Thursday, June 30, 2016

Steve Grand's Groundbreaking Music Video; German Celebrity Big Brother Male Nudity?; Hot Benham Brothers and Chocolate Chips; "Throbbing" In Erotic Romance

Steve Grand's Groundbreaking Music Video

This is actually an article celebrating 12 groundbreaking music videos by gay artists, but I like Steve Grand the most because he resonates with so many gay men, and he did it all on his own, on the Internet. I also like all the rest.

I agree with this, too:

It’s a tradition that continues today, and while we’re thankful to have an army of allies who have used their art to stand with us in solidarity over the years, there is no substitute for the feeling that comes from seeing our stories told by members of our own community.

You can check them all out here. 

 German Celebrity Big Brother Male Nudity?

I have to admit that this year I haven't watched one episode of Big Brother in the US...for the first time in the last 15 years. I've seen them all, except for this year. I just can't get into it anymore. Maybe that's because things haven't evolved in the US like they have on German Celebrity Big Brother...

 By our estimate, German Celebrity Big Brother is good for one thing so far: giving us a full-court view of Austrian former pro tennis player Daniel Köllerer.

You can read this one here.  I'm assuming this tennis player is in the nude on German Celebrity BB, but whoever wrote the article never heard of the journalism 101 basics of who, what, when, where, and why.

Hot Benham Brothers and Chocolate Chips

Here's more about the hot, but homophobic, good Christian Benham brothers.

Fresh off the heels of their post-Orlando “We love the gays!” vomit-inducing vlog, the antigay Benham Brothers are back. This time, they’re plugging their crappy new book about the how Christians can survive in a “cookie dough of culture” that has been poisoned by liberals, Pagans, atheists and–you guessed it!–gay people.

The article goes on to talk about the negative history of these two brothers with gays, and then how they compare Christians to Chocolate chips. The problem with articles like this is that they never take into consideration there are gay conservatives who are Christians. And that's a huge issue within the gay community. While there's nothing wrong with being that colorful gay guy who wears pink sparkle shirts and has beads hanging in his bedroom window, there are just as many other conservative gay guys who wear plain white polo shirts and pay extra to have tasteful blinds installed in their bedroom windows.

You can read the rest here. There's a photo of the Benham brothers...and they are hot.

"Throbbing" In Erotic Romance

Just don't do it, ever.

Don't use the word "throbbing" in erotic romance, unless your character hit his thumb with a hammer, or you're going for a chuckle on purpose.

Just trust me on this.


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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Gay YouTube Star Crying Wolf In WeHo; Alexander Skarsgard Says Gay Sex Is Incredible; #HeterosexualPrideDay

Gay YouTube Star Crying Wolf In WeHo

This week we read the sad tale of an innocent young gay male...who is also a YouTube star...who was allegedly beaten in WeHo. At the time, it was an alleged hate crime. There was one gruesome photo of this guy's bruised, battered face.

Then, it was reported that the information might not have been correct. They were investigating to see what the real story was.

And now, according to this article, the claims were a hoax. Allegedly, the YouTube star, Calum McSwiggan, wasn't beaten and it wasn't a hate crime. His injuries were self-inflicted. His friend even claims McSwiggan was crying wolf.

Not surprisingly, McSwiggan has taken to Facebook to write his own interminable take on the situation, in which he says he was “high from having an amazing time at VidCon” before things took a dark turn.

You can read his whole statement here at this link. It's very long.

Alexander Skarsgard Says Gay Sex Is Incredible

Of course Skarsgard is promoting a new movie. In doing so, he claims that he's kind of/sort of had incredible gay sex. On TV, that is.

If you're a gay man, like me, it's kind of hard to describe. There's one quote where Skarsgard talks about his gay sex scenes in True Blood, and how he had to deal with another straight male actor who was doing the scene with him...who was nervous because he'd never kissed a guy before. Interesting, because I wouldn't feel that way if I were going to kiss a woman in a sex scene.

This is what transpired...verbatim, according to Skarsgard.

 I just said, ‘Look at the scene. It’s this nemesis and he comes in and then it gets seductive and you think they’re gonna make love and it gets into that and then suddenly my character stabs him in the back and he explodes. In two minutes, look at this emotional rollercoaster we’re taking the audience on. If we commit to this, it’s going to be an amazing scene and we’re going to be very happy with it forever. If we hold back, that’s when it gets awkward.’

Then, in this article, Skarsgard tells other straight male actors who are playing gay to "just dive in."

At least he didn't say, "hold your nose." 

I know you all loved True Blood. I loved it, too. I never missed an episode. But just imagine how it would sound if Skarsgard had made these comments about having a sex scene with someone from any other minority. And this happens time and again, whenever a straight male actor plays gay and there's a kiss or even a hint of sex involved.

You can read more of this here.

#HeterosexualPrideDay on Twitter

When I saw this #HeterosexualPrideDay thing trending on Twitter yesterday morning I went right over to see what it was all about.

