Some thoughts on gay self-loathing as Republicans convene
So, the promised fallout between blacks and gays continues! Four weeks after President Obama came out for same-sex marriage, today will see one of the most significant signs of a new alliance between traditional race-based civil rights groups and the current wave of LGBT oriented civil rights group ... More >>
Broadway.comGore Vidal's The Best Man is the chestnut about about the power machinations of various Presidential candidates, some of whom are willing to go farther than others when it comes to negative campaigning. (Sound familiar, news followers?) Well, the imminent Broadway revival is ca ... More >>
The New York Times has a pretty well-done interactive infographic this weekend, attached to a story about an unconventional Brooklyn family. Our country's demographics skew increasingly toward the non-traditional; the days of 2.4 kids and a dog are no longer. The infographic shows you how man ... More >>
While we impatiently await the November 24 opening of Burlesque, in which Cher stars as Tess, an LA nightclub's bitchy mother hen, we've taken a stroll down celluloid lane with the Half-Breed herself. Burlesque is Cher's her first starring role since 1999's Tea With Mussolini (unless you coun ... More >>
It's been quite a summer for the Federal Courts as they've stepped in yet again on behalf of equal rights for gay Americans. After a Federal District Court in San Francisco ruled Proposition 8 was unconstitutional last month, a Federal District Court in Riverside, CA ruled last night that the U.S. m ... More >>
Transgenders on TV!The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has awarded their first-ever rating of "excellent" to MTV for offering "richly diverse portrayals of gay and transgender people" for 42% of their line-up. The CW fell only a little short with 35% of their airtime devoted ... More >>
What do you get when you fall in love with Sean Hayes?
The Internet has been especially testy as of late! Of course, it always is, but just in the last month or so:
An undergraduate was killed during the making of a student film for NYU's highly-esteemed and well-regarded film program. What could've been done to prevent it? Why isn't anyone talking about it? And just how dodgy has NYU been over this? Village Voice staff writer Steven Thrasher investigate ... More >>
Chattering with Emmy winner Leslie Jordan, plus sounding off on Broadway.
You may've heard, but Justin Halpern's hilarious Twitter feed "Shit My Dad Says" is being made into a sitcom. Fine, but try this one on: It's going to star illustrious shit-talker William Shatner as "Dad." In the tradition of Al Bundy, Frank Barone, and Archie Bunker, Captain Kirk will no doubt ... More >>
That very oddity comes up in this week's salaciously readable column (CLICK HERE), along with so many other trenchant issues of the day. Like: Just who did Katy Perry kiss on a recent dare, and did she like it? Who was a former President rumored to have smooched? Are angry people really peeing ... More >>
The Saint At Large's Black Party at Roseland is that hedonistic freefall of a circuit party, where if you don't engage in all kinds of reckless and enjoyable things, they take away your gay card. Well, here's an anonymous (as it were) reader's first-person account of the deliciously debauched goings ... More >>
You know the old spiel about how there was no gay visibility on TV until Will and Grace, blah blah blah? Well, that's just so much gay horseshit. Check out this 1968 clip from the variety show The Hollywood Palace with Broadway legend Chita Rivera singing "He's so pretty for me" while backed by a sw ... More >>
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