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Two Women Realize Their Husbands Are Sleeping Together; Gay Couples Who Slayed Halloween; Judge Refused To Touch HIV Positive Man’s Documents

Two Women Realize Their Husbands Are Sleeping Together

My first thought about this one is that it’s really creepy. I know there are a lot of people out there dealing with marriages like this, and it IS painful to deal with, but I wouldn’t have eavesdropped on a private conversation and then live tweeted it to the world. 

To make a long story short: The two women suspected that their husbands, Richard and Jeffrey, were cheating on them… with each other. So they booked a flight together to crash the men’s alleged “business trip” in Chicago and hopefully get to the bottom of things.
Lucky for us, the woman eavesdropping live tweeted the entire conversation…
You can read the tweets here.  I did do some investigating, and I found there’s a network for people dealing with marriages where one person is gay and one is not. 
Gay Couples Who Slayed Halloween

I have to admit that articles like this really make me feel like the Halloween Grinch. I like Halloween, and I love this time of year, but I never really got into it enough to actually take the time out of my schedule to dress up as anything. Not once, at least as a full grown adult. And a lot of that is because I really don’t have time to do these things.

But I do like watching other people do it. So there’s this…

This week saw the arrival of the spookiest night of the year – Halloween – and as expected, gay men around the globe took the opportunity to go all out and look as cute as possible with their outfits.
Thanks to the power of social media, we’ve been granted a window into some of the most creative, sexy, and downright adorable costumes that same-sex couples have been wearing this year.

Here’s the rest. There are some great pics, and my hat is off to anyone who does take the time to do these things. Maybe next year I’ll re-think this for myself.

Judge Refused To Touch HIV Positive Man’s Documents

This is scary…that a judge would actually be so ignorant about HIV. And even worse, he’s from Riverside County, CA, which is our county where Tony and I live part time, in Palm Springs, CA.

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – A convicted murderer who preyed upon a lonely socialite nine years ago could get a new trial because a judge may have been caught in a secret recording saying he ignored court motions submitted by the gay, HIV-positive defendant.
Riverside County Superior Court Judge David B. Downing, who has since retired, was allegedly recorded saying he didn’t read motions from Kaushal Niroula specifically because Niroula has HIV and his documents came in envelopes that were licked closed.

Here’s the rest.

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Milo Yiannopoulos’s Big Backer Cuts Financial Ties; LGBTI Activist Murdered In London Home; "Stop the F#gs" Hate Flyers Florida University

Milo Yiannopoulos’s Big Backer Cuts Financial Ties

The billionaire investor, Robert Mercer, has decided he’s not supporting Milo Yiannopoulos or Breitbart any longer, and he’s made it very clear as to why he’s doing this.

However, the Trump donor said he came to see that Yiannopoulos “caused pain and divisiveness undermining the open and productive discourse that I had hoped to facilitate. I was mistaken to have supported him, and for several weeks have been in the process of severing all ties with him.”

There’s more here. There are comments you don’t want to miss.

LGBTI Activist Murdered In London Home

This is sad to read.

LGBTI activist Julian Aubrey was found dead in his London flat on Monday (30 October). He was stabbed multiple times before dying at the scene.
Aubrey, 55, was a former co-chairman of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea LGBT liaison group. He also served as a counselor working with sexual abuse victims.

You can check that out here. Three men were arrested for suspicion of murder.

“Stop the F#gs” Hate Flyers Florida University

There have been a lot of racist things happening in the Philadelphia area in schools. I’m not going into detail, but they are some of the worst things you could imagine. And it’s hard to believe it’s happening in schools. Well, now it’s happening to gays in Florida at this university.

A Florida university is currently investigating homophobic flyers posted around the campus.

Unknown people posted the flyers across large areas of the University of West Florida’s campus on Tuesday (31 October). UWF spokeswoman Megan Gonzalez said the flyers mostly appeared on doors leading to lecture halls.

You can read the rest here.  We’re living in interesting times.

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"Sex and the City" Gilles Marini and Hollywood Sex Abuse; The Problems With the Movie "Call Me By Your Name"; Bette Midler On "Hocus Pocus" Remake; Gay Instagrammer Supports Trump and Wears Blackface

“Sex and the City” Gilles Marini and Hollywood Sex Abuse

Here’s another story that came out recently about sexual abuse in Hollywood, with men.

