Gay Men Who Fled Chechnya
When I saw #HeterosexualPrideDay trending today on Twitter I had to wonder if any of those idiots even realize what’s been happening to gays in Chechnya. Aside from the obvious issues with #HeterosexualPrideDay, not to mention the misguided logic, I don’t see any heterosexual people being carried off to concentration camps in Chechnya…for just literally being heterosexual.
In late February or early March, Ali was in his apartment in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, when he got a phone call from a local police officer. “Get dressed, we have to take you in,” the man said. Ali took the sim card out of his cell phone, inserted it into a spare, blank phone, and hid his regular handset. By the time he was done, two police officers were knocking on the door. They put him in a car and drove to a nearby street, where two cars were waiting. The men put him in the back seat of one of the vehicles and got in with him.
Sense 8 Two Hour Finale
After getting a lot of negative response about canceling the TV show, Sense 8, Netflix announced today they will at least give the fans a two hour finale. It’s better than nothing. I loved that show.
Series co-creator Lana Wachowski also posted a letter online expressing gratitude to the fans who fought for the series to live on.
“The passionate letters, the petitions, the collective voice that rose up like the fist of Sun to fight for this show was beyond what anyone was expecting,” Wachowski said.
A Gay Couple HGTV Show About Property
I have to admit that I’ve backed off on almost all HGTV shows in the last few years because they always seem so disingenuous. There was that one show about rental income that was so off base and gave so much bad advice I couldn’t even get through the first ten minutes. And those two weird twin brothers creep me out.
If you DVR any HGTV show, you can’t get through a half hour show in less than 10 minutes by fast forwarding and not miss a thing.
With that said…
HGTV recently aired a pilot for a potential new show called Down to the Studs, which would star husbands PJ and Thomas; a couple that refer to themselves, somewhat artlessly though appropriately, as the “Property Lovers.”
Normally, a TV show like this would interest me…if it were done in a genuine way. Tony and I have always been involved in real estate…Tony even has a real estate license. We recently purchased, gutted, and renovated a rental property in Palm Springs, CA. We love doing it. However, we know the realities involved. Trust me you haven’t lived until you’ve had contractors gutting your bathroom with a jackhammer at 2 o’clock in the morning in order to stay on schedule.
Here’s more. And if you think I’m being critical, read the comments below this article.