118 posts categorized "BRITNEY SPEARS"

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 03 2021
Britney Spears Gets Ronan Farrowed + Tom Holland Has A Girlfriend? + Trans Man's Parents Stage A Coming-Out + MORE! — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Hard to believe.

BELOW: Keep reading for Britney, Tom Holland, Zendaya and more ...

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Jul 01 2021
Bowen Yang & Joel Kim Booster Coming To FIRE ISLAND + Meghan McCain Quits THE VIEW, Donald Rumsfeld Quits Breathing + SCOTUS Trashes Voting Rights (Again) + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: It's art.

Boyculture-gay-Fire IslandNot the poster for the new Andrew Ahn movie, but keep reading for news on that ...

BELOW: Big news cycle. Gulp. Here goes:

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Jun 28 2021
According To The NFL, FOOTBALL IS GAY + Al Gores Trump + A Barry Personal Question + MORE! — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Happy 51 to Steve Burton — and more like this here, if you follow.

BELOW: Keep reading for the NFL's pro-gay ad, Pride walk defaced, Al Gores Trump and more ...

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Jun 27 2021
NYC Pride 2021: The Fight Continues — Pictures & Videos Comments (0)

IMG_6907 gay pride 2021 boycultureCrowds showed up for even a truncated march! (All images by Matthew Rettenmund)

Pride was physically tumultuous for me in 2019, since I'd spent like six months with no exercise while nursing my sick pooch back to health; I'll never forget the feat of endurance it was to see Madonna perform then.

Pride in 2020 was virtually nonexistent.

IMG_6787 nyc gay pride boy cultureEveryone was in good cheer.

This year, because NYC had not fully reopened when plans were laid, Pride was a mish-mash of classic and cautious, crowded and sparse, big and small — and I must say I was shocked just how often it landed on classic, crowded and BIG.

It was also punishingly humid out — we are entering a days-long heat wave — making this year's theme of The Fight Continues feel more like The Struggle Is Real.

IMG_6913 gay pride 2021 boycultureKids were the backbone of Pride this year.

On my way to the kickoff presser, I spied a family of hicks stumbling out of Port Authority, the teen son in a camo TRUMP cap, and then noticed a series of anti-vaxxer and anti-mask graffiti messages. I tried not to let this put me in the wrong mood. Most of New York state is vaxxed and I imagine way past 70% of NYC is by now, so the real nuts are in the minority, but it was still jarring to be reminded that fascism and populism masquerading as junk science are here to stay.

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Jun 26 2021
SEATTLE GAY NEWS Tries To Move On + Thomas Doherty Flashes Some Leg + Officer Fanone Confronts Minority Leader McCarthy + MORE! — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Help Dave raise some cash for a great cause.

BELOW: Keep reading for a gay paper's struggle to right itself post-pandemic, more Madonna Pride reviews, Thomas Doherty's thigh on parade and more ..

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Jun 24 2021
Gay Chorus Granddaddy Remembered + Madonna's Pride $ecret Is Out + Bipartisan Senate Breakthrough + Jimmie Herrod Slays AGT + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Come follow me on Instagram — you'll like it.

BELOW: Keep reading for a gay trailblazer in the music world, Madonna's secret revealed, a bipartisan breakthrough in the Senate and more ...

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Jun 23 2021
Born To Make You Happy: Britney Spears Has Her Day In Court, Decries Conservatorship, Wants Her Father Jailed Comments (0)

Britney-Spears-boycultureFirst press release I received re newcomer Britney: “At 16, Britney Spears enjoys being a girl.” (Image by Matthew Rettenmund)

Today, via Zoom, Britney Spears finally spoke out directly about her controversial conservatorship. I am not a fan of hers — I've never found her compelling on any level. In person, she was very nice, and I later had a weird business meeting with her that, in light of her current situation, is now much darker than I originally thought.

All that said, in spite of her gushing that she is happy on IG, Spears made it clear she lied and that she is desperately unhappy, and wants the conservatorship to end. In fact, she wants to sue her family.

She does not sound well to me, but she certainly sounds high-functioning and intelligent and articulate about her situation; she was not ranting.

I think the #FreeBritney movement — which has seemed like unhinged stans at times — has a lot of which to be proud, because they were right.

Britney's full statement to the court:

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