I've been a registered Democrat all my life. And I probably always will be. But I've learned in life that you can't always define people by their political party affiliation, especially not in small town politics. Here in New Hope, PA, a small, upscale, diverse, art colony with a large LGBT+ population, we have a Republican mayor who has always supported everything related to LGBT+ issues and equality. This mayor doesn't have an ounce of discrimination in his entire body. I also have many gay friends whom I love and respect who are Republicans. They are liberal on social issues and conservative on fiscal issues. Most of whom are terrified to even admit that in public.
With that said, I wanted to share a different opinion with my readers today. Unfortunately, I don't think it does anything at all to promote peace, love, equality, or positive change. Everything about it is negative and divisive.
Similarly, if a real-life friend—someone who knows my plight, my accomplishments, and my oppressions—decides to trumpet in my face the alleged glories of the Republican party, I simply have to show them the hand and the door. Friendship over.
Here's the rest. I feel very sorry for this person. I truly do. And the people who commented on this article seem to agree with me.
Male Prostitution In Manchester
I don't like to judge things like this, and I do understand that everyone has unique circumstances. Jobs are not easy to get these days, and young people are struggling to survive. However, I don't like to dance around certain topics either by using careful PC words and phrases that sound better. By definition the word prostitution means selling your body for money. With that said, I'm also for legalized prostitution.
Over the past decade or so, the city of Manchester has seen a huge uptick in the number of men, both gay and straight, selling their bodies for money, the Manchester Evening News reports.
You can read the rest here. It's a very interesting article in many ways.
Men Get Better With Age
I've always thought men get better with age. I follow this one guy on social media who I won't name, but he's an open-minded straight guy with some reality TV fame who has a nice fan base. And it's nice to watch him age, and to watch him get even better with age.
In any event, this article talks about men aging, finding lovers, and hook up apps.
We asked you, our readers, what your thoughts were on the matter. Let’s check out what some of you had to say about it:
“I just hit 45,” one reader said. “I got rid of Grindr years ago because it was too full of men under 30, bitchy queens and really awful treatment of men with HIV.”
Here's the rest. I've never been to Grindr so I can't comment. But I do appreciate the guys I know who are getting a lot better with age.
Is There An Age Limit To Enjoy Grindr?
I could have posted about that Teen Vogue anal sex article again, but frankly I'm sick to death of IT, Teen Vogue the magazine, and everything related to THAT article. In fact, I'm getting sick of all magazines lately. In the quest for clickbait, it seems to be getting more absurd as each day passes.
In any event, this Grindr article is a lot more interesting than Teen Vogue.
“Different apps have different audiences depending on location,” another guy writes. “Grindr is for the 25 and below crowd. Scruff is mostly for everyone. Growlr has a higher percentage of older gay guys.”
“If you’re only willing to talk to guys who are under 25 then you won’t fit in anywhere,” a third person says. “That seems to be the case for 90% of the old guys on Grindr.”
There's more here. I could be wrong, but it doesn't sound as though everyone's having a blast on Grindr.
A PG Rated Gay Romance
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