MENU

*The Strangeways Report

Obligatory Warwick Rowers Beefcake Calendar Post

by Friday at 3:50 pm

The wanking gift for everyone who enjoys wanking to images of almost nude British white boys who all kinda look alike once you get their knickers off…

Sigh….they’re so vanilla. 

So, I guess Warwick isn’t very diverse? Or, are British men of color too intelligent to strip down in that tepid climate? 

 

unnamed (24)

Continue Reading

Netflix Announces More Casting For All New “Tales of the City”

by Tuesday at 2:29 pm

TalesLGBTQCast

Netflix has announced more casting news for the eagerly awaited brand new series of TALES OF THE CITY, the continuing story of a group of LGBTQ and allied friends living in San Francisco from the 1970s through today, and based on the 9 novel series by Armistead Maupin. The first three books in the series were successfully adapted for television in the 1990s but none of the latter 6 novels have been adapted.

The new “Tales” will be set current day but feature characters from the first book set which is set circa 1975/76…we’re not sure how that works since that first book was centered on a group mostly in their mid 20s which would put most of them around 68 or so today. Yet, actors in their late 40s and early/mid 50s are playing those roles in a 2018 setting, so……

THE MAGIC OF SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF I CALL ON YOU!!!!

Beloved original actors like Laura Linney as series lead, the naive Mary Ann Singleton and Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis as transgender land lady Mrs. Madrigal, the owner of the apartment building at 28 Barbary Lane where most of the main characters live and Barbara Garrick as lesbian heiress DeDe Halycon Day were announced months ago along with newcomer to the series, Ellen Page as Mary Ann’s estranged bisexual daughter.

Continue Reading

The Sads: It’s the End of SASG’s Annual Xmas Tree Fundraiser

by Tuesday at 1:45 pm

Seattle Area Support Group's annual Xmas tree lot will not happen in 2018.  Photo via SASG's Facebook page

Seattle Area Support Group’s annual Xmas tree lot will not happen in 2018. Photo via SASG’s Facebook page

Well, it almost made it to 30 years…sadly, the Seattle Area Support Group (SASG) has announced that their annual and highly beloved holiday/Xmas tree sale fundraiser will not happen in 2018. After SASG lost their longtime home at 17th & Thomas on Capitol Hill (due to their adorable home being torn down…) The owners of the former SASG House, Group Health Cooperative allowed them to continue the Xmas tree lot at the same location beginning in 2014 but Group Health got taken over by Kaiser Permanente and things have…changed. Kaiser told SASG in May of this year that it wouldn’t be possible for SASG to continue with the sale and since locations in gentrificated Seattle are hard (and expensive) to come by, the tradition is ending.

Which sucks.

SASG’s Executive Director Joshua Wallace released the news Monday in a letter posted on social media. Apparently, the loss of the fundraiser will NOT impact the group’s finances, which is good. But, if you feel compelled to send them a little donation now and then (at sasgcc.org ) then please feel free to do so!

The letter making the announcement:

Continue Reading

Hepburn…Tracy…Duke of Windsor: All The Juicy Gay Secrets Revealed In “Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood”

by Friday at 4:15 pm

ScottySecretBAnner

Don’t let the very hetero banner image fool you…the one the makers of the scandalous new documentary SCOTTY AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD have been using to promote the film. It features a 1950s photo featuring the  very handsome subject of this film, Scotty Bowers, a former marine turned gas pump jocked turned hustler to the stars and two female actresses looking very heteronormative. 

But, Mr. Bowers, while he did service and procure for, the most beautiful and famous women in Hollywood and Society over his 50+ year as a hustler and “go-between” for sexual services, he was most utilized as a sex worker hired by the beautiful and famous MEN of Hollywood and High Society during that time….stars like Walter Pidgeon and Rock Hudson and Cary Grant and Charles Laughton and…

Scotty Bowers was a mostly well kept secret outside those circles though he was eluded to in many biographies of those stars as “the gas station hustler/pimp who serviced everyone AND their car” during Hollywood’s Golden Era, Mr. Bowers himself didn’t “out” himself until the publication of his tell all memoir, “Full Service – By Scotty Bowers with Lionel Friedberg” appeared in 2012 and quickly became an infamous New York Times’ bestseller. Gossip fans of Old Hollywood loved the juicy book which either confirmed many rumors about top stars or shocked with all new revelations while more old school fans were horrified with many expressing disapproval AND disbelief of the frank disclosures about their beloved icons.

EWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!

