Friday, September 22, 2017

Meet the Iraqi-Gay-American Zakar Twins

Michael and Zach (long hair) -- who I briefly met through mutual friends in of our native Detroit years ago when they were just kids  -- tell Daniel Tosh on the season premiere of "Tosh 0" that they will never visit their parents' homeland because they'll "be stoned as soon as we get off the plane!" (Ha ha ... wait.) They're hoping their social-media presence -- and an upcoming memoir about their coming out, which included a mother who force fed them “holy grapes” she had blessed by a priest, determined to “de-gay” them -- will help change perceptions of LGBT people in the Arabic world. 

Teacher Blows More Than $30,000 of School Funds at Casino

I didn't even know Chloƫ Sevigny taught.

On the Rag, Vol. 476

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

MetroSource: I had this Johnny Skandros story up here recently, but now I found the cover! / Read HERE.

The Fight: Los Angeles LGBT Center urges opposition to U.S. Senate's devastating Graham-Cassidy bill / Read HERE.

Edge Media: Five ways to celebrate Bisexual Visibility Week / Read HERE.

QX (London): The iconic club brand is turning 15! Read HERE.

The Advocate: Kevin Sessums's new online magazine is up and running now! Read about it HERE.

HotSpots (Miami): "Will & Grace" are back! / Read HERE.

Paper: Michael Musto remembers all the lost gay bars of New York City / Read HERE.

Metro Weekly (D.C.): Meet Gregory T. Angelo, the latest (embarrassing) leader of the Log Cabin Republicans / Read HERE.

POZ: An interview with Stephen Barker, whose portraits show early AIDS activists, minus all the anger / Read HERE.

San Francisco Bay Times: A look inside Oakland's new LGBTQ community center / Read HERE.

Rage Monthly: Viral "hunky coop" under investigation for alleged anti-Semitic Facebook posts / Read HERE.

Grab (Chicago): Wilde about Brandon! Read HERE.

The Gay U.K.: 11 things that guarantee you won’t get a second date with the man of your dreams / Read HERE.

Q Salt Lake: Equality Utah's Allies Dinner honorees cross age and ethnic gaps / Read HERE.

Out: Jessica Williams returning to TV with new comedy series / Read HERE.

DNA supports Australia's #YES vote / Read HERE.

Get Out!: Are you basking in the "Afterglow"? Read HERE.

Attitude (U.K.): "Beach Rats" star Harris Dickinson opens up about his role in the gay drama / Read HERE.

Echo (Phoenix): Local queens to showcase Arizona's excellence at Miss Gay America / Read HERE.

Gay Times: These men have stripped naked to fight the stigma against ginger pubes / Read HERE.

Gloss (San Francisco): Are you ready for the Folsom Festival? Read HERE.

GCN (Dublin): Ireland's hottest export is at it again in new "Fifty Shades" trailer / Read HERE.

Curve: I was at a wedding last weekend and was told by a guest that his lesbian stepsister reads my blog. Could this be true? If so, this one's for you! Read HERE.

Winq (U.K.): LGBT George Tech student shot dead by campus police / Read HERE.

Song of the Day: 'Wouldn't It Be Nice' by Saint Etienne

Am headed into an unprecedented period of musical bliss this weekend. First I'm seeing Brian Wilson (and friends) perform "Pet Sounds" in its entirety at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, celebrating the classic album's 50th birthday. And then on Monday I am seeing Saint Etienne -- who love the Beach Boys as much as I do -- at Bowery Ballroom on Monday. Not unlike peanut butter and chocolate, I can't think of two things that go together better -- listen for yourself:

Morning Wood

Another look HERE.

Page 1 Roundup (09/21)

The Daily News: Aaron Hernandez had 'most severe case' of CTE doctors have seen in player his age; Fiancee sues Patriots and NFL

The New York Post: Death toll from Maria rises in Puerto Rico

Page Six: Josh Duhamel was over Fergie ‘being a rock star again’

The New York Times: Facebook to Turn Over Russian-Linked Ads to Congress

The Wall Street Journal: Silly Rabbit! Original Trix With Artificial Colors Is Back After Customers Revolt

Radishes and turmeric didn't work like artificial flavors; "It's basically a salad now"

Thursday, September 21, 2017

My Heart 'Will' Go On ...

I like to be completely surprised by shows and movies. But in case you were wondering, TVLine says the new "Will & Grace" might even be funnier than we'd hoped! Read HERE.

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