Thursday, April 30, 2009

Jim Dale & Richie Ridge at Drama Desk Nominations

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Bea Arthur Remembered

Bea Arthur, the iconic Broadway and television actress has passed away at the age of 86.
Since her Tony winning career on Broadway we have been enraptured by this talent. The original matchmaker in Fiddler on The Roof and the "bossom buddy" of Angela Lansbury in, Mame.
Ms. Arthur would go on to being one of televisions must recognizable figures through her shows, Maude and The Golden Girls.
These programs were progressive, liberal, and ahead of their times. Through her portrayal or Maude and Dorothy she won two Emmy Awards and was nominated for 9 Golden Globe Awards.
Bea, you will be missed by me and millions more, Thank you for being a friend.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Broadway Speaks OUT on 4/20

New York, NY

On Many April 20th MGC Productions presented Broadway Speaks OUT Live at The Duplex. The evening was hosted by MGC Productions founding artistic director, Martin Gould Cummings. Performances were given by Marissa Perry (Hairspray), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Hair), Donell James Foreman (Mamma Mia Tour), Justin Stoney (The Yeats Project), Lauren Elder (Hair), Adriana Devine Figliola, Elliot Roth and Jenn Lederer (Midtwenties:The Show).

The concert benefited the grass roots marriage equality group, Broadway Impact.
Broadway Impact is headed by Gavin Creel (Hair), Jenny Kanelos, Rory O'Malley, and Scott Duquette. For information on how you can help this great group please

MGC Productions is a fiscally sponsored theatre company in New York City. MGC Productions is bringing innovative LGBT theatre and music to audiences in a new and intimate way.
The goal is to spread the message of love, peace, and acceptance in the LGBT community through theatre and performance. The companies artistic directors are Martin Gould Cummings and Anthony Hollock (Hair, Mr. Broadway 2009). For more information on MGC Productions & Broadway Speaks OUT please

Stay tuned for Broadway Speaks OUT the talk show doing red carpet interviews at Rosies Broadway Kids, The Drama Desk Awards and The Tony Awards.

Photos by Alys Schaefer

Uganda Paper Outs More Than 50---From the Advocate

Ugandan Paper Outs More Than 50 "Top Homos"
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By Michelle Garcia
Ugandan Paper Outs More Than 50

A newspaper in Uganda, a country with hostile views against homosexuality, listed dozens of gay individuals, including their names, occupations, physical descriptions, HIV status, and partners. The report, published in The Red Pepper on Sunday, names ordinary people like bartenders and bankers.

"This is a killer dossier," the report reads. "A heat-pounding and sensational masterpiece that largely exposes Uganda's shameless men and unabashed women that have deliberately exported the western evils to our dear and sacred society. They have been influential in spreading the gay and lesbian vices in schools to kill the morals of our lovely kids!!"

The writer then goes on to describe the list as so "nervebreaking" that those with hypertension may not want to read it, according to a scanned page of the article acquired by

"Short and big with dreadlocks, he is a flamboyant lad and one of the most talented guys in the music industry," one description reads.

"He travels a lot, especially to the U.S. on business trips. This homo star resides in Ntinda," reads another description.

The list ends with a teaser to next week's list of "more shocking things you didn't know about Homos."

Ugandan police have been given greater authority in investigating gays and punishing them in recent months. Ethics and integrity minister James Buturo expressed concern in October 2008 that the prevalence of homosexuality would diminish the population. "Who is going to occupy Uganda 20 years from now if we all become homosexuals? We know that homosexuals don't produce."

This breaks my heart into tiny little pieces. president obama speak out to the government of uganda and let them know that this is against human right, United Nations speak out for these people who have been thrown to the gutter by this paper and this government that allows hatred in Uganda.

Marissa Perry & Martin Gould Cummings sing Good Morning Baltimore

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

anthony hollock is mr. broadway

thank you ryan j davis and jeffery self for making the mr. broadway pageant.
as you all know my now, my hubby love, has been crowned mr. broadway.
thank you to all the judges and all who voted for him to win the crown!!!

