Once again the Oscars, and Hollywood, didn't surprise anyone. Straight actor, Rami Malek, has won best actor for playing gay face in Bohemian.
Malek saw off competition from ‘s Bradley Cooper, Willem Dafoe (), Viggo Mortensen () and star Christian Bale.
Here's the link to this one.
And here's a little back story about Rami playing gay face.
The new biopic of Queen's audacious Freddie Mercury skirts around his sexuality—while straight actors think it's their right to take on LGBTQ roles.
Here's the link for this.
And here is a link to a fascinating piece about gay face, in general.
It is what it is.
New "Gay Cure" Documentary
This is rich. It's about this guy who is the subject of a new "gay cure" documentary, who claims to be an "ex-gay," but that he's also still sexually attracted to men.
Once Gay premiered at the Emmanuel Evangelical Church in London February 11. The film follows the story of musician Matthew Grech, a singer noted for once appearing on a European version of The X Factor.
Here's a link. It's gets even better. He's still hoping that God will make women turn him on.
Photographer's Hot Underwear Photos of Guys
This is one of those rare art stories combining photography and gay culture you don't see as much anymore. The twist to this story is the way the artist has applied his work to social media by gaining a huge following on Instagram. I like seeing artists do that. He also has a book and exhibition deal.
‘My underwater exploration has gone on for a couple years now. It started back in 2017 on Instagram.’
Here's more. There are a few examples of his work. They are totally SFW, too.
Best LGBT Prom Photos of 2018
I like to post links to stories like this because most of the LGBT people out there never went to their prom. If they did, (like me) they pretended to be straight and their prom experience was heteronormative. Even today, with so many things changing, I'm certain there are still LGBT people who won't get a chance to go to their proms, at least not openly. So it's nice to see things like this happening now.
It all starts with the elaborate proposals, which can sometimes have consequences for LGBTQ students, and leads up to the big night.
You can read more about this one, here.
Amazon Reader Reviews: "Duty or Love? That is the hard choice that Gus's surviving dad, Henry, is trying to decide. This story revolves around a beautiful family that's hit some hard times. You hope beyond hope alongside with Gus that Henry will choose love, no matter what."
When Gus Baldwin realizes that his gay dad is serious about marrying a much older man for safety and security instead of love, he concocts a plot that he hopes will change his dad's mind. Even though his other dad has been dead for over a year, Gus wants his surviving dad to find love and happiness someday with a new husband.
However, their financial situation is about as bad as it gets and they're on the brink of losing their grand old Victorian home, and everything about their perfect lives is threatened. So Gus winds up putting his own marriage on hold with the guy he's been in love with since high school. It's so bad he's even thinking of quitting college to help support his dad and his younger brother just so his dad won't have to marry the older man.
After Gus convinces his dad to take a road trip in their vintage 1950s station wagon to their getaway cabin in the mountains, along with his younger brother, his future husband, and their nineteen year old dog named Special, their lives change in ways none of them ever anticipated. And even though the future is still uncertain in some respects, they discover a few things about themselves on this trip they never could have predicted.