Thursday, August 31, 2017

Is Cher On the New American Horror Story?; Disneyland Paris Forbids Little Boy In "Princess For A Day"; Gay Political Candidate Threatened by KKK

Is Cher On the New American Horror Story?

There's been speculation, via Twitter, that Cher might be part of the cast of the next season of American Horror Story.

And then? Another hint: a photograph of Cher flagrantly canoodling — canoodling — with the cast of the upcoming season.

Here's the rest, with screen shots of tweets.  

I always watch the new season of American Horror Story. It's the law.

Disneyland Paris Forbids Little Boy In "Princess For A Day"

When I read things like this it really bothers me. It's wrong, Just wrong.

Although a three-old-boy named Noah was conspicuously “buzzing with excitement” upon learning that Disneyland Paris was offering a “Princess for a Day” Celebration, he nonetheless found his fantasy Day of Beauty crushed by the powers that be in the magical kingdom.

In no uncertain terms, they outright forbid him from being glamorously made over as Snow White, Cinderella, Elsa from Frozen (his personal fave), or any other cartoon princess that might tickle his fancy. 

You can read more here. We have a long way to go. This is just a kid who wanted to do something in the most innocent way. A kid.

Gay Political Candidate Threatened by KKK

When my younger brother went to his prom in the 90s, he took an African American girl he had been dating at the time. The day after the prom, someone wrote all kinds of pejoratives all over our garage doors. And I will never forget what it felt like to be targeted by racists that way. So I feel really bad for this guy. This shouldn't be happening, still.

In Cape Coral, Florida, an openly gay man currently running for public office claims both he and his partner have received two death threats from the Ku Klux Klan.

Here's an example...

“We know where you live, faggot…. We are going to win. Quit now. When you girls least expect it, we will be here for a nice visit.” 

Here's the rest.  

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Did This First Time Author Game the NYT Best Seller List?; Colton Haynes On Being An Openly Gay Actor In Hollywood

Did This First Time Author Game the NYT Best Seller List?

It's been a while since I've posted anything about publishing, but this was too good to resist. It's about an author who allegedly gamed the NYT best seller list to get to the top, and I'm guessing that no one told her about how brutal the Internet book communities can actually be to alleged gamers. We're talking a major shitstorm, the likes of which I haven't seen in a few years.

Last week, authors and booksellers in the young adult books community began tweeting about paranormal romance novel Handbook for Mortals by debut author Lani Sarem, which had appeared with little fanfare at the top of the Times’ list for bestselling hardcover books for young adults. Sarem, people on social media claimed, had gamed the Times’ ranking by buying her own book. Publisher GeekNation, the entertainment site that launched a book imprint with this title, has yet to respond to a request for comment from Quartz.

It's a long article, with a lot more to read. You can check that out here. It's interesting to see how all this works. And, for the record, it's not the first time an ambitious author has been accused of gaming the system.

The author in question denies any wrong-doing.

Colton Haynes On Being An Openly Gay Actor In Hollywood

I follow Haynes on Instagram and he's really very intense. As an openly gay author, I get why he's so intense. And, he's got it a lot harder than an author because his profile is so public and so many people are always watching everything he does.

“Hollywood is so f**ked up. So much of the focus is on your personal life & has nothing to do with the talent you have to bring to the table.

There's more here. I truly do worry about Haynes and other younger gay actors and performers who come out of the closet. Of course I support them all 100%, but I think they have to pay a price, even nowadays. And that price can be steep for many. I just hope Colton knows we've got his back no matter what.  

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Kathy Griffin Ends Friendship With Anderson Cooper and Takes Back Apology; Update: Trump's Transgender Military Ban; Martha Stewart and Snoop Dog Again

Kathy Griffin Ends Friendship With Anderson Cooper and Takes Back Apology

After Kathy Griffin tweeted a horrible image about Trump, there was backlash. Big time backlash. I'm no fan of Trump, but even I thought Griffin crossed the line. It was that bad...gruesome. And with her bold expression of free speech, she had to deal with the consequences...because that's what free speech is all about.

