Big Brother is Coming (And It Wants You!)


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OMIGOD. CBS-TV's most incredibly audacious reality show (and one of my guilty pleasures) is having a casting call in Portland. That's right. Casting for Big Brother 10 is under way and the powers that be are in search of some interesting house guests. According to the email I just received from its casting producer this season Big Bro is looking for all types of cast members. "We want ...   More
 
Friday, March 28, 2008 Byron Beck

Gay Community Loses One of Its Own: Co-owner of Steam Portland Dies.


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I just got off the phone with Fat Cobra/Eagle Portland owner Pat Lanagan. Lanagan called to share with me and readers that David Anderson, the founder and co-owner of a gay bathhouse on NE Sandy Boulevard called Steam Portland, had died peacefully last night. Lanagan and Anderson were friends and long time business associates (they used to share a real estate office at Windemere Real Estate ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 Byron Beck

Why You Should Never Write About Your Friends: Lesson #212


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Before I turn in my Queer Window column, as a general rule I check EVERY name. It's just what you do in this line of work. So there's no excuse for me misspelling someone I consider "family." Cascade AIDS Project Executive Director Jean Ann Van Krevelen does not have a "e" on Ann. Oops. When I called her this morning to apologize for the error, all Jean Ann said was: "What's an "e" ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 Byron Beck

New UPDATE: Pregnant Man To Spill His Guts to People and Oprah (now with video).


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Oprah is promoting the hell out of tomorrow's episode with Thomas Beatie.                  var so = new SWFObject("/images/tows/flash/towsdated_284x218.swf", "datedplayer", "284", "218", "8", "#ffffff"); so.addVariable("slate", "http://images.oprah.com/images/tows/200804/20080403/20080403_a_284x218.jpg"); ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 Byron Beck

UPDATE: Sam Adams, Candidate, Commissioner ...Hero? (with victim's comment)


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4/4/08, 11 am: Tyler Wiese returned WW calls from his hospital bed today. Wiese confirmed the story below and told WW that he had suffered two broken legs from the fall. He would not name the person who was driving the car that he had fallen from but did confirm that he was planning on talking to a social worker today to decide whether or not he would pursue legal action. “No, Sam Adams, ...   More
 
Thursday, April 3, 2008 Byron Beck

Party Girl: Chelsea Clinton Cuts Loose With 2,000 Gay Men in Red Dresses


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I was supposed to ask her questions like "where are you most likely to disagree with your mom or your dad?" or "did you ever call your mom at 3 am and how did she react?" But all I could think of was that: "I am...standing in front of Hill and Bill's kid...in a red Mary Kay Cosmetics Collection dress...I'd just bought that day at the Goodwill...how weird is that?" Yes, Chelsea Clinton made ...   More
 
Sunday, April 13, 2008 Byron Beck

Breaking: Executive Director of Cascade AIDS Project to Step Down


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How do you follow up helping to raise over $600,000 in one night for a worthwhile agency you just so happen to lead? Well, if you're the executive director of Cascade AIDS Project, you do it by looking for a new job. For the last two years Jean Ann Van Krevelen has been the Executive Director for Cascade AIDS Project, the oldest and largest community-based provider of HIV services, housing, ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Byron Beck

EXTRA! EXTRA! Okay...This is getting silly. Chelsea and the Red Dress Boys make it to Tabloid TV.


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First it was here. Then it was here. Then it was everywhere: Gawker, Queerty, Towleroad, Advocate, WOW Report. And then it was on EXTRA. And, as noted by one its organizers, Jeff Hawthorne, the Red Dress Party, with a little help from the First Lady's daughter finally made for good TV. [googlevideo]http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-9102992554670833423[/googlevideo] And in ...   More
 
Friday, April 18, 2008 Byron Beck

Cat Power: 10th Annual Furball Ends With a Roar....well...Meow.


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If you missed (and I nearly did because I didn't get there until the event was nearly over) the 10th Annual Furball—a benefit for the Right before he sat down at the piano to play Lauderdale said "he had been dying to do the piece by Rossini...for cats." And that's what he did. It's not the pop opera "Cats." This is opera for cats. The following clip is short, choppy and a little fuzzy ...   More
 
Sunday, April 20, 2008 Byron Beck

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