President Obama's nomination of former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense has been controversial, partly because of Hagel's icky gay-related remarks in 1998, not to mention his bad record on LGBT issues. Here are some statements that have come forth on the issue: Garden State Equal ... More >>
Get dolled up for Bushwig
No, not Tanning Mom. Well, maybe just a little.
As the Empire State Pride Agenda starts to mobilize lobbying efforts in Albany, it has become clear that the group will once again focus on GENDA, the Gender Employment Non-Discrimination Act. This decision, however, has prompted questions about the general direction of the organization, which is ... More >>
Dan Fishback takes over BAX
Check out the stunt double for Jennifer Lopez as she shoots a new music video, according to radaronline.com. Notice anything about her?
And it's all thanks to remarks I made on TV in 2009 about Carrie Prejean, the bible thumping Miss California who got into a big mess with the pageant system when it turned out she'd done some not very holy photos and an alleged video. People tell me that Sean Hannity's show, for one, still uses me ... More >>
You better watch out . . .
A show that made 'em mad in D.C. comes to town
One of the brightest new bands of recent memory is the Baltimore art-rock outfit Ponytail, whose shape-shifting music and live performances were characterized by a sense of wonderment; listening to their songs was like hearing a group of people constantly stumble upon things that absolutely d ... More >>
As long as movies have decided to throw two disparate genres together like at those Cuban/Chinese restaurants uptown, I've got some other great ideas:
Beautiful Darling is a new documentary about the late James Lawrence Slattery, better known to the world as the Andy Warhol superstar Candy Darling. The most interesting aspect of Beautiful Darling is the life story of Jeremiah Newton. As a young gay man, Newton was in awe of Candy and was alternat ... More >>
He-Man exhibited in true form
Broadway gets an Australian drag and glitter overload
And Mx. Bond is referred to as "V" instead of he/she or him/her. Mx. Bond, of course, is the prodigiously talented singer/comic who was half of Kiki & Herb, the duo that came to Broadway in 2007 and strangely lost the Tony to another duo, a guy and his resentful puppet. V's first solo album ... More >>
Our Lady J does our lady Dolly
Let Justin Bond put a spell on you
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Way before Snooki, there was An American Family--the original reality show, documenting the dissolution of the Louds, a well-to-do, charismatic Santa Barbara family at war with itself. Well, HBO is shooting a TV movie called Cinema Verite, a behind-the-scenes look at that 1973 show, with Dia ... More >>
It's the disgraced anti-gay minister's 1982 epic Shaping Your Child's Sexual Identity -- and from the cover alone, we can tell that one person needs to have his luggage lifted (or something lifted) and the other person's gonna charge him for it. You can't make this shit up, people.
Erin Markey takes it off
The Tribeca Film Festival entry Ticked-off Trannies With Knives has irritated groups like GLAAD for what they deem is the insensitive portrayal of hate crimes against transsexuals. Well, now trans author Kate Bornstein takes on both the movie and GLAAD, intelligently finding fault with both ... More >>
It's a big gay bird! It's a big gay plane! It's... the front page of the Sunday Style Section in the Paper of Record! Skin Tight U.S.A., the costume-fetish party at the West Village's Stonewall Inn, gets the "let's explain this zany subculture to stodgy old people" treatment, while the good ... More >>
Chant 'Attica!' with Al Pacino in Bryant Park
Join the best frat in town
Who wears the pants in this family?
Walk on the wild side with Holly Woodlawn
Gilbert & George wrap up a world tour
Hedwig turns 10
The glamorous power lesbian conquers Manhattan
Ivy Leaguer sings his way to stardom
But is it his nose that will grow?
Vagina dialogues, wildly theatrical theatrics, and some of zee most outrageous zings you've heard
Truths and Reconciliations
My spies say that Playgirl is planning to run nude beach shots of Ricky Martin, presumably revealing la pinga loca.
photos by Sandra-Lee Phipps