Speaking to The Cut, Griffin says she knows Cooper was in a difficult position, but felt she at least deserved a text or phone call from him before he decided to tweet about it.

She claims he added insult to injury by telling Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live” that he and Griffin were still tight — despite the fact that he hadn’t reached out to her since the photo was released.

You can read the rest here. There are comments, and there are arguments, as you would imagine.

And, as if that's not enough of Griffin, here's a link to a story where she's now taking back her apology for tweeting that thing she tweeted about Trump. What's really a shame is that she seems to be blaming everything on "Trump fans." I'm not a Trump fan. I think it was a bad joke. It's not like the good Trump jokes are that hard to come up with either.

Three months after apologizing for a photo shoot in which she held up a fake “decapitated” head of President Donald Trump, Kathy Griffin said she wants to take that back.

“I am no longer sorry, the whole outrage was B.S., the whole thing got so blown out of proportion. I lost everybody – I had Chelsea Clinton tweeting against me!” Griffin complained in an interview with Seven Network in Australia, where she is on tour.

Here's the link to this one. 

Update: Trump's Transgender Military Ban

Here's the latest on Trump's discriminatory transgender military ban.

The military’s transgender troops will be able to continue serving in the armed forces while Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis hears recommendations from experts.

In short, there's going to be a panel that will examine the transgender "issue" and report to Trump. As of this moment, while they examine the "issue," nothing will change for trans people who are already in the military.

You can read the rest here. We'll just have to wait and see where this one goes. I am curious to see what this panel comes up with. Frankly, I don't trust anything I'm reading right now, nor do I trust anything coming from the Trump administration anymore.

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dog Again

Here's something on the lighter side of the news.

In case you were unaware, Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg co-host a food show on VH1 called Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party. The show features games, recipes, music, and celebrity guests like Kathy Griffin, 50 Cent, and Robin Thicke, to name a few.

You can read the rest here. I've never seen the show, but I'm not that into cooking food either.

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Ed Skrein Leaves "Hellboy" for Whitewashing Controversy; "The Originalist" Play and Legal Same Sex Marriage; Gay Couples Who Didn't Use Condoms

Ed Skrein Leaves Hellboy for Whitewashing Controversy

When I was in college I remember taking a History of Film course that was taught by Professor Harvey Flaxman. Harvey's claim to fame was the old cult classic, Grizzly.  He produced and wrote Grizzly. He was a fascinating teacher and I loved every class I took with him. And one of the things he talked about in History of Film was how Hollywood has always been notorious about whitewashing other cultures in films. Of course he didn't use the word whitewashing...or appropriation. But he did show us how they used to take white male actors who were over six feet tall and make them up in yellowface.

I can tell you for certain that if you even try to explain cultural appropriation and whitewashing to some straight white people you will never win the argument. You won't convince them, and you will leave shaking your head. They can't help themselves, so don't engage.

However, this article is interesting because it's still happening. It's happening with Asians, with African Americans, with Gays, and probably with some other group that I've missed. Straight white privilege doesn't seem to have lines drawn when it comes to these things.

At least Ed Skrein did the right thing with this one...

Less than a week after being cast in the Hellboy reboot as Ben Daimio, a Japanese-American character in the original comic book series, actor Ed Skrein has dropped out of the film, citing the brewing controversy over his hiring.

Skrein wrote on Twitter. “I accepted the role unaware that the character in the original comics was of mixed Asian heritage. There has been intense conversation and understandable upset since that announcement, and I must do what I feel is right.”

You can read more here. I think I've gained a new respect for Skrein. And Skrein's reply is a lot better than the way Jim Sturgess replied to the controversy about yellowface in Cloud Atlas, which I posted about here back in 2012.    It's just kind of sad that it's still happening five years later.

