Zsa Zsa Gabor Timeless Quotes; Straight Guys and Dude Sex; The Gay Christmas Ornament Freaking People Out

Zsa Zsa Gabor Timeless Quotes

When I think of Zsa Zsa Gabor I always think of earlier days in Hollywood where things were more glamorous. Of course it was all an illusion, but it was an illusion that entertained people.

This piece to which I’m linking has ten famous quotes from Gabor:

“I believe that in life you should always take the serious things lightly and the light things seriously. This attitude of mine gets me into a lot of trouble.”

You can read the rest here.

RIP, Zsa Zsa

Straight Guys and Dude Sex

Evidently, there’s a difference between gay sex and “dude sex.” Don’t laugh too hard when you read this.

Tony Silva is a researcher at University of Oregon who recently did a study on the growing phenomenon and just published a paper called Bud-Sex: Constructing Normative Masculinity among Rural Straight Men That Have Sex With Men about it.

According to Silva, dude sex (or “bud-sex”) is when two guys, usually from a rural area and who identify as straight, hook up together in a discreet, NSA sort of way. They have wives. They have kids. They consider themselves to be heterosexual.

You can read more about this here. 

I’ve been reading these things all my life, and hearing them, too. And even though it sounds good, I can’t help but wonder if these guys are closeted bisexuals, or closeted gays, pretending to be something they aren’t.

If you check out comments, you’ll see that most people tend to agree with me. One guy even said, “Stop normalizing the closet.”


The Gay Christmas Ornament Freaking People Out

If you don’t have a sense of humor, or you’re too religious, you might want to pass on this one.

There are, in fact, two Christmas ornaments raising their ire — one featuring two Virgin Marys chillaxing in a manger with little baby Jesus, and another featuring the aforementioned pair of freewheeling Josephs.

There’s more here. There are photos of the gay ornaments. Check out the comments with this one, too.

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When the Anti-Gay Politician Has a Gay Brother; Another Gay Bar In NYC Shutters; Hollywood’s Guarded Reaction To Lesbians

When the Anti-Gay Politician Has a Gay Brother

I’ve posted about things like this time and again. It’s not that I’m prescient. I just know for a fact that there are gay people out there no one knows about…yet.

Fresh off his success of his months-long crusade to make LGBTQ protections for state employees illegal in Louisiana, antigay Attorney General Jeff Landry is finally addressing that pesky political thorn in his side: his homosexual brother.

And now this:

Throughout his homophobic crusade, Landry has desperately tried to hide the fact that the gay gene runs in his own family out of the headlines. He didn’t want people to know that his younger brother, Nick, is a proud homosexual. But last month, Nick ruined everything when posted an emotional video on YouTube criticizing his older brother.

“I can’t remain silent any longer,” the 34-year-old said, “because although I am not political, I am a human being, and I just want my rights, my unalienable rights.”

You can check out the rest here. I think there’s more of this kind of thing happening everywhere than we can even begin to imagine. Good for Nick. The more we speak out the better it is for everyone.

Another NYC Gay Bar Shutters

Back in the 90s when I was going out to bars regularly there were certain routines everyone could depend on. Tea dance at the gay bar on Sunday afternoon was one of them. And in NY, especially on Saturday nights, at midnight everyone put on their catsuit and headed over to the Roxy. That’s all changed now, and it continues to change with yet another gay bar closing.

The slow, steady dismantling of Chelsea as a Manhattan gayborhood continues.

After twenty years in business, “G Lounge” will be shutting down operations on New Years Eve.
The roomy lounge opened its doors in 1996, and helped usher in a micro-trend called “lounge chic,” which… we were never quite sure what that was supposed to be. Basically, it boiled down to drinking frozen Cosmos and wearing tight-fitting shiny shirts. Something like that.

My brother lives in Chelsea, and I’m always amazed to see how it changes each time I’m there.

You can check this out here.

Hollywood’s Guarded Reaction To Lesbians

This is an article that talks about what happened when one author decided to question some very well known people in Hollywood about their sexuality. He has a new book out titled, Hollywood Lesbians: From Garbo to Foster. 

