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May 25 2016
6-PACK —Oscar Isaac Urged To Show Leg + The Abbey Is Aging Out Of Twinkdom + Long Actor Strips In Short + Padres DJ Wasn't Anti-Gay + P-Town Attractions + Rita Moreno Raps! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureShould the next Star Wars poster make use of Oscar Isaac's scrumptiousness?

*widget boy cultureLegendary WeHo gay bar The Abbey is 25, the perfect age to be preyed upon by the likes of me. Owner David Cooley thanks supporters.

*widget boy cultureActor Benoît Michel gets very, very nude in a short film. (Work Unfriendly)

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*widget boy cultureFired Padres DJ apparently meant no anti-gay harm toward San Diego Gay Men's Chorus, who want him re-hired.

*widget boy cultureSteve Grand, Bianca Del Rio, Kristin Chenoweth, Rita Moreno (!) and more are invading P-Town this summer.

*widget boy cultureSpeaking of Rita, I missed her highly entertaining Berklee School of Music commencement speech and rap earlier this month:

 
May 24 2016
Starring Lena Halls: Actress Takes On Both Hedwig & Yitzhak! Comments (0)

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Tony winner Lena Hall will reprise her role as Yitzhak in Hedwig and the Angry Inch in San Francisco and L.A.—but she will also play Hedwig for one performance a week, marking the first time anyone has played both.

She says:

I’m thrilled to be returning to Hedwig and the Angry Inch, performing not one, but two iconic roles in Los Angeles and my hometown of San Francisco. I have never been one to shy away from a challenge and playing Hedwig has always been a dream of mine. To be able to play both Yitzhak and Hedwig in the same day presents one of the biggest challenges I have seen to date and I’m so excited! Not only will I get to share the stage with my fellow San Francisco native and friend Darren Criss; but I will also get a chance to begin my own journey as the glam rock heroine Hedwig. To tell her story in my hometown and in Los Angeles is the greatest homecoming I can think of, and I am looking forward to sharing this journey with my friends, family and Hedheads.

Hall will appear as Hedwig in: San Francisco, Sunday, October 9 at 7:00 pm; Wednesday, October 12 at 8:00 pm; Wednesday, October 19 at 8:00 pm; and Wednesday, October 26 at 8:00 pm; and in: Los Angeles, Sunday, November 6 at 6:30 pm; Sunday, November 13 at 6:30 pm; Sunday, November 20 at 6:30 pm; and Friday, November 25 at 8:00 pm.

 
May 09 2016
Jewel's Catch One Founder Announced As LA Pride Grand Marshal Comments (0)

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LGBTQ pioneer Jewel Thais-Williams has been announced as grand marshal of LA Pride.

From a release:

As the owner of the historic Catch One Disco, one of the most iconic Black gay discos in the world, Jewel Thais-Williams helped create a safe haven for many of the LGBTQ community for over 40 years. Not only was The Catch a place where one could find some of the biggest names in entertainment, like Sammy Davis Jr., Chaka Khan, Sylvester, Weather Girls, and Rick James, it also served as a community center for the Black LGBTQ community in Los Angeles. Her work with those affected by HIV/AIDS has steadily continued through the years. In the realm of community service, she also co-founded the Minority AIDS Project, which aims to help those affected by the disease in the African-American and Hispanic communities. Jewel served as a Board member of the AIDS Project Los Angeles and has made significant strides in helping women affected by AIDS by co-founding Rue’s House. Rue’s House was the first housing facility for women with AIDS giving much-needed services and shelter for women and their children in the United States.

“I am humbled by my selection as the Grand Marshal for this years LA PRIDE Parade. Many years ago we collaborated with another club and a florist company to become the first representing people of color in the parade. What an honor it is for me to lead the parade, pause for a minute to acknowledge the unity we have come to cherish in the community,” said Jewel Thais-Williams.

The parade, the centerpiece of the 46th LA Pride, happens June 12. 

 
Apr 06 2016
Was Amir Issa Killed For Being Gay, Or Was It Just Easier For His Dad To Kill Him Because He Was Gay? Comments (0)

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Amir Issa, 38, was thought to have been killed by his own father simply because he was gay. After all, Issa documented his parents' kooky expressions of disapproval on social media ahead of his death from a shotgun blast last week, a murder for which his dad, Shehada Issa, 69, was arrested and charged.

