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Downton Abbey Final Season Review; Racism and Arab Men; The "Wicked" Gay Christmas Proposal

Downton Abbey Final Season Review

Here’s a review for the final season of Downton Abbey. I’ve watched faithfully all this time and I think what I like most about the first season was that it was set at the tail end of the Edwardian era. It’s a favorite period of mine…in a romantic sense. Obviously, not so much in a “gay” sense.

“Downton Abbey” has always been television to luxuriate in, and its final season will delight fans with more of the same superb production quality and writing that makes the aristocratic Crawley family feel part of our own.

You can read the rest here. 

I like the fact that they claim they’re going to tie up all the story lines and characters.

Racism and Arab Men

I don’t know how to really comment on this other than to say the guy in the article isn’t in an easy position. So rather than make this political, I’d like to focus on the racist aspects with regard to the “I love Arab men” fantasy. I have heard guys in the US say they love Arab men.

I never know how to interpret when a guy tells me that they love Arab guys but yet they don’t have any Middle Eastern friends. What is it that you love about us exactly? You don’t seem to take the time to get to know us. Is it the sense of danger we carry? Is it our fabulous hair? Our bushy eyebrows? Our furry chests? Are we just the right animal you’re looking for to add to your jungle of wild beasts?
Fuck you, War on Terror. Fuck you, Homeland Security. Fuck you, Al-Qaeda. Fuck you, Daesh.

It does get a lot more political and there are tons of strong comments at the end. You can check it out here. 

My big question with anything like this is can racism and sexual attraction be linked together? In other words, if you’re only attracted to blond men does that mean you’re discriminating…or wrong? What about if you’re only attracted to red heads? I know some white gay men who are only attracted to black men, and some black men who are only attracted to white men? What about if you’re only attracted to bears? A lot of people have a “type.” And I never thought of that as racist as much as I did sexual preference. It’s what turns them on, intrinsically. What turns someone on…whatever it might be…is hard to define. I don’t know the answer because I never really had a set “type” that turned me on. However, I’m blond and I’ve had guys of all races tell me they only prefer blonds and I never got offended by that. I never got butthurt over that. I never gave it a second thought. Maybe I’ve been all wrong all this time?

But I do think the article is worth reading whether you agree with this guy or not. As I said the comments vary and it sounds as if many people are getting really sick and tired of this endless stream of PC complaints. Some are sympathetic to him, and others think this is major butthurt. Either way it is difficult position to be in these days because society seems to be shifting so fast no one can keep up with the changes.

The “Wicked” Gay Christmas Proposal

It’s a new year and one thing continues: some gay couples need/seek attention desperately. 

Even flying monkeys can fall in love as demonstrated by video of the marriage proposal of dancer-models Daniel Robinson (above left, before he grew his sexy signature beard) and Josh Daniel Green, who is currently featured in the cast of the Broadway blockbuster Wicked. During the curtain call of the Christmas day performance, Robinson surprised his longtime bf Green by pulling him in front of the cast, dropping to one knee and asking for his hand in marriage. Who says romance is dead?
Grab a tissue and watch the proposal below then scroll down further to see photos from the handsome couple’s Instagram accounts.

Even though some of the comments are harsh, I don’t think this kind of public display is the worst thing in the world. The fact is that people like/want to be entertained. People crave this kind of exhibitionism and they want to cry happy tears when they see it.

So good for these two gay flying monkeys for exploiting their personal lives for all it’s worth. They gave the people what the people wanted and they got their 15 minutes of fame.

You can check this out here.

I wish them well and I hope they both live happily ever after in dancer-model land.

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Ben Carson and Homophobia; Sir John Gielgud’s Erotic Gay Screenplay; Gus Kenworthy and Homophobic Troll

Ben Carson and Homophobia

There are two things about this entire topic that bother me.

One, the fact that Ben Carson is NOT coming from a place of privilege, and two, the fact that there was no one moderating the Republican  debate on CNBC that represented the LGBT community.

Ben Carson may believe he’s coming from a place of privilege because he’s straight, he’s a male, and he’s a medical doctor who has held important positions. But he’s not. And when I hear other minorities slam the LGBT community (or any other minorities) like he slammed us the other night I think it’s important to point that out. You can’t claim you’re not a homophobic if you don’t support the basic equal right for gays to legally marry. It wasn’t too long ago when mixed race marriages weren’t legal on a federal level.

If CNBC had thought it was important enough, which obviously they didn’t, they would have had someone from the LGBT community moderating questions that were related to LGBT issues. The moderators challenged other replies, but not Ben Carson’s on gay marriage. 

With that said, here’s an article about Ben Carson I thought was one of the more interesting…

Rather than address the fact that opposing same-sex marriage is basically the opposite of believing the Constitution protects same-sex couples, Carson went on the defensive. “They shouldn’t automatically assume that because you believe that marriage is between one man and one woman that you are a homophobe,” he implored. “This is one of the myths that the left perpetrates on our society and this is how they frighten people and get people to shut up. That’s what the P.C. culture is all about and it’s destroying this nation.”

I think this was Ben Carson’s own personal I can see Alaska from my window moment. And that’s a metaphor. I know Palin didn’t actually say that. But she’s said plenty.

You can read the rest here.  

Sir John Gielgud’s Erotic Gay Screeplay

They’re calling this screenplay porn, but I’ve seen the media twist that too many times…not to mention the clickbait appeal with headlines. I sounds more like erotica to me because I can’t imagine Gielgud writing a screenplay without a story line.  And that’s usually the difference between erotica and porn…the story line. However, if it is porn I’m still as interested as ever.

Gielgud evidently wrote a screenplay in the 1970’s and it was kept a secret for a long time. A guy named David McGillivray has adapted the screenplay into a short film, which is causing some commotion with Gielgud’s charitable trust.

