Sunday, December 10, 2017

That Photo Of Straight Politician Afraid of "Gay" Touch; Trans Woman Running For Congress In Massachusetts; Top Swiss Referee Comes Out As Gay

That Photo of Straight Politician Afraid of "Gay" Touch

I wasn't sure how to title this. It's even hard to explain. Last week I saw a photo on social media of a politician who seemed terrified when he received a touch on the sleeve from another man. It was nothing more than a simple touch.

And now this recently surfaced.

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe interrupted a committee this week to admonish his fellow lawmaker, Rep. Matt Bradford, for briefly placing his hand on Metcalfe’s sleeve in order to get his attention.
He suggested Metcalfe, who is married to a woman and has four children, might be gay, and told him, “keep your hands to yourself.”
You can read it all in full here. They go into a lot more detail and there's a very interesting twist. The bottom line is that there's some homophobia going on here. 
Trans Woman Running For Congress In Massachusetts
I'm glad to see this happening. 
Alexandra Chandler is a trans woman and a former intelligence analyst at the Pentagon. Now, she’s running for Congress with the hopes of representing Massachusetts’ third district in the House of Representatives.
Chandler is running on a platform of bettering jobs and pay, improving healthcare and making it more affordable, voting rights and civil liberties, and advancing programs to combat climate change.
Top Swiss Referee Comes Out As Gay
This is happening more and more as each day passes. And no one is shocked, and the world doesn't come to an end. 
Pascal Erlachner has come out as gay.
He is believed to be the first man in Swiss professional football to come out.
The referee hopes that his coming out will start public discussion around the taboo of being gay in football.
You can read this one, here.  There's a photo. 

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Genetic Differences Between Gay and Straight; "Falling For Angels" and Gay Racism; Sarah Paulson On Dating A Much Older Woman; Woman Engaged To Her Chandelier

Genetic Differences Between Gay and Straight

Here's more scientific proof that sexual preferences are not something we can choose.

Gay and straight men have different variations of at least two genes that somewhat correlate with their sexual orientation, a new study appears to show, lending credence to the theory that sexual preferences are inherited, not chosen.

You can read more, here

Falling For Angels and Gay Racism

Falling For Angels is a new TV show on Here TV that explores gay love in Los Angeles and Asian gay men.

There is much to be said about racist anti-Asian sentiment among gay men — who among us has not seen a Grindr profile bluntly stating, “No fems, no fats, no Asians”? Even though Gino and Kevin live out their racial heritage differently, this is reality every time an app is opened.

Here's the rest. There's also a link to another article that goes into more detail about the show. Normally I would watch this, but I probably won't get to see this one for a while. I don't like paying extra for Here TV. 

Sarah Paulson On Dating A Much Older Woman

I think it's wonderful and refreshing to see this in the media. We don't see things like this often enough about gay people. 

“My life choices are, um, unconventional. I’m with a much older person [Sarah is 42, Holland is 74] and people find that totally fascinating and odd, and, to me, it’s the least interesting thing about me.”

You can read that one, here. Paulson goes into a lot more detail. If you think this age difference is surprising, you probably don't know much about gay couples, men or women. 

Woman Engaged To Her Chandelier

There's a fetish called Object Sexuality, or Objectophilia, where a person can actually be sexually attracted to an object, and can also fall in love with an object. The object could be anything, from a vacuum cleaner to a pick up truck. In this case it's a chandelier. It's not the first time I've heard about it. I once had a publisher ask me to write a short story for an object sexuality anthology, and I have that story lurking around somewhere in my files. 

In any event, 

33-year-old Amanda Liberty claims she fell head over heels in love with the chandelier after seeing it listed on eBay last year. She subsequently purchased it for  £400 ($540).
She calls the chandelier Lumiere and claims it’s a female who is often privy to her cuddles and kisses.
You can read more about it, here. 

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Friday, December 8, 2017

#MeToo; Rose McGowan Calls Out Alyssa Milano; Kevin Spacey Allegedly Groped A Royal; Peter Thiel's "Yass" A Queer Co-Working Space In San Francisco

#MeToo; Rose McGowan Calls Out Alyssa Milano

Rose McGowan has always been outspoken, but these days she doesn't seem to have any filters. And she's not holding back anymore.

 Rose McGowan has been calling bullshit on Hollywood hypocrisy long before #MeToo was trending. And now that the world is listening, McGowan has no intention of letting up—even if that means taking other entertainment industry “Silence Breakers” to task. On Friday, McGowan unleashed righteous Twitter anger on Alyssa Milano, sharing a People article on the actress’s friendship with Harvey Weinstein’s ex, Georgina Chapman. 

You can check that out, here.   

Kevin Spacey Allegedly Groped A Royal

This is only an accusation, but it is interesting that someone with this high profile would speak up. You don't see that happen very often. In other words, this royal who is speaking up is in a place of power, which if this accusation is true shows that it can happen to anyone. 

A former member of the Norwegian royal family has come forward to accuse Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting him 10 years ago.
Ari Behn, who divorced Princess Märtha Louise of Norway last year, claims the disgraced actor grabbed his testicles during a Nobel Peace Prize party back in 2007.
Peter Thiel's "Yass" A Queer Co-Working Space In San Francisco 
If you take into consideration all of the gay establishments that have closed up for good in the last few years all over the world, this is interesting to see. 
A venture capital firm co-founded by Thiel, a gay conservative who donated$1.25m to Donald Trump and joined the president’s transition team, is the sole investor behind Yass, described as a “headquarters and hangout for a new generation of queer people”.
Here's the rest. Of course "activists" are not happy about anything Thiel does. But it's a well written article that goes into detail about things like gentrification and how gay culture may or may not be evolving. It's worth the click.
My only comment is that if gay people are assimilating everywhere, and there's no valid reason to remain isolated anymore, why would we need something like YASS? 

