Adam Levin, the owner of Oreva Capital, the parent company of Pride Media—which puts out The Advocate and Out has once again been caught donating to anti-LGBT republicans.
OpenSecrets, a website that tracks political donations, shows that Levin, gave $2,800 each to two extremely anti-LGBT Republican Senate incumbents North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis and Montana Sen. Steve Daines.
OpenSecrets shows no record of Levin’s support for pro-LGBT candidates this time around.
Earlier this year Levin and Pride Media, had proven chronically unable or unwilling to pay freelancer journalist after publishing their works despite numerous promises. It took over a year for some to finally get paid.
Well it was the title of an early George Cukor film, but it is a question every closeted movie star has probably asked himself.
In 1930, the top box office star was a gay man.
Actor Billy Haines lived with his lover, Jimmie Shields, and never posed on the red carpet with a beard on his arm. By 1933, he was washed up in show business; and by 1936, he had become hugely successful in an entirely new line of work-interior decorator. Out of the Closet, Off the Screen: the Life of William Haines details the extraordinary life of Billy Haines, the only matinee idol who ever decided that Hollywood’s price was too high and walked away from film stardom.
This is the story of Hollywood’s first real gay out actor and close friend of Joan Crawford who didn’t give a damn who knew, chose love over money and persevered despite it all.
The new owners of OUT magazine and the ADVOCATE are the stepbrothers Adam Levin and Maxx Abramowitz, they are the founders and operators of Oreva Capital, which last September under the umbrella of PRIDE Media acquired the two LGBT publications along with related brands and intellectual property. They are also, respectively, the chief executive officer and lead investor of High Times magazine parent High Times Holdings.
However, it turns out the two new owners have given money to anti-LGBT politicians who have worked against that community.
Levin has donated to a number of Republicans including Devin Nunes, Dean Heller and Josh Mandel (all of whom have publicly taken anti-LGTBQ stances, like supporting religion-based discrimination), and Dana Rohrabacher (who recently said gay people can be denied the right to buy a home and has consistently opposed legal advancements for the LGTB community).
Last night Florida’s former Governor Charlie Crist came out of the closet as Florida as he officially registered as a Democrat. And according to Crist, it’s the GOP party’s fault he left it in the first place.
“What changed is the leadership of the Republican Party,” Crist said. “As I said at the convention, I didn’t leave the Republican Party, it left me. Whether the issue was immigration, or education, or you name it — the environment. I feel at home now.”
Crist also added “I’ve had friends for years tell me, ‘You know Charlie, you’re a Democrat and you don’t know it,”
No word about whether the friends who told him he was a “homosexual” have made any impact and that there’s any evidence of that bearded glass closet busting open soon.
Writer and Director James Killough and his website Pure Film Creative, is offering $10,000.00 to the first person to provide PROOF that Marcus Bachman is GAY!
Before we go any further in trying to transition Marcia into the fold and make her see the error of her ex-gay ways and discard that presidential-hopeful beard, Michele, let me state this: PFC will award $10,000.00 (ten thousand US dollars and zero cents) to any man who has solid, verifiable proof that he has had sex with Marcus Bachmann. We’ll consider another arrangement if you were just propositioned
I predict 10 days TOPS until a winner is announced and a reward is paid out.
Betty White the beloved comedienne and little scamp was on Joy Behar’s Headline News program on Monday night and, while talking about famously gay Rock Hudson, basically let slip that old-timey actor Cary Grant was also light in the loafers as well. While not exactly “news” really, George Burns and Marlene Dietrich said the same thing many years ago and Cary Grant got all pissed at Chevy Chase when he outed him.
I’m not sure if Cary was gay per se, but I’d go with Bi and extremely adventurous.and open
After all he was VERY CLOSE and “roommate” to Randolph Scott…
Four years ago, one of the few openly gay out athletes, lesbian Dutch speedskater Ireen Wüst won gold for the 3,000-meter race in Turin. Today, she repeated history
“Pulling all the pieces together, “I’m so proud and happy,” she says of winning gold for the 1,500 meter race this time around (she won bronze in the event in 2006). “I can’t describe how happy I am. I don’t have words for it. I think I’m the happiest person on Earth right now.”
Those are the words of the athlete who was worried talk about her sexuality was overtaking the reason she is in Vancouver: to win. And even we could feel the tears brewing on the medal podium as she received the gold medal around her neck.