Month: September 2017

Hugh Hefner Buried Near Marilyn Monroe; Brett Everett’s Selling Underwear; Homophobic Abuse For Gay Dads In McCain Chips Ad

Hugh Hefner Buried Near Marilyn Monroe

I didn’t know this until today. Evidently, Hugh Hefner bought a cemetery plot next to Marilyn Monroe’s grave, and he’s going to be buried there. But there have been mixed reactions to this news.

But not everyone regards Hefner’s burial next to his first cover girl as sweet. While some Twitter users deemed it “the most badass thing” and “the right thing to do,” others have called have called it creepy and exploitative.

Here’s more. I really don’t have any strong opinion on this one. They were both two very high profile people who usually knew exactly what they were doing when it came to promoting themselves. And they were both good (genius) at what they did. But it is interesting to note that Hefner supposedly never even met Marilyn.

Brett Everett’s Selling Underwear

Here’s another story about a porn actor who is starting a Go Fund Me page, and this time it’s so he can launch a new line of underwear.

Germain has set up a GoFundMe to get his dream underwear business off the ground, and, well, it could be going better.

His goal is currently set at $20K, and with a total of $390 at the time of this posting, his fundraising pot has barely begun to stretch its elastic waistband.

You can check that out here.

Homophobic Abuse For Gay Dads In McCain Chips Ad

For those of you who think everything is so wonderful for gay people these days, I hope you take the time to read this.

A gay family will no longer appear in a new shorter advertisement for McCain chips after hateful social media backlash.
The gay couple, Lee and Mat Samuels-Camozzi, said they’ve been called perverts, ‘sick’ and pedophiles.

Here’s the rest.   

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Old Time Gay Adult Theater Pops Up In Times Square This Weekend: "Gaiety"; The Bare All Warwick Rowers 2018; Reviews For Will and Grace

Old Time Gay Adult Theater Pops Up In Times Square This Weekend: Gaiety

I never went to any of these places, but I do remember as a kid walking through the old Times Square and seeing a lot of these places. My little gay eyes were all over the place. That was before gentrification started and Times Square wasn’t like a white-washed Disney movie.

And, this is part of gay culture, too. A huge part of gay culture that sometimes I’m sorry I missed. From what I gather, this event is some kind of exhibition of pre-VHS porn flicks for gay men and women.

“You walked in,” Dirty Looks founder Bradford Nordeen tells Art News. “There was no listing of what title was being shown. You just saw what was playing.”

The project aspires to recreate a social space that’s steadily disappearing from major cities, alongside bathhouses and gayborhoods. Nordeen believes these places had major cultural significance, seeing as porno films featured some of the very first examples of queer representation.

There’s a lot more here.  Now THAT’S how you make America Gay Again. (smile)

The Bare All Warwick Rowers 2018

It just wouldn’t feel right somehow if I didn’t post about the Warwick Rowers every year. They’ve become an institution of sorts.

Since 2009, these bohunks have gleefully doffed their clothes each year to engage in all sorts of self-consciously free-spirited antics — and raise thousands of dollars for charity, too.

There’s more here, with some great pics of good looking guys. 

Reviews For Will and Grace

I can’t offer any reviews because I didn’t watch Will and Grace that much when it first aired on TV. And frankly, I’m not too fond of revisiting the 90s, with things like DADT and DOMA. So I don’t plan to watch the remake.

But other people did watch, and there are quite a few reviews out. Most of the reviews seem to agree. Here’s one from the NYT.

The premiere episode strains the hardest for relevance. Grace, an interior designer, considers a gig renovating the Trump White House. (Karen, of course, is pals with Donald and Melania.)

Here’s the link. 

One of the most popular comments I’ve seen on social media is that the Will and Grace remake is too political, and people don’t want that kind of politics. People seem to want to be entertained sometimes, too. Fancy that.

I think I’ll stick to watching fresh new TV with LGBTQ content like Transparent. You can’t go wrong with Transparent.

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"Drag Race" William’s Transphobic Rant; FDNY: He’s Too Old To Be A Firefighter; Jane Fonda Has More To Say About Megyn Kelly

“Drag Race” William’s Transphobic Rant

It almost seems to me as if everyone’s starting to turn on everyone these days. And I’m really not quite sure why that is. But it’s been happening everywhere I go lately. 

Willam Belli somehow managed to fit his entire 6-inch stiletto — foot still tightly encased within — in her mouth by making repeated comments that are at best ignorant and at worst grossly transphobic.

Here’s the rest

FDNY: He’s Too Old To Be A Firefighter

I know there have always been rules and regulations when it comes to being a firefighter or even a police officer. And they can be strict. But I didn’t know that the FDNY was this strict, so this is news to me.

According to this article, 29 years old is the cut off point. And I did check that out and it is true.

This guy was allegedly turned down because of his age.

