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Lake is an unusual boy: he is a young man with an old soul who discovers he has an odd fixation on the elderly.
Realizing that some day, if fate allows, he will be one himself, he is particularly fascinated by old men. He imagines their age to be a beautiful thing and recognizes how these men were once young and vibrant and attractive, as he is now.
- Pier-Gabriel Lajoie plays Lake and is so charming and handsome!
Although Lake has a girlfriend his own age, named Desiree, he wonders sometimes if his fixation on old men is unnatural and unhealthy – perhaps even sexual.
When his mother, who is a nurse, takes on a management job at an old folks home, Lake jumps at her offer of a summer job as an orderly there. Gradually, Lake comes to discover that the old people in the institution are being given psychotropic drugs to keep them in a catatonic state. Lake befriends one old man in particular, Mr. Peabody, who still seems to have some fight left in him.
They begin to form a strong bond. Mr. Peabody charms Lake with romantic stories of his youth and confesses his dream of seeing the ocean one last time.
Avoiding the vigilant eye of Nurse Stone, who administers shots and pills to the old folks, Lake starts to wean Mr. Peabody off his medication. Eventually, Lake springs Mr. Peabody from the institution.
Together they embark on a road trip telling everyone they meet that the old man is his grandfather and that they’re driving to the Pacific ocean. After numerous life-changing escapades, Lake is finally ready to accept his true feelings for Mr. Peabody, but everything changes when the trip takes a sudden turn.
– Written by Bruce LaBruce
SEXY New York based singer/songwriter Nick Deutsch releases the music video for “Run,” the lead single off his EP Crazy Ride. In it, Deutsch chronicles the heartbreak he felt in the lead-up to and aftermath of a relationship breakup with another man.
Deutsch said in a blog post on his website about why he felt it was important to come out as member of the LGBTQ community with the video’s release:
I believe that regardless of career, being open is still very much a big deal, although I do appreciate and empathize with the over-arching view that “it’s no longer a big deal to be gay.” Even with Sam Smith sitting tall at the billboard top ten, we are sorely in need of supportive voices to counter the awful statistics and narratives that have historically plagued the LGBTQ community. It feels ridiculous to consider portraying myself as anything but confident with who I am as a gay man, especially within the wider context of the enormous social changes that have occurred.
Because I’m blessed to be in a position to have a voice, I consider it an honor to be different. The deeply understood reality of this quick, short life has resolved me to live it on my terms and not be ignorant to the reality that most of human suffering is tied to flexible beliefs. I’m not pushing my sexuality in anyone’s face as much as I’m being who I am. I’m not a gay songwriter as much as I’m a songwriter who happens to be gay. In regards to “Run,” I put a male actor in my video because the song was written about one. I fell in love with a boy and got my heart broken, so that’s what you’ll see.
Sexy Nick Jonas dropped a giant bombshell on the third day of his gay publicity tour through New York City’s gay club scene, telling Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen he will be playing a gay or bisexual character on television.
Nick Jonas dropped a giant bombshell on the third day of his gay publicity tour through New York City’s gay club scene, telling Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen he will be playing a gay or bisexual character on television.
In case you missed it – watch.
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Tony Bennett is no stranger to working with Pop Stars.( KD Lang, Amy Winehouse, Norah Jones, Stevie Wonder…) and now, Lady Gaga.
The long-awaited collaborative jazz album from Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, Cheek To Cheek, will be released on Streamline/Columbia/Interscope Records on Tuesday, September 23. The first taste of this new music is the classic Cole Porter song, “Anything Goes”, available today on iTunes (iTunes.com/CheekToCheek) and other digital retailers. An accompanying studio video featuring “Anything Goes” and footage from the recording sessions and moments during the making of Cheek to Cheek is currently available on YouTube and VEVO. Cheek to Cheek represents a collaboration between two legendary musical artists spanning the generations to celebrate jazz music.
Cheek To Cheek features classic jazz standards sung by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett in a combination of vocal duets and solo performances. Each song was handpicked by the artists, and the album features classic selections from the Great American Songbook including “Anything Goes,” “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing),” “Sophisticated Lady,” “Lush Life,” and the record’s title track, “Cheek To Cheek.” Recorded in New York City, the record took over a year to complete and features jazz musicians associated with both artists including members of Bennett’s quartet, Mike Renzi, Gray Sargent, Harold Jones and Marshall Wood as well pianist Tom Lanier. Jazz trumpeter Brian Newman, a long-time friend and colleague of Lady Gaga appears on the album as well with his NYC based jazz quintet. Jazz soloists on selected tracks include tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano and flutist Paul Horn, who passed away earlier this month.
