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LGBT Activist Edith "Edie" Windsor has Died

We lost a fighter today. Edith Windsor died today. Edith was the gay-rights activist who led the Supreme Court to grant same-sex married couples federal recognition and complete rights.She died in Manhattan. She was 88. The only president I will call president (Obama) released this statementAmerica’s long journey towards equality has been guided by countless small acts of persistence and fueled by the stubborn willingness of quiet heroes to speak out for what’s right. Few were as small in stature as Edie Windsor – and few made as big a difference to America. I had the privilege to speak with Edie a few days ago and to tell her one more time what a difference she made to this country we love. She was engaged ...

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Here Are 10 Reasons Why We Need RuPaul to Host ‘SNL’ Next Season

Here Are 10 Reasons Why We Need RuPaul to Host ‘SNL’ Next Season RuPaul has done a lot with his career. But that long, long, long list of entertainment industry achievements doesn’t include a hosting spot on Saturday Night Live. He has been on the show once, but he wasn’t the official host for that episode. (Charles Barkley was.) Earlier today, Saturday Night Live asked its audience on Twitter who they’d like to see as a host on the next season of the sketch-comedy series. Michelle Visage took the words right out of our mouths, tweeting “There is only one,” and that one is RuPaul. We couldn’t help but start compiling our own reasons. Here are 10 reasons why RuPaul ...

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All I Know Right Now Is This

Dear website, world wide domain and faithful readers, my most sincerest apologies. I’ve been so busy with preparation for the national finals of Mr. Gay USofA ’17 happening in Houston next month, you’ve been neglected and I’m aware of that. There’s a good amount of things to keep up with that many don’t see such as detailed travel reservations for dancers, costume fittings and editing decisions, mixing and remixing music for Talent categories, walking fine lines of what’s best for a great Clubwear score, and so on… I’m thrilled, honored and humbled to represent the West Coast as Mr. Gay Westcoast USofA ’17 and intend on doing it right this time! “It” meaning the competition and “right” meaning ...

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Marilyn Manson Reaped Profits From the Justin Bieber Tee Using His Image

Marilyn Manson Reaped Profits From the Justin Bieber Tee Using His Image Last year, Justin Bieber and the designer Fear of God released a new shirt. It sold at Barneys for $195, though you would be forgiven for not realizing it was a Bieber shirt at first glance. This Justin Bieber Marilyn Manson tee repurposed an existing shirt design from the ’90s shock-rocker. The sleeves were cut off the shirt, which featured a picture of Manson on the front with his name, and “Bigger Than Satan” on the back. The Bieber version screenprinted “BIEBER” on the back beneath “Bigger Than Satan.” The Justin Bieber Marilyn Manson shirt front The original non-Bieber’d version of the shirt is still available. Amazon ...

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First Look: Rami Malek is Freddie Mercury

From EW:The Mr. Robot star is preparing to play Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody (out Dec. 25, 2018), the Bryan Singer-directed film that chronicles Queen from 1970, when Mercury teamed with Brian May and Roger Taylor, until the band’s performance at Live Aid in 1985, six years before the singer died of complications from AIDS. Malek channels Mer­cury’s look from that global-­concert event. Resembling the legendary musician, he says, “only adds to the level of confidence that one would need to play Freddie Mercury.”

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Five Nurses Were Disciplined For Sneaking a Peek at a Dying Man’s Penis

Five Nurses Were Disciplined For Sneaking a Peek at a Dying Man’s Penis The Denver Health Medical Center in Colorado suspended five nurses for three weeks each after the nurses all sneaked a peek at an incapacitated man’s genitals, continuing to look even after he died. There’s no word on what made the man’s genitals so alluring. Although the nurses in questions weren’t fired, the hospital released the following statement: Their actions, which violated our policies and our Code of Conduct, were promptly reported to appropriate governmental authorities, including the Denver Police Department and the Colorado State Board of Nursing. An internal Denver Health investigation resulted in disciplinary action against all those responsible for the incident and the patient’s next of kin was ...