"The Originalist" Play and Legal Same Sex Marriage

It took almost a century for someone to even mention, slightly, that Gone With the Wind was offensive to many people. And I think it might take even longer for anyone to mention how many things are offensive to LGBT people...even those "things" that don't seem offensive at first.

In this case I'm talking about a play I watched on PBS the other night called, The Originalist. It's not offensive in the sense that it hurt my feelings. I'm a lot tougher than that. But it's offensive in a way that makes me want to roll my eyes so hard they fall out of my head.

The Originalist is a 2015 play concerning the Supreme Court career of Antonin Scalia. The play was originally produced for stage performance in Washington DC in 2015 at the Arena Stage. Scalia was invited to meet with several of the actors and members of the production crew and helped the actors define the part portraying him as a character in the play. The play received positive reviews in The New York Times and has played in theaters from coast-to-coast in the United States from California to Washington DC. In March 2017, the play the broadcast nationally on Public Television in the United States with Edward Gero playing Scalia.

The play itself is not offensive, at least not on the surface. It's actually kind of brilliant. They get into a lot of discussion about legalized same sex marriage, and it's all very balanced and politically correct. However, as a gay person sitting there watching them argue same sex marriage back and forth, I can't say I didn't find it both amusing and offensive. Conservative Scalia argues facts and the constitution, while his ultra liberal clerk argues humanity, love, and heart.

Neither one of them could be called out for being wrong. But it's always been more than just those basic arguments. Just imagine me sitting there watching, a gay man who has been with his husband for over twenty years. My first thoughts were why aren't they mentioning inheritance taxes, and power of attorney. Why aren't they mentioning all the pragmatic things gay couples deserve just like straight couples. Maybe it's too boring to talk about those things?

I'm not really sure. But the play is very good and I'm glad I watched it. I just wish they'd been a little more on target and realistic when it comes to legalized gay marriage and what it really means to long term gay couples.

Then again, look at how long it took for someone to talk about Gone With the Wind for what it really is.

You can read more about the play here. 

Gay Couples Who Didn't Use Condoms

This is really dumb. And for a variety of reasons. They did some kind of idiotic study where they asked gay men if they used a condom the last time they has sex and it turns out over two thirds didn't use a condom. But it's highly flawed, and here's why...

Despite the majority admitting their last sexual encounter was without a condom, this did not always indicate unprotected sex was necessarily dangerous. Same-sex couples who are married or in committed long-term relationships may choose not to use condoms when having sex with each other. 

There's more here.

Check out the comments, too. You'll see that most agree with me on this one.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

James Franco's Gay Role In "Wild Horses"; Actor Dean Cain Loves Trump; Doxing Neo-Nazis

James Franco's Gay Role In "Wild Horses"

I guess the gay presses must have missed this James Franco movie. Maybe it wasn't commercial enough for them to use as clickbait? I didn't see it mentioned anywhere and I wouldn't have known about it if I hadn't done a simple search on Netflix for gay movies last night.

In fact, I didn't even know Franco was in the film until part way through. I knew there was gay content, but I didn't know Franco was playing a gay role. And, once again, he did a wonderful job and I loved the entire movie. It's so hard because he can be so annoying sometimes in RL, but always so talented in everything he does.

A detective opens up a fifteen-year-old missing persons case and begins to suspect that the missing boy was murdered - and that a local rancher was involved.

You can read more here at IMDb. Wild Horses is not being promoted as a gay film, and it's not really just a gay film, which is nice for a change. We get gay content, but it's not stereotypical at all. I'm glad a found it.

I would be remiss if I didn't mention that Robert Duvall stars in this one, and he wrote and directed it, too.

Actor Dean Cain Loves Trump

It's impossible for me to support a President who wants to ban transgender people from the military. However, I guess other people feel differently, and that's probably because the things Trump does and says don't really affect them very much. It's easy to support someone who targets and bullies if you come from straight privilege. If you've never had to fear being banned from the military, why should it bother you?

