Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Kevin Bacon Full Frontal Nudity; Alleged Philly Gay Bashers Court Date; Whoopi and Rosie Fight: The View

Kevin Bacon Full Frontal Nudity

I somehow missed this list of 8 male actors who did full frontal nudity. It was published last June, and Kevin Bacon is on the list for his full frontal nude scenes in a couple of films. I may have posted about him previously, but I know I haven't posted this list of 8. It gets frustrating sometimes because there's such a double standard with male full frontal nudity.

It all started with the 1998 erotic mystery thriller Wild Things. In a scene toward the end of the movie, Kevin walks out of a shower with his “bacon” in full view. It was no fleeting glance of flesh either–the audience gets a good look. He said of the scene, “We never in a million years said, ‘Okay, we’ve got to put a nude scene in,’ but once it was in, I said, ‘F**k, leave it in, it’s great.'” After that, he’s shown his junk in other movies, including Hollow Man.

I've seen that first one mentioned. I think we're all glad he left that scene in. And, on a broader note, it was artistically correct, too. It worked with the scene.

You can read the rest here. There are seven others you may or may not be aware of who did full frontal nudity.

Here's a link where you can see a clip of the scene. You'll have to change the filter to view it, but that's simple enough with one click. Once you get there you'll also be directed to full frontal nude clips of others. I think this is SFW. It's not a porn site, but don't quote me on that.

Alleged Philly Gay Bashers Court Date

A judge ruled the three alleged gay bashers from Bucks County, PA, who attacked two gay men in Philadelphia, will go to court Dec. 16th. It's only a preliminary hearing where a judge rules on whether or not this goes to trial.

The defendants - Kathryn Knott, 24, Philip Williams, 24, and Kevin Harrigan, 26 - were excused from having to appear at the status hearing by agreement with the District Attorney's Office.
 
But attorneys for Knott, of Southampton, and Harrigan, of Warrington, said their clients are not gay-bashers.
 
I hesitate to comment on things like this until final rulings are handed down. I've seen too many people jump the gun, so to speak, and it's not something of which I want to be guilty.
 
Whoopi and Rosie Fight: The View
 
Was there ever any doubt this would happen?
 
No one could be certain it would be with Whoopi, but it was inevitable that Rosie would start something with someone sooner rather than later.
 
When the show went to a commercial break, O'Donnell, speaking into a microphone in front of the audience, told Goldberg that she had hurt her feelings, that she didn't appreciate it and that she was 'very upset by it.'
 
Goldberg, not speaking into a microphone, replied: 'This isn't the time for this, Rosie.'
 
O'Donnell did not let it go saying in front of a stunned audience: 'Well I just don't appreciate you saying that you were going to do something and not doing it. It makes me upset and I just don't want to have to go through this.'
 
Goldberg was clearly annoyed at this point and snapped: 'I said this is not the time Rosie.'
 
O'Donnell continued to complain until Goldberg had had enough and lost her temper.
 
'Fuck it, I told you to leave it alone and you just don't want to listen,' she told O'Donnell. 'If you want to go there Rosie, I will dammit. I'm really sick of your shit!'
 
Let's put it this way, I have many women friends. But one lesbian friend, for some reason, could start a shitstorm over absolutely nothing with the most humble, decent human on earth. She can't help herself; it's just who she is. She's gone through friendship after friendship over the years, with men and women, and the only reason I've remained friends this long is simple: I let her have the last word, I let her get the last line in an e-mail, and I yes her to death just to shut her up. I always figure why bother arguing? Life's too short. But most people do exactly what Whoopi did to Rosie.
 
You can read more here. I'm sure the fun is just beginning. Who else will Rosie piss off next? Like it won't happen again and again and again.
 
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Big Bad John Gay Parody

Big Bad John Gay Parody

I came across this web site recently and wanted to devote a short post to it because it is a big gay story, with respect to gay culture, and it revolves around the kind of parody I've sometimes done with books like An Officer and His Gentleman, or Pretty Man. And when I write posts like this I'm trying to show people who don't know these things that there is more to gay culture than what you normally read online these days. This is a typical discussion I might have with any number of gay authors during the course of a week...always in private.

