LGBT Culture

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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The Bear Naked Chef: Episode 3 [VIDEO]

Nearly nude and frying bacon. Risky! Today’s dish: Adrian is back again cooking another delicious and simple delicacy, Pappardelle Pasta with Bacon and Peas, inspired by a dish from one of his favorite New York City Italian restaurants, Bar Pitti in Soho. This pasta is so special to him mainly because this flavor-bomb combines two of his favorite ingredients: bacon …

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TRAILER: Gaycation

Via press release: VICELAND, VICE’s new TV network, launched the first trailer for GAYCATION, a brand new series hosted by Ellen Page and Ian Daniel. Ellen and her best friend Ian set off on a personal journey to explore LGBTQ cultures around the world. From Japan to Brazil, Jamaica to America, they discover the multiplicity of LGBTQ experiences, meeting amazing …

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On The Escalating Demise Of Gayborhoods

The Guardian today examines a topic that has long been discussed here on JMG. They write: While in Britain the waning of gay-identified neighbourhoods is largely confined to London, outside the UK it is a phenomenon that is being played out across many western cities. Americans have been debating the rapid departure of gay businesses and homes in areas in …

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The Bear Naked Chef: Episode Two [VIDEO]

Clip recap: In this episode, Adrian unveils more of his cooking talents and secrets and, a little more skin….with his new Italian dish, Paccheri Con Gamberi (translates to tube pasta with shrimp), as he reminisces of his visits to the Amalfi Coast from where this creation was inspired. The beauty of this dish is in its simplicity, highlighting the freshness …

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Kemar Jewel – Vogue Ball Tango [VIDEO]

JMG reader and Philadelphia entertainer Rudy Flesher tips us to this vogue take on Chicago’s Cell Block Tango, which comes from the same choreographer who gave us 2014’s Voguing Train. Watch below.

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Open Thread Thursday

Tell us about your holiday traditions. Do you spend this time of year with your biological family or with, as Armistead Maupin famously call it, your logical family? Do the two intermingle?

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Gay Couple’s First Kiss [VIDEO]

JMG reader Michael directs us to this lovely holiday vignette from popular British vlogger Calum McSwiggan. Watch below.

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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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