Friday, August 31, 2018

California Won't Push Gay Conversion Therapy Ban; Apple Blocks Gay Pride Watch Face In Russia;The Briggs Initiative: Gay History

California Won't Push Gay Conversion Therapy Ban

This is dismal. I find it hard to believe that gay conversion therapy even exists in the first place.

A California lawmaker said Friday he is ending his effort this year to pass a bill declaring gay conversion therapy a fraudulent practice.

Here's more. 

Apple Blocks Gay Pride Watch Face In Russia

I wish I could say that things like this surprise me, but the truth is they don't anymore. In fact, I expect them. Companies like Apple get away with anything they want these days, because they know they can.

The self-censoring of the gay pride watch face on the Apple Watch is a shocking discovery considering how big a supporter Apple is of LGBTQ rights. Yet iOS developer Guilherme Rambo found evidence that the pride Apple Watch face is “hardcoded to not show up if the paired iPhone is using the Russian locale.”

You can read this, here. 

The Briggs Initiative: Gay History

Being that it's so hard to find any gay history anywhere, I jump at the chance to link to these things. I think this is an excellent example of the battles we've been fighting for years. And I also learned a few things I didn't know before. 

In 1978, State Sen. John Briggs put an initiative on the ballot that would have mandated the firing of any gay or lesbian teacher in California public schools, or any teacher who supported gay rights (the term LGBT wasn’t used back then). Thanks to a Herculean effort by California grassroots activists — Harvey Milk, Cleve Jones, Sally Miller Gearhart, hundreds of others — Briggs’s Proposition 6, popularly known as the Briggs Initiative, was resoundingly defeated, by more than a million votes. It was the first time voters had rejected an antigay measure.

Here's the link to this one. I find it interesting to note that one of the people who helped defeat the Briggs Initiative was former President Ronald Reagan. He actually published something in the newspaper that denounced the measure. It's a fascinating article. You should check it out.



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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Health and Lifestyle Factors With Penis Size; Can A Woman Have A Penis?; Mike Pence Once Identified As A Democrat

Health and Lifestyle Factors With Penis Size

I know it's not as good as politics, but I find things like this highly informative sometimes.

This article gets into a few of the more clinical facts about penis size.

Also, they noted that men with penises that are shorter in size when flaccid tended to experience a greater increase in both length and girth when their penises became erect. This did not appear to be true for men whose penises were on the longer side when in flaccid state.

You can read this one, here. It's SFW. 

Can A Woman Have A Penis?

This article tackles a few of the myths involving gender recognition as we've always known it to be true.  

Now, if gender/sex was one single thing, then there would be a single, definitive answer to the question, “Can women have penises?” As we’ve seen, though, it makes much more sense to think that gender/sex is not one single thing, but rather many different but related things. And that means that we can’t answer the question until we know what aspect of sex/gender we are trying to pick up on with the word “woman”.

Here's more. I think many people need to read this, especially those who believe that gender recognition is so plain and simple. 

Mike Pence Once Identified As A Democrat

This article is fascinating because it shows how VP Mike Pence changed so many of his views over the course of time. 

Until a sudden bout of religious fanaticism, Pence, like his immigrant grandfather, supported the Democratic party. He also attended campus parties, played the guitar, maintained friendships with classmates–including women–and even joined the fraternity Phi Gamma Delta. That all changed after a religious epiphany in 1978.

You can read it all, here. According to this, Pence had a gay friend in college, and when the gay friend came out, Pence totally cut him off.  


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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Kathy Griffin Burns Milo Yiannopoulos; Helix Studio's Shane Cook Has Cancer; Lesbian Couple Declared Married After Partner Passes

Kathy Griffin Burns Milo Yiannopoulos

When I post about these things I try to remain objective. However, frankly, I can't stand either one of these two.

Apparently, Milo posted something snarky about Griffin, and she replied with this...

“This morning, I woke up in my 13,000 sq foot Bel-Air mansion which I paid cash for,” Griffin tweeted along with a photo of her extravagant home. “Unlike you, I’m not a flimsy superficial bitch…I saved my money.”

Ugh

If you can stomach another word about either one of them, here's the rest. 

Helix Studio's Shane Cook Has Cancer

Now here's something I do care about. Shane Cook just announced that he's battling cancer. 

He went on to explain that he’s been diagnosed with stage 2 Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer, which targets the immune system.

Here's more. He's hoping for a full recovery. 

 Lesbian Couple Declared Married After Partner Passes

I've known a lot of gay people who've been in long term relationships and have lost their life partners. And I've always found it so sad to think they missed out on legalized same sex marriage. So this was nice to see.

Fifty years after falling in love, lesbian couple Bonnie Foerster and Beverly Grossaint are finally married — posthumously. Grossaint passed away in May at the age of 82 from pneumonia.
They always wanted to get married, but were both suffering health problems in 2015 when marriage equality became legal in the US.tha


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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Straight Guy Sues Employer For Calling Him Gay; Tom Daley and Butt Wipes; Facebook Targets LGBT Youth With Gay Cure;

Straight Guy Sues Employer For Calling Him Gay

Here's a good example of how some things haven't changed all that much. 

A former guard from a Napa County jailhouse claims he was driven out of his job and ended up in a mental hospital after suffering relentless antigay harassment from colleagues and supervisors. But here’s the real kicker: he isn’t even gay.

You can read it all, here. They go into a lot more detail.


Tom Daley and Butt Wipes

It's still nice to see things like this happening. This is proof that many things have changed.