As NewNowNext points out, intent to break our hearts and remind us everything is terrible, Cain has joined the ranks of Antonio Sabato Jr. and Scott Baio, telling Access Hollywood, “I voted for Trump. He has my support.” 

You can read the rest here. I'm really not too fond of the far right base supporters of Trump, but I don't like to judge the swing voters like Dean Cain. I think Trump's lost a lot of his swing voters in the last few months, and I think he's going to continue to lose even more in the future. His base will always follow him, but if they put a strong candidate up against Trump in 20/20, that candidate will win by a landslide over Trump. I just hope the Democratic party is paying attention.  

Doxing Neo-Nazis

I'm glad I found this article, because I believe doxing is, and always had been, absolutely wrong. If you don't know what doxing is, here's a basic explanation.

As much as I detest neo-nazis and all they stand for, I detest doxing even more.

As the shame campaign shows, doxing has become the new outing. With so many digital fingerprints available, it’s increasingly easy to sleuth out the background of questionable characters and shame them in the public space. Doxing and outing share similar philosophies–some things are so bad that the expectation of privacy gets tossed out the window–but there are some critical differences.

You can read the entire piece here. It doesn't really draw any definite conclusions, but it does make us wonder if doxing anyone is the right thing to do...for all of us. I've seen what doxing can do to people. It's something that was done by the most vituperative people in the meanest book communities in the early days of the Internet. There are people who never recovered.  

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Saturday, August 26, 2017

More On Trump's Transgender Military Ban; New Dungeons and Dragons Inclusive of LGBTI Identities; Queer Muslim Woman Running For Atlanta City Council

More On Trump's Transgender Military Ban

Sometimes it's hard to parse this one. We know, for certain, that Trump supports a transgender ban in the military. That's a given. He tweeted that openly and it's always going to be out there in writing.

Friday (25 August) afternoon, Donald Trump issued a memorandum ordering the end of transgender military service effective in 2018.

In short, it sounds as if Trump wants proof that if there are trans people serving in the military they won't cause problems. I'm not sure what that means because there's a lot of information out there already. And I have not seen one single argument yet that supports a transgender ban that can't be disputed easily.

Then there's this...

It is important to note, however, the memo also states ‘the Secretary of Defense, after consulting with the Secretary of Homeland Security, may advise me at any time, in writing, that a change to this policy is warranted’.

There's been a lot of criticism about Trump's ban from all sides, calling it both discriminatory and "disruptive." And a good deal of this criticism for Trump's ban is coming from within the military as well as the American people.

You can read this in full here. It's one the better articles I've seen so far, and it's not too long or too complicated.

New Dungeons and Dragons Inclusive of LGBTI Identities

I see a lot of straight people I know frown at things like this. And many of these straight people claim to be friends of the LGBTI community, too. They think that because they "accept" us, and they are now willing to tolerate us being out there in the open, that's all there is to it. And we should be grateful to them for that.

But they never stop to think that the world is predominantly straight, or that LGBTI people have never had much content at all with which we could identify. Even the little bones they throw us, like Brokeback Mountain and Will and Grace, are so white-washed and filled with stereotypes half the time WE don't even know the difference. I think the worst offender is this one popular romance book review web site where they occasionally review white-washed gay romances that have nothing at all to do with gay culture, and, are written by non-gay authors. They make me cringe. It's a lot like the way they exploit Amish romances written by non-Amish people. Unfortunately, these book bloggers are straight and have the power, and that's not going to change any time soon.

So I'm thrilled whenever I see something like this...

Dungeons & Dragons, the fantasy tabletop game, has made sure its newest editions are more inclusive of LGBTI identities.

Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) was originally created in 1974. Now, over 40 years later, the popular game seeks to include people from all walks of life.

Here's the rest. 

Queer Muslim Woman Running For Atlanta City Council

Here's a break from a lot of the hooded stereotypes I see so often these days on social media.

Atlanta, Georgia may be electing their first queer Muslim woman to their city council.

