"James Flacco" and Sony; Warwick Rowers Full Frontal Nudity; One Direction Man Crushes

“James Flacco” and Sony

I’m not a fan of James Franco (and the way he gay baits), Seth Rogen, or “The Interview.” And it bothers me immensely that we’re even discussing this important matter of censorship and terrorism with such a ridiculous film and such arrogant privileged people. But it is what it is. And just because it’s a hideous film doesn’t mean anyone has the right to censor it.

At least the President showed us he’s not as familiar with James Franco as others are…by referring to him as James Flacco. I think that was my finest Obama moment. The thought that he may even have done it on purpose makes it more amusing. I might start referring to good old Flacco that way myself from now on. This way we all know who he is and we don’t have to actually say it aloud.

In any event, all that’s pointless compared to some of the things President Obama said earlier today. One of which is something I’ve been saying over and over again on the blog for years now. I hope it happens.

He did express hope that “the wild west” of Internet hacking would be brought under control by a uniform set of international laws and rules.

The president also referred to an FBI announcement just hours before he took the podium.

I’m tired of all things wild west about the internet, from the hacking to the gaming to the free range attitude where you can say whatever you want, to whomever you want, with any name you choose, and get away with it without dealing with any consequences at all. It’s time for a change.

Side note: I find those who are against any international set of laws and rules are those who have profited from the wild west days the most. You know who I’m talking about, especially with books. 

You can read the rest here.

Warwick Rowers Full Frontal Nudity

Evidently, in promoting their new calendar the Warwick Rowers have a video out with full frontal uncircumcised nudity.I haven’t posted much about the nude calendar events this holiday season because frankly I’m sick of them all. But this does sound interesting.

Christmas has come a week early in the form of British beefcake foreskin.
Our favorite naked athletes, the Warwick Rowers, have released a new video chronicling the creation of their 2015 calendar, and it’s chock full of pale-skinned peen.

Watch as a drone camera creepily captures the good-sported beauties as they frolic through the woods in what can only be described as a pipe dream.

You can read more here, and here’s a direct link to the video. The money does go to a good cause and you can learn more about them at the latter link. It’s the one redeeming feature about all these nude calendars.

 One Direction Man Crushes

Not the most important news of the world right now, but still kind of interesting. It kind of puts the gay for you theory into perspective.

We’ve heard who straight guys would go gay for, and it’s pretty much what you’d expect, but what about the ambiguously straight pop nuggets of the world? Surely they must have man crushes of their own.

The man-boys of One Direction have put our curiosity to rest by dishing on their same-sex admirations. Here’s what they had to say:

I actually to get it. I have a straight crush on Jennifer Aniston. It’s not impossible and I think there’s another level of awareness none of us have really bothered to tap into…pardon the pun. And, to be clear, this has nothing at all to do with conversion therapy.

You can read the rest here. 

Chase of a Christmas Dream


James Franco’s Orals; Doubdickdude’s Video; President Obama on Joan Rivers

James Franco’s Orals

Sorry, this isn’t about James Franco and Gay oral sex. I wish it were, but it’s not. But he would have taken advantage of that title so I figured why not do it myself.

The title is not completely misleading. James Franco did do orals this week, at Yale University. I don’t have any links to give because the media seems to go dead when Franco actually does something that most people would think is worthy. Maybe there will be a few, but as of right now I didn’t see anything.

But I did see this. It’s a link to Franco’s fracebook page where he’s standing with a group of what I assume are professors, posting about passing his orals. It’s one of his better images because it’s real…no Beyoncé photo shopping deal there.

You see, this is the kind of thing that frustrates me most about Franco. He does five or six dumb things and gets all kind of attention for it…like shaving his head or getting a tattoo…and then he does something absolutely fantastic like this and he only promotes it on Facebook. I’ve done orals; they aren’t easy.

Of course most of the comments on the status update are congratulatory, but some devolve into the smut you’d expect, mostly laced with gay slurs. But that’s not Franco’s fault. It is what it is.

Doubledickdude’s Video

A while back I posted about a guy with two penises, Doubledickdude. He made headlines and seems to be popular on Twitter. I follow him on Twitter and today I saw this. Oddly enough, and I swear this happened by accident, the post I did previously on Doubledickdude also involved James Franco and an open letter by someone from the Village Voice.

And there’s even an open letter in The Village Voice to James Franco about the guy with two penises.

