Friday, September 21, 2018

Fans See Batman's Penis; Cher On Dating Tom Cruise; Terry Crew's Apology Letter From Agent Who Allegedly Groped Him; Your Next Vacation In Saskatoon;

Fans See Batman's Penis 

I'm sure Batman fans never thought they'd see anything like this. 

The Dark Knight’s sculpted physique is clearly visible, as is his penis, hanging right against one of his sizeable thighs, below his chiselled torso, with the faintest outline of a scrotum behind the hero’s member.

Here's more. There's an animated image, and I think it's SFW. 

Cher On Dating Tom Cruise

Cher rarely opens up about her personal life so this is unusual.

Cher first met Tom at Madonna and Sean Penn’s Malibu wedding in 1985. ‘Then a bunch of people who were dyslexic were invited to the White House, and Tom and I are both dyslexic,’ says Cher. ‘We didn’t go out till way later, but there definitely was a connection there.’

You can read it all at this link. 

Terry Crews's Apology Letter From Agent Who Allegedly Groped Him

Here's something about men who deal with sexual abuse. You don't see that often because men rarely talk about it, but it does happen often. And the abusers of men could be male or female. Yes. Woman abuse men, too. I know how that works personally. 

Terry Crews has posted an apology letter from the Hollywood agent who he says groped him, nearly a year after Crews initially shared his story.

You can read the whole thing, here, including the letter from the nameless agent.

Your Next Gay Vacation In Saskatoon

I'm not joking about this. And I think I might be interested in going to Saskatoon. I tend to like travelling more than vacationing. I'm not much of a tourist, I can't stand places like Disney World, but I love learning about different cultures. So I'll definitely keep this in mind. According to this link Saskatoon is also very gay friendly.

The South Saskatchewan River runs throughout the center of Saskatoon, and you actually can traverse the city by canoe, kayak, paddleboard or even riverboat. Urban attractions like the new world-class Remai Modern Art Museum and its most comprehensive collection of Picasso linocuts thrive alongside oaked gin at Black Fox Farm & Distillery. Canada’s breadbasket provides for a fabulous culinary experience.

Here's a link to more. Now I just have to talk Tony into going to Saskatoon. 

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Men of Bigger,The Movie; The Bert and Ernie Debate Continues; Grindr and Oklahoma House of Horrors

The Men of Bigger, The Movie

I hadn't heard about this one until now.

Bigger, which costars Teen Wolf alum Tyler Hoechlin (Joe Weider) and Colton Haynes (Jack LaLanne), tells the story of how brothers Joe and Ben built an empire around the male physique.

You can check it out, here. There's a trailer. 

The Bert and Ernie Debate Continues

Make no mistake, this goes a lot deeper than just Bert and Ernie. And if you think this is just about 2 puppets, I suggest you read the article in full. 

I love this statement because it's what I've been trying to show throughout my entire career as a gay author. 

As a final thought on the unexpected hysteria over our interview with Saltzman, we offer up this postulation: Bert & Ernie have sex as much as Kermit and Piggy. As with the battle over marriage equality, anti-queer haters still can’t seem to understand that being gay isn’t just about sex, it’s about love—who we’re drawn to, who we want to build a life with, who we want to have in our home.

Here's more. It's not just anti-queer haters who do this, I've seen very liberal people do it, too. And they'll tell you about how right they are even when they get it wrong. 

Grindr and Oklahoma House of Horrors

Here's another disturbing story involving the dating app, Grindr. 

Police in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma released body cam footage of the place robbers lured men to via the dating app Grindr.
It’s being described as a ‘house of horrors’, according to local news station KFOR. They have the footage as well.
Here's more. The police are issuing warnings to all people who use dating apps. Frankly, I can't imagine why I would ever go to a place like the one in the photo with this link. That place alone sends up a red flag. 

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Bert and Ernie's Gay Liberation; Tennessee Williams Created A Gay Hot Spot; Catholic Priest Burns Pride Flag

Bert and Ernie's Gay Liberation

If you ever want to see straight people go berserk just suggest that one of their favorite heteronormative characters might be gay. It happens with liberals and conservatives. I've see it before here on this blog when I wrote a post about Richard Burton being gay, and I've seen it in reviews for heteronormative books I've parodied with gay characters. But the most interesting thing is the way even the most liberal straight people do not understand what it is to be gay.

There was a story trending all week about the Sesame Street characters, Bert and Ernie, being gay and the comments that were made by a gay staff writer named Mark Saltzman, in an interview. Almost immediately after the interview went live the Sesame Street team sent out a very stern tweet stating, clearly, that Bert and Ernie are not gay.

