185 posts categorized "GAY PRIDE PARADES"

Sep 09 2019
Blake Griffin Torches Caitlyn + Sarah Palin's Husband Can't Stand Her, Either + Buttigieg On HIV: He's Got A Plan For That + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Happy birthday to the sexier Duke.

BELOW: Blake Griffin trashes Caitlyn Jenner, Sarah Palin D-I-V-O-R-C-E, Buttigieg's HIV plans and more ...

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Aug 23 2019
Trump To Gays: Drop Dead + Amazon Fires Pose Existential Threat + Justice Ginsburg Fighting Off Cancer Again + MORE — 6-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: If you aren't already following @theaidsmemorial on IG, you should be.

BELOW: Keep reading for Trump trashing gay rights, Amazonia and fire, Taylor Swift's political awakening and more ...

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Aug 19 2019
Taylor Frey's Mormon Coming-Out Story + Anti-Gay Youth Minister Accused Of Guess What? + Randy Rainbow's Rising Star Gets CNNed + Butt Stuff With Adam Devine + MORE! —12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: I'll take a six-pack!

BELOW: Keep reading for Taylor Frey's coming-out story, aggressive thirst tweets for Adam Devine and more ...

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Aug 03 2019
Acting Naked + El Paso Shooting: Another White Supremacist + Nun Slavers + Pastor Insults Gay Waiter, Gropes Manager + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Cazden pops up in a small role in Boy Culture: The Series — and I've seen two rough-cut episodes (out of six) so far! They're great! #relieved The series should be all edited by September, and we'll then pitch it around.

BELOW: Naked Spanish actor, another mass shooting, the pastor who slurred a gay waiter and groped the waiter's manager and more ...

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Jul 09 2019
Saved By An Olympian + Gay Marriage For N. Ireland + Minaj Backs Out + McConnell's Worst Nightmare + Sam Harris's Gay Doc + MORE! —12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: I can see his bag!

BELOW: Keep reading for the stud who saved a gay newlywed's life, Minaj backs out, Sam Harris's new movie, another egotist running for prez and more...

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Jul 07 2019
Naked MMA Fighter + Epstein Arrested + Buttigieg's Hinge Endorsement Landed + RIP Cameron Boyce, Richard Trainor + MORE — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: A Speedo of many colors.

BELOW: Epstein nabbed, RIP to a Disney Channel star, Buttigieg helps Hinge surge and more ...

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Jul 02 2019
March Madness: A WorldPride NYC Photo Diary Comments (0)

Giphy(All images by Matthew Rettenmund)

Pride this year was exhausting for me, and — I suspect — for many. WorldPride was extra, and the parade was still going on past midnight.

IMG_1449*****I didn't, but was tempted.

I couldn't cover the whole thing because I am a human being, my dogs need a modicum of attention here and there, and I had a ticket to see Madonna at Pride Island, but I did manage to show up around 11:30 a.m. and last until about 5 p.m.

IMG_1450***** copyBefore the parade passes by ...

IMG_2084*****Oh, we are the chorus, we hope you like our show ...

First things first — had to con my way in. I got to a checkpoint and just asserted that I was a photographer and needed to get to the front before noon's step-off. Having a real camera always does the trick, and I found myself sprinting to the front to do what I always do — start at the beginning, march a long way, then slowly work my way back. Best way to get most of the notable participants and to see as much of the parade as I can handle.

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Jul 01 2019
Short-Circuiting With Bette Midler & Cyndi Lauper Comments (0)

DSC Screen Shot 2019-06-30 at 1.56.15 AM_newBette was full-circle, from her bath days to singing for half-naked hedonists at Pride! (All images by Matthew Rettenmund)

The Pride Main Event at the Javits Center, held Friday-Saturday, June 28-29, is not exactly where you'd expect to find me — but had you looked early enough, you would've.

I'd never been to any kind of circuit party, but since this was the biggest one ever (11,000+ tickets sold) and was going to feature some interesting performances fairly early on, I went.

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