The other piece, at the entrance to the exhibit, is a chocolate Santa holding another "tree."
A 1968 interview with Liberace by Jay Kent Hackleman has been discovered and animated for PBS.
It was created for Blank on Blank, a podcast "dedicated to uncovering, preserving and reimagining the American interview."
This season's The Flash has announced two of its big time villains. Taking on the titular hero will be Andy Mientus as the Pied Piper and Wentworth Miller as Captain Cold.
What makes this even more interesting is that the Pied Piper is one of the few gay characters in DC Comics. And he'll be played by openly bisexual Mientus (who is engaged to Broadway actor Michael Arden.)
And of course Miller, who starred in the TV series Prison Break, is openly gay. As far as we know, however, Captain Cold is all about the vajayjay. Oh well.
"Run" is the lead single off Nick Deutsch's new EP Crazy Ride. The song chronicles the decay of a relationship between two men, one who is unable to break free from the destructive bonds of shame.
With this release, Deutsch also revealed he was gay.
"As many of you know, I’ve spent the better part of this year writing and recording my record 'Crazy Ride,'" he said. "While largely a meditation on the loss of my mother, it also explores the heartbreak, confusion and excitement that govern life. ... With that said, while I’ve become more fearless in chasing my singer/songwriter dreams, for many years I’ve struggled with both how to and whether or not to address my sexuality within my writing.
"Despite coming out at 13, I have never made a conscious effort at merging my personal and professional life. Generally I’ve stayed within the realm of caution, telling myself, 'it’s about the music.' Now that my video 'Run' is coming out, I know it’s time for me to take a strong stance as a member of and an advocate for the LGBTQ community, exploring my truth and building strength with anyone who carries the burden of difference."
There's something satisfying about knowing big bad Facebook can be knocked down a peg or two. It's even better when a group of drag queens are the ones to do it!
The whole affair started when Facebook decided that users had to use their real names on profiles. This meant drag queens, porn stars and transgendered individuals risked losing their accounts if they didn't use their legal name.
The concern: this could result in outing individuals who didn't want to be outed.
Last week, Facebook met with representatives from the queer community, including Sister Roma (pictured), but refused to back down. Yesterday, however, Facebook invited those same queer representatives back to its offices, and offered an apology.
According to one source, Facebook will now be backing down and will allow users to sign up with their preferred name. The same source said the company would not admit defeat, but would claim its "real names" policy was being improperly enforced.
Next time you want to take on a big tech company, call on some drag queens. They know how to get things done! Snap!
Facebook Issues Mea Culpa To Drag Queens And Others Over 'Real Name' [SFist]
Not a fan of Erasure? Well, you should be. The synth-pop band is back with a new album, The Violet Flame, and it's a nice break from the Katy Perrys and Ariana Grandes of the world.
Sharon Needles has released this very catchy tribute to Amanda Lepore, the well known transgendered performance artist!
One half of the former "lesbian" duo t.A.T.u. has declared, in no uncertain terms, that she doesn't want a queer son.
During an interview on Russian television, singer Julia Volkova (pictured) was asked about how she would react if she had a gay son.
"I would condemn him, because I believe that a real man must be a real man," she answered. "God created man for procreation, it is the nature. The man for me is the support, the strength of... I won't support gay son. And a man has no right to be a fag. ... But! I want to say that I'm not against gays, I just want my son to be a real man, not a fag."
t.A.T.u. had a few major hits in 2003. The duo marketed themselves as school girls in love who didn't care what others thought about their relationship. It was later revealed they were both actually straight.
This may explain why Volkova, hater of gay boys, was less offended by the thought of a lesbian daughter. She explained: "Two girls together - not the same thing as the two men together. It seems to me that lesbians look aesthetically much nicer than two men holding their hands or kissing."
But don't worry, because she has gay friends and thinks they are so much better than "murderers, thieves and drug addicts." She's practically a saint!
Volkova's musical better half, Lena Katina, quickly distanced herself from her former partner. She took to Facebook to reiterate her support for the LGBT community.
Obviously Lena was the brains of the group.
Tatu 'lesbian' Yulia Volkova makes homophobic slur ... wouldn't accept her son if he was gay [The Independent]
t.A.T.u’s fake lesbian Yulia Volkova is a massive homophobe – says she would ‘condemn my son for being gay’ [Metro]
"Hot n' Bothered" is Andrew Christian's tribute to hunky construction workers. There isn't much of a plot, but who can resist hot guys with hammers?
Cazwell has dropped the single "Dance Like You Got Good Credit" from his new album “Hard 2 B Fresh." The beat is pretty good, but it may stick in your head a little longer than you want.
Barbra Streisand is known for her amazing voice. And her son, Jason Gould, has obviously inherited her golden vocal chords. The two recently recorded "How Deep Is the Ocean" for her upcoming album Partners.