Queer Riot! It’s about that time to come together, laugh through the pain and then dance it out with DJ Tikka Masala. This line up is lit…featuring your host Robin Cloud and NYC’s funniest comics… Claudia Cogan Shalewa Sharpe Jes Tom Syndee Washington Samantha Ruddy $5 cover
15 Dec 2016 in Blog, by
Queer Riot! It’s about that time to come together, laugh through the pain and then dance it out with DJ Tikka Masala. This line up is lit…featuring your host Robin Cloud and NYC’s funniest comics… Claudia Cogan Shalewa Sharpe Jes Tom Syndee Washington Samantha Ruddy $5 cover
12 Dec 2016 in Blog, by
A Lot Of People Are Angry Thinking The Super Bowl Halftime Show Was ‘Promoting Homosexuality’
  The old saying goes, “When you’re a hammer, you think everything is a nail.” And when you’re anti-gay, apparently you think every thing with lots of colors is promoting homosexuality. Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 Halftime show closed with Beyoncé, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, and the entire stadium audience sending the message: “Believe in Love.” It was actually promoting Coldplay’s new album: But because the colors in the cards, as seen in this tweet Coldplay posted, might be considered “rainbow,” the anti-gay crowd on Twitter went nuts. “Nothing against being gay, but can I please watch the Super Bowl half time show and not have to it be all about promoting homosexuality” — isabelle schneider (@schneisa000) February 8, 2016   Friendly Atheist’s Hemant Mehta observes the anti-gay “complaints come from the same people who are watching a game in which dozens of men jump on top of each other for hours before dancing and patting each other on the butt.” Gay Star News’ Joe Morgan adds, “if the NFL were planning on promoting gay rights, actually drafting an openly gay football player and keeping him on a team would probably be a good start. Right, Michael Sam?” _____ By David Badash via The New […]
08 Feb 2016 in Blog, by
Stray Dogs Trash Man’s Car After He Kicked Their Friend
Revenge, like a freshly poured bowl of the finest wet dog food, is a dish best served cold. That’s something one not-so-nice man in China has learned the hard way. According to China Central Television (CCTV), after the motorist rudely kicked a stray dog in a parking lot in the city of Shijiazhuang, the offended pup didn’t resort to violence against him. Rather, she seems to have had a different form of payback in mind — one that required a little help from her friends. “The dog instead returned with a pack of other dogs and started biting the man’s car,” CCTV reported on Facebook. Photos from the scene, apparently snapped by a passerby, show at least three dogs who seem dead-set on inflicting as much damage as possible to the kicker’s car. Using their powerful jaws, the furry vandals can be seen leaving bite marks in the vehicles body panel — a calling card to their canine vigilantism. It’s unclear when the incident took place, or how the man reacted upon finding his dog-bitten car, but the recent response on Chinese social media has been hardly condemning of the animals’ actions. “Dogs have feelings too,” wrote one commenter to […]
30 Dec 2015 in Blog, by
10 Gayest Moments in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade History
  From the Village People to Kinky Boots, the parade has always provided a gay ol’ time. _____ Each year the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade features guest appearances and performances by Hollywood actors, musicians, sports figures, and Broadway stars. Over the years, plenty of famous LGBT folks have taken part in the holiday fun. Just as often, some of the parade’s performances hit campy or queer notes. In that spirit, here are 10 of the gayest moments from the parade’s history. 1. The Village People Perform “Y.M.C.A.” (1978) During the disco ’70s, the parade invited the super-gay, cosplaying sextet to strut atop a giant jukebox float while performing their homoerotic mega-hit “Y.M.C.A.” 2. The Marvel Comics Dance Squad (1989)   Comic book superheroes always seem a little gay, but never more than they did on top of the Marvel Comics float in 1989. Captain America, Spider-Man and the gang do a bit of interpretive dance as R&B star Melba Moore sings “Holding Out For A Hero.” Best dancer? Hands down, it’s gyrating Doctor Doom! 3.  Chita Rivera Performs “Kiss of the Spider Woman” (1993) Every Thanksgiving should start with a Broadway legend performing a torch song from a Tony Award-winning […]
27 Nov 2015 in Blog, by
The 16 Best Cat Reactions to the SCOTUS Marriage Equality Decision