Continue Reading

GSBA’s Annual Cocktail Event Starts NEXT Week For A Fun Week of Boozin’ For A Cause

by Wednesday at 3:26 pm

Photo: Michael Strangeways for Seattle Gay Scene

Photo: Michael Strangeways for Seattle Gay Scene

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, this year’s annual Greater Seattle Business Association (aka, the GSBA) cocktail fundraising event is a bit different. It involves a whole week of boozing it up instead of the usual one night drinking signature cocktails event they usually have.

WOO HOO!!!!

A WHOLE WEEK OF CRAFT COCKTAILS!

It’s happening NEXT week (August 27 through the 31st) at five area venues known for their good drinks…though, none of them are actual gay bars, they’re all members of the GSBA. 

Continue Reading

12 Arrested In Foundation Nightclub Bust; Huge Variety of Drugs/Guns/Cash Seized

by Thursday at 5:27 pm

FoundationDrugHaul

WOW!

The Seattle Police Department Blotter has the scoop on last night’s huge bust at Belltown’s Foundation Nightclub that we reported on earlier today. Working with Homeland Security, the sting resulted in the arrest of 12 individuals and the seizure of :

“829 grams of cocaine, over 1,000 grams of MDMA, 400 ecstasy pills, 800 Xanax pills, 190 grams of ketamine, 13 grams of DMT, 176 grams of GHB, 1200 Molly capsules, and additional prescription drugs, as well as two handguns and more than $60,000 in cash…”

A dealer bragged to an undercover officer about his close ties to the club’s owners and coached officers on how to dose women using GHB, frequently used in “date rape”.

Continue Reading

Casting Call For RuPaul’s NEW TV Show!!!

by Tuesday at 3:33 pm

ajQueenAnnouncementBanner

SOOOOO, you could have colored us SHOCKED when it was announced that Netflix had given the green light to a new narrative television show to star mega drag diva RuPaul. It’s not that RuPaul isn’t talented; obviously the drag star/singer/actor/producer and Emmy Award winning host of the hugely successful competitive reality show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” currently filming its 11th season is VERY talented.

But, Ru hasn’t had many opportunities to showcase actual acting skills…small roles here and there and most of them fun cameos like appearing in the Brady Bunch movies back in the 90s.

But, the new show is called AJ and the Queen and it’s a 10 episode series featuring RuPaul as “down on her luck” drag queen Ruby Red who travels across America with an 11 year old sidekick named “AJ” in a busted ole RV. Naturally, they will get into kooky adventures and Ruby will perform musical numbers in every episode. 

It’s “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” meets “BJ and the Bear” (old 70s tv show; RuPaul LOVES shitty pop culture from the olden days) meets…I dunno….”Punky Brewster”?

Continue Reading

Ring Around The Xmas Show Continues As Dina Martina Moves To ACT & Scott Shoemaker Declares War

by Monday at 3:13 pm

 

Yes, yes…I know it’s early to be thinking of Christmas shenanigans when it’s August and 8,000 degrees outside but the complicated scheduling and jostling of Seattle’s gay holiday shows demands we pay attention…especially in a topsy turvy year like this one where both the loss of a beloved local entertainer and some behind the scenes melodrama have added to the huge changes coming to Seattle Gay Holiday Show Season 2018.

We’ve already discussed the major changes coming to the “Holiday Show formerly known as ‘Homo for the Holiday’ but now apparently known as ‘Jingle All The Gay'”…the former show imploded after behind the scenes “stuff” led to long time performers like BenDeLaCreme leaving and wife/wife team of Kitten LaRue and Lou Henry Hoover taking the reigns to recon-jigger the very popular long running show which will return to Oddfellows Hall this year.

You can read about THAT drama, over here.

WarOnChristmas18

Continue Reading

Who Will Be Crowned “Belle of the Balls” @ Queen Pin Bowling Classic?

by Thursday at 3:06 pm

Queen Pin Bowl BAnner

Here’s a fun benefit to be a part of later this month…and, for a good cause!

It’s the Queen Pin Bowling Classic, the first annual drag queen bowling tournament, with 100% of the proceeds to benefit Burien Pride’s LGBTQ College Scholarship Fund and it’s happening Saturday, August 25th at ACME Bowl in Tukwila. (100 Andover Park West, Tukwila, WA, 98188)

100% of the proceeds go to Burien Pride’s new LGBTQ College Scholarship Fund, so your participation helps LGBTQ students get an education…and, there’s two ways to participate. As a bowler, or just come watch and hang out and drink beer and cheer for the bowlers along with your chief host, ALEKSA MANILA along with co-hosts, Miss U.T.O.P.I.A Seattle, Atasha Manilla; Empress of Seattle, Donna Tella Howe; Miss Gay API International, Tanya Rachinee and La Femme Magnifique International, LaSaveona Hunt.

