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Jun 11 2017
6-PACK — Poison Ivy Weeded Out + May's Anti-Gay Pals + AMERICA'S NEXT MODEL TOP + Bit Of A Stretch + Why Coming Out Still Matters + Meet the BARES Boys! Comments (0)

Ron NirenbergRon Nirenberg beat Ivy Taylor, who called LGBTQ protections “a waste of time.” (Image via VoteRon.com)

WIDGETWOAI: Heinous anti-LGBTQ San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor ousted in runoff by Ron Nirenberg.

WIDGETThe Independent: Theresa May's new allies are nakedly anti-LGBTQ.

Dallas Flashman WadeDallas Flashman Wade lets it all hang out (Image via OMG Blog)

WIDGETOMG Blog (Work Unfriendly): America's Next Top Model contender Dallas Flashman Wade lives up to his middle name.

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WIDGETDListed: Celebrate LGBTQ Pride by watching Rafael twerk in a grocery store — like he just don't care.

WIDGETBosGuy: Young'uns, here is “Why Coming Out Still Matters” (and not just “to Him”!)

WIDGETAdvocate: Meet the mostly naked Broadway Bares dancers!

Broadway Bares(Image via Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS)

 
Jun 08 2017
6-PACK — Nico Tortorella's SEXPLORATION OF LOVE + Catholic Church Wins Suit + Gus Kenworthy Chats With Tyler Oakley + AT&T Hearts LGBTQs + Remembering Gilbert Baker + Fire Island Book! Comments (0)

NICO-TORTORELLANico will go nude-o. (Image via Instagram @nicotortorella)

WIDGETPrideSource: Luscious Nico Tortorella promises the TV version of his The Love Bomb podcast will feature nudity & be “a sexploration of love.”

WIDGETChicago Tribune: Man who sued Catholic Church for firing him after 17 years just because he married a man loses the suit.

WIDGETOMG Blog: Watch Gus Kenworthy open up to Tyler Oakley on sex, love and coming out.

Gus-KenworthyGet your hands off of my Matt Wilkas's man, Tyler! (Video still via Tyler Oakley)

WIDGETAT&T: AT&T partners with GLAAD to launch 5th Annual Live Proud campaign in support of LGBTQ rights.

WIDGETFacebook: Join fellow LGBTQ community members in remembering the late, great Gilbert Baker, creator of the Rainbow Flag.

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WIDGETMascaraMirthMayhem.com: Photographer Susan Kravitz offers a bookful of images from Invasion of the Pines: Mascara, Mirth & Mayhem is here!

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Jun 05 2017
Pride Month: 5 Actors You May Not Realize Are Or Were Gay Comments (0)

Today's Pride Month post is a roundup of actors you might not realize were gay. They may not have been out publicly due to the times in which they lives and the restrictions that guided their ability to have careers, but ever since reading The Gay Book of Days as a teen, I've always found it inspiring to see how many of us have been around in and out of the public eye for a long, long time.

Consider them like the hiking poles of our movement!

And for good measure, I've thrown in one gay actor who's actually (1) alive, and (2) out!

Check Out This List of Surprisingly Queer Folks (With 1 Repeat)

Kicking things off: 

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Linda HuntHunt's most famous role probably wouldn't happen today. (MGM)

Linda Hunt (b. 1945)

The actress famous for winning an Oscar playing an Asian man — in The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) — came out in 2014 in an L.A. Times piece profiling the home she shares with Karen Klein, whom she married in 2008.

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Jack LarsonLarson gets a lift from George Reeves (1914-1959) (Image via Warner Bros. TV)

Jack Larson (1928-2015)

Widely known as Jimmy Olsen on the early TV hit Adventures of Superman (1952-1958), found himself typecast in naive roles — a problem when you're an adult man. He was involved with Montgomery Clift (1920-1966) and was the partner, quite openly in Hollywod, of director James Bridges (1936-1993) from 1958 until Bridges died.

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Kerwin MathewsKerwin then, and then (Image at L via Columbia Pictures, at R via headshot)

Kerwin Mathews (1926-2007)

That's right, Sinbad was gay; Kerwin Mathews, the dashing lead of The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) and a slew of B-movies like The Three Worlds of Gulliver (1960) and TV appearances, settled down with partner Tom Nicoll early on. He later ran an antiques shop in San Francisco. If you're ever in Janesville, Wisconsin, look for Kerwin Mathews Court, named for their native son.

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IDr7A rare smile from Dr. Bellows (Image via CBS)

Hayden Rorke (1910-1987)

Though he had many parts in the theater and bit parts in early TV, Hayden Rorke became familiar to a generation of TV-obsessed kids as fussy Dr. Bellows on I Dream of Jeannie (1965-1970). It was a well-kept secret at the time, but Rorke's life partner was TV director Jus(tus) Addiss, with whom series star Barbara Eden said he lived with their “menagerie of dogs.”

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Franklyn Seales (1952-1990)

Caribbean-born Franklyn Seales accomplished a lot in his short career, including rave reviews for his stage work and a memorable supporting role on TV's Silver Spoons (1982-1987) as a smart-mouthed lawyer. Also a painter, Seales died of AIDS in 1990, never having come out professionally as gay.

 
Jun 03 2017
6-PACK — You Bader Work Out! + Trump's Twitter Trail + Jock & Tennis Balls + Mumps?! + The House Of Maher + Kenworthy's Advice! Comments (0)

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WIDGETNBC News: Yes, Justice Ginsburg, please stay healthy forever. Or at least outlast Trump. P.S. The book is real, and authorized!

