745 posts categorized "GENDER"

Dec 10 2018
Nyle DiMarco's Desert Dip + Subway Sucker Punch Over Same-Sex Peck + Trump: From Inauguration To Incarceration + Trump Shuts Down HIV Cure + Indya Moore vs. D.L. Hughley + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: This guy's art is hot stuff.

BELOW: Keep reading for Nyle DiMarco squatting, a madman who broke a woman's spine on the NYC subway over a same-sex peck, Trumps odds of doing hard time and more ...

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Dec 08 2018
When Miami Was A Drag: The Images Of Andy Sweet Comments (0)

355cThank God Sweet thought to capture anything and everything, especially things others took for granted.  (All images by Andy Sweet)

I've got a full review of The Last Resort — a gripping doc about the photography of Andy Sweet and Gary Monroe — over at Gr8erDays, and I encourage you to read it and seek out the film. Sweet, who was murdered in 1982, was probably gay, and whether or not he was, along with shooting indelible images of the aging Jewish culture of Miami Beach in the '70s, he also shot incredible images of drag gatherings.

Keep reading for a peek at his work with LGBTQ people ...

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Dec 03 2018
Forget Grindr's President, Its INTO Platform Needs An Editor: Ariana Grande's Not In Blackface, Isn't Dissing LGBTQ People Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2018-12-03 at 5.45.34 PMThis is not blackface. It's a fake tan. (Image via Republic)

With the  publication of Eli Erlick's take-down of Ariana Grande's “thank u, next” video on INTO — which, again, ironically, is hopelessly problematic Grindr's egghead vertical — that site is now officially a self-parody, and one that is probably a negative influence that masquerades as an empowering one.

First, I am open to criticisms my own site (God, blog is so dated; it feels like having a public access show) has received over time, even annoying ones, so INTO has to be the same way, as does Eli, who has removed her name from the piece because of death threats. I empathize with her that there are people who can become obsessive and annoying, but she really has no business putting a piece like that out there and then running from it. Death threats from Ariana Grande fans are unlikely to be legitimate. Anyone who crosses the line, she will have to learn — as I have — to block, and then consider filing restraining orders/calling the cops; the law is extremely, fundamentally weak in this area, but it's doable, as my stalker and his partner will soon learn.

There is a difference between heated criticism and personal abuse and stalking.

Second, I do believe that it is more than okay to examine which messages seemingly fluffy, simple, off-the-cuff and poppy works of art/slices of consumerism may be sending — it's not utter insanity to think twice about a 75-year-old song and how its lyrics sit in current ears, it's not wrong to be offended by offensive things and it's not the height of stupidity to watch a new Ariana Grande video and say something if you see something

To clarify this point: If you spend more time being offended that others dare to be offended than you do speaking out against racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, you're a part of the problem. PC is not worse than those things.

However, in the case of Eli Erlick's pompous piece calling the new Ariana Grande music video transphobic, homophobic and filled with blackface images, I think she's so goddamned far afield it can only serve to push people away from thoughtful social critique altogether. In the (pretty dumb) new movie Bodied, PC culture is savaged in a juvenile, oversimplified way in order to prop up the film and its secret hero, but as over-the-top as that film's representation of delusional, mostly white academics is, Erlick manages to match it with passages like this:

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Nov 28 2018
Tortorella's Tush + Trans Woman Dies In ICE Custody + Warhol Retro + Ivanka Says She's No Hillary + A Movie With Big Balls + Reassessing A Gay Landmark + MORE! Comments (0)

ABOVE: Hanging out.

BELOW: Keep reading for the racist who won in Mississippi, Nico Tortorella's tush, a new Warhol exhibit that's great, just great and more ...

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Nov 27 2018
A Coming Out Cheer + Brazilian LGBTQ Collective + Hot Newsman + Is Older/Younger An Automatic Consent Red Flag? + Beto! Beto! Beto! + Tina! Tina! Tina! + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Begging to get towel-snapped.

BELOW: Keep reading for a gay standing O, a Brazilian LGBTQ nightlife collective, the age of consent and more ...

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Nov 23 2018
Porn Star's 20th Mug Shot + Trump Taking Trans Ban To Supremes + Gay Runner Disowned By Parents Gains Support + Corsi Talking Plea Deal? + Totally Hot Stuff + MORE! —12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Maxwell Caulfield is 59 today! Celebrate by following my nostalgia Instagram HERE, and/or by ogling some of his sexiest looks HERE.

BELOW: Gay-porn mug shot record-breaker, Corsi's plea deal, Trump's still very anti-trans, super-sexy men and more ...

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Nov 20 2018
Trans Day Of Remembrance + Trump In The Toilet + Trump Sticking With Saudi Arabia, Murder Okay + Tom Goss Beef + Gay Councilman Catfished + Chicago Shooting + MORE — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: If you don't know Ross Collab, get to know Ross Collab.

BELOW: Waterboard Trump in your commode, ogle Tom Goss in a Speedo, chastise Ivanka for using her email kerfuffle and more ...

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Nov 16 2018
Camp Fire Devastation + KJ Apa's Gay Kiss + Naked German Actor + Florida Refuses to Count Broward County Votes + Assange Prosecuted? + Booty For Days + MORE! — 12-PACK Comments (0)

ABOVE: Why not Flaunt it if you've got it? Plus, K.J. Apa's gay kiss here.

BELOW: Keep reading for an update on the devastating Camp Fire, a hot naked German guy, Michelle Obama terrorized by Ellen DeGeneres, an Elton John tearjerker and more ...

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