Then Frank Oz, the Muppets creator, issued his own statement with some of the most classic heteronormative comments about what it is to be gay. It's interesting because he doesn't have the slightest clue about what it's like to be gay, or to grow up gay in a heteronormative world. Yet he takes it upon himself to explain it to gay people as if he's the authority. That's privilege.

Frank Oz’s own lack of understanding in his Tweet sounds intensely liberal and well-meaning (and he gamely conversed with detractors on Twitter). “But why that question? Does it really matter?” Well, yes it does when all around you at home, school, and on TV and film is assumed straight; where heterosexuality is the im mediate default.

You can read the rest here. I highly recommend it. 

Tennessee Williams Created A Gay Hot Spot

I think everyone knows who Tennessee Williams is.

In 1964, a gay man inadvertently helped turn a tiny Mexican fishing village called Puerta Vallartainto one of the world’s premier vacation destinations for gay and straight people alike.

Here's more. It's very true, too. I have several older gay friends who only spend the winter months in Puerta Vallarta. And I have another friend who just moved there full time.

Catholic Priest Burns Pride Flag

This priest was ordered not to burn the pride flag, but he did it anyway.

Kalchik, who joined the Resurrection Catholic Church in 2007, led parishoners in a prayer of exorcism on Friday. That’s when he burned the flag in a portable fire pit in a schoolyard next to the church.

Here's the rest. I hope they get him evaluated. That's not normal. 

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Call It By Its Name: US Senator Sentenced, For Sex With 17 Year Old Boy; Grinder Deals with Racism Again; Kirstie Alley, and John Travolta's Gay Rumors

Call It By Its Name: US Senator Sentenced, For Sex With 17 Year Old Boy

This is wrong, on all levels. Just plain wrong. There's no way to logically justify sex with a 17 year old boy.

Shortey was caught with a 17-year-old male teen in a motel last March. An investigation revealed Shortey offered the boy, who he referred to as ‘baby boy’ in messages, money in exchange for ‘sexual stuff’.

Here's the rest. There is no way to defend this kind of predatory behavior with a 17 year old either.

Grindr Deals with Racism Again

One of these days I'm going to have to get my own Grindr app to find out what's going on over there. I'm totally clueless about Grindr.

This new initiative, known as “Kindr,” kicked off with the first in a series of videos this week. In it, former Queer Eye host Jai Rodriguez leads a chorus of Grindr users describing the racist or shaming rhetoric they’ve encountered while using the app.

Here's more. I don't understand the shaming or the racism. They're supposed to be hooking up with people, not tearing them down.

Kirstie Alley, and John Travolta's Gay Rumors

I've seen this trending all week and it's been bothering me. Whenever someone...anyone...has to shout out that someone else is NOT gay in a defensive way, they are feeding into the mind set that there's something wrong with being gay in the first place. They're promoting shame. 

With that said, this is really odd. 

“No I don’t [think he is gay]. I mean, I know him pretty well — and I know the love…” she said before opening up about how the two fell in love but were never physical, as she would never cheat on her then-husband Parker Stevenson, whom she divorced in 1997.

Here's more. And for those of you who say, "it shouldn't matter," or, "it doesn't matter," let me explain something simple to you. In a perfect world that would work just fine. But we're not living in a perfect world without labels, and the odds are we probably never will. 

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Nico Tortorella's Big Announcement; New LGBTQ Wedding Destination; Anne Hathaway's Message To Young Trans Girl

Nico Tortorella's Big Announcement

Nico has a new book coming out.

“It’s called Love Y’all,” the sexually fluid actor/podcaster/poet tells GMA News Online. “It’s a narrative-memoir hybrid. Much bigger book. Not poetry. Non-fiction.”

Here's more. His first book was poetry. I love the fact that he's doing it in the first place. 

New LGBTQ Wedding Destination

This is interesting. In fact, Tony's dad just told us that he's planning a trip to Cuba this winter. 

Cuba continued its push out of its era of Soviet, totalitarian rule this week when President Miguel Diaz-Canel stunned the world by endorsing marriage equality.

Here's the rest. I've always wanted to go there. 

Anne Hathaway's Message To Young Trans Girl

This is definitely tear-worthy. And I love how it's making news more often in the mainstream. It's happening slowly, but at least it's moving forward for trans people.

Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway brought attendees of a charity gala to tears this weekend as she sent a heartfelt message to a 10-year-old transgender girl named Ella.
Hathaway was responding to a letter from the girl who had named herself after Hathaway’s character in Ella Enchanted.

