Gay Baseball Player Who Was Raped; Anderson Cooper’s Mom’s Lesbian Affair; Lesbian Reporter Fired From Gay Publication

Gay Baseball Player Who Was Raped

Here’s a story about a coming out struggle, obstacles gay men growing up in rural places face, and a plot twist that turned into what only resembles most of our worst nightmares.

After driving for a while, the man “wrestled me out of the car. He sexually abused me. He drugged me. He raped me. He changed my life. It’s a struggle to just write a few lines about it, but it’s part of who I am now.”

Needless to say, the article continues with how this horrible thing set him back years.

You can read the rest here.

Anderson Cooper’s Mom’s Lesbian Affair

I went to Fairleigh Dickinson University in Florham Park NJ, which was one of the old Vanderbilt estates in the early part of the 20th century. It was magnificent…here’s a photo.  While I was there taking a fine arts course as an elective I met a few older students who were auditing courses, not matriculating. One of these older students claimed that when she was a child she knew Gloria Vanderbilt, as a child. The woman claimed her mother worked on the estate and she’d played with Vanderbilt in the summer months. I never knew how much of that was true, however, the entire campus was rich with Vanderbilt history. And, a lot of people don’t realize that Anderson Cooper’s mother is Gloria Vanderbilt.

In any event, this is interesting.

Anderson’s mother, Gloria Vanderbilt, made the revelation that when she was thirteen years old, she had what she calls a “lesbian relationship” with a fellow classmate at Miss Porter’s School, an all-girls’ boarding school in Connecticut (sounds expensive).

You can check that out here. 

Lesbian Reporter Fired From Gay Publication

This one is a little tricky because I think that if you’re working in the media and you’re trying to attract newer, younger readers, you have to keep up with technology and the times. And that includes all forms of social media, things like e-books, digital music, and basically every new change that happens each day. And sometimes these changes do happen daily. The changes that have happened within the LGBT community in the last five years are amazing alone. Gay bars are becoming extinct thanks to hook up apps.

With that said, I’m not trying to speculate or comment on this one and this has nothing to do with the woman they’re talking about in this article. For all I know she could be a tech genius tweeting at red lights like everyone else. However, I do know a lot of people over a certain age who have not embraced the most basic things younger people are doing nowadays…especially younger gay people. And by younger that could mean anyone under 60 years old. I have older friends who don’t even know what a DM is, which is fine for them because they’re not working in publishing or the media. They don’t need to know, unless, of course, they want to remain relevant. I know authors who brag about not having an iPhone and not knowing what texts are.   

In any event, a 66 year old lesbian reporter/journalist who has worked for LGBT Frontiers Magazine for many years was fired.

“Unfortunately, Karen fell where we realized we were moving toward a digital and millennial audience, and we wanted to give the generation of millennials a real shot at creating our content,” Blair told PressPassQ. “Karen did an incredible job and is very much missed. We would like to use her services in the future from time to time, if she would like to.”

The overall tone seems to suggest it was because of her age but being that I don’t know any of the details I obviously can’t comment specifically.   You can read the rest here

The comments are interesting. And frankly, I’m wondering how long any LGBT focused publication can remain relevant with younger gay people assimilating so much, not to mention technology. Back in the 90s I used to make a point of going to one of our local gay bars weekly just to pick up a print copy of the Philadelphia Gay News. It kept me informed; I loved the ads. I don’t think I’ve even seen a copy of that publication in the past ten years, thanks to the internet. When gay becomes so commonplace there are no more coming out stories, what will the gay media resemble? I don’t know.

But I do know everything changes.

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A Bionic Penis; The "Ideal" Penis; First American Penis Transplant

A Bionic Penis

I think this is an interesting story about science and technology with regard to sexuality and intimacy. It’s a good example of how something like this can change a man’s life completely.

Mohammed Abad’s story has captured the interest of the world.

The lovelorn security guard, who was fitted with a £70,000 eight-inch bionic penis in 2012, lost his virginity this year at the age of 44 with the help of a sex worker.

And while he would still like to find true love and eventually have children, he is delighted to evangelize about the ‘sexnology’ that has allowed him to feel like a man again.

