10 posts categorized "TENNESSEE"
Malaysian plane probably pirated, or otherwise sabotaged.
"Commandeering" aircraft more common than you think.
Wendy Williams leads unapologetically transphobic CrossFit chat.
Princess Diana leaked royal numbers out of spite.
The origins of "teenagers."
Kristin Cavallari doesn't believe in vaccinations.
Tennessee (!) now recognizes 3 gay marriages.
Dirtbag Chris Brown arrested. Again.
Out anchor Don Lemon in running to replace Piers Morgan.
THE SKIN I'M IN: Aesthetician plotted rival's murder.
DON'T compare Gaga to Katy Perry.
Missed that My Brilliant Career & Happy New Year actress Wendy Hughes died 3/8.
This pronunciation battle ("carry" vs. "Kerry") has raged among my friends.
Lady Gaga's (fake) fingernail sells for $13,000.
Lauryn Hill got smacked with the Michelle Shocked stick.
11-year-old gay boy triumphs over anti-gay legislator.
Whitney Houston's daughter is a mess.
THE MUSIC MAN: Who the F**K Is Arthur Fogel?
The entire LGBT-themed list of videos from Kids In the House.
Michael Jackson's daughter Paris attempts suicide.
Celebrate Gay Pride Month with The Nance!
Wonder if Jane Krakowski will read from Madonna's Sex?
Apple drops ex-gay app; Google's Play Store for Androids doesn't.
$800,000 for a bedbug infestation.
The only ass-eating that has calories.
Facebook: The Musical hits all the right notes.
"I'm your beauty/you're my beast/welcome to the Middle East."
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.
Via HuffingtonPost: The literary birth of a chorus boy.
Where in the world is Matt Lauer's fan club?
1/4 of men sit to pee in order to keep texting.
The ultimate Kyliedonna megamix.
Which Madonna era are you?
LIKE A PROGRESSIVE: Ask yourself what Madonna would do.
Over 60% of Americans think marriage equality is inevitable.
Smash moves to Saturdays.
A "fierce Latina superhero Web series."
Little League raffle's top prize is an AR-15 assault rifle.
"Gus Mattox" (aka Tom Judson) defends the honor of gay porn.
Jesse McCartney's all grown up and releasing a new album.
TN Senate opts to "pray away the gay."
World's largest gay nightclub, Krave Massive, opens in Vegas June 15.
World's oldest cat turns 27.
Stephen Fry &. anti-gay Russian politician go at it "hammer & tongs."
HAPPILY NEVER AFTER: Best Disney parody of all time.
Andy Dick appears in all-star XXX flick for homocon Michael Lucas. (Work Unfriendly)
Shia LaBeouf douchetastically releases e-mails in Broadway kerfluffle.
Could Michigan be the next state with full marriage equality?
Why Tennessee won't be the next state with full marriage equality.
PR's unappealing gay adoption ruling appealed.
Anderson Cooper facilitates, Lisa Rinna photobombs, Silver Spoons reunion.
These Tupperware tips are a real drag.
Sydney Mardi Gras victim of police brutality grants TV interview.
Another Christian prick won't sell to gays, citing "relationship with Jesus Christ."
Be-londés have more fun?
Help tell Uganda its "Kill the Gays" bill is abhorrent.
Horrendous 100-car pile-up.
Cameron pushing for marriage-equality vote in the UK.
Can Dems retake the House in '14?
Abortion fanboy Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) won't quit.
You buyin' what Garrett Neff's sellin'?
United States out of Mexico?
Caddy/boy: Cadillac Ranch millionaire accused of bribing boys for sex.
Boeing is anti-marriage equality.
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.)
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.)
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.
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").
Chad with National AIDS Memorial Grove Tribute director Andrew Ehrenfeld
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).
The boys (they're in their thirties but have a youthful energy that seems to be preserving 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.