NO HOMO Nothing gay at all about hanging your Twink 16 year-old son from a cross. On Friday, Greg Locke, the rabidly anti-LGBT pastor of Global Vision Bible Church in Tennessee posted a video to Twitter showing the church’s re-enactment of Christ’s crucifixion, featuring his 16-year-old son as Jesus.
— Pastor Greg Locke (@pastorlocke) April 10, 2020
HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY to Lil Nas X.
#FBF Boot Edge Edge
ROCKET MAN Poz reports, “The new coronavirus will not slow down superstar Elton John’s HIV advocacy. The rock icon announced on social media that his AIDS foundation is launching a $1 million COVID-19 emergency fund specifically targeting the needs of the HIV community. According to the Elton John AIDS Foundation’s website, EJAF.org, the fund is accepting applications until Thursday, April 23.”
View this post on Instagram
Today, I’m proud to announce that my Foundation @EJAF is launching a $1million COVID-19 Emergency Fund to make sure that our frontline partners can respond to the effects of COVID-19 on HIV care for the most marginalised communities around the world. Now and always, I’m committed to not leave anyone affected by HIV behind. Click on the link in my bio for more info. Sending love to all of our Foundation’s partners, grantees, supporters, frontline workers and members of our community during this time. xx
John says on the post, “Today, I’m proud to announce that my Foundation @EJAF is launching a $1million COVID-19 Emergency Fund to make sure that our frontline partners can respond to the effects of COVID-19 on HIV care for the most marginalised communities around the world. Now and always, I’m committed to not leave anyone affected by HIV behind. Click on the link in my bio for more info. Sending love to all of our Foundation’s partners, grantees, supporters, frontline workers and members of our community during this time.”
MADONNA in Quarantine.
— Madonna (@Madonna) April 9, 2020
THE JEDI WAY of social distancing from one Ben Solo.
im carrying this lightsaber to promote social distancing
— Emo Kylo Ren (@KyloR3n) March 24, 2020
THE SITH WAY to battle COVID-19.
i wear a mask for my grandfather
— Emo Kylo Ren (@KyloR3n) April 3, 2020
SOME DICK for Good Friday.
GRATUITOUS Lach from Down Under.
I forgot about this pic.twitter.com/bcJZ6yt89u
— Lach (@romeohomo) April 4, 2020
TRAILER OF THE DAY LEGO DC: Shazam! Magic and Monsters It’s high time the Justice League took notice of Shazam! (Sean Astin), but joining the world’s greatest team of superheroes is a lot harder when they’ve all been turned into kids. LEGO DC: Shazam! Magic and Monsters will teach Billy Batson the virtues of trust as the hero fights off Mr. Mind and Black Adam. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC and the LEGO Group, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital starting April 28, 2020, and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD on June 16, 2020.
FLASHBACK FRIDAY To the best fight scene of 2019: Commander Michael Burnham-Sarek and Captain Philippa Georgiou on Star Trek: Discovery, Season 2 Episode 7 Light and Shadows. Discovery season 3 is coming soon!
TWEET OF THE DAY COBRA will protect you. Knowing is half the battle.
“I got laid off and lost my insurance.”
“Oh well good news you’re eligible for COBRA.”
“An international terrorist organization dedicated to overthrowing an American paramilitary group that operates with impunity.”
“But do you-“
“Yeah we have healthcare, duh.”
— Mobile Suit GunDan HeavyArms (@DanUmthun) April 3, 2020
DISPATCH from Dr. Charlie Franchino: While many of us think Trump has completely bungeld the pandemic, his polls numbers tell a different story in American’s perception of the job he is doing. He has been near the highest approval rating of his presidency. It’s not hard to understand why. The media is again doing its job to ensure his reelection in several ways.
They cover his daily 2 hour briefings from end to end. Trump can’t hold in person rallies and these briefings have filled the void.While his rallies got some coverage now they reach all Americans. He takes pleasure in bashing the press, lies with impunity and bullies those on stage with him. Afterwards we get the same CNN/MSNBC commentators in high dudgeon. Why not just cut to the briefing when the scientists are talking? Then compile a video of his lies and refute them with facts and no bluster.
Hydroxchloroquine- I have no idea if this drug works yet NYC is giving it to nearly every patient who enters a hospital. Trump shamelessly promotes the drug as a near cure. Like it or not it gives people hope. Yet when CNN and MSNBC cover the issue they reflexively put out their own disinformation. Nearly every commentator and scientist decry the use of the drug as “dangerous” and it could kill you. They almost always fail to mention that those at risk have underlying cardiac or kidney issues. And if a drug has a fatality profile why do any of us take any drug at all? I’m on a statin which are among the most prescribed drugs in this country and they have dramatically lowered incidence and death from heart disease. Yet all the statins have a fatality profile. Should we all stop taking them? Viewers understand this and it just looks like politics over science. It gives Trump an opening to discredit experts which has been a hallmark of his presidency.
Economy-Everyone wants the country opened back up. Trump continually teases a re-opening date and again it gives people hope. Cue the scientists who insist we must be closed down for 18-36 months and barely a mention of the economic pain it will cause.It’s easy for Trump to portray the opposition as supporting economic catastrophe.. Seems to me Cuomo gets it right here-set a tentative opening date and move the goal post if necessary.
This pandemic is tailor made for an authoritarian president. He is already undermining the credibility of the November elections. He refuses to ramp testing up lest we find out how many Americans are really infected. He blames everyone else for his failures even though all of those he criticizes have been doing exemplary jobs. And it’s all working thanks to our lame media. Russiagate, Ukrainegate were strikes one and two and the pandemic is strike 3 for the resistance. It’s not too late for the media to wake up and stop ensuring his re-election but if in 2016 they lived in a liquid bubble the media of 2020 live in a hardshell one. FiveThirtyEight is tracking Donald Trump’s approval ratings throughout his presidency.
MOTIVATION by Brendan Shucart
Make your bed,
and a nourishing breakfast.
Shower away the previous day.
Dress yourself in anything that doesn’t feel like giving up.
Don’t give up.
NEW TIGER KING The eighth episode of Tiger King — an after show” hosted by comedian Joel McHale — will premiere Sunday. “On April 12, Netflix will release an eighth installment called The Tiger King and I,” McHale says in a Twitter teaser, sporting a “NETFLIX” stomach tattoo similar to the “PRIVATELY OWNED BY JOE EXOTIC” tattoo on the star’s ex-husband, John Finlay, in the show.
The Tiger King and I — a Tiger King after show hosted by Joel McHale and featuring brand new interviews with John Reinke, Joshua Dial, John Finlay, Saff, Erik Cowie, Rick Kirkman, and Jeff and Lauren Lowe — will premiere April 12 pic.twitter.com/8fbbNdaiDA
— Netflix (@netflix) April 9, 2020
MEANWHILE Rob Lowe announced he may play Joe Exotic in a scripted adaptation from producer Ryan Murphy “Rob Exotic. UPDATE: Ryan Murphy and I will be developing our version of this insane story. Stay tuned!” Rob Lowe wrote on Instagram on Thursday.
View this post on Instagram
THE QUARANTINE STACHE looks good on Dylan Geick.
— 𝙺𝚊𝚍𝚒𝚊 (@heavenlygeick) April 10, 2020
#NHYAAD Tez Anderson says, “In the middle on another pandemic, let’s take a moment to celebrate a generation too young to know how horrific the beginning years of the AIDS pandemic was and who represent the generation who will hopefully see the end of AIDS epidemic. They are our future. So on #NHYAAD I salute and love you. We are stronger together. I’ve learned SO much from your energy and advocacy. Thank you!”
MASKING WHILE BLACK Very Smart Brothas founder and author of What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker, Damon Young writes in the Washington Post, “Pre-‘rona, if I’d decided to wear a bandanna and a ski mask on a trip to Giant Eagle, the police, the National Guard, at least three of the Avengers and a Wyatt Earp hologram might have been summoned to contain and neutralize me. But now, I’m a menace to society if I’m not masked up? As absurd as America can be, it’s just too much, man. Be consistent…
The reason Batman doesn’t cover his whole face is because he needs the police to know he’s white
— Randall Otis (@RandallOtisTV) April 8, 2020
MOVING COSTS Japan to pay firms to leave China, relocate production elsewhere as part of coronavirus stimulus.
COVID-19 SPIKE? “If nothing was done, infection rates would top out at 195 million Americans, and 965,000 people would require hospitalization in an intensive care unit, according to the projections’ “best guess.” But with a 30-day shelter in place and other measures, infections would still reach 160 million and 740,000 would need intensive care.”
#FBF To Greyson Chance’s young queer anthem “Dancing Next to Me,” #Lyrics below:
Twenty-two, he doesn’t drink but he needs to
Let loose, he doesn’t know what he wants but
I do, and I give into the moment
Hmm, heyHold tight, says he wants to come over
And I’ll try, try to keep my composure
But I might, say something that I mean
YeahIt’s the last thing I remember, the first thing that I saw
I thought you had surrendered, and you don’t pick up my calls
But I know, that you felt it, and I felt it
When you were there, you were there, you were dancing next to me
Check him out on the cover of TMRW magazine.
View this post on Instagram
It's time for GREYSON CHANCE to step back. The last few years have been huge for the popstar – from coming out on social media to releasing 'portraits' to critical acclaim. 'I feel like 'portraits' was me making the leather jacket,' he told 𝘁𝗺𝗿𝘄. '…now I'm wearing it'. Available to pre-order now via the product tag. Shipped worldwide on 100% recycled paper. Please see the statement below on our feed for more information about our shipping process during Covid-19. All content produced pre-isolation. 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐬 Photographer: @conmanslim Stylist: @sergiopedro__ H&MUA: @laurakate_makeupartist Author: @documeg 𝘁𝗺𝗿𝘄 @greysonchance #greysonchance #greysonchancemusic #greysonchancefan #greysonchancefans #greysonchancepics #themischiefvolume #tmrw #tmrwmagazine #magazine #independentmagazine #indie #alternative #pop #popmusic
FRIDAY I’M IN LOVE Hairy as hell who loves it?