Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Rx Marks the Spot

Remains of the Day (06/11)

Swimmersgirl: Turns out her name wasn't Rio -- it was Marcie!

NYT: A graphic on the Peacock home screen seemed to induct Chucky into the gay pantheon. His creator, however, says the killer doll's LGBT credentials are well established.

Omisosii: Where the (tall) boys are

HuffPost: Laura Hall's dad was gay but was married to her mom for 64 years. As Mom died, Laura  overheard something she can't forget.

WaPo: And speaking of people who grew up with gay dads: Griffin Dunne's new memoir sounds like a fun read

THR: I thoroughly enjoyed "Queenie," a small-screen adaptation of Candice Carty-Williams's novel of the same name now streaming on Hulu. Dionne Brown gives a nuanced, introspective performance as the titular 20something character dealing with abandonment issues, although when I finished I realized something peculiarly binary about the heroes and villains depicted.

MetroWeekly: Narrated by Andrew Rannells, Peacock's "Queer Planet" serves up a saucy global search for homosexuality in the wild

Out: Matt Bomer says he lost "Superman" movie role after being outed as a gay man

TMF: Gay filmmaker Yen Tan on spreading compassion with “All That We Love,” which stars Margaret Cho and Jesse Tyler Ferguson

The Advocate: CNN analyst celebrates Pride after leaving arranged marriage

Gothamist: West Village subway stop to be renamed for Stonewall National Monument

Brian Ferrari's Blog: Truman Capote in Mandate

L.A. Daily News: Anti-gay "No U-turn" signs come down in Los Angele's gay-friendly Silver Lake

Vows: After 32 years of platonic friendship, Sheri Cole and Beth Moore decided to marry for the security and legal protection.

The Hill: Jon Stewart misses the mark on corporate support of Pride

Hot Cat of the Day:Tippy requires your lap, thank you very much.

There will be a memorial in NYC on Thursday for activist Kathy Ottersten, known as the trans hero of the "St. Patrick’s Six." Details, including a livestream, HERE.

Tennis Tuesday


Indian Maharadja knew what it was doing when it selected 6-foot-3 Botic van de Zandschulp of the Netherlands to model its Roland Garros collection. More BELOW.

Monday, June 10, 2024

Remains of the Day (06/10)

Deadline: Mike Chapman (Blondie, the Knack, Suzy Quatro) documentary to be exec produced by Debbie Harry and Chris Stein

NYT: Cyndi Lauper -- getting ready to embark on a so-called farewell tour -- says she wishes she and media-created enemy Madonna had been friends back in the '80s, yet seemed to take an unnecessary jab at her should-have-been pal in a thin new documentary implying Lauper's record label wished she could have "played it more safe" like Madonna had -- because "Hat Full of Stars" (et al.) was so much more edgy than “Erotica” (the "Sex" book, burning crosses and so on)!

Brian Ferrari's Blog: How Kurt Bieber went from "Little Me" to Colt model

The Randy Report: Pro wrestler Bulk Bronson on coming out: “I feel like the luckiest guy in the world”

Boy Culture Substack: Photographer Lon of New York and the rebirth of beefcake 

HIPPA Journal: Doctor who blew whistle on Texas hospital providing gender-affirming care to kids charged with HIPAA violation by Justice Department

Manspread Monday: Two spread men you won't soon forget

Metrosource: The hilarious Marsha Warfield is holding court 

Queerty: Former slugger Gabe Kapler, who has been driving me wild for years, is now a TikTok tease

Shane O'Neill: He's gone from writing about armpit parties for The New York Times to butthole Botox for the Washington Post

Gothamist: Eyebrow cuts, asymmetrical micro bangs, a back fade with a hard pointy line, and a permed mullet: “I need you to make me look as unf**kable as possible, please." (Finally figured it out: Queer and/or nonbinary = bad hair.) 

GCN: "Dads and Daddies" plumbs the glories and glitches of daddyhood

Variety: Debbie Harry is a superstitious aunt in trailer for Tribeca short film "Catharsis"

Los Angeles Magazine: The City of Angels' first gay pride parade trailed New York’s by hours

New Times: Retro rewind: Looking back at the most iconic video stores in Phoenix

Greg in Hollywood: Before he became star of “Hit Man” and “Top Gun: Maverick,” hunky Glen Powell was on “Scream Queens”

WaPo: A transgender man was in mental distress. Police wound up killing him.

Business Insider: Man who tried to set up Pakistan's first gay club was put in a mental hospital. See also: #queersforpalestine

AP: Several Pa. House Republicans boo officers who defended Capitol on Jan. 6 (ICYMI)

PinkNews: Nancy Pelosi lost friends over support of gay people during the AIDS crisis

WaPo: After Jan. 6, Twitter banned 70,000 right-wing accounts. Lies plummeted. (Go figure.) 

Hot Cat of the Day: The beauty of adoption 

Details HERE.

Weekend Tennis Roundup (06/10)

Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Swiatek are your well-deserved 2024 Roland Garros champions. Full report plus all the ATP beef that's fit to post BELOW.