“Earlier this year, the trustees decided not give their permission for it to be produced because they didn’t think it was appropriate,” trust member Ian Bradshaw told the Daily Mail. “They didn’t have to go into detail because they own the copyright.”

The film has entered the editing stage, and McGillivray staunchly defends his decision.

“Pornography is still a stigma in this country, but Sir John loved porn and, in his letters, he talks about visiting gay cinemas,” he says. “I was shocked when the trust didn’t give me permission. We stuck to Sir John’s script very tightly when we made the film a couple of weeks ago. He was very specific about the clothes he wanted the actors to wear.”

You can read more here. I’d love to see it just to actually see if it is really porn. In 1979 Gielgud worked in the film Caligula and they are referring to that film as porn, too. That could be debated by people who know better.

Gus Kenworthy and Homophobic Troll

I follow Kenworthy on Twitter and I missed this one. I hate the way Twitter picks and chooses what I see…like Facebook does. I want to see it all, not just what they choose for me. I would like to have seen how Kenworthy handled a homophobic troll so well when it first happened. Seriously. I’m on Twitter several times a day and I have to find out about this while I’m writing a blog post?

Some idiot asked Kenworthy if he was the man or woman in the relationship. It’s the age old idiotic question we’ve all been dealing with since the beginning of time.

Kenworthy’s  reply went like this:

In a relationship I am the man. As is the other man. I’m gay. Not trying to emulate a heterosexual relationship.

It really doesn’t get much better than that. You can check this out here. 

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Dear Author Ellora’s Cave Settlement; Guys Who Struggle With Coming Out; Vincent Price Bi-Sexual

Dear Author Ellora’s Cave Settlement

About a year ago I posted about a lawsuit between romance publisher, Ellora’s Cave, and small time mid-western romance book blogger, Jane Litte. I know most of you probably won’t care, but I like to follow up for my own sense of blog continuity.

Ellora’s Cave (the publisher) sued Jane Litte (the small blogger) for defamation . Last week there was an announcement they’d settled.

This e-mail from Ellora’s Cave has been making the rounds:

From: patty@ellorascave.com [ec_biz]
Date: Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 9:50 AM
Subject: [ec_biz] Settlement with Dear Author

We are pleased to announce that we have reached a settlement with Dear Author. The terms are confidential, so we will not be discussing that. We are very happy though to now put all of our time and efforts into Ellora’s Cave, the authors and staff without further distraction.
Thank you for your patience and support.
Patty Marks

With cases like this, very few ever know the terms of the settlement reached. I didn’t see a statement anywhere from the Dear Author camp…yet.

There’s really nothing to link to that doesn’t have strong bias (I don’t like to waste my time or yours on opinions and speculation by amateurs), so as they say, that’s a wrap for this one.

However, for those of you who aren’t sure what settlement means in defamation cases like this, here’s a link to a broad explanation I found with a simple search.

And, unrelated to the DA/EC case, this particular article about defamation law and free speech is helpful with respect to understanding how the process works. I would advise all bloggers to check this, and others like it, out.

Guys Who Struggle With Coming Out

This is really something that’s always been a serious issue. Some gay men are so “out” it’s not even possible for them to try to hide it. You can tell by the way they walk, or move their hands, or speak. If that’s a stereotype on my part, consider me guilty and call the PC police. It’s also a fact.

However, with most gay men that’s not the case and they struggle with coming out. In some cases, for many years. I think that’s what bothers me the most when I see glib so-called liberal straight people in book communities (not all) discussing gay men (they say we have so many options)…because in reality they don’t really know a thing about gay men, other than the twisted content they’ve read in novels written by non-gay people. And someone should tell them.

So here’s another set of memes where gay men make some very sad comments about being gay. 

“I probably hate being gay more than the people who hate me for being gay.” 

I think most gay men go through this, and most come out of it. But not all, and that’s where we need to work a little harder to show them there is hope.


You can check all the memes out here. 

Don’t be too surprised by them.

Vincent Price Bi-Sexual

It’s funny because I get this magazine in the mail called Reminisce. It was a gift from someone and the content is filled with retro articles that can range from old cars from the 1920’s to Halloween costumes of the 1970’s. In the most recent issue about Halloween, I spotted a photo of Vincent Price with two people from the 1970’s taking a photo in an airport, and in the caption I spotted a familiar name in the m/m romance community. As it turns out, the woman in the photo wasn’t the same one in the m/m romance community (I asked her), however, I’d always wondered if Vincent Price was gay…or bi-sexual…and if he was another Hollywood causality of his time.


Vincent Price’s daughter recently wrote a book and she gets into this topic very candidly. A quote from his daughter…

“But I would like to say something here because I might as well,” she continued. “I am as close to certain as I can be that my dad had physically intimate relationships with men. I know for 100 percent fact that my dad was completely loving and supportive of LGBT people.”

You can read the rest here. The book looks very good and she writes very well.

There are comments, too. The ONLY comments that bother me with pieces like this are the ones that say things like “it doesn’t matter,” or “who cares,” or even “sexuality is a non-issue.” That’s a difficult one for me because in my personal life I really don’t care if someone is gay or straight, however, people who make statements like that don’t “get” the broad scope…even if they have the best of intentions.

They don’t seem to understand that being gay isn’t just about sexuality. But most of all, there should be no shame associated with being gay (or LGBT+) and no reason to hide it, ever, from anyone. Not even if you were Vincent Price. So please don’t tell me it’s a non-issue and it doesn’t matter. In some cases it does matter. If Edie Windsor had thought being gay was a non-issue we might not have legalized gay marriage. Saying it doesn’t matter is an insult to all gay people everywhere.

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