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Trevor Donovan Joins "JL Ranch;" Riverdale Ave. Book Sale; Straight Guys Reflect on Their Gay Sex; Ten Rules For Asking A Man Out; Why There Are Gay Icons

Trevor Donovan Joins “JL Ranch”

I’m not too familiar with this one, but I like westerns and I know a good deal of my blog readers do, too. I also like the theme, and everyone who’s in the cast…

Trevor Donovan has signed on to Crystal Sky’s contemporary western drama JL Ranch, joining Teri Polo and John Voight in the film about veteran rancher and former sheriff John Landsburg (Voight), who is forced to face the federal bureaucracy when an old enemy seeking revenge over a decades-old grudge falsifies documents and alleges Landsburg doesn’t actually own his beloved family ranch. Donovan plays Brady, Landsburg’s prodigal son who has turned his back on the family business in order to work as a bartender – while secretly having an affair with a waitress. The events of the film yest his integrity as a man — and a Landsburgh.

You can read the rest here. As I said, I don’t know much more about it but I’ll re-post when I see something. I believe it’s being filmed on location in Kentucky.

Riverdale Ave Books Sale

I’m actually re-posting this entire blog post from yesterday…with updates like this one…because I was outside digging snow for the better part of Sunday. We got about 3 feet in some places, I have a huge driveway, and even the snowblower didn’t work in many sections. So I used the old fashioned shovel. But we started at 9 in the morning and didn’t finish until about 2 in the afternoon…without breaks.

So I’m catching up, and I think there’s one more day left to this Riverdale Ave Books Publisher sale. It’s actually a good way for digital readers to stock up. I do it all the time.

From my inbox…

The Blizzard’s Come and Gone
Not RAB’s
January Blizzard Sale!!!

33% off on e-Books on
Riverdale Avenue Book’s Website

Today and Tomorrow Only!!
Curl up with one of your favorite RAB books!!!…

Straight Guys Reflect on Their Gay Sex

I really don’t know why this topic is always such a big thing in the gay presses, but it is. They seem consumed by the concept of straight guys having what they refer to as “gay” sex. In fact, they seem obsessed by it.

“Sometimes straight men touch each other,”Jane Ward told Queerty in an exclusive interview, “and they do it for a number of reasons that they don’t perceive as sexual.”

Call it a sign of the times, but more straight guys are comfortable talking about their same-sex experiences than ever.

It’s one of those meme things, where they post multiple memes with quotes from alleged straight guys who talk about their same sex experiences. You can get there from here. They’re interesting. This Jane Ward…whoever she is…gets on my nerves a little, but it’s interesting. 

Ten Rules For Asking A Man Out

Here are ten so-called rules that claim to be ways you can ask a man out on a first date. It bothers me a little because they seem to think that because marriage is legal this is something new and different. And it’s not. I was doing these things ten or fifteen years ago, and gay men before me were doing them, too.  Just in case there’s any misconception out there, we have always dated. Dating is NOT a new thing for gay men.

2. If you take the initiative to ask him out, have a plan of what you want to do

It was your idea to ask, so you should actually have an idea of a place to go. Asking him to go out, and then following it with the question, “So where do you want to go?” or “When?” is the worst. He may not have been thinking about going out with you, and suddenly placing the responsibility on him to come up with a plan is stressful and rude. If you can’t think of someplace to go, it suggests that perhaps you are, sorry to say, boring.

You can read the rest here. If you’re curious about dating and you’ve never done it before, then this might help. But it’s not new.

Frankly, my rules for asking someone out were always simple. Be honest, don’t play games, and don’t be a douche.

You’re welcome.

Why There Are Gay Icons

This is interesting to me because I’m always trying to figure out why there are certain gay icons. I honestly don’t always get it all the time…and I’m gay. This one talks about “Shock Queens,” but it gives a detailed explanation about why (some) gay men like things like this so much.

Long before Lady Gaga shocked the world (and Leo DiCaprio) by winning a Golden Globe for her ghoulish turn in American Horror Story: Hotel, there were other leading ladies who inspired a whole generation. It may be hard for many of us today to understand the particular appeal of the psycho biddy films of the 1960s among the LGBT community, but the undeniable fact remains. As far back as the early 1950s, actresses such as Bette Davis and Joan Crawford were known as established gay icons. The writer of a 1953 magazine article entitled “The Cult of Bette and Joan” stated that “Miss Davis and Miss Crawford mirror certain frenzied, posturing, arrogant, prima donna-ish, ego-deifying, self-projecting, super-compensating principles that psychologists have spotted in the more aggressive and flamboyant homosexuals.” This derogatory attitude would continue, and in an uncanny conjuncture, the fears and anxieties faced by the aging female stars of the Golden Age, who found themselves on the margins of Hollywood’s youth obsessed system, mirrored the social exclusion felt by many in the LGBT community.

It’s a fairly long piece, and you can check the rest out here. It’s really an excellent article.

The Rainbow Detective Agency

Saying Goodbye