Miss California hates gays

Miss California stated that she believes that marriage is between a man and a women. As much as perez hilton bugs me i am pleased he asked her about her gay marriage views. being the representative from california, where prop 8 passed, she should not be saying she is against lgbt weddings. she rightfully lost the title of miss usa. i am very happy she lost due to her bigotry.
miss usa needs to represent all americans.
so miss california...suck it!

it sickens me that people are clapping to this!!!
why are people clapping for hatred and bigotry!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

the life of harvey milk

there is an incredible documentary from 1985 called the life of harvey milk.
this film won the best documentary oscar in 1985.
what an awesome film. it is a film that shows all the behind the scenes political crap harvey milk had to deal with. the film from this year that stars sean penn is indeed a master piece but this documentary truly shows who milk was.
where is our gay hero today? who do we have standing up now?
we need a speaker to step forward and take the place of harvey milk.
lets stand up and speak out like not let his life be in vein.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

RuPauls Drag Race


wow so i made my nyc club debut tonight at was a tranny mess haha

Friday, April 10, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Albany on April 28th

come to albany on april 28th and support getting gay marriage rights in new york state!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Rupert Everett Trashes Gay Fatherhood

By Julie Bolcer

Actor Rupert Everett trashed the idea of gay men wanting to father their own children, charging that surrogacy is the outgrowth of a “tiresome” gay rights movement populated by “awful middle-class queens.”

"I think this surrogacy thing is crap,” Everett, 49, told the Daily Beast web site. “It is utterly hideous. I think it's egocentric and vain.”

The openly gay star of films including My Best Friend’s Wedding and Shrek the Third extended his attack to lesbians.

“I mean, if you are meant to have babies then great,” he said. “But this whole idea of two gay guys filling a cocktail shaker with their sperm and impregnating some grim lesbian and then it gets cut out is just really weird.”

Everett, who said he would adopt or foster if he wanted to parent, positioned his harsh comments as a defense against the mainstreaming of gay culture.

”It's all Abercrombie & Fitch and strollers,” scoffed the outlaw Everett, who reportedly earned £1m alone from a publishers' advance for his memoirs in 2005.

ok rupert...i read your memoir and it was full of arrogance, trash, and bitchiness!
you do not need to be speaking on this topic and i personally do not want you as an advocate for gay rights if this is what you are going to say about gay fatherhood.
if 2 people want to have a child and the only way they have to make a biological baby is to go through insemination then so be it! it is their choice and their decision on how they want to live their lives as parents.
butt out of it rupert...please

Monday, April 6, 2009

2009 Drama Desk Awards


i dont get the mormons. never have and never will.
the leader of the mormon church told his followers to stay strong and keep the faith in these tough times of backlash from the prop 8 stuff.
well guess what're church is full of bigots and lies!!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

HAIR opens - gavin comes out

the other night was one of the most fabulous evenings EVER!!!
Alex came into town and surprised his big bro Anthony!!! it was so magical having him there for anths broadway debut.

i am also so proud of gavin creel for coming out of the closet officially! he is such a super sweet guy and is really true to who he is. if you havent already done so please sign up to help out gavins marriage rights movement

Friday, April 3, 2009

Iowa Legalizes Gay Marriage!

The Iowa Supreme Court legalized gay marriage today!
This is a huge deal since this state is sooo conservative!
AHH lets all go to Iowa ;)

from CNN
(CNN) -- The Iowa Supreme Court unanimously rejected a state law Friday that banned same-sex marriage, and opponents wasted little time in pushing for a state constitutional amendment that could send the issue to voters.

Larry Hoch, left, and David Twombley, one of six couples that filed suit, celebrate Friday at a news conference.

But nothing could dampen the spirits of the six same-sex couples who shouted and clapped at a news conference held by Lambda Legal after hearing the court's opinion. Lambda Legal bills itself as the nation's oldest and largest legal group working for the civil rights of gays.