Let’s get through the superficial reasons first. This magical male unicorn (er, twonicorn?) is anonymous, which I estimate will last about another week. But here’s what we know about him so far: he’s sex-positive, brave, bisexual, and in a committed relationship with a man and a woman who’ve given him permission to cheat — but only with you.

Well, I guess the author of THAT piece was wrong in one respect. Doubledickdude is still around, and a lot of people find him interesting. I do. But that piece was from the Village Voice and they used be a lot edgier than they are now. In fact, the Village Voice was once the Grindr of yesteryear in hard copy, where you could hook up with anyone for any kind of sex. I’m not sure if they still do that. But that’s what it used to be.

But I digress. Here’s Doubledickdude’s video. It is SFW. I’m not posting it here because Youtube is having issues sharing today. But I think it’s interesting.

President Obama on Joan Rivers

A while back I also posted about a joke Joan Rivers made about the President and First Lady, with gay references. I can’t find the link now, but it was a gay joke that sent some PC elite liberals into a tailspin, and I commented on it at the time. In any event, President Obama seems to have understood Joan Rivers’ comedy and her brand of wit. So much that he wrote a letter to Melissa Rivers after Joan’s death, in condolence.

During the TV special tonight entitled, Fashion Police: Celebrating Joan, the comedy icon’s daughter will read a handwritten letter she received from President Obama after her mother’s death.

Says Rivers in a preview clip: ‘I received a letter from the White House from President Obama, someone who was often a target of her jokes, as was Mrs. Obama.’

She then goes on to read from the letter: ‘Not only did she make us laugh, she made us think.’

 Rivers then shared her own observation: ‘I think that’s one of the things people now are realizing. It wasn’t just the funny, she made us think.’

And that’s really what it’s all about.  You can read the rest here.

Books in the Glendora Hill Series

Straight Guy Tease; Barney Frank on Obama; Cosmo Sex Tip Fail

Straight Guy Tease

This seems to be happening in other reality TV shows lately, too. In the UK there’s a reality show similar to Jersey Shore and there’s a straight guy on the show, Dan Osborne, who seems to be making headlines for something many are calling a straight tease.

We’re really living in interesting times:

In this week’s season finale, Osborne officially took his love for the gay community to the max by kissing gay cast member Bobby Norris on the lips. Or, as the Brits say, the boys “shared a cheeky snog.”

I’ve been watching this same thing happen on Big Brother 16 with Frankie and Zach.

Zach, the straight one, said softly to his gay friend: ‘Frankie, can you just like caress me.’
They then began to spoon.

Since I wrote that post, their gay for you saga continues to evolve but we rarely actually see them show any signs of affection other than a second or two of queerbaiting. (It’s getting tired fast.)

You can read more here where there’s a photo of the kiss on the UK show. I guess this is gay for you as well. I could be wrong. I’ve been gay all my life and I’ve never actually been sure what “gay for you” really is all about.

Barney Frank on Obama

I rarely post anything political here, at least political in partisan terms. I don’t like politics…partisan politics. But this is interesting because Barney Frank was the first openly gay senator I remember, and also a Democrat. For him to make these comments about a sitting Democratic President is newsworthy and interesting.

This is what Frank said about the Health Care Plan:

“The rollout was so bad, and I was appalled — I don’t understand how the president could have sat there and not been checking on that on a weekly basis,” Frank told HuffPost during a July interview. “But frankly, he should never have said as much as he did, that if you like your current health care plan, you can keep it. That wasn’t true. And you shouldn’t lie to people. And they just lied to people.”

You can read more of Frank’s comments here.

Cosmo Sex Tip Fail

I’ve posted on this topic before in a general sense, about how magazines like Cosmo never seem to get it right and how they are always blowing smoke up our butts with the most ridiculous and expecting us to take that crap seriously. Well they recently pubbed a piece about lesbian sex tips and I’m not the only one who thinks they’re full of crap. This link made some striking observations and some amusing comments.

It was as if a straight frat boy took out his doodle pad and drew every scene from every porn he had ever witnessed with Barbie or Disney princesses playing the leading roles, with their impossibly tiny bodies and silky, gravity-defying hair.
The positions were all hetero-normative fantasies of lesbian sex at their worst and silly at their best.

Well, isn’t that what Cosmo thought their readers wanted? That big old heteronormative fantasy of girl on girl sex. However, Cosmo usually gets it all wrong with straight sex articles, too. I’ve always wondered if they do this on purpose.

