Friday, June 23, 2017

Gays Protesting Gays At Pride; 2 Gay Men Allegedly Tortured In Chechnya; Weird Gay Twins Who Wax Each Other's Butts

Gays Protesting Gays At Pride

This seems to be the year of protesting.

NEW YORK — Gay pride marches in New York City, San Francisco and in between this weekend will have plenty of participants — and also protests directed at them from other members of the LGBT community, speaking out against what they see as increasingly corporate pride celebrations that prioritize the experiences of gay white men and ignore the issues continuing to face black and brown LGBT people.

If you recall, there's been controversy in Philadelphia over adding two new colors to the rainbow flag. 

Over the years, I've seen Pride change a great deal, and for various reasons. One that always bothered me was when heteronormative businesses would put out the rainbow flag during pride events to attract the gay dollar, and then when the pride events were over they would pull that rainbow flag back inside as fast as they could. And you wouldn't see the rainbow flag again in front of these businesses until there was another pride event they could exploit for profit.

You can check this out here.

2 Gay Men Allegedly Tortured In Chechnya

It's hard to find current daily reports about what's been allegedly happening to gays in Chechnya. But this one is fairly recent.

Gay men have been rounded up and tortured in Chechnya in recent months. David Greene talks to two men who managed to escape. They're living in Moscow and may never be able to return to their families.

Let's just say it. This country, Russia, is incredibly unfriendly to people who are gay. Russia has laws on the books that can punish someone for talking about homosexuality in front of children. And yet, what's happening in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya is beyond comprehension, even here.

Here's the rest.

Weird Gay Twins Who Wax Each Other's Butts

Here's a story about gay twin brothers who seem willing to do just about anything to get attention.

The tattooed Arab-American hotties are burning up Instagram with their sexy, near naked, vaguely twincestuous pics.

 The guys also have a YouTube channel where they regularly post vlogs where they read each other’s Grindr messages, wax each other’s butts, and make molds of their nether regions using make-your-own-dildo kits.

You can check it out here, with photos of them. Aside from the creep factor going on here, there is an interesting twist. Neither of them knew they were gay until they found out by accident.

I didn't know my brother was gay until I accidentally ran into him in a gay night club. He didn't know I was gay either. It was an interesting night. But I can assure that we've never, ever waxed each other's butts. Not much makes me shudder and cross my legs, but just the thought of that one does.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Big Brother Star Lotan Carter's £12 Million Penis; Don't Be A 26 Year Old Blogging Penis; She Wrote "Penis" On His Mojito Cup; Penis Size Anxiety Causes Big Problems;

Big Brother Star Lotan Carter's £12 Million Penis

This one is about a famous male stripper in the UK with a very special penis, who was recently named as one of the housemates on Big Brother in the UK.

Lotan, from Essex, started stripping aged just 21, and has since travelled the country whipping his kit off and flashing his bits for shrieking and sexed-up punters.

Four years ago his then girlfriend Tanya Bailey revealed that he had got his precious appendage insured after one of his colleagues had been injured by an overzealous fan.

Check the rest out here. You know, all jokes aside, this is actually more interesting than you might imagine. They go on to mention that Tanya got so excited during sex she wound up breaking his penis, and then they mention that time with a rubber band when his penis turned purple.

Don't Be A 26 Year Old Blogging Penis

I don't have any links to this one. It's just a small point I'd like to make, which I don't normally do.

It's just that recently I saw this smug little 26 year old book blogger who thinks he knows the definition of good writing. Unfortunately, in his lame attempt to make his point he only came off looking like one huge penis.

It's one thing to review a book or story with your opinion, but telling other people that you know the definition of good writing will only make you look stupid to people who know better. You can spot bad writing at a glance, but last I heard no one with half a brain has ever been able to "splain" good writing.

Because that's too subjective.

Everyone has a different writing style, and whether you like that style or not us up to you. However, you don't preach what "good writing" is unless you want to come off looking like a 26 year old book blogging penis.

She Wrote "Penis" On His Mojito Cup

This happened at Starbucks recently.

Danny Matthews had popped into his local Starbucks in Wimbledon on Monday afternoon, to get an iced drink to cool himself down in the heat.

However, he was a little confused after being handed his blackberry mojito tea lemonade only to find the barista had written ‘Penis’ instead of ‘Danny’.

Here's the rest of the story. He can't wait to go back again for more.

Penis Size Anxiety Causes Big Problems

This is disturbing.

A 27-year-old man recently lost R190 000 to a bogus traditional healer who promised him a bigger penis. This happened in the Pretoria CBD. Police say the victim was lured by a pamphlet that looks something like this:

There's more here. Main point: there are a lot of scammers out there. Beware.

Kendle's Fire

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Jockstraps, Leather, and Pride; Colin Farrell Is Cast In The Beguiled; Paul Fienman First Gay Judge On NY's Highest Court

Jockstraps, Leather, and Pride

Here's another interview with someone you never heard of talking about Pride. Evidently, he's Mr. Long Beach Leather.

