There's a fairly decent sized town in South Texas called Del Rio that just elected an openly gay mayor. According to this article there are more LGBT people in Texas interested in running for office. I think that's interesting because recently an older gay man I know in Los Angeles was talking about not going to a literature conference in Texas because he didn't like the way gay people are treated in Texas. It sounded as if this older gay man I know was getting all of his information from all the wrong places. And when I tried to educate him and explain that the entire state of Texas is not anti-gay, he simply made excuses and dismissed me. I let it go. It's not worth the aggravation to prove every single point in life, especially not with people who believe they know it all. I also know he was speaking to an audience of his peers, and they don't know any better either. But this guy I know was wrong, and this article shows that things are no only changing everywhere, but openly gay people are winning in politics now.
According to Houston’s , as of January there were at least 52 LGBT candidates across the state, chasing everything from small-town mayor gigs to state representative seats to the governor’s office.
Lozano had become well known in Del Rio for his work to clean up the border town’s waterways, according to told in April. “The Baby Boomers have been running the government over the last 20 to 30 years., an online magazine produced by the gay online dating app Grindr, and he decided to run for mayor in 2016. “I’ve gained a huge following ever since I put my name in the hat,” Lozano
And he's cute, too. Here's the rest.
The Craigslist Confessional and Mormon Gay Guy
This is particularly interesting now that Craigslist has stopped publishing their personal ads thanks to the federal government and indirect online censorship.
There's a writer named Helena Bala who started meeting people in 2014 on Craigslist to learn more about their personal stories. I think it's sort of her own personal project to help people talk about their stories and experiences, and to share them in a way that hasn't been done before. Here's one about a gay Mormon guy.
In my experience, the Mormon Church has a really effective way of reinforcing their core beliefs. Starting at age twelve, I had to sit in front of a Church authority figure we called “the Bishop” and he would ask me a list of questions. I remember he asked me if I had impure thoughts and if I masturbated. And I had to tell him the things I’d done and the things I’d thought and I remember being so worried that he’d tell my parents or other members of the Church, and so I learned to lie to his face.
Here's the rest. According to this link, she's interested in hearing more stories and you can e-mail her.
The Reality of Extra Huge Penises
Here's an interesting article about extra large penises in general, and first hand commentary from a guy who has an extra large penis.
In Greek mythology, Priapus—the well-endowed god of fertility—was thrust off Mount Olympus, strongly disliked by other gods for his extra-large, permanently erect penis and foul-mindedness. Way back when, smaller penises were the preferred kind of phallus, larger member’s being associated with dirty, naughty, dare-we-say it… lust.
You can read the rest, here. You'll get comments from a doctor, a sex therapist, and even a tailor. And the guy with the large penis says he likes his penis and he has no complaints.
A PG Rated Gay Romance
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