Liliana Bakhtiari, the daughter of Iranian immigrants (her father is first-generation and her mother is second-generation), has been politically aware from a young age.

You can check the rest out here. 

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Where The Trump White House Stands On Transgender Military Ban; Dating App Daddybear and Your HIV Status; A Fan Insults Nick Jonas' Height

Where The Trump White House Stands On Transgender Military Ban

Here's an article that gives some information on where the Trump White House now stands on the transgender ban in the military that Mr. Trump Tweeted about not too long ago.

Other than the basic fact that we know, for certain, that Donald Trump tweeted about his transgender military ban for the entire world to read, the rest is still questionable.

The official wouldn’t say whether service members who had come out would be allowed to continue to serve their country.

You can read the rest here. I haven't seen too many follow ups, but when I do I'll post more.

Dating App Daddybear and Your HIV Status

Admittedly, I don't know much about dating apps and it's hard for me to comment. But even without knowing much, I don't think I like what I'm reading here.

I think the point behind the app is to connect wealthy older gay dads with healthy young bears. Which means they allegedly don't want anyone who is HIV poz.

If you are worried about meeting gay men who are living with HIV, then you can feel relieved with our App because we are trying our best to make sure that all users you meet will be healthy and without HIV, starting from adding a feature to allow users to verify their health condition.

Here's a link to the rest.  The comments are interesting in the sense that you'll learn a little bit more about how some...and I mean some, not men think. 

A Fan Insults Nick Jonas' Height

I don't even know how tall Nick Jonas is. But this whole height thing always bothered me in the sense that so many people seem to care about it. I'm six feet three inches tall and I always wished I was a little shorter. Evidently, Nick Jonas has the opposite problem.

A fan spotted Jonas on the street, asked if Jonas would take a pic with him, and Jonas agreed. Later, the fan posted the pic and made a comment about Jonas' height that left Jonas less than thrilled.

“You need some manners ‘bruh’… I didn’t need to stop to take that picture with you. Just rude. Very rude.”  

Here's the rest.   Maybe Jonas was having a bad day. 

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Suing For Straight Discrimination At the Cheesecake Factory; Gay Days At Disneyland; Will and Grace and Grindr

Suing For Straight Discrimination At the Cheesecake Factory

This one is a little unusual, but not totally. A straight guy who used to work at the Cheesecake Factory is suing them because he claims they allegedly allowed a gay employee to "touch him."

According to his lawsuit, a male co-worker grabbed Ross’ butt and crotch while he was working a shift in August 2016.

Here's the rest. It gets worse, and it gets into legalities that I don't like to comment on. The comments are worth reading, though. And I will say this: I know what it's like to be sexually harassed and it's not fun. And men, gay or straight, tend to keep these things to themselves.

Gay Days At Disneyland

This October is the 20th annual Gay Days at Disneyland in California.

The first Gay Days Anaheim two decades ago drew a couple thousand people. Today the event attracts tens of thousands, mixing and matching in red T-shirts with non-LGBTQ people. 

You can read more about it here, and see photos.  This really has turned into a huge event and I believe it's things like this that are, and have been, replacing the entire concept of the gay bar. We don't have to hide anymore.

Will and Grace and Grindr

I've been wondering how they would approach the new episodes of Will and Grace. So much has changed for gay men since the 90s. Evidently, they're not going to forget about hook up apps.

A new promo for the revival finds Jack (Sean Hayes) fidgeting with Grindr and opining, “I feel like I could get finger herpes just from scrolling.”

There's more here.  

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Not All Gay Books Have Sex

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Richard Simmons Sues Over Trans Comments; Justice Department Gets Sued Over Transgender Student Documents; Protesters Want Justice For Trans Woman In St. Louis; Chris Hemsworth Backs Marriage Equality In Australia

Richard Simmons Sues Over Trans Comments

This is going to be an interesting case to follow because as far as I know, and from what I've always been led to believe, truth is an absolute defense in any defamation suit.

The National Enquirer claims Richard Simmons can’t sue it for claiming he’s transitioning because there’s no harm in saying someone is transgender. But the fitness guru counters that transphobia is alive and well in America—and he cites Donald Trump’s ban on trans service members as a key example.

Here's the rest. 

Justice Department Gets Sued Over Transgender Student Documents

Lambda Legal is now suing Trump's Justice Department. There are a lot of legal details here and I don't want to screw it up.

‘This is an action under the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) … to enforce the public’s right to information about Defendants’ withdrawal of guidance relating to Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (“Title IX”) and transgender students. Lambda Legal seeks injunctive and other appropriate relief with respect to Defendants’ unlawful withholding of this information.’

You can read this in full, here. I'm glad someone's protecting trans kids, because I don't see that happening with the Trump administration.

Protesters Want Justice For Trans Woman In St Louis

I don't know much about this one...yet. It only happened a few days ago.

A trans woman was shot and killed by police in St. Louis after they were called in regarding some kind of domestic dispute between neighbors. And people are outraged over the shooting.

We demand that the violence against transgender people and especially transgender women of color come to an immediate end.

‘Our demands extend to holding President Trump accountable to acknowledging and apologizing for fueling the violence against transgender people.

There's a great deal more here.

Chris Hemsworth Backs Marriage Equality In Australia

It's always bothered me that some places allow people to decide these things. I think issues like marriage equality should be decided by the courts, according to whether or not it's constitutional, not according to some private person's religious beliefs or lack of knowledge. Shortly before SCOTUS ruled on same sex marriage in the US, it was Judge Jones who ruled on it in PA, not the public.

With that said, Chris Hemsworth is offering  his support to legalized gay marriage in Australia.

The Thor star took to Instagram to show his support for the cause. It comes ahead of the government’s planned $122 million (€82,281 £75,191) postal survey on the issue.

Depending on the results of the non-binding, voluntary public survey, the government may then legislate on marriage equality.

Here's more.   It looks as if gay marriage is all over the place in Australia, and if you click the link above you can see a full run down of what's been happening lately.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Sarah Paulson's Lesbian Character Loses Her Mind Over Trump; Biopic About Legendary Gay Porn Star Joey Stefano; John Stamos Gets Naked At 54

Sarah Paulson's Lesbian Character Loses Her Mind Over Trump

I'm not sure how I feel about this one. It's obvious I don't support Mr. Trump or the way he's treated LGBT people (especially trans people), but I didn't lose my mind when he got elected. I like to to think I'm a little tougher than that. But the truth is not everyone is that tough.

They are starting to release trailers for American Horror Story 7, and the latest involves a lesbian character played by Sarah Paulson who loses her mind after Trump gets elected. I'm not sure if they're going for camp or if it's serious.

In full disclosure, in RL I actually do know a lesbian who did lose her mind when Trump got elected. It wasn't pretty.

You can check out the trailer here .

Biopic About Legendary Gay Porn Star Joey Stefano

If you're unfamiliar with Joey Stefano, I posted about him here on the blog in 2012. In fact, I've posted a lot about him over the years, but that one post pretty much tells you all you'll need to know for now. I also talk about how I met him a long time ago, and how nicely he treated me. To this day, that post still gets tons of hits from simple random searches, and they come from all over the world.

In any event, there's finally going to be a biopic about Joey and it's already in pre-production. A lot of people don't even realize...and didn't realize at the time...that the 90s were the end of an era in the porn industry.

You can read more about this here. They still haven't chosen an actor to play Joey, and I seriously hope it's not James Franco.

Check out the comments, too.

John Stamos Gets Naked At 54

If you ever wondered what 54 year old ass looks like, this link is for you. I'm really not being ageist about this either. I've always been more attracted to older men than younger men, and for more reasons than just their bodies.

I just wonder about when the attention seeking is supposed to end. I have this creepy feeling we'll be seeing this guy's bare ass when he turns 64 ten years from  now.