You can read all the details at this link.  There’s actually a pretty good description detailing how all this works.

The “Ideal” Penis

I know this story isn’t exactly breaking science news, but I did pass up linking to a story about a Kardashian who has never seen a white penis, as if we care. So there’s that.

In any event, here’s a link to a video where porn stars talk about the ideal penis.

Sure, porn stars are forced to work with larger-than-average “talent” throughout their careers, but what do they do recreationally? Do they enjoy having giant bulldozers normally, or do they prefer to work with more manageable-sized man parts?

You can check that out here. I think this one is SFW.

First American Penis Transplant

On another note, here’s a link that’s far more serious and details an actual penis transplant. It’s really something that’s valid, both physically and emotionally,  and it shows how doctors deal with a devastating military case where the guy lost his penis in combat. I think things like this are relevant mostly because we don’t hear about them on the local six o’clock news. They’re all too busy putting a spin on politics…and fake-smiling too much.

This excerpt shows what I’m talking about…

Doctors will perform 60 such surgeries on combat veterans – and more than 60 additional men are already on the waitlist to have the procedure performed. Johns Hopkins will pay for the first surgery, which it estimates to cost between $200,000 and $400,000, and it has asked the government to chip in for subsequent operations. The Department of Veterans Affairs will pay for the cocktail of anti-rejection medicines the men must take once the surgery has been performed.

You can check that out at this link. It’s actually a detailed article that explains how the penis transplant works.

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Trans Woman Allegedly Assaulted In Stonewall; Elton John’s Body Guard Is Suing; Apology To Wentworth Miller For Fat Shaming

Trans Woman Allegedly Assaulted in Stonewall

This alleged assault happened recently in Stonewall, NYC’s historic gay bar, in a unisex bathroom. It’s interesting, especially as the controversy over unisex bathrooms continues to surface everywhere.

A man who claimed that he needed to wash his hands had barged in behind the victim, and then proceeded to grope and rape her, before fleeing the scene.

The victim left the bar afterwards, but returned an hour later.

After calling 911, she was taken to the nearby Lenox Hill Hospital for treatment.

The rest of the story is here. They have a photo of the alleged attacker on video surveillance. I didn’t even know there were cameras inside bathrooms.

Elton John’s Body Guard Is Suing

A guy who once worked as a body guard for Elton John is now suing John for alleged harassment and battery.

According to TMZ, Wenninger alleges John attempted to grab his genitals while in a car together and claimed he told him to ‘get your todger out’ and ‘say hello to Uncle Elton’.

In another incident, Wenninger also allegedly claimed he had his nipples twisted by the singer who told him: ‘You gorgeous thing you’.

And here’s the source to this one.  I have no comment.

Apology To Wentworth For Fat Shaming

The LAD Bible is a Twitter account, and that’s all I know about them. The LAD Bible tweeted a meme of Wentworth Miller in an attempt to fat shame him. Miller went on the defense and replied with an explanation as to why he’d gained so much weight…his mental health issues. And now the LAD Bible is apologizing to Miller for fat shaming him.
 
‘​We certainly didn’t want to cause you pain by reminding you of such a low point in your life. Causing distress and upset to innocent or vulnerable people is simply not acceptable.’

It continued: ‘We applaud your raw honesty and promise to now cover such matters in the responsible manner that our audience expects.

And there’s this story.  

I have a rule about shaming of any kind when it comes to physical appearance: don’t do it.  But I also believe that if you’re in the public eye, and you’ve put yourself there willingly, and you’re getting paid a lot of money to live a very privileged life, you take the good with the bad. 

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British Spy Outed By Wife; Rock Stars In Their Undies; 10 Sexiest Men In Underwear Movie Scenes

British Spy Outed By Wife

Gay news isn’t the novelty it once was, which is understandable, but there are still a lot of fascinating gay stories happening all the time. Like this one…

Hell hath no fury like a military wife scorned.

The spouse of a high-ranking British spy is pissed after learning her husband has been sneaking around with other men behind her back.

“When I found out what he had been doing my world fell apart,” the woman testified before a military divorce court last week.

