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Trans Sex Workers Raped; James Woods’ Butt Plug Tweet To Anderson Cooper; Prince William Wins Straight Ally Award With An Excellent Speech

Trans Sex Workers Raped

A London man received a 14 year jail sentence for rape, and why he chose these women as his victims is scary.

This quote is from Detective Inspector Susan Jordan…

‘He targeted his victims and thought that because of the nature of their work, his offending would go unreported. I would like to stress that the Met is committed to seeking justice for all victims of sexual offences.

You can check this out here. Unfortunately, there may be other victims who haven’t come forward yet.

James Woods’ Butt Plug Tweet To Anderson Cooper

I think this is a good example of how the double standard works in the media nowadays. The other day Stephen Colbert made insulting homophobic comments and all the media did was give him praise and support. And now we have James Woods making homophobic tweets about Anderson Cooper, and he’s getting slammed.

Woods, a two-time Oscar nominee, took to Twitter today to give his own theory as to why the CNN anchor rolled his eyes this week during a contentious interview with White House spokesperson Kellyanne Conway.

Woods wrote of the openly gay Cooper’s expression: ‘As his butt plug dislodges during a newscast… #andersoncoopereyeroll.’

I’m not fond of homophobic comments from anyone, about anything. And frankly I think Woods’ comment is as bad as what Colbert said. However, the double standard continues in the media, and I think this is a perfect example of it.

You can read the rest here.

Prince William Wins Straight Ally Award With An Excellent Speech

Unlike Debra Messing at the GLAAD Awards who wants to make America gay again, Prince William nailed it spot on when he won a British LGBT award for being a Celebrity Straight Ally. As usual, Prince William’s eloquent acceptance speech not only makes a difference, it hits on the highly significant topic of bullying.

Here’s part of what he said…

‘I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone at the LGBT Awards for this incredible award. It’s a real honor to be recognized in this way,’ he says.

‘In recent years I’ve become passionate about what we can do to protect people from bullying, particularly online.

‘Through this work, I have encountered a number of tragic stories about LGBT young people who have sadly felt unable to cope with the abuse and discrimination they face in their lives. But this work has also led me to a number of inspiring people who are helping others to stand up to bullying, wherever it occurs.

‘It is 2017 and no-one should be bullied for their sexuality, or any other reason.

You can read it all here.

Now that’s how you accept an award. Pay attention, Debra Messing…and most of Hollywood.  Gay men are not your pet poodles anymore.

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French Gay Men Voting for Marine Le Pen; Same Sex Couples With Risky Futures; Polar Bear Dies Of Broken Heart After Losing Same Sex Partner

French Gay Men Voting for Marine Le Pen

I know nothing at all about French politics, but I thought this was interesting…and now I know a little more about French politics.

It’s an article that discusses why some French gay men are supporting conservative candidate, Marine Le Pen, and it gives some background info.

When BBC Newsbeat interviewed gay men in the gay district of Paris, Le Marais, the results were telling.

One interviewee, Cedric said: ‘There are priorities in France other than homosexuality.

‘I myself am in a same-sex couple… But for me, there are more pressing issues like the economy, the national debt and unemployment,’ he explained.

It seems he’s not alone.

Gay Star News spoke to Alexandre Curioz, a gay man living in Le Marais: ‘The far-right is gaining voters everywhere.’

You can check the rest out here, and I highly suggest you do. It’s one of those articles that I think might be predicting a trend for the future. Or maybe not. It’s too soon to tell.

Same Sex Couples With Risky Futures

Speaking of the future, here’s a more practical piece about how some same sex couples are taking risks with their futures and not planning ahead. Tony and I actually have two friends…a same sex couple who’ve been together for 25 years…and they still haven’t legally married. They own property together, and mix finances. And in spite of how we’ve urged them to get married legally, they refuse to listen. Legalized marriage doesn’t solve all the issues, but it makes things a lot better for older couples.

This is geared toward UK gay couples, but in general I think the article could be applied to US couples in the sense that you have to plan ahead.

But there are also issues you are more likely to face if you are in a gay or lesbian couple.

