"It's funny. I play a gay character on a TV show. Whether it's me or the character, at the end of the day it's still my body, it's still telling the story. It's the character and his journey, but it's my body, my lips, my hands."Nick Jonas
When I came out in the late '80s, there were about eight seven-nights-a-week gay dance clubs in Boston. By 2000, there weren't any. Once Massachusetts became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage, the gay scene changed drastically. In 1992, Boston's WFNX began broadcasting a weekly gay radio program. If the subject matter of "One in Ten" was groundbreaking, so was its homethe area's most popular alternative rock radio station. Throughout the show's history, I often appeared as a guest and, occasionally, as a host. One night in 2005, I asked our engineer where young gay people went at night. He kinda snottily said, "Oh, we don't need to go out to gay clubs like your generation didwe just go anywhere." I suddenly felt very old...and very smart. Equality comes with a price. If you want the rights to be able to do what everyone else does where everyone else does it and be considered the same as everyone else, you don't need your own thingslike clubs or radio stations.
Last week, SiriusXM shut down its groundbreaking queer station, OutQ. It wasn't completely unexpectedthis past summer, Sirius abruptly cancelled the wildly popular program by Derek & Romaine. Rumors were circulating that other changes were in store. With almost no warning, the plug was pulled on OutQ. But the cuts didn't stop there. At the same time, Lance Bass was canned, even though he's on Andy Cohen ... rather, Andy's Sirius station ( Radio Andy ). Can't Bass get a break? First Meredith Vieira and now this?
Barry Manilow had to interrupt his One Last TimeOne Last Tour due to "oral surgery." OK, I don't mean it like Kathy Griffin wouldhe really did have oral surgery. Barry was rushed into emergency surgery to deal with complications from an earlier procedure. Apparently, he had a benign tumor in his mouth removed in 1986 and, since then, he's needed regular treatments. While the doctors expect he can resume his schedule soon, his publicist says that Manilow has been ordered not to "talk, sing or rap." Rap? Did I miss something? Is he known as a rapper? Is it Tupac, Jay Z and Manilow? Maybe we should start calling him Mani-O.
Another singer is making tongues wag over some racy photos. Aaron Carter was recently featured in a series of photos with Chris Crocker. You remember Chrishis 15 minutes of fame sprang from a viral video imploring people to "Leave Britney alone." It's that history which led to canoodling with Carter.
It all started when a scurrilous website claimed that if you ask Aaron Carter to sing his biggest hit "I Want Candy," he will whine like a baby. Lots of people argued back and forth, and then Crocker entered the fray. He made a video saying, "Leave Aaron Carter alone right now! For real, though. I mean, you people are mad because he doesn't want to sing, 'I Want Candy' from when he was a kid? That's like people asking me to do 'Leave Britney alone'. Now, I would do Aaron." As I always say, you've got to put it out into the universe. Aaron tweeted, "@ChrisCrocker is my man crush." The twosome seemed to be flirting online and before you know it, they were face to face, posing for a number of suggestive shots. How suggestive? People are now claiming the two are loverssomething Crocker clearly isn't discouraging. However, we're told that Aaron's people made Chris delete an Instagram video that showed the guys on the brink of a kiss. But nothing is ever really deleted, as you will see on BillyMasters.com .
If I've never said anything ( and Lord knows I've said it all ), I've said that if there were a reality star I'd want to watch getting fucked, it would be Will Wikle. Not being a Big Brother devotee, I was late to the Wikle party. But I jumped on board ( as it were ) in 2011 when he whipped himself into shape and re-emerged as a top ( top? ) NYC go-go boy ( boy? ) while still working as an ER nursewhich probably came in handy while clubgoers watched his heart-stopping gyrations. When asked about this career trajectory, he said, "To my Southern Baptist family back home, I tell them that God blessed me with a bountiful butt, and shaking it is my ministry." Well, isn't that special.
Those of you not in the Tri-state area will get to see Will's ass ( and the rest of him ) in his upcoming porn debut. Yes, he's doing porn. This somewhat surprised menot because he isn't hot enough, but because he'd always refused it as an option. He said, "Never. I like to be in control"a statement all good bottoms say at one time or another. But Wikle got to be in control for this project to be released by CockyBoys. Will is co-producing The Stillest Hour, which also features Colby Keller and Levi Karter. We're told the film cost roughly five times the amount of a usual porn. In addition to the hardcore content, this flick also includes quite a bit of plot and dialogue. Judging solely from the trailer, the acting skills are questionableto say the least. But the heat generated by them certainly sizzles. You can check out Wikle from a variety of angles at BillyMasters.com .
When we're watching Wikle's willie, it's definitely time to end yet another column. Before ending, I want to thank you for the birthday wishes. Sincerely, I appreciate it and never take it for grantedexcept, perhaps, when I'm having sex with reality stars ... I do draw the line at Internet sensations. And speaking of the Internet, check out www.BillyMasters.com, the site that never goes down ( unlike its proprietor ). If you have a question for me, send it along to Billy@BillyMasters.com, and I promise to get back to you before Chris Crocker makes a "Leave Billy alone" video. Until next time, remember: One man's filth is another man's bible.