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I’m just so tickled by this clever compliment from one of my blog readers: “You are my daily vitamina-reading regimen” #lucyforever

Don’t miss “The MisMatch Game” this weekend at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre!

I have friends visiting from out of town this weekend and know that making Dennis Hensley’s The MisMatch Game a part of our Saturday night will be all kinds of fun.  I can’t wait to see their reaction to the great Jackie Beat as Bea Arthur!

The latest edition of this always hilarious event will take place on Friday, September 13, and Saturday, September 14, at 8 p.m.

The side-splitting parody of the ‘70s game show has set the rafters ringing with laughter since its debut in 2004. The LA Times has called it “witty, ribald … an adventure in surrealist era bending.”

Creator, producer, and host Dennis “Gene Rayburn” Hensley will again be joined onstage by a panel of some LA’s most creative, hilarious, and demented minds. Hensley and company are once again generously donating the proceeds to benefit the Center’s array of free and low-cost services. Since its debut in 2004, The MisMatch Game has raised well over $140,000 for the Center. With kitschy prizes for volunteer contestants pulled from the audience, it’s time to dig out that leisure suit for another run of the perennial cult favorite.

Fractured celebrity impersonations include such luminaries (living and otherwise!) as Bea Arthur, Jack Nicholson, Zooey Deschanel, Ricardo Montalbán, Julia Child, Pee Wee Herman, and President Barack Obama. Visit lalgbtcenter.org/theatre for casting news. All appearances are subject to availability.

The cast on Friday, September 13, will include (in alphabetical order) Jackie Beat (Bea Arthur), Danny Casillas (Reba Areba), Jackie Clarke (Elizabeth Taylor), Danté (Jack Nicholson), Maile Flanagan (Danny Bonaduce), and Rebekah Kochan (Pamela Anderson). On Saturday, September 14, the cast will feature Jackie Beat (Bea Arthur), Daniele Gaither (Wendy Williams), Nadya Ginsburg (Cher), Chris Pudlow (Pee-wee Herman), Marc Samuel (Barack Obama), and Willam (Jessica Simpson). All appearances are subject to change. Visit lalgbtcenter.org/theatre for updates.

The MisMatch Game regularly fills the house at its irregularly scheduled gigs at the Renberg Theatre. Audiences keep coming back for the razor’s edge improv and the racy, anarchic, and decidedly un-PC wit and wildness. The Advocate honored The MisMatch Game with a “10 Best Theatre” citation that said, “This recurring Los Angeles happening re-imagines the ‘70s TV game show The Match Game with full-camp press and excellent sub-lebrity impersonations.”

General admission tickets are $15 and may be purchased online at lalgbtcenter.org/theatre or by phone at 323-860-7300. The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Renberg Theatre is located at 1125 N. McCadden Place (one block east of Highland, just north of Santa Monica Boulevard) in Hollywood 90038.

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Snapped! Gus Kenworthy, Laith Ashley, and Ross Mathews are on the covers of “Attitude” mag!

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Stoked to be sharing the October cover of @attitudemag with the beautiful @laith_ashley! Pick up your copy on newsstands now!

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I’ve been on TV nearly 18 years. As I get older and continue to work in the public eye, from time to time I worry that I should pull back and hide from the world. But the truth? I trust you all way too much to not bare my soul. In this month’s @attitudemag, I do just that. Nothing off limits. You and me. Oh, and a kickass pair of heels. I hope you enjoy. :) ………… Photography: @leighkeily Styling: @JosephKocharian Interview: @trjheap and @cliffjoannou Editor in Chief: @CliffJoannou Grooming: @groomedbymichelleharvey

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Hunky Trevor Donovan is all wet!

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39°F for 3 minutes. Does the outside temp in ur city reach 39°F in the winter? #losangeles #lovefallandorder

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Morning Round-Up: Real Housewives; George Takei; Andrew Scott; Seth Dunlap; Caitlyn Jenner; Dennis Rodman

“Real Housewives of New York” Stars Under Fire for Transphobic Remarks NewNowNext

Must-See TV for LGBTQ Viewers in Fall 2019 The Advocate

George Takei on his childhood in internment camps — and his faith in the future Los Angeles Times

Andrew Scott Says Stop Calling Him Openly Gay Instinct

Gay New Orleans Radio Host Seth Dunlap Called a ‘Fag’ by His Station’s Twitter Account Towleroad

Caitlyn Jenner Jokes About Her Transition in Comedy Central Roast Special: I ‘Retired’ My Penis People

Dennis Rodman: 10 to 20 Percent of Pro Athletes Are Gay Advocate

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Morning Man Classic: Paul Walker!