There are a few very interesting comments on this web site that all support/explain gay parody in general, and it's a topic I think gay men find interesting because we've been so ignored in music, books, and films for so long we craved something...anything...mainstream that we could call our own. Even the gayest authors of their time like Truman Capote were not able to write anything with gay main characters. The same goes for the gayest performers and actors. Men like Capote did the best they could with books like Breakfast at Tiffany's and took what they could get during a time when gays were considered either clowns, court jesters, or mentally unsound.

Here's the most interesting (and true) comment I found in a commentary by Randy Sparks:

This parody was all in good humor, and it became one of the best-requested numbers in my solo act. I quickly discovered that most Gay men had no problem with laughing at the ditty, but any Lesbians in my audiences seemed to immediately take offense, so I was careful where I sang it. I didn't want to make anyone uncomfortable.

It's the fundamental difference I've always found in writing gay parodies of mainstream films. And it's a huge problem for some who are not gay men and want to read about us or listen to our music, but not on our terms.

In any event, I'm not going to elaborate on that because this post would never end. But here's a link to 13 gay parodies of the hit song, Big Bad John, by Jimmy Dean. According to the site, there may even be more. If you click on the small music notes with each recording you can hear the songs to understand how they were done.

Gay culture is evolving and it is changing, especially with respect to assimilation, and I embrace all those changes completely. But that doesn't mean I'm willing to lose all that we've created.

Liam Payne Fake Gay Photos; SNL Going Gay for Pay; How To Tell A Gay Top or Bottom; George Burgess Waxed Balls For Cancer

Liam Payne Fake Gay Photos

One Direction's Liam Payne is denying the gay nude photos of him recently leaked are real. Evidently, someone photoshopped him with another guy standing in the background. I haven't seen the photos and I don't even care. I believe him and that's all that matters. I don't think he's gay either.

But here's where it gets interesting. Payne responded to the leaked fake photos with this:

He posted: "Wow as if people think that weird photo going around is actually me lol think id rather tweet a full frontal than have people look at that[sic]."
 
When challenged about this as homophobic comment, he replied this way:
 
I'm 100% not homophobic. But I'm also 100% not gay so when somebody says I am I'm gunna say I'm not which does not make me a homophobe.
 
See there's where he lost me. Why should it matter so much to him? Just say they aren't real. People who aren't homophobes don't have to say they aren't homophobes. There are plenty of other ways to respond and no one will call you a homophobe. This goes for everyone. By stating that you would rather do anything than be in a gay photo like that, and by denying you're not gay with such strong emphasis, only creates the impression there's something wrong with being gay. If the fake photo had been leaked with Payne standing with a woman in the background he would have just laughed it off and stated his case.
 
I don't write these posts for people like Payne. I don't really care what he thinks. I write them for other gay men who live with shame and who don't even realize the homophobia in Payne's comment. At a glance, it's hard to catch, but the subconscious misses nothing. And I think it's important to be aware of this, all the time.
 
You can read the rest here. There really needs to be more awareness about what's homophobic and what's not. At least we know deep down how these people really feel. Because you can't just say you support gays because that's the thing to do. You have to really believe there's nothing inherently wrong with being gay, too.

SNL Going Gay For Pay

During the 40th season premiere of Saturday Night Live, an interesting question was discussed by the "Resident Young Person."

How much money would you go down on a guy for?

Davidson goes on to make a convincing argument about why being paid $1 million to go down on a guy 'is a steal.'

'I hope he starts at $1 million - I would do it for like $3,000 if I had to be honest with myself,' Davidson says with a big toothy smile.
 
Here's a link to a video of the segment. It's worth watching.
 
Frankly, I see his point. I'd eat pussy for a million. And I'd kill Tony if he refused an offer like that. You can always rinse your mouth out with Epsom salts, but a million dollar offer doesn't happen every day of the week.
 
How to Tell a Gay Top or Bottom
 
I often write these posts and laugh so hard while I'm doing them I can't see clearly. One thing is for sure, you won't read about fun things like this over at Barry Eisler's blog. I love his blog, but when you go there you need Ativan. (He's so serious all the time, and those big scary words he uses. It's absolutely quindillacious.)  
 
