IT’S STILL TUESDAY? #GayNrd’s round up of art, news, comics, and social media from the far flung corners of the interwebz for Tuesday March 30, 2021.
ETERNAL SPRING Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto, Japan blossomed earlier than they have in the 1200 years records have been kept. Scientists believe it’s another sure sign of climate change. The Washington Post: The March 26, 2021, peak bloom date surpassed the previous record holder of March 27, 1409, nearly a century before Christopher Columbus sailed to America. The long-term record dates back to A.D. 812, about 12 years after Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor.
HARRY STYLES talks the destinations he’s most looking forward to performing .
TRUE CRIME The CEO and Editorial Director of Pride Media, award winning journalist Diane Anderson-Minshall posted on Instagram Tuesday: Historically, law enforcement has left queer and transgender people both over-policed and under-protected. In my interviews with the authors of three books about famous murder cases, The Advocate explores how anti-LGBTQ+ bias hampers police, the judicial system, and media investigations.
She spoke to Peter Lance, author of Homicide at Rough Point, about the 1966 murder of designer Eduardo Tirella by Doris Duke, then the richest woman in America; Justin Ling, author of Missing From the Village, about Kirushnakumar Kanagaratnam’s death at the hands of Toronto serial killer Bruce McArthur in 2015; and Allan Levine, author of Details Are Unprintable: Wayne Lonergan and the Sensational Café Society Murder, about the early-1940s murder conviction of Wayne Lonergan, a closeted gay or bi man, for killing his wife.
WARM WEATHER made an appearance on the east coast leading to a suspiciously scarcity of sartorial choices people seemed to be making. It’s officially flip flop season. 🏄🏻♂️🤽🏼♂️
Ketti Mellencamp tweeted this picture from New York’s Central Park Tuesday: I”t’s not even 60 degrees but okay.”
TWEET OF THE DAY Super-cutie Tannor Reed reacting to Arkansas’ new law banning healthcare for trans youth, saying: Transphobic people really need to google what hormone blockers do before they start spewing a bunch of bullshit.”
Transphobic people really need to google what hormone blockers do before they start spewing a bunch of bullshit
— Tannor Reed (@TannorReed) March 30, 2021
So say we all, Tannor!
THE FUTURE FAMILY of Wanda Maximoff aka The Scarlet Witch and the Vision with son Billy (the Young Avenger known as Wiccan) and his husband and their son-in-law Theodore “Teddy” Altman now Dorrek Supreme of the Kree/Skull Empire. Wrote artist Mason D. Lewis: “Family shot! Heres my take on @wandavision‘s Scarlet Witch in her FIERCE new outfit featuring Vision slowly being ripped apart – and peep Stephen as Wiccan and me as his boyf, Hulkling! C’mon gay comic book characters, we stan representation!”
MODEL/MAKE-UP ARTIST/STYLIST Kiley J. Winn brought his A game personality to this photo shoot on a cold Sunny day in February where he collaborated with four artists for this stunning shoot he posted on Instagram.
ART APPRECIATION The queen of soul by the king of pop. Obsessed with #AndyWarhol ‘s painting of #ArethaFranklin 😍 writes artmattersmore. They are contemporary art collector/lover. Who shows bits of their collection and lots of what they love. And who is building a few select collections who always get idea first looks 💥
NEVER SILENT HIV-Activist and founding member of Act-Up Peter Staley’s classic memoir was given a cover and design he’s none-to-thrilled with. Staley wrote: “I should have read the small print. Having gotten away my entire life without reading contracts before signing them, especially when they are “pro forma,” I signed my first and definitely last contract with a publisher. Only recently did I find out that an author has no final say, contractually, in their own book’s title, subtitle, and cover design. Obviously, the publisher wants the author to be happy with the title & cover, but if they want to steamroll you over parts of it, they can. And they did. As I mentioned at the reading of ACT UP narratives that Sarah Schulman organized in Brooklyn last year, just before the lockdown, I wrote a “classic memoir—it’s about me, me, me—and it’s definitely not a history or analysis of ACT UP.” The publisher put ACT UP at the top of the subtitle. I went ballistic. The head of the publishing house probably hates me by now, and my editor has aged considerably during the fight. In the end, I lost. All that said, I’m happy with how it looks. But, sheesh, I do not understand this industry.”
The restaurant achieves in full and lives up Shannon’s belief that for anyone to reach their full creative potential, they have to be able to live an open and authentic life. “We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it,” he says.
It’s a slogan L’Opossum and XXX FoodPorn XXX practically scream as loud as street activists used to.
WARDROBE MALFUNCTIONS happen all to often to Iwachan’s baby brother. If you know the how of Yaoi then you know what happens next.
HOUSEBOY DEMONSTRATION PupSuirt’s got the definitive guide.
Houseboy demonstration pic.twitter.com/VFzMEmj8Aa
— Nicky (@PupSquirt) March 30, 2021
BARING IT ALL Did we mention the heat? Superstar trainer Lafayette Robinson wrote on Instagram: “Todays weather makes me wanna walk around bare, hope its great wherever you are fit fam 💪🏽🌞😎‼️”
TIKTOK Check out BrandonTheBlackWeirdo’s video! #TikTok
HE’S NOT WRONG Lil Nas X looking forward to the inevitable South Park episode that will attempt to satire the absurdity around his release of his new single and video for “Montero: Call Me By Your Name.”
this gone be a good ass south park episode lmao
— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) March 30, 2021
MEME OF THE DAY hilariously features 1997 scifi cult classic The Fifth Element’s Ruby Rhod (played by Chris Tucker) as the trailblazer for Lil Nas X today.
URBAN HEROES Chicago based artist Rachel Nurmi wrote of her fabulous art: “I’m working on a three part series entitled Urban Heroes. Many kids dream of #heroes so I wanted to explore with what it would look like if regular #kids were able to be part time supers. It was heavily inspired by Spidermans original home made costume and casual cosplay. Limited Edition Prints are available. Bodega, Urban Heroes Series, January 2021.”
COSPLAY OF THE DAY Nitsvetov as Nightwing on TikTok.
@nitsvetovВсе же любят парней в трико?♬ оригинальный звук – мегадолбоеб SSS ранга
TRAILER OF THE DAY Spiral: From the Book of Saw in theaters May 14, 2021.
THE READY ROOM host and Star Trek: The Next Generation alum Wil Wheaton wrote on IG: “Got cleaned up for a thing. Felt fancy. Might delete later.”
On Monday Wheaton posted on Facebook: Does anyone have a PDF copy of my book Dancing Barefoot they can share with me? I’m trying to collect a story from it, and for some reason the original files didn’t get moved to this computer. I could go into the archives, but pirating my own work is so much more fun.
EDIT: Never mind. I found it. Turns out I am garbage at naming files.
PODOPHILIA It means foot lover!
Urban Dictionary says podophilia is the foot fetish of a human being. The most common sexual interest in a nonsexual body part: a paraphilia for feet. Usually including, but not limited to: sexual, romantic or platonic attraction to feet of the opposite sex. Podophilia for lot of people allegedly starts in childhood.
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FOOTBALL FIELD SIZED FOOT PRINTS Scientist are perplexed about what species of animalia chordata that could create such for large prints. #GodzillaVsKong premiers Wednesday March 31st on HBOMax and theaters worldwide.
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) March 30, 2021
TUESDAY TRADE Bad influence.