Ann B. Davis lives on in reruns as Alice, devoted housekeeper to The Brady Bunch. (After costar Robert Reed’s death from AIDS, his father image was erased from most Brady merchandising.) The sitcom eventually assigned Alice a boyfriend—a butcher. Being butcher than Alice, he reassured mainstream audiences of Alice’s straightness.

I hadn’t intended to upset Davis, who was likable if not TV-lovable. She did participate in Brady reunions, lent her name to a Brady cookbook—admitting she wasn’t good in the kitchen or with kids—and briefly portrayed a truck driver (!) in The Brady Bunch Movie. However, Davis’s third act centered on the Episcopal church and she lived her final decades with a minister and his wife.

You can check this one out here.

I know a lot people are of the opinion that this shouldn’t matter. That someone’s sexuality shouldn’t matter. But it does matter, especially when they’re hiding it. It matters because they’re implying that there’s shame attached with being gay. And a lot of us are sick and tired of dealing with that shame. Unfortunately, this is still part of the Hollywood mindset today and actors like Colton Haynes and John Barrowman are two of the few openly gay out there.

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Italians, Marriage, Gays, and Fidelity; Cindy Brady, Again; James Franco Smacking Guy’s Bare Ass With A Chicken Wing

Italians, Marriage, Gays, and Fidelity

This is something that surprised me a little. It sounds valid, and I did check other sources. 

An amendment to Italy’s Civil Code would remove references to “fidelity” from the institution of marriage, following the model adopted for Italy’s gay civil unions.

Passed earlier this year, the Italian civil unions bill omitted references to fidelity and marital faithfulness, and referred simply to “moral and material support” and “cohabitation.”

And this is interesting, too.

A 2010 Gay Couples Study conducted by Colleen Hoff at the Center for Research on Gender and Sexuality, San Francisco, found that 47 percent of gay couples had “sex agreements” that specifically allowed sexual activity with others.

You can read the rest here. The bill has passed the Senate and is under review. I know it’s a very conservative publication and I’m linking to it on purpose to prove a point. This is how people who don’t know get an exaggerated impression of gay couples. Here’s a link to another article in the Telegraph.  

I’m not familiar with the study in San Francisco, but I do know a lot of gay couples. And that study was done over six years ago before legalized gay marriage. The gay couples I know are mostly monogamous. That’s just from my personal experience. And they are gay couples of all ages. I’m not knocking open marriages, gay or straight. I just don’t know if it’s realistic to mention gay couples this way without doing extensive research, everywhere, and finding gay couples who are willing to participate. I would never participate in a study like that. I’m on the fence with this one.

Cindy Brady, Again

Last week I posted about how Susan Olsen, who played Cindy Brady on the TV show The Brady Bunch, made gay slurs on the radio and was ultimately fired as a result.

Here’s a new twist…

‘This is only about me supporting Trump. And I still do!’ she writes in Facebook post.

She adds: ‘And by the way, how does one get fired from a job they were never paid to do?’

Whether she was paid or not, LA Talk Radio took her off the air for using anti-gay slurs against a gay actor in a Facebook message made public.

Here’s the rest.  You can read the gay slurs she made at this link.

James Franco Smacking Guy’s Bare Ass With A Chicken Wing

You have to admit that even a new James Franco story is a nice diversion from politics these days. Franco’s actually talking about a scene he did for a film while he was playing James Dean.

‘Well in this version Paul had kind of changed it … there he is picking stuff up and it’s not tea anymore – it’s Kentucky Fried Chicken.

‘And his pants are down at his ankles, his ass is out … I’m supposed to get on his back and like ride him and say like, “Ride the pig! Ride the pig!” and hit his ass with a chicken wing.’

There’s more here, with a video. It’s a good video of Franco being interviewed by Stephen Colbert.

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Ryan Field Gay Christmas Books; College Athlete and the Gay F Slur; Gay Fight at the Waffle House

Ryan Field Gay Christmas Books

I have another release out this month that’s titled, A Christmas Carl. It’s with Riverdale Avenue Books and it’s being sold at their web site and most other sites where books are sold.

