ABOVE: NYC in the '70s. What a trip.
MRMAN (WORK UNFRIENDLY): MrMan has rounded up scenes of full penetration from British TV and movies. As usual, it's a pay service, but it's a good deal and it does help Boy Culture stay semi-afloat.
HOUSTON CHRONICLE: Texas Gov. Jim Abbott (R) really hates dogs — he vetoed a bipartisan anti-dog chain bill! Insane.
THE SIGNORILE REPORT: Michelangelo Signorile writes about the escalating trend of attacks on Pride flags and symbols.
HUFF POST: Democrats are trying to get voting rights secured and pass an infrastructure bill. Fake Democrats Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) have quadrupled down on their unwillingness to eliminate the filibuster, the only way to make those things happen. They both think doing that would weaken democracy, not strengthen it. At least, they say they believe that — I don't think that's true. But regardless, when the Republicans are in the driver's seat again and abolish the filibuster, Sinema and Manchin will say don't — stop — wait and then move on with their lives, unbothered.
NBC NEWS: Is there a gay revolution brewing in Russia?
UCSC: An interesting profile of a grad student exploring gay lit in the '70s, an overlooked pocket of our LGBTQ history. Really, so much progress was made in the area of so-called Gay Lib thanks to the publishing scene of the '70s and '80s. Then it got cute. Then it really dried up as a genre as post-gay gays decided it was passé to consider writing gay.
USA TODAY: Six French athletes share notes on being gay in sports.
SALT LAKE TRIBUNE: Somebody stumbled across those gay-porn Mormon sites.
INSTAGRAM: Madonna's latest surprise appearance, said to be happening Thursday at the Boom Boom Room in NYC, is apparently going to raise money for the Ali Forney Center. How the money is raised is what is mysterious since — so far — no tickets are available to be purchased. So ... auction among the elite attendees? Personal donation? She is definitely debuting a video of some kind, so perhaps it's a video for a new or remixed song, with all proceeds going to benefit the org? As usual, she has people guessing.
SOUNDCLOUD: Speaking of Madonna ... can we get together? DJ Joe Usher hopes so:
NME: Speaking of Joni Mitchell ... it's been 50 years since the release of her Blue. Now, she's releasing an EP of demos and outtakes in honor of the legendary album — Blue 50 (Demos & Outtakes).
BCEFA: Broadway Bares: Twerk from Home has raised almost $350,000 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS so far. You can still watch and donate: