LGBT Culture

Guest Post: Ali Forney Center Head Carl Siciliano

From Joe: Beloved readers, on this Thanksgiving Day, as on every other day of the year, uncountable LGBT kids are living on the streets, turned out by the very people who are supposed to love them. As we do every Thanksgiving, today we turn JMG over to Ali Forney Center founder Carl Siciliano. Please click and read his message below….. ...

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Swag Tuesday: Win A Copy Of First Comes Love

We haven’t done a Swag Tuesday in some time, but is a great one. Via press release: First Comes Love is a new book of photographs and love stories that celebrates the lives and enduring relationships of LGBTQ couples from across the U.S. This is the story of our times! The coffee table book, with a foreword by icon Edie Windsor, ...

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Matt Baume: The Best Gay Halloween Flicks [VIDEO]

“Happy Halloween! By all means, go out and party. But what if you’re a grumpy loner like me and all you want is a nice quiet spooky evening at home? Well, what better way to spend a dark and stormy night than with a creepy, scary, or generally disturbing movie. Last week I asked a bunch of folks on Twitter ...

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A Tribute To Marie’s Crisis [VIDEO]

From the American Theatre Wing comes a tribute to Manhattan’s famed singalong showtune bar. Clip recap: “Welcome to Marie’s Crisis, where showtunes come to die!” Come inside the historic piano bar in the West Village devoted exclusively to showtunes. Erected on the spot Thomas Paine died, Marie’s Crisis Cafe has spent the last four decades as an oasis for the ...

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BROADWAY: Stage Door Hamilton Lip Sync [VIDEO]

Some gay Broadway magic happened on Friday night at the stage door of sold-out smash rap musical Hamilton, where stars of musical theater have been showing up to entertain the crowds lined up in hopes of scoring one of the $10 lottery tickets. Deadline recaps: In this weekend’s edition, cast member Renee Elise Goldsberry lip-synchs the title role (Hamilton creator ...

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Matt Baume: The Queer Power Of Witches [VIDEO]

“Who’s your favorite famous witch? Fun-loving Madame Mim? The Sinister Grand High Witch? It’s so hard to pick. And that’s the thing about witches: I believe they share a magic, unspoken bond with queer people.”

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Tired Old Queen At The Movies #136 [VIDEO]

Clip recap: Halloween brings thrills and suspense as debonair Michael Rennie arrives from another planet to warn the Earth of impending doom in Robert Wise’s Sci-Fi classic; “The Day The Earth Stood Still” (1951). With a brilliant supporting cast including Patricia Neal, Billy Grey and Hugh Beaumont and a spine tingling score by legendary composer Bernard Herrmann. It’s just the ...

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The Saint Of Dry Creek [VIDEO]

StoryCorps has posted another great bit of animation for National Coming Out Day. Clip recap: “Patrick Haggerty grew up the son of a dairy farmer in rural Dry Creek, Washington, during the 1950s. As a teenager, Pat began to understand he was gay—something he thought he was hiding well. But one day, after performing at a school assembly, Pat learned ...

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Joe Biden Keynotes Human Rights Campaign Annual Gala, Calls For Passage Of Equality Act [VIDEO]

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: Although he’s previously articulated support for comprehensive legislation prohibiting anti-LGBT legislation, Biden took the opportunity of his speech to explicitly endorse the Equality Act, which would amend the Civil Rights Act and the Fair Housing Act to include sexual orientation and gender identity. “I strongly support the Equality Act, and it will pass, ...

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Graham Norton: Men My Age Won’t Date Men My Age

From a lengthy interview with the Daily Mail: ‘Well, I’m 52 and I’m single and on some level I feel like I’ve failed because by the time you’re my age, you really should be settled. But then I look at the relationships people around me have and I find myself asking, “Really?! That doesn’t look like winning to me.” ‘It ...

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Coming Out For Animals [VIDEO]

A group of gay vegans have produced a short clip in which they discuss how they believe LGBT and AIDS activism intersects with the animal rights movement. From the clip recap: All social justice movements are about extending the circle of compassion. In this new short film from the multimedia nonprofit Our Hen House (http://www.ourhenhouse.org) – whose mission is to ...

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The Man Has Burned [VIDEO]

The Man burned in the Nevada desert on Saturday night. And so did something else. USA Today reports: Timothy Leary, the late father of LSD, was memorialized at Burning Man after a fantastic procession and burning of his ashes in the Black Rock Desert. It was a spectacle that not even he probably could have imagined, as actress Susan Sarandon ...

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Matt Baume: Do All Kids Need A Mom & Dad? [VIDEO]

Matt Baume: “You hear the claim all the time from anti-gay groups: children deserve a mom and a dad. But is it true? What does the science ACTUALLY say about same-sex parents? How do they compare to straight parents? And are they as statistically likely to have embarrassing taste in music?”

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Fosse, Fosse, Fosse! Folsom, Folsom, Folsom! [VIDE0]

In what may be their most clever promotion ever, today the Folsom Street Fair released a Bob Fosse-inspired video in which leather-clad dancers evoke Sweet Charity‘s famed Rich Man’s Frug and other familiar dance routines. You will enjoy this but you probably do NOT want to watch it at the office. Wherever you do watch it, put it on full-screen.

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Watch Amsterdam Pride And Control Their 360° Camera

Amsterdam Pride was earlier this month but you can still watch the canal parade from the perspective of the 360° camera atop the float in this photo. Use your mouse or arrow buttons to spin the camera around.

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Matt Baume On The History Of Gays In Sitcoms [VIDEO]

“When did TV first permit joking while gay? I’ve been combing through sitcoms to figure out when queers stopped being a scary threat, and were allowed to be real people with love lives and funny punch lines. Here are just a few of my favorite early gay characters on sitcoms.”

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OHIO: Columbus City Leaders Thrilled With Arrival Of 2015 Gay Softball World Series, Top Sponsor Nissan Cheers

It’s not ALL about the Benjamins, but that’s a big part of it. Via Columbus Alive: Before the first pitch is thrown at the Gay Softball World Series at Lou Berliner Sports Park, Columbus and the LGBTQ community have already won. For the second time, the largest annual LGBTQ sporting event comes to Columbus on Aug. 17, bringing with it ...

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Forty Years Of Sweet Transvestites

Dr. Scott! Janet! Brad! Rocky! Ugh! The movie version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show opened on this day in 1975. Via Digital Spy: On its most basic level, Rocky Horror is a celebration of diversity, something midnight movie-goers took note of when 20th Century Fox started late-night screenings in ’76, where the film finally found its audience and became ...

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Charlotte Pride Forecasts 100,000 Attendance

Every year anti-gay activist Michael Brown and hundreds of his red-shirted supporters wade into Charlotte Pride to scream damnation. This year they can expect a massive crowd. Via the Charlotte Observer: One of the largest LGBT events in the South will take over uptown Charlotte this weekend, bringing in a predicted 100,000 people. Among the expected highlights is a Sunday ...

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