If you are going to do it , do it right, Scooter LaForge has the passion and drive throughout his work that I long for it when I am in its absence. Scooter has coupled up with the dynamic Patricia Field and team to create unique wearable art and will be available exclusively at the famed Bowery Street boutique and online at www.patriciafield.com. Scooter, work it out! Two snaps up and a figure eight.
Boy George is right on the money. This may be a case where, the younger gays won’t understand because they only know the “now”, but being slightly older (coughs), comparing the late 80’s and early 90’s to now, today people are homogenized. We don’t really have any Boy Georges, Cyndi Laupers,Graces Jones etc anymore, although Lady Gaga is laying down a good effort. Decades ago the youth were bursting with self expression, trying to stand out and be abnormal. Nowadays, it’s close to impossible to stick out. Did the essence of individuality peak in the late 80’s?
Boy George: Gay Men Try to Fit In
In speaking about the brutal attack of a longtime, and flamboyant, gay friend, Boy George discussed the pressures on gay men to assimilate.
Speaking to The Guardian, George discussed how his friend Philip Sallon, recently attacked in London, was part of the outlandish New Romantic movement in the early 1980s.
“People aren’t so individual any more,” George told the newspaper. “There is this sense of why would you want to stand out and make a show of yourself?” He added: “You can find that sort of attitude in the gay community too. That if you are an exhibitionist you are somehow spoiling the big assimilation. Most gay men go out of their way to look normal and fit in, but Philip is not of that breed.”
George decried recent antigay violence in London, and said the presence of gay people on television doesn’t mean homophobia has gone away.Geao
I have a confession to make. Back in the early 90’s when I was a wee young thing sporting orange spit curls and platform sneakers I PEED AT A URINAL NEXT TO BOY GEORGE AT SOME RANDO NIGHT CLUB! Touch me if you want, or I’ll sign your panties, true story. I did not gawk over and down to see if in fact he did have a pecker. But unlike those doubters out there, I BELIEVE THAT YOU DO HAVE MALE EQUIPMENT. YOU’RE WELCOME.
Ex-Romance Won’t Block Culture Club Reunion
His former romance with bandmate Jon Moss will not stand in the way of the upcoming Culture Club reunion, Boy George declared.
By Advocate.com Editors
Boy George said that his former romance with Culture Club bandmate Jon Moss will not stand in the way of the group’s highly anticipated reunion in 2012.
According to Digital Spy, “The singer, who secretly dated drummer Jon Moss during the band’s peak, said the pair now have a ‘healthier’ relationship, after Moss married a woman and went on to have children.”
The Karma Chameleon singer told The Sun, “Oh no. We’re really good mates. Jon has got kids now — beautiful kids and we’re definitely over each other.”
Culture Club plans to reunite for a U.K. tour to celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary next year, with a comeback album produced by Mark Ronson.
The thing about Richard Simmons is that his freak, trumps his gay , which in turns makes him more acceptable by the popular majority. Growing up I saw public figures like him and Boy George , but didn’t know how to categorize them in my mind. There were, queers, jocks, actors,musicians but I didn’t know what Mr Simmons was, really. He wears negative length shorts, nude tights and a picked out white mans afro. I was afraid to be caught watching him in fear that I would be busted, of what I don’t know. I have to admit something to you, I LIKE RICHARD SIMMONS. He’s funny, outrageous and doing his own thing ( I applaud) . Growing out of my peculiar somewhat homephobic views on flaming queens, I accept Richard in all his lady like glory. Keep on keepin’ on Mr Simmons
Questions I have for Richard Simmons: Are you gay ( out) ? How old are you? Are you selling a book, video or clothing because I see you all over my televisions this week? Lets do some digging.
Richard facts and Quotes
1.Everyone who really knows me knows that I am a serious collector of many B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L dolls!
2. MARCH 25–Richard Simmons was arrested yesterday and charged with assaulting a Harley Davidson salesman during a confrontation at a Phoenix airport. No, that is not a joke. The 54-year-old fitness guru (5′ 7″, 155 pounds) laid the smackdown on one Chris Farney, a 23-year-old Mesa man (6′ 1″ and 255 pounds) who happens to cage wrestle in his spare time. MORE
3. According to Richard Simmons’ website, in the past three decades since he has become a fitness expert, he has “helped millions of overweight men and women lose close to 3,000,000 pounds.” How much fat is that? Compare that fat to food, and it’s enough to fill up a football stadium.
|“I might as well be gay. And not just because I love rhinestones and Barbara Streisand. But because I’m a sensitive person who is supportive of gay people the same way I’m sensitive to grossly obese people and ugly people.” Richard Simmons quote|
|“Back in the 70s and 80s, women felt the discrimination of being overweight. And now 35% of the letters I receive are from men.”|
With our communities “It Gets Better” campaign in full effect, I have also been softened to the feelings of our queer youths. I have often been called “different” and have often responded in a F*** You manner in an auto self defense mechanism. But in my ripe old age I wear “different” as a badge of honor. I mean, who wants to be regular? Who remembers regular people after they’re 6 feet under?
If our world was a homogenized vanilla water downed mess, I would be quite bored. Through technology our universe has become much smaller. We brush elbows with our gay brothers and sisters in India or South Africa just as easily if they were across the street. This making diversity at an all time high and unfortunately some could argue, tolerance at an all time low (my must we go backwards, isn’t it common knowledge that it’s harder to swim up stream?)
The most wonderfully influential people of recorded history have always stood out as corky, bizare, “other than”, with cause, fighting for a something , yet to be worthy by the majority (such as civil rights). Who remembers those “vanilla” artist that have no unique traits, but molded but talent agencies ( one hit wonders). From my childhood I remember Cyndi Laupers checkered board hair, Elvis‘ swaying hips, Willie Nelsons stringy beard, Elton Johns unimaginable looks, Sid Viscous and Johnny Rotten ( my heros from 1986-1990), Boy George (expanding my mind of gender) and Vincent Vangough guiding me with the strength of paint brush. You cannot create ” different”, it just is. Plus being “different” can be financially rewarding, just saying. Who’s got bank?
different |ˈdif(ə)rənt|adjective1 not the same as another or each other; unlike in nature, form, or quality: you can play this game in different ways. | ( different from/than) the car is different from anything else on the market.• informal novel and unusual : try something deliciously different.
2 distinct; separate : on two different occasions.
To those pictured below, you made it known to me that different was A-O-KAY! Celebrate diversity!
I didn’t mean this to be a public service announcement but,
It REALLY Does Get Better!
( if this bitter queen believes, so can you! )