What was your most awkward Pride moment?

It was at a pre-gaming with my friends before Pride one year. I had had a lot to drink. Somehow I found myself in the arms of some guy that I met there. After making out with him for a while, I eventually called him the wrong name. That was pretty awkward. 

There's more here. And you can check out his photos. If you like a lot of arm pit with your Pride, you'll love this one.

Colin Farrell Is Cast In The Beguiled

This looks like an excellent historical. I've seen clips and it reminds me of my own novella, The Young Widow's Promise. The Civil War era and the Edwardian era are the two I've always loved the most.

In the new film The Beguiled, Colin Farrell plays a smolderingly sexy wounded Union soldier taken in by the women and girls of a Southern girls’ boarding school at the height of the Civil War.

Even though he’s fighting for the other side, it doesn’t take long for the women to form attachments to this handsome stranger named Corporal John McBurney. 

Here's the rest. Everything about this one looks good.

Paul Feinman First Gay Judge On NY's Highest Court

This is history, and this is Pride, too. Paul Feinman is the first openly gay judge on NY's highest court.

Feinman was nominated by Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve on the Court of Appeals and was confirmed by the state’s Republican-led Senate, according to the New York Law Journal.

‘The fact that we are promoting today someone who is the first openly LGBT person in the 170-year history of the Court of Appeals is a historic event we have to make note of,’ said openly gay State Senator Brad Hoylman, a Democrat from Manhattan. 

You can read more here. 

Kendle's Fire

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 Not All Gay Books Have Sex

In Their Prime by Ryan Field


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Steve Grand Stripping To Jock Strap; Dream Dads for DILF Lovers; Russia's Gay Propaganda Law Struck Down; Video of Chechnya's Alleged Gay Concentration Camp

Steve Grand Stripping To Jock Strap

Evidently, because one Broadway Bares is not enough.

Like its New York counterpart, Broadway Bares San Francisco took the town by storm on Sunday to showcase lithe, limber dancers clad in little more than bikinis. (The event benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Richmond/ermet Aid Foundation.)

You can check this out here. The money goes to a good charity.

Of course there is a little irony here. They make a point of linking to an article where Steve Grand rants about the gay presses concentrating more on his body than his music. I don't think they'll ever let that one go.

Dream Dads for DILF Lovers

This one is pretty self-explanatory.

Older. Bolder. Out of the blue comes a video game that’ll fulfill all of your swarthiest daddy fantasies.

On July 13th, Dream Daddy will be available for purchase, a “dad dating simulator” that casts you as a single dad with a college-bound daughter.

Here's the rest.

Russia's Gay Propaganda Law Struck Down 

Here's something a lot more serious. This is about that hideous gay propaganda law in Russia that's caused so many people pain.

A European court on Tuesday declared a Russian law banning expressions of “gay propaganda” to be discriminatory, ordering Moscow to pay out compensation to three gay rights activists and setting the stage for further conflicts with Europe over Russia’s treatment of gays and lesbians.

There's more here. 

Video of Chechnya's Alleged Gay Concentration Camp

Here's a story with a video that shows an alleged gay concentration camp in Chechnya.

Reporters from Vice News were granted permission to film inside a building in Argun, Chechnya that once functioned as a military base and reportedly was used as a concentration camp where gay men were imprisoned and tortured.

You can check this one out here.   I highly suggest watching it.

 Kendle's Fire

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Grindr Hook Ups In Cuba; So-Called Bisexual Menage Doesn't End Well; Skinny Gay Body Shaming

Grindr Hook Ups In Cuba

I never thought about this until now.

Luis Gallo is a radio producer, artist, and journalist based in Bogotá and New York. He recently traveled to Cuba. In a fascinating new article published by Slate, he talks about cruising, or more specifically “Grindr-ing,” in the capital city of Havana.

“Most of the cruising in Havana still goes on at nightclubs, public parks, and the Malecón,” Gallo writes. 

Here's the rest. It's a fairly accurate piece with respect to gay culture in general. And some of the photos are excellent.

So-Called "Bisexual" Menage Doesn't End Well

This is one of those disturbing pieces that I hope makes people more cautious. Aside from that, in the comments a few people point out this may or may not have been a bisexual encounter. It's a 3-way with two men and one woman, but that doesn't mean it's bisexual.

20-year-old New Yorker Manos Ikonomidis was brutally murdered after partaking in a bisexual threesome with a 21-year-old man and woman.

The attack happened in Brooklyn and involved an aluminum baseball bat and knives. According to police sources, the violence began after one of the participants, presumably Ikonomidis, began filming the encounter against the woman’s wishes.

There are more details here.  The comments are worth checking out.

Skinny Gay Body Shaming

Here's an interesting piece about body shaming that involves skinny guys instead of overweight guys. It's hard to actually title this because I see body shaming everywhere I go these days online, not only in the gay community, and more often than not it comes from the very same people who scream for tolerance.