Gilles Marini, who played Samantha Jones’ boy toy in the 2008 Sex and the City film, has opened up about his experiences with Hollywood execs in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
“I was approached by extremely powerful people,” he tells People“I became a piece of meat for many executives in Hollywood.”

You can check this out here. 

The Problems With the Movie “Call Me By Your Name” 

I haven’t been thrilled with the way they’ve been promoting the movie, “Call Me By Your Name,” as a gay romance. But this article takes it even further by tackling something completely different. It’s not the first time I’ve seen people discussing this either.

“Call Me By Your Name” is a film about the “forbidden” romance between a closeted seventeen year old boy and a twenty-four year old man. Based on the book of the same name, the movie portrays a relationship in which the older adult clearly knows that what he’s doing is wrong, yet he still starts a romantic and sexual relationship with a high-school aged teenager. 

You can read that in full here. 

Bette Midler On Hocus Pocus Remake

Midler doesn’t sound too thrilled about the remake of Hocus Pocus. I don’t know anything about it and I didn’t even know they were doing a remake.  

In any event…

Asked about the remake at her annual New York Restoration Project’s Hulaween party, Midler didn’t mince words, saying the TV movie would be “cheap.”
“I know it’s cheap. It’s going to be cheap!” she told People magazine. “I’m not sure what they’re going to do with my character. My character is very, very broad and I don’t know who they’re going to find to play that.”

Here’s the rest. I think we should wait and see before we judge. 

Gay Instagrammer Supports Trump and Wears Blackface

Here we go again. You really do have to wonder about the kind of person who does something like this, and how badly they need attention.

This year for Halloween, Crane decided to dress up as Storm from X-Men. NBD, right? Wrong. His costume was complete with Storm’s signature shock of white hair, her yellow cape, and… her dark skin.

Not surprisingly, people weren’t so into a white dude wearing blackface for Halloween. They immediately began calling out Crane’s costume choice. (If you really need a lesson on the deeply racist history of blackface, here’s a start.)

Check this out here. I really couldn’t care less about his politics, but the blackface crosses the line. 

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Harsh Kevin Spacey Coming Out Memes; Jason Dottley On Hollywood Sex Abuse; Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham’s Wedding Video

Harsh Kevin Spacey Coming Out Memes

I get a lot of letters from gay men who are still in the closet, and they are in the closet for valid reasons. They find my books or this web site, and they contact me in private. Most live in small towns where there’s still a huge gay stigma, and some live in parts of the world where coming out could get them killed…literally killed. I correspond regularly with a closeted gay Amish man (one of the nicest people I have ever met) who has lived his life married to a woman and he has children. He’s lived a good life and a productive life. I think there are some valid reasons why people don’t come out of the closet. And I never judge.

But I do find this Hollywood hypocrisy thing confusing. There are gay men in Hollywood who came out in their private lives years ago, but they remain in the closet because they believe it might hurt their careers. Well, it might hurt their careers…I’m not sure about that. But I am sure they live in this privileged world where hypocrisy is a way of life. These are ambitious people who will stop at nothing to get what they want while the closeted gay guys who really can’t come out at all suffer in private and the brave gay men in Hollywood like Colton Haynes deal with the career issues alone. So I have very little tolerance for that kind of Hollywood hypocrisy…the kind where a gay man is open to all his friends and family, but remains in the closet so he can get the next movie deal or sign the next contract. That’s not fair to everyone else. Plus, it only continues to promote the shame that’s always been associated with being gay.

With all that said, Kevin Spacey has faced more than his fair share of backlash recently thanks to his unusual attempt at coming out. Under any circumstances this coming out announcement is not a huge surprise, but these are some really powerful circumstances. They are alleged circumstances that make this entire Hollywood sex abuse scandal even worse.

In case you haven’t heard yet: On Sunday, actor Anthony Rapp accused Spacey of making untoward sexual advances on him when he was just 14 years old. Spacey was 26. In response, Spacey issued a hasty statement saying he was drunk at the time and didn’t remember the alleged incident… Then he came out as gay. Surprise!

Here’s what Spacey said…

In my life I have had relationships with both men and women. I have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout my life, and I choose now to live as a gay man. I want to deal with this honestly and openly and that starts with examining my own behavior.

