December 21, 2010

My Friends At Out Magazine Presented This Great Photo Project Today

Name: Tyler

Age: 19

Nationality: Portuguese, Black


Where Do You Live?:
Brooklyn, NY

Check out the 30+ mini-profiles of the future's gays.

Look At This London Guy's Fucking Huge Nipples

If you have a few minutes, read this fun interview at BUTT magazine's website.

Sephora, Willow Grove Mall - m4m - 22 (Willow Grove, PA)

I doubt you will read this…
I feel incredibly lame and pathetic for posting a “missed connection” on craigslist, but I feel there’s something romantic about tossing this positive energy into the air, and cyberspace. You were working cash wrap at Sephora in the Willow Grove mall. There was just something beautiful about you. It is impossible to gather much about a person beyond their physical appearance, but there was just something calming about you. It stopped me in my tracks.

James Blake Sings A Lovely Feist Song In A Compelling Way

December 20, 2010

Delightfully Grimy Tattooed Boys By Jeffrey Kilmer

Zac, Brooklyn

Mat, Port Huron, MI

Kane, Wendover, NV

Jeremy, Camarillo, CA

Francis, Brooklyn

Joe, Brooklyn

Thanks, OUT. I want that book.

December 13, 2010

Splitsville, USA! Population: Four Attractive People

Miley Cyrus Was Caught Taking Salvia Bong Rips

Watch the video on TMZ to hear her delightfully uncontrollable laughter.

A little BBC report about the fiasco:

Adele Starr Was an Inspiring Mother and Activist

"Adele Starr, a Brentwood mother of five who overcame dismay at her son's homosexuality to become a leading voice for gay rights and marriage equality, has died. She was 90.

Starr died in her sleep Friday at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica, where she had been convalescing after surgery, said her son Philip Starr.

In 1976, Starr founded the Los Angeles chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, a gay rights and acceptance organization known then as Parent FLAG, now as PFLAG.

In 1979, she spoke on the steps of the U.S. Capitol at a march for gay rights — a seminal event often credited with uniting a then-nascent movement.

Two years later, she became PFLAG's first national president; she served in that capacity until 1986 and remained a forceful advocate for civil rights and, in later years, for the legalization of same-sex marriage.

Starr served at the helm of PFLAG during the onset of the AIDS crisis, said her longtime friend and collaborator Terry DeCrescenzo, founder of another advocacy group formed to reach out to gay and lesbian youth.

"In that time, a lot of us lost hope," said DeCrescenzo, 66, of Studio City. "Not Adele. And PFLAG became enormously important because it was rock solid.... She was a good woman. She'll be missed."

She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Feb. 10, 1920, as Ida Seltzer, the daughter of an accountant and a homemaker. She never fancied her first name and changed it to Adele as a teenager.

In 1941 she married Lawrence Starr, an accountant. She remained mostly in the New York area through the end of World War II, in which her husband served as an Army translator and her brother, an Air Force bombardier, was killed in action.

In 1951, the Starrs visited a relative in the Los Angeles area and took to the region immediately, drawn largely by the weather. They soon settled in Brentwood, where Adele Starr helped her husband establish a private accounting practice.

She was primarily a stay-at-home mother. The Starrs had four sons and a daughter.

In 1974, Philip Starr, the couple's second son, sat his parents down and told them he was gay. Although the gay rights movement was well underway by then, he recalled, "being gay was still seen as a mental illness."

"And parenting was often blamed as the cause," Philip Starr said. "So parents really felt bad — they felt like they were bad parents."

His mother was upset, so Philip Starr directed her to a support group of sorts that eventually evolved into PFLAG.

Two years later, Adele Starr launched the Los Angeles chapter of PFLAG, modeled loosely after an existing group in New York. The group met first at her home but expanded quickly and soon began meeting at a Methodist church in Westwood, where families still meet today. Over the years, hundreds of families came and went.

"Initially the impulse was that the group was really important to her because she wanted parents not to suffer like she had — not to be isolated, to have a place to go," said Philip Starr, who has been with his now-husband, Michael Simengal, since 1974. The couple has a 19-year-old son.

In the early days, the meetings were "almost like an AA format," Philip Starr said. Some members even declined to reveal their true names. "As she got more involved, she realized how oppressive the environment was. She really became an activist," Philip Starr said.

In 1995, for instance, Adele Starr publicly lambasted a slate of conservatives trying to wrest control of an Antelope Valley school board; the group harbored a deep suspicion of multiculturalism and had declared gay relationships invalid.

Three years later, in a letter to The Times, the Starrs wrote that Philip was a devoted father and a successful businessman and taxpayer and deserved the "same rights and freedoms as others," including the right to "legally marry the one he loves."

"We cannot understand those arrogant people who have decided that a heterosexual lifestyle must be imposed on everyone and that they have a monopoly on morality," she wrote. "The American way is respect for diversity with the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."

Over time, Adele Starr's activism eclipsed that of her son; he recalled with a chuckle that she often had to remind him to pay his PFLAG dues.

