Friday, June 21, 2024

Remains of the Day (06/21)

NYP: Basketball player JJ Redick, whom I've been lusting after since his college days, is all grown up

VarietyDonald Sutherland dies at 88 #givemethecamera

PinkNews: A list of every country where it's illegal to be LGBT -- and the Queers for Palestine might want to see what the common denominator is in many of them

Hot Cat of the Day: Our local bodega cat, Lalo, was very concerned after two heat-related explosions in the neighborhood, one of which sent a manhole cover flying! (Hot fireman tells me no one was hurt.) 

Thursday, June 20, 2024

On the Rag, Vol. 813


The babes of Broadway; Joel Kim Booster reviews his body of work; Cyndi Lauper recognized for a lifetime of LGBT advocacy; and more in this week's rag 'n' mag roundup BELOW.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

‘Heart♥throb’: Young Girls Seek Men to Pay Their Bills

Came across this commercial for the late '80s board game "Heart♥throb" on social media the other day and couldn't believe what mercenaries these little bitches are!  (At least gay boys only care about hot bodies.) 

 You almost have to admire Milton Bradley for not sugar-coating the purpose of heterosexual relationships. 

Idle Remorse has a full review of the delightfully shallow scheme, but here are my picks:

I'm thinking I should probably marry Jeff -- he's boyfriend cute and clearly we have a lot in common(!) -- and then just f**k Chip ...

and Randy ...

and Brad and Patrick (and at least make out with Matt)

Fingers crossed that none of my guys are the one who "chews tobacco"(!) -- but I’d definitely like to be gal pals with the boy who "cuts class to watch his stories." (I'm looking at you, Ricky.) 

For an update featuring the Trivago guy and Chris Evans, keep reading BELOW.

Remains of the Day (06/19)

Juan Buis: A look back at some of the best Roland Garros posters from over the years. (I took this photo of the 1987 one when I first visited Paris as a 19-year-old with really bad hair!)

Happy Juneteenth!

A friend/old colleague shared this on celebrating Juneteenth when you aren't black, which I thought was worth a tumble: 

Dr. Karida Brown, a sociology professor at Emory University, said there’s no reason to feel awkward about wanting to recognize Juneteenth just because you have no personal ties or you’re not black. In fact, embrace it. 

“If you want to bring some authenticity to your recognition of Juneteenth, educate yourself … That goes longer than a celebration,” says Dr. David Anderson, a black pastor and CEO of Gracism Global.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Tennis Tuesday

For some reason a handful of photos didn't make it into yesterday's tennis roundup -- which is probably not the worst thing considering I need to be a better editor sometimes. (Some of these boys are just too hot not to post!) But I couldn't let the return of former Wimbledon and U.S. Open doubles champ Horia Tecau go without notice. Here he is in his native Romania participating in an exhibition featuring local hero Simona Halep, Steffi Graf, Andre Agassi, Andrei Pavel and Justin Gimelstob. More of the 6-4 specimen plus a few lost treasures BELOW.

Queerty Honors Paula Pell and Charles Busch at Pride 50 Gala


Kicked off NYC Pride the old-fashioned way last night -- in person. Damian, our friend Greg and I had a nice time at Queerty’s Pride 50 party at the Edison Ballroom, where famed "SNL" writer Paula Pell and drag legend Charles Busch were given top honors among the 50 movers and shakers of 2024. Pride has taken on a more significant meaning in these hateful times, so it was nice to share an upbeat moment with likeminded peers. In solidarity. xo

Damian and a tall drink of "Hadestown" water

The newlyweds

Stage left 

Peppermint chatty

Professional-looking photos by Matthew Rettenmund, who has a full report HERE.

Monday, June 17, 2024

Weekend Tennis Roundup

Titles for Draper, de Minaur, Samsonova and Boulter. Full report plus all the ATP beef that's fit to post BELOW.

Sunday, June 16, 2024

Happy Daddy’s Day


This unsigned post appeared on Facebook last week, proving it's never too late to love your dad:
“For Father’s Day this year I recreated my favorite picture of my dad. It’s him after he graduated high school in 1980 and me after graduating today.”

Cheers to all the halfway decent dads* of the world -- or any who look like this!

On a personal note: Want to wish my mom and stepdad a very happy 51st(!) anniversary! ­čąé  

And happy Father’s Day to my stepdad, Gary, who was brave enough to take on three snot-nosed boys who were deeply damaged by having -- and also losing -- a beloved alcoholic father. It couldn’t have been easy, but I am grateful that you’re in our lives. You are loved. 

And also a big hug to Damian and his four sisters, who are marking their first Father's Day since their dad died last month. I’m thankful I got to know the man who helped produce such a remarkable son. xo

*Remember: Even the best dad in the world is a mediocre mom. 

Friday, June 14, 2024

Remains of the Day (06/14)

The Randy Report: Decorated Army officer from New York comes out as gay in obituary: "I’ll forever rest in peace"

Andrea James: Lynn Conway, trailblazing trans computer scientist, dies at 86

Ad Watch: Shoe commercial or porn custom-made for me?

Boy Culture: New Liza documentary sounds like a must-see

Saturday 'Stache: Just when you thought Russell Tovey couldn't get any more f**kable

The Caftan Chronicles: Carl Siciliano's intense faith led him to start the world's first major shelter for homeless LGBT youth

Lavender: ESPN podcast claims hockey legend Hobey Baker was gay

NYP: Barely legal teen stuck in Italy after falling off 60-foot cliff as family struggles to get him proper care, out of country

Tim Tebow: "Let me just put on my tightest blue T-shirt before I teach you about the Bible"

NYDN: Did you hear about them? They're getting a divorce from him.

WaPo: An officer sexually assaulted a teen in his police car. Both times, he unzipped his pants but kept on his uniform and his gun.

Your Turn: Pride Month reminds gays of lifelong struggles

IG: Patrick McEnroe isn't having any of this pickleball bullshit

NYT: Pope Francis is accused of using a homophobic slur again

Speedo Sunday: When you're almost too big for your swimsuit

Hot Cat of the Day: When your kitty insists on purrified air

RIP: Fran├žoise Hardy, renowned French singer-songwriter-actress, has died at 80. Listen to one of her best-known songs (that I first learned about when it was covered by Eurythmics), "Tous les Gar├žons et les Filles," HERE.

'Boy Culture': The episodic sequel to Matthew Rettenmund's book and film adaptation is now streaming on Dekkoo. Details HERE.

Day of Reckoning: R.E.M. reunited on stage for the first time in 13 years (and the first time with Bill Berry in 17 years) for a surprise performance to celebrate their induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Read HERE.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

On the Rag, Vol. 812

In bed with Kevin Gregory; Dolly Parton is finally getting her due; the Castro Theatre receives an overhaul; and more in this week's rag 'n' mag roundup BELOW.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Social Butterfly

Just a reminder that I'm active (for my age) on Instagram, where you can find me HERE ...

And on its cousin Threads HERE!

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 coming-of-age character dealing with abandonment issues. (Her Jamaican immigrant family is also adorable!) When it was through, though, my brows raised when I reflected on the peculiarly binary heroes and villains depicted. (Anyone else notice?)

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, which is a net gain no matter what your quibbles are 

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.