Here’s the rest.  Now, that’s not surprising in a literal sense. But it is surprising that these stories are starting to surface in public more and more these days.

Rock Stars In Their Undies

In 1980 a photo book by Paula Yates was released that focused on rock stars in their underwear. It was titled, Rock Stars In Their Underpants.

Andy Warhol said this about it…

He dubbed it “the greatest work of art in the last decade,” and whether or not he was joking, Yates’ collection does offer an unguarded glimpse at the more vulnerable sides of some rock icons.

You can check out some of the photos here.

I think this proves that in some cases some people look better in clothes. But there is an artistic camp value to it.

Ten Sexiest Men In Underwear Scenes

Here’s a link that’s focused on the ten sexiest films scenes with men in underwear.

In honor of the cinematic sausage fest of the year, BlackBook looks back on 10 times boys in briefs stole the show. Feel free to bookmark this one and watch it over and over.

You can check them out here. One of them is Tom Cruise from the Risky Business scene where he’s dancing around in his underwear. I personally think that one is as hot today as it was back when the movie was first released.

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Gay and Disabled; A Gay Vocal Bottom; Clay Aiken On Anti-Gay Law

Gay and Disabled

It’s kind of a shame someone had to write an article like this in the first place, but I guess so many people can be insensitive it can’t be avoided. It’s a list of things you don’t say to a gay guy who is disabled, especially if you’re hooking up. 

Here’s one:

I’m so sorry! Is your disability curable?

What I want to say: Is your ablest ignorance curable? (OK, credit to my dear friend for that one.)

What I actually mean to say: I actually get asked this quite a bit. While I believe most people’s intentions are good, just… don’t. Please. Asking if my disability is curable is like me asking if your big sexy jawline is curable. It’s not, nor do I wish it were. Next question, please!
It’s really a very well done piece.  

A Gay Vocal Bottom

There is this popular romance book review web site out there that constantly criticizes erotic romance books for the kind of dialogue that’s often used during sex scenes in gay erotic romance. I think every gay erotic romance writer knows…or should know…there is a great deal of humor in sex scenes, however, there’s a huge difference between laughing with the characters and laughing at them. But this particular web site doesn’t “get” gay male romance either. Oh, they’ll straightsplain it, but they really don’t get it.

In any event, here’s a story about a guy who found out he was a gay vocal bottom through his, get this, girlfriend.

I’m not going to excerpt this one because it’s so graphic, but you can check it out here.
Clay Aiken On Anti-Gay Law
I don’t know much about politics or about Clay Aiken, but he seems to be vocal on political issues in the state where he lives, and I thought this was relevant. Ever since gay marriage was legalized by SCOTUS everyone seems to be under the misguided impression there’s nothing else to do for gays. 
So now Clay’s sent out a few tweets about HB2, the North Carolina bill that encourages people to discriminate and basically criminalizes peeing while trans. “Im as pissed abt in NC as anyone. But the number of people who are indignant abt it, yet who didn’t even vote in 2014 is more sickening,” he wrote.
Again, I’m not getting political with this one, but the article puts an unusual spin on Aiken’s statements. And in their misguided quest to prove a point, they wind up sounding as if they have a huge case of socialist butthurt combined with those proverbial sour gay left wing grapes.
You can read the rest here.   The comments are very good with this one. 
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Funny Huge Penis Stories; Huge Penis Implant; Huge Penis Made Him A Virgin

Funny Huge Penis Stories

Here’s an article from Men’s Health with a few funny, huge penis stories.

As a brand devoted to men and men’s interests, we try to provide you with the best and most extensive penis news coverage on the internet. If it happened to a wang, or effects your dingdong in some way, we’ll tell you about it.

You can check that out here.

This one is particularly amusing.

Like this guy, who for some reason decided to put his erect penis into a roll of Scotch tape and then, upon discovering that he couldn’t remove it, advertise this fact on 4chan, a social image bulletin board, in the hopes of getting some guidance on how to get the damn thing off.

Huge Penis Implant

I found this story in GQ and thought it was fairly interesting. An LA surgeon has invented a huge penis implant that is costly, but will almost double your size. It’s actually a very well written piece with comments from the doctor, and from people who are familiar with the final result.

