Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Who Wore It Better: Caitlyn Jenner or Kim Kardashian?

You knew this day was coming!

Or Make a Family Photo

New York City's LGBT&A Parade

Boy Culture didn't miss a trick HERE.

Stan Wawrinka Shows Off the Junk in the Trunk

   No wonder his estranged wife is so bitter, look at what she's missing HERE.

Michael Sam Returns to Canadian Football League

Football has its first openly gay player and he immediately disappears from practice to deal with "boyfriend drama" back home. Where do stereotypes come from?!

Perhaps Sam was dying of embarrassment from his ex's YouTube debut! (Maybe it got better, I couldn't watch after 45 seconds.)

  • *Football star Michael Sam and his college sweetheart Vito Cammisano may have called it quits 
  • *Sam proposed to Cammisano - who he started dating in 2011 at University of Missouri - this past January at St. Peter's Basilica
  • *Cammisano is not wearing his engagement ring in a YouTube video he just filmed last week
  • *Sam has deleted all photos of Cammisano from his Instagram, including their proposal photo
  • *Reps for the two men did not respond to requests for comment
  • *Cammisano still has all his photos of Sam on his social media pages, and in his YouTube video Sam's ESPY award can be seen in the background  

I will say this: It's a true sign of progress that TMZ and the Daily Mail are writing about the personal lives of openly gay people, no matter how painfully melodramatic they are.

First Look: Chrissie Hynde's 'Reckless' Memoir

Wow, loving the cover of Chrissie Hynde's upcoming memoir, "Reckless: My Life as a Pretender." Billboard has some tidbits HERE.

Pre-order now HERE.

Mex Appeal

Song of the Day: 'Despair, Hangover & Ecstasy' by The Dø

Recommended by a friend who knows me well, yet I actually don't "hear" it (yet still like it):
My favorite Bonnaroo-band-I'd-never-heard-of was The Dø (just try Googling that), a Finnish-French duo who make moody synthpop -- at least on their most recent album -- that should appeal to anyone who ever loved Missing Persons or Human League.

Morning Wood

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Rainbow High

Out reports that 26 million people changed their Facebook profile pictures with the social media giant's Rainbow Pride filter. Did you?

Blondie Roars, Morrissey Bores at MSG

Had a fun time at Madison Square Garden Saturday night, while still high from Friday's Supreme Court decision. Blondie kicked off the night as Morrissey's special guest and Debbie Harry was in a festive mood -- repeatedly mentioning the history-making ruling and telling the crowd that if you didn't know how to find the Gay Pride Parade to "Call Me." 

The tight 10-song set included a raucous cover of "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)" and a better-than-usual "Rapture." But the highlight was definitely when a (high school?) marching band came out -- a la "Tusk"! -- to accompany the band on "The Tide Is High," culminating in Deb's donning a Gay Pride flag as a shawl that Stevie Nicks would have been proud of. I've seen Blondie more than a dozen times but even at 70 (next week), Debbie always manages to make it fun.

Mr. Fun himself, on the other hand, caught me off-guard when he too came out in a very upbeat mood, declaring it a "privilege to return to the center of the world," then sent the crowd into a tizzy with a "Queen Is Dead"/"Suedehead" one-two opener. This, sadly, would not be a precursor of things to come. After seven songs I didn't know, he then did "Everyday Is Like Sunday" (a favorite), followed by eight more obscure songs then -- as our "treat" -- a Smiths song: "Meat Is Murder," complete with EXTREMELY DISTURBING video of animals being tortured. (That he got the Garden to go vegetarian for the night seemed to enough on the topic, but no.) He then did "What She Said" -- kind of a odd choice for a Smiths oldie, but OK -- and then just when you were sure he was going to do at least one more fan favorite, he did "Now My Heart Is Full," ripped his shirt off and left. While I admit I don't know Morrissey's solo material well, I definitely got the impression the crowd was filled with super-fans -- and going by their reactions to the selections, they definitely didn't seem to be feeling it any more than I was. A quick look online shows he tends to do a lot more well-known songs live -- and some readers had assured me he would -- but even allowing for the fact that he was promoting a new(ish) album, it did seem especially cruel to not throw the crowd a few more bones, especially since he looked and sounded great otherwise. 

Set list HERE.

"It's an historic night in New York City, just as it's an historic week in the U.S.A. and ... good times for a change."

Postcard From NYC's LGBT Pride Parade

The vantage point from inside Pieces, where my friends Sergio and Adam like to watch the parade ... in AC, with a roving bartender and bathrooms!

Photos by Damian.

Elsewhere around the Web:

Caitlyn Jenner celebrates her first LGBT Pride ... in NYC

Rainbow High

 Chelsea Clinton spotted by Boy Culture at NYC's Pride parade