ABOVE: This flyer could spell doom for the Monster in NYC — but why? Read below for the answer.
BELOW: Keep raeading for the latest celeb to say they're sexually fluid, Trump's smack-down of gay partners, an NYC gay bar caught in a racism scandal, a beefcake party, Madonna's new tool and much, much more ...
VERY GOOD LIGHT: Single Parents actor Jake Choi comes out as sexually fluid, saying his role in the film Front Cover made a difference in his self-perception:
GREG IN HOLLYWOOD: Yoann Miguel Gourcuff is the kind of stunning jock who could flip anyone into being a foot fetishist.
GR8ERDAYS: Shocking list of well-known people who would be turning 100 in 2018 had they lived, plus factoids on the century mark.
LGBTQ NATION: Trump Administration is now denying visas to same-sex partners of diplomats, hiding behind the fact that they don't do it for straight couples — when they could have just changed the policy to encompass straight partners, too. The Administration is so virulently anti-LGBTQ, it's breathtaking that there are still MAGAts out there.
FACEBOOK: NYC local Honey Davenport bravely shared private texts she received from Italo Lopez, who worked at the longtime-favorite gay bar the Monster, for which Davenport had designed a flyer. In the texts, Lopez griped that the flyer needed to be changed so as to avoid the impression that the event was a black night, which would be bad for business.
Davenport refused and spoke out publicly at the event, quitting her gig.
In the meantime, the bar's owner blamed not the guy who made the racist remarks, but the guy — DJ Mitch Ferrino — for showing them to Davenport in the first place!
Hinting that the bar could have to close over the ensuing controversy, the owner, Charles Rice then issued the above statement, which some are calling hollow since Lopez resigned, but was not fired.
WWD: Madonna talks — a lot — about her new beauty roller, which is supposed to help firm you up and loosen muscles. But it's not a sex toy, it just plays one on TV. Also, she admits her new album is now a 2019 release, which means she will have gone about four years between albums. She joked:
GR8ERDAYS: RIP to Charles Aznavour, the so-called French Sinatra, who passed away unexpectedly at 94. His final concert was weeks ago in Tokyo.
PHYSIQUE PICTORIAL: The new issue (limited to 1,000 copies) of Physique Pictorial is out — my work is in it! —and there's a party in NYC to celebrate.
NEW YORKER: Three women running from anti-LGBTQ persecution in Chechnya got away — but are now stuck in place.
MIAMI HERALD: I knew about the gay penguins who tried to take a baby penguin, but wasn't clear how Lindsay Lohan they were being about it! Mean video.
TOWLEROAD: Trump literally said he and Kim Jong Un “fell in love.”
POPSUGAR: Using the TV series Versailles to find comfort in femininity.