Another guy, a 43-year-old mechanic from Arizona, told me he got an XL Penuma inserted two years ago because “I realized, well, nothing about me is average or normal, and I didn’t want my sexuality to be average or normal anymore.” After the surgery, he said, his boners increased from six and a half inches to eight and a half inches, and the Penuma “gave me this crazy amount of stamina. Like, I can go for two hours. And I have more control over my orgasms. I mean, I can be going like a Mack truck and still hold back.”

You can read the rest of this here. 

Huge Penis Made Him A Virgin

Here’s a link to one of those advice columns. This one is from the UK. Evidently, there is a guy there who is so large no woman wants to go near him.

 The closest a woman gets is putting a hand on it and once an escort lady refunded my money and left. Please help. It’s making me very unhappy.

There’s more here. 

Don’t worry. I don’t get this one either. Maybe he should at least consider a gay hook up. I doubt he’d remain a virgin for long.

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RuPaul Nails It On Straight Pop Culture; The Easter Bunny’s Chocolate Penis, and Peep Smut; James Franco In Rolling Stone

RuPaul Nails It On Straight Pop Culture

I often post about how straight pop culture shames or laughs at gay culture. I see it happen almost daily. They don’t always laugh with gay culture. They laugh at it. And that’s the problem. You never see gay people joke around about Jimmy Fallon and that perpetual shit eating grin on his face. God forbid a gay person should do that. But it’s okay for straight pop culture to shame gays.

Well, Ru Paul decided to speak up about it.

‘Regular, straight pop culture has liberally lifted things from gay culture as long as I can remember. And that’s fine, because guess what? We have so much more where that comes from. Take it!’

They talk so much about acceptance now today and it’s like, yes, but trust me — I’m old and I know this shit — it’s superficial. Because as soon as the lights go out, you’ll see how advanced people’s thinking is. This so-called “Will & Grace acceptance” era is just people fucking posing. Things haven’t changed that much. You see it in politics right now — that’s the fucking truth of people. And you know, people will have you think, “Oh, we’re fashion. We’re gay. That’s my gay over there!” It’s like, no. We’re still a very, very, very primitive culture.’

You can read the rest here. RuPaul so freaking nailed this one I don’t have anything else to say.

The Easter Bunny’s Chocolate Penis, and Peep Smut

I remember there used to be a candy store in New York that sold erotic candy. I can’t remember the name and I’m not even sure if it’s still there. But this link reminded me of them.

It’s a web site called Chocolate Fantasies, and it is focused on all kinds of erotic chocolate designs. I wish I could share a photo, but the best I can do it offer the link.  

They have one design with a chocolate Easter Bunny that has a chocolate penis. 

And, there’s a ‘thing’ out there called “Peep Smut,” which I believe is erotic fanfic about Peeps. I can’t go into detail about that here on the blog, but you can check out this short Peep Smut here.

James Franco In Rolling Stone

James Franco is at it again, and this time in an interview with Rolling Stone. It seems that all those gay boy stories about him, and all the appropriation and gay bait articles, actually help him when he’s dating women.

Hollywood heartthrob James Franco has revealed what makes him obsessed with telling gay stories and playing gay roles and how the gay rumors that fly around him as a result are actually helpful when he’s dating women in a long form interview with Rolling Stone magazine.
The interview explores what it calls Franco’s ‘artistic preoccupation’ with homosexuality both in the films he makes himself and the roles he chooses to play in other people’s projects.

The rest of this buttsmoke is here.

It’s also another good example of straight pop culture lifting from gay culture. The good thing is that there are only two comments. I don’t think you could drag me into a James Franco movie again.

 
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Investigating Penis Sizes; Males Have 11 Erections A Day; Mr. Gay Competition Muslim Finalist

Investigating Penis Sizes

This link is definitely NSFW, however, it’s actually fairly on target. And it’s not porn, or at least I wouldn’t consider it porn. I think it’s more of a psychology piece. There are photos.

It really is an in-depth investigation about penises.

In truth, my fascination is less about penises themselves and more about the disjunct between what they are—dangling, fleshy, easily agitated protuberances—and what they are asked to represent: authority, virility, power. They are masculinity’s synecdoche, and rather an odd choice.