This following link will lead you to a video where vlogger, John Bird, tells you how you can tell a gay top from a gay bottom in a nightclub.
 
 
Frankly, it's obviously exaggerated, but about as accurate as it gets, at least as far as the gay top example goes. Gay bottoms can be a little trickier. Yes, many do what is shown in the video, however, not all are that open. Some prefer to leave a little to the imagination to help make things more interesting. In that case it usually doesn't take more than a look or a touch to know whether or not the legs go up or remain on the floor.
 
George Burgess Waxed Balls For Cancer
 
The twin brother of Rugby player, Thomas Burgess, recently had his balls waxed for charity. In this case it's cancer research. Anyone who does anything for cancer or cancer research is okay with me. Cancer sucks. I know that from personal experience, too.
 
There's not much to quote here because the whole piece, pardon the pun, has images I can't share legally. However, whether or not it's SFW is questionable. I wouldn't fire anyone for reading a link like this. It's not porn (unless you talk to Sarah Palin), but I usually warn readers in advance.
 
 Tom is one of four brothers who all play Rugby for the same team, the South Sydney Rabbitohs. And they are all wickedly hot.
 
Yes, indeed. You'll enjoy all the photos.
 
 
 
 
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Monday, September 29, 2014

TaskRabbit.com; Nuns Fire Lesbian Teacher; Pits and Pervs and Pride; Gay/Straight Celebrity Bromances

TaskRabbit.com

When I first heard about Taskrabbit.com I thought about Fiverr.com, and the posts I've written on that topic. The difference between the two web sites is simple. One is for outsourcing and the other is more entertainment oriented. For example, at fiverr you can hire someone for five dollars to sing you a song, do a dance in his underwear outside an old outhouse, or write you a book review. (As long as the person hired reads the book I see nothing wrong with it. I've never done it for my books, but Kirkus Reviews charges five hundred dollars to write book reviews and I don't see much difference between them and Fiverr.)  At taskrabbit.com you hire people to do things you don't really want to do yourself. And from what I gather you can hire people to just about anything and it doesn't cost all that much.

Here's a list of some of the things people will do:

     Wait in line for the new iPhone
  • Wrap my coworker’s desk in tin foil
  • Deliver my Christmas gifts around the city
  • Deliver dinner to my sick friend
  • Decorate my house for the holidays
  • Help me propose to my girlfriend
  • Help me design and assemble my nursery
  • Put together my new bedroom furniture
  • Help me clean out my closet, sell items on eBay

  • You can read more about it here. It's an interesting concept, and it's free to join, unlike Angie's list. For busy authors this could be invaluable just for managing social media alone. And while it doesn't look like it's as much fun as Fiverr, it certainly can be if you decide to wrap your coworker's desk in tin foil.  Or, maybe get a man to kill that big spider.

    Nuns Fire Lesbian Teacher

    This article to which I'm linking is long, detailed, and filled with interesting facts. It's not just about a group of nuns firing a teacher for being a lesbian. But I'm focusing on that one topic here...the nuns firing the teacher, because I've become jaded with this kind of mindset and the shame it promotes to all gay people...especially those who have not come out yet.

    So it was a shock to many when the IHM-sponsored all-girls Marian High School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., fired longtime chemistry teacher Barb Webb, a lesbian whose pregnancy through nontraditional means goes against Catholic teachings. The outcry over Webb's dismissal was passionate — and voluminous.

    Now, the sisters who oversee Marian say they don't want what happened to Webb to happen again to any of their employees.

    "We want to make sure the gospel values and our values are lived out at the school," said Sister Mary Jane Herb, president of the 377-member IHM order and a onetime Marian teacher and vice principal.

