The countdown for HBO's broadcast of The Normal Heart has begun.
The gals from DWV - Detox, Willam and Vicky Vox - are taking a much needed gaycation ...
Nope, there's nothing gay about football at all ...
RuPaul is one clever drag queen!
Ryan W has released a video for his single 'Hardcore.'
“When other gay artists and drag queens drop beige, blasé tracks that aren’t even suitable for elevator music, then pair them with videos that only make you change the channel, it makes it a real challenge to be taken seriously and not seen as forgettable or throw-away," he said. "It's time for a change!”
Apparently, the change will be heavily auto-tuned ...
This French comedy duo proved that all you need is two clean towels for a great routine. (And yes, you'll be hoping they mess up at some point and drop them!)
An openly gay former British soldier is causing quite a stir in the UK after he penned an editorial saying that true equality for homosexuals can only be accomplished when gay saunas are closed down.
James Wharton wrote his opinion piece for the new LGBT lifestyle mag Winq. He claimed the existence of gay saunas - where he said men congregate to have anonymous sex with strangers, often in an alcohol and drug-infused haze - only "feeds the haters."
"Sex saunas need to be history," he wrote. "The time has come to close them down. ... [They are] thorns in our side that mark our community as different for the wrong reasons.
"If we don’t, we feed the haters and we hand the bigots who remain a vocal minority ammunition with which to attack us."
Of course, with that logic we should stop letting men wear ass-less leather chaps or perform in drag, because that dastardly vocal minority will whine about them. (Oh, and no more anal sex. Bigots don't like that, either!)
Although he claimed he was not a prude, he admitted that he was turned off by the idea of these bathhouses. "For me as a gay man, the notion that there exist within our communities a series of places that actively promote the convening of gay men for participation in sex of shades various and in groups of all sizes rather revolts me – and I‘ve been round the block a few times, believe me."
Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell disagreed. '‘It would be very wrong if the gay community became proscriptive and moralistic over consenting adult behavior," he argued. "Plenty of gay and bisexual men use saunas without resorting to drugs or unsafe sex. A small minority may act recklessly and that should be challenged but it would be wrong to penalize the majority."
Gay former soldier: ‘If LGBTs want equality, shut down saunas’ [Gay Star News]
James Wharton responds to backlash over closing gay saunas [Gay Star News]
Gay Soldier James Wharton "Shut Down Gay Saunas" [The Gay UK]
After the monotony of Looking, we started looking around ourselves for better scripted fare.
Amazon has an interesting way of deciding what series to create for its Prime service. First, it makes pilots for a slew of shows, then it depends on user feedback to help decide which one actually gets made into a series. The latest round, released last month, includes a very unique entry.
In the Transparent pilot, Mort (Jeffrey Tambor of Arrested Development), sits down for a frank talk with his three grown children, who assume it's about their inheritance. Instead, Mort tells them that he’s been leading a secret life as a transgender. It turns out that everyone in the family is trying to hide feelings about sex, desire and gender.
The show certainly has writing bona fides, as it was created by Jill Soloway, who has written for Six Feet Under, United States of Tara and Grey's Anatomy.
A lot of effort goes into pilots and it's hard to say whether the quality would sustain though a full series. Still, it's definitely worth taking a free trial at Amazon Prime to watch what could be Amazon's House of Cards.
A new Terrence McNally play, Mothers and Sons, is now in previews at the Golden Theater on Broadway. Award-winning actress Tyne Daly plays a woman who pays a surprise visit to her late son’s lover, who is now married to another man and raising a son.
McNally's better known gay-themed plays were the acclaimed Love! Valour! Compassion! and Kiss of the Spider Woman, so chances are Mothers and Sons will be something not to miss.
For more background on the life and career of Terrance McNally, and insite into the autobiographical aspects of the play, check out the New York Times article,
"McNally's Mothers and Sons gages a changed America".