Entertainment: May 2012


Showtunes Sing-Off: 'Ladies Who Lunch'

Filed by James Holmes | May 31, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

This week's sing-off was inspired by a call to the room for suggestions. After I disliked all of them, I decided on Company's "Ladies Who Lunch," because I have that power.Read More


Sexy Dancing Boys' Kylie Tribute

Filed by James Holmes | May 29, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

With Bil in Colorado leaving me in charge, I thought I'd end this Tuesday that sure as hell felt like a Monday with something sexy. The video has been around for awhile, but it always makes me happy. Read More


Is Adam Lambert's New Album the Next Big Gay Thing?

Filed by Adam Polaski | May 27, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

I don't need Adam Lambert's new album, "Trespassing," to be covered in rainbows, but I wish I didn't feel like he was trying to straight-wash over it. Read More

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Do You Mourn Celebrity Deaths? [Open Thread]

Filed by Bil Browning | May 26, 2012 | 12:15 PM | comments

The recent spate of celebrity deaths has spawned a multi-day conversation between Jerame and me. I don't believe the grief is real; Jerame thinks I'm just hard-hearted.Read More


Bieber All Grown Up [Caption This]

Filed by James Holmes | May 25, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Well the Biebs seems to be all grown up and has matured into an aged gay rock star. Check out my caption, and give me your best. Read More


I'm Fun. & Gay Today

Filed by James Holmes | May 24, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

I swear I was not trying to coordinate with the timing of this video, but my washer is broke so it was time to break out my newest t-shirt I purchased when the band Fun. was at the 9:30 Club recently.Read More


Showtunes Sing-Off: 'Don't Cry For Me Argentina'

Filed by James Holmes | May 24, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

This sing-off is inspired by my walk home with my partner, David, Saturday. We sang this song beginning to end - so if you were in DC around 2:30AM Sunday morning and heard two gays screeching, that was us. Read More


Gatsby Goes Glam

Filed by James Holmes | May 23, 2012 | 1:30 PM | comments

When I read over a year ago that Baz Luhrmann was doing a 3D remake of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby,' I had mixed emotions. After seeing the trailer, I'm feeling more excited than pessimistic. Read More


A True False Prophet & My Tongue Talking Days

Filed by James Holmes | May 22, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

In the new documentary Kumare: The True Story of a False Prophet, film maker Vikram Gandhi explores the topic of human spirituality by posing as an Indian guru in Phoenix, AZ to great success. This reminds me of my own spiritual journey. Read More


A Requiem for the Queen of Disco

Filed by Guest Blogger | May 22, 2012 | 11:00 AM | comments

Within minutes of the announcement of Donna Summer's death, guest blogger Dennis Daniel's Facebook news feed began filling with obits. A few people tempered their remarks by referencing the homophobic controversy she was embroiled in during the 1980s.Read More


'The Simpsons' Go Gaga

Filed by James Holmes | May 21, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

For last night's season finale, Mama Monster herself stopped by to lighten Lisa's moods and sneaks in a smooch with Marge.Read More


Wanda Sykes on Obama & NAACP Support for Same-Sex Marriage

Filed by Karen Ocamb | May 21, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

On the red carpet at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's "An Evening with Women," actress/comedienne Wanda Sykes talked about President Obama's declaration that he supports same-sex marriage and the vote by the board of the NAACP to unequivocally support marriage equality.Read More


How Should We Respond When Our Enemies Come Around?

Filed by E. Winter Tashlin | May 20, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

Whether Beenie Man's evolution, to use a term that's come into vogue, is the product of honest soul searching or results from colder, financially driven calculous, he isn't the first and won't be the last of our enemies to make a public about-face. When these about-faces happen, how are we as a community to respond? Read More

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One Direction Swings Both Way

Filed by James Holmes | May 18, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

Well, not exactly, but they make it very easy to imagine. Read More


Shirtless Boys Dancing: 'Call Me Gaybe'

Filed by James Holmes | May 18, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

It's Friday and what better way to start your weekend than with a group of shirtless, dancing, gay men? They are not the best lip syncers, but who is looking at their mouths anyway? Read More


Donna Summer Dead at 63

Filed by James Holmes | May 17, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

TMZ Reports that the Queen of Disco, Donna Summer, passed away today at the age of 63 after a battle with cancer. Read More


Wisteria Lane: Once More Around The Block

Filed by Terrance Heath | May 17, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Folding laundry, in our house, will never be the same again. That's how my husband and I have spent every other Sunday for the past eight years - sitting on the couch, folding laundry, and watching Desperate Housewives.Read More


Gay 1950s Fashion [Video]

Filed by James Holmes | May 16, 2012 | 4:30 PM | comments

Between the boy scout and stereotypical French striped sweater with a matching spiked leather belt, it's no wonder this fashion show looks like it took place in a living room. Meatloaf and pineapple upside down cake to follow? Or just a nice tossed salad? Read More



Filed by Bil Browning | May 16, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Who says Republicans and Democrats can't get along? Chris Christie and Cory Booker's comedy routine for the New Jersey Press Association Legislative Correspondents Club is damned funny. Too bad gridlock isn't.Read More


His Talent Is Sexy & You Know It

Filed by Bil Browning | May 15, 2012 | 6:00 PM | comments

Watch in amazement as South Carolina teenager Noah Guthrie performs his utterly unique cover of LMFAO's "Sexy And I Know It." This has to be one of the best covers you will ever hear.Read More


