ABOVE: I urge you to follow Todd Lien on IG. He's great! He has a small part in Boy Culture: The Series and was a delight to work with.
BELOW: Keep reading for solid-gold Tom Daley, the gay plight in Afghanistan, Willam and Matthew Camp team up for gay justice, Jeff Stryker blows out a big ol' candle and more ...
Going for the gold, will settle for a few inches away. (Image by Bartek Szmigulski)
KENNETH IN THE (212): Tom Daley covers Wonderland, plus a deep dive into the LGBTQ mags of the moment.
BUSINESS INSIDER: The coming nightmare of being gay under Taliban rule.
HUFF POST: Right-wing radio host Phil Valentine declared he wouldn't get vaccinated because he had a low risk of catching COVID-19 and dying from it. Then, he caught COVID-19 and urged people to get vaxxed. Before he died from it, at age 61.
I just want to remind everyone, Barry Manilow didn’t leave the stage when they had to evacuate during the hurricane. He kept performing like the professional he is! @nancytsidley #WeLoveNYCConcert pic.twitter.com/krgy6vvLso— Stephanie Sidley (@StephanieSidley) August 21, 2021
THE HILL: Presley Stutts a Tea Party (memba then?!) Republican from South Carolina who was anti-vaxx is now anti-breathing — he has died of COVID-19.
TWITTER: Trump got jeered by a rabid Alabama crowd when he admitted he is vaccinated and that he recommends people get vaxxed:
A crowd in mid-cheer immediately goes silent and starts jeering Trump when he says that he recommends people take the vaccine. pic.twitter.com/wz7RTdysMh— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) August 22, 2021
THE AP: The Rev. Jesse Jackson and his wife have both tested positive for COVID-19 and are hospitalized. Both were vaxxed. No word on whether they are in a hospital out of an abundance of caution, owing to their advanced ages or because of underlying conditions. Hope they pull through.
GREG IN HOLLYWOOD: That highly anticipated, once-postponed Schitt's Creek tour has been officially canceled.
Order in the court! @EW just dropped an exclusive first look at my new show #IconicJustice on @OUTtv. 👩⚖️ Real people. Petty drama. Watch with me & @MatthewCampNYC @NickyMonet @AndreaColemanBK adjudicate thingz https://t.co/tFBvRcjojp pic.twitter.com/SjPmN84TAa— Willam (@willam) August 20, 2021
VULTURE: Willam is now hosting a show as a judge — Iconic Justice — on OUTtv. His bailiff? Matthew Camp.
TWITTER: At a concert heralding the return of NYC — one that was cut short due to Hurricane Henri right in the middle of Barry Manilow's performance — Senate Majority Leader Schumer was seen dancing with Stephen Colbert:
Backstage antics pic.twitter.com/3v2Ge3E9zM— Bill Neidhardt (@BNeidhardt) August 21, 2021
We've seen that candle blown out many, many times. (Image via Catalina)
INSTAGRAM: Porn legend Jeff Stryker turned 59 this weekend.
INSTAGRAM: Remembering Valerie Harper on what would've been her birthday: