25 posts categorized "RACHEL MADDOW"

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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Jul 12 2013
Need To Know: Zimmermanslaughter?, Cyndi For Christmas, All Things Being Inequal, Gaga In A Brabra + MORE Comments (1)

CYNDI LAUPERCyndi's planning to be Home for the Holidays, per usual.

*widget boy cultureAbove: Cyndi Lauper's annual Xmas concert for LGBT youth is December 7th.

*widget boy culturePA Attorney General Kathleen Kane won't defend anti-equality laws.

*widget boy cultureRachel  Maddow aborts scandal-tainted Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Virginia.)

*widget boy cultureO'Henry candy bar heiress has nothin' on Lady Gaga.

*widget boy cultureAmanda Bynes needs her dog taken away. Now.

*widget boy cultureNew York Fringe Festival is back, with plenty of queer stuff.

*widget boy cultureTrayvon Martin case winding down. Will Zimmerman get off?

Zimmerman

 
Apr 23 2013
Need To Know: Making A Federal Case Of It, VJ Day, 2 Broke Girls, Barbra's Biggest Misses, Madonna's Duds + MORE Comments (1)

DAN-SAVAGE-HUSBANDDan Savage's love

*widget boy cultureDan Savage's hunk husband speaks. Tumblr_lq6n9uZa7K1qgxytto1_500

*widget boy cultureWedding bells for Dawn French!

*widget boy cultureAn al-Qaeda terror attack is thwarted in Canada.

*widget boy cultureParaguay's new prez has troglodytic views on gays.

*widget boy cultureAmazing Keith Haring video.

*widget boy cultureSATELLITE DISH: Gossip from MTV's earliest days. Roberto-Boll-e-Phyllis-Diller-guys-shirtless

*widget boy cultureDzhokhar Tsarnaev charged for using WMD by feds.

*widget boy cultureWhite House sticking to Constitution.

*widget boy cultureGun Owners of America honcho: Liberals "pleased" with bombing.

*widget boy cultureBette Midler "adored" the "terrifying" Sue Mengers.

*widget boy cultureAngelyne has a not-so-nice trip.

*widget boy cultureWho would Jesus abort?

*widget boy cultureOnly 3 known SF earthquake (1906!) survivors.

*widget boy cultureBarbra regrets not doing Cabaret, Klute and Julia.

*widget boy cultureMichael Michaud dishes on the late Sal Mineo.

*widget boy cultureSofia Vergara's "great time" as a transsexual.

*widget boy cultureMeet the Imam into gays and marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureJanice Dickinson broke

*widget boy cultureBrenda Dickson broke and homeless?

*widget boy cultureRoberto Bolle coming to NYC.

*widget boy cultureHow to find sex...offline? Folsom Street East

*widget boy cultureFolsom Street East is off.

*widget boy culturePhyllis Diller's final TV gig: Dukes of Melrose.

*widget boy cultureTeamsters vs. Westboro: Guess who won?

*widget boy culturePop Tarts: Portraits of Women up for grabs.

*widget boy cultureCRAZY FOR IT: 'Mazing Madonna megamix.

*widget boy cultureMadonna's homeless brother injured during arrest.

*widget boy cultureHow Mack Sennett created Studio City.

*widget boy culturePop-up exhibit of Madonna's iconic wardrobe at Macy's in L.A.

130402_MG_Madonna_Evite_v9Dress her up

 
Feb 12 2013
Need To Know Comments (0)

Harlem-ShakeAll shook up

*widget boy culture25 lascivious "Harlem Shake" videos.

*widget boy cultureGay-free prom sought because gays "have no purpose in life."

*widget boy cultureMadonna's hydrangea prankster sneaks into Grammys.

*widget boy cultureFrench Nat'l Assembly passes marriage equality.

*widget boy cultureGay serial killer in NYC?

*widget boy cultureFacebook "Bareback" page has 20,209 likes.

*widget boy culture"Does staring at men in the gym make me gay?"

*widget boy cultureAnother "litany of left-wing proposals."

*widget boy cultureSenate passes Violence Against Women Act.

*widget boy cultureMarco Rubio supports violence against women?

*widget boy cultureAP: "Husband" and "wife" are restricted terms.

*widget boy culturePuerto Rican Eagle Scouts return badges over anti-gay policy.

*widget boy cultureYour hunk of the day, Justice Joslin.

Justice_joslin_via_squarehippies_20121211_10Do you seek Justice?

 
Dec 18 2012
Speaking Out: An Interview With Grammy Nominee Janis Ian Comments (3)

Janis-IanJanis Ian: Glad she didn't marry young and then retire...