You can read more here. And I really hope you do. There’s an even more amusing photo shoot that accompanies this piece.

So in honor of that, without further ado, here are some of my queer friends performing 14 of Cosmo’s Ridiculous Ode to Lesbian Sex Positions.

Chase of a Holy Ghost
.99 Gay Romance by Ryan Field

GQ’s 25 Least Influential List; James Franco Parody with Seth Rogen

GQ’s 25 Least Influential List

Other than wondering about who reads GQ Magazine anymore, or any print magazine for that matter, I couldn’t help notice that GQ Magazine’s list of the 25 least influential people is interesting. (If you still read print magazines please don’t comment with vitriol. I think it’s wonderful that you do, but print magazines like newspapers are dwindling fast and it’s not my fault.)

First, the most annoying thing is that I can’t actually get a comprehensive list of the 25 least influential because it’s one of those annoying web sites where you have to click from page to page twenty five times. Ugh!

In any event, some of the names on the list are surprising, some not.

While magazines across the country offer readers their pick of the world’s “most influential people,” this year, GQ magazine is bringing you the “The 25 Least Influential People Alive” — and on the list are MSNBC host Ed Schultz, and, of all people, President Barack Obama. This is the same magazine that oddly, named Obama “Leader of the Year” in 2009 and “Man of the Year” in 2008 while calling Sarah Palin “dangerous” and “poisonous.”

If you care about GQ’s list, you can read more here. And here’s a link to GQ’s actual web site where if you have the time in your life you can click through 25 long, slow pages and sift through ads you don’t care about.

Sorry for the snark here. But besides putting President Obama on the list and saying, “nothing gets done,” they also added Miley Cyrus for “licking sledge hammers.” I thought it might be parody at first, but it seems real. Unfortunately, GQ didn’t list themselves for the exploitation of men over the years, promoting fake unrealistic male images, and for being about as relevant as the typewriter in the year 2013.

James Franco Parody with Seth Rogen

Now this, I thought, was funny. When I saw it on social media in several places this afternoon I wanted to share just so I could have it up on the blog and link back to it again in the future. It’s a video of James Franco and Seth Rogen making out on a motorcycle.

Today, Seth Rogen released a shot-for-shot remake of Kanye West’s now-infamous, Lisa Frank-inspired “Bound 2” music video featuring Kim Kardashian.

According to his Facebook status, Rogen and James Franco made the video “during down time on the set of #TheInterview.” It looks like they had a lot of free time on their hands:

You can check it out here. Is it just me or is Rogen extremely attractive in this?

Changing the World: President Obama Supports Gay Marriage

I rarely post two things like this in a row, especially politically oriented. But today the President made history once again, and with the kind of magnitude we don’t see often in our lifetimes. I think it’s important to make that clear. Because what Obama did today could almost be related to what it’s like to come out of the closet. By openly supporting gay marriage, there’s no turning back now. Once it’s out there, it’s there for good. For a politician to do this in an election year truly does go beyond everything I ever expected from him. I know how politics works, which often makes me extremely cynical.

This morning when I heard that North Carolina had voted to ban same sex marriage, I felt a combination of emotions. The overall feeling was complete dismissal. It just meant another hurdle. But when I heard what the President did this afternoon, I have to say that even I had to stop and think about the magnitude of the entire situation. Up until now, no one with that kind of power, who has so much riding on an important election, has ever had that kind of courage. And whether you agree with it or not, whether you support him or not, it truly is the kind of thing that makes history and changes the world.

Here’s a link to a piece with a video of an interview Obama did this afternoon.

And this is an e-mail I received from the Freedom to Marry Campaign I’ve been posting about for a few years now.


Today, President Obama added his voice to the growing chorus of Americans who believe that all couples should share equally in the freedom to marry. He now becomes the first sitting President to join the majority of Americans whose hearts have opened and minds have changed in favor of the freedom to marry.

Like so many others who have made this journey – from Bill Clinton to Laura Bush, most recently Vice President Biden, and a majority of the American people – President Obama has come to know loving and committed gay couples. Through thought and conversation about these families and their dreams and challenges, President Obama has reflected on his own values of fairness and respect for others, and completed his journey to support for the freedom to marry.

