The Great Gay Hook Up Drought of 2020
This is amusing. No one ever thought anything like this could ever happen. With so many gay men not out looking for sex thanks to COVID, comics are having a field day.
This is from a Youtube comic named Michael Henry.
His latest video, entitled ‘Quarantine D’, explores the fact some gay men are still hunting for dick, at a time when many others are choosing to abstain and not hook-up.
You can check out the video here. Cearly, a sign of these highly uncertain times.
Gay Mister Rogers Actor Can Finally Come Out
This is a story about one of the actors who worked with Mister Rogers on the infamous children’s TV show. His name is François S. Clemmons and he played Officer Clemmons as a recurring character on Mister Rogers.
Clemmons has a memoir out now and he’s talking openly about his life in many respects, including the fact that he’s gay.
For that time period, this is pretty typical. And sadly, in some cases it’s still typical today.
Rogers met Clemmons when he heard him sing at a church. Clemmons began appearing on Rogers’ show when he was a grad student at Carnegie Mellon. Rogers loved Clemmons as a friend and respected his talent. Yet, he was a product of his time. “If you’re gay, it doesn’t matter to me at all,” Rogers told Clemmons, “but if you’re going to be on the show … you can’t be out as gay.”
There’s more, here. This is another reason why it really irritates me when I see a straight white actor playing gay face.