ABOVE: Upon reflection ...
NYT: Neil Patrick Harris and Alan Cumming — surrounded by a coterie of drag legends — appeared at Deryck Todd's Pride Event at the Williamsburg Hotel last night. Also, at the link: How Harris and his hubby, David Burtka, spend their sundays.
KENNETH IN THE (212): LGBTQ mags gay-lore!
them: Another fab Pride event I wasn't invited to, but for which my post-event coverage is greatly appreciated!!! All kidding aside: Mykki Blanco performed at a party thrown by Condé Nast's them (in partnership with HBO's Euphoria) to celebrate Queeroes Thursday night at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in NYC.
Congrats to the honorees: Kay Ulanday Barrett (literature), Mykki Blanco (music), Christian Cowan (fashion), Anita Dolce Vita (fashion), Eris Drew (nightlife), Dizzy Fae (music), Jeremy O. Harris (theater), Lyle Ashton Harris (art), Kia LaBeija (art), Christine McCharen-Tran (nightlife), and Julio Torres (comedy).
Attendees (including Yari Jones & Jeremy McClain of Pose, pictured): Hunter Abrams, MaryV Benoit, Adam Eli, Mina Gerges, Yulan Grant, May Hong (Tales of the City), Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson, JoAni Johnson, Kentö, Nicolette Mason, Puja Patel, Peppermint (RuPaul’s Drag Race), Jason A Rodriguez (Pose), Antwaun Sargent, and Alok Vaid-Menon.
WAPO: As Elizabeth Warren did the night before, Kamala Harris killed it on the second night of the Democratic debates. Her key punches were a line about being bussed as a child — which she used as a cudgel against a clearly unprepared Joe Biden — and her shushing of her fellow, squabbling candidates with this line:
Hey, guys, America does not want to witness a food fight. They want us to know how we're going to put food on their table.
JOE.MY.GOD.: Aaron Schock, who has denied being gay, was filmed stuffing cash into a go-go boy's Speedos in Mexico City this week.
“Hey Cutie, I’m Aaron Schock. As a congressman I voted against marriage equality, the repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ and Equal Protections for LGBT folk. Now hold still while I shove this dollar down your shorts.” pic.twitter.com/YLGDXrW9Ei— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) June 27, 2019
TWITTER: Buttigieg was also outstanding last night. Seems to be Biden, Bernie, Warren, Harris, Buttigieg and — if his debate performance helped — Castro are the ones:
Inspiring ❤️ https://t.co/9PHhQRiZ1N— David Russell (@17days) June 28, 2019
TWITTER: President Jimmy Carter says, plainly, that Trump is illegitimate — and I 100% agree with this:
There's no doubt that the Russians did interfere in the election, and I think the interference — although not yet quantified — if fully investigated would show that Trump didn't actually win the election in 2016, he lost the election and he was put into office because of Russia's interference on his behalf.
OMG.BLOG (WORK UNFRIENDLY): Two actors get totally nude. Oh, and it's for a movie. Or TV thing. Or whatever. Nude!
NYT: People are plotzing because the cop who led the raid on the Stonewall 50 years ago — Seymour Pine (not his porn name) — lived until 2009, and before he died, said:
If what I did helped gay people, then I’m glad.
He said this as a dying man at a Stonewall event — a direct apology. I find that pretty moving and interesting. Doesn't mean the cops are forgiven for all the bad they did toward LGBTQ people back then (and now), but it's more impactful than Twitter snark.
TRUE CRIME DAILY: Justice for Pinky! Joseph Anthony Corrao, who was accused of grabbing Pinky, a beloved Busch Hardens flamingo and slamming her to the ground (nearly ripping off a foot and causing her death), was hit and killed by a truck. Bye, asshole.
HUFF POST: Meet Becca Blackwell, a trans actor and “natural disruptor.”
HITS DAILY DOUBLE: The Osbournes are not on the Trump train!