Sunday, June 16, 2019

So Woke You're Asleep

Sigh. I adore the person who posted these. But boy is this NOT the way to win people over or educate them. So it was wrong to *not* report/talk about these heinous crimes -- and now it’s wrong *to* acknowledge them, if it’s not done to someone else’s standards? Nothing is ever good enough anymore. I’m truly at a loss for how so many well-meaning people can be so clueless, so I’ll stick with cat videos.

Speedo Sunday

More of Aussie hunk Tim Robards in his "budgie smugglers" HERE.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Weekend Report

Saturday 'Stache

His boyfriend gives MUSTACHE RIDES, too!

Friday, June 14, 2019

Remains of the Day (06/14)

The Wall Street Journal: When couples go away together, dividing the finances can be a tricky dance

Instagram: Sexy Jan-Michael Gambill in a cat cafe ... I've died and gone to heaven!

Dlisted: Paula Abdul once again talked about being a plane crash that there’s no record of

Gothamist: Union Square's old Coffee Shop to become a you-know-what

The Daily News: Gay NYC man tragically killed by stray bullet the morning after anniversary party

BosGuy: Thank God it’s furry Friday (silver fox edition)

Instagram: My friend Scott is going to make it after all

Greg in Hollywood: Scott Evans posts sweet birthday wish to brother Chris Evans: “You were my hero first and you still are”

The Outline: The lack of dedicated LGBTQ media is a disaster

Back2Stonewall: Remembering the great Paul Lynde

Matthew's Island: You can leave your boots on

Instinct: South Carolina mom arrested for confronting son’s homophobic bullies

The Daily Beast: In a special series, LGBT celebrities and public figures talk to Tim Teeman about the Stonewall Riots and their legacy

The WoW Report: Boy George turns 58

Washington Post: Trump says he won’t fire Kellyanne Conway over Hatch Act violations

Towleroad: FEC chief warns that foreign aid in campaigns is not permitted: "I would not have thought I needed to say this"

Baseline: Sloane Stephens shows off her huge engagement ring

OMG Blog: Rumored boyfriends Richard Madden and Brandon Flynn go out for dinner in NYC

San Francisco Hospital’s Pioneering AIDS Ward Profiled in ‘5B’

Very much looking forward to seeing "5B," a film opening today about the staff and patients of San Francisco General Hospital's AIDS ward during the early years of the epidemic.

In the superbly told documentary “5B,” co-directors Dan Krauss and Paul Haggis vividly chronicle the story of the San Francisco General Hospital ward, which operated from 1983 to 2003 as the first in the U.S. dedicated to AIDS.

Those who saw the loss of partners, friends and family members during the early years of the AIDS crisis should find the film a somber, evocative reminder of that devastating yet galvanizing era. For others, the film is a tough, vital lesson in love, valor and compassion.

Using a trove of archival clips and photos plus a wealth of candid recent interviews with former Ward 5B nurses and doctors, AIDS survivors and relatives of the disease’s victims, the filmmakers paint a stirring portrait of the huge physical and emotional toll this mysterious scourge initially took on the gay community.

But “5B” proves as inspiring as it does unsettling with its heroic stories of the hospital staffers and allies who fought ignorance, fear, bigotry and political wrangling to protect the rights and integrity of AIDS patients.

Testimony from key observers such as Ward 5B’s nurse manager Alison Moed, activist-performer Rita Rockett, HIV/AIDS-treatment pioneer Dr. Paul Volberding and Ward 5B nurse Mary Magee (who contracted HIV from a needle-stick accident) is moving, powerful and essential.
Check for theaters near you HERE.

The trailer, above ...

And a great interview with my pal Hank Plante, one of the first openly gay journalists, who covered the AIDS crisis, along with former 5B head nurse Alison Moed. (The first time Ronald Reagan says the word AIDS is documented here.) 

On the Rag, Vol. 559

A weekly look at what's making news in the gay magazines:

Dallas Voice: On being black and gay

San Francisco Bay Times: Priscilla meets Dixie

Gloss (San Francisco): Strike a 'Pose'

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