Sexy Abe Lincoln Statue Goes Viral; Jewish Agency Assists Gay Employees With Surrogacy; Staten Island Pols Boycott St. Patrick’s Day Parade for Gay Exclusion; Pretty Man by Ryan Field

Sexy Abe Lincoln Statue Goes Viral

I saw this trending on Twitter late last night and I didn’t realize it was making headlines.

There’s a new statue of Abraham Lincoln that stands 8 feet tall, but this artistic interpretation, unlike others, is a hot young Lincoln without a shirt. The people I saw tweeting about it last night were losing their minds. They love it.

The statue also inspired a bit of detective work, with internet sleuths digging up an interview with the statue’s sculptor James Lee Hansen talking about his motives for sculpting Abe shirtless. 

Here’s a link to the article and a photo of the statue. It’s not just any shirtless statue. It’s very homoerotic. There has been speculation about Lincoln’s sexuality in the past.

Jewish Agency Assists Gay Employees With Surrogacy

They’re calling this a landmark move, and rightly so. It’s the first public institution in Israel to do anything like this. Surrogacy services are prohibited for gay male couples in Israel, however, this agency in Israel is offering gay couples $11,000 loans to cover costs to go abroad for surrogacy services. 

In providing this benefit, he said, the Jewish Agency was “recognizing the right of every man or woman to actualize his or her wish to be parents and to raise a family, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.”

Here’s a link to the rest. There’s more detail about surrogacy in Israel.

Staten Island Pols Boycott St. Patrick’s Day Parade for Gay Exclusion

Here’s something that’s bringing some Republican and Democrat politicians together on Staten Island. The Republican borough president, James Oddo, and Democrat Rep., Max Rose, are boycotting the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. And good for them.

It’s “Erin go boycott” on Staten Island as some of the borough’s top pols plan to sit out the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade Sunday to protest organizers’ refusal to let a gay-rights group march.

Here’s the link. Frankly, I can’t believe I’m STILL reading about these people excluding gay people from the St. Patrick’s Day parade in NY.

Reader Reviews: “Ryan Field has another winner with Pretty Man, a gay take on the Julia Roberts movie.”

Pretty Man by [Field, Ryan ]

Roland Marcus—rich, handsome and pushing 40—is still not over the fact that his 20-year relationship has ended, and desperately needs someone to distract him while he attends a bevvy of charity events in New York. With all eyes upon him, including his ex’s (who left him for a younger man), Roland accidentally bumps into a hot young guy in a used book store…a strapping male hustler whom he decides to hire for one week to accompany him to his social events. He offers him $5,000, with no strings attached, to just stand by his side and look pretty. 

Josh Holden, a young guy who is helping to support his son and saving money to buy a business with his best friend and ex-wife, is only too happy to escort Roland anywhere he wants to go that week. And he’s not doing it just for the money…

Roland learns in less than a week’s time that his future can still hold both earth-shattering sex and a love of real substance. 

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