It all began when someone decided to mock Gay Pride by creating the hashtag #HeterosexualPrideDay. Pretty soon, straight men (and a few straight women) joined the chorus by tweeting about just how secure they are in their heterosexuality.

The sarcastic Tweets continued all day, and I tweeted several of my own. Here's one:

10h10 hours ago
Friends of mine were together for fifty-six years, but were never able to legally marry. They died that way.

You can read more about this here. 


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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Was Gay YouTube Star Beaten In WeHo; Man Scans Penis In Checkout; Penis Tattoos

Was Gay YouTube Star Beaten In WeHo?

This one is really odd, and I'm not going to speculate. Not at this point.

Earlier today, we reported the alleged hate crime assault on Calum McSwiggan, the gay YouTube star. 

However, sources at West Hollywood’s Sheriff’s Station are strongly suggesting McSwiggan’s claims are not at all true. 

WehoVille reports that Captain Holly Perez of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station said McSwiggan was examined in the parking lot of Pavilions grocery store on Santa Monica Boulevard, and saw absolutely no signs of injury at all. 

And there's more here

I'm sure we'll here more.

Man Scans Penis In Checkout

There's not much in penis news, however, some guy in Seattle allegedly tried to scan his penis in a check out line at the grocery store and he was accused of indecent exposure.

Christian Fisher strolled into a Quality Food Center on Wednesday evening and ended up at the self check-out, according to the The Smoking Gun.

You can read more about this one, here

Penis Tattoos

I think a lot more people get these than we know about...or are willing to admit. I owned an art gallery once in New Hope not far from a tattoo studio, and I remember guys getting their penises tattooed there.

About 15 years ago LiGee decided his dick would look better with a cobra on it. "If I could suffer through a tattoo on my dick and anyone sees it," he told me over the phone while driving to his home in New Jersey, "they will know that I had the stomach to do it. And that I have the balls to do it. Other people might want to do it, but they can't take that pain." 

You can check that out at this web site. It's actually a fairly in-depth article that talks about why people would want to get a penis tattoo.


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Monday, June 27, 2016

Gay Erotic Art: Artsy's Tom of Finland Page; Twitter and Pork Faggots; Protocol After Hooking Up With a Straight Guy

Gay Erotic Art: Artsy's Tom of Finland Page

I almost missed this in my e-mails for whatever reason. I'm not sure, but I think it might have gone to spam. I'm glad they got back to me to double check. I love this stuff.

There's a new web page that's devoted to Tom of Finland, whom I've posted about several times here on the blog. Here's that link.

From my inbox:

We strive to make all of the world’s art accessible to anyone online. Our Tom of Finland page, for example, provides visitors with Tom's bio, over 15 of his works, exclusive articles, and up-to-date Tom exhibition listings. The page even includes related artist & category tags, plus suggested contemporary artists, allowing viewers to continue exploring art beyond our Tom page.

I've checked out the link and it's very good. This is hug part of gay culture and pop culture. I hope you check it out, too.

 "My whole life long I have done nothing but interpret my dreams of ultimate masculinity, and draw them."
-Tom of Finland

I wish I could share an image but I don't have permission.

Twitter and Pork Faggots

I received quite a few DMs on Twitter yesterday from gay men in the US who were offended at a few tweets that were circulating that had to do with "pork faggots," and a specific food product that's sold in the UK. Of course there's nothing wrong with "pork faggots" because that's cultural to people in the UK. I think this was one of those Twitter things that just took off for like an hour or so.  

But it bothered a lot of people...not all were gay men...who were too afraid to mention it aloud. As I said, it was done in a passive aggressive way and the people doing it played it very safely. 

First, pork faggots really are a food product in the UK, and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. This is all about context. This is from wiki...

Faggots are a traditional dish in the UK,[1][2] especially South and Mid Wales and the Midlands of England.[3][4][5] It is made from meat off-cuts and offal, especially pork.[3] A faggot is traditionally made from pig's heart, liver and fatty belly meat or bacon minced together, with herbs added for flavouring and sometimes bread crumbs.

So when you see someone in the US coming from a place of privilege making jokes about pork faggots, and referring to gay men in derogatory ways, just ignore them. In this case, it's not worth the effort. They are only goading you to get a reaction. 

But more important, in some cases it might just be totally innocent. You can't jump to conclusions. Or, the person really might be joking and they just aren't very good at it. Not everyone can be clever and we can't jump to conclusions every time. 

Protocol After Hooking Up With A Straight Guy

This is interesting. It happens to a lot of gay men, and it can be very awkward.

A gay man who claims to have hooked up with a straight guy on his birthday wonders what he should do now that the candles have been blown out and the cake has been eaten. So, naturally, he’s turning to the Reddit community for guidance. 

“I went out with some friends to a straight dive bar,” the birthday boy explains. “This guy approached me to wish me a happy birthday … and I decided to be flirty even though I was out of my element.” 

You can read the whole thing here. It's hard to comment because I think every circumstance is different. And it does happen. The odds are you'll know when it happens and you're not going to be emotionally devastated after sex, when the straight guy pats you on the ass, says thanks for that, and then leaves. Just move on.


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Sunday, June 26, 2016

10 Romantic Gay Wedding Proposals; Greg Louganis Goes Fully Nude; Who Is Kim Davis One Year Later

10 Romantic Gay Wedding Proposals

I've heard there are some gay men who don't like these wedding proposals, and I'm not exactly sure why. Granted, I would personally tend to be more private. But that's just me. And I find these public proposals other people are doing inspiring and uplifting for many reasons. One reason in particular is that we can now see gay men and women proposing to each other...and it's real. It's not just a metaphor. That's huge. I think most people feel inspired by these things. And if someone doesn't like that, they don't have to read what I post. Plain and simple.

In any event, here's one unusual proposal...

Well, here’s one we’ve never seen before. In Connecticut, Joyride Cycle instructor Adam Keller made sure his spin instructor boyfriend Jared Marinelli would never forget this particular class, setting up a joy-filled wedding proposal guaranteed to melt even the most hardened of gay hearts.

You can check the rest out here, with videos. I think they're adorable.

Greg Louganis Goes Fully Nude

Speaking of inspiring, this is amazing because Greg Louganis is 56 years old. And he recently posed fully nude.

The Olympic diving dynamo just doffed his speedo for ESPN‘s annual “Body” issue, and we’re way down. 

“When I look around at my contemporaries,” he says, “I’d say I’m probably in better shape than most of them. It’s all about making healthy choices.”

This is why I don't eat carbs and I run daily. It is really is a matter of choices, not excuses.

You can check this out here.

Who Is Kim Davis One Year Later?

I think this is interesting. It's a look back at that shouty anti-gay marriage lady, Kim Davis, one year later.

The 50-year-old, thrice-divorced Rowan County clerk has fallen into obscurity after she she made a national spectacle of illegally refused marriage licenses to same-sex couples on religious grounds even after the Supreme Court ruled to make marriage equality the law of the land last June. 

So far legalized same sex marriage hasn't changed all the much for the straight people in this country. It's been a huge change for gay people, though, and I wonder if people like Kim Davis have evolved even slightly. Somehow, I'd doubt it.

You can check this out here.


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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Obama: Stonewall A Landmark; Sean Hayes On When He Came Out; Cher Flip Flops On Brexit Vote

Obama: Stonewall A Landmark

I would be highly remiss if I didn't post about this on the blog. This is huge for gay culture and gay history.

President Barack Obama announced today that the Stonewall Inn – the birthplace of the modern LGBTI rights movement – has been declared a national monument.
The announcement comes just days before the first anniversary of the US Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.

You can read more about it here.

This is, indeed, history being made. And I have a feeling that when President Obama leaves office, he'll be remembered for being on the right side of history in many respects.

Sean Hayes On When He Came Out

Back when the TV sitcom, Will & Grace, aired we knew nothing about Sean Hayes' sexuality. Of course we knew, however, Hayes never spoke about being gay openly in RL. And now he's saying this...

It’s something the now completely out and proud actor wishes he had handled differently.
‘I had personal issues inside of myself that I regret,’ the 45-year-old admits to Playbill.
‘I regret not coming out sooner and helping more people, and I regret not coming out during the show.’

There's more here. Times were very different back then. I wasn't as openly gay as I am now. I think we all feel that way at one point or another...that we could have done more.

And then there are those in Hollywood still to this day who flatly refuse to come out at all. They live a lie; they claim they don't like "labels."

Cher Flip Flops On Brexit Vote

This is an example of why I think celebrities should stay away from things like this. I have seen so many idiotic, insulting tweets about the Brexit vote by US celebrities who don't know what they're talking about I'm embarrassed for all of us here in the US. One in particular didn't even realize how dumb he looked on Twitter...and he probably still doesn't. (I just keep duct tape on my mouth at all times these days.)

I also think that if you're going to tweet about something as important and complicated as the Brexit vote you should damn well know what the hell you're talking about. And you shouldn't joke about it unless you're very, VERY clever.

In any event, Cher wasn't joking, but she first tweeted support for the Brexit vote, and it was bad. When other people replied to her tweets, and she saw the negative responses, she flip flopped. She even started praying for everyone with those pithy little hand praying emoji. It's a mess.

I'm not quoting here because the tweets are all screen shots. You can check them out here.

I like Cher. I don't think she meant any harm, and she did try to make it right. She gets a big pass for that, at least I think she should. There are celebrities out there who would have taken the first tweet down and just ignored it. Cher didn't run away. She owned it. But I also think celebrities should think twice before they tweet about issues that are this important and that will affect so many people.


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Friday, June 24, 2016

Orlando Shooter and Alleged Gay Lover; How To Be A Good Gay Top; The Happy Gay Bottom

Orlando Shooter and Alleged Gay Lover

They're calling this a "twist" in the case of the Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen.

 The FBI has found no evidence that the gunman who left 49 people dead in an Orlando nightclub had gay lovers or used gay dating apps, according to the Los Angeles Times.

You can read the rest here

The men who have made claims they were lovers of Omar Mateen are still being investigated, however, none have been far.

How To Be A Good Gay Top

Here's one of those articles about relationships from gaylife that tend to be mostly least from what I've seen.

Topping takes strategy, a way to execute that plan, and a lot of patience. The strategy I'm referring to is the bottom's pleasure. A good top knows that focusing on their partner's desires can reap pleasurable rewards for both people.

Pay attention to this, and please read the rest of the suggestions if you are a top man. These things do make a difference.

You can read the rest here.  And, there's a lot of other valuable info within this article.

The Happy Gay Bottom

I post these things every once in a while because I get e-mails from younger gay men who are inexperienced and curious about anal sex. I think this kind of information makes it easier for them to understand the basics. 

You should never feel pressured into having anal sex if it is something you’re not comfortable with.

But, by knowing more about anal sex you can avoid making your choice about it on the basis of fearing the unknown. Many men who overcome this fear discover that anal sex becomes an important and enjoyable part of their sex lives. If you’re one of those guys, or want to be one of those guys, here are some helpful tips and advice that may help you have a vastly better anal sexual experience.

Whether you're a top or a bottom, you should read this. It will make a difference. When I was just starting out you couldn't even pay to get information like this. You learned everything the hard way...usually biting a pillow. Now you have it for free.


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Thursday, June 23, 2016

New HIV Treatment; Nick Tortorella Is Sexually Fluid; A Gay Trump Hater Changes His Mind

New HIV Treatment

This is big, HUGE news, especially for anyone taking HIV meds. From what I've been told personally by a well known ID doctor in Philadelphia, one of the biggest issues with HIV meds is getting people to take them daily.

Remarkable new research on treating HIV: scientists may be on the trail of a method to suppress the virus without having to take pills every single day.

For now, it’s highly preliminary. Thirteen people stopped taking their daily cocktails, and instead got an antibody called 3BNC117. That treatment was able to prevent HIV from reaching dangerous levels for over a month. In fact, some of the patients saw their viral loads stay low for two months.

Here's the rest.

I just wish this were making more headlines instead of the political nonsense I've seen all day.

Nick Tortorella Is Sexually Fluid

I'm still trying to figure out what pansexual is, so don't even ask me about sexually fluid.

Tortorella is currently dating a woman, but says he hasn’t shied away from his attractions towards men. “It’s just a fluidity,” he told Page Six. “We’re all kind of moving into this one situation.”

He’s also hip to the open relationship trend.

“I think that an open relationship or a polyamorous relationship or an understanding of sorts is acceptable in this day and age,” he told Cosmopolitan in January of this year. “Relationships and people are my hobby of sorts. I love exchanging energy with people and getting to know people and falling in and out of love.”

But he makes it clear he hates cheating.

I don't even know what to say about this one, but I hope he's having fun. He's adorable :)

You can read more here.

And check out the comments.

A Gay Trump Hater Suddenly Changes His Mind

I promise I'm not getting political here. You all see enough of politics everywhere and you don't need me doing it. But I think this is different, and it transcends all the political lines...not to mention common sense. It's more like an observation.

I've been following people on social media for a while who have been vocal about their politics, and then recently and suddenly, in a drastic turn around, they've switched sides. I don't get that. And I've seen this happen more than once.

In this case, a gay guy, Chris Barron, who allegedly once hated Donald Trump is now praising him and trashing Hillary Clinton in some kind of quasi heated exchange on TV with Corey Johnson. 

Later, Johnson dug up an old Tweet of Baron’s that called Trump a sociopath, and Barron replied: “Hillary Clinton is a bigger sociopath than Donald Trump will ever be.” As the awkward and rather convoluted debate went on, Barron closed by saying, “I know the left wants to scare gay people into not even thinking about voting for Donald Trump…If you want people to have equal rights and dignity, then talk about combating radical Islam.”

That's odd. Seriously. I've never seen anything like this before in any election. Most of the people I know all over social media and in RL don't switch sides that way. Their basic beliefs don't just change overnight.

You can read the rest here. I think the comments are interesting with this one, too.


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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Midday TV Male Full Frontal Nudity; HBO "Girls" Male Full Frontal Nudity; Game Of Thrones Full Frontal Nudity Ranking

Midday TV Male Full Frontal Nudity

Obviously, not much is happening with male full frontal nudity in TV or the movies. At least not in an artistic way.

However, this is fairly big, no pun intended.

A bit much over a sandwich? Channel Seven airs raunchy teen classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High as its lunch time movie... complete with full frontal nude scene.