    I find this personally interesting because I went through 12 years of Catholic school and saw plenty of same sex situations that were always covered up. I might have told this story before, but, in short, when Tony and I were first together we had three gay friends. Three gay men in a three-way long term relationship. We never asked questions. They all seemed to work it out together. But there was something odd about them. They never actually mentioned what they did for a living. They kept us all guessing for years. They even joked around that they were spies. There was always a great deal of money being tossed around in a carefree way. Until one day I found out by accident one was a high ranking bishop in the Catholic church, the other was his monsignor, and the third was just their younger kept lover. These people were not Catholic priests who left the priesthood. They were practicing priests, with parishes, in close contact with Rome because of their positions, and were living double lives in the most furtive way I've ever seen. If that doesn't say it all about hypocrisy, I'm not sure what does. And that story is not rumor. I knew these people personally. I don't bother with them anymore. I don't see how you can have it both ways.

    You can read the full piece here. And before anyone decides to comment in support of the Catholic church on this topic, please understand that I've been through it all before on this topic. I know many Catholics support gays, but the church itself doesn't...at least not openly. The only thing new I could experience with being gay and the Catholic church would be a welcome with full acceptance, not just a condescending we'll pray for you. That guilt doesn't work for me anymore. It might work for you, but not for me.

    Pits and Pervs and Pride

    There's a new film titled, Pride, out in Britain that's about an unlikely alliance formed about 30 years ago between gays, lesbians, and miners. Margaret Thatcher's government ordered the closure of 70 mines, which sparked a controversy that lasted for one year. Gays and lesbians came together to raise financial support for the miners.

    Deprived of income from their jobs and of benefits from the government, many families in the collieries were struggling to scrape by.

    In the end Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) offered the money to miners in the South Wales valleys.

    Mike Jackson of LGSM was in the first group to meet David Donovan of the Neath, Swansea and Dulais Valley Mineworkers.

    While the movement was bigger than two individuals, without them, much of what followed may never have happened.

    Donovan told GSN: ‘LGSM brought together disparate lesbian and gay women and men around London in a common cause to help the striking families in Wales.

    It's a long uplifting article about two very different groups pulling together to gain power and support. The film looks excellent and I'll be looking for it. You can read it all here.

    Gay/Straight Celebrity Bromances

    I find this highly entertaining because it shows how little the mainstream knows about gay men, especially web sites that discuss gay books and gay men as if they're lab rats. I have straight male friends, always have, and I'm not the least bit attracted to them sexually. The dynamics between straight men and gay men in a friendship has changed and evolved, and is probably one of the most underestimated topics around today.

    This article about Andy Cohen and his straight best friend is worth reading if you're interested in learning more about gay men and their straight friends.

    Perhaps straight men have let down their guards after figuring out that not every gay guy wants to sleep with them. Or perhaps gay and straight guys alike have simply realized that, at the end of the day, the sexual attractions of your friends don’t matter. Sex is irrelevant to friendship.

    Whatever the reason, there seems to be a whole new comfort level between the orientations.

    You can read more here, with photos of other gay men and their straight male friends. What actually worries me more than anything is the topic of gay men and their stereotypical girlfriends who like to exchange make up tips and go shopping together. I have plenty of good women friends, too, but we don't braid each other's hair, and we don't shop for shoes together.

    Just think about all the things you learned about gay men on TV shows like Sex and the City and try to block them out of your mind forever.


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    Sunday, September 28, 2014

    Tasteless Gay Sex Joke; Gays Deserting Facebook; Ellora's Cave Sues DearAuthor/Jane Litte

    Tasteless Gay Sex Joke

    An Australian singer, Rob Mills, posted a photo on Instagram that many are referring to as a tasteless homophobic reference to gay sex. It seems Mills was watching football and when one team lost he posted a photo of two plastic dolls engaging in what appears to be anal sex. The losing team is the bottom, and the winner is on top.

    He added the hashtags #hilarious and #criticssaidwhaaaaaat.

    This prompted several critics on social media to hit out at the star for offensive views about gay sex.

     ‘It equates receiving anal sex with being beaten or losing - that is homophobic,’ said @erinrileyau.

     ‘Shame on you @RobMillsyMills for instagramming that vile, homophobic lego picture about the Swans v Hawthorn. I thought better of you,’ tweeted @bec_barrett.