Whether signing our “I Do” petitions, joining us in on-the-ground battles, or having your own conversations with people you persuade, you’ve been part of Freedom to Marry’s campaign as we have led this work nationwide. On this historic day, please make a contribution so together we can build on this powerful momentum:


At Freedom to Marry we know–as the President and Vice President have just described–that it’s the power of our conversations about why marriage matters that changes hearts and minds. Through our hard work, determination and persuasive conversations, we have won the freedom to marry in six states and the District of Columbia, with states like California, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Washington, and others on the horizon – if we do our work with urgency and persuasion.

The President’s announcement of support today marks a historic turning point for our freedom to marry movement.

Yet there is much left to be done. Forty-four states continue to exclude same-sex couples from marriage and because of the federal so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the civil marriages of thousands of same-sex couples are not respected by the federal government, thus depriving families of a crucial safety-net of federal protections and responsibilities.

As we roll up our sleeves to do the work necessary to win the freedom to marry once and for all, make a donation to Freedom to Marry to help us redouble our efforts, and get the job done:


Thanks for all you do,

Evan Wolfson,
Founder and President, Freedom to Marry

I Wish the President Would Just Shut Donald Trump Up Once and for All

Everyone knows I don’t post anything about politics. This is mainly because I don’t like politics and don’t care much about it.

But I do care about all issues concerning the LGBT community, and legalized gay marriage is right up there in the top ten for me. So far, President Obama has shown more support than anyone in Washington for the LGBT community. He has a way to go yet, but at least he’s trying.

It’s no secret I’m not a fan of Donald Trump, as you can read here in a past blog post I wrote. I also wrote another post here. I was hoping the LGBT community would boycott this year’s celebrity apprentice. However, I did see a few fellow LGBT friends on facebook (gay authors, no less) talking about how much they love Celebrity Apprentice this season. So much for that boycott. And Trump wins again.

However, I do wish President Obama would shut Trump up once and for all with regard to this birth certificate thing Trump has been harping on for so long now.

All the President has to do is just show the birth certificate and it’s all over. We all know the President has a birth certificate because anyone running for President in this country is vetted beyond belief. So I’m not worried about that.

But this Donald Trump thing is getting annoying as well as insulting. I thought it was bad when Trump insulted the LGBT community as a whole, but now he’s going after the President, too. And I’m hoping President Obama will just mail Trump a copy of the damn birth certificate and Trump can go back to hating gays and running his gambling parlors (I despise legalized gambling in all forms), which he seems to do very well.

Has President Obama Ever Heard of Legal Power of Attorney?

I normally don’t write about politics on this blog, and I’m not a very political person. I typically lean to the left, but not too far (smile). But this just hit too close to home and I had to blog about it. Recently, President Obama issued a statement saying that he wants hospital visitation rights granted to gays and lesbians. He told The Department of Health and Human Services that he wants them to establish a rule that says gays and lesbians cannot be denied visitation rights. Here’s the link. http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/04/15/obama-orders-hospital-visitation-rights-for-gays-lesbians/?fbid=WlHBaxXf5Pl

And while this is all well and good, let’s get real here, Mr. President. As an openly gay man I already have legal power of attorney for several friends who don’t want their families involved. As most who read this blog know, I’ve been helping out a friend with HIV/AIDS get his disability insurance reinstated (post to come about this). I’ve even used my legal power of attorney during times of crisis in hospitals and there was no way they could deny me visitation rights…or any other rights…thanks to my legal power of attorney papers. Getting legal power of attorney isn’t expensive and it isn’t difficult. You get the papers, have them signed by witnesses, and then have them notarized. Any gay couple who doesn’t have these papers needs to know how important they are. And it’s not just about visitation rights either. Though visitation rights are important, it’s more about being in control and making important decisions when families step in and try to take over. This hospital visitation rule doesn’t look like it’s going to do anything more than allow gays and lesbians to enter the hospital and visit. They still won’t have the rights married couples have with their spouses as next of kin unless they have legal power of attorney.

So here’s the deal, President Obama. We need legalized gay marriage in this country, and we need the same equal rights everyone else has. And throwing us a bone about hospital visitation rights, when most of us already have legal power of attorney, just falls under the category of insult. We supported you during your election, with a campaign that was based on hope and promise and well executed political speeches. Even though you didn’t have half the experience other democratic candidates had, we gave you millions of dollars to get elected, and we’ve been supporting you ever since, from healthcare to the war in Iraq. Now it’s time for you to give us a little support, stop playing politics, and stop insulting us with matters we’ve already learned how to take care of on our own.