You can check this out here.

HBO "Girls" Male Full Frontal Nudity

This one slipped my radar because I ended all premium channels a few months ago so I could stream. I don't miss them at all. They aren't worth the money, not even for this...

Although we're used to seeing the women of HBO series GIRLS in various states of undress, we haven't seen very much male nudity on the show.

But this week's episode makes up for that, as we get a glimpse of Marnie’s handsome husband Desi (Ebon Moss-Bachrach) coming in and out of the shower. 

I actually liked the show "Girls" for many reasons, however, it's still not worth being a captive audience to HBO anymore.

Here's the entire article, with a few SFW photos.

Game of Thrones Full Frontal Nudity Ranking

I've never been a huge Game of Thrones fan. I've tried it and it's just not my thing. I tend to think this is more oriented for straight people, especially straight men. From the description I read in this article, there's a huge focus on female nudity.

However, in this article they're more focused on male full frontal nudity...with commentary.  

Since OG Theon was such a prick, it makes sense that his prick is the first we see! (Get it?!) He lounges around naked post-coitus with HBIC Ros, whose casual dismissal of him and endorsement of Tyrion’s sexual skills are much more impressive than Theon’s (later lost) body parts. 

Here's more.

Don't take my word for it, you might just love Game of Thrones. This isn't a review and it's all subjective. And, there is male full frontal nudity.


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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Seminary and Huge Gay Scandal; Bad Advice From Gay Friends; Trailer For Looking Movie

Seminary and Huge Gay Scandal

If you read my newest book, Unabated, (see links below) you'll see that I get into the topic of gays and the Catholic Church, in fiction. I can't say how I do that, because that would be a spoiler, but I do get into this subject to a certain extent. I don't think I did it in a negative way either...or a hateful way.

With that said, here's another real life scandal about gays and the Catholic Church.

 The announcement of Connolly’s sudden departure comes amidst rumors of an underground gay subculture happening in the seminary. According to The Irish Catholic, an anonymous source told the paper that “seven seminarians and two staff members” have been “involved in inappropriate behavior of a homosexual nature.”

My only comment is that if you're gay and you've been around gay culture long enough, this is nothing new.  The unfortunate thing about it is that there's still so much shame attached to being gay within the Catholic Church. And that's painful to see. Someone should tell them.

You can read the rest here.

Bad Advice From Gay Friends

On a much lighter note, I'm always advising people never to take publishing advice, and I think this next article falls into the same category, about not taking advice from friends.

A friend can be a true savior in times of need, offering a fresh perspective on any one of life’s seemingly insurmountable problems. You know they have your best interests at heart, so you can trust that they’re giving you sound advice.

That is, until they tell you the best way to get over an ex is to pop a xanny bar, wash it down with a fifth of tequila and call him to get some closure.

You can check this out here, where there's a video.

Trailer For Looking Movie 

I sometimes wonder why it takes so long for these things to transpire. It seems as if it's been ages already since I watched Looking on HBO, and to be honest I've moved on. I loved the show. I posted about that here many times. I hated to see it canceled. I thought it represented a segment of gay men very well.

But since that time I've dropped my premium cable channels, I've started streaming instead, and the world is, indeed, a very different place. I know many people who don't even deal with cable TV anymore. So I'm not going to run to watch the Looking movie on HBO. As much as I would love to do that, I'm not signing on again to HBO to pay top dollar for one TV show and thousands of bad, old movies.

In any event, for those of you who disagree with me, there's this.

Good news for fans of the woefully short-lived HBO series Looking. Today, the official trailer for the full-length feature follow-up has been released, and it finds Patrick (Jonathan Groff) returning to San Francisco to find closure and resolution in his relationships with Richie (Raúl Castillo) and Kevin (Russell Tovey), but instead chaffing up against a host of new challenges, old resentments, and boilerplate advice on letting go (i.e, “Sometimes you have to leave everything behind so you can move forward.”)

As I said, I loved this show for many reasons. And I'll watch the movie if it goes to Netflix...or if I can get it On Demand. But I really wish that some of these TV shows would take into consideration the concept of timing. Seriously. I think the show started well over two years ago. This is more like a Looking reunion than a finale.

You can check this out here.  The comments, as usual, are a little vicious.


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Monday, June 20, 2016

Marlon Wayans on LeBron's Penis; Olly Murs Poses With Giant Penis; Drug Offender's Penis Fell Out Of His Shorts

Marlon Wayans on LeBron's Penis

I think LeBron would get a lot of attention if he did this:

"If I was [LeBron James], I would just walk around with my **** out."

Marlon Wayans says LeBron didn't just stick it to the Warriors Sunday night -- he stuck it to all of his critics ... and to make his point, he should walk around town with his junk out. 

I agree. I've seen a lot of pro athletes taking a lot from critics and fans lately. And it's not always fair. We put them up on these tall pedestals and we complain when they don't live up to our expectations.

You can check this out at TMZ. 

Olly Murs Poses With Giant Penis

I haven't seen anything like this in a while. 

Olly Murs looks to be making the most of his time in Las Vegas - and he can't hide his excitement.
The former X Factor co-host is in Sin City with some friends, and posed for a rather rude picture as he held onto a giant inflatable penis during a pool party.

It's all in good penis fun.

Here's the rest, with a photo of the giant inflatable penis.

Drug Offender's Penis Fell Out Of His Shorts

Here's a kind of quirky story about a guy who allegedly claimed his penis fell out of his shorts while he was talking to a woman. 

A man whose penis fell out of his shorts while he was talking to a woman in a caravan park has pleaded guilty to indecent exposure.

Vasilios Lappas was high on drugs when he drove to Darwin's Free Spirit Resort on December 3 last year, approached the 54-year-old woman and engaged her in conversation.

This very same thing has happened to me with men...several times...once at a wedding.

I think a caravan park in the UK is the same thing as a trailer park here in the US. But don't quote me on that.


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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Pam Bondi and Anderson Cooper; Hot Sexy Jeremy Meeks Returns; Bar Sign Supporting Orlando Gets Slammed; All Romance E-books Sale On June 20th Fangsters

Pam Bondi and Anderson Cooper

If you don't know who Pam Bondi is, this should help you out.

 Pam Bondi seems hellbent on convincing the world that she is, in fact, a “champion of the gay community,” even though her record suggests the exact opposite. Sorry, gurl, the Pulse nightclub massacre does not erase your past. In fact, it is more relevant than ever.

The Florida Attorney General has been at war with Anderson Cooper all week after he questioned her claims of being an LGBTQ ally in the wake of the shooting when she once argued that gay marriage would “impose significant public harm.”

You can read the rest here.

No comment. It gets political. I don't.

Hot Sexy Jeremy Meeks Returns

Jeremy Meeks was once dubbed the "hot felon" for obvious reasons. All it takes is one photo of him to see why. You just have to trust me.

Even though this particular article is about as poorly written and as sickening as it gets, Jeremy Meeks is back on instagram with even hotter photos than before.

In 2014, the Californian’s chiseled mug (by way of the above mugshot) went viral after Meeks was arrested on felony weapons charges. He capitalized on that fame by signing with a modeling agency, and now he’s moved from prison to a halfway house to house arrest. We imagine he’ll soon be transported to a catwalk in Milan.

You can read more about that here.

Bar Sign Supporting Orlando Gets Slammed

Here's the sign in question:

“If the sight of two dudes holding hands bothers you then get your coffee elsewhere! #WeAreOrlando!”

One of the regular customers got insulted by this sign and he left a note. He believes the owners are promoting homosexuality and it's not good for the children...he left a note with bible verses.

Here's part of the mean note...

I simply can not agree with your blatant promotion of what is immoral and against God.
“Children could walk past that sign and you could have a negative influence on decisions they choose to make in life.

“I also think you’ll find your coffee shop will become much more popular with the majority of residents in Wolverton, who are also members of local Christian churches.

Again, the Christians, as if he speaks for all Christians. And,even worse, he thinks being gay is a choice. 

You can read it in full here. I highly suggest that you do read it. This is what we're up against every single day of our lives with people who simply just do not know any better.

All Romance E-books Sale On June 20th Fangsters

A friend of mine was kind enough to put together a fantastic banner for me that I LOVE, however, I can't use it because it says all Ryan Field Books are on sale today at ARe, and that's not the case. I didn't realize it until just now. The books on sale are Fangsters 1 and Fangsters 2, both with my publisher, Riverdale Ave. Books.

And here are the links.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Raf Simons' Erect Penis Jacket; Snagging A Hot Gay Date; Anti-Gay Benham Brothers, Again

Raf Simons' Erect Penis Jacket

Raf Simons, a designer I've always liked, has designed a jacket with an erect penis that brings new meaning to male full frontal nudity.

For his latest partnership—which debuted today at his spring 2017 show in Florence, Italy—Simons chose late American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, known for his raw, provocative photos, oftentimes focused on the nude male anatomy.

Perhaps it shouldn't come as a surprise, then, that one of Simons's new jackets has a stark, uncensored shot of an erect penis printed on the back:

You can check this out here, along with other provocative fashion attempts to expose the penis. 

I agree with the article, and I love posting things like this. I think it's a form of artistic expression. 

Snagging A Hot Gay Date

Here are ten ways to snag a hot gay date through technology. Evidently, this is how everyone is meeting these days.

I think this one is especially important. I'm not a huge grammar police fan, but no one wants to hook up with an idiot.

6. No punctuation
Run on sentences are confusing to read it is hard to know where one thought ends and the next begins with no commas this is how creepy guys wrote personals ads in the 90’s

You can check the rest out here. 

