In the battle over gay rights, dissent during wartime isn't always tolerated
This sizzling Chelsea contretemps was just fed to me by a friend of gay-porn man Michael Lucas. I'll present it as it came in and then follow it with Whaley's response. "According to an insider, Michael Lucas, CEO of Lucas Entertainment, is having a feud with his next door neighbor and actor Fran ... More >>
A 'power list' for the rest of us
My newest book, Fork on the Left, Knife in The Back, has an official pub date of September 1, but one of my millions of fans (shut up) has alerted me to the fact that it's available on Amazon and in fact she was just told her copy shipped right away. It's a preemie baby, and such a cutie!
Reversing field once again, the LGBT Center has now banned all discussion of the explosive issue of Israel and Palestine on its premises. The most recent flip-flop (a reversal of its previous reversal) came a week after a new group called Queers Against Israeli Apartheid was allowed to meet at the ... More >>
It looks like free political debate at the LGBT Center has won the day — for now. A new group, Queers Against Israeli Apartheid, had applied to rent space for a planning meeting in the Center. The group is made up of many of the same people who were in Siege Busters Working Group, who were ... More >>
Veteran transgender activist Pauline Park — responsible for adding the "T" to Manhattan's LGBT Center — blasts the center's controversial decision in March to cave to pressure from pro-Zionist gay-porn impresario Michael Lucas and ban an "Israeli Apartheid Week" event sponsored by Sie ... More >>
I'm the documentary king, having appeared in docs about bisexuality, Paris Hilton, The Boys in the Band, Charles Bush, Jackie Curtis, the Gramercy Hotel, Jack Wrangler, the Roxy, Squeezebox, Michael Lucas, Kiki & Herb, Divine, Vito Russo, Michael Alig, Bert Stern, Quentin Crisp, Joey Arias, F ... More >>
The simmering feud at the LGBT Center over Middle Eastern politics — and who gets to use the landmark gay center to argue about it — flared up again last night with yet another cancellation of an event. This time, it was the Orthodox Jewish gay group GLYDSA (Gay and Lesbian Yeshiva D ... More >>
The LGBT CenterMichael Lucas, the pro-Zionist pornographer who led the successful effort to get the LGBT Center to cancel an anti-Zionist "Israeli Apartheid Week" event, once again dominated discussion at what was billed a "community forum" last weekend on who gets to use the Center. The spirite ... More >>
At the beginning of the week, porn impresario Michael Lucas was somewhat known as a controversial gay conservative writer, someone you could expect to see playfully debating Ann Coulter at a GOProud event. But he was far more famous for his day job as a top porn star. He seemed more likely to go ... More >>
Last year's Israeli Apartheid Week event at Columbia's Low Plaza.Well, that was quick. We were looking forward to covering "Party to End Apartheid!," an Israeli Apartheid Week event on March 5 at the LGBT Center, where those two worlds would collide. Our excitement was short-lived. Pornograp ... More >>
Homovision.tvPorn star/director Michael Lucas just assured me over dinner that he's never bottomed, either onscreen or off. Is it because such allegedly submissive behavior would somehow diminish his stature as a porn actor? "No, he said. "That would enhance it, if I was versatile."
CNN's charismatic Anderson Cooper and his boyfriend, club owner Ben Maisani, turned up at the gayest party in town on Wednesday night.It was gay club promoter Josh Wood's birthday bash in a suite at the Chelsea Hotel, and I hear it was attended by a glittery bunch of males, plus two women and one pe ... More >>
It's even better than Alien vs. Predator. You see, porn titan Michael Lucas (from the audience) debated conservative pundit Ann Coulter (onstage) at the GOProud event this Saturday, and I got my grubby gay hands on video of this so we can see and hear for ourselves.
I just shot a cameo in a Michael Lucas porn film called Kings of New York--relax, I was fully clothed (though I was certainly willing to strip if they wanted). As a judge in a talent competition scene, I sat with drag star Bianca Del Rio and Big Brother's Steve Daigle (above right) and mad ... More >>
Big Brother star Steven Daigle is showing his daigle again. The Big Brother personality, who went on to make the immortal Steven Daigle XXXposed, is shooting Kings of New York, a Michael Lucas epic in which you'll undoubtedly see even more of his big brother. Goshers, it used to be porn sta ... More >>
Straining at the ropes at the International Escort Awards.
Ingrid Taylar via WikipediaYes, I got to corner the pilot who made the only heroic gesture of 2009! And what did I ask him? "Were you really saving your own ass?" CLICK HERE for my column in which he pushes me into the Hudson--I mean gracefully responds to that query. You will also get to r ... More >>
Person-to-person with Sully Sullenberger, Michael Fassbender.
Yes, the gay porn star with the big lips is ready to open them and tell his story, and he's searching for just the right author to jot down every pearl. I personally rejected this plum assignment because (1) I didn't hear any exact dollar figure tossed around; (2) I'm busy; and (3) I suspect ... More >>
Fame, the musical is watered-down, unlike von Trier's Antichrist.
Meeting Mindy Cohn in Fort Greene. Side trip to Nashville.
Reaching puberty was so memorable for me that I don't think it's ever been surpassed as a landmark in my life--except maybe for seeing Fantasia in The Color Purple. As I remember it, all in a matter of moments the world became exciting, throbbing, thrilling, terrifying, confusing, and very wet.
Wear a condom while reading this: My sit-down with the Russian-born gay-porn czar
The most loved and hated man in porn, gay icon Michael Lucas has really big lips and he loves to flap them around. Click here for this week's column and you'll get a long and dirty q&a with Lucas, who uncorks his thoughts about the mob, Viagra, penis enlargement, hustling, flatulence, and why his bu ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice Music Section, Rob Harvilla joins with the rest of Neko Case's lovestruck/dumbstruck audience. Zach Baron on the upper-middle-class and rising rapper Asher Roth. Rob Trucks walks down Broadway with Scottish indie-pop enclave Camera Obscura. Jason Gross at Merce Cunnin ... More >>
Photo by Star Foreman. You're going to love Zoe Kazan. She's Hollywood royalty (granddaughter of Elia Kazan). She's been on Broadway and in movies, one of which, The Exploding Girl, debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival. Melissa Anderson interviews her. You may also view Star Foreman's photo slidesh ... More >>
Agnès Varda, speeding at 80; Cowardly behavior
Who says Montreal is cold? It's hot, baby.
Plus, singer-dancer Chita Rivera, drag queen Linda Simpson, and "Boys Gone Wild" at Mr. Black
From the seer, suckers: The nominees, plus trash talk about some non-nominees
Watching a career sore. And hearing amid the praise for Day-Lewis: 'Huston. We have a problem.'
Unconventional swordplay and vamping, plus blind items that will make you go blind
At Lincoln Center, the ambiance of felching. Elsewhere, smoking gossip.
. . . with beauty queens, drama queens, and just plain queens. Plus dirt so dirty it'll make you go go blind
Porn stars and their fans mix at the New York Gay Erotic Expo