“At 30 years old, I’m in the best physical shape of my life,” Becerra, a well-proportioned personal trainer, tells The New York Post

Here’s the rest. They claim that Los Angeles and Philadelphia don’t have any age restrictions.

Jane Fonda Has More To Say About Megyn Kelly

I posted yesterday about the way Jane Fonda shot Megyn Kelly down when Kelly started asking Fonda questions about plastic surgery. Fonda was on Kelly’s show to promote a new film she’s in. Now Fonda has more to say about her interview with Kelly.

“Given the fact that we don’t have a lot of time and Bob is right here, it’s a weird thing to bring up–whether I’ve had plastic surgery or not,” Fonda said. “I have and I’ve talked about it. Seemed like the wrong time and place to ask that question.

Here’s the link

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Erik McCormack Thinks "Will and Grace" Is Why Gay Marriage Passed; Jane Fonda Snaps At Megyn Kelly; Jared Kushner Registered To Vote As A Woman

Erik McCormack Thinks “Will and Grace” Is Why Gay Marriage Passed

This is one of those things I wish I could unread. And, this is why I never did watch, and never will watch, Will and Grace.

If you’re looking for a good spin on gay culture and gay history, check this one out. It’s real gem…

“We snuck in. We were in your living room every week and, ‘Isn’t that one so funny?’ and ‘I like him.’ Old women that had never met a gay man in their life were like, ‘I hope Will finds a nice boy.’
It permeated American culture slowly but surely, and all the more reason that we have to come back and remind people that that’s why we got where we got — that’s why we got to a place where gay marriage was passed, that marriage equality was passed as a right in 50 states.”
Here’s the rest. There are comments. 
It’s interesting, because I thought people like Judge Jones passed gay marriage here in PA, before the big SCOTUS ruling. I thought it was Vermont Supreme Court Justice, Beth Robinson, who married Tony and me a few years ago, who helped legalize same sex marriage. I guess I was wrong. Now I know it was all about Will and Grace.  

Jane Fonda Snaps At Megyn Kelly

For some odd reason, they booked Jane Fonda on the Megyn Kelly show so Fonda could promote a new film, and Kelly started pressing Fonda for information about what kind of plastic surgery procedures she’s had done. Evidently, Fonda wasn’t amused, and rightly so.

“We really want to talk about that now?” Fonda sniped, looking genuinely perplexed.

There’s more here.

And for those of you you don’t like Jane Fonda, calm yourselves. A lot of people feel the same way about Megyn Kelly, so it all works out to be an even draw.

Jared Kushner Registered to Vote As A Woman

I don’t know what to make of this one, so no comments from me.

The senior advisor to the president of the United States, the man who has been tasked with brokering peace in the Middle East, is somehow registered to vote as a female.

Yes, the records of the New York State Board of Elections indicate Jared Corey Kushner as a registered female voter since 2009, Wired first reported.

Here’s the link.

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Trans Man Accused of Stealing Sausage; Megyn Kelly’s Lame Gay Joke; Hugh Jackman Supporting Marriage Equality In Australia

Trans Man Accused of Stealing Sausage

A trans man was accused of stealing a sausage in a New Jersey store, because store security thought the bulge in his pants was too big.

Store manager Elvis Rodriguez said that a security guard thought he saw a sausage in Pagan’s pants and wanted to search him. Pagan told the security guard that what was in his pants was private, but the guard insisted on searching him and called the police for a female officer to conduct the search.

Here’s the rest. The trans man became litigious, and rightly so.

Megyn Kelly’s Lame Gay Joke

Of course it’s only my opinion, but I will never understand why Megyn Kelly has her own TV show. What’s even more confusing is that the lame gay joke she made was during her pilot show, with the stars of Will and Grace. Why would the stars of Will and Grace even go near Megyn Kelly? What marketing genius arranged that booking? Maybe they’re trying to guide Kelly away from her FOX news roots and they’re exploiting the gay angle to make her look better? You can’t help but wonder.

In any event…

Turner, a lawyer, excitedly jumped up from his seat in the audience. After he had finished hugging each of the cast members, Kelly proceeded to interview him. Her first (and only) question was: “Is it true that you became a lawyer, and became gay, because of Will?”

Here’s the rest. There’s more, and what she said only gets worse.

Hugh Jackman Supporting Marriage Equality In Australia

Here’s more about the ongoing fight to legalize same sex marriage in Australia. This time Hugh Jackman just offered his support.

Jackman tweeted that he and his wife Deborah Lee Furness will vote ‘yes’ in Australia’s postal survey on marriage equality.
‘We believe all Australians deserve to be treated equally under the law (sic) That’s why Deb & I are voting YES  and !’ the Wolverine star tweeted.

You can read more here.  I’m really curious to see how this voting/survey thing turns out. I’m hoping for the best for LGBT people in Australia.

