Here's a new web site that another author showed me that's crowdfunding geared specifically for the LGBT community. I don't know much about it, and I've never done crowdfunding myself, but I guess this is the same principle as kickstarter.com and indiegogo.com.
If you have an awesome idea for a creative project and you need the funds, this is your place. Start creating a campaign!
It's an easy site to navigate and some of the projects look interesting. I'll be posting more about it as I see projects coming through with LGBT artists I know.
Here the link where you can check it out yourselves.
Called His Neighbors Faggots
A prison guard who allegedly called his neighbors faggots and expressed he wanted them executed on social media has been suspended.
Richard ‘Rick’ Pilarski Jr, who was a cell block attendant for the Cheektowaga Police Department, made the comments on Facebook.
He was writing after an anti-gay activist in California filed a ballot measure for a ‘Sodomite Suppression Act’ – which calls for gay people to face the death penalty.
For all of you who think things are so much better for gay people, this should give you an example of what we're still dealing with now. This happened in NY state, but it could have been anywhere in the world. And if they aren't calling for an execution in public, they are silently thinking about it in private.
You can read more here.
Straight Guys Into Anal Stimulation
This doesn't surprise me at all. And the main reason is that I dated a few straight guys in my time and it basically corroborates everything I learned from them.
“Our anuses have thousands of nerve endings that respond to stimulation,” a columnist by the name of “Jake” writes in Glamour’s Sex and Dating section. “I learned this firsthand in my twenties when, after several drinks at a bar, I went home with an old college friend. We fooled around for a while, and then I suddenly found myself on all fours as she used her hands up front and stuck her tongue where the sun don’t shine.”
Another thing is true, too. From what I recall straight guys are not shy about what they want. But to be perfectly honest, you really have to be into certain things to enjoy them...both parties. Not everyone is, so don't let articles like this mislead you into believing that everyone out there likes to, well, eat ass.
And you'd better make sure you keep it clean. And I mean squeaky clean to the point where that ass shines like Sirius. Not Sirius the big mouth m/m book reviewer from THAT web site who gets it wrong and insults many gay men 99% of the time, Sirius the shining star.
You can read more here.
Jamie Foxx's Transphobic Jokes
Jamie Foxx has been making headlines this week because of transphobic jokes he made in reference to Bruce Jenner. It's really interesting because this kind of joke wouldn't even have been noticed ten years ago, and now it's considered wrong...as it should be. I hate to sound too PC about these things, and I really try not to be too PC with regard to laughing at myself, but these comedians that come from places of privilege really need to start rethinking what is and is NOT funny. Comedy has changed, like it or not.
What was the intention, for instance, behind Jamie Foxx’s recent jokes at Bruce Jenner’s expense at the iHeartRadio awards?
The answer seems limited to obtaining a cheap laugh, putting someone down and playing off tired stereotypes of transgender people.
And that’s not comedy, that’s just mean.
If I had kept track of every single homophobic joke I've heard in my lifetime, either blatant or passive aggressive, I could fill a book. The jokes where the straight guys joke around about being gay are the ones that always got to me the most. It's not that you can't tell gay jokes. I'm willing to laugh at myself as much as the next guy. But you have to be smart enough to find the right context.
Unfortunately, the comment thread with this devolves into something you might want to miss.
Here's the link with a video of what Foxx said.
The Way We ALMOST Were
A Gay Parody