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Battle of the Movie Stars #4: 1975

The Supreme Court says "I Do" to Gay Marriage

Groovy Flashback: Sex Stars of 1978

The Groovy List featuring Well-Strung

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Groovy Music Showdown #36: 2009


In the 35th Groovy Music Showdown, the following albums from 1973 won and will be moving on to Round 2:

Now & Then - Carpenters
Half-Breed - Cher
Life and Times - Jim Croce
Desperado - Eagles
Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye
Abandoned Luncheonette - Hall & Oates
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
Imagination - Gladys Knight & the Pips
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia - Vicki Lawrence
Barry Manilow
Band on the Run - Paul McCartney and Wings
Let Me Be There - Olivia Newton-John
The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
The Sting soundtrack

PLEASE NOTE: The next Groovy Music Showdown will be on Tuesday, July 14.

Now on to our 36th showdown, which takes us back to 2009 when the following 32 albums were released:















Groovy Giveaway: The Glass Closet by Lord John Browne



This week's Groovy Giveaway is two paperback copies of The Glass Closet by Lord John Browne.

Part memoir and part social criticism, The Glass Closet addresses the issue of homophobia that still pervades corporations around the world and underscores the immense challenges faced by LGBT employees.

In The Glass Closet, Lord John Browne, former CEO of BP, seeks to unsettle business leaders by exposing the culture of homophobia that remains rampant in corporations around the world, and which prevents employees from showing their authentic selves.

Drawing on his own experiences, and those of prominent members of the LGBT community around the world, as well as insights from well-known business leaders and celebrities, Lord Browne illustrates why, despite the risks involved, self-disclosure is best for employees—and for the businesses that support them. Above all, The Glass Closet offers inspiration and support for those who too often worry that coming out will hinder their chances of professional success.

Visit GlassCloset.org for more information. You can follow both Lord John Browne and The Glass Closet on Facebook and Twitter:

www.facebook.com/lordjohnbrowne
www.facebook.com/GlassClosetOrg
twitter.com/LordJohnBrowne
twitter.com/GlassClosetOrg

To enter to win this Groovy Giveaway, email your name and address to deepdish73@gmail.com. Winners must have a US mailing address, and entries close at midnight on Sunday, July 5 (CST).

Dish of the Day #1683: Red, Hot and Blue!


To celebrate the 4th of July, this week I'm featuring a few patriotic Dishes. Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. If you haven't yet voted in last week's Deep Dish Pool Party, choose your three favorite hunks in the sidebar poll.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Battle of the Movie Stars #4: 1975


The following stars of 1982 (from the third Battle) will be moving on to Round 2:

Julie Andrews (Victor Victoria)
Drew Barrymore (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial)
Maxwell Caulfield (Grease 2)
Cher (Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean)
Glenn Close (The World According to Garp)
Richard Gere (An Officer and a Gentleman)
Harry Hamlin (Making Love)
Dustin Hoffman (Tootsie)
Ben Kingsley (Gandhi)
Jessica Lange (Tootsie)
Michael Ontkean (Making Love)
Robert Preston (Victor Victoria)
Meryl Streep (Sophie's Choice)
Lesley Ann Warren (Victor Victoria)
Sigourney Weaver (The Year of Living Dangerously)
Robin Williams (The World According to Garp)

Now on to our fourth battle, which takes us back to 1975 when the following 32 stars graced the silver screen:









Dish of the Day #1682: Red, Hot and Blue!


To celebrate the 4th of July, this week I'm featuring a few patriotic Dishes. Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. If you haven't yet voted in last week's Deep Dish Pool Party, choose your three favorite hunks in the sidebar poll.

Today's Dish is Levi Jackson.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Top 115 Groovy Gay Movies to Watch in 2015



It's time once again to post my annual list of the grooviest LGBT films, so I've selected 115 movies (in chronological order), adding five "new" ones (in pink) that I felt deserved to be included this year. Although I wasn't able to feature EVERY groovy gay movie, hopefully you will find a few of your favorites (and if you don't, please leave me a comment with their titles).

Friday, June 26, 2015

Remembering Patrick Macnee 1922 - 2015



Actor Patrick Macnee, who died Thursday at age 93, was best known for his role as secret agent John Steed on the 1961-69 British TV series, The Avengers, and the 1976-77 sequel, The New Avengers. Other television credits include the 1982 NBC series, Gavilan, the 1984 CBS sitcom, Empire, and the 1994 syndicated series, Thunder in Paradise.

He also appeared in many films, including A Christmas Carol (1951) as the Young Jacob Marley, Les Girls (1957), The Howling (1981), The Creature Wasn't Nice (1981), Young Doctors in Love (1982), This Is Spinal Tap (1984), A View to a Kill (1985) and Lobster Man from Mars (1989). And he starred in the Broadway play, Sleuth, in 1972-73 and its subsequent national tour.

Below I've selected some videos to celebrate Patrick Macnee's life and career.

#LoveWins as the Supreme Court says "I Do" to Gay Marriage



Today the Supreme Court - in a 5-4 decision - declared that same-sex couples now have the right to marry anywhere in the United States. And to help us celebrate this historic ruling I've invited ABBA and Bette Midler to sing a few songs. You can also watch President Obama's speech on the Supreme Court's decision.



Deep Dish Pool Party #125


The rules are simple - each week I feature 10 Dishes of the Day and you get to invite your three favorites over for some wet and wild fun at the Deep Dish Pool Party. The five guys who receive the most votes get to stay, and the following week five new Dishes are added to the guest list.

1) Dish #1587
Last Week #1, W19, 33 invites out of 202


Dish of the Day #1681: Glad to Be Gay


Every Monday through Friday a new Dish of the Day is featured. Click here to vote for your three favorite Dishes in this week's Deep Dish Pool Party poll.

Today's Dish is Steve Grand.