You’re ENCOURAGED to drag it up, or at least be dressed festively, but it’s not required to participate.

Continue Reading

Breaking: Barbie Announces Purr Is Closing Its Doors

by Sunday at 2:56 pm

 

Purr announced they'll reopen at new Montlake location on October 4th.

Some shocking news for fans of Barbie Roberts and her cocktail lounge, Purr. She just announced via her Facebook page that today, Sunday, July 29, 2018 will be the bar’s final day of business. 

Via Facebook:

Letting Go is Never Easy……..

Continue Reading

Entertainment Weekly Has Mental Breakdown; Poorly Ranks RPDR Winners…We Rectify That

by Friday at 6:07 pm

RpdrRANK

Bitchez are ON CRACK!!!!

That was my response after seeing Entertainment Weakly’s recently published ranking of all the winners of the various configurations of RuPaul’s Drag Race…both the winners of all 10 regular seasons plus the 3 All-Star competitions. And, while I entirely agreed with their top AND bottom choices, (apparently made by EW writer JOEY NOLFI, who I’m sure is a lovely yet deluded person), I have a LOT to say about all the ones in-between. 

If you want to see the EW article, sadly you have to click on this link to go to their page full of fucking annoying pop ups….another thing that enrages me. Hey! Let’s do quick survey! If you go to a website and it’s full of too many pop ups and videos and nonsense that impede your user experience and slow your device down, do you GO BACK to that site very frequently? I sure as hell don’t….

Apologies for the digression.

Continue Reading

We Can See Alaska Thunderfuck At Queer Bar From Our House! And, At Men.com!

by Wednesday at 2:15 pm

Alaska Thunderfuck is coming to Seattle on June 23rd while her co-star in this naughty Men.com film is cumming on June 22nd...

Alaska Thunderfuck is coming to Seattle on June 23rd while her co-star in this naughty Men.com film is cumming on June 22nd…

Seattle gets to enjoy beloved drag superstar ALASKA THUNDERFUCK this weekend when she appears at QUEER BAR’s Pride Festival on Saturday, June 23rd but fans of naughty gay male erotic video entertainment can enjoy Ms T-Fuck on FRIDAY when her GAY PORNO VIDEO goes live to the WORLD!

Yes…P.O.R.N.O. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK…so, Alaska isn’t DOING anything involving the exposure of her/their/his genitals (which is probably a shame since Alaska has a rep for being a BIIIIIIIIIG boy….) but is making a fun celebrity, non sexual appearance in MEN.COM’s new ASS CONTROLLER 9 video getting released on Friday, June 22nd.

In it, Alaska plays a shocked TV news anchor who is shocked to discover her male co-anchor is a gyrating butt slut with an app-controlled butt plug in their no-no hole.

Continue Reading

Wassup Ace Comic Con? Why Did Evans and Hemsworth Pull Out? We’re FRUSTRATED!!!!

by Monday at 2:22 pm

AceComicXedOUT

What IS up, with ACE Comic Con Seattle ?

The for profit nerd convention producers made a big deal about announcing the HUGE stars they were going to bring to their Seattle event June 22 to 24th (also known as THIS COMING WEEKEND)…. all these HUGE Marvel Universe Stars like Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston. 

Which was even MORE exciting when you realized that all these hunks of burning lust would be in Seattle over our LGBTQ Pride weekend….maybe Evans and Hemsworth would show up at the Cuff!!!

We can dream…

Continue Reading

Ladyfag Teams Up With Opening Ceremony for “Hanky Code”

by Friday at 12:17 pm

 

Hanky Code for OC. PHOTOGRAPHY BY IGNACIO TORRES

Hanky Code for OC.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY IGNACIO TORRES

PHOTOGRAPHY BY IGNACIO TORRES

PHOTOGRAPHY BY IGNACIO TORRES

Continue Reading

#OrlandoPulse 2 Year Anniversary: Remembering The Victims While Fighting For Gun Control

by Tuesday at 2:05 pm

HRC+06_18+Engagement+Pulse+Banner

June 12th is a new major LGBTQ Day of Remembrance as we pay tribute to the 49 lives lost and the dozens of injured from the 2016 massacre at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Several national organizations paid tribute to the memory of Pulse/Orlando while also urging action for individuals to step up to fight for stronger gun laws.

 

Image via Queer Bar-Seattle

Image via Queer Bar-Seattle

Continue Reading

Tonight: Kick off Pride Month with Equal Rights Washington’s Together for Justice & Equity Reception

by Thursday at 1:58 pm

ERWTogetherJusticeEquity

Kick off Pride Month with Equal Rights Washington’s Together for Justice and Equity Reception! Tickets are only $65 and support our continued fight for the advancement of all LGBTQ Washingtonians.

