This seems to be happening in other reality TV shows lately, too. In the UK there's a reality show similar to Jersey Shore and there's a straight guy on the show, Dan Osborne, who seems to be making headlines for something many are calling a straight tease.
We're really living in interesting times:
In this week’s season finale, Osborne officially took his love for the gay community to the max by kissing gay cast member Bobby Norris on the lips. Or, as the Brits say, the boys “shared a cheeky snog.”
I've been watching this same thing happen on Big Brother 16 with Frankie and Zach.
Zach, the straight one, said softly to his gay friend: 'Frankie, can you just like caress me.'
They then began to spoon.
Since I wrote that post, their gay for you saga continues to evolve but we rarely actually see them show any signs of affection other than a second or two of queerbaiting. (It's getting tired fast.)
You can read more here where there's a photo of the kiss on the UK show. I guess this is gay for you as well. I could be wrong. I've been gay all my life and I've never actually been sure what "gay for you" really is all about.
Barney Frank on Obama
I rarely post anything political here, at least political in partisan terms. I don't like politics...partisan politics. But this is interesting because Barney Frank was the first openly gay senator I remember, and also a Democrat. For him to make these comments about a sitting Democratic President is newsworthy and interesting.
This is what Frank said about the Health Care Plan:
"The rollout was so bad, and I was appalled -- I don't understand how the president could have sat there and not been checking on that on a weekly basis," Frank told HuffPost during a July interview. "But frankly, he should never have said as much as he did, that if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it. That wasn't true. And you shouldn't lie to people. And they just lied to people."
You can read more of Frank's comments here.
Cosmo Sex Tip Fail
I've posted on this topic before in a general sense, about how magazines like Cosmo never seem to get it right and how they are always blowing smoke up our butts with the most ridiculous and expecting us to take that crap seriously. Well they recently pubbed a piece about lesbian sex tips and I'm not the only one who thinks they're full of crap. This link made some striking observations and some amusing comments.
It was as if a straight frat boy took out his doodle pad and drew every scene from every porn he had ever witnessed with Barbie or Disney princesses playing the leading roles, with their impossibly tiny bodies and silky, gravity-defying hair.
The positions were all hetero-normative fantasies of lesbian sex at their worst and silly at their best.
Well, isn't that what Cosmo thought their readers wanted? That big old heteronormative fantasy of girl on girl sex. However, Cosmo usually gets it all wrong with straight sex articles, too. I've always wondered if they do this on purpose.
You can read more here. And I really hope you do. There's an even more amusing photo shoot that accompanies this piece.
So in honor of that, without further ado, here are some of my queer friends performing 14 of Cosmo's Ridiculous Ode to Lesbian Sex Positions.
Chase of a Holy Ghost
.99 Gay Romance by Ryan Field