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CI ISH There's a Fine Line Between Telling the Truth and Talking Trash
Quibbling with Genre's 'most horrible' roster while
singer Sophie B. Hawkins quibbles at pride event.
Reworking 'the list'
DANNY T, JR S. JIM A Present
$rMCH $©y$ 1WUJ.S 03 Vol II
THE "15 MOST HORRIBLE LIST" IN
the .Tune issue of the gay glossy GENRE
is supposed to be 15 issues and people
that are causing the most harm to gay
men. But some of the entries just don't
TOM CRUISE is on the list for suing
people who say he's gay. How 2003.
Presumptive Democratic presidential
nominee JOHN KERRY is on the list for
not supporting gay marriage. Even if
Kerry was Satan, his view of marriage
would still be more inclusive than
GEORGE W BUSH, who also made
Supreme Court Justice ANTONIN
SCALIA is also on the list for writing the
dissenting opinion in Lawrence v. Texas,
the case that last year struck down the
nation's remaining sodomy laws.
The '"Queer Eye' wardrobe department" is on the list for the way CARSON
KRESSLEY dresses. In fact, Carson is a
big boy and dresses himself, no matter
Also on the list is "mothers of closeted
IF THE LIST WERE UP TO US, WE'D
make some changes. Let's keep Bush,
POPE JOHN PAUL II, lesbian MARY
CHENEY, American Family Association's
DONALD WILDMON, Positive Alternatives to Homosexuality head ARTHUR
GOLDBERG and the drug crystal meth.
But cut the rest for some better
the homophobic senator from Penn and gay
If you don't know
about the latter, check
'The Down Low':
finally pays attention to gay issues, and
it's for closet cases.
DAVID GEST: Look what that man
did to LIZA!
50 CENT: Why are they still playing
this homophobic rapper at gay clubs?
Gay Clones: Why do so many boys get
the same tattoos, listen to the same music
and wear the same clothes?
And let's not forget two more "most
horrible" slights to the gay world: unsup-
portive parents of gay offspring and bare-
Another of Dish's spies reports some
backstage drama thanks to "omnisexual"
singer SOPHIE B. HAWKINS. While
ommador on the Beach
Dish would spare Carson Kressley from the most
horrible' list in lieu of the likes of Santorum —
performing at a recent Gay Pride celebration in Washington, D.C, Hawkins mishandled some miscommunication.
Hawkins' manager told her she would
play for an hour. Pride organizers only
wanted her to play 20 minutes, the average length of any performance at the
event. When Hawkins was told about the
discrepancy, she wasn't pleased.
Apparently, the singer had some
choice words for organizers and even
took her anger to the stage.
my act short, and I'm
the headliner. This is
fucked up!" she
her hit song "Damn 1
Wish I Was Your
dropped her microphone on the stage and flashed her middle finger at the crowd and organizers
A Hawkins spokesperson didn't
respond to requests for comment about
Of course the miscommunication is
unfortunate, but how unprofessional to
air your dirty laundry in public.
And at Pride, no less.
Maybe we need to add Hawkins to the
"most horrible" list.
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