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Weeklings!: Gay Grammy Predictions (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

2014-01-24-weeklingsgrammys2014small.pngI forecast what'll happen with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and Katy Perry. Yikes.

Weeklings!: The Gay New Year's Resolutions I'm Keeping (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 03.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

2014-01-11-weeklingsgaynewyearsres.pngDear gay people: Lets keep our new year's resolutions this time around, all right? Here's my list of promises for the blessed year. Are you ready to forgive Britney too?

Weeklings!: How to Survive a Straight Christmas Party (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

Christmas is here, and that means it's time for wonderful things like Grinch worship and festive Mariah jams. However, it also means something scary: heterosexual holiday parties. Are you crying yet?

Weeklings!: The Scariest Gay Things of 2013 (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 12.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

2013-10-31-weeklingshalloween2013play.pngYou'll never guess the number-one scariest moment -- because it's so traumatizing that your brain has already trained itself to forget it. Good for your brain. Until now.

Weeklings!: The 10 Best Boy Bands (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 11.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

To celebrate the premiere of One Direction's documentary This Is Us, let's take a journey through boy band history and pick the 10 best groups in the genre. Who will come out on top? Backstreet Boys? 'N Sync? New Kids on the Block? The Velvet Underground?

Weeklings!: Why 'Roar' Gets No Applause (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 10.23.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

Katy Perry or Lady Gaga? Colonial law dictates that you can only enjoy one, so which is it going to be? In this edition of Weeklings!, I tell you why Katy Perry's new (and very successful) single "Roar" is unworthy of your vote, time, $1.29, and grace.

Weeklings!: How to Celebrate 'Straight Pride Month' (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 09.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

Happy July -- or as it's now called, Heterosexual Awareness Month! This treasured holiday dates all the way back to June 2012, when a group of smart holiday inventors wanted to give "heterosexuals a voice in the face of growing pressure and indoctrination from the LGBTP community."

Weeklings!: A Gay's Thanks to Dad (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 08.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

Father's Day is a good time to think about our own dads and how awesome they are. I do my best to thank the fathers of gay kids everywhere -- using my own dad as a template.

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

George Heymont | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

It's no secret that some people respond to power as they would to an aphrodisiac. Whether they prefer to wield power over others or submit to it on co...

Weeklings!: Coming Out to Mom (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 07.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

Great moms are the backbone of the gay community, and in this edition of Weeklings!, I'm offering help to moms whose sons have just come out to them. What should Mom say when her kid says he's gay?

Weeklings!: A Gay's Guide to Honest Sports Stars (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 03.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

Lance Armstrong may have pulled a fast one (or seven) on us, and Manti Te'o may be the weirdest liar in the history of sports, but please don't fret: You can trust your sports heroes.

Weeklings!: Worst Oscar Nominations Ever? (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 03.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

In this edition of Weeklings!, I uncover the Academy's idiocy with splintering detail -- even though I have an insane, eternal obsession with the Oscars. Love you, AMPAS! Even if you truly enjoyed Silver Linings Playbook.

WATCH: Louis Virtel Lays Out The Real New Year's Resolutions

Louis Virtel | Posted 03.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

Stop it with your awful promises and vows for 2013. In this edition of Weeklings!, I announce the gay-ish resolutions I'm making, and maybe you'll subscribe to them, too. Wait till you see what's on my "reading" list.

Weeklings!: One Gay's End-of-the-World Confessions (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

In this edition of Weeklings!, I admit every last bit of truth I've been holding back. The Mayans are probably right, so why go on living these lies any longer?

WATCH: The Greatest Christmas Movie Ever?

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

In this week's edition of Weeklings!, I toast all the Christmas classics: Miracle on 34th Street, Meet Me in St. Louis, Christmas Vacation, Bad Santa and many, many others. But only one can be best -- and gayest. Join me as I select the number one and, for the hell of it, rip on Chevy Chase.

'Weeklings!': Why Kate Middleton Matters (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 02.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

In this edition of Weeklings!, I argue on behalf of Kate Middleton's relevance, pointing out why the lovely lady is a worthy member of pop culture. Stick around for the end, when I offer a bunch of perfect names for her kids.

Weeklings!: Worst Celebrity Couples Ever (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 01.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

I explore the history of celebrity couples and point out which ones are my least favorite. I even pick a worst. Feel free to fight me, but as usual, I think you'll find that my logic is irrefutable -- or else too spastic and asthmatic to be argued. Warning: I am very mad at Ryan Reynolds.

Weeklings!: Debate Tips for Obama (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 12.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

Unfortunately, cautiousness doesn't translate as well on primetime, so in today's episode of Weeklings! I'm offering some simple debating tips to help out Monsieur POTUS. Some of my methods may be controversial, but I assure you they're also ridiculous.

Weeklings!: Who's Our Queen of Pop? (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 11.28.2012 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

Rihanna's new single "Diamonds" is out this week, which made me wonder: Do we even have a "Queen of Pop" anymore? And if so, who is it? Does she matter?

Weeklings!: Forgiving Paris Hilton (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 11.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

Fortunately, I have a bunch of logical explanations for what Ms. Hilton really meant to say. In this edition of Weeklings!, I discuss the valid points she was trying to make. Get ready to learn.

Weeklings!: The Summer In Gay (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 11.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

The LGBT community had a pretty newsworthy summer -- in good, bad, and ugly, chicken-related ways -- and it's already time that we reflect on the season and make sense of it all. Prepare yourself for a blitz of summer 2012 realness.

Weeklings!: The Gay Beatles Return (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 11.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

Say hello to The Gay Beatles! That's me, Bryan Safi, Jeffery Self, and Guy Branum. Here are The Gay Beatles picking our personal favorite First Ladies, Golden Girls, Spice Girls, and many more.

Weeklings!: The Republican National Convention (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 10.31.2012 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

After three days of the Republican National Convention, I'm ready to process all the valuable adages, smart talking points, and LGBT-positive sentiments that Mitt Romney and his coterie offered us. Spoiler: It's a pretty short process. And a sarcastic one.

Weeklings!: Avril Lavigne And Lance Armstrong (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 10.24.2012 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

How silly were straight people this week? Avril Lavigne and the Nickelback guy got engaged, and Lance Armstrong may be stripped of his seven Tour de France victories. Bad job, heterosexuals!

Weeklings: Chick-fil-Nay! (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 10.04.2012 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

Hope you enjoyed Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, that special August 1 holiday where some of our greatest intellectuals abandoned their monster truck rallies and gathered 'round Heterosexual Chicken Emperor Dan Cathy.