barrett Tells All! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-05-17 at 3.25.06 PMBryan's behind's best days are ahead of him. (Video still via Bryan Hawn)

*widget boy cultureBooty-tastic Bryan Hawn writes at length about his all-natural giant ass for ... New York Magazine. He writes of his lifelong ass-obsession, which started with Batman!

*widget boy cultureYes, God: Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer will star in Mother/Daughter, with Ike Barinholz thrown in for good measure.

*widget boy cultureHow are you not following the Men of Rugby League Twitter account?

*widget boy cultureLooking: The Movie will debut on HBO on July 23. Can you wait that long, or will you hook up with other gay-themed movies in the meantime?

*widget boy cultureHuw Collins, Nyle DiMarco, Tegan & Sara, Rufus Wainwright, Imogen Poots and more made Out Magazine's annual Hit List. Anything pique your interest?

Huw-CollinsHit-worthy Huw Collins (Image via Out Magazine)

*widget boy cultureYou'll devour this lengthy Buzzfeed profile of 79-year-old Rona Barrett, who gives more than an inch but won't take one. On Cosby: “We all knew.”

Screen Shot 2016-05-17 at 3.55.10 PMMiss Rona back in 1978 (Video still via ABC)

 
Apr 14 2016
6-PACK — Gayest Film Series Ever + Tim Cook's Gay Power + FOX vs. Republicans + Mark Kirk: RINO + Bare-Bootied Rugby Fun + RIP To The 102-Year-Old Who Did Everything! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureFilm Society of Lincoln Center's An Early Clue to the New Direction: Queer Cinema Before Stonewall (April 22-May 1) has a fantastic slate, with work from 1895 on:

*widget boy cultureTim Cook is Out's most powerful LGBT person of the year. Others—here—include Ellen DeGeneres (#2, most powerful woman), Rachel Maddow, Caitlyn Jenner & more.

*widget boy cultureHas FOX News destroyed the Republican Party? If not, could it?

*widget boy cultureSen. Mark Kirk (R-Illinois) is doing everything but officially turning into a Democrat to save his seat.

*widget boy cultureRugby player gets a bare-butted massage. This type of job should be auctioned off.

*widget boy cultureRIP Virginia Campbell, actress who died on her birthday at 102. Campbell acted with Fay Wray, Harpo Marx and more, and later became a marionette artist.

Campbell-large_trans++v145lIpU2MM3nhqz3SKTatCP0Q8vVLEs6IxPkAJcyUYPaulette Goddard  gets scrubbed by Virginia Campbell: February 17, 1914—February 17, 2016 (Image via Paramount)