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Dynasty’s Gordon Thomson Comes Out; Gay Landlord Who Had Sex In Tenant’s Bed; Hot Guys Sending Books To Hurricane Kids;

Dynasty’s Gordon Thomson Comes Out

Whenever I read things like this I can’t help but think about how bittersweet it is. It’s wonderful that Gordon Thomson came out as gay recently, and so sad that he remained in the closet for so long. And you can’t blame him for remaining in the closet. He had his reasons. His generation of gay men didn’t just come out without carefully considering the consequences…legal and professional.

Even today, there are still consequences, especially with good looking male actors, and that caution is still there. And yet, with that said, I would guess that Thomson has lived a happy, fulfilled life for the most part. Those of you who aren’t gay will never fully understand that long before legalized gay marriage and assimilation, long before heteronormative Hollywood (and book publishing) started white-washing gay content, gay culture was always that one thing we had to depend on. In our own private closeted circles, it kept us well. For many it still does.

But I don’t want to digress, because this is uplifting. Thomson goes into more detail about why he didn’t come out sooner. If this one story alone doesn’t make you think twice, nothing else will. Especially for those of you who aren’t gay but think you know everything about gay men.

Thomson had wondered before we spoke whether his sexuality would come up in our conversation, and what he would say if it did. Would he shout “How dare you?” and “get on my high horse” and terminate the call, or—the unspoken alternative—would he finally say what he has not felt able to say all these years: that yes, he is gay.

Here’s the rest. It’s a very candid piece and Thomson even talks about some of the things that happened on Dynasty with the gay story line. You don’t want to miss this one.

Gay Landlord Who Had Sex In Tenant’s Bed

Here’s another update on the gay landlord who had sex in his tenant’s bed…while the tenant was out. But the clever tenant (who clearly took nothing for granted) caught it on a video security camera.

40-year-old Carlos Quijada-Lara of Colorado Springs, CO pleaded guilty to criminal trespassing and misdemeanor obscenity after a security camera captured him in the act.
He’ll be spending two years in jail.

There’s more here. 

Hot Guys Sending Books To Hurricane Kids

This is one of the best things I’ve seen all week online.

Though Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have passed, the clean up has only just begun. Now, one of our favorite Instagram pages, @HotDudesReading, is teaming up with the nonprofit First Book to send books to all the kids who have been impacted by the storms.

Check that out here…with a hot dude pic.

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Russians Go To Norway For Pride Parade; Comedian Lavell Crawford Says LGBT People Are Effing Weird; Instagram Studs Share Best Muscle Tips

Russians Go To Norway For Pride Parade

I hope I’m not offending anyone by saying, “Russians,” instead of, “Russian People.” You see, last week a transgender person left a comment on one of my posts and she told me that I had offended her because I had used the word, “transgenders,” instead of, “transgender people.” As always, my post was something that supports people who are transgender. So now I’m starting to wonder what’s safe to write. But this article I’m linking to used the word, “Russians,” in their title, so I think I’m safe and I don’t think I’m offending any Russians…or Russian People, if you will. I just wanted to clarify in case anyone else gets offended, which seems to be happening more and more these days.

In any event, here’s something a lot more serious to worry about. In order to celebrate Pride, Russian LGBT people have to cross the border to feel safe. I know things aren’t perfect in the US, especially right now, but at least we don’t have to leave the country to experience Pride events.

She was one of about 50 people from Russia, Belarus and Kazhakstan who joined the first ever pride parade in Kirkenes, Norway’s border town to Russia in the north. Valentina is psychologist and was the leader of “The house of Equality” project at Maximum, the group for support of LGBT community in Murmansk. Maximum was an NGO that closed down after being listed as “foreign agent” a few years ago.

There’s more here. There are a few photos and it looks like a very nice, positive event.

Comedian Lavell Crawford Says LGBT People Are Effing Weird

I don’t totally get this one. This guy’s dad is openly gay.

“No matter how much they’re getting accepted, it’s still f*cking weird,” he remarked. “Now they’re trying to get their own bathrooms and sh*t [even though] it’s still not the norm.”

Check out the rest here. He actually admits that after his dad came out he was worried he might turn gay, too.

Instagram Studs Share Best Muscle Tips

I don’t know about anyone else, but last week I had to stop following six different guys on Instagram because I got so tired of their endless half naked selfies in bathrooms, gyms, and wherever else it’s legal to take off their pants. That’s all I was seeing. You can ruin a good thing.

In any event, there’s this…

To help find out how some of our favorite Instagram studs maintain their muscular physiques, we asked them to share their best fitness tips. If you’re tired of hitting the gym and not seeing the results you want, check out the advice below.

You can read this one here.  Some of the advice isn’t bad, especially if you’re having issues. I’ve learned more from things like this about working out than I ever learned from personal trainers.

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