113 posts categorized "PROPOSITION 8"

Nov 06 2014
Sixth Circuit Pushes Marriage Equality Back To Supreme Court Comments (0)

Breaking with an array of other courts, the Sixth Circuit has upheld—2 to 1—gay-marriage bans in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee.

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This sets the stage for a near-certain Supreme Court review, which could lead to marriage equality nationwide. Or not.

By the way, check out the dissent on that Sixth Circuit farce of a decision.

 
Sep 17 2014
Congressional Doody Comments (0)

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Carl DeMaio, a ridiculously sleazy politician who may or may not have faked a break-in at his campaign HQ to garner sympathy, is nonetheless tied in his race to represent a district in San Diego in the House. It's incredible to me that such a non-credible candidate could poll this well, even if it actually represents a big drop from the 7% lead he had three months ago.

Wake up and smell the gay Tea Partier, San Diego.

 
Jun 30 2014
Need To Know: Chest You & Me, Kid + Supreme Injustice? + Aaliyah Biopic Nixed + Rugby Rubbin' + Hurling Insults @ Sterling + MORE! Comments (0)

Farley-GrangerYou in Granger, girl!

*widget boy cultureHollywood history's hottest chests!

*widget boy cultureSupreme Court to gut unions, “weaponize” the First Amendment?

*widget boy cultureSupreme Court ready to take on states' gay-marriage bans?

*widget boy cultureAaliyah biopic is OFF.

*widget boy cultureIntense rugby rub-down.

*widget boy cultureBLACK HUMOR: Chris Rock pokes fun at Donald Sterling at BET Awards.

*widget boy cultureElton John says Jesus would support marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureElton John didn't support it not that long ago.

*widget boy cultureWorld Cup hottie: Wilfried Bony.

10357196_665034360251936_6251463121294047048_nEnjoy all the singlets, ladies!

*widget boy cultureYou should like Homo-Erotic Wrestling: Love the Singlets on FB.

*widget boy cultureProp 8 plaintiffs Katami & Zarrillo exchange vows in style.

*widget boy cultureMormon gay-rights advocate staring down excommunication.

*widget boy cultureTexas Democratic convention bursting with LGBT activists.

*widget boy cultureB & Jay-Z tweak Justin Bieber on tour.

*widget boy cultureidemTV brings you all the highlights of Barcelona Pride:

 
May 09 2014
Coming Out Of Hiding Comments (0)

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HuffPo comes up with 9 ways in which life has improved for LGBT people in the nine years since the site has been in existence. In other news, my own blog is only six months younger than HuffPo and I've definitely accomplished just as much and made just as much money as...oh, wait.

Any nine-year period that begins with a Bush and ends with none in sight (forget it, Jeb) is a win for us all.

 
Jack'd Together: Gay-Marriage Poll From A Hook-Up Site Comments (0)

The gay hookup app Jack'd did a survey of it's U.S. users ahead of today's second anniversary of President Obama's endorsement of marriage equality to get their thoughts on “marriage, relationships and the president himself.”

According to Jack'd, 55% of gay men see marriage equality as a reality in all 50 states within 10 years. Just 11% said it would never be legal in all 50 states, yet 86% say they currently live in a state with marriage equality or where they think marriage equality is on the horizon.

Jackd logo-solid copyThe popular hook-up app is into polls as well as poles.

The poll also found an 81% approval rating for President Obama in the area of comparing gay marriage to the broader civil rights movement, and a 71% approval rating for the president on gay matters.

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One couple who say they met on Jack'd said of the president:

“We are excited to live in a country where our president is supportive of same-sex marriage. We met through Jack’d two years ago, started our business PoseCookMove together, and are planning on getting married one day. As young, gay black men it means a lot to us that we have our President’s support.”

Further findings: Gay men are very concerned about health (inclusive of HIV), employment discrimination, domestic and anti-gay violence and immigration.

And these respsones include input from everyone, not just the masc guys!

 
Apr 24 2014
Need To Know: Marriage Is So Gay (As Is Kale), Life's A Beach, Can't Put Your Finger Up It, B Is A-List + MORE! Comments (0)

Jodie-FosterGlad those annoying gay activists made it possible for Jodie to get hitched.

*widget boy cultureJodie Foster married Alexandra Hedison. Streisand-Charvet

*widget boy cultureMatt Bomer married Simon Halls! (Years ago.)

*widget boy cultureAnother big marriage equality win in Texas.

*widget boy cultureAYER's “Black Diamond” is brill.

*widget boy cultureBaywatch is 25 , Barbra Streisand is 72!

*widget boy cultureJames Franco cuddling up to a dude in bed.

*widget boy cultureThe 1958 film Madchen in Uniform is streaming.

*widget boy cultureStone Cold Steve Austin is pro-marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureIggy Azalea likes crowd-surfing, not digital rape.

*widget boy cultureBrother to Camilla Parker Bowles dies in a trip-and-fall.

*widget boy cultureGay Prop 8 judge Vaughn Walker once tried to be gay-cured.

*widget boy cultureOutlets trying to gin up a Madonna scandal over “gay.”

*widget boy cultureBeyoncé is very influential, so I guess that makes Jay-Z very, very?

Beyonce-TimeYou're relevant.

 
Apr 04 2014
Need To Know: Bringing Becksy Back, Out-Firefoxed, Deen's Last Supper + MORE! Comments (0)

DAVID-BECKHAMHe almost looks annoyed to be so hot.

Boy-CultureStill more David Beckham skin revealed.

Boy-CultureAnti-gay Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich has resigned.

Boy-CultureConservagay Andrew Sullivan blames “left-Liberal intolerance.”

Boy-CultureNo, gays don't want Christians dead.

Boy-CultureJohn Waters gets animated.

Boy-CulturePaula Deen's racism-friendly restaurant closes.

Boy-CultureBruce Jenner closer than ever to fully transitioning.

Boy-CultureDavid Letterman is retiring in 2015.

Late NightLetterman's first guest was Bill Murray.

 
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.

#99

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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