Come celebrate our statewide ban on conversion therapy for minors, the passage of the Uniform Parentage Act, and hear about our road map for the work to come.

Together for Justice and Equity Reception
Thursday, June 7th
6:30pm – 9:30pm

Metropolist
2931 First Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98134

Continue Reading

Bianca Del Rio, Adore Delano, Fortune Feimster Headline THREE Big Seattle Pride Week Events

by Wednesday at 3:47 pm

FiveSensesPride2018

Cheebus…Seattle will be thronging with superstars the entire week of Seattle’s main LGBTQ Pride celebrations, June 18th through the 24th. On one hand, there will be HUGE major A-list stars in town for the ACE Comicon event at WaMu Theater/Century Link nerd fest with Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Tom Holland all in town from June 22 – 24 plus Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, and Hayley Atwell.

On the gayer side of the fence, there will be another buttload of Gay-List stars in town for various events including 32,987 Drag Race girls at Queer Bar’s 3 day pride street festival plus sundry name talents at other venues like Purr, RPlace, Kremwerk, Wildrose and PrideFest events.

But, the starriest Gay List names are probably at Five Senses Reeling’s huge events happening all week long. They’ve got rising comedy stars FORTUNE FEIMSTER and JESSICA KIRSON on Wednesday, June 20th for STAND UP FOR PRIDE at Q Nightclub with Mama Tits as host.

On Thursday the 21st, they nabbed BIANCA DEL RIO to headline NATIONAL TREASURES, another all star comedy show with LADY BUNNY, SHERRY VINE and JACKIE BEAT on hand as well for an all drag/insult-a-thon comedy show (not for the feint of heart…) at the Egyptian Theater.

Continue Reading

BBC/Masterpiece PBS Set To Release Steamy Gay Drama, “Man in the Orange Shirt”

by Thursday at 11:41 am

 

Oliver Jackson-Cohen, our future pretend ex-husband and James McArdle, our other future pretend ex-husband, star in the BBC/PBS Masterpiece drama "Man in Orange Shirt" this June.

Oliver Jackson-Cohen, our future pretend ex-husband and James McArdle, our other future pretend ex-husband, star in the BBC/PBS Masterpiece drama “Man in Orange Shirt” this June.

Sometimes we get VERY exciting press releases….like this one about the DVD/home release of an upcoming BBC film to be shown on PBS Masterpiece on Sunday, June 17, 2018. Two days after the initial US screening (check your local listings), PBS will release MAN IN AN ORANGE SHIRT on DVD/Digital HD. It’s the well received British romantic drama about star crossed gay love between two soldiers with two sets of VERY attractive/talented actors playing the leads: the very comfortable on the eyes Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Mr. Selfridge) and James McArdle (Salting the Battlefield) pictured here in these basement flooding gifs as well as Julian Morris (Little Women), and David Gyasi (Interstellar).

Vanessa Redgrave stars in this romance penned by acclaimed gay British author Patrick Gale which was created as part of BBC celebrations honoring the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of homosexuality in the UK in 1967.

Judging just by the synopsis and these gifs, we can’t WAIT to see it.

Continue Reading

Former Seattleite Jimmy Durano Needs Our Help

by Thursday at 10:04 am

Former Seattlite/gay adult performer JIMMY DURANO is recovering from a serious head injury after an accident. Photo via Instagram

Former Seattlite/gay adult performer JIMMY DURANO is recovering from a serious head injury after an accident. Photo via Instagram

Many of our readers might know him as “Julio” but to his legions of fans, gay adult entertainer JIMMY DURANO is the more familiar name. Julio/Jimmy lived in Seattle for many years before he moved to California to be closer to the gay adult entertainment industry back in 2014 but he had many fans and friends in Seattle from his years of dancing at area clubs like R Place. 

The performer was living the good life in Palm Springs with husband and fellow gay adult star, Christian Owen when he suffered a serious accident in March of this year that resulted in cranial surgery and a long stay in the hospital.

A post from Jimmy on his Instagram on April 2nd:

But, the performer had a relapse in April which resulted in further procedures and a hospital stay and he now faces many months of recovery time…which means no ability to work as a dancer. Fortunately, Jimmy has health insurance which covers the bulk of his medical expenses, but the loss of income is problematic for the couple. To help out, family and friends have created a GoFundMe to help out Jimmy over the next few months with a goal of $20,000. To date, over $11k has been raised.

Continue Reading