Gay Santa honored for his 30 years of holly, jolly service

After 30-plus years of playing Father Christmas, Leo Treadway is hanging up the Santa suit. Suits plural, actually. And in recognition of his service, Treadway’s outfits will now be featured in the Minnesota Historical Society. Related: 11 times Santa Claus was a total silver fox Treadway, a mental health counselor and an AIDS and gay rights activist, started playing the role of Santa in 1987 when his reddish-blond beard started turning white. He originally wore the same red suit his father wor...
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The best (and worst) ads from the past 10 years that show just how far we have come

As we enter the roaring ’20s, Queerty is looking back on the last 10 years of culture in our “Decade of Decadence” series. We’ve seen an explosion in queer representation in film and TV, music, politics, and on social media. We’ve grown more aware of intersectionality, gender identity, and sexual fluidity and we’ve seen major social and political advancements across the globe. It’s been wild, wonderful decade, and we can hardly wait to see what the next one has in store. This post, by Mike Wilk...
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Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Glosses Swatches

Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Glosses ($27.00 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is new lipgloss available in 15 shades for spring. The formula is supposed to be “super smooth, ultra-hydrating, and never-sticky” with “sheer” coverage. Here are swatches of all the range! Crushed Oil-Infused Glosses Gallery Options Products ...
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When Rolling Out of Bed Doesn’t Give You the Look You Crave, Try This Natural Beauty Regimen

When Rolling Out of Bed Doesn’t Give You the Look You Crave, Try This Natural Beauty Regimen Sure, we’d love to roll out of bed each morning and, voila, be ready to go with bright eyes and sculpted cheeks. But perfecting the natural makeup look isn’t always, well, natural. Real life just doesn’t allow for such magic without a little help. Fortunately, the right beauty products can make all the difference. And they also make it exceptionally simple to achieve that flawless, less-is-more look in j...
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Natasha Denona Naya, Nati, Lala Lipsticks Reviews & Swatches

Naya (4B) Natasha Denona Naya (4B) I Need a Nude Lipstick ($25.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark brown with more toned down, but still warm, undertones and a cream finish. It had excellent pigmentation in a single stroke, which adhered evenly to my lips and applied comfortably as it didn’t tug or drag. The consistency was lightweight, velvety, and creamy enough to glide over my lips but didn’t slide around during wear. It wo...
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Survey Says… December 25th, 2019

Happy Wednesday! Here's this week's survey, which you can copy and paste and share as a comment. Your skin tone/coloring: Three products you couldn’t put down this month? Favorite cheek product this month? Favorite eyeshadow palette this month? Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Mugler’s Fly Away – inspirational cannabis

The cannabis trend in perfume took root far before the mutant expansion of CBD and cannabis in the food and beverage markets. Many credit Nasomatto’s Black Afgano (2009) for being a notorious cornerstone in the original set of cannabis-inspired fragrances that drew in smellers hoping to relish in the cognitive headspace of the drug, joined by Parfumerie Generale’s Cozé (2002), Aedes de Venu... Read full article: Mugler’s Fly Away – inspirational cannabis from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes...
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Kylie Minogue tries to lure Brexit-weary Britons in new Tourism Australia ad 'Matesong'

Pop star reprises Neighbours character in a song that also includes tennis star Ash Barty, comedian Adam Hills and former cricketer Shane WarneA new $15m tourism campaign featuring Kylie Minogue is aiming to lure Brexit-weary Britons to Australia with the perennial promise of cute marsupials, white-sand beaches and locals who “speak your language”.The three-minute musical advertisement aired on televisions in the UK before the Queen’s message on Christmas Eve, with Minogue and another well-known...
Tags: Travel, UK, Australia, Advertising, Life and style, UK News, Australia news, Neighbours, Kylie Minogue, Shane Warne, Sandringham, Brexit, Ash Barty, Minogue, Adam Hills, Ian Thorpe

WATCH: Michael Henry and the dumpster queens make the Yuletide extra gay

Gather round the dumpster, kids, it’s holiday storytime. Join Michael Henry, Pete Zias and Michael Lucid below for some seasonal cheer:
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Billy Porter’s ‘Pose’ costars and celeb friends gift him with lip-sync video

Billy Porter’s latest dance single is titled “Love Yourself,” but a ton of other celebrities are feeling the love for the Emmy winner, too. For the track’s music video, many of Porter’s Pose costars and famous friends lip-sync along to the affirmation anthem, which hit No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart. Related: Billy Porter on becoming a leading man: “I read these scripts and I just weep” AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); You’ll see Pose...
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Which Would Win?: Christmas Tree Fragrances!

