Sunday, June 26, 2016

10 Romantic Gay Wedding Proposals; Greg Louganis Goes Fully Nude; Who Is Kim Davis One Year Later

10 Romantic Gay Wedding Proposals

I've heard there are some gay men who don't like these wedding proposals, and I'm not exactly sure why. Granted, I would personally tend to be more private. But that's just me. And I find these public proposals other people are doing inspiring and uplifting for many reasons. One reason in particular is that we can now see gay men and women proposing to each other...and it's real. It's not just a metaphor. That's huge. I think most people feel inspired by these things. And if someone doesn't like that, they don't have to read what I post. Plain and simple.

In any event, here's one unusual proposal...

Well, here’s one we’ve never seen before. In Connecticut, Joyride Cycle instructor Adam Keller made sure his spin instructor boyfriend Jared Marinelli would never forget this particular class, setting up a joy-filled wedding proposal guaranteed to melt even the most hardened of gay hearts.

You can check the rest out here, with videos. I think they're adorable.

Greg Louganis Goes Fully Nude

Speaking of inspiring, this is amazing because Greg Louganis is 56 years old. And he recently posed fully nude.

The Olympic diving dynamo just doffed his speedo for ESPN‘s annual “Body” issue, and we’re way down. 

“When I look around at my contemporaries,” he says, “I’d say I’m probably in better shape than most of them. It’s all about making healthy choices.”

This is why I don't eat carbs and I run daily. It is really is a matter of choices, not excuses.

You can check this out here.

Who Is Kim Davis One Year Later?

I think this is interesting. It's a look back at that shouty anti-gay marriage lady, Kim Davis, one year later.

The 50-year-old, thrice-divorced Rowan County clerk has fallen into obscurity after she she made a national spectacle of illegally refused marriage licenses to same-sex couples on religious grounds even after the Supreme Court ruled to make marriage equality the law of the land last June. 

So far legalized same sex marriage hasn't changed all the much for the straight people in this country. It's been a huge change for gay people, though, and I wonder if people like Kim Davis have evolved even slightly. Somehow, I'd doubt it.

You can check this out here.


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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Obama: Stonewall A Landmark; Sean Hayes On When He Came Out; Cher Flip Flops On Brexit Vote

Obama: Stonewall A Landmark

I would be highly remiss if I didn't post about this on the blog. This is huge for gay culture and gay history.

President Barack Obama announced today that the Stonewall Inn – the birthplace of the modern LGBTI rights movement – has been declared a national monument.
The announcement comes just days before the first anniversary of the US Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.

You can read more about it here.

This is, indeed, history being made. And I have a feeling that when President Obama leaves office, he'll be remembered for being on the right side of history in many respects.

Sean Hayes On When He Came Out

Back when the TV sitcom, Will & Grace, aired we knew nothing about Sean Hayes' sexuality. Of course we knew, however, Hayes never spoke about being gay openly in RL. And now he's saying this...

It’s something the now completely out and proud actor wishes he had handled differently.
‘I had personal issues inside of myself that I regret,’ the 45-year-old admits to Playbill.
‘I regret not coming out sooner and helping more people, and I regret not coming out during the show.’

There's more here. Times were very different back then. I wasn't as openly gay as I am now. I think we all feel that way at one point or another...that we could have done more.

And then there are those in Hollywood still to this day who flatly refuse to come out at all. They live a lie; they claim they don't like "labels."

Cher Flip Flops On Brexit Vote

This is an example of why I think celebrities should stay away from things like this. I have seen so many idiotic, insulting tweets about the Brexit vote by US celebrities who don't know what they're talking about I'm embarrassed for all of us here in the US. One in particular didn't even realize how dumb he looked on Twitter...and he probably still doesn't. (I just keep duct tape on my mouth at all times these days.)

I also think that if you're going to tweet about something as important and complicated as the Brexit vote you should damn well know what the hell you're talking about. And you shouldn't joke about it unless you're very, VERY clever.

In any event, Cher wasn't joking, but she first tweeted support for the Brexit vote, and it was bad. When other people replied to her tweets, and she saw the negative responses, she flip flopped. She even started praying for everyone with those pithy little hand praying emoji. It's a mess.

I'm not quoting here because the tweets are all screen shots. You can check them out here.

I like Cher. I don't think she meant any harm, and she did try to make it right. She gets a big pass for that, at least I think she should. There are celebrities out there who would have taken the first tweet down and just ignored it. Cher didn't run away. She owned it. But I also think celebrities should think twice before they tweet about issues that are this important and that will affect so many people.


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Friday, June 24, 2016

Orlando Shooter and Alleged Gay Lover; How To Be A Good Gay Top; The Happy Gay Bottom

Orlando Shooter and Alleged Gay Lover

They're calling this a "twist" in the case of the Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen.

 The FBI has found no evidence that the gunman who left 49 people dead in an Orlando nightclub had gay lovers or used gay dating apps, according to the Los Angeles Times.

You can read the rest here

The men who have made claims they were lovers of Omar Mateen are still being investigated, however, none have been far.

How To Be A Good Gay Top

Here's one of those articles about relationships from gaylife that tend to be mostly least from what I've seen.

