Hollywood. Nice to be back for a few days. Even nicer to drag myself out of Malibu and up the 10 Freeway to Toby Wilkin’s birthday party.
Miles came with me. Robby was stuck at work…and sick.
I wore a very chic black suit and tee-shirt with a picture of a scantily clad woman on it. Hair much longer than it has been for weeks and sporting a fuller beard.
The little dog loves Toby. He jumps around on his back legs whenever he sees him.
Many beautiful, interesting boys. Two girls.
Jeff Davis writer of MTV’s new Teen Wolf series told me that he insisted the gay character in his very promising new show be played by an out gay man.
That was brave, or perhaps reckless in Hollywood? I have no idea.
I applaud Jeff’s audacity.
Maybe things really are a’changing?
Had longest chat with rich gay about US equality politics. Of course I remember his name but it wouldn’t be polite to mention it. Even though I told him that I would blog about the party I don’t think he thought I would blog about him in particular.
He is as passionate as I am about gay equality though his solution seems very different to mine.
We agreed that both HRC and GLAAD are getting it wrong. But where as I think change needs to start with an aggressive ad campaign that positively validates us, our love and our history…his strategy boiled down to making lawyers richer by changing things judicially.
I suggested that men like him and David Geffen and women like Ellen should publicly stop paying their taxes until they have equal billing..he balked.
I urged him to ‘take the bullet’ if he truly believes in equality. I reminded him that there were men and women in Yemen this very night risking their lives for freedom, equality and democracy.
I didn’t necessarily agree with his point of view but tried (unusually) to look for the similarities rather than the differences. I was feeling, shall we say, diplomatic.
Another Ken Mehlman apologist. Apparently, even though our Ken has been a very bad gay he can help us by getting Republicans to speak out for gay marriage. Oh gawd. That argument is nearly as convincing as trickle down economics.
My new friend was a firm believer that all things gay are good and we should not under any circumstance be questioned or challenged.
He seemed perplexed when I suggested that by keeping our own side of the street clean we might attract rather than promote people to our cause. We seldom ever look at our own behaviour, morals or lack of them.
He told me rather imperiously that he did not have any friends with drug or alcohol abuse issues. Forgetting of course that his good friend Elton has been sober for many years after many more years of a torturous drug and alcohol problem.
He had not read or even heard of The Velvet Rage.
We parted on good terms.
One young queen kept hounding The Little Dog. The Little Dog took offence and tried to bite him. Oh how we laughed.
Generally very good party even though I missed the sausages.
Almost the entire Teen Wolf cast in attendance.
Bumped into my very old friend Tom D who scarcely recognised me. I must look very old. He claimed it was the beard. He has become a hugely successful and incredibly well-respected producer. We hugged a lot and agreed to meet very soon.
The beautiful Dane and I are going on an adventure. Watch this space.
- Hot Wolf Teen : Tyler Posey vs. Taylor Lautner (socyberty.com)
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.. taxation without fair representation.