Claudette Colbert and Joel McCrea have a field day in the zany Preston Sturges comedy Palm Beach Story (1942).
With able support from such Sturges comic regulars as William Demarest, Jimmy Conlin, Roscoe Ates and with a brilliant comedic turns by Rudee Vallee and Mary Astor, it’s a happy, slapstick, free for all, loaded with sophisticated dialogue, unexpected reversals and sexy innuendos. The perfect way to start the New Year off with a bang!Steve Hayes
University of California Santa Barbara student Carlos Flores claims the school’s LGBT resource center is using tuition and tax dollars “to talk about how to sodomize overweight men.” He's objecting to the center’s upcoming discussion of the book, Fat Gay Men: Mirth, Girth, and the Politics of Stigma.
Three gay Atlanta men killed in car crash. 33-year-old Adam Bailey, 24-year-old Cordel Fowler, and 36-year-old Esu Manzano were all killed instantly.
Texas man arrested in connection with hit-and-run death of 21-year-old gay man Michael Alexander Hill.
This is 38-year-old Andre Davids and 34-year-old Kurtland Ma. Davids stabbed Ma forty times, disemboweled him, and stuffed Ma's organs into his mouth, all because he thought Ma was going to leave him.
This is 26-year-old Mashawn Sonds. He has been convicted of first-degree assault as a hate crime for the 2014 assault on Native American trans woman Kimy Hartman. The attack left her with permanent brain damage.
Back in 2001, Richard Allen Masterson - now 42 - murdered 35-year-old Houston drag queen of Darrin Shane Honeycutt. His execution is scheduled for 20th January.
Taurus Buchanan was 16-years-old when he threw a fatal punch in a street fight amongst kids. The US justice system locked him up for life. Nearly a quarter of a century later, Taurus has a shot at freedom.
National Review comes out against Trump: “Donald Trump is a menace to American conservatism who would take the work of generations and trample it underfoot on behalf of a populism as heedless and crude as The Donald himself.”
His life matters. The story of Akai Gurley. "In November 2014, Akai Gurley was shot and killed by a rookie police officer in the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project. As the officer’s trial begins, Gurley’s family and friends tell BuzzFeed News the definitive story of the man they lost."
Failure factories. "On Dec. 18, 2007, the school board in Pinellas Country, Florida, voted to abandon integration. They justified the decision with bold promises: Schools in poor, black neighborhoods would get more money, more staff, more resources. They delivered none of that. A 5-part investigation."
Dispossessed in the land of dreams. "Suzan Russaw is 70 years old. She lived in affordable Palo Alto housing for decades. Then, in 2013, she was forced to move into her car. On the new homeless of Silicon Valley."
ISRAELWelcome to Tel Aviv, habibi. "He's unconscious as we pull him up from the floor, too much G apparently; his body is cold and limp. I'm not sure how long he was passed out on the balcony; I passed by a few times and figured that someone else would take care of him, but no one did. His boyfriend is downstairs getting fucked; apparently this sort of thing happens all the time, one of them was always overdosing."
JAMAICA LGBT activist Maurice Tomlinson responds to a homophobic letter published in the Gleaner.
BRAZILCity of fear (March 2007) "Operating by cell phone, a highly organized prison gang launched an attack that shut down Brazil’s largest city last May, with the authorities powerless to stop it. For many in São Paulo, this vast, amorphous criminal network is the only government they have."
CUBASuperman of Havanna. "I had come to trace the story of Superman, or whatever we could find of it. It had begun as a curiosity for us but eventually evolved into a strange obsession. Here was a man with a supposedly 18-inch unit who starred in live sex shows, celebrated in Cuba and beyond, and yet virtually nothing was known about him. We were intrigued. Cuba, with profound changes afoot a year after Washington reopened relations with Havana, is having to think about what kind of country it wants to be. It’s a question that naturally calls for a clear-eyed look at the kind of country it once was. What better place to start looking than with the legend of Superman?"
The billionaire battle in the Bahamas. "Peter Nygard is a hard-partying retail tycoon, whose estate is fit for a Mayan emperor. Louis Bacon is a buttoned-up hedge-fund king, whose passion is conservation. Both are locked in an eight-year legal war with each other that has turned each man’s paradise into hell."
