Boy George: ‘I slept with Prince’
Boy George has said he has slept with Prince.
During the show’s live audition stage the Voice coach made the claim in front of a studio audience, bringing production to a halt.
‘[It] sent the audience absolutely wild and forced producers to stop filming,’ an insider told The Sun.
Boy George talked with the other UK Voice coaches Will.i.am, Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky Wilson and singer Paloma Faith on the subject of who they’d all duetted with in the past.
The gay singer-songwriter said: ‘I have duetted with some of the greatest soul singers in history including Luther Vandross and Smokey Robinson.’
Paloma responded: ‘Well OK, if we’re throwing big soul names out there I’ve performed with Prince.’
To which Boy George replied: ‘Forget that, darling, I’ve slept with Prince.’
The crowd went wild, the source said: ‘Production staff had to come up on stage and speak to them.
‘After that, Boy George started backtracking saying that he hadn’t really slept with Prince and that, he just had his poster on his wall in reality.
‘But as far as the crowd were concerned the cat was already out of the bag.’
The Voice UK returns in January on BBC 1.
June 4, 2016
Gay man beaten in St-Tite in apparent homophobic attack
A 21-year-old gay man from Trois-Rivières believes he was the target of a homophobic attack at the Festival Western de St-Tite in Quebec’s Mauricie region.
Mathieu Grégoire had to be treated in hospital after the Friday attack.
“I looked at him and said ‘you’re super hot’, said Grégoire. “The guy thought I was saying he was drunk, and that I was insulting him.”
Grégoire used the French word “chaud” which means “hot”, but could also be taken to mean “drunk”.
He said his sister tried to calm the situation by telling the man that Grégoire was giving him a compliment.
Motivated by homophobia, victim says
He’s convinced that the assault happened because he’s gay.
“If the guy had called me an idiot, I would not have turned to confront him. My sister would have taken me by the hand and led me away,” said Grégoire.
On Thursday night, a man ended up in a coma after being kicked in the head. He has since regained consciousness.
“There’s no room for this type of behaviour,” festival director Pascal Lafrenière said in a written statement.
“Historically, there haven’t been problems with the festival, given it receives more than 600,000 people each year.”
May 17, 2016
Zayn Speaks About One Direction Split and Gay Relationship Rumours
Among the many things Zayn is breaking his silence on is the “shipping” of the 1D guys in relationships with one another. Namely the couplings of Harry Styles with Louis Tomlinson (“Larry”), and Niall Horan and Liam Payne (“Niam”).
Zayn told FADER: “There’s no secret relationships going on with any of the band members. It’s not funny, and it still continues to be quite hard for them.”
“They won’t naturally go put their arm around each other because they’re conscious of this thing that’s going on, which is not even true. They won’t do that natural behaviour.”
He also talks about his time in one of the world’s biggest pop groups:
“There was never any room for me to experiment creatively in the band. If I would sing a hook or a verse slightly R&B, or slightly myself, it would always be recorded 50 times until there was a straight version that was pop, generic as fuck,”
“As much as we were the biggest, most famous boy band in the world, it felt weird. We were told to be happy about something that we weren’t happy about.”
He was also asked if he enjoyed the music the band made, he answered:
“That’s not music that I would listen to. Would you listen to One Direction, sat at a party with your girl? I wouldn’t. To me, that’s not an insult, that’s me as a 22-year-old man.”
April 9, 2016
More Than 1,500 People Left Mormon Church Over New Anti-Gay Rules
Ever since she was an infant being blessed during a church naming ceremony, Lindsay Matson had been on the books of the Mormon Church. As it has done with millions of other members, the church kept note of her spiritual life as she moved from congregation to congregation, took youth leadership posts and married at age 19 in a Mormon temple.
But now, she and other Mormons upset over new church policies that declare same-sex couples apostates and restrict their children from baptism and other rites are venting their objections by demanding that their names be struck from the church’s meticulously kept records.
During the weekend, Matson and two daughters, one of whom is gay, joined more than 1,000 people lining up in a park here beside the church’s temple spires for a mass resignation. Most had not been to church in years, but they described deep ties: They had grown up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gone on missions, raised their children as Mormons. Even as their faith and attendance ebbed, they remained members on paper.
“There’s a constant contact when your name is on the record,” Matson said. “The church considers itself responsible for you.”
But walking away can be complicated, both emotionally and administratively, several Mormons at the mass resignation said.
“I’ve shed some tears,” said Kathy Franson, who said she had drifted from the church in large part because her son is gay. “It felt like a death of someone close to me. I compare it to a death, going through that mourning.”