Of this new project Lady Gaga commented, “Cheek To Cheek came out of a very organic friendship and relationship that Tony and I have built over the years and it truly was a collaborative effort. It was important to Tony that this was a jazz record. I’ve been singing jazz since I was a child and really wanted to show the authentic side of the genre. We made an album of jazz classics, but it has a modern twist.”
“I have been singing the Great American Songbook my entire career and all along forging a bridge between pop and jazz music. Creating this album with Lady Gaga has been a beautiful experience as she is a fantastic singer and I am hoping that all her fans will embrace this music and swing along with it.” said Tony Bennett.
Photographer Steven Klein contributed the photographs and spearheaded the artistic design for the album packaging as well as for the first official image released from Cheek To Cheek, which is featured on the “Anything Goes” cover art.
Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga first met backstage in 2011 after the two performed at the Robin Hood Foundation gala in New York City and Bennett asked Lady Gaga to sing a duet with him on his DUETS II album that he was beginning to record. “The Lady is A Tramp” was the result of that endeavor and conversations began about collaborating on a jazz project. Recently, Bennett and Gaga surprised the student body at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, a NYC public arts high school founded by Tony Bennett, when they spoke and performed for the school on the last day of classes in June. Earlier this month, Gaga surprised the Montreal Jazz Festival audience by joining Bennett on stage when he was performing at the famed jazz festival. Last night, they taped a television special that will air on PBS later this fall. The two appeared this morning on the TODAY SHOW to official announce CHEEK TO CHEEK.
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Michaelle Bachmann’s openly gay step-sister Helen LaFave speaks out this week. She talks about the Republican congresswoman’s “very, very sad legacy.”
[LaFave] couldn’t believe it when, about a decade ago, Michele began to use her position as a state senator in Minnesota to call out gays and lesbians as sick and evil and to push for an amendment to the Minnesota constitution that would prohibit same-sex marriage: precisely the kind of amendment that Minnesotans will vote on in a referendum on Election Day.
[The women] never hid their relationship from their families, Nia said, though they also didn’t force long-winded discussions about homosexuality. Their philosophy, she said, was simply to “put it out there, show ’em who we are and love ’em where they’re at, and everything will fall into place.”
They thought that was happening. At get-togethers, Nia received hugs from Michele, who traded an “I love you” with Helen, as the two always had.
From Lamda Legal:
The furor is about much more than just a chicken sandwich.
When Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy declared his opposition to marriage for same-sex couples, reaction was swift. Some LGBT groups called for a boycott, the Jim Henson Company pulled out of a merchandising deal, and politicians in Boston and Chicago said their cities would not tolerate such discrimination. But the backlash points to a bigger shift in the national conversation about the freedom to marry. We have been saying for some time now that the tide is no longer turning—it’s already turned.
A few weeks ago, more than three dozen companies signed on to a brief in support of Lambda Legal’s challenge to DOMA, the so-called Defense of Marriage Act—Microsoft, Google, Viacom, Starbucks, Xerox, CBS, eBay, the Gap and other corporations much larger than a fast-food chain. All of them agree on one thing: Discrimination is bad for business.
Last week, Jen Cast, a former Lambda Legal board member and one of Amazon.com’s first employees, emailed the company’s founder, Jeff Bezos, asking for his support in the fight for marriage equality in Washington State. Lambda Legal and the Northwest Women’s Law Centersued in 2004 for the freedom to marry in the Evergreen State, but we did not prevail in court. In February of this year, Gov. Christine Gregoire signed a marriage equality bill into law, but opponents collected enough signatures for a referendum in November.
Jen is now finance co-chair of Washington United for Marriage. She asked Bezos for $100,000 or $200,000 to help defeat the antigay initiative. Instead, she got this email from Bezos and his wife: “Jen, this is right for so many reasons. We’re in for $2.5 million. Jeff & MacKenzie.”
It is right, and not just for business leaders. Some 132 members of Congress signed on to a brief in support of Lambda Legal’s DOMA challenge. So did labor unions, bar associations, religious groups, health care professional organizations, legal scholars and historians—a groundswell of support from nearly all walks of life. The Justice Department has concluded that DOMA is unconstitutional, and has asked the Supreme Court to hear our case. And President Obama has announced his opposition to DOMA and his support of marriage for same-sex couples.
