Photo Series: Men In Their Underpants; "Queer Films Should Be Made by Queer People" Chloe Moretz; People Mock Hugging Baseball Players

Photo Series: Men In Their Underpants

I once worked for an editor at a gay press that sent out a mass e-mail telling his authors that he didn’t want any stories or books with the word “underpants.” He preferred “underwear.” I thought that was a little silly at the time, and I thought that editor was an idiot. But I didn’t use that word again for a while.

In any event, photos of men in their underpants is gay culture, too.  (Smile)

To celebrate its three year anniversary, Elska Magazine, the popular indie queer publication, has embarked on a photo series of herculean proportions.

In each new issue, the magazine is traveling to a different city around the globe–from NYC to Helsinki, Reykjavik to Los Angeles, London to Tel Aviv–to feature sexy queer guys of all races, ages, body types, and backgrounds.

Here’s the rest.  Take your time while you’re there. 

“Queer Films Should Be Made by Queer People” Chloe Moretz

I knew we’d be seeing more about this topic, especially after what happened with Scarlett Johansson  backing out of playing a trans character because of so much backlash. And it’s interesting to note that younger queer people are the ones bringing this topic up now. 

When you’re talking about marginalized groups of people I think it makes a difference. In other words, the gay literature of the late great black, poor, and gay author, James Baldwin, would never have been as excellent as it was if it had been written by a straight white person.  

But there’s a catch to this one, which Moretz fails to notice. I know I would get slammed if I tried to write gay feminist fiction. But I would never do that. 

Chloe Moretz, the star of upcoming gay conversion therapy drama The Miseducation of Cameron Post, has said that “queer films should be made be queer people” while discussing rival release, Boy, Erased.

Moretz pointed out that her film was directed by a bisexual woman—Desiree Akhavan—while Boy, Erased is directed and written by Hollywood star Joel Edgerton. (The movie is, however, based on the memoirs of a gay man, Garrard Conley, who was forced to undergo ‘cure’ therapy as a teenager.)

Here’s more. Notice how the film is based on gay culture, but it’s being directed by a bisexual woman. So, I see this debate continuing for a long, long time. 

People Mock Hugging Baseball Players

Unfortunately, this is pretty typical on straight Twitter. And Twitter is a heteronormative environment. Straight people rule Twitter and they always have. Even the people who say they support LGBT people insult them without even knowing they’re doing it. I see it every single day. 

People on the internet decided to get homophobic very quickly when two professional baseball players affectionately hugged during a game.
Video caught Atlanta Braves players Ozzie Albies and Ronald Acuna Jr. in an embrace in the dugout during a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. It quickly went viral and people naturally gave their opinions, wanted or not.

Here’s more. 

Gayest Palm Springs Thanksgiving With the In-laws by [Field, Ryan]

In Their Prime by Ryan Field

In print or e-book

A PG Rated Gay Romance

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