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So I just completed a documentary title “Dancing in the Dark” which tells a story of the black and latino american gay experience and how it goes hand and hand with night culture and it would be super dope if you people were able to check out this film as it relate to current issues of today.

By @adomakoaman

The sex scene in tonight’s episode of ‘American Gods’ between two Middle Eastern men actually made me more emotional than horny.

The fact that we’re finally seeing so many gay men of color on screen is extremely uplifting. ‘Sense 8’, and ‘Moonlight’. Yeah I know there are other shows/movies out there as well. These works of art are going to mean a lot for gay men of color who have yet to feel validated in the LGBT community.

We’re here.

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On this day in music history: May 19, 1990 - “Vogue” by Madonna hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 3 weeks, also topping the Club Play chart for 2 weeks on the same date. Written and produced by Madonna and Shep Pettibone, it is the eighth chart topping single for the pop music superstar born Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone. Collaborating with club DJ, remixer, and producer Shep Pettibone, Madonna decide to come up with a non-album B-side for the “Like A Prayer” albums’ fifth single “Keep It Together”. The singer is inspired by dancers she sees at the New York City club The Sound Factory doing a stylized dance called “voguing”. Originating in New York’s black and latino underground gay clubs and drag balls as early as the 1960’s, the dance takes its name from the fashion magazine “Vogue”, with the dance being a series of “angular, rigid hand, arm, leg and body movements” designed to look like the person is posing like a model while they are moving. When Madonna lets Warner Bros. know of her original intent to the use the song as a B-side, their great enthusiasm for the track persuade her to release it an A-side instead. “Vogue” is also added to the album “I’m Breathless” which includes songs from the film “Dick Tracy” in which she plays the character Breathless Mahoney. The songs popularity is further heightened by a memorable and striking black and white video directed by David Fincher (“Fight Club”, “Se7en”), featuring several of the dancers Madonna originally sees performing the dance, becoming dancers on the “Blonde Ambition Tour” in 1990. Entering the Hot 100 at #39 on April 14, 1990, it leaps to the top of the chart five weeks later. In 2010, “Vogue” is featured in “The Power Of Madonna” episode of the television show “Glee”, when the song is used in a spoof of the music video performed by actress Jane Lynch. The same year, Madonna and co-writer/producer Shep Pettibone are sued by Salsoul Records, claiming that “Vogue” samples a portion of The Salsoul Orchestra’s disco classic “Love Break”. The court eventually settles the lawsuit in Madonna’s favor. As a result of the suit, Warner Bros stops publishing royalty payments to Pettibone, who files suit against WB Music and Warner/Chappell Music in April of 2017, claiming that he is owed more than $500,000 in back royalties. To date, the suit is still pending. “Vogue” is certified 2x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

David Starr defends Judaism
[March 27th, 2016]

An incident occurred at CZW’s Proving Grounds last night that involved David Starr, and some less than friendly fans. Starr explains:

There is a section of fans that regularly throws change at me, and uses the word “Jew” towards me in a negative way. This has gone on for nearly a year at CZW. I have thick skin. You have to in order to be involve with pro wrestling. For months I’ve just let this slide by, and just gone with the flow. However, after seeing what I saw at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany I’m done letting this be ok. I saw mounds of people, mounds that were mass burials from people who were murdered simply for believing what they do. I will not stand for this behavior any longer.

This is the second incident in the past two weeks where I’ve had to speak up about fans acting this way towards my Judaism. I don’t understand why these things are ok in 2016. Why is it that people feel comfortable in being racist? Not only comfortable being racist, but comfortable enough to act on in a public setting amongst people they don’t know! This type of hate is not warranted. Whether it’s against Jews, blacks, gays, Latinos, etc. NONE OF IT IS OK.

There is a major difference between heckling at a professional wrestling show, and this. You bought a ticket, say whatever you want about the show, but DO NOT discriminate against the performers, or anyone else for that matter.

Grow up, people. We are cut from the same cloth.

Mike Pence and Hamilton

Mike Pence went to see Hamilton tonight.

I just want to remind everyone that Mike Pence is the man who signed into law people’s right to refuse service to people they thought were gay based on ‘religious liberty.’

Mike Pence supports conversion therapy, literally electrocuting gay people until they’re straight. It’s unethical, and it is not legitimate. Even if it worked, it’s cruel and unusual.

Mike Pence ran alongside Donald Trump, a man who has preached hatred and racism against almost all non-white races, particularly latinos and black people, and defended and dismissed 100% of his comments as insignificant, even lying about whether he said them.

Mike Pence is the VP to a man who hates immigrants (despite being married to one) and wants to build a wall to keep them out. He also wants to turn away all refugees.

Mike Pence strolled into a BROADWAY theatre tonight to see a show that centers around an immigrant who became a founding father. He sat down and watched a musical performed by primarily Black, Latino, and gay men and women, and stars an openly gay man who is HIV positive.

People are debating whether or not it was appropriate to boo him or whether it was appropriate for Brandon Victor Dixon to give a (very classy) speech at curtain call.

This is the nightmare that America has become.

Look hate in the face and destroy it.