The Alleged Jussie Smollett Attack and Hate Crimes
This story about Jussie Smollett just keeps evolving from one shocking new detail to another. I think we've all seen hate crimes, and our first instinct is to believe the victim. I think that's just a normal reaction for all LGBT people because we know what it's like to live with that fear. I've posted about many of these hate crimes here on this web site over the years. Every time I've posted about a hate crime it was always serious, and always devastating. But it now looks as if the world is changing, unfortunately.
Jussie Smollett allegedly promised to pay his two pals $4,000 to stage his racist and homophobic assault — which the trio even rehearsed beforehand, according to a new report.
Here's a link. Attorneys for Smollett are denying that Smollett staged the attack.
I don't speculate until I know all the facts. As of right now, we'll just have to wait and see.
The Glorious Penis Gallery Launches
This is an article that's about penis art, and about the challenges men face nowadays with respect to their own penises. It goes a lot deeper than it sounds on the surface, and I think it's going to be an ongoing discussion in the future. I see a lot of straight men on Twitter that are already redefining their roles as husbands and dads, and it's nice to see. That's why I focused on masculinity in my novel, Kendle's Fire (see below).