70 posts categorized "BULLYING"

Sep 06 2019
The Beautiful Room Is Full: At Home With Gay Fanboys Comments (0)

Spice-girls(Image via Conleth Kane)

Conleth Kane is speaking out about retreating into a self-crafted Spice World in order to fend off homophobic bullying when he was a kid.

I never had outrageous bullying (Dennis Donnay was a jerk to me more than once in gym class, and once in typing class) to deal with, but I think I used Madonna, as a teen, to express that I was different, unafraid of social expectations and disagreed with conservatism.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01910416fc5e970c-550wiMy high school-era room. I still have most of it, though not the Cybill Shepherd Us.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef0147e174cbc3970bVintage usher's jacket; celluloid tie; 10 cents a dance (Images via Matthew Rettenmund)

But, yeah, the pics are pretty similar! (I was in college by this point, and having kitschy walls at the University of Chicago was another sort of statement.)

My poster collection here.

 
Aug 23 2019
Travis Wall Schools Lara Spencer On Dance & Bullying Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2019-08-23 at 11.58.07 AMTravis Wall is not having it. (Image via Instagram)

UPDATE: Spencer unreservedly apologized for her comments:

My sincere apologies for an insensitive comment I made in pop news yesterday. From ballet to anything one wants to explore in life, I say GO FOR IT. I fully believe we should all be free to pursue our passions. Go climb your mountain-and love every minute of it.

Dance Magazine reports on Good Morning America's unfortunate (and more thoughtless than malicious) laughter over Prince George's packed curriculum, including ballet classes.

Host Lara Spencer seems to imply that George will stop liking ballet because he'll get bullied, and laughs over it:

Emmy-winning So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Travis Wall (not to mention living legend Mitzi Gaynor!) has a thoughtful and measured response to Lara Spencer's laughter:

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Jun 14 2019
Taylor Swift's New Song Takes On Anti-LGBTQ Trolls, Plus: She Surprises At Stonewall Comments (0)

Taylor-swift-you-need-to-calm-down-coverUh-oh ... (Image via video still)

Taylor Swift's lyric video for her new single “You Screen Shot 2019-06-14 at 3.33.56 PMNeed to Calm Down” makes it clear the song is a boost to bullied LGBTQ people — particularly the part where she sings, “Why are you mad/when you can be GLAAD?”

Cue GLAAD employees creaming.

Also, “Shade never made/Anybody less gay.”

Then, Friday night, she showed up at the Stonewall for an unannounced performance — videos after the jump ...

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Apr 22 2019
Most Likely To Be Prez + Supremes To Rule On Gay Rights + Herman Cain Out + Kevin McHale Is Fire + Warren's Plan To Erase College Debt + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: He likes this pic of himself. I say he has good taste.

BELOW: Keep reading for Buttiegieg's chances of winning the presidency, another tragic LGBTQ youth suicide, Kevin McHale's break-out moment and more ..

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Mar 18 2019
The Red Briefs + Beto Bests Bernie + Anti-Irish Meme Shared By GOP + Rowling: Dumbledore Went Hard + Queer Weddings + Dark Vessel + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: I wish I'd never gotten so many gold stars in Aqua Tots.

BELOW: Keep reading for a model whose hotness can't be camouflaged, outrageous anti-Irish meme shared by the GOP, Beto > Bernie, high-profile queer nuptials, the death of one of Popeye's BFFs and more ...

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Nov 08 2018
Anti-Social Media: A Review Of LURED Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2018-11-08 at 11.40.46 PMDmitry, a schoolteacher stripped of everything — played by John DiMino(All images by Ashley Garrett via LuredThePlay.com)

If you are a member of the LGBTQ community, chances are you've heard of the unimaginable persecution of gay men in Russia in recent years. Most shockingly, several years ago, neo-Nazi groups began attracting men with promises of sex via hookup apps, only to brutalize them on video to destroy their lives and teach them the lesson that homosexuality is a diabolical western plague.

In Frank J. Avella's revelatory play Lured, playing now through November 25 at Theater for the New City (155 First Ave., NYC), this grotesque violation of humanity is dramatized in an ingenius way that contextualizes the trend while never flinching from portraying the depravity.

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Oct 30 2018
Adam Rippon Quizzes Jeremy Scott For GAY TIMES Comments (0)

UnnamedGreat Scott! (Images via Gay Times)

Adam Rippon did the honors as interview for fashion bigshot Jeremy Scott inside the November 2018 issue of Gay Times — the cover of which Scott nabs! (Garrett Clayton also has a cover.)

Unnamed-1The harness seen 'round the world!

The kinds of guys who would love to model for Jeremy used to bully him in school. He tells Adam:

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Oct 29 2018
Facebook Has Radicalized The World + Twitter To Unlike Likes + Merkel To Step Down As Chancellor + How LGBTQ Can Help Dems Win + Sexy Gay Horror Movies + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Save it for a rainy gay.

BELOW: Keep reading for how social media giants have radicalized the world, Trump's latest assault on the media, a major announcement from Germany's Angela Merkel, a list of very gay horror flicks, highlights from Taiwan Gay Pride and more ...

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