Paul Walker was one of the first Morning Men on this blog back on March 29, 2009.

Sadly, he was killed in a car accident five years ago at the age of 40. Had he lived, the blonde-haired, blue-eyed dreamboat would have turned 46 today.

Paul was best known for the Fast & Furious films but he appeared in many other movies.

I especially loved him in Eight Below, Into the Blue and Joyride.

In August 2011, Paul was again featured on this blog when his commercial for Cool Water debuted. I wrote then:

Sometimes, I don’t think we make enough of a fuss about what a hunk actor Paul Walker is.

I mean sure, we appreciate the star of the Fast and Furious franchise and such hit films as Eight Below and Into the Blue. But when he goes and does something so overtly sexy as this commercial for Cool Water, an even bigger fuss is called for.
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Discounted tickets now available for the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Hearts of Gold concert on Sept. 21

BREAKING NEWS! Discounted tickets are now available for the Center’s Hearts of Gold concert and multimedia extravaganza. Get your “Friends of the Center” discounted tickets now at this LINK and use code 50LGBT! #LGBT #lesbian #Gay #bisexual #Transgender

Greg In Hollywood meets Alyson Stoner!

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What a treat today to be able to meet and interview @alysonstoner who came by the @lalgbtcenter today. More about her visit later! #alysonstoner

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WATCH: Don Lemon visits Jimmy Kimmel!


CNN host Don Lemon was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and talked about how tired he is, the constantly changing news, being attacked and called the ‘dumbest man on television’ by Donald Trump on Twitter, his super-fan mom liking Chris Cuomo better than him on CNN, his engagement, and Jimmy offers to throw him a bachelor party.

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Celeb Instagram: 9/11 Anniversary Edition

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To the families whose lives were changed 18 years ago today: we will never forget.

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Today and always, sending all of my love to NYC. #NeverForget

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If you guys remember, it rained like crazy the night before. I was on the last flight out from New York to LA. We sat on the tarmac in the pouring rain for so long. Someone asked if any of us could get off the plane and go back to the city and fly out of NYC the next day, meaning Tuesday 9/11. As you know, the policy of the airlines is not to indulge this. I landed back from New York City at LAX in the middle of the night. A handful of hours later, I was woken up with the news of the terrorist attack. Maybe what I remember most was calling a friend of mine who worked in Midtown to see if she was okay. She told me everyone was still working in the office. They hadn’t had a lot of time to follow the news (busy day) and in true New Yorker fashion, she thanked me for checking in on her and said she would talk to me later. She did. She called me soon after, shaking, terrified, and wanted to discuss how they were all mobilizing. All my New York friends (yes, including the late, great Joan Rivers) were constantly working with Ground Zero folks, helping out every way they could. NOW, the animosity from so many neighbors in the southern part of America is especially painful. There was a time when we were all united not so very long ago. There was a time when the world was united with us. Can we remember THAT? #NeverForget

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Never forget the innocent lives lost on September 11, 2001. And never forget the heroes and first-responders who ran into danger to try and save so many lives…and to those heroes who lost their lives doing so – during and post-9/11. #NeverForget #USA #WorldTradeCenter #ThePentagon #United93

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As a kid who arrived in NYC in 1988… they were the biggest buildings I had ever seen. Massive, imposing towers… I loved being at the base looking up and I loved having dinner at the top, looking into forever. For years after… I would avoid going downtown or even looking where they should have been. My heart is with the families of those lost that day, and the brave men and women who rushed in to help us all. #neverforget #september11th

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Morning Round-Up: Elizabeth Warren; Meryl Streep; Guy Benson; Ben Platt; Gus Kenworthy

They’re gay, married and coach volleyball together on the same college team Outsports

Watch Elizabeth Warren’s Rousing Video Message From DragCon NYC NewNowNext

Meryl Streep on the Power of Making Movies for Netflix Variety

Fox News contributor Guy Benson marries partner in Napa Valley wedding; Megyn Kelly among the guests Queerty

Gus Kenworthy Leaves Little to the Imagination at Burning Man Instinct

Netflix Sets Ben Platt Concert Special The Hollywood Reporter

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Wednesday Morning Man: 9/11 hero Mark Bingham

http://www.awesomestories.com/images/user/8640a0cf9e.jpgMark Bingham was among the heroes on United Flight 93 who are thought to have fought their hijackers 18 years ago today. Their plane went down in Pennsylvania instead of a government building in Washington D.C. as was planned.