The Fuller House star celebrated turning the by 5-4 yesterday by posting a photo of himself in his birthday suit to Instagram. Because, hey, why not?

Here's more, and you can see the photo of John's naked 54 year old ass.  

The other thing I wonder about is why is this even mentioned in a gay publication. As far as I know, the never-been-married-to-a woman Stamos is totally straight.

Update: As someone in the comments pointed out, Stamos was married to a woman for a brief time...Rebecca Romijn. 

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Not All Gay Books Have Sex

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Monday, August 21, 2017

A Dedicated Dick Pic Web Site; The Penis On Bing's Homepage; American Horror Story's Opening Credits and Trump

A Dedicated Dick Pic Web Site

This might sound funny on the surface, and it might even sound like great karma for the pervs who send unsolicited dick pics, but if you look at it closely it's a bit scary. If they can do this with dick pics they can do this with anything.

A Swedish web designer came up with technology that can track an unsolicited dick pic right back to the person who sent it. And, he thinks it might be interesting to resend it to the person's family so they know what their family member has been doing.

The source is here. Even though I've never been a fan of those awful unsolicited dick pics, I find this solution even scarier from a privacy perspective. Think revenge porn. Not all dick pics are unsolicited.

The Penis On Bing's Homepage

I never use Bing so I didn't know about this until I found this article.

Bing had to photoshop this image of a beach on their homepage because of a penis some people noticed in the image.

There's more here, with the photo. You can try to spot the penis image yourself.

American Horror Story's Opening Credits and Trump

Here's proof that if you screw around with the LGBT community they aren't going to forget it. We have fought too hard and for too long. And when Trump tweeted about the transgender ban in the military he lost millions who will never trust him or give him an ounce of credit again. It won't happen.

With that said, American Horror Story is now taking a crack at Trump with their opening credits.

In short, it's a "montage" with all kinds of disgusting images, from bees to blood, to a couple of pervs wearing a Donald Trump mask and a Hillary Clinton mask.

You can check that one out here. There's a trailer, and it's really not as bad as they make it out to be. Actually, it's more camp than anything. But I'm sure there's a statement somewhere between those proverbial lines.

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Not All Gay Books Have Sex

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Some VERY Horny Nuns; Why Straight Guys Joke About Gay Sex; Men Making Homemade POPPERS

Some VERY Horny Nuns

This is about a comedy, so it's not meant with any disrespect to nuns in the real world. I went to 12 years of Catholic school and I love the nuns. They are some of the most dedicated, honest, selfless people I have ever known.

The film The Little Hours knows, however, that the idea of horny nuns has a lot more potential for hilarity. It may be the funniest—and most overlooked—comedy of 2017. 

There's more here. 

Why Straight Guys Joke About Gay Sex

Here's another one of those Reddit discussion threads where straight guys talk about why they joke about gay sex.

“My ex-boyfriend (who is a straight guy, I am a bi girl) would often jokingly flirt with some of his straight guy friends to get laughs like ‘yo, I’m obviously straight, and I’m still getting all the guys.’”

You can read the rest here. The replies to the original question vary. But then gay guys joke about straight sex, too. All the time.

Men Making Homemade POPPERS

I don't think I know a gay man alive who hasn't at least tried poppers. It's always been a huge part of gay culture, especially in some of the clubs I've been to. But it's not as easy to make them at home...or it sounds. In fact, according to this, it can be dangerous.

It’s scarily easy to find instructions online explaining how to produce your own poppers. While some connoisseurs home brew to satisfy their own insatiable cravings, others do so to sell online and at gay events. 

More here. And you'll want to read all the comments, too.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Journalist Who Exposed Russian Gay Torture Dies; Michelle Obama Guest Stars On Will and Grace; Trans Business Woman Doesn't Feel Safe Visiting the US

Journalist Who Exposed Russian Gay Torture Dies

This is sad...

Former BBC journalist, Liz MacKean, who broke the news of the shocking torture of gay men in Russia, has died.