A Not So Fun. Parody: 'We're Not Young'

Filed by James Holmes | May 15, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

A "Yahoo!'s SketchY Parody" of Fun.'s oh so addictive "We Are Young," "We're Not Young" tells the story of some thirty somethings and the woe that is adulthood. I'll have to say, it has killed the joy I found in the original.Read More


Soap Actress Joanna Johnson Comes Out Before Lesbian Storyline

Filed by Sue Kerr | May 15, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Shortly before starring in a lesbian plotline, The Bold and the Beautiful actress, Joanna Johnson, has come out of the closet. How can soap operas help change America's views of LGBT people?Read More


Non-Showtunes Sing-Off: 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Filed by James Holmes | May 14, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

Normally I try to pop these out on Thursdays, but last week my day was taken up by making food for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. And why should I have to follow a strict set of rules anyway? Read More


The Newest Holographic Resurrection: Freddie Mercury

Filed by James Holmes | May 14, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

It is official. I am psychic. In a previous post on the new trend of dead musicians being forced back onstage through feats of technology I made a wish list of who I wanted to see return. This list included the Freddie Mercury. Read More


Are Porn Stars Gay Men's Idolized Rock Stars?

Filed by Jesse Monteagudo | May 14, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

We may agree that, to some extent, gay adult film stars serve our community as role models as well as objects of desire. But are they good role models? Read More


Father Tony Will Talk About His Play on 'Stonewall Live!'

Filed by Father Tony | May 13, 2012 | 5:30 PM | comments

Father Tony talks about his new play on BlogTalkRadio. Listen to It live. Sunday 9PM ESTRead More


A New Writer on Gaygamer.net

Filed by Austen Crowder | May 11, 2012 | 2:30 PM | comments

I want to tell you a story about boys, girls, and macho bros raging at fighting game tournaments.Read More


Rocker Tom Gabel Comes Out as Transgender

Filed by James Holmes | May 09, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

In this Friday's issue of Rolling Stone, Tom Gabel of the band Against Me! comes out as transgender and discusses her plans to transition. I'll admit, I have never been a fan of Against Me!, but I just may buy a record. Read More

Is Queen Latifah Coming Out?

Filed by Bil Browning | May 08, 2012 | 4:00 PM | comments

Is Queen Latifah finally ready to come out of the closet? The acting and singing superstar's closet door has long had a huge keyhole that many LGBT people have peeped through. Read More


Your Sexy French Underwear Models Video Break

Filed by Bil Browning | May 08, 2012 | 2:00 PM | comments

I don't think there's really much lead-in required for this one...Read More


Days Of Our Lives: Hope Brady's Snide Prison Rape Reference

Filed by Sue Kerr | May 07, 2012 | 3:00 PM | comments

Soap opera fail. If "Days Of Our Lives" wants to survive a few more years, promoting gay bashing jokes is not the way to win the hearts and minds of LGBTQ viewers. Or anyone. Read More


Vito Russo: The Celluloid Activist

Filed by Jessica Max Stein | May 07, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Inspired by the renewed energy of the 25th anniversary of ACT-UP/NY? A great place to start learning about that history is Michael Schiavi's excellent biography of ACT-UP co-founder Vito Russo, a finalist for gay memoir/biography in next month's Lambda Awards. Read More


The Musik/Dance/Love of Andy Kuncl

Filed by Father Tony | May 07, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Sexy-sweet singer/songwriter/dancer/New Yorker Andy Kuncl talks about his new EP, Musik/Dance/Love.Read More


Alison Bechdel's 'Are You My Mother?' [Review]

Filed by Kyle Bella | May 06, 2012 | 3:30 PM | comments

Alison Bechdel's latest graphic narrative, "Are You My Mother?" is a challenging but rewarding work that explores the author's relationship to herself and her mother, revealing unexpected insights during the process.Read More


Gay Writers Give Birth to a 'Child of the 70's' [Interview]

Filed by Kergan Edwards-Stout | May 03, 2012 | 12:00 PM | comments

Actor/singer Michael Vaccaro is attempting to capture the flavor and essence of an era in a new web series, Child of the 70's. Here, he and co-writer Terrence Moss share more about their love of that time and its inspiration for the series.Read More


Sharon Needles Another Feather in the Terrible Boa of the City of Champions

Filed by Sue Kerr | May 03, 2012 | 10:00 AM | comments

Sharon Needles has forever changed what it means for Pittsburgh to be The City of Champions.Read More


Manson & Depp: 'You're So Vain'

Filed by James Holmes | May 02, 2012 | 5:00 PM | comments

I was raised United Pentecostal, so it should come as no surprise that I was taught that Marilyn Manson was demon possessed (I'm not joking). Thus, I was terrified to listen to any of his music for fear of inviting demons in. Read More


Showtunes Sing-Off: 'Don't Rain on My Parade'

Filed by James Holmes | May 02, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Today's sing-off is inspired by last night's episode of Glee. I won't give any spoilers other than to say that Rachel pulls out her standard and channels her inner Barbra for Funny Girl's "Don't Rain on My Parade." Read More


Colbert Takes On 'Don't Say Gay' Bill

Filed by James Holmes | May 01, 2012 | 1:00 PM | comments

Last night, Stephen Colbert took on my home state, Missouri, and its proposed "Don't Say Gay" Bill in his segment "The Word," and he does an excellent job showing how ridiculous the whole concept actually is. Read More