Exploring a master fantasist
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.
Meet Christer Strömholm's 'friends'
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 >>
"Life as a black transsexual cripple--it's way too interesting to me," deadpans Laverne Cox as Chantelle in Susan Seidelman's Musical Chairs, a really warm, expertly done flick that brings us into the world of "chair dancing," ballroom style. I saw the deeply romantic dance-ical at the Miami Intern ... 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 >>
This Mother's Day, it's all about the plumbing
He-Man exhibited in true form
Broadway gets an Australian drag and glitter overload
Our Lady J does our lady Dolly
Let Justin Bond put a spell on you
ViaLast year, in celebration of a Grateful Dead exhibit at the NY Historical Society, the Empire State Building was lit up in tie-dye colors, exciting hippies everywhere. This weekend, the colors went wild again (pictured above) but no one can seem to agree on why. Either it's a "private ligh ... More >>
CLICK HERE for my column of teasingly name-free yet utterly delicious items about which prime time star was a regular at Edelweiss transsexual bar; Which star felt bad about her abortion; which gay mafia members have really big ones; which new movie icon is a big, old lesbian; And which rea ... More >>
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?
The United Nations General Assembly in New York is poised to take a historic step for LGBT rights today with its first-ever statement affirming that sexual orientation and gender identity are included in human rights protections. It was signed by representatives of 60 countries from all geographic ... More >>
Walk on the wild side with Holly Woodlawn
Part of being an internationally renowned celebrity, especially on Bowery between 3rd and 4th Streets, is that sometimes people come up to you oozing praise and begging to take photos with you so they can turn them into collages surrounded by lotsa hearts. I must say I find this kind of thing to be ... More >>
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
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