Anti-Gay Benham Brothers, Again

These two ultra heteronormative brothers are making fists and headlines again for more comments they made about gays. This time they don't hate us.

“Our hearts are just broken for the families and for the victims, those who were killed in the gay bar, the gay club in Orlando, Florida,” David Benham say in the video. “You know, this is going to be politicized on both sides. It’s ridiculous! No one should ever be targeted like this, this ISIS plot. And clearly they’re targeting homosexual people.”

There's nothing wrong there. I even agree with them. The fact that they're good looking men probably helps their a certain extent.

But then it devolves into "ugh" territory when they start talking about reforming us with Christian values. Actually, it's not what I consider hateful, and it's not supportive either. I've seen this kind of thing before, and I saw it all over social media after the Orlando massacre. They don't condone our being gay, but they don't want to see us getting killed. It's a true mixed message. The problem is that these radical "Christians" in the US don't understand gay people at all. For one thing, there are actually gay Christians. And not all gay people go to pride events. Maybe the Benham brothers should start targeting law schools...or gay doctors in hospitals like my nephew and see how far they get with their rather unsophisticated approach.

You can read the rest here.


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Friday, June 17, 2016

Dick Pic Lady and Shame on Facebook; The Alleged Calvin Harris Dick Pic A Lie?; Big Brother's Big Gay Kiss

Dick Pic Lady and Shame On Facebook

This struck me as peculiar, only because the woman got so much public support. 

I've already posted about this, and this is a follow up...however, in short: a woman posted a restaurant review on Facebook, some guy sent her an unsolicited dick pic in a PM afterward, and she was so frustrated she sent him a barrage of censored dick pics in retaliation. I saw her photos and they were censored. She was hoping to teach him a lesson.

Then Facebook, in all its wisdom and glory, did this to the woman. Evidently, they don't have enough time to spend on allegedly censoring political news.

After the post was shared thousands of times, she told the BBC, "I feel like Beyoncé. I've had messages from all over the world, including Germany, Netherlands and even Aruba. People have been saying 'You're my inspiration' and 'You've won the internet'. I've also had guys also saying sorry on behalf of men. I'm so shocked."

However, Facebook chose to remove her post and deactivate her account, making this the most recent example of Facebook's questionable content-removal decisions.

If anyone else has ever experienced this on Facebook, you know what this poor woman is up against.

You can read the rest here.  

The Alleged Calvin Harris Dick Pic A Lie?

While searching for articles about the woman above, I ran across this one. Keep in mind this is all alleged...and the article makes this clear, too.

According to Radar Online, a pic that's being described as a "Calvin Harris dick pic" is making it's way around the interwebz.

For those who don't know, Harris was with Taylor Swift and they're not a couple any longer.

You can read the rest here.

And this web site claims the entire story is false. 

Calvin Harris did not send a “dick pic” to a music executive, despite a new questionable report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct this. We’re told the claim is a “total lie.”

Big Brother's Big Gay Kiss

I know I've mentioned before over the years that I'm a huge Big Brother fan. I have been since the very first season. And it's the only reality show I actually watch, and ever watched.

Now Big Brother UK is making news for a big gay kiss. Back when BB first aired, I never, ever thought I would see anything like this happen. It just wasn't done back then. Hillary Clinton was still deciding whether or not to support gay marriage...hell, she hadn't "evolved" yet.

The story so far: Ryan, caught in a stompy drama spiral, comes storming into the house after a fray with Sam Giffen, but that spite melts away instantaneously and gives way to cutesy passion as he spies Hughie and says, “I’ve missed you 20/10.” (Erm, what does that mean?) Then there’s some wanton embracing on a sofa, which gives way to passionate kissing and rumply microphone feedback.

There's a video with a kiss...AND, legs go up, too. 

You can check that one out here.


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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Men Tickling Each Other; West Hollywood Pro-Gay Pro-Gun Posters; Fred Caruso Facebook Suicide Note

Men Tickling Each Other

Wait until you read this one...

After stumbling upon a bizarre “competitive endurance tickling” video online, wherein young men are paid to be tied up and tickled, reporter David Farrier reached out to request a story from the company.

In a Facebook message, he wrote, “Hi there — is anyone on here that’s competed a New Zealander? I want to talk to you. DM me please.”

There you go. If your political discussions get too heated...tie him up and tickle his bare behind with a feather.

They actually turned this into a documentary.

I'm thinking it might be a quirky, hot gay erotic short story for the future.

You can check this one out here.

West Hollywood Pro-Gay Pro-Gun Posters

I follow a few interesting profiles on Twitter from West Hollywood and it looks as if they're having a lot of fun out there, with events, and in the clubs. In fact, it looks as gay as Wilton Manors or Provincetown...if not more so. And from what I gather the rent is dirt least compared to a city like New York where you can pay upwards of four thousand dollars a month for a small one bedroom. I also set most of my Rainbow Detective Books in WeHo. 