Whenever I'm about to speak with a woman for this blog, I always have a minor panic attack wondering if I should assert that even though it's called "Boy Culture" I love women, too.

I definitely felt that way in light of this next interview subject, a woman of many accomplishments!

In honor of Janis Ian's nomination for a Grammy in the Best Spoken Word Album category—alongside fellow out lesbians Rachel Maddow and Ellen DeGeneres, not to mention Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama—I was lucky enough to get to interview the music legend whose 1975 single "At Seventeen" is still the ultimate coming-of-age song.

Boy Culture: Congratulations on your ninth Grammy nomination, this time for the audio version of your memoir Society's Child. Is it especially meaningful to be recognized for reading your book and to be in such esteemed company in the category?

Janis Ian: It's meaningful to be recognized for anything, all the more because I've been in the music industry since I was 12 or 13! The company for this nomination is astonishing, though. I keep thinking there's a joke in there somewhere—an ex-president, the First Lady and three lesbians walk into a bar...

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Nov 27 2012
Need To Know Comments (2)

Lindsay-Lohan-Liz-and-Dick-vodkaLa Lindz as La Liz swills Vodka-brand vodka

Widget boy cultureCharlie Sheen gave Lindsay Lohan $100K for taxes.

Widget boy cultureAngus T. Jones's mom: Religious rant shows he's being exploited.

Widget boy cultureFacebook policy-change hysteria. Rob-Johnson

Widget boy cultureRob Johnson looks ah-mazing shirtless.

Widget boy cultureThe Shining: The Musical exists.

Widget boy cultureHipsters pre-date Christ?

Widget boy cultureJenny Johnson wins Twitter feud with Chris Brown.

Widget boy cultureRachel Maddow to Doonesbury.

Widget boy cultureMeet David Guetta in Ibiza, girl!

Widget boy cultureGay dad makes electoral history.

Widget boy cultureMug shot extortion could lead to more mug shots.

Widget boy cultureRicky Martin: Adios to Evita.

Widget boy cultureVarious bloggers (him & him) were wrong about "Elmo."

Widget boy cultureFOX News guest calls network "wing of the Republican Party."

Widget boy cultureUganda to condemn its LGBT and LGBT-friendly citizens?

Ugandan_gay_rights_012711-thumb-640xauto-2101-thumb-640xauto-3091-624x390From the producers of Idi Amin...

 
Nov 20 2012
Need To Know Comments (0)

Obama-Clinton-barefoot-MyanmarMyanmar my gal

Widget boy culturePresident Obama and Secretary of State Clinton go barefootin'. Jaime_Parada_Hoyl_insert_courtesy_Jaime_Parada_Hoyl

Widget boy cultureChile elects first (HOT) out politican.

Widget boy cultureRachel Maddow: Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) is "incompetent."

Widget boy cultureLongest English word is not antidisestablishmentarianism.

Widget boy cultureSyracuse, New York, adapts gender non-discrimination.

Widget boy cultureBlacks support marriage equality more and more.

Widget boy cultureTexas may not swing for a while. If ever.

Widget boy cultureGay families in Florida tell their stories.

Widget boy cultureCan you say "Detox Icunt" on TV?

Detox-Icunt-RuPaul-dragYou will Ru the day... 

 
Nov 12 2012
Need To Know Comments (1)
Romney believed he was Mormonism's mane man!

Widget boy cultureDid shellshocked Romney believe he was Mormonism's "white horse?"

Widget boy cultureGingrich was pretty surprised, too, though.

Widget boy cultureObama won because he called Romney a "poopy head?"

Widget boy culture"Boehner has got to understand—they lost."—Sanders Brandon-Lacy-Campos-found-dead

Widget boy cultureThe last "unknown" soldier wasn't.

Widget boy cultureActivist Brandon Lacy Campos (pictured)  found dead.

Widget boy cultureMadonna returns to NYC—possibly set to DJ?

Widget boy cultureMarriage equality makes polling gains everywhere.

Widget boy cultureThe Simpsons tweaks FOX & Karl Rove.

Widget boy cultureJustin Timberlake signed for gambling flick.

Widget boy cultureCincinnati FOX anchor vs. Rachel Maddow.

Widget boy cultureGuess what hottie just posed for NOH8?

Widget boy cultureMamet, LuPone and Winger? Whoa!

Widget boy cultureJudy's dress goes for $480K, Kate's cake is $7.5K/slice!

Judy-Garland-dress"For $480,000 I'll throw in a BJ from Toto!"