First and foremost you don’t choose to be gay. I didn’t choose to be gay, and neither did my Amish friend who’s still living in the closet. People are born gay. Spacey just chose to pretend to be straight all those years. There’s a difference.  

You can read the rest here. There are comments. Of course there’s the usual victim blaming and shaming.  

Jason Dottley On Hollywood Sex Abuse With Men

I had a feeling we’d be hearing more about this sex abuse scandal in Hollywood. Jason Dottley was part of the Sordid Lives cast a few years ago, and now he’s speaking up.

On Monday, the 36-year-old entertainer posted a lengthy Facebook status update alleging widespread sexual harassment and abuse at the hands of industry professionals when he was a teenager trying to make it as an actor.

There’s more, plus the full statement, here. 

Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham’s Wedding Video

On a more positive note, which I think most people need nowadays, here are some great wedding images that were taken in Palm Springs at Haynes and Leatham’s wedding. It’s actually a video.

The below video will allow you to gently re-enter polite society, firm in the confidence that you’re up to date on every breath Haynes has taken in the last 72 hours. We did this for you.

Here’s more. Even though the comments are a little cruel, I think it’s adorable and I’m still shocked this is now possible for gay men to do…get married. I hope it’s a long and happy marriage.  

Someone said they’re going to hyphenate their names.  

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Best Wishes To Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham; Kathy Griffin Tells All On Andy Cohen; Sexy People Have It Harder Getting Jobs; Asexuals Speaking Louder Now

Best Wishes To Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham

Colton Haynes and Jeff Leatham just got married in Palm Springs, CA.

Haynes, 29, and Leatham, 46, — who coordinated in white tuxedo jackets and black bow ties — exchanged vows in front of 120 guests at a nighttime ceremony held at a Palm Springs hotel and officiated by their longtime friend Kris Jenner.

“It’s just amazing when you find someone who kind of teaches you to love yourself more,” Haynes tells PEOPLE. “The really great thing about being with Jeff is that since we got together my relationships with my friends have gotten better, my family relationships have gotten better. When you learn to really love someone, it’s completely life-changing. Now we have this beautiful life together and this epic journey ahead.”

There’s more here. I follow Haynes on Instagram and they seem like a nice couple. I wonder which hotel it was. I live in Palm Springs part time, and I’m just curious.  

Kathy Griffin Tells All On Andy Cohen

Evidently, Kathy Griffin is not going to disappear quietly into the sunset. She’s talking now, and she’s telling everything about good old Andy Cohen.  I know absolutely nothing about him.

Second time I did the show — same thing. So once again we’re alone in an office and he’s like, “You wanna do some coke?” He’s going to say he was kidding, but no, he was asking me to do cocaine with him. That made me very uncomfortable… That’s why I don’t do that show, and I don’t know why he gets away with that.”

There’s more here

Sexy People Have It Harder Getting Jobs

I’m not so sure about this one. I guess it could be true, but I hate to think employers can be this shallow.

It’s not easy being beautiful. Or is it?
That’s the takeaway from a new study published by the American Psychological Association that has found hot people have a much harder time landing entry level jobs than average-looking or downright ugly ones.
There’s more here. They give a reason why…but I’m still not sold on this concept. 
Asexuals Speaking Louder Now
This article is interesting because it talks about asexuality in more detail, without getting too long or confusing. It also discusses what it’s like to be asexual in a society that’s overly sexualized. And we really are, indeed, a society that is sexualized. 
I never really enjoyed my first sexual encounters, though they were interesting as a kind of fact-finding mission. Pretty much every encounter since, regardless of my relationship with the person in question, has been unsatisfying to the point of unfulfilling.

Gay Porn Star Matthew Rush’s Illegal Drug Arrest; Sixty Thousand Dollars In Stolen Dildos; Jenna Jameson Isn’t Happy With Transgender Playmate

Gay Porn Star Matthew Rush’s Illegal Drug Arrest

I can’t help thinking about the post I did yesterday where I saw people comparing gay porn films to gay erotic romance books. Some were actually defending their stand by using PC words like “inclusion,” even though book publishing has nothing at all to do with producing porn films. The word inclusion doesn’t even make sense in this particular context. They are two totally different industries…not genres, but industries. 

