I'm in today's Times in a piece that asks various LGBT notables for the gay film that changed their lives. Playwright Paula Vogel said Go Fish, designer John Bartlett picked Querelle, and writer Dustin Lance Black went for My Own Private Idaho. And me?
SPOILER ALERT! I liked J. Edgar, the Clint Eastwood directed flick, written by Dustin Lance Black, about controversial crime fighter J. Edgar Hoover, played by Leonardo DiCaprio.
He acts, he sings, and he even talks—with me! By Michael Musto
We've been following Don't Ask, Don't Tell since Senator Barack Obama was campaigning on its repeal. After all these years, watching the ceremony in which he kicked it to the curb, in person, was a special kind of early Christmas gift. The event was not held at the White House, but in an aud ... More >>
Ken Mehlman "is the most powerful Republican in history to identify as gay," Marc Ambinder boldly asserts in his lengthy outing of George W. Bush's campaign manager and the onetime head of the Republican National Committee. But will the new convert be welcomed with open arms in the streets of Chels ... More >>
Tomorrow is Harvey Milk's birthday. It's an official holiday in California for the first time (signed into law last year by the Terminator), and will be marked here in the city by a march beginning at the GLBT Center at noon. Runnin' Scared spoke to the real-life Cleve Jones on the phone (portr ... More >>
Academy Awards heads-up: Basterds and biopsies.
All in just the last few months, my spiritual godchild Perez Hilton landed in three massive controversies that have made him way more interesting a gossip subject than the people he blogs about. So what's your fave Perez scandal: *His asking Miss USA contestant Carrie Prejean about gay marriage, t ... More >>
How gay were the Oscars? Well, Queen Latifah sat with her trainer girlfriend; Hugh Jackman sat on Frank Langella's lap; Beyonce sang "Over The Rainbow"; Milk writer Dustin Lance Black and star Sean Penn gave stirring speeches about how God loves the gays; and kisses from that film were included in t ... More >>
Welcome to the Village Voice's not-really-annual Oscar liveblog! Feel the electricity. Not sure if you've heard, but: This year's Academy Awards will be UNLIKE ANY YOU'VE EVER SEEN BEFORE! First of all: They've hired an architect to design the set. Money well spent. Next: Taking a page from The Mic ... More >>
Plus, singer-dancer Chita Rivera, drag queen Linda Simpson, and "Boys Gone Wild" at Mr. Black
I hate to do this to you kids again--in fact, I feel like a parent pulling a teen's favorite drug out of his mouth with bare hands--but I'm taking another week off the blog. See, I've accumulated vacation time and want to make sure I use it up by the end of the year just in case it doesn't roll over ... More >>
Baggage from Marc Jacobs, Josh Brolin's take on Harvey's killer.
A discussion on Harvey Milks battle