Trump’s niece condemns him for insurrection at the capitol

San Francisco, CA – Queerty reports that Mary Trump has condemned her uncle, Donald Trump, for his role in stoking the rioting and lawless storming of the Capitol yesterday. Interviewed by Katie Couric after yesterday’s event unfolded in Washington DC, Mary, a psychologist, did not hold back. Asked for an opinion on what is going through the President’s head right now, and why he continues to cling to the narrative of the election being rigged, Mary replied: “The idea of losing is anathema to him. “As far as my grandfather was concerned the worst thing you could be was a […]

Trump rule allows LGBTQ bias as he leaves office

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on January 7, announced a new rule that will permit social service agencies and providers that receive HHS grant funding to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, as well as on the basis of religion and sex. The rule impacts HHS-supported social services ranging from foster care, adoption, HIV and STI prevention programs and refugee assistance to programs for seniors and adults and youth experiencing homelessness, and many other public health services. It will be formally published on Monday, Jan. 12, and is scheduled to […]

Anti-maskers harass shoppers at Los Angeles mall

Los Angeles, CA – Proving once again that periods of stupidity do not end with a calendar year, a group of racist, pro-Trump bullies invaded a Los Angeles mall over the weekend, sewing violence in their wake. Video of the incident circulated on Twitter on Sunday evening January 3, courtesy of journalist Samuel Braslow. The footage shows a group of about 20 people wandering the Westfield Mall in Century City, terrorizing employees of the stores and customers alike. In one instance, a violent confrontation broke out in a Gelson’s grocery store between a shopper and an unmasked woman, who claimed […]

Nineties club kid and convicted killer Michael Alig dies

New York City – David Hudson for Queerty reports that former, New York club promoter Michael Alig, 54, has died of a suspected heroin overdose. His body was found Christmas morning in the Washington Heights, New York apartment in which he was living. His boyfriend found him unconscious at around 3am and called paramedics. He was declared dead at the scene. His boyfriend told authorities Alig had been using heroin, and police found bags of suspected heroin and other drug paraphernalia in the apartment.             Alig found fame in the late 80s and early 90s as a party promoter in […]

As Trump’s clock hopefully nears the end, he turns on allies

Washington, D.C. – In his final days in the White House, Donald Trump is turning on once-faithful allies and staff, according to a new report from Axios. Sources identified as “top White House officials” told the newsmagazine that Trump is bitterly critical of “anyone who refuses to indulge conspiracy theories or hopeless bids to overturn the election,” several top officials tell Axios.             Targets of Trump’s wrath are said to include Vice President Pence, Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, White House counsel Pat Cipollone, Secretary of State Pompeo, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. According to Axios sources, Trump thinks […]

The 22nd Annual 12 Days of Christmas

Hooker & Boys celebrated 22 years of their annual fundraising event. “The 22nd Annual 12 Days of Christmas: a COVID Kinda Christmas, a Virtual Holiday” was held on Saturday, December 12, 2020. 2020 has been an extraordinary year, and no less for H&B’s 12 Days event, as we took the event to cyberspace to keep everyone as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Shawnna Alexander and Rik Newton-Treadway were our hosts as we broadcast live from the Clifton Pleasure Club in Baltimore, MD, with the help of a skeleton crew on-site, and ASL interpreters Debbie Jones, Susan Weinstein, and […]

Best LGBTQ music 2020 – Social distancing soundtrack

In more ways than anyone would care to count, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live. Near the top of the list are the ways in which we experience music. Live music venues – from concert halls and intimate clubs to festivals and cruises – were hit the hardest and the future of these performance spaces remains uncertain.   Staying productive   Fortunately, we still have plenty of recorded music to enjoy while we face the possibility of both a vaccine and further lockdowns. Some musicians have used the opportunity of isolation to create album.   Gay singer/songwriter Mike […]

Iconic Gay actor Ian McKellen thrilled to get COVID vaccine

London, England – Actor Ian McKellen, 81, is among one of the first to receive the Pfizer COVID vaccine. The gay star of movies including The Lord of the Rings and the X-Men franchises received his jab Thursday, December 17 at Queen Mary’s University Hospital in London. Local media outlets filmed him being injected. “Anyone who has lived as long as I have is alive because they have had previous vaccinations,” he said, reports the BBC. “It’s a very special day, I feel euphoric! “I would encourage everybody to do the sensible thing, not just for themselves but for everybody […]

Best LGBTQ+ movies of 2020

Let’s be honest. The moviegoing experience has lost its luster in recent years. Stadium seating is a good idea, but the pressure of having to choose seats in advance takes the fun out of the hunt. People still talk during the movie; to each other, to themselves, to the characters on the screen. Texting during movies is at an all-time high, and Apple watches illuminating throughout the theater are a distraction.   Then came the COVID-19 pandemic. Movie theater chains shuttered. While the idea of sitting in close proximity to other audience members caused us to shudder. Not that they […]

Biden make more history with communication team

Wilmington, DE – While outgoing President Trump’s legal team continued attempts to overturn election results in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris moved forward with appointments to their new administration. In an historic move, Biden and Harris have appointed all women to their White House senior communications team. They have also named other women to key posts in which a woman has never served, notably Janet Yellen as Secretary of the Treasury and Avril Haines as Director of National Intelligence. Yellen, a world-renowned economist, was previously the first woman to head the Federal Reserve. […]