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gays

Pulp Friction

by Chexy on October 19, 2012

Nice floor.

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Paris Hilton, Porn Star, Thinks Gays Are Icky

by Chexy on September 20, 2012

Radar breaks the news that Paris Hilton is an idiot.

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Sharon Needles Glam & Tammy

by Chexy on July 18, 2012

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” winner Sharon Needles as she appeared somewhere two days ago, and the late Tammy Faye Bakker Messner as she appeared five years ago today, two days before she died.

Both appeared on a reality show in fantastic makeup.

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Jan Brewer, Queen of the Arizona Desert

by Chexy on July 9, 2012

Miscreant Ariz. Gov. Jan Brewer (left), who is asking the US Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that provides domestic partner benefits to same-sex spouses of state employees, and actor Terence Stamp as Bernadette Bassenger (right) in his star turn in “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.”

One is a drag.

by Former London Bureau Chief Andy

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Pride in Cruising

by Chexy on June 25, 2012

Here’s another fun advertisement, this one from 1952, featuring Kukla and Ollie, famous puppets of early television. Most of their shows were improvised!

I’m not sure if that’s Fran on the right, or a Fran Allison lookalike. Probably a lookalike… maybe she wanted more money? I’m not sure if the person on the far left is a man or a woman.

Burr Tillstrom was a friend of Dorothy. Fans of his TV show included Orson Welles, Tallulah Bankhead and John Steinbeck.

Fran died of myelodysplasia in Sherman Oaks in 1989 of at age 81. Burr died in 1985 at age 68 in Palm Springs.

Kukla and Ollie are in the collection of the Chicago History Museum.

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Let’s Have a Kiki

by Chexy on June 22, 2012

via Brian P.

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Friday Face: Paul Lynde

by Chexy on June 8, 2012

Paul Lynde was born June 13, 1926 in Mount Vernon, Ohio. In recognition of his birthday, and Gay Pride month, Paul is today’s Friday Face.

For most gay men of a certain age (like you, Kevin), Paul Lynde was the first image of a gay man they ever saw on television. Whether it was his snarky comments on “Hollywood Squares” or his hilarious turn as Uncle Arthur on “Bewitched,” he was one of the few gay types on the tube being… well, gay.

On “Hollywood Squares” he was once asked, “Why do Hell’s Angels wear leather?” His answer: “Taffeta wrinkles.”

An obese child, he made his way through high school as class clown. Later a graduate of Northwestern University, where his friends included Cloris Leachman and Charlotte Rae.

His big break came when he made it into the Broadway show “New Faces of 1952,” cast alongside another “Bewitched” alum-to-be, Alice Ghostley, and a little-known singer named Eartha Kitt. Paul shed a hundred pounds.

In 1960, director Gower Champion hired him for the Broadway production of “Bye, Bye Birdie,” which featured the hit song, “Kids.” It ran for three years. He was also cast in the film. He drank too much.

In 1965, a young actor, Bing Davidson, said to be his lover, fell to his death from the 8th story window of their Drake Hotel room in SFO. Somehow, the event was kept out of the press and did not affect Paul’s career. Perhaps it was because the accident was witnessed by two cops.

Paul guest-starred on dozens of sitcoms and variety shows. In 1972, he had his own sitcom, “The Paul Lynde Show,” which ran for just one season.

Paul never officially “came out” as gay. He didn’t have to. It just wasn’t done in “those days.” It was what’s called “an open secret.” In 1976, he made the cover of People. It was not an “I’m Gay” issue.

Nice shirt.

He bought Errol Flynn’s old house in Hollywood, later selling it for a home in Beverly Hills.

Lynde was arrested in 1978 outside of a gay bar in Salt Lake City while working on “The Donny and Marie Show.” He still drank a lot and was nasty when he did. He had a drunk driving arrest. He got sober and drug-free in 1981.

Paul was found dead at age 55 in his Beverly Hills home on January 11, 1982. Heart attack. He is buried next to his brother and sister in Amity, Ohio.

Seth McFarlane, creator of “American Dad,” says that Roger the Alien was modeled after Lynde.

For his fabulousness, guts, and for being himself, the beloved Paul Lynde is today’s Friday Face.

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JCPenney Gay Dad Ad Nothing New

by Chexy on June 7, 2012

There’s some hoopla about this ad for JCPenney, touting a pair of gay dads and their children, but…

This Hanes ad from 1950 probably started it all. I know some won’t have any trouble getting dad to play.

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Obama Supports Gays

by Chexy on May 9, 2012

In a historic announcement, President Obama today announced his support for John Travolta to be gay.

No word yet from the Scientologists, but they should be pleased. Lawyers are expensive.

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Sharon Needles Wins!

by Chexy on May 1, 2012

Sharon Needles has won RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4, and all is right with the world. The weird boy in school, Aaron Coady of the unlikely Newton, Iowa, has been crowned — and we are all better for it. Hooray for the steel mills of Pittsburgh that forged this gorgeousness into an instant legend.

Giving a star-mix of wit and spooky fun, the face of drag is forever changed, as she joins the pantheon of ladyboy greats who sashay their way through the dragalaxy!

Congratulations to Sharon, for gallantly representing triumph over bullies, wit over anger, and gore with the glitz. She is, at once, a star in our bloody hearts!

Watch the full episode below.

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