“It’s very important to surround yourself with people you can learn from” -Reba McEntire
Happy Birthday Touko Laaksonen. ™️⚫️🏴
Besties for 20 years. We’ve shared lots of ups and lots of downs. Love you for life @amiemiriello
🌸⛓ . 📷: @adriangilliland
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#tbt when being in community theatre meant buying a full makeup case and using everything in it. #CityOfAngels #maleensemble
Tonight. Come. 🧜🏼♀️⚓️💦
Not an old headshot
Don’t get to see this guy enough. He came down to Florida and found his happy place, and I most certainly can’t blame him. We haven’t had the closest of relationships, but our mutual love for sun and sand will always bring us together.
I was born a few weeks after the “rare cancer seen in 41 homosexuals” article appeared in the New York Times. When I came out at 14 my mother cried and looked me in the eyes and said “I just don’t want you to see you get sick”. . Being born gay in the early 80’s meant associating sex with death. It was impossible for me to not think of one without the other. I remember being so traumatized by it that once as an adolescent (after an innocent “touch only” encounter with a friend) I was convinced I had somehow miraculously contracted HIV. It was completely irrational. But that’s how I responded to fear. Unfortunately, that’s how many of us do. . I am now in my mid thirties and have come a long way in my gay education. I have seen friends become positive, have held their hand when they have, and have watched some slip away due to shame. I have had boyfriends who are positive. I am so tired of the stigma still surrounding this disease. . I’ve always identified as queer, and felt fiercely connected to the queer community and its history in this country. Not a day goes by that I don’t understand I am able to be out and proud today only because of all those who have fought-and died-before me. . So much of who I am and what I do is in service to all those we have lost: an entire generation of artists, geniuses, wonderful humans who we will never get to know and see what they would have accomplished, or more importantly - all the love they would have brought into the world. . I am so grateful for @theaidsmemorial , and to have a daily reminder of how far we’ve come, and how much further we have to go. 🙏🏼🌈💪🏽
Thanks @louterline for my new @oaknyc shirt designed by @jesscuevas7. 🙌🏽🌈💪🏽
Shootin’ vids 📸: @alasandro_brix
I’m making a short! It’s gay and dark as hell and I’ll need your money to make it! Announcement coming 🔜.
#mcm always #bobfosse
#tbt sitting for @johnarsenaultphoto
To the followers who accuse me of “leaning into the masc thing” too much.. 💋 Photo/styling by @adriangilliland
This Saturday I take over my brother’s bar for its first ever gay night. I’ll be there from 9 ‘till however long my adderall lasts. Come dive in, Queen. The water’s salty as hell.