Category: Call It By Its Name: US Senator Sentenced

Call It By Its Name: US Senator Sentenced, For Sex With 17 Year Old Boy; Grinder Deals with Racism Again; Kirstie Alley, and John Travolta’s Gay Rumors

Call It By Its Name: US Senator Sentenced, For Sex With 17 Year Old Boy

This is wrong, on all levels. Just plain wrong. There’s no way to logically justify sex with a 17 year old boy.

Shortey was caught with a 17-year-old male teen in a motel last March. An investigation revealed Shortey offered the boy, who he referred to as ‘baby boy’ in messages, money in exchange for ‘sexual stuff’.

Here’s the rest. There is no way to defend this kind of predatory behavior with a 17 year old either.


Grindr Deals with Racism Again

One of these days I’m going to have to get my own Grindr app to find out what’s going on over there. I’m totally clueless about Grindr.

This new initiative, known as “Kindr,” kicked off with the first in a series of videos this week. In it, former Queer Eye host Jai Rodriguez leads a chorus of Grindr users describing the racist or shaming rhetoric they’ve encountered while using the app.

Here’s more. I don’t understand the shaming or the racism. They’re supposed to be hooking up with people, not tearing them down.


Kirstie Alley, and John Travolta’s Gay Rumors

I’ve seen this trending all week and it’s been bothering me. Whenever someone…anyone…has to shout out that someone else is NOT gay in a defensive way, they are feeding into the mind set that there’s something wrong with being gay in the first place. They’re promoting shame. 

With that said, this is really odd. 

“No I don’t [think he is gay]. I mean, I know him pretty well — and I know the love…” she said before opening up about how the two fell in love but were never physical, as she would never cheat on her then-husband Parker Stevenson, whom she divorced in 1997.

Here’s more. And for those of you who say, “it shouldn’t matter,” or, “it doesn’t matter,” let me explain something simple to you. In a perfect world that would work just fine. But we’re not living in a perfect world without labels, and the odds are we probably never will. 



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