This just in: New dads Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black are the latest brand ambassadors for Pampers.

Here's the link.


Facebook Targets LGBT Youth With Gay Cure

Here's another reason why I've never been a huge Facebook fan.

Facebook has reportedly targeted young LGBTI people with ‘predatory’ targeted advertisements for gay cure therapy.
The social media giant uses specially designed algorithms to target advertising to its users based on their online behaviours.
Here's the rest. Someone left a brilliant comment...to which I replied in agreement. 

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Milo Yiannopolis's Facebook Meltdown; Two Gay Dads Are Shamed In Public; California Passes Bill Supporting LGBTI Seniors

Milo Yiannopolis's Facebook Meltdown

I didn't see this because I don't follow him, but I did see it trending in a few places. It has something to do with a fan allegedly asking Milo to do something, and Milo ranting about it.

Over the past three years, I have spent literally millions of dollars trying to do talks, speeches, events, rallies and protests, to say nothing of all the stuff I do behind the scenes I can never tell you about. A lot of that money was my own wealth, from before I even started in journalism.

Here's more. It's a long rant.

Two Gay Dads Are Shamed In Public

This is more about reactions to gay shaming. And how locations have nothing to do with how people respond to gay shaming.

 In the latest episode of ABC’s What Would You Do?, a gay couple and their child find themselves the targets of antigay abuse while innocent bystanders look on in disbelief.

The show shot the same scenario in two different locations: New York and Kentucky.
Here's the rest. It's worth watching.

California Passes Bill Supporting LGBTI Seniors

I like this for many reasons, one of which is that Tony and I are part time residents of California.

Governor Jerry Brown of California signed a bill on Friday (24 August), mandating more care for LGBTI seniors in the state.
Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin wrote AB 2719 seeking to amend acts administered by the state’s Department of Aging.
You can check it out, here.  This should help a lot.



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Sunday, August 26, 2018

There Are Six Different Types Of Penises; Blazing Hot Redheads All Male Calendar; More Broken Penis Stories

There Are Six Different Types Of Penises


I didn't know about this until now. It's totally heteronormative, but it's still interesting all the same.

1. Banana

It'll come as no surprise that the banana-shaped penis echoes the shape of the phallic fruit.
Curving slightly upwards as well as being longer than average, those with a banana penis also have a natural advantage between the sheets.
You can read it all, here. They even compare one to a pencil. 

Blazing Hot Redheads All Male Calendar

I love photos like this, but I also find it interesting that people are still using paper calendars. In this case, though, it's all about the art.

The “Red Hot” brand name tells you everything you need to know.
For years, they’ve been producing calendars with the hottest gingers to grace the planet, and boy, do they deliver.
More Broken Penis Stories
This sort of thing seems to be showing up in the news more lately. 
36-year-old man learned the hard way that surgical intervention was needed when he fractured his penis having acquired what is known as an eggplant deformity - named for the appearance of the bruising pattern that develops. Though such an injury is thankfully uncommon, it can be sustained during robust and spirited sex or alternate trauma. This particular account of penile damage endured after protracted erection resulting from sildenafil (aka Viagra) use was just published in the British 
Here's the link for the rest. It's the American Council on Science and Health, and totally SFW. 

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Zach Smith, Sex Toys, and White House Penis Photos; Performing an MOT On Your Penis; The Package: Netflix's Raunchy Teen Comedy

Zach Smith, Sex Toys, and White House Penis Photos


I'm just linking to this one. I'm not sure what to make of it. Zach Smith is the former Ohio State assistant football coach.

Furthermore, Smith's ex-wife, Courtney, said Smith "took multiple photos of his penis inside the Ohio State coaches’ offices, inside the White House when the Buckeyes visited in 2015 and also photographed himself in the coaches' offices receiving oral sex and having sex with an OSU staffer."

And here's the link. That's not all. Allegedly, he had $2,200 worth of sex toys. The White House photos were allegedly taken in April of 2015, not recently.

Here's another link. Smith's attorney is denying the allegations.

Performing an MOT On Your Penis

This is highly informative, and worth reading.

This is more than just letting shower water cascade over your undercarriage. First, using warm, soapy water wash around the shaft of the penis, the balls, and into the groin. Then, pull back the foreskin to clean away that cheesy collection, called smegma, that acrues around the base of the head of your penis. And don’t worry, smegma’s normal, acting as natural lubricator, but if allowed to build up it can smell and encourage bacterial infections.

Here's more. There's a lot more excellent advice with this one. I didn't know this. Don't rest your laptop on your balls. Apparently, the heat isn't good for your balls. 


The Package: Netflix's Raunchy Teen Comedy

I haven't seen The Package yet, so I'm not commenting. But I have to admit the premise looks interesting. But I wonder if there's any full frontal in this one. It would be just like Hollywood to finally do a film with actual full frontal male nudity, and the guy winds up losing his dick. 

This testosterone-y field trip is crashed by Jeremy’s sister Becky (Geraldine Viswanathan) and Donnie’s ex Sarah (Sadie Calvano), because: girls. And then, once the boys get over themselves and get out to the woods, it’s ruined again, this time by Jeremy accidentally cutting his own penis off while peeing/fucking around with his switchblade knife. The film soon becomes a race against the clock to save Jeremy’s dick from a shriveled, necrotic state.

Here's the link. I haven't seen many great reviews. From what I'm gathering, though, the fake penis looks so real it's worth checking out. 


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