  • LGBTI retirement can cost more than for straight people and yet we are often less prepared for it.
  • Because fewer same-sex couples are married, fewer are protected legally. In a worse case, you may lose your home when you lose your partner because of this.
  • Inheritance tax in the UK could be a big issue and even if you are in a formal partnership, you may need extra planning to avoid a nasty shock.

Here’s the rest. Inheritance tax in the US is just as bad for couples who are not legally married. I’ve seen older gay men lose their homes because of it.

Be prudent with your future.

Polar Bear Dies of Broken Heart After Losing Same Sex Partner

I don’t know much about Polar Bears either, but this story made me think twice.

A polar bear has ‘died from a broken heart’ in San Diego’s SeaWorld Wild Arctic exhibit, claims People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Szenja, 21, and Snowflake, 22 have been inseparable and living in the same enclosure for the past 20 years.

The two female polar bears were separated so that Snowflake could mate with male polar bears.

You can read more here. I’m not sure what to make of these stories. I’ve heard people say that when they have two dogs and one dies the other is heartbroken. Of course I believe them. However, I’ve had two dogs and when one died the other was thrilled to get all the attention herself. She never missed the dog that died, and she slid into being an only child dog without any issues whatsoever. In fact, she seemed happier to be alone. So I think this one falls into the category of it depends.

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Judging Mike Pence’s Marriage; The Kilted Scotsman Gets Hate Mail; 90 Year Old WWII Trans Vet

Judging Mike Pence’s Marriage

I’ve never been a huge fan of Mike Pence, and that’s based strictly on his record regarding LGBT rights. I don’t get personal, I don’t shame, and I don’t care much about his personal life. However, this article that seems to be judging Pence’s marriage really irritates me. It sounds as if it’s written by someone who has never been married or never been in a long term successful relationship.

A new exposé published by the Washington Post on the Vice President and his wife paints a chilling portrait of an unusually close relationship between a husband and wife.

“They are in a strong, supportive marriage bound by common faith,” Peter Rusthoven, who has known the Pences for more than 25 years, says. “I don’t think they make decisions separately.”

But is it really “strong” and “supportive,” or is it more creepy, co-dependent, and controlling? You decide… 

There you are. The rest is here.

About ten years ago someone asked me if I wanted to join her for dinner at a local bar/restaurant in New Hope on a weeknight for dinner. She wasn’t a good friend; just an acquaintance. Back then Tony was travelling a lot on business and I was home alone during the week. No complaints. I didn’t mind being alone and I’ve always had enough work to keep me busy. But even though I was free to go to dinner with her, I declined the invitation and I simply told this woman the truth and said I don’t care to go out to dinner without my husband. She didn’t get that. And I didn’t care. I was only being honest. I didn’t want to go out without my husband, plain and simple. It’s not up for debate. Tony wouldn’t mind, but I didn’t want to go. Every marriage has its own way of working and I don’t think anyone has the right to pass judgment on that.

The Kilted Scotsman Gets Hate Mail

I think I may have mentioned that I started using comment moderation here on the blog because of the hate comments I was getting. I even had a death threat. I’ve received e-mails and DMs like that, too. I didn’t cry or complain. I sucked it up and moved forward. Because that’s what you do when someone sends you hate mail.

With that said, the Kilted Scotsman who poses for semi-nude photos in a kilt that I posted about back in February got a snail mail hate letter and he’s not pleased at all.

It said threatening stuff like ‘you need to watch yourself’ and they said they’d been watching my videos online and that they want me to get out. I don’t really know anyone in the building. My friends have been saying they didn’t realize this sort of thing still happened in this day and age.

“I was upset at first, but now I am furious, because someone’s aim is to intimidate me and terrorize me into leaving my home because of their own bigoted beliefs. The people who do this sort of thing need to know that their views are unacceptable and the majority of people won’t tolerate it.” 

You can check that out here.

90 Year Old WWII Trans Vet

Now  here’s something inspiring for a change. If all the news read like this and we could figure out a way to filter out the rest of the garbage the media shoves in our direction, life would be near perfection.