She appeared at numerous conferences where, among other things, she preached her unyielding belief that sexual orientation was determined at birth.

PFLAG is now a Washington-based nonprofit group with 200,000 members and supporters and 500 affiliates around the world. The group has since added transgender people to its mission, and its acronym now stands for Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays."

Thanks, LA Times.

December 11, 2010

December 6, 2010

Bloomberg Makes Boring Gay Jokes At Toys For Tots

For the fourth year running, Mayor Michael Bloomberg stopped by the gay holiday party formerly known as "Toys for Tots" to show how much he loves his queer constituents. This year he came with gay-themed toys and bad gay-themed jokes.

According to the Daily News, while rubbing elbows at Chelsea Piers on Friday night with Manhattan's A gays like Andy Cohen and Lance Bass, Bloomberg cracked up the crowd with lines like, "I haven't seen so many guys since there was a Ricky Martin book signing." Really? He went there? After showing off his pink sweater (groan), he said, "You should see what's in my closet." We're not sure what it might be, but we bet it has something to do with Ed Koch.

Bloomberg wasn't just there to drum up the gay vote (Bloomberg 4 Prez 2012, Girl!) and support his friend Robby Browne, the real estate exec who started the event 25 years ago, but to donate toys—very gay toys. He had a Glee Magic Eight Ball, some lesbian Annette Benning and Julianne Moore dolls (this testosterone-heavy room isn't right for that joke, Mike), and two Twilight dolls. The only way gay men differ from teenage girls is that we're not completely obsessed with Twilight, so it wasn't exactly on-key, but we can understand the mistake. Bloomie tried to win over the crowd by asking if they were Team Edward or Team Jacob. Of course the ab-obsessed gay masses said they were on Team Jacob and Bloomberg replied, "I bet you'd want to be on him too." OK, fair enough.

Bloomberg also donated a poster for the camp-tastic Cher and Christina Aguilera jam Burlesque. There is really nothing we can say about that because, well, the gays are pretty much obsessed with it right now. Good one, Mayor Mike. You got us there. But what is up with Republicans and really stale gay jokes these days?

Text by my boy Brian Moylan for Gawker. Image is Getty.

Nicole Kidman Uses Her Eyes Because She Can't Express Herself With Her Face Anymore?

Thanks, Popbytes.

This is what she used to look like. Thanks, Parade.

This Bitch Is Batshit Crazy About Her Own Hands

December 3, 2010

This Is Complete And Utter BULLSHIT!

Oh, And This Weird Lady Took Some Excellent Drugs

The Jezebel headline says it all: "Possibly-On-Drugs Woman Has The Time Of Her Life In A Public Pool"

This Weird Lady Has Had A Lot Of Surgery

"Yesterday, wearing only a black bra and panties, a 52-year-old woman who uses a wheelchair missed her flight out of Oklahoma City. She failed the security screening.

Transportation Security Administration screeners told Phoenix-bound Tammy Banovac her wheelchair, luggage and clothes showed traces of nitrates, which can be used in bombs, The Oklahoman reports. After more than an hour of hand searches and interrogation, she was told to come back to Will Rogers World Airport today.

This morning, Banovac returned — wearing the same minimalist travel ensemble. She passed TSA's screening and off she and her dog went. (She dressed after being screened.)

Banovac told the paper that because of her wheelchair she is typically hand-searched. But the TSA's new, enhanced pat-downs have left her feeling violated. She said an "unpleasant" TSA experience two weeks ago prompted her revealing approach to pat-downs.

"If it happened anywhere else, it would have been sexual assault," she said.

Naturally, someone captured her 7 a.m. departure and posted it on YouTube."

Posted by Michael Winter for USA Today.

November 26, 2010

I Want This Gay Book Real Bad

The photos in this book were taken from June to September 2010, in the apartment of rue de l'arcade, in Paris.

In the cramped surroundings of this apartment where we live since February 2010, we have captured the elements that influence and form our relationship: our visual fixation on the body, the objects, the view of the outside.

The summer of 2010 happens in a new place where not everything belongs to us. This photographic series not only acquaints us with the space-related gestures learned here but it also escapes from the barriers of the apartment since the elements themselves induced by the place reveal the continuity of embodiment that link them between the "here" and the previous "somewhere else".

The subjects of the photographs are chosen in advance and we decided the space and the time, summer 2010, to take all of the pictures. Therefore any boundaries we faced were imposed upon ourselves intentionally.
The photographs resulting from this approach, similar to that of the interview, are more paintings than intimate documents.

Every pair of photographs is introduced by a sentence written both in French and in Italian, our respective languages.


Roby's New Song, "Call Your Girlfriend"

Call Your Girlfriend by robyn

OK, babe, I'm in.

Adam Lambert Is A Dirty, Pot-Smoking Little Homo

And I couldn't be more proud. In his defense, he was in Amsterdam. We could definitely hang out.

Declicious And Gay X-Factor Winner Sings All Wet

Joe McElderry, if you're ever in Philadelphia, I'd like to take you on a proper date.

