Newspaper Removes Gay Husband From Obituary; Love, Simon Star Keiynan Lonsdale On Coming Out; A Tool To See Who Blocked You On Grindr

Newspaper Removes Gay Husband From Obituary

I’ve seen gay couples deal with obituaries many different ways in my lifetime. Older gay couples typically mentioned a “husband” as “a lifelong friend,” or something along those lines. Something tasteful and safe…something that wouldn’t offend people. Up until recently I rarely ever saw “husband” ( or “wife”) actually used in obituaries for older gay couples. That’s because discretion was always the most important thing to these people. And also because we weren’t allow the freedom to do this, legally.

Many never even admitted they were long term relationships, at least not aloud. This topic with regard to gay couples could be a series of posts, however, I’ll stick to this one story for now because it’s so awful. In this case the newspaper totally removed the husband from the obituary of the other guy’s mother.

A newspaper has defended censoring a grieving man’s husband from his mother’s obituary.
Barry Gilles and John Gambill have been married for 31 years.
Gilles’ mother, Brenda Light, had an obituary published in The Olton Enterprise, Texas, following her passing in February aged 77.
When my mom and dad passed in 2015 and 2016, I wrote the obituaries myself and I added Tony as my husband, without apology or shame. And I knew my parents would have wanted it that way. But not everyone’s that lucky.

Love, Simon Star Keiynan Lonsdale On Coming Out
Now here’s a good example of how much has changed in the last few years. In case you don’t know, Love, Simon is a new gay film that’s getting excellent reviews from gay people, not the straight, fake, fixed Hollywood publicity machine like with Call Me By Your Name. From what I’m seeing and hearing, Love, Simon is an authentic gay film. 
Actor Keiynan Lonsdale has spoken about coming out to his Love, Simon co-stars and crew.
Lonsdale stars in the romcom as school jock Abraham Greenfeld, otherwise known as Bram.
The 27-year-old came out as LGBTI in May 2017, a few weeks after filming for Love, Simon finished.
I’ve heard wonderful things about this film and I can’t wait to see it. 
A Tool To See Who Blocked You On Grindr
Here’s a story from hook up app culture. For the life of me I don’t know why anyone would care about who blocked them on Grindr. It’s Grindr. Think about that. 
Introducing C*ckblocked, a new online tool that allows Grindr users to see everyone who has blocked them. It was developed by Trever Faden, a tech professional from Washington, D.C.
I guess I’m missing something. I don’t even care who blocks me on social media, let alone a hook up app. 
Kendle’s Fire
A PG Rated Gay Romance

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