She died at the age of 52 after a sudden stroke, reports the BBC.

MacKean worked on Channel 4’s Dispatches program, where she produced the groundbreaking documentary, Hunted.

Here's more.

Michelle Obama Guest Stars In Will and Grace

Well, you have to give the Will and Grace people credit for THIS one. Pay attention. This is how you get people to watch an old time TV show, on failing network TV, that always promoted every gay stereotype that ever existed. And, a TV show that has a straight actor playing gayface, in spite of the fact that they turned down a gay actor once...John Barrowman...because they thought he was too straight. I'm not joking; check the link.

According to an In Touch Weekly exclusive, the former First Lady is set to make a guest appearance on Will & Grace when it returns this fall to NBC.

An insider shared the news with the magazine, stating: ‘The details are still being worked out, but supposedly Michelle is up for anything, as long as it doesn’t cross the line too much.’

There's more here. Nothing about this sounds definite yet.

Trans Business Woman Doesn't Feel Safe Visiting the US

You can't blame her for feeling unsafe. This entire "unsafe feeling" in general started when Mr. Trump decided to tweet that he wants a transgender ban in the military. That's not fake news. That's a fact. That's what Mr. Trump tweeted. I'm not letting it go. He wants to ban trans people from the military and from serving their country.

On the face of it, President Trump proposing a ban on trans people serving in the US military has little to do with me – I’m not a US citizen and I’m not in the military.

But it’s not just one ban. Trump has rowed backwards the advances made under President Obama. He has made it clear LGBTI issues are not treated like other human rights issues. He has rescinded the protections for trans students in schools and dropped lawsuits which would protect LGBTI equality.

Here's more. 

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Fired Google Employee Compares Being Conservative Today To Being Gay In the 50s; Anti-Gay Slurs On Jimmy John's Wrapper; Trump On Three Magazine Covers

Fired Google Employee Compares Being Conservative Today To Being Gay In the 50s

This guy who worked for Google penned a sexist letter and now he's complaining about diversity and comparing being gay in the 1950s to being conservative today. Like he could even begin to imagine what being gay in the 1950s was like. Even I can't do THAT. This is truly clueless at its best.

“I was simply trying to fix the culture in many ways. And really help a lot of people who are currently marginalized at Google by pointing out these huge biases that we have in this monolithic culture where anyone with a dissenting view can’t even express themselves. Really, it’s like being gay in the 1950s. These conservatives have to stay in the closet and have to mask who they really are. And that’s a huge problem because there’s open discrimination against anyone who comes out of closet as a conservative.”

Last I heard no one was arresting people or putting them in mental institutions for being conservative like they did with gays in the 1950s.

Here's the rest. The comments are worth reading.

Anti-Gay Slurs On Jimmy John's Wrapper

Speaking of being gay in the 1950s, this is interesting because even though we've come so far there's still a lot of discrimination out there...and it comes in many forms, often when you least expect it.

A young man in Asheville, North Carolina, was shocked to discover an antigay slur written on his sandwich wrapper at a local Jimmy John’s restaurant when he arrived to pick up his order. Now Roy Philbrick, a regular customer of the establishment, is fighting back and he has the help of a determined group of youths helping him.

There's more at this link. 

Trump On Three Magazine Covers

This one I'm linking to talks about three respected publications that put Mr. Trump on their covers, and Mr. Trump's not going to love any of them. They're actually clever, the art is well executed, and they speak volumes. I always look at these things from a cultural/historical a sign of the times. Someday history is going to reflect on everything that's happening right now. The same way history now reflects on they way conservatives once thought of Elvis Presley and rock and roll.

This week, the work splashed across the covers of three highly respected publications err on the side of big, blustery statements that provide the pictorial equivalent of a rotten banana pie hurled into Trump’s blabbering skull-flaps. 

You can read more here, and there are over 64 comments as of right now, and not all agree. Get your popcorn ready.

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