Adam Joseph Out.com; Johnny Depp Playing Jack Sparrow As Gay; Nick Jonas Being Gay Coy

Adam Joseph Out.com

I know those of you in other parts of the world won’t know who Adam Joseph is. For that matter, most people in the US don’t know. However, I’m posting this for a specific reason. Adam Joseph is a local Philadelphia weatherperson with an ABC affiliate that I’m familiar with because I live in New Hope, Bucks County, and he was recently mentioned at Out.com.

Meteorologist Adam Joseph made Philadelphia history in August 2014, when he became the city’s first major on-air news personality to come out publicly. But the subsequent 15 months are what have proved truly groundbreaking for Joseph, as he and his partner, Karl, have watched their son, Jacob, grow and thrive. 

I forget how long Joseph was doing the weather here before he actually came out in public. It was a while. It seems as if he’s been around for a long time. But I think things like this are significant because he and his small family are part of the more silent people within the LGBT+ community I’m always harping about on this blog. They’re just living their lives like millions of other people all over the world.

One of the anchor people at the same TV station where Joseph works,  Brian Taff, posted a long status update on Facebook. It turned out to be more of a tribute to him of sorts. 

Here’s a part of it: 


Proud of you, bud. Thanks for teaching all of us — me included — that the best version of yourself is the most authentic version, and that all of us should be the person who can make ourselves smile.

You can read more in Out.com here.

Johnny Depp Playing Jack Sparrow As Gay

This one is a little hard to parse at first, and I love it. Johnny Depp claims he not only played the character Jack Sparrow as gay…but all of his characters are gay.

‘It trickled back to me somehow that, “Goddammit, Johnny Depp’s ruining the film! What is that thing? Is it drunk, is it gay?’ Depp said.

He said he was called in to meet with someone at the ‘upper echelon of the studio’ to explain his acting choices.

‘What the fuck are you doing?’ he remembered the executive saying. ‘When they asked if it was gay, I said: “Did you know all my characters are gay?”

It’s not often an article actually leaves me speechless. Half the time I have too much to say and the other half I spend self-censoring so I don’t insult anyone in this highly PC world we’re living in.

This time I’ve got nothing to add. 

But I think I like Johnny Depp a whole lot more now.

Here’s the rest of it.

Nick Jonas Being Gay Coy

You know, there are some things in life you take seriously and some you don’t. This one you don’t. I don’t even think Nick Jonas takes it very seriously.

Jonas, “the actor-singer,” who plays gayface on some TV show I’ve never seen was recently asked if he’s been with men. It really was a stupid question and I don’t get the obsession with Jonas. 

Jonas replied: ‘I can’t say if I have or haven’t, but if you watch (Kingdom) you’ll see more of that.’
The young performer has openly been courting his gay fans in recent years including making live appearances at gay clubs and, on occasion, taking his shirt off.

As a result, some have accused Jonas of gay baiting.

‘In every situation when there’s an opportunity to be negative some people find the need to be,’ he says of the criticism.

You can check out the comments, here. 

One comment will definitely make you smile.

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Channing Tatum Gay Baiting? Adam Joseph Gay Weatherman; Dan Osborne’s Bulge

Channing Tatum Gay Baiting?

Whether you prefer to call it gay baiting or queer baiting it’s all basically the same thing. It’s when they take two straight guys and put them in homoerotic situations, but never actually follow through with anything gay. The most interesting part about this, for me anyway, is that it actually does boost attention and interest. And when it happens on TV it usually boosts ratings for TV shows that would otherwise tank hugely.

In this link about Channing Tatum and Bear Grylls working together on Grylls’ TV show, Running Wild with Bear Grylls, they make some interesting comments about previous shows.

Bear Grylls is bound to have the highest ratings in primetime if he keeps this up.

The 40-year-old adventure show host made love to America’s television sets two weeks ago when he convinced Zac Efron to remove his shirt before strapping their half-naked bodies together. The pair rappelled down a jagged cliff into a body of water for some of the most homoerotic Sean Cody-esque programming we’ve ever seen.

Sean Cody produces adult all male entertainment films. You can find out more about that with a simple search.

Is this kind of entertainment exploitation? I’m not sure yet because I haven’t seen the show (I will). I know a lot of you are probably thinking I’m talking about something harmless now. Or, I’m being too sensitive. But I also know we’re not supposed to race bait, and I agree with that. And if I were a straight actor nowadays I’d watch out for this kind of trap. It just might stick with you. Oh, it’s funny and amusing to see “that gay shit” and some will be entertained and others will be quietly turned on. But at what expense down the line?

You can read more here.

Adam Joseph Gay Weatherman

When I spotted this story on social media this week I wasn’t going to post about it because I thought it was too localized to the Philadelphia region where I live. But now that I can link to it on a global level I think many will find it interesting. I also think the back story about Adam Joseph as a gay man is mentionable.

First, the Philadelphia local news market is a very family orientated business in the sense that most of us who’ve lived here and grown up here for most of our lives think of local news personalities as friends…or at least comfort zones. You don’t normally see local news personalities coming and going around here. When they get a job at a TV station they usually stick with it for life.

And openly gay weatherman, Adam Joseph, is one of them. He’s been doing the local weather report for an ABC affiliate station for as long as I can recall. Before him, I could tell you who did the weather, too. They really do stick with these jobs for life. In any event, Joseph recently came out in public, with a story about his husband and his newborn baby. For those of us who live in the Philadelphia area and who are gay, this wasn’t a huge surprise. The baby was, but not the gay part. 

Adam Joseph, the hunky meteorologist at 6ABC in Philadelphia, has grown his fan base by tenfold this week after coming out as a partnered gay man and beaming new father in one adorable Facebook post.

Reporting live from the hospital where they first held their newborn baby boy, Joseph says the couple is “ready to spoil him with unconditional love”:
As I said, this was no surprise to people who are gay in the Philadelphia region. You can read more here. I could post links that talk about Joseph being gay prior to his announcement. I’ve seen a few snarky articles. But I won’t because it doesn’t really matter now. I’m glad he came out and I hope he and his family live happily ever after.

In a way, I find this a little bittersweet, especially since so much is changing. We all knew it but wouldn’t say it aloud. I even feel guilty mentioning the earlier forum links and I know intellectually I shouldn’t feel that way. But when you’re raised to believe gay and shame are synonymous it’s a difficult habit to break…even for me.
 

Dan Osborne’s Bulge
In a much lighter story, this link will take you to Dan Osborne’s bulge. Or maybe it’s his VPL…his visible penis line. I’m never sure these days anymore. All I know is there’s a photo of him and his junk is ready to fall out of his pants.
British reality hunk Dan Osborne attended the premiere of The Expendables 3 in London Monday night, where he decided to walk the red carpet with a massive and obvious bulge, an entity large enough to qualify as his +1.
The photos below were shared on Twitter by an Irish fan last night, and then dutifully reported by our friends at Attitude. Next month, Dan will join them as the magazine’s new official fitness guru.
You can read more here, and see what has so many people talking. Maybe there’s a thing called Penis Baiting (smile).
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