It’s finally happened. The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled in favor of marriage equality. And while (most) of the country celebrates, in true Internet fashion, our furry feline friends have the best reactions: 1. The “About. Effing. Time.” kitty:     2. The “I’m trying to keep up with all the ‘YAAAS marriage equality FTW!’ posts” kitty:     3. The “Haters better check yoselves” kitty:     4. The “OMG, so excite!” kitty:     5. The “Ugh, that’s great, but I’m still single” kitty:     6. The “Let’s get drunk to celebrate!” kitty:     7. The “Ah, crap, how am I going to afford to go to all these gay weddings?” kitty:     8. The “This calls for a party” kitty:     9. The “I just gotta dance!” kitty:     10. The “This was an historical moment and a really precedent-setting decision by these illustrious Justices” kitty:     11. The “I’m so happy I feel like I’m flying!” kitty:     12. The “I can’t even” kitty:     13. The “Where’s my phone?! I need to call my friends!” kitty:     14. The “I have to tweet […]
27 Jun 2015 in Blog, by
‘Relentlessly Gay’ Fundraiser Surpasses $43K, Homeowner ‘Speechless and Awed’
The rainbow solar lamp jugs hanging outside Julie Baker’s home A single mom in suburban Baltimore who received a threatening, anonymous letter from a neighbor — criticizing her yard for becoming “relentlessly gay” — said she is “awestruck” at the incredible public response to an online fundraiser she set up. ADVERTISING In just five days, the GoFundMe campaign started by Julie Baker of Overlea, Md.,  has raised more than $43,000. The fundraiser, titled “Relentlessly Gay,” features her own rainbow heart tattoo and asks for help, in her words, “to make my Home even More ‘relentlessly gay.’  If we go high enough, I will see if I can get a Rainbow Roof!” On Sunday, Baker posted a new message expressing her gratitude to the more than 3,300 strangers who have donated after reading her story, saying in part, “ I am so full of gratitude not only for the enormous gift you have bestowed on me, but for all of the kindness you have chosen to take up and hold as banner of hope.” Last week Baker said she was surprised to find a note rolled up and stuck in the handle of her front door of her home. The note […]
26 Jun 2015 in Blog, by
We Heart Her!
Amy Schumer at the 2015 MTV Movie Awards in April. She is now headlining a stand-up tour promoting her coming movie, “Trainwreck.” Credit Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images         At the Beacon Theater on Monday night, Amy Schumer said it was a weird time for her, explaining matter-of-factly, “Everything I do becomes a thing.” She was setting up a joke about a hastily written tweet, but it could have been about one of many sketches from “Inside Amy Schumer” that have gone viral, her buzzed-about speech at the Glamour Women of the Year awards or her $500 tip to a waiter that became a story in The New York Post. The press obsessively covers Ms. Schumer because she is on the verge of replacing Louis C.K. as the pacesetter in stand-up. As LeBron James, a co-star of her new film, “Trainwreck,” might put it, she understands the moment. Ms. Schumer’s “Trainwreck Comedy Tour,” which features the stars of her movie doing stand-up across North America through Sunday, is itself kind of a thing. Besides promoting the movie, “Trainwreck,” opening on July 17 (and raising money for charity), it’s one of the best comedy lineups of the summer, with Dave Attell, Colin Quinn, Vanessa […]
25 Jun 2015 in Blog, by
Ruby Rose’s Hotness Is Apparently Turning Straight Women Into Lesbians
Since it premiered a couple of years ago, “Orange Is The New Black” has been praised for its refreshingly honest portrayal of women from all walks of life — and considering it’s a show about women in prison, the topics of gender and sexuality tend to pop up fairly frequently. From examining the under-explored emotional side of a lesbian relationship to Boo unashamedly attempting to seduce every single inmate in Litchfield (regardless of each’s personal preference), the show is never shy about its progressiveness. The third season is no exception. I attempted to show Netflix who’s really boss by going outside this weekend, so I haven’t had the chance to meet Stella, the character portrayed by Australian renaissance woman Ruby Rose: Over the course of the first couple seasons, Piper spent a fair amount of time trying to figure out her sexuality, and it would appear that Rose’s aesthetic is making some of the show’s viewers do the same (she came out as a lesbian, but doesn’t identify with a gender). I went to the hyperbolic part of the Internet to look at some of the responses to her role, and it would appear a lot of self-professed straight women would […]
17 Jun 2015 in Blog, by
Come On & Get Frisky!
  Creative ways to tell someone you are ready to go!
10 Apr 2015 in Blog, by