Tag Archives: LGBT culture

Rachel Maddow Explains What Bears Are: America’s Happiest Gay Subculture

At the 11:00 mark. If you can’t get the MSNBC clip to play there’s a low-rez version on YouTube. (Tipped by JMG reader Robbie)

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GLAAD Unveils Media Awards Nominees

Via press release: The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives. The GLAAD Media Awards also fund GLAAD’s work to amplify stories from the LGBT community and issues that build support for equality. Among the nominees: Amazon Instant Video’s smash hit Transparent; …

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Out Magazine Unveils 2014 Out 100 List

Out Magazine has unveiled this year’s Out 100 list. The 2014 ranking features Buzzfeed‘s Chris Geidner (seated above) and New York Times writer Josh Barro (third from left.) Others on the list are Dan Savage, Larry Kramer, Andy Bell, Armistead Maupin, Jason Collins, Richard Chamberlain, Carmen Carrera, and the cast of Looking.  See the full list.

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TEASER: Looking Season 2

The new season starts Sunday, January 11th.

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TRAILER: CNN’s Lisa Ling On Gay Rodeos

The show airs at 10PM on Sunday.

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HomoQuotable – Michelangelo Signorile

“The Benham brothers have attributes and just a general vibe that, for years, have translated as ‘gay.’ But obviously there are a lot of straight men, even homophobes, who now exhibit these characteristics, seemingly free to act on their creative instincts, more comfortable about it — precisely because of the queer movement’s challenge to conventional ideas about masculinity. Some of …

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TOMORROW: Broadway Flea Market

The 28th Annual Broadway Cares / Equality Fights AIDS flea market returns to Shubert Alley tomorrow. Among the priceless lots available through this year’s Grand Auction are private meet-and-greets with stage-and-screen stars Hugh Jackman and Idina Menzel, opening night VIP tickets to 17 of this season’s new Broadway shows, walk-on roles at 13 Broadway shows, tribute packages to Elaine Stritch …

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At The 24th Annual GMHC Voguing Ball

The 24th Annual GMHC Latex Ball was held last month at Manhattan’s Terminal 5. From filmmaker Nicholas Jenkins: “The Latex Ball attracts over 2,000 individuals from the LGBTQ community to dance, vogue, celebrate fashion and art, and compete for prizes and respect. GMHC first launched the Latex Ball in 1989 as an HIV prevention program in response to dire HIV …

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Gallup: Gays Are Less Religious

A just released Gallup poll reveals the unshocking fact that LGBT Americans tend to be less religious than the rest of the nation. Americans who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender are significantly less likely than non-LGBT Americans to be highly religious, and significantly more likely to be classified as not religious. The same percentage of each group is …

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Where The Bears Are, Season 3, Episode 1

Probably not cubicle-safe.

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HomoQuotable – Andrew Sullivan

“One of the greatest bodily regrets of my life – apart from having my foreskin chopped off as an infant because it was allegedly too ample – is that I have no back hair. My brother? An ape. God knows why this aspect of manhood has loomed so large in my erotic imagination … but there we are. The earliest …

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Disclosure & Sam Smith – Latch

Latch was released two years ago in the UK where it reached #11 on the pop chart. This week it rises to #7 on Billboard‘s US Hot 100 pop singles chart and remains at #1 on the US dance/electronic chart. Disclosure, who say they take their influences from legendary gay nightclubs like the Paradise Garage, play San Francisco’s Outside Lands …

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Daddy Days Returns To Provincetown

After a successful launch last year, Daddy Days is returning to Provincetown for the week of August 10th – 17th. The event is again sponsored, unsurprisingly, by the website DaddyHunt. Via press release: “The success of last year’s DaddyDays showed us how much we needed an event like this,” says Carl Sandler, founder of Daddyhunt. “Love and sex aren’t limited …

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STUDY: Gays Are Leaving Gayborhoods

Newly published research confirms what most casual observers have known for years – fewer gay people are choosing to live in traditional urban gayborhoods. Fewer same-sex couples reside in historically gay neighbourhoods compared to 10 years ago, according to one of the largest studies of sexuality in the U.S. Led by University of British Columbia sociologist Amin Ghaziani, the study …

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At Bear Week Tea Dance

Yesterday was the “Solid Gold” tea dance at the Boatslip, prompting some to don wigs, bellbottoms, and platform shoes. I caught the below two minutes of homo fabulosity during the final song. There was so much joy in the room, I actually got choked up just filming it.

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HomoQuotable – Steve Freiss

“White gay men as a group could be the truest friends black women can have in American society. No alliance is perfect, but this one has the potential, if nurtured properly, to reconfigure the stories of race and gender. White gay men — once intensely vilified but now able to harness our white male privilege for good, having learned what …

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Feds: 2.3% Are Gay Or Bisexual

Via the Washington Post: Less than 3 percent of the U.S. population identify themselves as gay, lesbian or bisexual, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday in the first large-scale government survey measuring Americans’ sexual orientation. The National Health Interview Survey, which is the government’s premier tool for annually assessing Americans’ health and behaviors, found that 1.6 percent …

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“Dear White Gays” Author On CNN

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Quote Of The Day – Sierra Mannie

“Dear white gays: Stop stealing black female culture. You are not a black woman, and you do not get to claim either blackness or womanhood. There is a clear line between appreciation and appropriation. I need some of you to cut it the hell out. Maybe, for some of you, it’s a presumed mutual appreciation for Beyoncé and weaves that …

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TRAILER: Mothers And Sons

(Tipped by JMG reader Alan)

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