Briefs: “Compare and Despair,” Meet the Gaybros, and One Mom is Horrified at Kevin Keller’s First Kiss

Birthday shoutouts go to David Duchovny (above), who is 53, Charlize Theron is 38, and Michael Shannon is 39.

Rod Snyder, the outgoing President of Young Democrats of America, has come out.

President Obama Defends Gay Rights, Has ’No Patience’ For Russia On Discrimination

Meet the Gaybros. Wasn’t there another group a few years ago that was pretty much the same thing?

Perfect People planning Perfect wedding, blah, blah, blah.

Uh-Oh, It sounds like I need the services of psychotherapist Matthew Dempsey, who talks about gay men and their need to “Compare and Despair.” I know he’s legit, and the advice is sincere, but when he says things like “For instance, it you just landed a regional commercial, you’re really excited about that, until later on, you discover that a close friend landed a recurring role on True Blood, the commercial might not seem like such a success anymore,” I can’t help wondering if this is parody.

Below you can see Dan Parent talk about Kevin Keller’s first gay kiss, which is happening in the new issue. The shrill harpy featured is a perfect stand-in for OMM.

Novak busts a move. Don’t quit your day job, Nole … whatever that is. I’m kidding!

And here’s The Weekly ShoutOUT™. Each week we’re going to focus on one out athlete/performer and feature a daily pic and career timeline. We’ll be showcasing the big names, but also the lesser-known gay celebs who deserve more recognition. This week we give a ShoutOUT to … Ben Whishaw. Ben was nominated for the British Academy Film Award for Rising Star and European Film Award for Best Actor in 2006 for the batshit Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Now, presenting … THE TOP 40 HORROR FILMS OF THE 80’S! Journey with me back to the birth of the Dead Teenager movie (actually, that began in the 70’s, so I guess it would be the Afterbirth Of The Dead Teenager Movie), the last gasps of the Italian Horror Masters, and the franchises that still continue today. Yes, your Freddy, Jason, and Chucky will be represented, but I’m also going to pay tribute to the obscurities that deserve to be seen. At #15 is … The Funhouse

GUNTHER! Yes, its’ another deformed maniac on the loose, and another 80’s classic HBO showed round the clock way back when. Elizabeth Berridge (who I adore, if you get the chance, catch her as tennis great Rosie Casals in When Billie Beat Bobby) and her friends are hunted through a carnival funhouse. Co-star Cooper Huckabee is one of the hottest horror himbos of the 80’s, and it also has Sylvia Miles. Sylvia Miles, people! This could easily be in the top ten, which shows how tight this list is getting.

Congrats to iheartfrosty , who was the first to correctly guess that yesterday’s Pixuzzle™ © ® was Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Here’s today’s Pixuzzle™ © ®. Here are characters from a famous TV show. Can you name it?


Frederick Valentin

80's Pop Culture Expert, Shooting At The Walls Of Heartache.