Gays in Russia

Is Jimmy Kimmel Fat Shaming America? Max Schulter Dead At 35; Europe Fines Russia Over St. Petersburg Pride

Is Jimmy Kimmel Fat Shaming America?

Admittedly, I don’t eat carbs, I either run or hike 45 minutes to an hour each day, and jeans I wore ten years ago are still loose. I’m fanatical about not gaining weight. I always have been. BUT most of all…I’m not a huge fan of anyone who fat shames.

Kimmel was talking about the cast of Will and Grace and whether or not they would have had a comeback show if they hadn’t aged well…whatever that means. 

With that said, read what Jimmy Kimmel had to say…

‘I wonder if one of you was a mess now, if one of you had put on like 85 pounds – if the whole thing would have been called off,’ Kimmel said to Hayes who was a guest on his late night talk show Wednesday (8 February).

‘If you all got fat it’d be fine, it’d be like America in a way.’

Go Hollywood, you did it again.

I have a very good online friend on Facebook I’ve known for a couple of years now. She’s not part of the book community, but I always enjoyed her status updates. She’s been struggling with body image and losing weight for a while now. I see how hard other people struggle with body image, and for Kimmel to make a comment like really makes me wonder WTF.

You can read the rest here.

Max Schutler Dead At 35

This is sad news.

A gay porn star has died at the age of 35.

Max Schutler, real name Jorge Schmeder, performed for dozens of studios including Lucas Entertainment, Jet Set Men, and Raging Stallion.

His cause of death has not yet been revealed.

You can check that out here. There’s not much more, other than a comment about his Facebook page.

RIP

Europe Fines Russia Over St. Petersburg Pride

The European Court of Human Rights is not letting Russia off the hook for banning a Pride March in St. Petersburg.

LGBTI activists Yuri Gavrikov, Alexander Sheremetyev, Dmitry Milkov, and Maria Yefremenkova were awarded €27,500 damages in total over authorities’ repeated refusal to allow them to hold St Petersburg Pride.

There’s more here, along with a few more interesting facts involving other events and rulings against Russia.

And here’s a link to wiki to find out more about The European Court of Human Rights. I like wiki for most things like this. I’m not that elitist who pretends they know more.









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Donald Trump on Gay Issues; Man Buns In Disneyland; Gay Love Upstaging Homophobic Hate

Donald Trump on Gay Issues

Like or not, Donald Trump is gaining support wherever he goes and I was curious about his stand on gay issues…without getting too political in a blog post. I really hate to do that because I’m not a political blogger, I don’t want to be a political blogger, and I would rather remain objective as often as I can.

This is what I found, from a gay publication.

In a wide-ranging interview with The Hollywood Reporter, current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump shared his thoughts on the Republican Party’s fight against same-sex marriage and whether it’s a “dead issue” at this point.

“Some people have hopes of passing amendments, but it’s not going to happen,” said Trump. “Congress can’t pass simple things, let alone that. So anybody that’s making that an issue is doing it for political reasons. The Supreme Court ruled on it.”

So ultimately, there’s not much out there about Trump’s stand on gay issues. He has attended a gay wedding, so there’s that.

You can read more about Trump at Towerload, here.

And here’s another link to a piece about Trump’s poll numbers rising. 

Man Buns In Disneyland

This isn’t an article. It’s a series of photos of men with man buns in Disneyland. I see more of it all the time around here and I’m hoping it’s not going to catch on with everyone. The problem with a man bun is the same for a man as it is for a woman…only the best looking people can get away with it. The rest are just fooling themselves.

Here’s the link. 

Gay Love Upstaging Homophobic Hate

I understand the point they are trying to make here, but I’d like to start seeing more about gay couples who’ve been together for a long time, have built good, solid lives, and are productive members of society. In our attempts to prove ourselves to the world, we constantly seem to fail in this respect.

Documentary photographer Mads Nissen was in Finland for the World Press Photo Exhibition when something caught his eye.

Tweeted Nissen: “Only been to Helsinki about an hour (to open the WPP exhibition) when this happened-”

The pro-family skinhead thug in the background stands next to the familiar logo of anti-gay religious organizations around the world, one that was recently adapted for a ‘straight pride’ flag in Russia and is the symbol for the ‘Manif Pour Tous’ movement in France.

I’m not knocking the photo. It’s nice. I like things like this in the right context and at the right time. But wouldn’t it have been a little more prudent to gather a group of successful gay men and women together who can buy and sell those anti-gay idiot skinheads right off the planet if they really wanted to?

You can check this out here. 

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