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60 Sexy, Sleazy, Raunchy Pics From New Orleans’ Annual Southern Decadence

60 Sexy, Sleazy, Raunchy Pics From New Orleans’ Annual Southern Decadence Southern Decadence — the annual Labor Day gay gathering in New Orleans, Louisiana — just held its 47th annual event. Also known as ”gay Mardi Gras,” it’s the city’s largest gay event and features numerous around-the-clock parties, drag and porn performers, guest DJs and even a ‘big dick’ and ‘hot ass’ contest. An eye-popping “electrified parade” through the French Quarter The celebration, which started as a small gathering of friends in 1972, culminated in a Sunday afternoon parade of 50 groups and 700 marchers walking through a throng of thousands in the French Quarter. The parade reportedly included local groups with eyebrow-raising names like the Jailhouse Rockers, Organ Grinders, Big...

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The Nashville Statement is Hate Speech

Lord, some broke ass group called, the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) released this Nashville StatementThis statement was sponsored by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, a branch Southern Baptist Convention.In this statement, they basically discriminate against the LGBTQ community. See hereFrom The Nashville Statement's preamble:Evangelical Christians at the dawn of the twenty-first century find themselves living in a period of historic transition. As Western culture has become increasingly post-Christian, it has embarked upon a massive revision of what it means to be a human being. By and large the spirit of our age no longer discerns or delights in the beauty of God’s design for human life. Many deny that God created human beings for his glory, and that his ...

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Bermuda Could Become the First Country to Ban Gay Marriage After Legalizing It

Bermuda Could Become the First Country to Ban Gay Marriage After Legalizing It In May 2017, the Supreme Court of Bermuda legalized same-sex marriage. But now a homophobic member of parliament named Wayne Furbert has introduced a bill that could ban marriage equality in the island nation. If it passes, Bermuda could become the first country in the world to ban marriage equality after previously legalizing it. How Bermuda gay marriage was first legalized The Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage involved Bermuda resident Winston Godwin and his Canadian fiancé Greg DeRoche. The country’s Registrar-General denied the couple the right to marry, and in court, the couple’s lawyers argued that the denial violated Bermuda’s Human Rights Act, constituting an act of discrimination. The ...

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trump’s Horrid Rally in Phoenix

If you stomached through trump's speech in Phoenix last night, you should've realized a few things:He spent most of the time defending the whole Charlottesville response. Then lied about what he said, as if there's no video of what he actually said.He sounded like a guilty eighth grader, after being caught cheating on a spelling test.The crowd inside was not as big as the crowd outside.Throughout his entire speech, he never mentioned anything about the deaths in Charlottesville, let alone their names.He spoke more about defending the Confederate statues and nothing about the 19 people injured in Charlottesville.He actually said that Joe Arpaio was arrested for doing his job. Actually, he was arrested for breaking several civil rights laws.Basically, this was ...

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‘Nurse Jackie’ Actor Haaz Sleiman Just Came Out as Gay, So Let’s Enjoy 9 Sexy Pics of Him

‘Nurse Jackie’ Actor Haaz Sleiman Just Came Out as Gay, So Let’s Enjoy 9 Sexy Pics of Him In a 2009 interview with Advocate.com, Lebanon-born actor Haaz Sleiman said that he was straight even though he played a gay Muslim character named Mohamad “Mo-Mo” De La Cruz in Showtime’s medical comedy-drama series Nurse Jackie. It’s unclear when he officially came out as gay, but he recently posted a Facebook video that not only declared his homosexuality but also that his being a total bottom who will “fuck you up” if you’re a homophobe trying to murder him. Nice! After mentioning a recent study showing that more LGBTQ Americans have been murdered in 2017 than in 2016, Sleiman says to the camera: ...