     ‘@RobMillsyMills Yeah nah, Millsy. Not cool. You're supposed to be a friend of the rainbow community!’ said @katiemelb.

    Mills has since removed the photo from his account, and published an apology on his website.

    You can read more here. He really did go out of his way to apologize. But I think the bigger point here is that the LGBTI community deserves the same respect, and the same form of PC enlightenment other minorities receive. And I've reached the point where I won't tolerate any form of homophobic slur, not even if it's passive aggressive.

    Gays Deserting Facebook

    I've posted about the most recent FB issue with the LGBTI community with respect to FB not allowing drag queens to use stage names in their profiles. FB claims it wants every user to have a profile with a real identity. I'm still not getting this totally, and I've been a FB user since they started. I happen to use my real name, but I would estimate that 90% of the thousands of FB friends I have don't. That's what I don't get. In all the years I've been on FB I've only had one or two incidents, and one was with some wing nut who DID use his real name. For the most part, I haven't seen many issues in my circles. Why start all this now if it's been going on all along? My poor friend Barry who has FB stock isn't too thrilled about it either.

    In retaliation, gays are allegedly going to other social media sites.

    A new social network is enjoying a surge of new users, as many people are deserting their Facebook accounts due to their controversial name change policy.

    Ello is an ad-free, invitation only social network which was established in 2013. It is now being hailed by some as the ‘anti-Facebook’, and has seen many new users from the LGBTI community.

    You can read more about this here. The comments are interesting, too.

    Ellora's Cave Sues DearAuthor/Jane Litte

    Update Below*

    I'm only posting this as basic information right now because I don't feel qualified to make any comments. I have no personal association with either party. And frankly, it's not big enough or newsworthy enough for me to research in depth.

    So here you go. Journalism 101 for freshmen year college students:

    Who: digital publisher, Ellora's Cave, took legal action against, Dear Author, and blogger, Jane Litte.

    What: it's a $25,000 lawsuit for defamation, to legally force the blogger to cease posting about Ellora's Cave, and to force the blogger to reveal her anonymous sources.

    Where: the lawsuit was filed in Ohio.

    When: last week.

    And...

    Why: A blog post was published on Dear Author, written by Jane Litte, titled The Curious Case of Ellora's Cave.

    For me to post any personal commentary without knowing the facts would be highly mendacious of me with respect to both parties involved in this case...and to all of those associated with both parties. I'm an American; I believe in due process.

    I do, however, think cases like this are significant to bloggers with respect to shield laws...and to future cases like this that should, and will, arise.

    *Update: I actually found a link to an LA Times piece that I think discusses this topic objectively. You can get there from here.

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    Saturday, September 27, 2014

    Stealing a Likeness; Tyler Ferugson's Humiliating Coming Out; Top 10 Gay Tumblr; Grindr Police Entrapment

    Stealing a Likeness

    I've gone on record before stating that I think pen names are, and always have been, important to authors in every single genre. Ryan Field is my real name; my photo on the sidebar and wherever else I post it on social media is my likeness. But I have used pen names on certain occasions when working on projects outside my comfort zone.  Pen names, for me, are more bother than they're worth. But I still believe they are important for many authors, especially those writing erotic romance of any kind.

    I only wanted to get that out of the way to make this one point clear: using a pen name is a completely different thing than using someone's likeness without his permission. Because it is, indeed, illegal to use anyone's likeness without permission, in writing.

    In a victory for college athletes, a federal court of appeals ruled in favor of former Rutgers University starting quarterback Ryan Hart in his case against gamemaker Electronics Arts (EA) who used his likeness in its popular NCAA Football video game without his permission.

    For me, stealing a likeness...even if it's a random photo on google of a hot young guy...without permission is like stealing someone's soul. It's about as low as low gets.

    If you can get permission to use someone's likeness and you want to try to pull that off, I wish you luck. From what I've always seen, the most successful authors who use pen names always focus on their book covers and leave their images to the imagination. But more important, it shouldn't really matter what an author looks like. It's not about the author's image, it's about the author's work.

