ABOVE: Puppy love.
DNA: Seve by Kuros is a work of art.
VIMEO: HIV-positive musical comedy Merce is returning for Season 2 on January 21.
BLOOMBERG: Zambia's President Edgar Lungu wants the U.S. ambassador, Daniel Foote, to leave the country after Foote criticized Zambia for sentencing two adult men to prison for 15 years for a consensual romantic relationship. When Foote mentioned that Zambia receives $500 million in aid from the U.S., Lungu said:
We are saying no to homosexuality. When you are tying it to aid, if that is how you are going to bring your aid, then I’m afraid the west can leave us alone in our poverty. And we’ll continue scrounging and struggling.
Then let's do that. Die in poverty.
SOCKET SITE: In 2018, the some-would-say-historic Nob Hill aka Touch Our Junk Theatuhhhh of San Francisco was sold for $2.7 million, and closed. Now, plans exist to raze the building to make way for a medical office building, a surgery center and — of course — four POSH residential units. The comments section is entertaining.
SALT LAKE CITY TRIBUNE: Adam Smart, a 19-year-old Mormon who was literally a man on a mission, came to discover the discrepancies among the Latter-Day Saints when he took off for Ventura, California, with his belief that same-sex marriage is okay. His lost wallet led the way.
BOY CULTURE: A couple more copies of my 25th-anniversary edition of Boy Culture in my hot little hands — buy now!
THE INDEPENDENT: “If one more polyamorous coastal queer tells me Pete Buttigieg isn't gay enough I'll scream.”
FACEBOOK: When Lulu met Armistead Maupin (met Ian McKellen met Graham Norton)!
WINK NEWS: Out conductor Michael Tilson Thomas was among the Kennedy Center honorees this year, along with Sesame Street (RIP Big Bird & Oscar the Grouch!), Linda Ronstadt, Sally Field, Philip Bailey and more.
AMAZON: Adam Silvera's queer YA novel Infinity Son is on the horizon.
CLUB CUMMING: The New Year's Cockin' Eve and Masked Ball at Club Cumming looks (from the image above) to be unmissable. Held on NYE, it features a go-go boy named Big Dick Clark.
54 BELOW: Seth Sikes will sing '20s Songs for 2020 on New Year's Eve! He's so great, so if you're attracted to this idea, give it serious consideration.