At the age of 90, Davies decided to follow through on a feeling she’s had her entire life — she’s transgender and finally ready to live it.

Davies, who was born Peter, says she’s known her true gender since she was just a toddler.

“I’ve known I was transgender since I was 3 years old. I knew a girl called Patricia, and I decided I wanted to be known by that name but it didn’t stick,” Davies told Caters News Agency. 

You can check that out here, and there’s a photo.

I actually knew a trans woman who was a WWII vet who lived and worked in New Hope for many years. We called her, “Mother,” affectionately. And she was loved by all. Here’s a photo of her grave that I took myself. She would have loved this attention.









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"Hey Qween" and "Dragula;" RIP Walter Cessna; Reality Show About Underpants and Penis Bulge

Hey Qween” and “Dragula”

I’m posting this to show how diverse gay culture can be. For all I know, and I’ve been gay most of my life, these people are speaking a foreign language. I have no idea what they’re talking about.

All nine contestants of the ?hit YouTube series? “Dragula: Search for the World’s First Drag Supermonster” have returned and are ready to weigh in on all the drama from the debut season.

“Drag is blowing up, which is amazing, but there is a certain section of people that aren’t getting the spotlight they deserve,” explained the Boulet Brothers to reunion host Jonny McGovern. 

You can read the rest here. 

Seriously. I have more in common with my straight friends. But this is how diverse gay culture is.

RIP Walter Cessna

This is sad. He lived a fascinating life, though.

 teenage publishing wunderkind, an underage club kid, a zinester, and a designer, stylist and darling of the fashion world. He styled Nine Inch Nails’ Downward Spiral Tour; he dated Mario Testino when he was 18 years old. He was a hustler in San Francisco, a photographer in New York. He’s battled addiction and has been living with HIV for year—facts about which he maintains a gleefully dark sense of humor. He’s been in multiple comas. 

 You can read  more about him here

RIP

Reality Show About Underpants and Penis Bulge

Of course they aren’t promoting this show the way I just did in the headline, but that’s really what it is. I have no problem whatsoever with things like this, but be honest about it. Don’t play games. I think people are sick and tired of that.

“Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be surrounded by underwear models all day?” Christian asks haltingly, flanked by adult stars Topher DiMaggio and Arad Winwin.

Actually, I haven’t spent much time wondering about that. I spend more time trying to avoid bad dialogue tags with hideous adverbs like “haltingly.”

Here’s the rest.  The comments are excellent.









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Creepy Chilling Gay Revenge; Charlotte Democratic Mayoral Candidate’s Dog S%*t Tweet; Tom Daley Goes Deep

Creepy Chilling Gay Revenge

Here’s a story about a government employee in New Zealand who stalked and creeped a straight guy for years.

According to prosecutors, the 39-year-old had been harassing the victim for over two-and-a-half years. The harassment included creating fake online dating profiles using his photo and contact information and sending sex toys to his office. The victim also says a letter was sent to his house with a picture of him with penises drawn all over his face and a note accusing him of cheating on his wife.

You can read it all here. There’s a lot more. He even sent fake letters to the guy’s neighbors.

Charlotte Democratic Mayoral Candidate’s Dog S%*t Tweet

This one is about Charlotte, NC’s Democratic Mayoral candidate, Joel Ford, and a tweet he sent in response to criticism regarding his poor record LGBT rights.

He tweeted a photo of a dog pooing, and people got offended…as they so often do these days.

The offending tweet was sent to Matt Comer, who sits on the board of Charlotte Pride and is a former editor of Charlotte’s LGBTQ paper QNotes, after he criticized Ford’s record when another Twitter user called the senator “homophobic.”

There’s more here. Of course he deleted the tweet, but there are the expected screen shots. Ford does claim he supports LGBT rights. It’s more complicated than the headline would suggest.

Tom Daley Goes Deep

The only reason I’m posting about this one is for the comments.

Tom Daley went undercover at an airport and the reactions are interesting. To be honest, I know who Tom Daley is but I doubt I would recognize him in this situation.