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Press Release – Steven Michael

SOUTHERN STAR ENTERTAINMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE __________________________________________ ENTERTAINER STEVEN MICHAEL CROWNED MR. GAY WESTCOAST USofA 2017 49-Year-Old Performer Shines Bright at Regional Talent Contest Heads to Nationals in Houston, Texas! PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 10, 2017 – After 25+ years working in the LGBTQ entertainment industry, gay culture blogger and dance choreographer Steven Michael, 49, captured the title Mr. Gay Westcoast USofA 2017 in Phoenix on July 30, 2017 at popular gay nightclub The Rock. Steven now heads to Houston for the national finals October 18-20 at Rich’s Nightclub where he will compete alongside 30 other gentlemen for the prestigious title Mr. Gay USofA. Established in 2008, Mr. Gay USofA awards excellence among the nation’s top male lead entertainers through scoring in categories of interview, club wear and talent at state and regional ...

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An Ode to Italian Millionaire Gianluca Vacchi and His Love of Skimpy Swimwear (Photos)

An Ode to Italian Millionaire Gianluca Vacchi and His Love of Skimpy Swimwear (Photos) Italian millionaire Gianluca Vacchi made his millions designing and manufacturing machines for vehicles, pharmaceuticals and food production. But his internet fame has come both from a July 2016 viral video of him dancing with his wife, Giorgia Gabriele (below), and from some recent snapshots of the tattooed tycoon showing off his muscles and bulge in a pair of white speedos while sailing with his wife in Miami. The photos (which are also below) went viral primarily because he’s packing some serious Italian heat — we’re talking some grande salame. But they also show off his muscular body’s collection of tattoos; they’re all in black ink and make him even nicer ...

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How To: RuPaul’s Drag Con ’17

I’ve known the incredibly popular Latrice Royale, breakout star of RuPaul’s Drag Race, for almost 20 years now. I lived in Ft. Lauderdale late-90s and she was just getting started in her career, tearing up stages and making waves. We met through a close connection, clicked right away and stayed in contact in various capacities throughout the years. When I competed for Mr. Gay USofA my first year I had Latrice drop a few fierce soundbites into my dance mix. They have magically found their way into other mixes since. I knew she would be coming to Drag Con so I reached out via text about working her booth selling her wares and wears. I got a response immediately saying YES! in so many words. ...

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Janet Mock’s response to The Breakfast Club mess

After appearing on The Breakfast Club, Janet Mock found herself in the middle of a mess. Some stupid fool, Lil Duval, said some hurtful things on that show about trans women. He said:“This might sound messed up and I don’t care. She dying. I can’t deal with that. You manipulated me to believe in this thing. If one did that to me, and they didn’t tell me, I’mma be so mad I’d probably going to want to kill them.”Well, Janet responded in a piece in Allure magazine:The hosts laugh after using my image as a literal prop — just days after I was a guest on the same show — for laughs, vitriol, and a deeper call and justification for violence. Just so we ...

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What Does ‘Queer’ Mean? Finding a Definition Is Challenging

What Does ‘Queer’ Mean? Finding a Definition Is Challenging The alphabet soup of LGBTQQIAAP*+ seems to add a new letter or symbol to the LGBT acronym every time another gender or sexual variation desires inclusion. So, to keep things simple, some folks forget the acronym altogether and just say “queer,” a reclaimed anti-gay slur that denotes anyone whose sexual or gender identity falls outside of mainstream cisgender heterosexuality. But the word queer has caused much confusion and debate in terms of its meaning, who it refers to, whether a hateful slur should identify an entire community and the consequences of welcoming too many people into one movement. As such, we’ve created this explainer to untangle and discuss the varying definitions of queer. ...

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I am Mr. Gay Westcoast USofA ’17

Wow, what a feeling of accomplishment and success! Last weekend in Phoenix I competed for the regional title of Mr. Gay Westcoast USofA ’17… and WON! It feels great! It truly does. I’ve competed for years and even though my experiences and journeys have always been a “win” for me personally I’ve rarely won on paper. It’s nice to get me a piece. And as the catchline continues, “the old broom still sweeps, and dances!” After a great amount of hard work, rehearsals and true perseverance I grabbed ahold of something I’ve wanted for some time now. Here’s my tale… This will be my fourth trip to Texas to become Mr. Gay USofA. The first two times I ...