The duke in his domain. It's 1957. A 33-year-old Marlon Brando is holed up in a hotel suite in Kyoto, where he is filming Sayonara.
REVIEW Holiday. "[It] has plenty of ideas but fewer thoughts about exactly what to do with them. It’s a sweet gay romance where its numerous attempts to set it within a wider context don’t amount to all that far."
REVIEW Winning Dad. "[It] may have a few issues, but overall it’s a charming movie, which manages to mix drama, humour and pathos, and despite occasionally heading towards overwrought melodrama, it’s empathy more than pulls it through."
21-year-old Noah Galvin cast as Kenny, a teenager who comes out to his staunchly Irish Catholic family, in The Real O’Neals, the new sitcom based on LGBT activist Dan Savage’s early life.
Dustin Lance Black and Gus Van Sant are reuniting for When We Rise, eight-hour gay rights miniseries.
Coming soon from HBO. The Deuce, which takes place in Times Square during the rise of the porn industry in the '70s, and starring James Franco as mobster twins Vincent and Frankie Martino. From the creators of The Wire.
The Prancing Elites Project's Kareem Davis was diagnosed HIV-positive just before work started on the first season of the show. Here's his story.
Former Desperate Housewives actor Charlie Carver has come out as a "proud gay man".
Out actor (and writer/director of gay indie flick Soft Lad) Leon Lopez to guest star on EastEnders.
Joivan Wade (Youngers, Doctor Who) joinsEastEnders as "killer preacher" Lucas Johnson's son Jordan.
Sian Blake, the former EastEnders actress, and her two children, 8-year-old Zachary, 4-year-old Amon, were murdered over Christmas. Police have now arrested Blake's partner Arthur Simpson-Kent in Ghana.
Al Jazeera America shutters all TV and digital operations.
Robert Banks Stewart, the writer who created iconic Doctor Who monsters the Zygons, and created the longrunning '80s drama Bergerac, is dead. He was 84.
WATCH Don't miss the brilliant London Spy, a five part series about Danny, a club kid who falls in love with a mysterious stranger, Alex; a teaser for the new web series About Him;andnew web series Last Will & Testicle.
The confessions of R. Kelly. "This is a story about an entertainer named R. Kelly. It is a story about the remarkable, but also very strange, pop talent he has. It is a story about the difficult places he came from and the ways they may, or may not, have shaped who he has become. It is also the story of a man who has been publicly accused of multiple sexual offenses with underage women, and who stood trial for making child pornography. He was eventually acquitted of that charge, and his career has continued uninterrupted, but for the most part he has evaded even the most basic questions that might help people understand what is true about him."
R. Kelly has come out in defense of Bill Cosby. Or as Dlisted puts it, "R. Kelly defending Bill Cosby is like Sarah Palin endorsing Donald Trump as president."
LISTEN Pet Shop Boys - Inner Sanctum, the first taster from the upcoming album Super.
Former X Factor contestant Marcus Collins flaunts it on the beach with Robin Windsor.
In the jungle (May 2000). "How American music legends made millions off the work of a Zulu tribesman who died a pauper."
Prayers for Richard. "Little Richard is 83, confined to a wheelchair, and living in the penthouse suite at the Hilton in downtown Nashville. He says he’s never performing again." WATCH Out actor, director and singer Leon Lopez - (Let's Go) Around Again; and Indiana Queen - I Don't Know What To Do.
The International Olympic Committee will no longer require transgender athletes to have undergone gender-confirmation surgery to compete.
Here's the US Men’s Gymnastics Team in Brazil. You're welcome.
Montana State rugby player Brandon Davis comes out as gay.
These, though. And finally, is Atlanta where black, gay men come to die? Yes, Walter says. Andrew explains how to look good naked; the Baddie Twinz discuss homophobia in Jamaica; and Qaadir extols the virtues of being fired...
See you kids next week - it's been emotional! Zee Jai
"I would also like to take this opportunity to squash the persistent rumours about mysterious 'disappearances' and emphasize that rural and urban areas are now enjoying a life of harmony and peace. I'm sure you're glad to hear this. And I'm happy you're glad."