10 posts categorized "TENNESSEE"

Mar 26 2014
Tomboy-Crazy Comments (0)


Timberlake Christian School in Tennessee has expelled an eight-year-old girl for being, as a long and ridiculous note from the administrator says, confused about her gender in direct opposition to alleged Biblical precepts.

This is not a story from The Onion...

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Mar 15 2014
Need To Know: Dis-R-E-S-P-E-C-T, Wendy's Big Mouth, My Aunt Fanny, Cavallari's Shot In The Dark + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: Aretha Franklin atomic-shades Patti LaBelle at the White House.

*widget boy cultureMalaysian plane probably pirated, or otherwise sabotaged.

*widget boy culture"Commandeering" aircraft more common than you think.

*widget boy cultureWendy Williams leads unapologetically transphobic CrossFit chat.

*widget boy cultureCheryl Merkowski's "Walls Fall Out" video is BEYOND: 

*widget boy culturePrincess Diana leaked royal numbers out of spite.

*widget boy cultureThe origins of "teenagers."

*widget boy cultureKristin Cavallari doesn't believe in vaccinations.

*widget boy cultureTennessee (!) now recognizes 3 gay marriages.

*widget boy cultureDirtbag Chris Brown arrested. Again.

*widget boy cultureOut anchor Don Lemon in running to replace Piers Morgan.

*widget boy cultureTHE SKIN I'M IN: Aesthetician plotted rival's murder.

*widget boy cultureDON'T compare Gaga to Katy Perry.

*widget boy cultureMissed that My Brilliant Career & Happy New Year actress Wendy Hughes died 3/8.

Wendy HughesEnd of a Brilliant Career

Jun 06 2013
Need To Know: Gaga Nails It, Lauryn Hill Goes Anti-Gay, Tel Aviv Divas + MORE Comments (1)

Massachusetts-long-island-and-jersey-are-the-only-places-that-see-a-difference-between-merry-mary-and-marry.jpgMy old co-workers all felt "all 3 are different." It was maddening!

*widget boy cultureThis pronunciation battle ("carry" vs. "Kerry") has raged among my friends. Mug-Lauryn-Hill

*widget boy cultureLady Gaga's (fake) fingernail sells for $13,000.

*widget boy cultureLauryn Hill got smacked with the Michelle Shocked stick.

*widget boy culture11-year-old gay boy triumphs over anti-gay legislator.

*widget boy cultureWhitney Houston's daughter is a mess.

*widget boy cultureTHE MUSIC MAN: Who the F**K Is Arthur Fogel?

*widget boy cultureThe entire LGBT-themed list of videos from Kids In the House.

*widget boy cultureAbove: There Was Magic, a look back at an AIDS benefit to remember. Nance-Madonna

*widget boy cultureMichael Jackson's daughter Paris attempts suicide.

*widget boy cultureCelebrate Gay Pride Month with The Nance!

*widget boy cultureWonder if Jane Krakowski will read from Madonna's Sex?

*widget boy cultureApple drops ex-gay app; Google's Play Store for Androids doesn't.

*widget boy culture$800,000 for a bedbug infestation.

*widget boy cultureThe only ass-eating that has calories.

*widget boy cultureFacebook: The Musical hits all the right notes.

*widget boy culture"I'm your beauty/you're my beast/welcome to the Middle East."

Israeli-shirtlessDo tell (Aviv)!

Jun 03 2013
Award-Unworthy Comments (2)

This 11-year-old, who IDs as gay, had to leave his Tennessee school system due to extreme bullying. Now, he is calling on Michelle Rhee and Students First to rescind their 2012 award to John Ragan, who was honored as a reformer, but who also authored the "even more homophobic" version of his state's infamous, failed "Don't Say Gay" bill.

More power to you, kiddo.

Mar 15 2013
Need To Know: Inevitable March Down The Aisle, SMASH Closing?, Disney Deconstructed + MORE Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureVia HuffingtonPost: The literary birth of a chorus boy.

*widget boy cultureWhere in the world is Matt Lauer's fan club?


*widget boy culture1/4 of men sit to pee in order to keep texting.

*widget boy cultureThe ultimate Kyliedonna megamix.

*widget boy cultureWhich Madonna era are you?

*widget boy cultureLIKE A PROGRESSIVE: Ask yourself what Madonna would do.

*widget boy cultureOver 60% of Americans think marriage equality is inevitable

*widget boy cultureSmash moves to Saturdays.

*widget boy cultureA "fierce Latina superhero Web series."

*widget boy cultureLittle League raffle's top prize is an AR-15 assault rifle.

*widget boy culture"Gus Mattox" (aka Tom Judson) defends the honor of gay porn.

*widget boy cultureJesse McCartney's all grown up and releasing a new album.

*widget boy cultureTN Senate opts to "pray away the gay."

*widget boy cultureWorld's largest gay nightclub, Krave Massive, opens in Vegas June 15.

*widget boy cultureWorld's oldest cat turns 27.

*widget boy cultureStephen Fry &. anti-gay Russian politician go at it "hammer & tongs."

*widget boy cultureHAPPILY NEVER AFTER: Best Disney parody of all time.


Mar 07 2013
Need To Know: Dick Flick, We Have A Rinna, Marriage For MI, On The Drag + MORE Comments (1)

*widget boy cultureAndy Dick appears in all-star XXX flick for homocon Michael Lucas. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureShia LaBeouf douchetastically releases e-mails in Broadway kerfluffle.