I once knew a gay porn star who led a very troubled life. He billed himself as sweet and innocent in public at events, and even passed a story around about how he was working his way through law school doing gay porn. When I asked him privately if any of that was true, he just smiled and told me to “get a life.” 

So when I see stories like this one, I’m rarely shocked. I hate to see them. I wish things were different. The mug shot alone is heart wrenching.

Gay porn star Matthew Rush was arrested on Tuesday (19 September) in Broward County, Florida. Police arrested him for allegedly possessing meth and drug paraphernalia.
The Sword first reported the arrest and the arrest listing appeared on the Broward County Sherrif’s Office website.

 There’s more here. It’s a very unfortunate story, and the some of the comments are not kind. 

Sixty Thousand Dollars In Stolen Dildos

You don’t hear something like THIS every day of the week.

$60,000 worth of dildos and butt plugs were stolen last Monday.
It is believed to be the biggest sex toy in history.
Fun Toys London were showcasing their products at Venus Berlin, an erotic and lifestyle sectors trade fair.
There’s more here. They are asking people to keep a lookout for dildos being sold by unauthorized dealers.  

Jenna Jameson Isn’t Happy With Transgender Playmate
Jenna Jameson is a former Playboy model, and now she’s speaking up against the new trans playmate. It was only a matter of time. 
‘I think it’s setting fire to an iconic brand and pandering to this ridiculous PC world we live in,’ Jameson said via Twitter on 19 October.
‘I just think it’s a ridiculous attempt by Playboy to stay relevant. It is a foolish decision that alienates its consumer base,’ Jameson told Fox News.
More here. At the end of the article there’s a very smart example of the last time Playboy experienced this kind of criticism. 
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Gay Russian Singer Allegedly Abducted/Murdered In Chechnya; Victim of Russia’s Gay Purge Speaks Up; Long Island Tupperware Queen’s Rise and Fall

Gay Russian Singer Allegedly Abducted/Murdered In Chechnya

I’ve seen this story in many places today, but so far I’m not sure if anything has been confirmed. And as usual the mainstream media hasn’t posted anything at all.

The article to which I’m linking now is a somewhat comprehensive piece that discusses a few important things with regard to what’s happening to gays in Chechnya. It goes into detail about what actually does happen to gay men in these gay concentration camps, with a first hand account from a gay man who was detained and then released.

It also discusses the Russian pop singer, Zelim Bakaev, 26, and his mysterious disappearance. It’s complicated, and no one is certain about anything yet. 

Sadly, new reports are now starting to surface stating that Bakaev had been apprehended, tortured and subsequently murdered within 10-13 hours of being in the Chechen capital. Bakaev’s mother had previously reported him as missing to the police in Grozny on August 17, almost two weeks after his disappearance and during which time the singer’s Instagram account was suddenly deleted.

There’s more here. There’s something going on over there, it’s not good, and no one is getting the full story.

There’s more at this link, too

Victim of Russia’s Gay Purge Speaks Up

Here’s more about the gay man who is speaking up with regard to his first hand account of what happened to him in a gay concentration camp in Chechnya.

Maxim Lapunov is the first person to go public with torture allegations without hiding his identity. At a press conference in Moscow on Monday, he said he was held in a basement for 12 days in March and beaten by Chechen security forces, who demanded to know whether he was gay and for him to give the names of his sexual partners.

There’s a great deal more here. Lapunov claims he was literally grabbed from the street, taken to some kind of “police facility,” and held captive while he listened to others moaning in pain. 

Long Island Tupperware Queen’s Rise and Fall 

On a much lighter note, here’s a story about the rise and fall of a once upon a time drag queen who sold Tupperware

Bobbi was known to her clients as Aunt Barbara, a drag queen who dressed in 1960s-era getups, lots of makeup, and a black bob wig. Her sales pitch included lots of attitude and sassy comebacks.

“Most people thought it was a great, fun thing to do in their house,” 48-year-old Bobbi tells ABC Newsin a new documentary short. “It was a comedy show, but it was a comedy show in their minds because it was a man dressed as a woman playing a character.”

Here’s more. There’s a fascinating twist to all this. It’s much too in-depth for me to explain here, and I don’t want to get it wrong. So you’ll have to click the link. 

The comments are interesting, too. I think this would make a great book, and a movie. 

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Not All Gay Books Have Sex
In Their Prime by Ryan Field