Wintertime and Christmas bring to mind the scent of trees (among other scents). Specifically, conifer trees such as fir, pine, spruce, cypress, and the like. ("Conifer" wasn't such an enticing title, though. Say it out loud...Yeah, it just sounds weird. "Coniferous" is worse!) So, based upon the recommendations in this forum thread, we shall now battle the top five-mentioned fragrances ... Read full article: Which Would Win?: Christmas Tree Fragrances! from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Ma...
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What convinces you to try out a new beauty brand?

If it is backed by a more established parent company or [insert reasonably famous person here], I don’t need as much to convince me (I primarily would gauge readers’ interest). If it’s an indie brand, then it matters what their history looks like (customer service, controversy, and so on),... — Christine Join Discussion [Author: Christine]
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Gay guys share the most romantic things that have ever happened to them

Who says love is dead? Dudes in one thread of the r/askgaybros subreddit have been sharing the most romantic things that have ever happened to them, and their stories of gallantry, devotion, and intimacy are enough to make even the most hardened cynic a hopeless romantic. Here’s a selection: “[I] had a hookup a few months back. We were both pretty uncomfortable and felt awkward about it. I figured it was one and done. A week or two ago, I saw a very pretty gay at Target and realized it was him....
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Maison Christian Dior Collection Rouge Trafalgar

The Maison Christian Dior Collection has created a very exciting composition that celebrates the beauty of red fruit and a juicy sensation with an elegant woodsy and musky cloud. ROUGE TRAFALGAR reflects the attractive red Trafalgar color, which is recognizable in Dior makeup collections as well as in their fashion line. The impressive Trafalgar color certainly draws attention with its vibr... Read full article: Maison Christian Dior Collection Rouge Trafalgar from Fragrantica Perfumes and Col...
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Starting a Job During the Holidays? 14 Tips for a Smooth Transition

Starting a job or changing roles during the holiday season can be particularly challenging. What is one thing people new to a position can do to make life easier on… Read more » The post Starting a Job During the Holidays? 14 Tips for a Smooth Transition appeared first on
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Roberto Cavalli Florence Blossom

Roberto Cavalli presents Florence Blossom, a limited edition available on the market from January 2020. The fragrance belongs to the Florence collection, which includes the original launched in late 2017 and Florence Amber from the beginning of 2019. Florence Blossom celebrates the natural glow of a Florence woman, as they state in the press release. It promises a contemporary floral-fruit... Read full article: Roberto Cavalli Florence Blossom from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine. ...
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Who said it in 2019? The quiz of the year's most outrageous quotes

Match the obnoxious, horrendous or merely outlandish quotes to the wanton, scandalous or merely unconventional celebrityIt was a vintage year for Spice Girls fans, as the band re-formed for a sell-out Britain and Ireland tour. But which of the following statements did Scary Spice, AKA Mel B, not make in 2019?“Can the CEO of Tesco Food Dave Lewis please contact me urgently?”“She is going to hate me for this because she is all posh in a country house but it wasn’t a ‘thing’, it just happened, we j...
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From woke to gammon: buzzwords by the people who coined them

Brexit, millennials, binge-watching… every word in the English language was coined by someone. What’s it like to be an accidental wordsmith?Are we living through a golden age of linguistic inventiveness? Buzzwords and neologisms – from office jargon to the lexicons of democratic chaos in Britain and the US, as well as the ever-expanding culture wars – rain down on us every day, and can gain global currency at the speed of fibre-optic cable. Many, of course, fail – like “Brixit”, an early rival t...
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The Observer Christmas puzzles special: bumper quiz of the year

Test your mettle against our writers’ questions on film, music, politics, theatre and more• Try your hand at the Observer’s literary picture quizWhich of these bestselling novels has not been seen on British stages this year?Life of Pi – Yann MartelThe Line of Beauty – Alan Hollinghurst Grief is the Thing with Feathers – Max Porter Small Island – Andrea LevyA hugely successful revival of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal transferred from the West End to Broadway this year. Tom Hiddleston's casting in the...
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Sponsored: Bloomingdale’s Beauty & Fragrance After Holiday Sale!

To close out the year, Bloomingdale’s is offering 10% off all beauty and fragrance–no exclusions!–now through December 27th.  (For those who might take a peek at other items, you’ll find up to 75% off during their after holiday sale, too.)  Bloomingdale’s offers free shipping on all beauty orders of $50 or ore, plus free returns! SHOP NOW Here are some of my favorite beauty products that you’ll find on sale at Bloomingdale’s now through the 27th! ;(function(d,t,k){var l=d.createElement(t),...
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Billionaire British Heiress Scoops up L.A. Midcentury Modern

When Academy Award-winning film editor Joe Hutshing (“JFK,” “Born on the Fourth of July,” “Jerry Maguire,” “Almost Famous”) put his Los Angeles home of two decades up for sale, the $5.5 million pricetag raised more than a few eyebrows. After all, the 1968 modern home, while sleek and pristine, spans barely 3,000 square feet of […]
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