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Morning View – The Ansonia

At 73rd & Broadway is the Upper West Side’s Ansonia, a grandly ornate Parisian-styled apartment building. Built in 1880, the Ansonia is rife with gay history, as its basement was the site of the Continental Baths. It was there, in 1972, that Bette Midler famously made her debut to gay audiences, with Barry Manilow accompanying her on piano. The Continental …

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A Day At The Mall

Left, I contemplate the weighty issues of the land, standing before the U.S. Supreme Court. My feeble brain seized upon no brilliance, but blue skies, 75 degrees (!), and the company of good friends made a glorious, if surprisingly contemplative and reverent Veteran’s Day on the Mall. The Farmboyz and I visited all the monuments, including the WWII and Korean …

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Blowoff Tonight

I’m down in DC with Aaron, Eddie and the Farmboyz, gearing up for what looks to be a very happy installment of Blowoff at 9:30 Club. (Check out the as-always hot artwork on the flyer, by Linus Garsys.) I think the entire blue nation might be getting their drink on tonight. We had a stupidly long drive down from NYC …

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HomoQuotable – Jones Vs. Haggard

“I don’t understand it. It would be like having Murderer’s Pride Day.” – Ted Tina Haggard, commenting on gay pride parades in 1996. (via Salon.com) “It probably didn’t hurt that I am pretty well endowed.” – Mike Jones, when asked what Haggard had liked the most about him. (via RadarOnline.com) In the Radar interview, Jones says that while plenty of …

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Mary “Arthur” Poppins

Here’s a happy singalong for your festive Friday! Even I know the tune to this one. Now, everybody! Follow the bouncing crack pipe!SUPERTELEVANGELISTIC SEX-AND-DRUGS PSYCHOSIS (Lyrics by M. Spaff Sumsion)I used to be a master of the anti-gay crusadeUntil a butch disaster blew my pastor masqueradeBut if it’s true I’m pounding more than pulpits, don’t blame meIt’s ’cause I caught …

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Ethel Mehlman

Last night on Larry King, Bill Maher outed Republican National Chairman Ken Mehlman (pictured, singing along to the cast album of Gypsy, in his closet). Yawn. Old news, Bill. But King professed to have never heard about Mehlman. King: I never heard that. I’m walking around in a fog. I never…Ken Mehlman? I never heard that. But the question is… …

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Rumsfeld Quits

I don’t think my heart can take any more good news, I really don’t. Seriously, nobody has to get me anything for xmas this year, I’m good. Maybe for next xmas, too. If somebody would just out Karl Rove today, there would be a small explosion in Manhattan, which would be my head. UPDATE: As contrast to today’s jubilation, consider …

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“Tonight, I’m sucking one THIS big!”

Florida Homo-Elect Charlie Crist, celebrates. The closeted Repub guv-to-be said, “Tonight we all came together as one, just like like that time at the Folsom after-party!” Executive offices are quickly being redecorated in Tallahassee as local paint stores report a run on aubergine, eggshell and seafoam. Crist has already begun cruising for Florida’s Director of Homeland Security. “No fats, no …

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Madame Speaker

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), my Congresswoman when I lived in San Francisco, is expected to become our first female Speaker of the House. Two heartbeats away from the presidency, a San Francisco liberal Democrat will be running Congress. We could be looking at an entirely female-led government, cum 2008. And I for one, welcome our new overlord.

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