13 posts categorized "TIME MAGAZINE"

Jul 10 2014
Yes, Icon: Laverne Cox Covers THE ADVOCATE Comments (0)

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Laverne Cox is a cover girl for The Advocate (August/September 2014), and has a fabulous cover line emblazoned across her chest: THE MAKING OF AN ICON.

In the interview, she says:

“If I’m going to have a public platform, I want to use it not just to elevate myself but to elevate issues that are important to me. I know a lot of people would rather not have me be the face of this thing...but what’s exciting about what’s happening now, culturally, is that there are so many more trans folks coming forward and saying, 'This is who I am, this is my story, I will not be silent anymore, I will not be in hiding anymore,’ and that’s when a movement really happens, right?”

Click here to hear her speak about landing the cover of Time (before The Advocate!). After the jump, one of my (brief) meetings with Cox...

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May 29 2014
It's About Time Comments (0)

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Kudos, Laverne Cox, for making the cover of Time on the subject of trans visibility and rights. She tells the writer:

“We are in a place now where more and more trans people want to come forward and say, ‘This is who I am.’ And more trans people are willing to tell their stories. More of us are living visibly and pursuing our dreams visibly, so people can say, ‘Oh, yeah, I know someone who is trans.’ When people have points of reference that are humanizing, that demystifies difference.”

Sounds like a very familiar civil rights struggle.

 
May 28 2014
Hung-Up Jury Comments (0)

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Slow news day...Madonna skipping jury duty gets 2/3 of the front of today's New York Post. Seriously? I guess she really is the third most-obsessed-about celeb on the Internet.

(Don't even get me started on that stupid Time poll, which the magazine itself calls subjective. People are not still obsessing over George W. Bush, certainly not more than Obama or either Clinton, and Janet Jackson is hardly Topic A. Lady Gaga would be way higher, in or out of a career slump. Nicole Scherzinger is #65? Bitch, please.)

 
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?

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Apr 16 2013
Time To Grieve Comments (1)
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The cover of Time: The faces of tragedy are often the little children.
 
Mar 29 2013
Can't Lose For Winning Comments (0)
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According to Time, marriage equality is a done deal...regardless of what the Supreme Court says.
 
Dec 19 2012
Need To Know Comments (0)

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Widget boy cultureTAKING OFF: Views explode for fake YouTube video of kid-snatching eagle. Gay-Nate-Silver

Widget boy cultureLibertarian journo: Kids should rush shooters.

Widget boy culture"None of the above" is world's third-largest religion.

Widget boy cultureTHE MAN WHO KNEW TOO LITTLE: Failed Supreme Court nominee dies.

Widget boy cultureJoe Biden heading White House gun-control push.

Widget boy culture5X THE FUN: Bradley Cooper's extra nipples.

Widget boy cultureAnti-gay HR director is also a loser in court.

Widget boy culturePresident Obama is Time's Person of the Year.

Widget boy cultureNate Silver is Out's Person of the Year.

Widget boy cultureBrazilian men in tight suits. WOW.

Widget boy cultureBest Miss Universe costumes.

Widget boy cultureMy Gay Roommate: Episode 2.

Widget boy cultureGuess the guy with these tree trunks!

Widget boy cultureFifth season of Black Gold looks very biceptual.

Widget boy cultureBroadway baby Andrew Glaszek has flex appeal:

Andrew-Glaszek"I listen to my body and what it craves." (Photo by Stephen Mosher)

 
Oct 28 2011
Sounds Good Comments (6)

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Via The Homosexual Agenda: Time's list of the 100 greatest songs, like, EVER is pretty fucking great. Interesting choice to go with Madonna's "Borderline" of all her indelible hits. Lady Gaga is repped by "Bad Romance." It's not as poppy a list as the two I singled out, though.

 
Nov 19 2010
The Power/Good-Bye Comments (3)

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Time's list of The 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century includes only two singers—and no other performers save for Oprah Winfrey: Aretha Franklin and Madonna. (Would Madonna like to be on any list that includes the word "past" in its title?)

I'm not sure I can sign off on a list that ignores Marilyn Monroe, but I guess if she had the kind of "power" Time's discussing, she'd still be alive.

Madonna is the youngest person on the list and one of only nine still living.

 
Oct 15 2010
Stubborn Starlet Comments (4)

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Justin Timberlake says of Madonna:

"She's the most stubborn woman in the world. As a woman, she's the highest in stubbornness. But she's very smart and incredibly cerebral. And I think that's why she's been able to change her style and image so much. Her music pays attention to what people are thinking." 

Interesting quote, though it almost reminds me of that fake "tip-top starlet" satirical interview by Garry Trudeau that eventually became wrongly attributed to Madonna thanks to his odd "she's the highest in stubbornness." Teen idols never went to school, so any who are as bright as Timberlake otherwise seems to be probably have genius-level IQs.