“Sometimes when I look in the mirror, I see this skinny runt covered in tattoos and piercings with very little muscle,” he writes. “Narrow wrists and ankles, thin body and, when I lift my arms, I can see my ribcage sometimes. My brother calls me things like pipe cleaner, snowflake and magic wand.” 

You can check this out here.  The comments are typical. There's a flame war between who has it harder, the skinny guys or the overweight guys.

All I know is don't body shame. Just don't do it.

Kendle's Fire

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 Not All Gay Books Have Sex

In Their Prime by Ryan Field


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Gay Men On Brutal Treatment In Chechnya; The Anti-Gay Crackdown In Chechnya; Gay Chechens Finding Homes In Europe

Gay Men On Brutal Treatment In Chechnya

I think we all need to sink our teeth a little more into this one issue. I see too much apathy out there, or misguided priorities.

They're calling themselves Gregory and Arnie. They don't want to use their real names because they fear for their lives. Both men recently left Chechnya, where they were detained and beaten because they're gay.

"I was kidnapped and kept for 12 days in a basement," Gregory, 21, tells us through an interpreter. "I was beaten and interrogated."

Here's the rest.

The Anti-Gay Crackdown In Chechnya

Here's another story about what's going on in Chechnya with gays. This one is about a Russian journalist who exposed the story.

What were the attitudes toward homosexuality inside Chechnya before this campaign of repression?

Male homosexuality was always perceived very badly in Chechnya. Even gay men themselves considered themselves sick, damned, inferior. Very many of these men have families and children, and are trying to cope with the situation somehow. They understand that, deep down, their status is not acceptable in their society. If they were found out, families would choose to close their eyes to this fact—having a male relative who was known to be gay would be too great a shame for the family, or even the whole clan, which can run to hundreds of people. Chechen families are very sensitive to their image and how their extended clans are perceived.

There's a lot more here. Makes you wonder why more people aren't speaking up about it, including the LGBT presses that seem more focused on Caitlyn Jenner. 

Gay Chechens Finding Homes In Europe

Here's one about how Europeans are helping gays who are fleeing from Chechnya. Evidently, from what I'm reading, Europe is aware of what's going on and they're at least doing this to help. 

The German Foreign Ministry confirmed on Friday that it has admitted one man, who arrived in the country on Tuesday, on a special visa on humanitarian grounds. Three other men have met with officials at the German Embassy in Moscow, a ministry spokeswoman said, while another man’s application is being reviewed.

More here. One of the reasons why some countries aren't more vocal is that they believe it could be more harmful to the gay refugees who are fleeing. But I still have trouble understanding why so many in the US media aren't more vocal, and why they aren't making the public more aware of this.

I'm only a small not for profit blogger who links to pop culture news items, but I do know that a lot of my readers are Eastern Europeans through my blog stats, and I want them to know people are not forgetting about them. 

   Kendle's Fire

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Interview With "King Cobra" Garrett Clayton; Your Grindr "Preferences" Are Racist; More On Chechnya Gay Concentration Camps

Interview With King Cobra Garrett Clayton

Here's an interview with Garrett Clayton that also discusses his latest role in The Last Breakfast Club, which is a parody of the John Hughes 1980s film. I've done parody and I've always been fascinated with it because it's not always simple to do, and you never know how it's going to be received. Some of these die-hard fans will never forgive you.

Clayton steps into the role of Brian in the Los Angeles-based stage play based on the iconic John Hughes ’80s film. It sets the original movie in a post-apocalyptic world where the brain, the athlete, the basket case, the princess and the criminal have been locked in the library in what has become a never-ending Saturday of detention. Under the watchful tyrannical eye of the Principal Vernon (who has since become a zombie), the quintet of misfits deal with their new dystopian life in the Shermer High School.

You can read the entire interview here.

Your Grindr "Preferences" Are Racist

If you are attracted to a specific type of man, don't let this guy know about it. Because he's going to call you a racist. And he's not even going to present a strong, intelligent argument. He'll just call you racist.

26-year-old Josh from L.A. has a some strong medicine for guys who still refuse to entertain the idea that maybe, just maybe, their “preferences” on Grindr are, in fact, racist. 

“So many people on these apps use the word ‘preference’ to try to mask their prejudices,” he says. But, make no mistake, “letting someone’s race dictate whether you’d date them is racism.”

Here's the rest. He lost me with sushi.

More On Chechnya Gay Concentration Camps

No one in the mainstream seems to be paying much attention to this, which is a travesty. This is actually happening and no one is doing anything to stop it.

Two young men have come forward to open up about their experiences in Chechnya, where both were detained and beaten for being gay.

Unwilling to give their real names for obvious reasons, they’re calling themselves Gregory and Arnie.

“I was kidnapped and kept for 12 days in a basement,” Gregory, 21, tells NPR. “I was beaten and interrogated.”

There's more here. It gets worse. Check out the comments. Someone in the comments posted this link where you can send a donation to help relocate gays in Chechnya to safe places. It looks legitimate to me, and simple to use.

Kendle's Fire

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 Not All Gay Books Have Sex

In Their Prime by Ryan Field