    Tyler Ferguson's Humiliating Coming Out

    I don't think there's a gay man out there who can't relate to this story. I also think it's an important lesson for those straight people who think they know it all about gay men to pay attention to. Up until recently we didn't get a normal adolescence like straight people. We didn't date 14 year old boys when we were 14 because that would have been laughable and scandalous...mostly shameful. While other straight teenage guys were trying to get into backseats with teenage girls we gay men were left to one thing: porn. And that's only if we were lucky enough to find a place that had gay porn. Yes. I said porn. I'll repeat that for those of you straight people who know all there is about gay men even though you aren't gay. PORN.

    Before I digress and wind up on a completely different topic (because this irritates me so much lately) here's a link that talks about Tyler Ferguson's experience with stealing porn when he was 14 years old, and then getting caught. I don't think there's anything more embarrassing or traumatic for a young gay man, because it's pushing him forward and forcing him to come out long before he's ready. Ferguson speaks about this lightly, and I give him credit for that, but I know deep down how he must have felt because it was my worst fear when I was a teenager hiding the porn under my rug.

    'I had been stealing porn and I had three magazines underneath my shirt, so tucked into my pants and my shirt over the magazines,' he said.

    'I guess a certain magazine that I had picked up had a little sensor in it and I set off the alarm and I had to go back to the woman who asked me if I had anything in my backpack.

    'She was giving me the benefit of the doubt, she was like, "Did you forget to pay for something? Maybe something fell into your backpack?"

    'I couldn't be like, "Some porn fell inside my pants!" Instead, I lifted up my shirt and I had tears in my eyes and she took me to the back room.

    'They brought my dad in, showed him the nature of the material that I was stealing,...it was really, really humiliating.'

    Now THAT'S a real gay story about coming of age and humiliation. You can read the rest here.


    Top 10 Gay Tumblr

    I think one of the things I like most about Tumblr is that I don't see the cheese I often see on Facebook. In fact, I think the cheese I see on Facebook is the main reason why it's my least favorite social media. On Tumblr ( or even Twitter) I find it's easier to control what I'm seeing and doing, and I don't have to suffer through the visual of someone's hideous winner chicken bacon dinner if I don't want to.

    Tumblr is different in this sense, too:

    We’ve compiled a list of our favorite gay interest Tumblrs for you to follow covering the breadth of what the system has to offer. Well, most of the breadth. Due to our charter, some excellent Tumblrs that have nudity and R+ related content didn’t make the cut. But finding those really isn’t that difficult, and we’re sure you can manage. And we bet you have favorites of your own you’d like to share in the comments.

    You can read more about this here.

    Of course I have a few favorites. I'm going to make a point of putting together a post with links on this soon.

     Grindr Police Entrapment

    This article about gay men dealing with police entrapment on Grindr is for Egyptian users. But I find it interesting because this kind of entrapment has been going on in the US for decades...or longer. A cop will lure an unsuspecting gay man into a sexual situation and right before anything happens the gay man is arrested and he didn't even know what hit him. In most cases, in the US, they bait gay men with hot young undercover cops who drive sports cars.

    In any event, this is what's happening on Grindr:

    That was enough to get Grindr to implement a warning message when users open the app. Seen in the screen-grab above, it reads:
    “Speak Safely — Egypt is arresting LGBT people, and police may be posing as LGBT on social media to entrap you. Please be careful about arranging meetings with people you don’t know, and be careful about posting anything that might reveal your identity.”
    Of course there haven't been any confirmed arrests, but how many confirmed arrests like this do you ever hear about in the US? Who's going to admit it? And yet it happens all the time. Very few gay men will ever challenge something like this for fear of shame and exposure...even those who are openly gay.

    You can read more here.

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    Friday, September 26, 2014

    Release Day: Too Hard to Handle; Gay Prison Sex; Philly Gay Bashing Suspects; Most Evil Women in History;

    Release Day: Too Hard to Handle

    Another book in the Glendora Hill series, Too Hard to Handle, is coming out tomorrow (I hope) and I'll post the links as I get them. I know I've explained before how the launch of e-books can get tricky sometimes and it's not like the release day of a print book where they unpack the boxes and set the books up on shelves. I've had release days with digital books where servers have done down, web sites have crashed, and sometimes larger places like Amazon just take their time. On the rare occasion, everyday life can hinder a launch if someone gets sick. It happens and I've learned to expect anything. But I will update with all the info as I get it, and you can always e-mail me with questions. My e-mail is on the sidebar in the about section.

