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Republican Governor In Mass Signs Trans Rights Bill; John Barrowman and Threats In Montreal; High School Basketball Coach Secretly Films Dudes Showering

Republican Governor In Mass Signs Trans Rights Bill

Republican Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts recently signed a pro trans rights bill that will help stop LGBT discrimination.

‘No one should be discriminated against in Massachusetts because of their gender identity,’ Baker, a Republican, said in a statement.

The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed the bill last month after a version had already been passed by the State Senate. 

There’s more here.

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John Barrowman and Threats In Montreal

Evidently, John Barrowman canceled an event planned for today in Montreal and they’re blaming it on an “unspecified” threat.

‘This morning an email was sent that directly referenced me and in light of recent events, I’ve decided to take the advice of my management, and family, as they were concerned for my safety,’ the out actor wrote on Facebook.

‘We are working with the convention to arrange for security that not only keeps me safe, but also all of you who come to see me,’ he continued. ‘I’m really sorry I have had to cancel my panel, and photo ops, this weekend. I will be signing later today once security has been arranged. Please check with the promoter, and social media, for updates on where and when I will be signing.’ 

You can read the rest here. I rarely mention it, but the main reason why I use comment moderation is because of threats I’ve received. They don’t bother me too much anymore. I’m used to it. But I don’t want my readers to be distressed with things like that. It’s just not a positive thing to see, so I keep it to myself.

We travel up to northern Vermont a few times a year, which is on the US/Canada border, and it’s only miles from Montreal. It seems like the safest place in the universe to me.  

High School Basketball Coach Secretly Films Dudes Showering

This is pretty creepy.

 A high school boys’ basketball coach has been charged for filming players on the team taking showers in the locker room.

Zachary Patrick Roberts, 28, who was a coach at the Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton High School in Minnesota is facing multiple charges for his alleged use of a pen-camera to record naked boys in the school’s locker room.

Here’s the rest. I hate to see kids being used and exploited this way.

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Gay Log Cabin and Trump; Gay Woman Lost Her Music Career; Vintage Men In Loin Cloths

Gay Log Cabin and Trump

For those who might not know, the Log Cabin is a political organization for LGBT people that supports Republicans. It’s been around for a long time. I remember an attorney friend of mine was having fundraisers for Log Cabin events back in the 90s in Philadelphia and in New Hope.  

In any event, here’s what they think of Trump.

‘He will be the most gay-friendly Republican nominee for president ever,’ said Gregory Angelo said, president of the group.

In a separate blog post, however, he questions Trump’s stance on gay marriage, which has been unclear over the course of his presidential campaign.

Angelo writes: ‘All over the place – that’s the only way to describe Donald Trump’s stance on marriage equality.’

You can read the rest here.

Gay Woman Lost Her Music Career

If you’ve ever wondered why celebrities and people who depend on mainstream audiences (even writers and literary agents) don’t come out, here’s a good reason. It’s about what happened to Vicky Beeching after she came out.

Beeching grew up in Kent, England. Raised by a strongly religious family, she began writing songs for her church when just 13.

She enjoyed a successful recording career as a writer and singer of Christian-themed rock and pop, and relocated to the US in her 20s, where she routinely performed in front of thousands in mega-churches across the country.

Then, in 2014, she made the decision to come out. Her announcement sent shock waves through the US Christian community and she received condemning messages from scores of people who had previously been fans of her music.

Here the rest. 

She lost her career and her friends because she came out. It’s a reality only gay people can understand. 

Vintage Men In Loin Clothes

I love these vintage art photos. I think a lot has to do with the photographer, however, I even like the bad ones…because they’re vintage.

Loin cloths. What’s not to love about them? Not only are they sporty and fun and leave little to the imagination, but they’re super practical, keeping a guy both cool and comfortable on hot summer days. If you ask us, there needs to be a movement to bring back the loin cloth. Who’s on board?

You can check them all out here. I think it’s SFW. 


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James Franco Full Frontal Nudity; Cory Booker Looking For Gay Vote?

James Franco Full Frontal Nudity

Someone sent me this link, and since it’s Labor Day Weekend I thought I would share. Can’t post the photos here on this blog, but the link is safe and it works very well.

Hotness career student, and all around renaissance man James Franco derives many a pleasure from teasing his gay and straight fans alike. We will never forget his Flaunt derriere cover and be forever grateful for it.
 
But this here photo is one of the best-est gift that could be extended to his legions of fans worldwide. See more pics of Franco after the jump!
 
Franco is no stranger to nudity on screen – Milk pool scene immediately jumps to mind – but full frontal has alluded all of us waiting for the final frontier to be showcased. Some lucky shutter-bug, however, apparently caught this very missing link while Franco aired out his family jewels on some beach, reaping the benefits some of us would pay a hefty price to witness first hand.
 
This photo actually supports one of my theories about male full frontal nudity in films, and with well known actors. It’s obvious James Franco has nothing to hide, but this could be the reason why we don’t see more full frontal nudity with male actors. I know they can make it look real with stand-ins. However, no man wants to go there unless it’s absolutely necessary.

Stand-ins are not good for the ego.



Cory Booker Looking For Gay Vote?

There’s been some talk recently about the NJ Democratic candidate running for the Senate, Cory Booker, and whether or not he’s gay. I posted this earlier this week. It was the topic of discussion in a few places I went yesterday. And now it seems he’s being accused of being ambiguous about whether or not he’s gay so he can allegedly snatch up the gay vote.

The Senate campaign of Newark Mayor Cory Booker said his Republican rival was “bigoted” for saying that Booker was “acting ambiguous” in an effort to attract gay votes.

Booker’s team was reacting to comments by Republican Steve Lonegan, a conservative who is trailing badly in polls.

Lonegan, who is known for his blunt style, seemed to raise old rumors that Booker might be gay and told the conservative Newsmax TV that recent Booker comments where he said he doesn’t care if people do think he is gay because “I want to challenge people on their homophobia” were “weird.”

This entire discussion just shows how little the mainstream actually knows about gay men, and how the gay stereotype is perpetuated all the time. It seems to be a given that all gay men are liberal Democrats, as if this is part of their birthright. And just because Cory Booker is a liberal Democrat who gay men “think” might be gay they will run out in droves to the voting booths just for that alone. And that’s just not how it works.

The fact is not all gay men are liberal Democrats. Personally, I’m an independent. Not all gay men vote according to a candidate’s sexuality. If I still lived in New Jersey I probably would vote for Cory Booker. But not because he “could” be gay, or because he’s a Democrat. It’s because I’ve seen what he’s accomplished in the city of Newark and I’d like to see someone in Washington who can get results like that.