495 posts categorized "AIDS"

May 28 2020
Sex-Factor + Ice Skater Comes Out + Brian Sims Calls For Resignations & Prosecutions In PA COVID-19 Scandal + Dreamy Charlie Taylor + National J.O. Day + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Hard to argue with that.

BELOW: Keep reading for Brian Sims's righteous rant against Pennsylvania Republicans who knowingly exposed their Democratic colleagues to COVID-19, an X-rated X-Factor participant, dreamy Charlie Taylor, a ice skater comes out with love and more ...

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May 27 2020
Larry Kramer, AIDS Activist, Culture Critic, Playwright & Author, Dies @ 84 Comments (0)

Larry-kramer-boycultureKramer in 2014 (Image via video still)

Following many years of ill health, Larry Kramer, the nation's most iconic AIDS activist — and rattler of cages — died of pneumonia Wednesday at 84.

Mr. Kramer's husband, David Webster, reported that the cause was pneumonia. Kramer was a long-term survivor of HIV and also underwent a liver transplant in 2001, which he — of course — wrote about.

Kramer was born on June 25, 1935, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and grew up in Maryland. Gay from a young age, he attended Yale, where he attempted suicide. That life-changing event would inform his rage against homophobia going forward.

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May 25 2020
Ain't He The Pits? + Remembering The Everard Baths + The Bidens Honor Veterans + Trump Weeble Wobbles + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: I remember when teen magazines looked like this. Follow here.

BELOW: Keep reading or a pit-iful photo shoot, memories of the Everard, Biden's masked leadership, Trump's North Carolina shake-down and more ...

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May 04 2020
I Wish It Would Never End: Why Saying Goodbye To Books Puts Me In A Bind Comments (0)

Flesh-and-fantasy-book-boyculutureDo judge this book by its cover. (Image via St. Martin's Press)

I have a hard time turning the page on things.

The hardest for me is ephemera, various types of which I collect religiously — beefcake photography and clippings, advertising, Madonna magazines and ... books.

I'm a writer, and most of my career has involved some form of publishing, first book publishing (I worked for a rare female literary agent, who was equal parts bohemian and John Bircher; and for St. Martin's Press as an editorial assistant), then news (Reuters, ever so briefly), then porn (when the owner of Mavety Media scoffed at my suggestion he digitize his millions of slides because men would never adapt to jerking off at a computer), then teen entertainment (I founded a pinup mag), then blogging. Through it all, I've published and self-published my own books, too.

In spite of that, I have found less and less time to read over the years, have perhaps even developed — against my will — an aversion to reading anything too long, like a kid seeing a fascinating-looking YouTube video then clicking away upon realizing the length is 8 minutes-plus. In the past few years, I've read scandalously few books, even though I've tried. Does leaving them, half-read, displayed prominently on the little table by my bed count as reading them?

I tried Andrew Sean Greer's orgiastically praised Less, but wanted more.

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Fleshback: Antony Hamilton, Uncovered Comments (0)

Not completely covered up (GIF via GIPHY)

Jon-Erik Hexum's Cover Up replacement, sexy model Antony Hamilton, was born on this day. He died of AIDS 25 years ago. Follow Gr8erDays here, and keep reading for a gallery of his prettiness ...

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May 01 2020
BROADWAY BARES Postponed + Biden On Reade: NEVER, NEVER HAPPENED + Lesbian Defeats Her Oppressor + Anderson Cooper's A Dad + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Nice view.

BELOW: Broadway Bares postponed, Biden maintains innocence, lesbian beats (at the ballot box!) her oppressor and more ...

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Apr 29 2020
Ryan White Memorial Sculpture Unearthed Comments (0)

Ryan-white-aids-sculpture-moving-hunks-boycultureThe inscription is as touching as the image. (Image via College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving)

Ryan White, the kid who in the '80s was the face of AIDS among the non-gay set — and yet who was hassled and rejected because of his diagnosis — inspired a Bill Mack sculpture that was once unveiled by White's mom and Elizabeth Taylor.

Since then, it disappeared, but was discovered by College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving, a moving franchise, in one of its warehouses at the bottom of a pile of stuff.

It's wonderful that they recognized the statue's significance and rescued it.

Now, exactly 30 years to the month after White's death, as we grapple with another pandemic, it's being displayed in their HQ in Tampa. Here is a pic of the piece in place.

Its inscription:

RYAN WHITE…
HE HAD THE COURAGE
TO TELL US HIS STORY
AND GIVE US ALL
HOPE.

 
Masked Hottie Revealed (And Stripped) + The Birth Of Leslie Jordan + Hillary: I'M WITH HIM + Stacey Abrams Is, Too + HOLLYWOOD Reviews + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Your occasional reminder that Bruce Weber has never said he's gay.

BELOW: Keep reading for a masked hottie revealed, Leslie Jordan's b'day blast from the past, Biden endorsed by Hillary, I don't believe Tara Reade, Hollywood getting trashed and more ...

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