Lambda Legal has had an agenda for nearly 40 years—equality for LGBT people and people living with HIV. People like Dan Cathy are increasingly finding themselves on the wrong side of history. DOMA is on its last legs. The day will come when same-sex couples and their families can enjoy full equality under the law. More and more, that day is looking inevitable—sooner rather than later.
It used to be, a porn star past was the kiss of death. No one would hire you. Now, studios do not really care. They know you have a huge fan base already – so why not?
While the world has embraced Kim Kardashian, Dustin Zito and the litany of
others who have parlayed X-rated careers into reality television, Bravo dragged its Christian Louboutin high heels last year to admitting that the confirmed
star of its Million Dollar Listings New York, Fredrik Eklund, got his start behind the cameras showing off a different kind of high rise.
Eklund, is not ashamed of his porn
career; in 2010 he spoke candidly about his career change in a New York Times piece unambiguously titled “From Pornography to Real Estate.”
We told you about this development last March. Why it took a year to get this show on the air, who knows.
Million Dollar LIsting NY will be more of a Bravo Housewives series due to all the drama.
The characters in the New York version include Fredrik Eklund, a Swedish, gay ex-porn star turned Manhattan real estate hottie, and his business partner John Gomes. Also included will be Caroline Grane, described as a as “pretty and personable” Swedish bombshell, with the fourth cast member being Michael Lorber, a soft-spoken, smart, eligible bachelor on the show.
Sources say it appears to follow
the “Housewives” formula — strong, contrasting personalities who travel
in the same circle but each with their own story and who clash whenever
things threaten to get too boring. Scheduled for a late summer/ fall
Back to Frederik Eklund….Eklund entered a career in gay pornographic film under the pseudonym Tag Eriksson (or Tag Ericsson). He starred in the porn comedy movie The Hole (2003), and for this role won a Gay VN award for “Best Solo Scene.” He appeared in six additional gay porn films with JET SET..
Eklund became Managing Director at the New York City real estate firm CORE Group Marketing. CORE is featured on the HGTV prim and posh “Selling New York.” tv show.
Several sources say that Eklund jumped real estate firms when HGTV
refused to let the ex-porn star appear on “Selling New York.” So in
2010, he became Managing Director at Prudential Douglas Elliman.
Eklund is constantly rated as downtown New York’s “Top Luxury Broker” and was
nominated as “Rookie of the Year” by the Real Estate Board of New York.
He set record sales in 28 buildings in Manhattan last year and is often
spotted showing apartments to top name celebrities.
is celebrating today!
Less than 24 hours after it was passed by the Illinois House of Representatives, the state Senate voted to approve a measure that would allow gay couples to enter into civil unions in Illinois.
Governor Pat Quinn has already pledged to sign SB1716, the “Illinois Religious Freedom Protection and Civil Union Act,” which was co-sponsored by openly gay Rep. Greg Harris.
The measure passed in the Senate by a 32-24-1 vote Wednesday, and the passed the Illinois House by a 61-52 majority vote on Tuesday.
“This is a legacy vote,” Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago) said on the Senate floor. “It makes a statement about the justice for which we stand.” The Chicago Tribune reports that Steans was referencing the civil rights movement and Martin Luther King, urging colleagues to bend “the moral arc of justice.”
Civil unions would provide legal recognition of gay couples and give them some of the same benefits automatically available to married couples, including the right to visit a sick partner in the hospital, disposition of a deceased loved one’s remains and the right to make decisions about a loved one’s medical care.
The Illinois Religious Freedom and Civil Union Act will also protect the rights of religious institutions to define marriage as they choose, and will be available to any couple, same-sex or opposite-sex, in a committed relationship who are: 18 years of age or older, not in an existing marriage or civil union, and are not related. It would take effect July 2011.
On the flip side of this happy coin, a couple of anti-gay candidates are running for the Mayor’s job, which will be determined in February. The city has been “pro-gay” for years under Daley, but the tide may change….
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Meet Devin & Glenn–
two gents who met, fell in love, got married, and then had to deal with the consequences of that decision. From obnoxious in-laws (Tom Arnold) to passive aggressive fights over dinner, Devin & Glenn have the same problems that most married couples deal with–and that’s the point.
The folks behind this video wanted to show that marriage is marriage regardless of the sexuality of its inhabitants. Their campaign, “Make Homosexuals Marry,” was created to “keep the ‘No on 8’ debate active in hopes that, through humor, a dialogue continues,” said writers/directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon.
The small group behind this video worked entirely for free–everyone from actors to craft service donated their efforts.
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