Mark’s inspiring story is the subject of the outstanding documentary With You and it is such a wonderful thing that so much video exists of Bingham from throughout what looks to have been a very full and happy life.

We see him in younger years then on the rugby field, in college, on trips abroad and through the eyes of his dynamic mother, Alice Hoagland, who is really something special.

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Alice has done a remarkable job of keeping the spirit of her rugby-playing openly gay son alive and talked to my friend Karen Ocamb eight years ago about when he son came out to her.

“I became grateful then that Mark had enough confidence in me and love for me and thought enough of me that he wanted me to be one of the first people in his life to know something very fundamental and true about himself. Even though he knew that my attitudes towards gays was vague and not accurate. I would say that I was vaguely antigay –imbued with stereotypes. I’ve had to fight through that. I am one of those lucky human beings that has done an about face and rejected a lie and embraced the truth. But I wish I had had the courage and goodness of heart to do that on my own.”

“But it took my son to do that for me by acknowledging, by telling me – challenging my stereotypes and telling me, “Mom, I’m gay.” Because of him, I have gone on a different journey in my life. And with all the important things in my life – and all the accomplishments that I have – most of them have been because I had a little boy who grew up to be a man who set me on an important life’s quest.”
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Celeb Instagram: Grigor Dmitrov & Anna Wintour! Don Lemon & Jimmy Kimmel! Colton Haynes!

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Best date ever!

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Had the best time with @jimmykimmel on @jimmykimmellive. Tune in. #jimmykimmel #jimmykimmellive #kimmel

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Sees a chiropractor once lol. I literally feel like a new person & im smiling harder than I’ve ever smiled, loving harder than I’ve ever loved, & basically feel like I’m going to save the world all because my back doesn’t hurt anymore

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Pro golfer Tadd Fujikawa reflects on coming out one year ago today: “I have lived some of my greatest moments”

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This is the pic that I posted on the day that I fully became ME. Kind of wish I picked a better selfie honestly. ????????‍♂️???? Exactly one year ago, I came out that I'm gay. I did it in hopes of helping others who were going through something similar. But I had no idea to what extent that would end up becoming. I was going to write a long post all about ME and what I have been through. But I realized that I can do a lot more. Today is #WorldSuicidePreventionDay and I'd like to share some thoughts that could hopefully be meaningful to all of us. A few years ago I was in such a bad place mentally. I was scared, terrified really. Never would I have thought I could be an out and proud gay man and still be a pro golfer. Never would I have thought I could make a difference like this. Never would I have thought I'd be at this place right now. No…this isn't where I want to be in my career (and sometimes I can get down on myself about that). But I have so much to find joy in. I'm not saying that coming out was my (or will be your) fix for all. But I will say that somehow not giving up on myself was the best decision I've ever made. I have so many people to thank for saving my life. I just hope that sharing my life can be a way of paying it forward. I hope this can be a reminder that you are not alone. A reminder that you don't have to be afraid to be yourself. A reminder that reaching out is a sign of strength and courage. A reminder that you are worthy and loved. A reminder to hold on to that little bit of hope and fight to take one step forward each day. A reminder that things can get better. Today I'm just so grateful for the times when I didn't want to be seen, when I didn't want to get out of bed, when my soul was so broken on the inside. The times where I felt like there was no hope to get better, feel better, and I was tired. It's brought me to where I am. It's made me better, stronger. And hopefully that can empower just one of you to keep going! Thank you to my family and my chosen family for all that you have done and continue to do for me. I have lived some of my greatest moments in the past year because of you…and I know there are many more to come.

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Get your tickets to Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Hearts of Gold 50th anniversary celebration at Greek Theater!




The Los Angeles LGBT Center’s big 50th anniversary celebration is less than two weeks away and all I can say is this: I. Can’t. Wait.

Even if I were not an employee of the Center (I’m a writer-editor in the Marketing and Communications Dept.), I would not miss what promises to be a night of nights.

The Center’s Heart of Gold 50th anniversary concert at the Greek Theatre will feature an star-studded lineup that includes musical performances by Sia, Rufus Wainwright, Jenifer Lewis, Thelma Houston, Ty Herndon, the Gay Men’s Chorus of LA, and Valentina of RuPaul’s Drag Race and of FOX’s live broadcast of Rent.

Also taking part in the September 21 concert and multimedia show are Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda, Kathy Griffin, Margaret ChoQueer Eyecast members Karamo Brown and Bobby Berk, Tig Notaro, Nico Santos and Zeke Smith, the cast of Good Trouble, and Bruce Vilanch.

