LGBT Culture

This Is An Ad For Something [VIDEO]

Back in May, we had quite a conversation about an Infiniti car commercial that satirized (or paid tribute to, depending on your perspective) a young man coming out to his father. JMG reader Bill today tips us to a new ad which is on the same theme, but is for a website that is somewhat more on point. Watch below.

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TRAILER: King Cobra

Vulture recaps: Like a nightclub touted by Saturday Night Live’s Stefon, the new film King Cobra offers up a plethora of wild, unexpected delights. This Justin Kelly–directed movie has everything, including James Franco and Christian Slater as rival gay-porn moguls warring over the employment of Brent Corrigan (Garrett Clayton), the industry’s most promising new bottom. It also boasts Pretty Little ...

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Lesbian Site AfterEllen Pulls The Plug After 14 Years

The corporate owners of the popular lesbian pop culture site AfterEllen are pulling the plug after 14 years. Editor-in-chief Trish Bendix eulogizes the site for the Advocate: Here are the facts: Evolve Media purchased AfterEllen from Viacom two years ago. They gave us two fiscal years to become their LGBT property and profit in that space, and they found we are ...

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The Advocate Reports On Trolling And JMG

Advocate executive editor Neal Broverman interviewed me recently and today published his story about this here website thingy, our commenting community, and how we deal with the growing troll problem that has forced some sites to do away with commenting entirely. Hit the link to read my kind words about you. This is also a good opportunity to suggest that ...

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On Why Gay Men Love Musicals [VIDEOS]

Here’s an entertaining pair of videos in which the narrator explores the famed passion that many gay men have for musical theater. Watch below as he examines the careers of Cole Porter, Noel Coward, Lorenz Hart, and other famed gay composers. More from the San Diego Gay & Lesbian News: Mr. Musical Theatre Mash, or as he likes to be ...

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Coming Soon: Paradise Garage, The Movie

New York City’s legendary gay nightclub, the Paradise Garage, will be the focus of upcoming film. Electronic Beats reports: Though it closed in 1987, New York’s Paradise Garage night club has left a lasting impression on dance music that can still be felt today. Along with the Warehouse in Chicago and Zanzibar in New Jersey, the Garage was a place ...

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TRAILER: The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Rolling Stone recaps: Fox offered up a new trailer for their Rocky Horror Picture Show remake during their Comic-Con panel on Thursday. In the clip, Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox – who plays Dr. Frank-N-Furter, the “sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania,” in the film – vamps it up to one of the musical’s signature tunes, “The Time ...

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COLORADO: San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus Sings If You Were Gay At Focus On The Family HQ [VIDEO]

Just in via email: Today, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus – with Artistic Director Dr. Tim Seelig- visited the international headquarters of Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs, CO. This was part of an outreach extension tour SFGMC is doing, following the quadrennial GALA Choruses Festival, which brings together over 160 LGBT choruses from North America and beyond ...

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Orlando Gay Chorus – You’ll Never Walk Alone [VIDEO]

The GALA Choruses Festival took place this weekend in Denver, where the hottest ticket was the performance by the Orlando Gay Chorus. Watch below as the they perform You’ll Never Walk Alone. Halfway through the song, conductor James Rode turned to the audience at the 2500-seat Ellie Caulkins Opera House and motioned for them to stand and join in. As ...

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SHORT FILM: Golden

German filmmaker Kai Stänicke’s heartwarming Golden made the rounds of LGBT film festivals last year and he’s posted the short to YouTube this week in response to the Pulse massacre. You’ll be glad you spent the three minutes on this.

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Barry Walters: Why Gay Clubs Are Our Refuge

Veteran music journalist Barry Walters has penned an excellent take on why our nightclubs have always been a refuge for the LGBT community. From Billboard Magazine: Since Stonewall and well before, gay clubs have been our schools, our places of worship. Nightclubs are where we’ve long learned to unlearn hate, and learn to become and love our real selves. They’re ...

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Watching The Defectives

Gentle readers, I’m rerunning my annual Pride rant for the twelfth year. I wrote this post in 2005 a couple of days after attending Pride here in NYC. In the following years I’ve reposted it in advance of Pride in the hope of encouraging you to attend your local events. Have a wonderful Pride month. Love each other. Watching The ...

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ISRAEL: 200,000 Attend Tel Aviv Pride [VIDEO]

From the Jerusalem Post: The Tel Aviv Gay Pride parade drew hundreds of thousands of participants to the march on Friday. The parade, which took off from Tel Aviv’s Gan Meir at noon and included music, festivities, speeches and shows, is the largest Pride Parade in the Middle East. This year’s event spotlighted “Women for a Change,” an organization that ...

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BRAZIL: Two Million Attend Sao Paulo Pride [VIDEO]

Fox News Latino reports: The Sao Paulo Gay Pride Parade on Sunday celebrated two decades of the struggle for equal rights by Brazil’s homosexual community, this time including thousands of participants focused on urging Congress to speed up the debate on the Gender Identity Law. The 20th edition of the parade, which attracted 2 million participants and started out on ...

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The Bear Naked Chef: Episode 4 [VIDEO]

Clip recap: Kick off my European culinary quest as I travel abroad to Madrid, Spain and prepare a popular and traditional plate called “Albóndigas En Salsa Española”, aka Meatballs in Spanish Sauce. The twist is that I switch up this new format by taking the viewer out of the kitchen for a moment in a flashback sequence to the restaurant ...

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OREGON: Navy To Commission New Ship In Portland After Mayor Refuses To Travel To Mississippi

From Portland’s ABC affiliate: After Portland Mayor Charlie Hales announced he refuses to travel to Mississippi next month to commission the USS Portland over the state’s anti-gay laws, the Navy has announced the commissioning will take place in Portland. The law signed by the Mississippi governor earlier this month allows churches, religious charities and privately held businesses to decline services ...

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Voguing Short: Walk!

Watch below. Paper Magazine reviews: Filmmaker Nicolas Jenkins has been documenting the New York City voguing and ballroom scene for nearly 30 years, amassing a trove of incredible footage that he’s now put together in a short documentary titled, Walk! Featuring scenes from iconic ballroom houses including House of Chanel, House of Fields, the House of Latex, and the House ...

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In Search Of The Eagle

JMG reader Ken Schwencke has compiled a listing of current and demised Eagle bars around the world. He writes: In at least nine countries and 15 U.S. states, you can find the Eagle. In Montreal, it’s called L’Aigle Noir; in Minneapolis, it’s the Eagle Bolt Bar; in New Orleans, it’s a room above another bird bar. But all of these ...

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Donald Trump In “Gay Voice” [VIDEO]

Last year the documentary Do I Sound Gay? generated quite a bit of discussion here. Today JMG reader James points us to the below clip in which Donald Trump’s voice is replaced by a stereotypically gay voiceover. On its surface most might find the clip amusing but there’s a lot to unpack here, not the least of which is that ...

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Matt Baume: True Life Love Stories [VIDEO]

A Valentine’s Day clip from Matt Baume: “How’d you meet the people you love? I asked my followers how they met their partners, and they sent me some really sweet stories. I’ve gathered some of my favorites and I’m so excited to share them with you.”

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