Category: Certain Stories of Gay Life

Yusaf Mack Book: Gay Porn ; Gay Issues, Girl Scouts, and Philanthropy; Certain Stories of Gay Life Global

Yusaf Mack Book: Gay Porn Scandal

There’s a boxer named Yusaf Mack who’s in this firestorm about allegedly making a gay porn film, but claims he can’t remember anything….because he says he was drugged. 

Mack, a boxer out of Philly, made headlines last week when he accused producers of drugging him with a mysterious pill and a shot of vodka. He reached out to us through a crisis manager, saying he had more to say about what went down. 

The weird thing is that even though Mack says he can’t remember a thing he’s still going to write a book about shooting the film. The film producers deny they drugged him, they claim he knew it was gay porn, and they might wind up suing.

You can read the rest here at TMZ. There’s a photo of Mack without his shirt.

Gay Issues, Girl Scouts, and Philanthropy

Here’s a piece that discusses the Girl Scouts, transgender inclusion, and how people donate money in large sums…with certain stipulations. Evidently, one huge donor wanted a promise that her money would never be used to help support trans issues and if she couldn’t get that promise she wanted her money back.

“I will characterize the letter as saying essentially that they had seen news coverage of the Girl Scouts allowing transgender girls to participate in their programs,” says Ms. Ferland, who declined to identify the donor. “They wanted assurance that their funds would not help support transgender girls participating and if I couldn’t give that assurance they wanted the money returned.” Before she even finished reading the letter, “I thought to myself, ‘The money’s going back.’”
After the money was returned they made an announcement about what happened, did crowdfunding at Indiegogo, and wound up raising more than twice the amount they had to return. I don’t know much about fundraising, but I do hope that people donate as much to cancer research as they did this.
It’s an interesting piece on how the Girl Scouts prides itself on inclusion, and gay philanthropy in general.  You can check the rest out here.
Certain Stories of Gay Life Global
The Gay Life Project by photographer, Kevin Truong, was originally an art school project that’s turned into a series about gay men all over the world. Or, certain gay men.

Through his work, Truong has tapped into the global diversity of the gay male experience, giving men a platform to tell and share their stories with the world. He has gained international acclaim through his vivid photography and intimate interviews, garnering the attention of political figures and even royalty. 

The New York-based photographer will exhibit his work in New York City from Nov. 2 through Nov. 4. 

If you’re in NY this week you might want to check that out. Unfortunately, I won’t be and I wish I’d seen this earlier. The rest is here.  

I’m not sure whether or not Truong is gay. But they let you know his passion is coconut cream pie. Here’s a link to his web site.

The only thing I found unfortunate about what I saw at the link provided was that there was not one single gay man in a photo with whom I could personally identify. That’s why I’d love to see the entire project…to see if I missed something and if I’m wrong. Maybe Truong didn’t leave out a huge number of us. You know, those of us who don’t go to pride events and ride on floats, the ones who don’t hang rainbow flags outside their homes, but also the ones who fight just as hard for equality but don’t live outrageous lives worthy of “artsy” photos. Because at a glance it looks like more left-wing elitist propaganda designed to dismiss and silence the gay men who aren’t the most outrageous. 

Yes, I get to say that without caring about what the PC police thinks. I’m gay, too 🙂

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