Here’s another, The Littlest Christmas Tree. This is a novella that was part of the Second Chance series I indie published. Here’s the Amazon link, and this one is published in most places where e-books are sold as well.

This one is titled, Chase of a Christmas Dream, and it’s part of my indie Chase series. I loved writing this book, and this one is available everywhere, too. And, it’s available in e-book or paperback.

This one is titled, The Computer Tutor. It’s more of a novella/short story and it’s priced at .99.

And this one is published with Ravenous Romance…Cowboy Christmas Miracle. This one is very close to me as well. I loved writing this entire series.

If you want to find out more about any of these Christmas books, you can do a search at the top left corner of this blog. I have posted a great deal about each one.

College Athlete and the Gay F Slur

Here’s how a college athlete replied when someone referred to him as a “faggot.”

In the below video from Davey Wavey, Demeester recounts what it’s like being called a “faggot” by an opponent; a situation he faced last Saturday.

After Demeester alerted the referee about the scuffle, the incident was reported to the Penn State Altoona captain and coach. (The opponent was from a satellite campus, Penn State Altoona.)

You can check out the video here. It’s not clickbait…it’s a great video. Trust me.

Gay Fight at the Waffle House

Here’s a link to a video where a young gay guy is attacked at the Waffle House.

An undated video uploaded to YouTube on December 9 shows a terrifying attack on a young apparently gay man in a Waffle House restaurant. Another young man, who also appears to be gay, tries to intervene in the fight and it quickly turns into a brawl.

The video depicts the first two men arguing at the counter when the gay man is called a “Sissy boy” and gets sucker punched. The attacker continues his assault as the gay youth stumbles backwards in the restaurant and patrons flee and scream.

You can check that out, here.  It’s brutal. I don’t eat waffles or complex carbs, so I can’t comment. But I do post about these things to show that not all that much has changed in the world.

The Child Dying In Stanta’s Arms Is Fake News; Stephen Fry In America On Netflix; 2016 Best Gay Cities Award

The Child Dying In Santa’s Arms Is Fake News

I’ve seen the video of the child dying in Santa’s arms all over social media this week and even I didn’t think this one was fake. However, it has raised a few questions and it’s being investigated.

Later, CNN called every hospital in the area and couldn’t find anyone to corroborate the story. The website Mediaite has even been scouring the obituaries in the area looking for “anything close to a 5-year-old boy dying” and have found nothing. Even Schmitt-Matzen’s wife seems to have been conveniently not home around the time that the sad story happened—which, again occurred on a date that Schmitt-Matzen can’t seem to remember precisely.

Unfortunately, every piece of evidence points to this heart-wrenching story simply being fake. As my wife said when I told her that the story is probably a hoax: “2016 was the year that the whole world learned that Santa wasn’t real.”

You can check this one out here. And there’s an update with this article that doesn’t prove or disprove anything…yet. I’m sure we’ll hear more.

It really is getting to the point where you can’t trust anything anymore, and I’m questioning every single thing to which I link now.

Stephen Fry In America On Netflix

I’ve posted about the openly gay Stephen Fry a few times, here. He’s a comic from the UK who did a six part travel series in the US that’s on Netflix right now.

The episodes are regularly repeated in the UK on Dave, lasting an hour and twenty minutes due to advertising breaks. It was aired in the United States on HDNet. In Australia, the program screened on ABC1 each Sunday at 7:30pm from 9 August 2009. The ratings were so successful that the broadcaster decided to finally air Fry’s other BBC programme, QI the next month.

 You can check that out here, or look for it on Netflix. I love it. He travels throughout the US and comments with a British POV. (And I totally agree with him about South Florida.) Trust me, it’s really a good documentary to binge on for a while.

Note: I like to link and support Wiki as much as I can. I’m not an elitist and I don’t do these things by accident.

2016 Best Gay Cities Award

Here’s another travel related piece geared toward the LGBT community.

The winners of the 2016 ‘Best of GayCities’ travel awards were announced on Monday night at a special reception hosted in the hip living room at the newly opened W Las Vegas.