Foreign airpots can be rather difficult to navigate, especially when you run into a celebrity Olympian masquerading as a British Airways attendant.

And particularly when he gives you suspect advice in your moment of legitimate travel stress.

Here’s the rest. Like I said, you don’t want to miss the intense comments with this one. It’s astonishing to see how people will fight over anything on the Internet.









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Mom Rejects Gay Son’s Wedding Day; Malaysia Delays Beauty and Beast Release; Grindr’s Wild New Emojis

Mom Rejects Gay Son’s Wedding Day

This is sad to read.

This is only part of what she said…

‘I know a lot of people today think they’re outdated and old fashioned, but they’re something we value and hold dearly. We’re pretty strong on how we feel about the situation and we also know what you want us to be able to give you – which is acceptance of your personal life choices – and Chris, we can’t. But in saying that, we do want to know how well you’re doing, and that you’re well, and that you’re ok. But for now, Chris you really are about to do something that we find really hard to accept, which is to have a wedding ceremony. I hold marriage very sacred so I can’t give you that acceptance or be part of that part of your life. That part of your life is just not compatible with ours but your life is yours to live as you see fit.’

You can read the rest here.

Malaysia Delays Beauty and Beast Release

There’s a gay moment in the film Beauty and the Beast and it’s been getting all kinds of reactions all over the globe. Ironically, the reactions aren’t about bestiality, they’re about the gay moment, Seriously. Bestiality is ok, but gay is somehow shocking.

Malaysia has delayed the release of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast live action remake pending an internal review.

The delay came after it was revealed the film included a ‘gay moment’ between Gaston and his man servant LeFou. The servant expresses his feelings for Gaston in a song, admiring his looks and declaring many men in town will ‘tell you whose team they prefer to be on’.

Of course it’s ridiculous, but it wasn’t that long ago when they were doing this here in the US, too.

Here’s the rest. 

Grindr’s Wild New Emojis

Well, it is a hook up app.

We have an “It’s Raining Men” emoji, featuring Speedo-clad guys death-dropping from a cloud.
There’s a “Dead” emoji, featuring “me” carved into a gravestone.
You can check them out here. There’s even a Truvada app. 

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Feeling Bad For Handsome Men; Father/Daughter Transgenders; Colton Haynes Is Engaged

Feeling Bad For Handsome Men

You don’t read things like this too often.

It’s all about how Pietro Boselli finds it difficult being too handsome.

“I don’t think there would be any direct disadvantage,” he says, “apart from maybe some stereotypes or the fact that people won’t necessarily focus on other aspects of your personality.”

You can read the rest here.  Don’t miss the comments.

In all seriousness, though, there are downsides to being attractive. The biggest one is that people won’t approach you first. It won’t happen. In fact, they will say that you’re “unapproachable.” And if you’re not an extrovert that can lead to a lot of lonely nights.

Father/Daughter Transgenders

Here’s an interesting piece about a father and daughter who are transitioning together.

Inspired by watching a documentary on Jazz Jennings, Eric announced that he too was transitioning. He said, “The first feeling was relief, the second was terror. Fear for what my future would hold, fear for how my family and children would, fear for what the rest of my life was going to look like.”

Here’s the rest. I always wonder how the spouse reacts, and how they work out the obvious complications with regard to sex. There have to be complications. In other words, if I marry a man and he tells me he wants to transition into a woman, I’ll still love him but I’m still going to need a man in bed. So just how does that work? They never actually discuss this in detail aloud. And I think we’re all curious.

Colton Haynes Is Engaged

It finally happened. Sorry, Colton Haynes is officially off the market.

Jeff Leatham, Haynes’ celebrity florist boyfriend-turned-fiancé, popped the question on the Las Ventanas al Paraiso in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Here’s more. I really love these things. Mainly because I never thought I’d see the day where gay men got engaged to be legally married, in public. That’s big. When you think about how Bill Clinton signed DOMA into law back in the 90s, and everything was so dismal with respect to gay marriage, the magnitude of this never ceases to amaze me in 2017.









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