But there's trouble brewing in WeHo, and this time it's about guns and gays being more pro-active about defending themselves.

The poster campaign is clearly a call to (and for) arms; a provocative plea for gays to abandon any notion of pacifism, and embrace the Second Amendment rather than hope for its amendment.

You can check out the images here. The comments are mixed, so far, and they actually are fairly well intended from all angles. 

I also follow this one West Hollywood political guy on Facebook who rants, and screams, and shouts daily about the horrors of a certain candidate.  I'll bet he's going to go batshit when he reads about this new movement to give the gays guns.

And for the record, I don't think arming gay people with guns is the best idea in the world. 

Fred Caruso Facebook Suicide Note

This is very difficult to read. In fact, I hate reading things like this because I've personally watched so many people in my own life with cancer and other illnesses fight so unbelievably hard for their last ounce of breath and life. Unless you've actually seen someone die in front of you, you'll never know what that determination to fight for life means.

I also know that it's not fair to judge things like this because there's usually another serious illness involved with things like this. 

Off-Broadway producer and film director Fred Caruso died Monday in an apparent suicide in Las Vegas at age 41, leaving behind a final farewell on the Facebook page of his 2009 film, The Big Gay Musical.

Caruso, who was also involved with creating the Off-Broadway hit Newsical, said in the note that he had found peace before his death. He also details the years of inner turmoil he’s endured, and that he’d attempted suicide just one week earlier by taking 30 Ambien.

This is the talented man who created The Big Gay Musical. 

You can check the rest out here and read the full suicide note he put up on Facebook.



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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

That Woman's Dick Pic Conundrum; More On Noah Galvin's Colton Haynes Rant; Orlando Survivor Patience Carter's Moving Poem

That Woman's Dick Pic Conundrum

In case you haven't seen it, there's been a post circulating all over the Interwebz this week about a woman who posted a restaurant review and then received an unsolicited dick pic from a strange guy via private message. I guess she's not familiar with social media, and doesn't know how private messaging works, and she was surprised to get any private message reply at all.

When she opened the PM and saw a dick pic with, "you've got pretty eyes," she responded in an interesting way...

Posting on Facebook, she screen-shotted her chat with the dick-picker, censoring the photos herself so they wouldn't get removed by Facebook.
Below is her conversation with a dick-pick sender. Above the conversation, Samantha, from the UK, wrote on Facebook:
"Last night I received a comment on a review I left for a lovely little restaurant. When I checked my messages, *BOOM* Unsolicited dick pic!
I've read about these mystical happenings but since I've been in a loving, pre-Tinder, three-year relationship, I never thought I'd witness the horror first hand.

Of course there's more here. And you can see how she bombarded the guy with more censored dick pics to teach him a lesson. But more than that, almost every woman (and some men) thought what she did in response was the most brilliant thing they'd ever seen to date.

I know that I've never been too thrilled when I've received unsolicited vagina pics from strange women via Facebook PM. And women do send unsolicited vagina pics, you can trust me on that.

More On Noah Galvin's Colton Haynes Rant

I posted about Noah Galvin who is part of the TV show, The Real O'Neals, ranting about closeted gay men in Hollywood, and naming people, including Colton Haynes. Then I posted about Galvin backpedaling and apologizing for the things he said. And now there's a new article that talks about how Galvin's comments ruffled a few proverbial feathers at ABC.

They're saying this was the last thing ABC expected...

But the damage to the show’s fate may be more severe than a simple slap on the wrist. The outburst may wind up being the beginning of the end for the show, which is based in part on Dan Savage’s childhood.

You can read the rest here. It's pretty basic...what you would expect from Hollywood.

It's not a show I would ever watch anyway, I'm not a huge fan of Dan Savage, and I don't care how he grew up. So I have no comment.

But one comment seems to sum it up in an interesting way:

 Of course Hollywood, go after the person keeping it “REAL” but praise the fake ass….

Orlando Survivor Patience Carter's Moving Poem

Here's a story about a poem that was written by one of the survivors of the Orlando shooting massacre. Her name is Patience Carter and she's from this area...Philadelphia...and she's an intern at TV Fox 29 in Philadelphia.

They’re coping with the aftermath in a variety of ways, including a moving poem written by Patience Carter, who was able to escape the nightclub with her life. She read the poem about her survivor’s guilt at an event this week. “It shows everything that I’m feeling right now,” she said, “and it’s a part of my healing process.”

Patience was on vacation in Orlando from her home in Philadelphia, and was in a wheelchair when she spoke to reporters. On the night of the shooting, she had actually made it outside of the nightclub when she realized that a friend was still inside. They rushed back to save her, then took shelter until police could rescue them. While they were hiding in a bathroom, the gunman shot both her legs.

You can read the entire poem here, and watch her read it in a video.

It's about the guilt of being alive, and this young woman's brilliant, honest words will break your heart all over again.



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