Here's another sad story of a gay bar in London shuttering its doors for good.
London’s LGBTI bar The Black Cap won a major victory as the plan to turn into a mainstream bar/restaurant has failed.
Campaigners have been hoping to reclaim one of London’s oldest LGBTI spaces and have repeatedly protested outside to stop the conversion of the venue by property developers.
As I've posted previously when other bars in the UK and in the US have closed, it seems to be a sign of the times. And it makes sense. They all blame it on the Internet, but I think it's more than that. Most gay men are assimilating and there's nothing wrong with that. As more gay men come out, get married, and start raising families they are less inclined to dress up in drag and protest in front of a bar. In the same respect, we do want to hold on to some gay culture, at least something. I'm just not sure how that's going to happen.
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Jonathan Groff and the Dick Waiver
Here's why Jonathan Groff signed a "dick waiver" to do Looking.
Jonathan Groff stepped back into the shoes of gay video game developer Patrick Murray for Looking: The Movie with full confidence in director Andrew Haigh.
Even before signing on to do the first of two seasons of the HBO drama, Groff had been familiar with Haigh’s acclaimed film Weekend and was struck by the gay drama’s sex scenes.
‘Seeing Weekend, honestly, was the first time I saw sex on screen, gay or straight, where I was like, This feels like real sex,’ the actor tells Out.com.
‘When Andrew was on as the director I was all, Yes, I’ll sign that nudity waiver, that the dick waver, whatever. He’s a genius at capturing those moments.
You'll really want to finish this article. They actually mention the one sex taboo we never see anywhere on TV or in films. I put this taboo sex in my books all the time, but I rarely see it in other books. And it all has to do with the intimacy of sex. I see women talking about how they prefer intimacy over sex in gay romance all the time, without even realizing how dead wrong they are. Intimacy and sex for gay men go hand in hand, pardon the bad pun.
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John Barrowman Talks About Dating Girls
I think we've all been here. I even went to my prom with a girl. It wasn't so bad either. I had a good time in spite of the fact that I would have preferred going with one of the guys on the football team. But up until recently, you didn't even think about doing THAT.
But school dances were a bit of a problem.
‘I used to dread school dances because on the way home you were expected to make out with a girl, give them a pet, and I really didn’t want to do it,’ he says. ‘But outside of that I was happy to go out with girls and they liked me. They had this good-looking guy on their arm and he was no threat at all – I just told them their shoes looked fabulous and their dress was great.’
I'd like to see Barrowman in high heels.
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