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

#MeToo; JK Rowling Shocks Fans and Supports Johnny Depp; The "I, Tonya" Story; Australian Christian Couple Won't Get Divorced After All; Footballer Strips For the Crowd

JK Rowling Shocks Fans and Supports Johnny Depp

Her Royal Highness of Publishing, JK Rowling, stunned women (and men) all over the world today when this was made public.

J.K. Rowling is standing by the decision to keep Johnny Depp on board for the next “Fantastic Beasts” film.
The author has been criticized for allowing Depp to continue in the role as dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald despite his history of alleged abuse, especially as many powerful men in Hollywood and the media have lost their jobs over reports of sexual misconduct.
In case you haven't followed the Johnny Depp story, here's an interesting link, with detailed photos.

I don't think this one is going away any time soon, and I have a feeling we'll be hearing more about it. The bright women I've seen on Twitter are not happy.

This story aside, speaking strictly in general terms unrelated to this story, people are tired of all the Hollywood and Washington D.C. hypocrisy. And they are speaking up, especially women. #MeToo.

 The "I, Tonya" Story

When I first saw this I thought it was a joke, but clearly it's not. The story dates back to 1994 with the saga of ice skaters, Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding.

The scandal rocked the world, but how much do you really know about the bizarre story besides these few facts?

A new film called I, Tonya sets out to fill in the gaps, and it’s a truly insane tale.

I actually might watch this one. I'm curious.

You can read more, here.

Australian Christian Couple Won't Get Divorced After All

An Australian couple who vowed they would get divorced if gay marriage became legal is now backpedaling, because that's what usually happens in these cases. 

Nick and Sarah Jensen said that if gay couples could wed, it would be a redefinition so heinous that it would cause marriage to “have an altogether different sense and purpose.”

You can read more of this, here. And now they can go down in history as the people who did this. 

Footballer Strips For the Crowd

It's Friday, it's the holiday season, and there has to be some fun.

During Monday evening’s trophy parade, Melgalvis took the partying to a whole new level by stripping onstage and inserting his penis into a trophy, as one does.

Of course there was backlash. 

Here's the rest. Enjoy. It's SFW. 

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Formerly Closeted Mark Foster Speaks Candidly; Steve Grand In A Jock Strap; Bea Arthur Homeless LGBTI Youth Center

Formerly Closeted Mark Foster Speaks Candidly

TV personality, Mark Foster, was in the closet for many years, and now he's speaking up about what it was like to live that way. I find reading these stories almost cathartic at times.

“I think they were trying to say that I’m gay and I was cruising… They said lots of things, but they didn’t say anything, as in, he was getting out of the car for two minutes, he went in, then came out, or he didn’t even get out of the car.
They did say that there’s gay sex here, there’s dogging here, I think there was lots of things.”
You can read the rest here. 

Steve Grand In A Jock Strap

This is news, too. Don't judge.

If it were, we’d be able to watch Steve Grand strut around in a jock in perpetuity, ignoring those letters from the IRS and the increasingly frantic knocking from our roommates, losing our minds as we try astral projecting into that jockstrap, to understand how it feels to be that close to all things Steve and all things Grand.

Here's the link, with photos. The comments are awkward at times.

Bea Arthur Homeless LGBTI Youth Center

This is important. Most people don't realize just how many homeless LGBTI young people there really are out there.

The Bea Arthur Residence giving young LGBTI people shelter and hope has launched in New York’s Lower East Side.
The center is now ready to house LGBTI young people in time for Christmas. The last final hurdle is the pending city approval.

You can read the rest here. 

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Masterpiece Cakeshop Case; Nico Tortorella's Naked Butt Shot; Russia Bans Warwick Rower Calendar

The Masterpiece Cakeshop Case

History is being made this week, and I have no idea how this one will turn out. If you recall, this is about the bakery that refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple based on religious reasons. It's interesting to me because we're celebrating an anniversary this week and back when we first met a gay wedding cake for a real legal gay wedding in the 1990s was unheard of. 

As the Masterpiece Cakeshop case gets underway at the US Supreme Court, many people are making their voices heard.

Charlie Craig and David Mullins, a married gay couple, are fighting for their right not to face discrimination at public businesses.
There's more here. 

And here's even more in a different article. 

Nico Tortorella's Naked Butt Shot

This one is not what you think it's about. It's not your typical naked butt selfie on Instagram. Tortorella is actually making a pretty strong statement here with his naked butt selfie.

The picture was then followed by a call out against the likes of Trump, Roy Moore, islamophobia, homophobia, biphobia, non binary phobia and transphobia.

You can check it out here. I think it's SFW, but I don't know how strict they are where you work. There is no full frontal nudity, and it is a very artistic photo. Actually, a very good one. However, the political statement is extreme, vulgar, and you might be personally offended. You've been warned. This is me remaining objective.

Russia Bans Warwick Rower Calendar

It looks as if Russia is back on the gay propaganda kick and censoring again.

Russia has banned the Warwick rowers naked calendar for being ‘gay propaganda’.
The calendar, which raises money for Sport Allies – a charity tackling homophobia in sport – was rejected by customs officials.
This is the calendar I was talking about in a previous blog post, where they raise money for an excellent charity. It's not just about men posing naked for their own monetary gain. This is a worthy cause.

You can check this out here. But this one comes with a slight warning, too. No full frontal, but definitely some nudity.

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