Center CEO Lorri L. Jean describes Hearts of Gold as a “singular night of storytelling, music, and entertainment that promises to be a joyous and powerful celebration of our past achievements and future vision.”

“This will be a show unlike any other, telling the story of the Center and the LGBT movement with pride, passion, and humor,” Jean adds. “Our 50th anniversary is a historic milestone in the movement for equality and justice.”

Griffin, who currently stars in the documentary Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story, says she is honored to be a part of the epic show.

“Not only will we be raising funds for social services and housing of homeless LGBT youth, we’ll also be shining a light on the last FIFTY years of outreach this organization has supplied to Los Angeles,” the two-time Emmy and Grammy winner wrote on Instagram.

“When I moved to this city around 40 years ago, the LGBT Center was already doing incredible things,” Griffin added. “I was lucky enough to perform multiple one-woman shows over the years as a way to help give attention to, at the time, a very marginalized group. In 2019, we’ve come a LONG way, but that doesn’t mean our work is done! There are still many LGBT kids without a home, living on the street, in need of our love and support.”

Herndon described himself as “so honored” to be a part of the evening.

“I’m secretly hoping that Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin will take me on a date!” he joked on Instagram.

Tickets to Hearts of Gold are on sale now at ticketmaster.com

Neil Patrick Harris’ new book “The Magic Misfits: the Minor Third” went on sale today!

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My new book is out TODAY!! So proud of The Magic Misfits: the Minor Third – the penultimate volume in my four course middle grade reader series. Each book represents one suit of a deck of cards – this one is HEARTS, and I do hope you it. Available at your local bookshop, or there’s a link in my bio to order online. Oh, OH! And I’m doing a book tour this week, heading to DC, Dallas, Sacramento and Portland. If you’re nearby, come say hello. I’ll sign the many books you’re buying for friends..! #presumptuous #apologies #proud #magicmisfits3 #theo #levitation #somanyhashtags @littlebrown @buildseriesnyc

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WATCH: Ben Platt has released new video for “Rain”

Tony Award-winning actor and singer Ben Platt today dropped a video for Rain, his uplifting anthem dedicated to fighting past feelings of heartbreak and choosing love. The new video, directed by James Larese, sees a downtrodden Platt pull into an abandoned gas station as a text message comes across his phone, reading, “I’m all in … u?”

Platt’s new video comes just a day after it was announced that his upcoming sold-out performance at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall will be filmed and transformed into a Netflix concert special. While the special has yet to be given an air date, you can still catch Platt on Netflix this month: His new Ryan Murphy-helmed television show The Politician debuts Sept. 27.

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Darren Criss on “heading back to the house of Murphy” to star in and exec produce “Hollywood”

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Honored to say that I’m heading back to the House of Murphy where I’ll be starring in but also executive producing HOLLYWOOD with Time’s King of Television. Late last year, @mrrpmurphy and I had dinner where he shared that he wanted to do a period piece that was young and optimistic. We landed on the idea of a series covering several narratives from 1940s Hollywood. We both left that evening feeling super excited about its potential. Two days later Netflix bought it. Not only is that a testament to the magic of Ryan Murphy, it’s a reminder of the kind of thing that can only happen in Hollywood…literally. Limited Series coming to @netflix May 2020.

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Morning Round-Up: Antoni Porowski; Aaron Schock; Pete Buttigieg & Elizabeth Warren; Jerry Falwell Jr.

Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski knows he’s a sex symbol Pink News

Aaron Schock Showed Up to an L.A. Gay Bar and Got an Earful from an Outspoken Drag Queen Towleroad

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Mayor Pete Buttigieg Will Attend LGBTQ Forum Advocate

Jerry Falwell Jr. insists photos of him at Miami circuit party are fake, photographer shows receipts Queerty

Milo Yiannopoulos, Straight Pride Grand Marshal, Is Totally Broke NewNowNext

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A Star is Born: US Open champion Bianca Andreescu pays visits to Jimmy Fallon and Robin Roberts

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Tune in tonight @fallontonight!! It was so fun being on the show. You’re even more awesome in person @jimmyfallon

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My first thought this morn…#WhoDat!! My beloved @saints begin the season with an exciting come from behind win! Also enjoyed spending time with @usopen champ @biancaandreescu_ and appreciated what she said about visualization: “We create our reality with our minds.” So instead of you’ll believe it when you see it…you’ll see it when you believe it! #TuesdayThoughts

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