April 2, 2016
Hornet Gay Dating App Mounts Billboard Across From GOP Debate
Hornet, a gay dating app, managed to mount a billboard directly across the street from the venue where the fourth Republican presidential primary debate took place Tuesday evening.
Founded in 2010 by gay rights activists that include Chief executive Sean Howell, Hornet—a competitor to apps like Tinder and Grindr—says it has 7 million users worldwide. The company’s billboard features a cartoon elephant chatting with a unicorn who is draped in an American flag. “Open to debate?,” the elephant asks the unicorn.
“We wanted to inject some humor and poke fun at the race,” says a Hornet spokesman. “For most gay men around the world, they don’t enjoy full equality, so it is important that at a debate like this we interject ourselves into politics even if the candidates aren’t talking about our issues.”
Hornet’s creators thought the billboard’s placement would draw attention to the lack of discussion around gay rights issues at the debates, while also poking a bit of fun at the GOP. The company’s spokesman said the billboard was inspired in part by the Religious Liberty Conference, attended by Republican presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Bobby Jindal.
March 22, 2016
‘Drop the T’ in the LGBT
An anonymous gay man has started a petition that aims to exclude trans men and women from the LGBT rights movement. Using the phrase “Drop the T,” the petition’s author demands that transgender rights be henceforth considered a separate issue from the rights of gays, lesbians and bisexual people.
In an interview with the right-leaning magazine The Federalist, the man — who the piece identified as “Clayton” — said that transgender individuals should no longer be considered a part of the LGBT movement.
In a Change.org petition addressed to U.S. LGBT rights organizations, Clayton wrote, “We are a group of gay/bisexual men and women who have come to the conclusion that the transgender community needs to be disassociated from the larger LGB community.”
Clayton — who asked to remain anonymous because he fears reprisal from the trans community — complained that the LGBT community at large heartily rejected director Roland Emmerich’s film Stonewall because it cast white, “straight-acting” fictitious characters in place of the trans women and people of color who actually participated in the historic 1969 Stonewall riot.
Clayton repeatedly asserted to the Federalist that the “majority of rioters were young, gay white men,” but offered no historical evidence to support his claims, while LGBT activists who have done extensive research on the riots are in agreement that Emmerich “whitewashed” the events of June, 1969.
March 18, 2016
Vivica A. Fox Call 50 Cent Gay on Live TV
Andy Cohen asked Vivica if she had any comment regarding 50’s opinion of “Empire” losing ratings over too much “gay stuff.”
“First of all, you know the pot called the kettle black is all I’m saying,” Vivica responded.
“Whoa,” said fellow guest Kandi Burruss in the brief silence that followed. (Kandi’s baby in her pregnant belly was probably thrown as well.)
“That was some tea! That was shade. That was major shade,” Kandi said with a scrunched face.
Andy asked Vivica to clarify her suggestion. “You’re not insinuating that…”
“That he’s gay?” Kandi asked, cutting to the chase.
Vivica coyly smoothed out her long red weave and let her silence speak for itself.
The actress did eventually answer the question, saying “he’s not” gay, but added, “He just seems like he’s got something that’s not quite clear.”
She said a Vibe cover with 50 and Soulja Boy caused her to side-eye his sexuality. Twitter Googled it immediately to find out it was actually this XXL cover from November 2010.
As the show was ending, Andy said he heard from 50’s publicist who clarified that his client was simply sharing a post (from @industryonblast_) that claimed “Empire’s” ratings dropped because of too many celebrity cameos and “gay” plots. 50’s rep told Andy that the rapper deleted the post once he saw the homophobic comments attached to it, and that they were “not a reflection of his views at all.”
March 17, 2016
Andrew Christians models get “Hot N’ Bothered”
Andrew Christian released a new video “Hot N’ Bothered”, featuring their models at “construction site zone”, looking hot and sexy. Our favorite Cory Zwierzynski and Topher DiMaggio are looking as hot as ever, as do the rest of nearly naked men.
This video shows Andrew Christian’s models who are all hot and bothered while doing some manual labor. And it will change your idea of dream home renovation forever.
Watch the “Hot N’ Bothered” video here
Here are some photos too:
December 20, 2015
Regular gay men compared to professional gay models in underwear ads
Last year, The Sun recreated gay underwear advertisement photos, swapping professional ripped gay models with just regular gay men. And the results were very interesting, because normal confident guys looked very sexy, if not sexier, than those perfectly fit models.
Queerty was inspired by this idea, and thought about recreating it. They gathered a few nice regular guys who were willing to take off their clothes for a camera, and participate in this photo session. Andrew Christian supported them by sending underwear samples to outfit those guys.
You can see the results down here:
December 19, 2015