You can read the rest here.

 Males Have 11 Erections A Day

This article was linked with the one above…in case you didn’t bother to click…and I thought it was worth mentioning separately. I didn’t know this. And I think this one is SFW.

The average man has about 11 erections each day and several more at night.

But these erections don’t always happen because a man is sexually excited. Sometimes, there is no sexual stimulus at all.

For example, many men wake up with an erection. These morning erections are usually the last of a series of 3 to 5 erections that happen during the night (nocturnal penile tumescence). Each erection usually lasts for about 25 – 35 minutes.

There’s more here. 

Overall, the entire site is fascinating, and it’s more clinical than anything else. You can learn a great deal there. The part about reflex erections was something I didn’t know about either.

Mr. Gay Competition Muslim Finalist

This entire article is conflicting because as far as I know being LGBT and Muslim don’t go hand in hand. In case you’re not familiar, here are a few facts. I no expert on religion, so I needed to read them, too.

Prejudice remains, both socially and legally, in much of the Islamic world against people who engage in homosexual acts.

You can read more about LGBT in Islam here. 

In any event, they’ve chosen a practicing Muslim for the Mr. Gay Competition, and again, I find so much of the entire article conflicting.

“I want to show that 2016 should be a feasible year for the existence of different cultures, including Islam, in order to all live in peace. It should be feasible for everyone to accept people as they are,” he said in an interview. That’s a nice sentiment, but he has his work cut out for him when it comes to showing people what it means to be Muslim and openly gay.

He has his work cut out for him in a lot of different aspects.

My one big question is why does his religion even matter in this competition? We don’t ask about the religions of other guys in the competition so why should he be singled out? The article even mentions this:

There’s no word on the religion, if any, of the other contestants.

You can read more about this here. 

 
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Steve Grand’s Pride Source Interview; Gay Men Are the New Oppressors? Are Gays Getting Paid Less?

Steve Grand’s Pride Source Interview

In truth, I have cut back on posting about Steve Grand here on this blog for a few reasons, one of which is I’m not sure what kind of image he’s trying to promote anymore and I’d rather not comment on it until I figure it out. I don’t know how else to put that. Grand is young. He’s doing it alone. Give him a break.

No one’s expecting scholarly insight from a guy who regularly uses the hashtags “muscle”, “thirsttrap”, “masc4masc”, and “guysintights”, but when Grand lamented to US LGBTQI website PrideSource this week that he was misunderstood by people, there was a general air of cynicism.

“I just know people have really, really low expectations of me and that’s what the Internet does,” Grand said.

“I’m such an easy person to target. Young, good-looking, white, gay men – we love to hate those people. But there’s been a real person there the whole time.”

The article devolves from there, and I think it’s unfair to Grand and to the millions of fans that support him. Again, he’s young.  You can check that out here.  

Gay Men Are the New Oppressors?

This is rich. According to this article, The National Union of Students think gay men aren’t sufficiently oppressed anymore.

The NUS has decreed that homosexual men are not downtrodden enough to merit their own place on the representative student body and has, instead, accused them of exhibiting “oppressive behaviour.”

This is coming from the UK, but I have no doubt we’ll hear about it in the US, too.

You can check out the rest here. I don’t think I even need to comment on the left wing idiocy of this one.

There’s another related article here, and this one talks about how the NUS is against clapping. Yes. Clapping…as in applauding. And that is all you need to know about that group 🙂

Are Gays Getting Paid Less?

I think it’s been established, without dispute, that there are big differences with regard to gender and pay. This next article talks about sexual orientation and pay.

Until recently, little information was available on how sexual orientation factored into people’s work experiences. The availability of new data has allowed researchers to explore whether labor market opportunities and rewards are also stratified by sexual orientation.

To date, studies have found that gay men earn less than heterosexual men, and lesbians earn more than heterosexual women—but still less than all men.

I wonder how the NUS feels about this. You can read the rest here. It’s an interesting piece for many reasons.  I think my biggest question here is how do they know? Are these gay people walking around with name tags or something that say they are gay?

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