#BornThisDay: Patti LaBelle

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May 24, 1944- When I consider the Gay Icons, I always consider Patti LaBelle. Born Patricia Louise Holte-Edwards in Philadelphia on this day, Labelle was a member The BlueBelles, regulars on the bill at The Apollo Theater in Harlem. In the early 1960s, the girl group had success ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Writer, Armistead Maupin

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May 13, 1944- Armistead Maupin “We've always pined for the old days, & people now do it about the 1960s & 1970s. I don’t do it. I really don’t.” Maybe Maupin doesn't, but I do. His Tales Of The City books are the very essence of my halcyon days of young gaydom. A ... See the Rest

#BornThisDay: Writer, J.M. Barrie

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May 9, 1860- J.M.Barrie's Peter Pan has been a favorite story since my early childhood. The book & one of several musical versions have played an important role in my life. The annual TV viewing of the 1954 musical version starring Mary Martin was an event that I looked ... See the Rest

Watch My Conversation with Blogger/Author Kenneth Walsh

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Well, you absolutely HAVE to watch my interview with Kenneth in the 212 blogger Kenneth Walsh about his new summer blockbuster Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful? It's a memoir about growing up gay in the '70s and '80s with his hilariously dysfunctional family, and I think after watching ... Watch Now

19-Year-Old Author Alex Kazemi Talks ’90s Nostalgia with Oyster Magazine

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Author and it-boy Alex Kazemi (born: 1994) (I literally have underwear and lipsticks from 1994) talks to Oyster magazine about his penis, his new book Yours Truly, Brad Sela, and that aching nostalgia kids today feel for the '90s. WHEN THEY WERE IN UTERO. I mean REALLY. *throws ... See the Rest

Family Portrait: Oliver Dickens and his Great-Great-Great-Grampa

Nine-year-old Oliver Dickens the great great great grandson of Charles Dickens poses next to the UK's first statue of Charles Dickens unveiled in Portsmouth

This little nugget, omg. Nine-year-old Oliver Dickens, the great-great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, poses next to England's first statue of Charles Dickens (!!!) unveiled in Portsmouth. He actually looks a bit like a Dickensian street urchin, doesn't he? OMG, and he's named ... See the Rest

Bitch Please! Twilight Author Stephenie Meyer Biting the Hand That Feeds Her

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With the gazillion dollars this woman has made off us, she's letting us all know that she is overit.com and thanks for the money. When Variety asked her about Twilight, her response was,"I get further away every day. I am so over it. For me, it’s not a happy place to be." I never ... See the Rest

You Know You’re Curious: Nude Selfies of George Bernard Shaw

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New(ish)ly restored pics of the Socialist playwright and author at Amateur Photographer. ... See the Rest