Fun in the Sun

Is This Going to Be The Gay Summer of Love?


It’s been heating up here at the Queertydome this week, and while we only occasionally get to poke our bleary-eyed head out into the real world, we started to wonder what the hell we’re going to do with ourselves this summer. With change in the air when it comes to gay rights and a new liberal president in the White House, the summer of 2009 could well be the chance for Americans of all stripes to finally blow off the collected steam of eight years of Rovian oppression. We asked some random celebrities what their plans are for the summer, but what we really want to know is what you’re gonna do with your moment in the sun.

Here’s what our nation’s celebrity class has to say to Queerty about our totally made-up Summer of Love:


“I’m in fashion and I’m sort of a jeans and t-shirt guy…especially in this economy stick with basics. If you’re going to buy something in this economy, buy something you can get a lot of mileage out of.” —Jack Mackenroth, on summer fashion tips


“I wanna retire and start moto GP racing. I’m little, I’m fearless, I’m incredibly coordinated.” —Model and actor Jenny Shimizu, on what she’s doing this summer


“I spend my entire life in the media eye and have everybody poke into my life, so I’m going to leave him out of it.” —Clay Aiken, on spending time with his son this summer


“We’re going to have drunch.” —Devyn and Baya from Real World: Brooklyn, trying to make the word for “drunk brunch” cool.


“Right now I’m re-reading a book, an amazing book, called Once Upon a Distant War, and I’m reading F. Scott Fitzgerald again.” —Sometimes cop and Carrie’s big squeeze Chris Noth on his summer literary goals.

But enough of the celebs, what we want to know is what your plans are for the summer. Where are you going? What’s the best way to have fun and economize at the same time? Is anyone planning a big party? How do we score an invite? And is Summer 2009 about the Speedo or the squarecut? We always get it wrong!