Monday, May 20, 2019

Remains of the Day (05/20)


Towleroad: What your ability to engage with stories says about your real-life relationships

NBC News: 16-year-old migrant boy dies in U.S. custody, 5th child to die since December

Jump212: He can't wait till Ass Wednesday

The New York Times: As Huawei loses Google, the U.S.-China tech cold war gets its iron curtain

Dlisted: Scarlett Johannson just got engaged to a hot piece of ass

YouTube: AIDS/Lifecycle rider goes Abba-esque with over-the-top "Mama Mia" parody fundraising video


Gr8er Days: Happy Cher Day!

TPM: Trump wants ex-White House counsel to defy House subpoena for testimony

Mother Jones: A Dutch doctor has been mailing abortion pills to women in the U.S. -- now the FDA is going after her

Back2Stonewall: Dr. Lawrence Mass becomes the first person to report about AIDS

Washington Post: States aren’t waiting for the Trump administration on environmental protections

Baseline: Naomi Osaka is pretty in green


The Randy Report: Mayor Pete Buttigieg has the perfect answer to a young girl's question about bullying

Newsweek: Traveling while gay: Six essential LGBT travel tips

Gay Star News: Moldova Pride met by religious counter-protest supported by president

Boy Culture: This waiter really wants a tit

Beantown Cuban: Matthew Bunch is doing what he can to bring up Florida's collectively low IQ

Bammer: No more swinging dicks


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Are Organizers of the Competing Queer Liberation March Trying to Re-Elect Trump?


Read HERE.

You're looking at a disturbing microcosm of what is currently wrong with the left -- our inability to take yes for an answer. If anyone has any pull with this group, I beg you to make them stop this ill-conceived "competing" Pride march, happening on the same day that the world marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots -- and event that has led to our having a serious LGBTQ presidential candidate. (Did you EVER think that would happen in your lifetime?)

I totally agree with the organizers that the police and corporations are deeply flawed. But what we've fought for these past 50 years is to have the police not storm our bars and arrest and beat us -- and to have corporations acknowledge us and our families as equal beings. By all means push both to do better -- corporations are greedier than ever and police brutality shows no sign of abating. But what is the value in protesting men and women in uniform as they PROTECT our parade -- and by its own admission, protect the Queer Liberation March -- and corporate floats who are at least trying to do the right thing?

How about a Queer Liberation March on the 50th anniversary of the Christopher Street Liberation Day march -- in 2020?

If I've said it once I've said it a thousand times: This is how Trump gets re-elected. Stunts like this do nothing but divide liberals, turn off allies and, more disturbingly, alienate potential allies.

Whether Heritage of Pride (the organizers of the main parade) gave its blessing or not -- and really, how could they not? -- I wish the organizers would please reconsider. For anyone but a Bernie Bro, the optics are horrible.


Read HERE.

Weekend Tennis Roundup


As I suspected slash feared, Rafael Nadal finally found his game in the final tune-up to the French Open, essentially demolishing Novak Djokovic 6-0, 6-1 -- if you don't count a momentary hiccup where Nole was able to get in his head long enough to eek out the second set, 6-4. 


Nadal is older now and coming back from yet another injury. But unlike 2015, his belief is still there. So even after losses to Tsitsipas, Thiemi and Fognini, it felt like it was just a matter of time before he returned to top form -- and did he ever. Comme d'habitude, he's the clear favorite going into Roland Garros. 


The women's side saw more instability. Terminally injured Karolina Pliskova won her second title of the season beating terminally injured Johanna Konta 6-3, 6-4. They're both power players, so neither is known for her claycourt game -- yet here we are. 


Doubt either will be much a a threat in Paris. But with Osaka, Halep, Serena, Muguruza, Sabalenka, Keys and so on all either injured or flaking out, it's anyone's guess who will rise to the occasion. (Kiki Bertens, god forbid?) 


Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah rallied to defend their doubles crown in Rome. 


The Colombians were down 2/7 in the match tiebreak during their quarter-final against Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan, but saved four match points to reach the semifinals. On Saturday evening, the longtime pairing lost the first set 6-2 after only 29 minutes against top seeds Lukasz Kubot/Marcelo Melo, yet recovered to prevail in another Match Tie-break. On Sunday, however, Cabal/Farah skipped the heroics, beating Raven Klaasen/Michael Venus 6-1, 6-3 in only 59 minutes.


I'm sure it wasn't the outcome the HOT DADDY was hoping for. But a nice start to his comeback.


As as you probably heard, Wimbledon royalty -- past and present -- turned out for he unveiling of the new Court 1, complete with retractable room. 


One need only watch this point to remember why Martina Navratilova is the undisputed Queen of Grass.


What a great turnout: In addition to Martina, five-time champ Venus Williams, Pat Cash, Jamie Murray, Kim Clijsters, Goran Ivanisevic, Lleyton Hewitt and Jamie Murray helped celebrate the rollout. Would have loved to have attended!


Watch Venus give it to Johnny Mac!

P.S.


Did anyone else noticed this going on inside Novak's box?

Mug Shot Monday


This was sent to me with no details. While I don't know if this person ever committed a crime, he's definitely guilty of stealing my heart. 

Song of the Day: 'Love Is the Drug' by Grace Jones


Here's wish a very happy birthday upcoming World Pride headliner Grace Jones, who turned 71 yesterday. Damian and I finally got our hands on "More Tales of the City" and "Further Tales of the City" and heard this classic in a scene where Mouse and his cop f**k buddy were out dancing!

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