485 posts categorized "AWARDS"

Feb 06 2023
You Need A Big Boy? Pedro Pascal Is In Session + Beyoncé's Big Win + Santos Lectures On 9/11 After Pretending Mom Died In It + Queerness In A KNOCK AT THE CABIN + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Gr8erDays turns you loose on Fabian.

BELOW: Keep reading for a big boy, Beyoncé's big win, George Santos's biggest lie and more ...

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Feb 05 2023
Madonna Introduces Grammy Winners Kim Petras & Sam Smith, Beyoncé Cheers Queers, GLAAD Honors Wins Comments (0)

Sam-smith-kim--etras-unholy-madonna-grammysNever in a zillion years would a song like this have received Grammy love in the '80s! (Image via Capitol/EMI)

Calling them out as provocateurs and providing an intro/speech that gave credit to all disruptors, Madonna appeared at the Grammys — pretty much covered head-to-toe. My only deep complaint: I need eyebrows. They make all the difference. Of course, Madonna told gay men in the '80s she'd forever have our backs, and in response, many gay men apparently thought, “Thanks! Hope I live long enough to mock you mercilessly.”

Kim's win with Sam for Best Duo gave her the honor of being the first trans woman to win a Grammy! Her speech was so sweet and humble:

Sidebar: Kim was right — she was the first out trans woman to win a Grammy. Wendy Carlos won three (!) in 1970, but when she was professionally and publicly not trans. She came out in 1978. Jackie Shane was nominated in 2019 for Best Historical Recording, but lost. For some reason, some activists are claiming Jackie's being erased — she's not, she just did not win.

Also of note, Beyoncé's Renaissance won in the category of Dance/Electronica Album — somehow, she's the first Black woman to win in this category, which is admittedly only 18 years old — and thanked queer people:

(By the way, Bey is one of just four Black women — along with Donna Summer, Janet Jackson and Rihanna) to win Best Dance Recording, which she won for “Break My Soul.” That category, too, is relatively young —1998— but honestly, that's 25 years.)

GLAAD weighed in on all the queer wins, with VP of Communications & Talent Anthony Allen Ramos saying:

By awarding queer artists from so many segments of the LGBTQ community and representing so many musical genres as Grammy winners, the Recording Academy reminded the world just how impactful LGBTQ people are when it comes to creating music. From Sam Smith and Kim Petras breaking barriers for non-binary and transgender people in music by winning the Grammy for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, to Brandi Carlile and Wet Leg dominating the Rock and Alternative Music categories with multiple wins, and Steve Lacy’s win for Best Progressive R&B album, the Grammy Awards were dominated by more openly LGBTQ artists and musicians than ever before.

Also, I've seen people calling trans DJ and producer Honey Dijon a Grammy winner for her work on Beyoncé's Renaissance. However, according to Grammy.com, Dijon lost when the album lost Album of the Year. Perhaps the Dance category is reserved for the artists themselves?!

 
Ken Colbert, '80s Gay-Porn Star, On Why He Disappeared + Brooke Shields On Toe-Twisting Director + MURPHY BROWN Star Dies + Thirst Traps Galore + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Know your Grammys theirstory, Honeys!

BELOW: Porn star of the '80s grants new interview, giving legends their flowers and more ...

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Jan 20 2023
Santos In Drag, And There's Video + In Defense Of Madonna + THAT '90S SHOW's Gay Moments + Are You LONESOME Tonight? + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: The reclusive Desi Arnaz Jr. was spotted on his 70th birthday.

John-hamill-muscles-bodybuilder-boycultureBonus workout tips! (Images via Young Guys!)

BELOW: Keep reading for Santos's drag reveal, why Madonna matters, Trump smacked down and more ...

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Jan 19 2023
David Crosby Dies @ 81 + Remembering Sexy Guy Madison + Trump Confuses Rape Accuser With Ex-Wife + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Guy Madison, all-time movie hottie, would be 101 years old today.

BELOW: Keep reading for Kit Harington, RIP David Crosby, SCOTUS can't figure out its leaker and more ...

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Jan 16 2023
Lush Model + Gina Lollobrigida Dies @ 95 + Santos Ripped Off Brazilian Homemaker + See THE VILLAGE! A DISCO DAYDREAM — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Colin at 18.

BELOW: Keep reading for a male-model Monday, Santos's latest alleged rip-off, death of a sex symbol and more ...

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Jan 15 2023
UNCOUPLED Canceled + Takei On Coming Out + Bronx Anti-Gay Attack + Lil Nas X Deals With Wiggles Gripes + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Many heavy hitters in Hollywood are suddenly actively campaigning on behalf of Andrea Riseborough, whose gutsy performance in To Leslie received no award-season push. But some on Film Twitter question why this is happening, and which of the other frontrunners will suffer for it.

BELOW: Keep reading for the cancellation of Uncoupled, Takei on coming out, Lil Nas X deals with (checks notes) Wiggles fallout ...

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Jan 14 2023
Twinks vs. Daddies: The Series + Biden's Docs vs. Trump's Docs + A Model Who Is Spreading Nothing But Love + MORE! — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Closeted gay writer Tom Tryon was born on this day. He was such a looker.

BELOW: Keep reading for twinks vs. daddies, Biden vs. Trump, Madonna's tour, quite a spread and more ...

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