Pop singer, Adam Lambert, made statements about how he uses the phrase "Hey Gurl."
Lambert also lumped Sam Smith into his statements:
I think with me and Sam, there’s definitely an understanding there, like: ‘Hey gurl, how you doing?’ [laughs] But you know, there’s only a few of us actually, on a mainstream level. I think we’re building a little clique, I hope, but I haven’t met that many. I mean, Elton John is amazing, what a sweetheart, and Boy George is also incredible. I’ve sat down and had lunch with him before, he’s so smart and has been though A LOT, and now he’s in a really good, healthy space, and loves music and is DJing and is still really connected to pop culture. He was really interesting to talk to.”
All this came in reply as to whether or not there's a "fraternity" among certain gay male musicians.
I found the article here.
I thought one of the comments said it best:
I guess Ricky Martin, Lance Bass, George Michael, Michael Stipe, Clay Aitken, etc. don’t respond to “hey hurl”.
Tony and I have been going to the beaches in Provincetown since 1995. We once sat behind a gay couple with Boston accents and they referred to each other with feminine pronouns and "hey gurl," too. We couldn't help but overhear them and their really bad disco music. We tried to be patient, but we eventually got up and moved as far away from them as we could get.
Fire Island Blaze
It's interesting because I didn't see much about this anywhere else. Ten years ago I would have heard about this all over the place. For those who don't know, Fire Island is a long time gay ghetto off Long Island, NY, where gay men have been gathering during the summer months since long before most of us were even born.
And this week there was a huge fire there that burned a few well known gay landmarks.
Officials say many structures, including the famed Grove Hotel, the Ice Palace, and the Holly House, were all destroyed by the inferno, which affected “the entire downtown business district” near Holly Walk and Bayview Walk.
The Ice Palace nightclub, in particular, is a Fire Island institution. In addition to being a popular venue for circuit parties, its stage has hosted some of the biggest gay icons in the business including Liza Minnelli, Carol Channing, Lady Gaga, Chita Rivera, John Waters and Justin Vivian Bond.
There's more here.
Fire Island is one place with which I'm not too familiar. I do know people who go out there often, but I've always preferred the Hamptons.
Tim Oakes' Full Frontal Nudity
This isn't new, but I must have missed it. I don't think I've ever posted about it in my humble quest to find more male full frontal nudity that isn't considered "porn."
Sandbach RUFC rugby star Tim Oakes has an enduring, timeless appeal — or at least his full-frontal nude pic does. Although some queer sites are claiming the photo just leaked, it’s actually been circulating for at least five years and appeared in this NSFW compilation video that was posted in 2009. A quick Google search indicates the Welsh athlete posed for many more explicit photos, none of which we can post here. And there’s even rumor of a, ahem, solo video out there somewhere.
You can check that out here. The link that is there to see the nude photo doesn't work, so I found this one. This won't let you down. It might even bring out the more artistic side of you. It did me.
Side note: has anyone else noticed there's this new trend now where men are doing full frontal nude shots, "accidentally" linking them to the public, and then removing them as fast as they can? What's up with THAT? Don't you guys know that when you do that you not only defeat the purpose but you really turn people off big time.
The Way We ALMOST Were
A Gay Parody