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White House aide flips out over questions about new Immigration Bill

Earlier today, Tom Cotton (AR) and David Perdue (GA) presented an updated version of a bill that overhauls the country’s legal immigration system. trump read it and said this:“This competitive application process will favor applicants who can speak English, financially support themselves and their families, and demonstrate skills that will contribute to our economy. The RAISE Act prevents new immigrants from collecting welfare and protects U.S. workers from being displaced. That’s a very big thing.”This bill won't make it out of congress, however we know they will try to pass it.Meanwhile, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller lost it when CNN’s Jim Acosta called him out on the recklessness of the bill's terminology WATCH

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8 High-Fashion Airline Uniforms You’ll Find in the Friendly Skies

8 High-Fashion Airline Uniforms You’ll Find in the Friendly Skies The airline industry has created a new type of experience for its passengers: These days your flight has an added visual component combining high fashion with aviation, all thanks to the high-fashion airline uniforms worn by in-flight personnel. Hainan Airlines, one of the leading Chinese air carriers, debuted its new lineup of airline uniforms during the Paris Fall/Winter 2017 showcase. Collaborating with haute couture designer Laurence Xu, the airline showed off two stunning outfits during his runway show. Inspired by the classic Cheongsam — a traditional one-piece dress for Chinese women — Xu updated the style for Hainan. The Laurence Xu Haute Couture was held at the Paris InterContinental Hotel July 4, 2017. Our new...

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What To Say When Life Calls

I flew home recently to Nashville for a family health emergency and what a whirlwind it was! Without getting into the many details of the whys and hows, my mom was admitted to the ICU at a local hospital for letting her health get away from her. I flew home after quickly pulling my travel together here in the desert. I’m one for planning and analyzing each detail on my trips so this was a hectic break from that since I had about three hours to get it all planned and purchased. And in the middle of this I was working, struggling to keep my sanity and emotions in check (failed a few times), and perform with my contestant Lola La Showgirl at Queen of the ...

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Anthony Scaramucci has been fired

Lord, the hits keep on comingAnthony Scaramucci has been fired as the communications director for the White House.The ho was only there for 10 days! But during that time, he boasted about being trump's bottom bitch, Bannon sucking his own dick and how crazy Reince Priebus was.The decision to remove Mooch came from John F. Kelly, the real person in charge. I tell you, this administration is a mess.

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UnitedHealthcare Basically Just Denied a Man PrEP Access Because He’s Too Gay

UnitedHealthcare Basically Just Denied a Man PrEP Access Because He’s Too Gay Earlier this year, we told you about a man dropped by his doctor for asking about PrEP. Now, we’re finding out that even if your doctor approves you for PrEP (as well they should), your insurance can deny the claim. An anonymous patient received from UnitedHealthcare. In the letter, they deny the patient’s claim for Truvada — claiming “The information sent in shows you are using this medicine for High[sic] risk homosexual behavior.” The letter goes on to state they only cover Truvada for those who already have HIV or have been possibly exposed to the HIV virus.  The anonymous patient sent the letter to James Krellenstein of ACT UP ...

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Long Hot Summer – Dallas, Texas

Baby, when I tell you it’s hot here in the Coachella Valley. My car today told me Thursday it was 129 degrees at one point but I believed it to be more around 115’ish. Bottom line, it’s been “100 and hell” all summer long. Even with my new ride, it takes about 8-10 minutes for the hot air to completely cool off mid-day. Child… I’m done, and it’s only July! And please don’t ask about our electricity bill. Two-story, four bedrooms, many dollars. So what’s one to do in the dead of summer but to go to a very humid Dallas!? And that’s what I did last weekend when I headed to Texas to support good friends and brothers ...

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