Props To The Southern Poverty Law Center

Tony Perkins of the FRC (Family Research Council) reacted to his group's designation by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a "hate group" with a statement on Wednesday claiming they are the victims of a smear campaign and demanding an apology.

His statement:

"Family Research Council has, for nearly 30 years, advanced faith, family, and freedom in public discourse. We do so with civility and compassion. We hold to the indisputable fact that the family - a Dad, a Mom, and children - is the best building block of a good society, which is why we oppose efforts to transform it based on personal sexual preference.

The Southern Poverty Law Center is a massively funded liberal organization that operates under a veneer of public justice when, in fact, they seem more interested in fundraising ploys than fighting wrongdoing.

This is a deliberately timed smear campaign by the SPLC. The Left is losing the debate over ideas and the direction of public policy so all that is left for them is character assassination. It's a sad day in America when we can not, with integrity, have a legitimate discussion over policy issues that are being considered by Congress, legislatures, and the courts without resorting to juvenile tactics of name calling.

The Left's smear campaigns of conservatives is also being driven by the clear evidence that the American public is losing patience with their radical policy agenda as seen in the recent election and in the fact that every state, currently more than thirty, that has had the opportunity to defend the natural definition of marriage has done so. Earlier this month, voters in Iowa sent a powerful message when they removed three Supreme Court justices who imposed same-sex marriage on the state. Would the SPLC also smear the good people of Iowa?

Family Research Council will continue to champion marriage and family as the foundation of our society and will not acquiesce to those seeking to silence the Judeo-Christian views held by millions of Americans. We call on the Southern Poverty Law Center to apologize for this slanderous attack and attempted character assassination."


November 23, 2010

A New Favorite Weird Photo-Type Blog

"Scrambled Egg Faced Boy Helps Fish Join The Team"

"Horse Tries to Sell Bags of Soda on the Black Market"

"Wagon Horse Makes a New Friend"

"Wi-fi Dog Provides Internet For Stranded Horse"

"Eagle Uses Sailboat to Show Latest Will Smith Movies to Sea Creatures"

C/O True American Dog.

Boys At A Butt Party From Vice Magazine

November 19, 2010

Happy Birthday, Calvin Klein

Boy, your hot porn star boyfriend looks good on you. Kudos!

November 17, 2010

Well Well, Mr. Schuester!

The Glee coach is lookin' pretty good. Pretty damn good.

No Way! James, I'm Not So Sure About This!

I sure will go see it, though.

"Goddamn! They Tore This Mothafucka UP!"

Happy 50th Birthday, RuPaul!

Rihanna Disses On Bloggers To Ed Lover

"I still read the blogs sometimes, it depends on what it is I am trying to find out. I’m a lot more numb to it now only because I understand what it is. It’s a community for people who don’t have anything else to do and hate themselves, they hate their life, they hate their job, they hate their appearance, they are uncomfortable with who they are so what makes them feel good is talking smack about other people who they think they will never ever see in their life and they happen to be celebrities. It seems impossible to ever have the opportunity to say these things to their face, so they get to hide behind their computer."

Kind of a foolish thing to say, I think.

Red Riding Hood Is Going To Be Awesome

November 13, 2010

saturday night at silk city - m4m - 30 (5th & spring garden)

tonight on the dance floor at silk city, i was with two friends... you and your friend kept dancing near us. at one point it seemed like you were deliberately dancing back to back with me but, i wasn't sure if you were straight or not, so i didn't say anything to you. i thought you were so handsome, and a great dancer too... chances are you're never going to read this but just in case... i had a maroon v-neck tshirt on. your friend was tall and was wearing glasses. say hi if you see this... i'd love to meet up some time.

Track Star - m4m - 25 (UArts)

Thanks for everything you've done for - and been to me.
I don't think I could ever repay you for all you've done.
No one can hold a candle to you.

November 12, 2010

Wowsers, Philadelphia Is Quite Progressive In Its Tourism Marketing

"This Saturday, November 13th at 9 p.m., Voyeur Nightclub will host the annual U.S. Mr. Gay competition. The event brings together contestants from across the country, plus a wide range of performers, celebrity hosts, judges, and spectators.

A series of competitive categories will culminate in the naming of the 2011 U.S. Mr. Gay titleholder. The winner will go on to compete in International Mr. Gay (IMG).

Gossip columnist Michael Musto, celebrity stylist and reality TV star David Evangelista, four time Emmy-award winning television producer Terence Noonan, and national magazine editor Mr. Mickey headline the 2010 U.S. Mr. Gay judges’ panel.

In addition to stand-out judges, Sirius OUT Q radio star Frank DeCaro and hilarious drag personality Brittany Lynn are co-hosts of the event.

This is the first year that an east coast destination has secured the honor of hosting the U.S. Mr. Gay Competition.

Voyeur Nightclub
1221 St. James Street

Oh My Goodness, Stephen Dorff, You Look Great

He's 37.