Topping takes strategy, a way to execute that plan, and a lot of patience. The strategy I'm referring to is the bottom's pleasure. A good top knows that focusing on their partner's desires can reap pleasurable rewards for both people.

Pay attention to this, and please read the rest of the suggestions if you are a top man. These things do make a difference.

You can read the rest here.  And, there's a lot of other valuable info within this article.

The Happy Gay Bottom

I post these things every once in a while because I get e-mails from younger gay men who are inexperienced and curious about anal sex. I think this kind of information makes it easier for them to understand the basics. 

You should never feel pressured into having anal sex if it is something you’re not comfortable with.

But, by knowing more about anal sex you can avoid making your choice about it on the basis of fearing the unknown. Many men who overcome this fear discover that anal sex becomes an important and enjoyable part of their sex lives. If you’re one of those guys, or want to be one of those guys, here are some helpful tips and advice that may help you have a vastly better anal sexual experience.

Whether you're a top or a bottom, you should read this. It will make a difference. When I was just starting out you couldn't even pay to get information like this. You learned everything the hard way...usually biting a pillow. Now you have it for free.


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Thursday, June 23, 2016

New HIV Treatment; Nick Tortorella Is Sexually Fluid; A Gay Trump Hater Changes His Mind

New HIV Treatment

This is big, HUGE news, especially for anyone taking HIV meds. From what I've been told personally by a well known ID doctor in Philadelphia, one of the biggest issues with HIV meds is getting people to take them daily.

Remarkable new research on treating HIV: scientists may be on the trail of a method to suppress the virus without having to take pills every single day.

For now, it’s highly preliminary. Thirteen people stopped taking their daily cocktails, and instead got an antibody called 3BNC117. That treatment was able to prevent HIV from reaching dangerous levels for over a month. In fact, some of the patients saw their viral loads stay low for two months.

Here's the rest.

I just wish this were making more headlines instead of the political nonsense I've seen all day.

Nick Tortorella Is Sexually Fluid

I'm still trying to figure out what pansexual is, so don't even ask me about sexually fluid.

Tortorella is currently dating a woman, but says he hasn’t shied away from his attractions towards men. “It’s just a fluidity,” he told Page Six. “We’re all kind of moving into this one situation.”

He’s also hip to the open relationship trend.

“I think that an open relationship or a polyamorous relationship or an understanding of sorts is acceptable in this day and age,” he told Cosmopolitan in January of this year. “Relationships and people are my hobby of sorts. I love exchanging energy with people and getting to know people and falling in and out of love.”

But he makes it clear he hates cheating.

I don't even know what to say about this one, but I hope he's having fun. He's adorable :)

You can read more here.

And check out the comments.

A Gay Trump Hater Suddenly Changes His Mind

I promise I'm not getting political here. You all see enough of politics everywhere and you don't need me doing it. But I think this is different, and it transcends all the political lines...not to mention common sense. It's more like an observation.

I've been following people on social media for a while who have been vocal about their politics, and then recently and suddenly, in a drastic turn around, they've switched sides. I don't get that. And I've seen this happen more than once.

In this case, a gay guy, Chris Barron, who allegedly once hated Donald Trump is now praising him and trashing Hillary Clinton in some kind of quasi heated exchange on TV with Corey Johnson. 

Later, Johnson dug up an old Tweet of Baron’s that called Trump a sociopath, and Barron replied: “Hillary Clinton is a bigger sociopath than Donald Trump will ever be.” As the awkward and rather convoluted debate went on, Barron closed by saying, “I know the left wants to scare gay people into not even thinking about voting for Donald Trump…If you want people to have equal rights and dignity, then talk about combating radical Islam.”

That's odd. Seriously. I've never seen anything like this before in any election. Most of the people I know all over social media and in RL don't switch sides that way. Their basic beliefs don't just change overnight.

You can read the rest here. I think the comments are interesting with this one, too.


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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Midday TV Male Full Frontal Nudity; HBO "Girls" Male Full Frontal Nudity; Game Of Thrones Full Frontal Nudity Ranking

Midday TV Male Full Frontal Nudity

Obviously, not much is happening with male full frontal nudity in TV or the movies. At least not in an artistic way.

However, this is fairly big, no pun intended.

A bit much over a sandwich? Channel Seven airs raunchy teen classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High as its lunch time movie... complete with full frontal nude scene.

You can check this out here.

HBO "Girls" Male Full Frontal Nudity

This one slipped my radar because I ended all premium channels a few months ago so I could stream. I don't miss them at all. They aren't worth the money, not even for this...

Although we're used to seeing the women of HBO series GIRLS in various states of undress, we haven't seen very much male nudity on the show.

But this week's episode makes up for that, as we get a glimpse of Marnie’s handsome husband Desi (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) coming in and out of the shower. 

I actually liked the show "Girls" for many reasons, however, it's still not worth being a captive audience to HBO anymore.

Here's the entire article, with a few SFW photos.

Game of Thrones Full Frontal Nudity Ranking

I've never been a huge Game of Thrones fan. I've tried it and it's just not my thing. I tend to think this is more oriented for straight people, especially straight men. From the description I read in this article, there's a huge focus on female nudity.