You can read the rest here. 

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Is It Bad To Be A Size Queen; Spoiler Alert: TV Show Ozark and Gay Characters; Atypical's Brigette Lundy-Paine Comes Out As Queer

Is It Bad To Be A Size Queen

There's been this myth going around for a long time that penis size doesn't/shouldn't matter, and a good deal of that comes from the mainstream. If you read a lot of those mainstream heteronormative articles about penis size you'll usually find straight women stating they don't care about penis size. Which is fine. However, I never see this opinion shared with most of the gay men I know in RL.

With all that said, here's an article that talks about this whole topic of penis size very candidly. It gets into Grindr hook ups and how men respond to penis size in Grindr profiles. It's interesting.

I’ve also had guys who have vanished as soon as I admitted that I’m probably closer to “M” or “L” than “XL” or “XXL.” Will that be a problem? Apparently, yes. I guess it wasn’t my warm smile that attracted them to my profile. Fair enough.

You can read more, here.   I don't know why there's always such a huge discussion about this. I think some people do care about penis size, and some don't. Plain and simple.  

Spoiler Alert: TV Show Ozark and Gay Characters

I'm a huge fan of the TV show, Ozark, and not just because they have two gay characters that truly do break every single stereotype in the entire gay male community. I think it's the first time I've ever seen gay characters on TV handled this way. The gay characters in Ozark are the gay men you never hear about, not even in gay culture in RL, but there are many of them. They remind me of "Jase," a gay character I wrote in The Virgin Billionaire series.  

However,  Ozark has a dark, glum story line. If you haven't seen season one stop reading here because there are spoilers coming. 

This scene shows Agent Petty as a focused, almost obsessive man, which cost him his personal life. His methods of gathering information are often questionable and borderline illegal. By contrast, Agent Evans is compassionate and kind. He shows concern for the Byrde family’s safety. The show allows the viewer to form an opinion of the two characters before revealing they are gay.

Here's the rest. 

Atypical's Brigette Lundy-Paine Comes Out As Queer

Here's another TV show on Netflix I fell in love with, Atypical. I've seen both seasons so far, and they're just starting to get into the queer storyline. Brigette Lundy-Paine is one of the main characters, and you will fall in love with her. Season 3 should be excellent.

Speaking to The Advocate about the newest season of the show, Lundy-Paine came out as queer to the world. She discussed how the character of Sam helped her come to terms with her own queer identity.

Here's more. There's also another character on the show who's worth watching, Graham Rogers. Just trust me on this. You don't want to miss Graham Rogers. This guy is truly adorable.

Side Note: Raul Castillo who played a gay character in HBO's Looking is part of the Atypical cast.

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Sorry Colton Haynes, Trevor Donovan For Superman; Andy Cohen's Grindr Profile Published; Six Gay Candidates Run As Republican In Connecticut

Sorry Colton Haynes, Trevor Donovan for Superman
Colton Haynes recently commented about who he'd like to see as the next Superman. 
‘Wouldn’t it be really incredible to see an out gay actor cast as Superman?’ he wrote.
‘Matt Bomer has my vote!’ he also tweeted adding a heart emoji.
I respectfully disagree. While I wouldn't mind seeing Bomer do Superman, I'd rather see actor, Trevor Donovan, get the part. Although Donovan's not gay, I can't think of anyone more perfect for the part. He's the right age, his acting abilities have been tested vastly over the last 5 years, and he "looks" the part. 
Here's a link to Donovan's IMDb pageDonovan's been building an impressive body of work at his own pace. And here's a link to the Colton Haynes article.  

Andy Cohen's Grindr Profile Published

I don't even know who Andy Cohen is, nor do I care to know, but this seems to be getting a great deal of attention.

According to this article, The National Enquirer pubbed a few things about this Cohen person and it all looks pretty average to me. I'm really not even sure why it's making news.

The tabloid also claims to have spoken with multiple other sources, including an anonymous gay “Manhattan socialite” who alleges Cohen regularly “lurks around at circuit parties in NYC” for guys to hookup with.

Here's more

Six Gay Candidates Run As Republican In Connecticut

I think this is a sign of the times, and for the record I'm a lifelong registered Democrat. Not only are more openly gay people running for public office, they're not following the political stereotypes anymore...or the typical gay agenda that's always been so well exploited by the mainstream media and Hollywooders. 

Connecticut will see six gay candidates – five men and a woman – running as Republicans for seats in the state’s General Assembly.
In contrast, there are only two openly gay Democrats running for office in the state.
Here's the rest. They go on to explain it in more detail, with comments from the candidates.

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