WIDGETPolitico: How Trump's insatiable need to tweet may be what takes his orange ass down.

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WIDGETKenneth in the (212): Wait until you get a load of tennis pro Lucas Pouille's butt.

WIDGETSDGLN: CDC reports mumps outbreak linked to gay men in L.A.

WIDGETExtraTV: Bill Maher casually drops N-bomb in joke on Real Time with Bill Maher. Republican senator & audience chuckle.

WIDGETNewNowNext: Tearful Gus Kenworthy says, “I just always thought that, like, my life as a skier and my life as a gay man couldn't co-exist.”

Gus-challenge-1496332713.pngGus opened up on MTV's The Challenge: Champs vs. Props (Image via MTV)

 
May 31 2017
6-PACK — Who Knew Andrew Garfield Was Every Woman? + Vulture Culture + Kathy Griffin Beheaded By CNN + Live By The Comey, Die By The Comey + Theresa May ... Or May Not + Quiz Show & Tell! Comments (0)

Andrew Garfield Michelle Visage Laverne CoxGarfield (who dances better than the late Whitney), Visage & Cox (Image via Instagram @michellevisage)

WIDGETWerq the World: Andrew Garfield did a bewigged, backflipping Whitney Houston lip-sync at Werq the World that might've unseated Nina Bo'Nina Brown: 

WIDGETSF Gate: Those male vultures in a long-term relationship must be open — they've now added a chick to the mix.

WIDGETPeople: CNN fires Kathy Griffin. They took longer to decide than Squatty Potty.

WIDGETJoe.My.God.: Comey is set to publicly testify, maybe next week, that Trump pressured him to end the probe into Russia's ties with Trump's inner circle.

WIDGETThe Guardian: Conservs & Libs duke it out over whether Theresa May is anti-gay or a stealth LGBTQ champion.

WIDGETThe Sun: Quiz-show figure Paul Sinha casually came out on the show during its May 29 episode, referencing his male ex in a light moment.

Paul-SinhaPaul's ex is vindicated. (Video still via ITV)

 
May 11 2017
6-PACK — Manilow's Free, Gay & Happy + Activists Detained In Russia + Carmen Carrera Defends Richard Simmons + NYC Trash Blooms + Comey's Farewell Letter + Deputy A.G. Fuming? Comments (0)

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WIDGETReuters: Barry Manilow says coming out last month has been a beautiful experience, confirms he had feared disappointing his female fans.

WIDGETBBC: Five gay activists attempting to deliver a petition to Russia's prosecutor general on the subject of the gay camps in Chechnya have been detained.

WIDGETTMZ: Trans models Carmen Carrera & Zion Moreno defend Richard Simmons against claims his National Enquirer lawsuit is anti-trans.

Carmen-CarreraLong, hot summer (Image via Instagram @carmen_carrera)

WIDGETOMG Blog: You won't believe what's popping up in NYC's trash cans!

WIDGETCNN: In good-bye letter to staff, eternal tool Comey says presidents can fire FBI directors “for any reason, or for no reason at all.” Really? To avoid prosecution?

WIDGETHuff Post: Deputy A.G. Rod Rosenstein, who Trump has said advised him to fire Comey, may have threatened to quit over that narrative.

 
May 09 2017
Shep Smith Opens Up On His Sexual Orientation, Acknowledges He Is Taken Comments (0)

At a speech given at his alma mater, the University of Mississippi, on April 21, Fox Shep-SmithNews host Shepard Smith opened up about being gay, something he didn't acknowledged until quite recently.

He said that he didn't think he was hiding anything by not stating on the record that he is gay, in part because he was apparently struggling with that fact when he was young:

I wasn't hiding anything from anybody — I never hid anything from anybody. I was always as true to me as I knew how to be. If I was fibbing to you, it's because I was fibbing to me.

I didn’t want to ask myself that question or figure that out or learn how to deal with that, because to me it was antithetical to all that is okay. A. You’re going to Hell for it. B. You’ll never have any friends again. C. What are you going to tell your family? And by the way, you’re on television on the craziest conservative network on earth. They’ll probably put you in front of a brick wall and mow you down. Of course none of that was true … that’s not how it was, but that’s how it felt.

He says he didn't start living his truth as a gay men until seven to nine years ago.

He also acknowledged that he is currently taken:

I don’t think about [my sexual orientation]. It’s not a thing. I go to work. I manage a lot of people. I cover the news. I deal with holy hell around me. I go home to the man I’m in love with.

Watch the whole speech after the jump ...

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May 04 2017
Matt Bomer On Coming Out: IT WAS A STRUGGLE Comments (0)

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Matt Bomer — now a father himself — talks with Andrew Rannells for Out, recalling coming out to his family:

Telling your family is a huge, huge deal. I really view my life as divided between the time before I told my parents, and the time after. And the decisions I made, and the life I lived, before and after, are vastly different. It’s night and day.

He came out via letter — and received at least six months' silence in return. Then:

And then I came home and we had the blowup that I’d always feared. But we got that out of the way, and we got down to the business of figuring out how to love each other. I would say within a matter of years we started to figure it out. It was a struggle. It’s a struggle for anybody to take their paradigms and set of beliefs and understandings and completely flip the script. So I’m empathetic toward everyone. And my family is so loving. My mom just asked me, [my husband] Simon, and the boys to go down and speak to her women’s group in Houston so, you know, I’m here to tell people it can get better. Because I had so many people in my life saying, “You need to get rid of all expectations — you need to cut them out.” But I was like, “They’re my family.” 

More here. His cute butt is also shown off to great advantage in the photos.

 


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