Gay Radio Host Allegedly Sends Gay Anti-Gay Slur Tweet To Himself
This is one of those stories where the word “allegedly” is important to remember. A gay radio host in New Orleans, Seth Dunlap, received an anti-gay Tweet that referred to him with a well known gay pejorative that begins with the letter “F.” But there’s a twist to this story you’ll find stunning.
Now, according to a police report, the station claims Dunlap tweeted the slur himself by accessing the station’s official Twitter account through his personal cellphone. Not only that, but he allegedly threatened to go “scorched earth” if they didn’t pay him $1.85 million in damages.
Here’s the link for this one. It goes into a lot more detail, and I hope there’s a follow up on this one. I’m curious to see if the allegations are true or not.
Judy Garland the Ultimate Gay Icon
I’ve posted before about how I don’t understand the concept of gay icons. It’s just something that passes me by completely because I never had a ‘gay icon,’ so this story is interesting to me on a personal level. I love certain performers…like Justin Guarini. I love everything about his performances and his voice. But I wouldn’t say he’s my ‘icon.’
In any event, this article talks about the upcoming Judy Garland biopic, and it gets into why gay men have always been so infatuated with Garland.
Journalist, author and self-confessed Garland devotee Robert Leleux wrote in the New York Times 2012 that the LGBTQ+ community’s love of Garland – which he dubbed “Judyism” – was becoming “little more than a cultural memory”.
Here’s the link. I remember Tony and I going to a party about 10 years ago and it wasn’t the most thrilling party I’d ever been to. However, at midnight the host disappeared for about an hour, and then he returned dressed up as Judy Garland, in drag, and he put on a floor show right there in his house. He was actually very good, too. He looked better as Judy than he looked as himself.