    This particular book in the series was interesting to write because the entire book is told from Sebastian's son's POV. This is a stand alone and it can be read alone, but in conjunction with the series it picks up after Kick's rough trade boyfriend has a motorcycle accident. I can't say anymore without spoilers.


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    Gay Prison Sex

    This article is fascinating because it debunks the age old concept that gay prison sex almost always involves forced rape. Frankly, I could live without the left wing commentary, but the topic in general is on target with regard to the dynamics about how gay prison sex actually works.

    It's complicated in the sense that there is rape culture involved in some cases, at least a certain kind of rape culture with respect to men this time. It comes through intimidation, victimization, and in the simplest form, bullying. But there are a few different dynamics that a lot of people don't know about. I've actually heard this discussed before and everything adds up.

    Here's an excerpt from the article, from a book titled, A Gentleman's Guide to Sex in Prison.

    Openly gay men are not as oppressed as one might fear. The feminine ones are often desired, and there is quite a bit of prostitution going on. I once saw oral sex performed in exchange for two cigarettes and a honey bun, a bargain offered by Dirty Tommy, who told people he had “the AIDS” as soon as they met him. There are many transsexuals (still called “shemales” in the system), especially in the maxes, for some reason. Some truly look like women, and as a consequence they are well taken care of by their admirers. Others just look like men with breast implants. There was one called Grandma who was quite a fright, but apparently had customers anyway, because his dentures came out. The old-timers call these guys “lizards” and have nothing to do with them, but the younger guys who grew up with Will and Grace and so forth are more easygoing about it.

    You can read the rest here. Considering the highly controversial gay prison sex fantasy in adult entertainment, it's a topic that is not without controversy...as you will see from the comment thread.

    Philly Gay Bashing Suspects

    Here's more about the suspects that turned themselves in with regard to the gay bashing incident in Philadelphia last week that went viral nationwide. So far, three have turned themselves in and I'm not sure whether or not there will be more. One of them is the daughter of a police chief in Chalfont, PA...only about six miles away from where we live in New Hope. I know Chalfont is gay friendly because I have gay friends who live there. It's not as progressive or artistic as New Hope, but the suspect is not a reflection on her community.

    Here's something about the woman charged, Kathryn Knott, who is the one from Chalfont, PA.

    A Twitter account listed as belonging to Kathryn Knott, 24, who surrendered to authorities Wednesday along with Phillip Williams, 24, and Kevin Harrigan, 26, not only shows confidential photos of patients' X-rays while working in an emergency room but tweets about getting drunk and "ew" gays.

    "the ppl we were just dancing with just turned and [made] out with [each] other #gay #ew," Knott tweeted in March, 2012.

    She additionally appears to have used homophobic hashtags like #dyke and described a taxi cab driver as "shouting some jihad s--t," according to a collection of tweets posted on website,

    Neighbors were questioned and refused to comment, other than saying they weren't surprised to hear she's part of this.

    You can read more here, where there are photos of the two young men charged. I would like to think this will set an example to the rest of the bullies out there who have something against gays. Be afraid. That's right. We deserve to walk down the street anywhere in America without having to worry about getting beaten, bashed, or called names.

    Most Evil Women in History

    Men always seem to get the most attention when it comes to crime and the most vicious acts in society. In an ironic sense, women criminals are often discriminated against. I think that should be balanced out. In an attempt to disabuse people of this sexist stereotype, this next link will lead you to photos of some of the most evil women in history. These women are more along the lines of Mary Ann Cotton, the old fashioned killers who went after people with their own names. I thought it was interesting.

    When Mary Ann found out that she would receive payments for the death of a family member, she wasted no time. She murdered 21 people via arsenic poisoning, 12 of which were her own children. She also killed several husbands and even her own mother just to make a quick buck.

    You can see the rest here.