Thursday, October 30, 2014

Falling For James Franco

Cover Boy:Benedict Cumberbatch for FLAUNT

Coffee Break With Bianca Del Rio and Adore Delano

Thursday Night Is VERY Gay on TV



Lindsey Graham Loves White Men

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joked in a private meeting this month [with the Hibernian Society of Charleston] that white men would "do great" under his presidency, according to audio obtained by CNN.

..."If I get to be president, white men who are in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency," Graham says in one audio snippet as the audience laughs.

"I've tried to help you with your tax status," the senator says in another recording. "I'm sorry the government's so f*cked up."

Graham, who has said that he'd consider launching a 2016 bid, explained to CNN that he was just making fun of the Hibernian Society's all-male membership.
posing with Sen (R-SC) Tim Scott

Aug 29, 2012 “The demographics race we’re losing badly,” said Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.). “We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.”

So now we can guess Lindsey is not "down with the swirl" but is he presidential material?

David Mixner and His Painful AIDS Era Confession

Veteran US gay activist David Mixner admits to assisting suicide of 8 men with AIDS in the 80’s

A former advisor to Bill Clinton, David Mixner revealed Monday that he assisted in the mercy killings of 8 gay men who were dying of AIDS during the 1980’s – including his own lover Peter Scott. Mixner made the admission on Monday during a performance of his one-man autobiographical stage show Oh Hell No! 
Mixner revealed that he had been part of an underground euthanasia network that had helped people who were dying of AIDS die with dignity at a time of their own choosing with the assistance of medical professionals.
The network operated before there were effective treatments in combating the HIV virus so the men who’s deaths he assisted in would have died anyway.
Mixner estimates that he lost 300 friends to AIDS during this period, 29 of those close friends, and that he delivered 90 eulogies in the space of two years.

Strongman Athlete Rob Kearney Comes Out

Globally-Ranked Pro StrongMan Is Made Stronger By Revealing He Loves Men

It happened in an almost silly way.  You see, while Rob's professional athletic career may thrust his body in the spotlight he is nonetheless as human as the rest of us, and he has the heart of a romantic.  And that  heart was pounding inches chest that Monday morning as he went on to Facebook and, for the first time in his life, gushed about how much he adored his boyfriend.

“My [man-crush Monday post] goes to . . . my boyfriend! The past few months have been crazy, but throughout all of this you’ve given me a reason to smile.
So I guess this is me coming out and saying... I’m gay!!”
— Rob Kearney's Facebook Status, October 20th
As soon as his post hit, the strength and bodybuilding communities shifted a little.  It was as if Atlas himself – the original strongman – momentarily giggled with affirming glee, and the world of powerful, musclebound men became just little more progressive.

"I thought it was important to be honest," he told me.  "People need to know that one of the top strength athletes on the planet is also gay.  But I didn't want it to affect my ability to compete.  And that possibility definitely crossed my mind before I made that post."

But Rob is aware that the real impact of his revelation would be felt more gradually over time.  "I am not only the first actively competitive professional world strongman," he explained to me.  "I am also a gay strength coach."

Apple's CEO Tim Cook Comes Out

Bloomberg Businessweek 

While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me...Being gay has given me a deeper understanding of what it means to be in the minority and provided a window into the challenges that people in other minority groups deal with every day. It’s made me more empathetic, which has led to a richer life. It’s been tough and uncomfortable at times, but it has given me the confidence to be myself, to follow my own path, and to rise above adversity and bigotry. It’s also given me the skin of a rhinoceros, which comes in handy when you’re the CEO of Apple...We pave the sunlit path toward justice together, brick by brick. This is my brick.

The Couple That Plays Together...Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka Will Both Appear On AHS

Neil Patrick Harris Officially Joins AHS: Freak Show — and David Burtka, His Husband, Is Coming With [Him]!

American Horror Story: Freak Show is making Neil Patrick Harris‘ upcoming stint something of a family affair.
TVLine has confirmed exclusively that Harris and his real-life husband, David Burtka, are set to guest-star on FX’s anthology smash.
 Harris will appear in Freak Show‘s 11th and 12th episodes as a chameleon salesman, while Burtka will turn up in the season finale (Episode 13) in what I’m told is a sexy storyline with Jessica Lange’s batty chanteuse.

GREGG IN HOLLYWOOD: The couple had been offered roles in the first season of the anthology series as a couple who died in a murder-suicide and appear as ghosts.
Harris turned it down because the couple had just played fictionalized versions of themselves in the 2011 film A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.
‘We had just played ourselves as a couple, not getting along, and I thought, it just seems weird to do that twice, like as individual actors, to play a couple that hates each other twice. It just felt weird,’ Harris recently told EW Radio on Sirius XM.
‘So I said no, that we shouldn’t do it. And David wanted to. I said, “I just don’t want us to be known as a couple that don’t like each other. That seems weird.” And then wouldn’t you know, American Horror Story is a big, gigantic success and super awesome.’

 BTW: The female leads from AHS are scheduled to appear on Andy Cohen's "Watch What Happens Live" Tonight on Bravo

Prominent Gay Real Estate Developer Involved In Scandal

Bioengineering graduate, 25, found dead in New York hotel tycoon Ian Reisner's bathtub in suspected drugs overdose

A 25-year-old man died of an apparent drug overdose on Wednesday, after being found unconscious in the apartment bathtub of prominent New York hotel tycoon Ian Reisner, 46.
A police source told the New York Daily News that Verdi's death appears to be a drug overdose, but the medical examiner will give an official ruling after  conducting an autopsy on Thursday.
Investigators also do not believe any criminality was involved. 
Verdi's parents told the Daily News that their son met Reisner in a club.
Reisner is the co-founder of Parkview Developers, which builds hotels and apartment buildings throughout Manhattan. 
He started the company in 2003 with business partner Mati Weiderpass. 
Together they started the famous gay hotel OUT NYC in Hell's Kitchen. 
Reisner himself appears to have drug dependency issues as well. 
He was arrested in East Hampton this past May after allegedly fleeing the scene of an accident while high on the sleep medication Ambien. 


[June 2009] Inside the home of Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass of Parkview Developers

Parkview Developers’ Central Park South duplex combines five units
And yet, between work, parties and their two Shiba Inu dogs, Lucy and Ricky, the partners, who have been together for 15 years, still try to find time to enjoy where it all started.
“It’s rare that there is quiet around the house, but I have a separate office where I can sometimes isolate myself from all the activities,” Weiderpass said.