It looks interesting, especially if you’re only interested in traveling to gay destinations. Youtuber gay guy, Wavey Davey, was there, and they have a photo.

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Michael Moore’s Facebook Rant; Let the "Sissies" Vogue You; The Truth and STIs

Michael Moore’s Facebook Rant

Here’s what Michael Moore is up to these days. I’m remaining objective, because I don’t know a thing about daily intelligence briefings.

In an alarmist Facebook post that’s quickly gone viral, political activist Michael Moore has made his feelings plain regarding Donald Trump’s decision not to attend daily intelligence meetings.

It’s a long diatribe with some very strong predictions. He even suggests that Trump will be Tweeting at 3 in the morning instead of paying attention to terrorism. Of course, at this point, it’s all speculation.

You can read the rest here. The comments are interesting with this one.

Let the “Sissies” Vogue You

I always find these stories entertaining and amusing. It’s pure camp, as camp was always intended to be in gay culture.

Choreographed by Bay Area dance legend Allan Frias and directed by Frias and Jaysin Ashbaugh, the below video features dance triad The Sissies voguing their way through the Castro in San Francisco to a crazed, skittering (and sickening) track called “What U Lookin’ At” by Ash B.

You can check out the video here.  The comments with this one are mixed, and mainly because the gay male community is so diverse.

I think most of you will enjoy the video. It’s not political, it’s not hurting anyone, and I don’t think they’re exploiting anything. It’s just plain fun.

The Truth and STIs

Here’s a piece about whether or not people tell the truth about having STIs.

Nearly 20 million people are diagnosed with an STI every year in the U.S. alone. Now, a new survey, sponsored by Superdrug Online Doctor, has asked 2,000 people from the U.S. and the U.K. about their attitudes towards venereal diseases like herpes, chlamydia, and syphilis, and how they influence their opinions and behaviors.

You can read the rest of it here. They go into more detail, with statistics. According to this, only 1% of gay people lied about having an STI.

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Gay Guy Reacts To Rejection Badly; Cabinet Member Who Might Be Pro-Gay-ish; San Fran Stud Bar Safe For 2 Years

Gay Guy Reacts To Rejection Badly

This is about how one gay guy rejected another on a hook up app, and the guy who got rejected went berserk on the other guy.

But one guy took bitter rejection to a whole new level.

After rejecting a guy off OK Cupid, he responded by going totally defensive and ranting about the other guy.

It’s a bitter diatribe, in screen shots, you can find here. 

Kind of reminds me of an altercation I had on Facebook last week with some idiot (a gay guy) I didn’t know at all, and who wasn’t even a Facebook friend. I finally had to delete and block. Some people truly believe that because they are hiding behind the safety of a computer screen they can say or do anything they wish.

Cabinet Member Who Might Be Pro-Gay-ish

A guy named Rex Tillerson who is the CEO of a large oil company was recently named Secretary of State by President Elect Donald Trump. 

Tillerson is also the first member of the President-elect’s cabinet who may be considered to be somewhat in favor of LGBTI equality.

A long-time volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, Tillerson played a significant role in updating the organization’s views on including gay youth.

In 2013, the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Board decided to end its ban on gay scouts, although the ban on homosexual leaders and adults joining its ranks was upheld until 2015.

You can read the rest here. I know nothing about Tillerson, so the best I can do is go by what I’m reading in this article and hope it’s accurate. I do think that LGBT people want/need to hear something positive with regards to the Trump administration and LGBT equality.

San Fran Stud Bar Safe For 2 Years

With so many gay venues closing all over the world, and gay culture changing so rapidly, this is excellent news.

The collective of activists and cabaret artists that are battling to save San Francisco gay club The Stud, which has been running for 50 years, has announced that it has secured the venue’s future for at least the next couple of years.

However, after that time, they will be looking to find a new home for the bar.

There’s a lot more here. It’s actually a group of regular customers who are keeping it open. They’ll be holding some kind of crowdfunding with a $500,000 goal. If you’re inclined to donate, you can find the link with this article. I think you can buy T-shirts and tote bags, too. I actually want one of the T-shirts. I’ll post a pic if I can get one.

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