65 posts categorized "KENNETH IN THE 212"
Earthquake off the coast of Canada.
Nobody cares about climate change.
Gilles Marini strips to underwear, gets soaked.
Minnesota divided over anti-equality Amendment 1.
Obama believes Supreme Court will kill DOMA.
AP: Obama poised to win.
Nate Silver: Obama poised to win.
The New York Times endorses Obama.
Des Moines Register owned by Gannett...which is in biz with Bain.
Ann Romney on U.S. education: "Throw out the system."
Right-wing pollster declares FL "nailed down" by Romney. (In '08, they called it for...McCain.)
Madonna booed by some but also cheered in New Orleans for plugging Obama.
Many Madonna/New Orleans booing uploads to YouTube are fake.
Was Kenneth's uncle gay?
His name is Thomas, and his John Thomas looks good in them there Calvins.
He was intended as "Morning Wood," but I think he translates to the evening pretty well.
College football player Vinnie Sunseri gave his fans a show when he decided to don a black jockstrap under his white pants. Thank God for sweat. More here.
The above is from No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, a new anthology that includes gay comics, 'zines and graphic novels. Interesting that gay rights exploded with Stonewall the very year that queer comics were born.
Speaking of gay comics (with a hat tip to Kenneth), The New York Times wonders why there aren't more male ones who've become A-listers like their lesbian counterparts Rosie O'Donnell, Ellen DeGeneres and Wanda Sykes.
One theory floated by my pal Dave Rubin:
"Television likes their gay people as sidekicks on the Bravo network or as fashion experts. I’m just not sure how far we’ve come from one of my favorite Homer Simpson lines: 'Marge, I like my TV loud, my beer cold and my homosexuals flaming!'"
So is he right? And if not, why aren't there any A-list gay male comedians...and which one will be the first to break through the Todd Glass ceiling?
I was traveling when this letter went viral, but I felt the need to post it. The writing is similar to my dad's writing, and is what I feared he'd think when I was contemplating coming out in my teens. I finally wrote him a letter to do it (I was chicken to call) and he was wonderful. No issues at all. I wish we could all be so lucky.
Meanwhile, judging from a letter like this, maybe Bryan Fischer's abhorrent suggestion that the children of gay parents should be kidnapped is an idea that needs to be considered in reverse.
Kenneth unearths Debbie Harry's 1981 hosting duties on Saturday Night Live, which included musical performances of Teddy Pendergrass's "Love TKO" and Devo's "Come Back, Jonee." Never had a clue she did this and the songs are great. (The skits...not so much. But it's still fun to see the show at a time when it was in flux.)
I'm way behind on my blogging thanks to a last-minute trip to Vegas and some work drama, but I wanted to be sure I wrote about GLAAD's 10th Annual OUTAuction, held this past Sunday at the Metropolitan Pavilion on W. 18th St.
I landed at JFK, went home, showered and readied myself, and immediately turned around to get to the carpet on time. The event had originally included Jonathan Groff (who I've seen four times in the past couple of weeks but resisted assaulting for a pic-with since I'd be seeing him here), but Groff was suddenly unavailable after confirming. He wasn't the only one—it was pretty ridiculous how many people scheduled to attend did not, including Ramona Singer (who was lazily tweeting about a romantic weekend she was having out of the city), Anika Noni Rose and Anthony Rapp.
I was the only person on the carpet doing video interviews, and I didn't do many, just the event's special performer Kimberely Locke ("Do I look good???" she playfully asked me before we began) and the most famous face to attend, MSNBC's Thomas Roberts. I asked them both what part of them would go for the most money if they were to auction it off, thinking they'd opt for something like "my sincerity" or "my loyalty." Instead, Kimberley opted for her "girls" (they are spectacular) and Thomas, smiling at the implications, settled on his eyes. (Though any fool knows his behind is the anchor of the Thomas Roberts show!)
Mark MacKillop & Rich Ferraro
The funniest part of the carpet was when my "date," ginger model (and model ginger) Mark MacKillop, arrived and crashed it. Hey, he's over six feet tall and is striking so gave the carpet some much-needed glamour, but I was dying and hoping GLAAD wouldn't be mad. They weren't. Mark's got an expression that says "I mean business," so it was cute when BroadwayWorld.com's Linda Lenzi encouraged him, "Can I get a tiny smile?" only to be met with an even more intensely brooding glare. Loved meeting her and her sidekick, Broadway star/hottie Ruben Flores. (Linda's amazing coverage is here.)
As of midnight last night, it was exactly six years since my first post. It's been a tough thing to keep up with a dayjob and outside activities, and just when I think I might walk away, a valuable connection or interesting opportunity or a kind word comes my way. Thank you all for reading me.
Of whom are you more jealous?
Here are my favorite 100+ posts out of nearly 11,000. Please take some time to read (or re-read!) a couple and tweet or Facebook any you like.
FROM BOY TO MAN: BC B.C. (2007): The entire history of my novell and novel Boy Culture as well as the movie version; might be my ultimate post.
BOY ON FILM (2006): An account of the NYC launch party for Boy Culture as it played the TriBeCa Film Fest.
FRIENDS AND "FAMILY" (2006): The movie version of Boy Culture hits Chicago.
RAPT PUPIL (2006): The final night of Outfest with Boy Culture; I was fat but on the other hand got to meet Bryan Singer.
"Your pictures suck" (2008): An art critic attacks me, but not without sustaining some hits in return.
DRAWN TOGETHER (2008): How my desire to draw related to my secret desire. One of my absolute favorite posts.
LOST ANGELES (2009): My favorite photographic travelogue of L.A.
ART IMITATES LIFE (2006): My 9/11 and my distaste for grief tourism.
BURNING MAN (2007): Tribute to my late high school friend and first romance.
LOST BOY FOUND (2011): There is a book in here somewhere.
CIAO HOUNDS: OUR TRIP TO ITALY (2011): Finally got José to Europe.
ILLINOIS DEATH TRIP (2007): Ruminations on death while revisiting a past home, and the past.
PASSING BY (2008): Mourning the loss of a person I only met once.