*widget boy cultureCould Michigan be the next state with full marriage equality? Silver-Spoons-Ricky Schroder-Joel-Higgins-Anderson-Cooper-Lisa-Rinna

*widget boy cultureWhy Tennessee won't be the next state with full marriage equality.

*widget boy culturePR's unappealing gay adoption ruling appealed.

*widget boy cultureAnderson Cooper facilitates, Lisa Rinna photobombs, Silver Spoons reunion.

*widget boy cultureThese Tupperware tips are a real drag.

*widget boy cultureSydney Mardi Gras victim of police brutality grants TV interview.

*widget boy cultureAnother Christian prick won't sell to gays, citing "relationship with Jesus Christ."

*widget boy cultureBe-londés have more fun?

Beyonce-world-tour-03062013Beyoncé touring as a blonde? Now  you Knowles.

Nov 23 2012
Need To Know Comments (4)

REBECCA-KADAGA-UGANDA-KILL-THE-GAYS-BILLGoing All Out against a country going all in on the persecution of gays

Widget boy cultureHelp tell Uganda its "Kill the Gays" bill is abhorrent. Madonna-Mexico-new-album-movie

Widget boy cultureHorrendous 100-car pile-up.

Widget boy cultureTranslation: Madonna's got a new movie AND album in the works?

Widget boy cultureCameron pushing for marriage-equality vote in the UK.

Widget boy cultureCan Dems retake the House in '14?

Widget boy cultureAbortion fanboy Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) won't quit. Garrett-Neff-shirtless

Widget boy cultureYou buyin' what Garrett Neff's sellin'?

Widget boy cultureUnited States out of Mexico?

Widget boy cultureCaddy/boy: Cadillac Ranch millionaire accused of bribing boys for sex.

Widget boy cultureBoeing is anti-marriage equality.

Widget boy cultureNOM fears college drag parties.

Widget boy cultureIt's Black Friday. Be ashamed, be very ashamed:

Apr 07 2012
An Overall Good Idea Comments (2)

Park Overall from Empty Nest is running for a seat in the Senate in Tennessee. Do you even care what party she'll represent? I don't—she's got my vote! (I cheated...I knew she was a big ol' Democrat.)

Jan 29 2012
We Close Our Eyes Comments (5)


Brandon K. Thorp over at Towleroad is covering the unbelievable blindness of Sen. Stacey Campfield (R-Tennessee), who in an interview with Michelangelo Signorile said he believes AIDS originated with homosexuals, specifically with a gay man (so-called Patient Zero Gaetan Dugas) having sex with a monkey. And other stupid shit, like believing that And the Band Played On's Randy Shilts was "appalled" by unsanitary gay-sex practices and thinking it's "virtually impossible" (!) to get HIV from heterosexual sex. Um, tell Africa that. Um, tell the huge number of heterosexuals who got it that way that. (Also, does a guy putting his dick in a woman's butt not count as heterosexual? Just curious.)

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Nov 27 2011
Travelin' To: A Review Of Hollywood To Dollywood Comments (4)


Just over a week ago, I squeezed in a last-second event before hopping my flight to Vegas—and I'm so gIad I gambled with my time. Gary and Larry Lane, an adorable pair of twins I'd corresponded with forever and ever online, are traveling the international filmfest circuit with their feature Hollywood to Dollywood, and it was finally alighting in New York City at the Quad.

IMG_3330Oh, brothers! The Lanes are forging a path in film.

Hollywood to Dollywood follows the Lanes as they board an RV and trek from L.A. to Dolly Parton's theme park Dollywood in Tennessee, accompanied by one boyfriend (no, they do not share him), one camera and one gigantic script they'd co-written with a juicy part for Dolly. Their mission is to hand the script to their idol personally, so they make sure to get advice from mutual friends/their quirky network of supporters, including Leslie Jordan, Sordid Lives star Beth Grant, Chad Allen (who wound up co-producing) and Oscar-winning scribe Dustin Lance Black (who says of their screenplay that he's "seen worse, believe it or not").

IMG_3318Chad, the Lanes & the filmfesters

IMG_3320Chad with National AIDS Memorial Grove Tribute director Andrew Ehrenfeld

IMG_3322Chad with True Colors director Kenny Yanga

IMG_3324Where is Globe when you NEED gossip to be started???

I arrived for the screening to find a mob of people associated with other films at the International Film Festival Manhattan jockeying to get pictures with the cherub-faced Lanes and with former closeted teen heartthrob Allen, who's now happily out (having been outed by the tabloids years ago).

IMG_3329Double your pleasure, double your fun

IMG_3327Chad's Downtown: A Street Tale (2004) was also playing

The boys (they're in their thirties but have a youthful energy that seems to be 101109MSMO253preserving them) were bouncing off the walls and gave me some great answers during our video chat (I asked why people are obsessed with twins and they immediately went there) and Allen had some interesting insights into the genesis of the film as well as into what it had been like to be a gay kid who was being painted as an ideal boyfriend in the teen 'zines.

After some introductory remarks, we watched a series of shorts including an atrocious vignette with a twist ending, an artsy dance tribute to a generation felled by AIDS and a documentary by Kenny Yanga called True Colors that was about how hard it is to be gay.

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