Often lost in the reporting of this story is the fact that Issa's mother, Rabihah, 68, was also found dead in the house.

Now, investigators theorize that Shehada murdered his son primarily to cover up the stabbing death of his wife. His story to cops was that he'd heard noises in his home, grabbed his gun and was confronted by his knife-wielding son, whom he claimed must have stabbed his wife to death.

In reality, there was no knife found near Amir's body, and Rabihah had been killed some time before Amier.

I think the L.A. Times got it right in reporting that “homophobia, drugs and mental illness” all probably led to Amir's and Rabihah's senseless murders:

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Mar 24 2016
6-PACK — Oh, Henry Cavill + Salesforce CEO vs. NC & GA + Obamacare Kid Is Trans + Alabama Governor Is Anti-Gay, Pro-Phone Sex + Poll Cats + Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureHenry Cavill gave L.A. a golden shower.

*widget boy cultureHE MEANS BUSINESS: Salesforce CEO targeting NC & GA over anti-gay laws.

*widget boy culture11yo “Obamacare kid” is now 17yo and trans.

*widget boy cultureAnti-gay AL guv's phone-sex affair revealed.

*widget boy cultureHillary tops in CA, Bernie edges her out in new national poll.

TrumpRudy1Not surprisingly, Giuliani favors Trump.

*widget boy cultureRudy Giuliani: Hillary Clinton “could be considered a founding member of ISIS.”

 
Mar 23 2016
L.A. Mayor Pushes For Stonewall Inn Landmark Status Comments (0)

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L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti is urging President Obama to get behind a movement to grant NYC's the Stonewall Inn and its neighboring Christopher Park national landmark status as places with a unique distinction in history.

In an open letter, Garcetti writes:

Although the struggle for equal rights extends from coast to coast, the Stonewall Riots in 1969 served as an historic turning point in LGBT history. Recognizing the Stonewall Inn and Christopher Park in New York City's West Village would honor the American LGBT experience in every city and help to teach people of an important historical event that has helped to shape our nation.

Read Garcetti's entire letter after the jump ...

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Dec 02 2015
Need To Know: AIDS Aid + Us Against They + ISIL v LGBT + Dem Landslide? + Broken Foster Family + Shares & Share Alike + MORE! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 12.00.37 PMMadonna has a good time, but pauses to get serious about AIDS. (See below.)

*widget boy cultureFive-star Madonna lets Graham Norton wiggle into her act. Images

*widget boy cultureThey are kicking our asses, but they is, too.

*widget boy cultureUnsurprisingly, things are horrific for gays under ISIL.

*widget boy cultureWhat would you pay for One Direction's used shoes?

*widget boy cultureBoth Hillary and Bernie handily beating all Republican comers.

*widget boy cultureJennifer Granholm implores Trump to abandon campaign.

*widget boy cultureRHOBH star Yolanda Foster & superproducer hubby David Foster kaput.

*widget boy cultureLA guv John Bel Edwards is pro-LGBT.

*widget boy cultureWas #BlueLivesMatter more about #BlackLivesDontMatter?

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*widget boy cultureAccomplished VFX producer Eric Kohler vanishes in L.A. Images

*widget boy cultureThree daddies, little lady.

*widget boy cultureTech industry is very LGBT-friendly, say these numbers.

*widget boy cultureFormer Clinton official Sandy Berger dies of cancer @ 70.

*widget boy cultureThe nekkid Dukes of Hazzard.

*widget boy cultureBig-hearted Facebook founder will give away BILLIONS.

*widget boy cultureWhy fake racism when it's all around you already? Pathetic.

*widget boy cultureAfter the jump, Madonna—on World AIDS Day—remembers son's birth family ...

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Oct 21 2015
Pride On Time: L.A. Gay Pride Pics 1987-1995 Comments (0)
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Don't miss the hot, nostalgic, heartwarming, funny images by Alan Light documenting the L.A. Gay Pride celebrations from 1987-1995.

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As he noted when sending me the shots, they are remarkably tattoo-free. Steroids also seem to have been in short supply.

See more here.

 


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