However, in this article they're more focused on male full frontal nudity...with commentary.  

Since OG Theon was such a prick, it makes sense that his prick is the first we see! (Get it?!) He lounges around naked post-coitus with HBIC Ros, whose casual dismissal of him and endorsement of Tyrion’s sexual skills are much more impressive than Theon’s (later lost) body parts. 

Here's more.

Don't take my word for it, you might just love Game of Thrones. This isn't a review and it's all subjective. And, there is male full frontal nudity.


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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Seminary and Huge Gay Scandal; Bad Advice From Gay Friends; Trailer For Looking Movie

Seminary and Huge Gay Scandal

If you read my newest book, Unabated, (see links below) you'll see that I get into the topic of gays and the Catholic Church, in fiction. I can't say how I do that, because that would be a spoiler, but I do get into this subject to a certain extent. I don't think I did it in a negative way either...or a hateful way.

With that said, here's another real life scandal about gays and the Catholic Church.

 The announcement of Connolly’s sudden departure comes amidst rumors of an underground gay subculture happening in the seminary. According to The Irish Catholic, an anonymous source told the paper that “seven seminarians and two staff members” have been “involved in inappropriate behavior of a homosexual nature.”

My only comment is that if you're gay and you've been around gay culture long enough, this is nothing new.  The unfortunate thing about it is that there's still so much shame attached to being gay within the Catholic Church. And that's painful to see. Someone should tell them.

You can read the rest here.

Bad Advice From Gay Friends

On a much lighter note, I'm always advising people never to take publishing advice, and I think this next article falls into the same category, about not taking advice from friends.

A friend can be a true savior in times of need, offering a fresh perspective on any one of life’s seemingly insurmountable problems. You know they have your best interests at heart, so you can trust that they’re giving you sound advice.

That is, until they tell you the best way to get over an ex is to pop a xanny bar, wash it down with a fifth of tequila and call him to get some closure.

You can check this out here, where there's a video.

Trailer For Looking Movie 

I sometimes wonder why it takes so long for these things to transpire. It seems as if it's been ages already since I watched Looking on HBO, and to be honest I've moved on. I loved the show. I posted about that here many times. I hated to see it canceled. I thought it represented a segment of gay men very well.

But since that time I've dropped my premium cable channels, I've started streaming instead, and the world is, indeed, a very different place. I know many people who don't even deal with cable TV anymore. So I'm not going to run to watch the Looking movie on HBO. As much as I would love to do that, I'm not signing on again to HBO to pay top dollar for one TV show and thousands of bad, old movies.

In any event, for those of you who disagree with me, there's this.

Good news for fans of the woefully short-lived HBO series Looking. Today, the official trailer for the full-length feature follow-up has been released, and it finds Patrick (Jonathan Groff) returning to San Francisco to find closure and resolution in his relationships with Richie (Raúl Castillo) and Kevin (Russell Tovey), but instead chaffing up against a host of new challenges, old resentments, and boilerplate advice on letting go (i.e, “Sometimes you have to leave everything behind so you can move forward.”)

As I said, I loved this show for many reasons. And I'll watch the movie if it goes to Netflix...or if I can get it On Demand. But I really wish that some of these TV shows would take into consideration the concept of timing. Seriously. I think the show started well over two years ago. This is more like a Looking reunion than a finale.

You can check this out here.  The comments, as usual, are a little vicious.


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Monday, June 20, 2016

Marlon Wayans on LeBron's Penis; Olly Murs Poses With Giant Penis; Drug Offender's Penis Fell Out Of His Shorts

Marlon Wayans on LeBron's Penis

I think LeBron would get a lot of attention if he did this:

"If I was [LeBron James], I would just walk around with my **** out."

Marlon Wayans says LeBron didn't just stick it to the Warriors Sunday night -- he stuck it to all of his critics ... and to make his point, he should walk around town with his junk out. 

I agree. I've seen a lot of pro athletes taking a lot from critics and fans lately. And it's not always fair. We put them up on these tall pedestals and we complain when they don't live up to our expectations.

You can check this out at TMZ. 

Olly Murs Poses With Giant Penis

I haven't seen anything like this in a while. 

Olly Murs looks to be making the most of his time in Las Vegas - and he can't hide his excitement.
The former X Factor co-host is in Sin City with some friends, and posed for a rather rude picture as he held onto a giant inflatable penis during a pool party.

It's all in good penis fun.

Here's the rest, with a photo of the giant inflatable penis.

Drug Offender's Penis Fell Out Of His Shorts

Here's a kind of quirky story about a guy who allegedly claimed his penis fell out of his shorts while he was talking to a woman. 

A man whose penis fell out of his shorts while he was talking to a woman in a caravan park has pleaded guilty to indecent exposure.

Vasilios Lappas was high on drugs when he drove to Darwin's Free Spirit Resort on December 3 last year, approached the 54-year-old woman and engaged her in conversation.

This very same thing has happened to me with men...several times...once at a wedding.

I think a caravan park in the UK is the same thing as a trailer park here in the US. But don't quote me on that.


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