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Jul 15 2021
Minnesota Restricts Conversion Therapy + L.A. County Restores Mask Mandate + Anti-Gay Slasher Caught In Queens + MORE — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Big, bad Brad.

BELOW: Keep reading for Minnesota's new conversion therapy restrictions, L.A. County slipping back into the grip of COVID-19, anti-gay slasher nailed in Queens and more ...

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Jul 14 2021
Tyler Perry's Prostate Dialogue + Tennessee Goes Anti-Vaxxer + Blogger Mugged, Mugs Back + Texas Dems & Biden Push Voting Rights + Remembering Gay-Porn Legend Lance + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

Lance-gay-porn-star-boyculture(Image via Torso/Matthew Rettenmund Archive)

ABOVE: A shot of Lance in his prime. Keep reading for more on him.

BELOW: Tyler Perry's soapy prostate exam, Kenneth Attacked in the (212) or (646), how Ken Starr saved Jeffrey Epstein and more ...

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Jul 12 2021
Viva Vito Russo Comments (0)

Vito-Russo-boycultureVito Russo (Image via Wikimedia Commons)

Yesterday, Sunday, July 11, Celluloid-closet-vito-russo-gay-lgbt-lgbtq-boyculturewas the 75th anniversary of the birth of gay film historian Vito Russo, a man whose '80s book The Celluloid Closet taught us how to view the totality of cinema through a lavender lens — and who urged us to admit the view was pretty abysmal up till then.

I've encountered gay men who sniff at Russo these days, but I think his work was so incredibly important in getting more people to realize some important facts: that movies aren't just movies; that there is a difference between movies about anti-gay characters and movies whose anti-gay characters presume the audience is also anti-gay; and that while one single movie in which a lesbian dies in the end isn't necessarily consciously homophobic, dozens of movies from the same source (Hollywood) in which all the lesbians die probably are.

The work he did was exhaustive, and — for him — exhausting. Before VCRs were commonplace, he was able to view countless movies, and to secure clips from them in order to give talks that backed up his view that Hollywood had a real hard-on for homos. He was a scholar and educator, not merely a gay cheerleader. But he was that, too.

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Jul 06 2021
New Takes On MAURICE & THE WIZARD OF OZ + Paul Rudd, Masseur + See-Through Shorts Season + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Tom Daley is going for the gold in exhibitionism.

BELOW: Keep reading for new takes on Maurice and The Wizard of Oz, a gay kid remembering his gay dads, Grant Goodeve's good side and more ...

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Jul 02 2021
Wrestle Ya For It + Gay History Of Cherry Grove + Let Sha-Carri Run! + Colton Underwood, Hairy & Naked + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: “Normalize spitting?” No. During sex? If you insist. The rest — yay.

BELOW: Sha'Carri Richardson disqualified, Kenworthy and Underwood continue their media assault, Kirstie Alley wobbles toward QAnonism and more ...

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Jun 22 2021
Penetrating Viewing + Trumpian Pride-Flag Crimes + '70s Gay Photography & Books + Madonna Plans A Big Surprise + Twerking From Home + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: NYC in the '70s. What a trip.

BELOW: Keep reading for male-on-male movies, Texas governor's anti-dog outrage, Madonna's plan to make every queen crazy between now and Thursday and more ...

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Jun 14 2021
Lego's Pride Set Is 18-Plus?! + Wasabi Rules + Brutal Anti-Gay Killing + Stripper Classics + Whalebait + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: We can work it out.

BELOW: Keep reading for a Lego head-scratcher, a brutal anti-gay crime, a winning pooch, a hungry whale and more ...

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Jun 03 2021
Ricky Martin: 10 Years Of Being Out + Jazz Jennings On Anti-Trans Sports Bills + A Peek At Early Gay Lib In NYC + They're Not MAKING LOVE + Anti-Gay Karen + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Come for Tony Curtis's feet, stay for Josephine Baker's birthday. Follow here.

BELOW: Ricky Martin on his 10th anniversary as an out icon, Jazz Jennings on anti-trans sports bills, a peek at early Gay Lib in NYC and more ...

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