Two by two, the excited couples -- some with children -- spoke at the briefing.

"Good morning, my name is Kate Varnum, and I'd like to introduce you to my fiance, Trish Varnum. I never thought I'd be able to say that."

Dawn BarbouRoske told the group, "We're proud that our kids will be able to grow up knowing their family is respected."

Her daughter added: "Hi, I'm McKinley, and I'm really, really happy. I feel that my family has always had this right, and today it is true. No longer shall we be just people who aren't allowed to be married. We are able to get married."

Lambda Legal filed the lawsuit against Polk County's former recorder on behalf of the six same-sex couples.

"This is a great day for civil rights in Iowa," said former Iowa Solicitor-General Dennis Johnson, a co-counsel with Lambda Legal. "Go get married. Live happily ever."

The court's decision becomes effective in 21 days, and county recorders then will be required to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, Lambda senior staff attorney Camilla Taylor said at the news conference.

"You do not have to be an Iowan to seek a license here," she said, and Iowa should recognize same-sex marriages from other states.

Iowa will become the third state in the nation to allow same-sex marriage, after Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Not everyone was pleased.

"It's, quite frankly, a disaster," said Brian English, a spokesman for the Iowa Family Policy Center, a nonprofit research and educational organization committed to strengthening the family.

"Obviously, we're extremely disappointed," he said. "We're saddened. Perhaps a little bit surprised in the unanimous decision that the court handed down."

English, who said opponents of gay marriage prayed outside the courthouse Friday as they awaited the court's decision, already has begun lobbying the legislature for an Iowa Marriage Amendment.

"It (the proposed amendment) will be very brief. It will reaffirm in the state constitution that marriage is the union of one man and one woman," he said. "We're beginning the next step in the process."

A spokesman for One Iowa, which supports gay and lesbian equality, said the earliest the issue could get on a ballot would be 2012.

Friday's decision upheld a 2007 ruling by a lower court that Iowa's 1998 law limiting marriage to heterosexual couples went against the state's constitution.

The state's highest court determined that "the Iowa statute limiting civil marriage to a union between a man and a woman violates the equal protection clause of the Iowa Constitution," court spokesman Steve Davis said in a written statement .Read PDF of court ruling

"The decision strikes the language from Iowa Code section 595.2 limiting civil marriage to a man and a woman. It further directs that the remaining statutory language be interpreted and applied in a manner allowing gay and lesbian people full access to the institution of civil marriage," the statement on the court's Web site says.

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KCCI-TV: Read PDF of court ruling
The Iowa Supreme Court said it has the responsibility to determine whether a law enacted by the legislative branch and enforced by the executive branch violates the Iowa Constitution.

"The court reaffirmed that a statute inconsistent with the Iowa Constitution must be declared void, even though it may be supported by strong and deep-seated traditional beliefs and popular opinion," the court said.

Polk County District Judge Robert Hanson earlier determined that the law violated the state constitution's guarantee of equal protection and hurt gay and lesbian couples "in numerous tangible and intangible" ways.

"Civil marriage in Iowa is the only gateway to an extensive legal structure that protects a married couple's relationship and family in and outside the state," Hanson ruled in Des Moines. "Iowa reserves an unparalleled array of rights, obligations and benefits to married couples and their families, privileging married couples as a financial and legal unit and stigmatizing same-sex couples."

The case was joined on appeal by several state lawmakers who opposed Hanson's ruling, calling it "a mockery of the judicial system."

They argued that the ruling stepped on the state legislature's authority by using the courts "to effectuate fundamental changes in public policies regarding marriage."

At the news conference, Jason Morgan, who was with his partner, Chuck Swaggerty, said they had been together nearly 12 years.

"We've been together in sickness and health, through the death of his mother, through the adoption of our children, through four long years of this legal battle," Morgan said, choking up. "And if being together through all of that isn't love and commitment or isn't family or isn't marriage, then I don't know what is."