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Kathy Griffin Is Hoping For A US Comeback Tour; Matchmaker Helping Gay Farmers Hook Up; Trans Man Wins Mr. Gay Denmark

Kathy Griffin Is Hoping For A US Comeback Tour

I’m not totally sure if this is a real interview, or if it’s an advertorial promoting Kathy Griffin’s newest tour, Laugh Your Head Off. Frankly, I don’t care. I was never her biggest fan, and I never will be. Not even when she was on Fashion Police. And that had nothing at all to do with the whole Trump/head thing on the Internet.

With that said, I’m linking to this because I’m curious to see how she will be received in the US after what happened with the Trump thing on the Internet.

It’s a long interview, and this is only part of the answer. The most interesting thing is how she avoids the question entirely. In fact, that may be the funniest thing she’s done in years.

Why are US audiences ready for your comeback? What has changed between May 2017 and now? 

Pretty soon after the picture, I called my stand-up agent and I said, “Are there actual cities in countries overseas where they’re going to want someone to come over and talk shit about Trump?” Two weeks later I had 15 countries and 23 cities. That was really important because of course the audiences over there were receptive. They don’t think Fox News is real. Although can I tell you, Fox News was on in every country I went to. How much of a bummer is that?

You can read more here.  And the comments are interesting. 

Matchmaker Helping Gay Farmers Hook Up

I know someone who’s been in the closet all his life and he also lives in a rural area in the Midwest. He’s a middle aged gay virgin who would love to meet other guys, but he doesn’t have access to anything even remotely related to gay life where he lives. And he’s one of the nicest people I’ve ever met online. So I’m hoping someone does something like this here in the US, too. 

Don’t be thrown by the name, “The Farmer Wants A Wife” matches single country folk of all orientations–men seeking men, men seeking women, women seeking women, and everything in between.
The dating service launched in Ireland just last year and has already proven to be a huge success. It may soon be expanding across the U.K.

Here’s more to the story. 

Trans Man Wins Mr. Gay Denmark

This was nice to read.

Denmark has made history after a Danish trans man was crowned Mr Gay Denmark 2018.
The Scandinavian country, which has been criticised in the past for “lagging behind” in LGBTI rights, changed the tide of history by voting a transgender male as its new Mr Gay icon.

Here’s more. It goes into a lot more detail about his personal journey, too. 

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Poland’s First Openly Gay Mayor Running For President; Male Stripper On Water Skis; Gay’s the Word Bookshop Window Smashed

Poland’s First Openly Gay Mayor Running For President

Here’s something interesting on the global front. Poland’s first openly gay mayor is thinking about running for President.

Even though the election is a few years away, recent polls show one in every four Poles is willing to vote for Biedroń. This is a remarkable achievement in a country where between 50 and 70% of people do not approve of same-sex relationships.

Here’s the rest. 

Male Stripper On Water Skis

This story went viral and it’s not hard to see why. 

And if “the edge” can be defined as performing a striptease while skidding across a body of water barefoot at breakneck speed, then by golly, this man is the living embodiment of it.

You can check this out, here. There’s a video. This guy is good! 

Gay’s the Word Bookshop Window Smashed

As if there aren’t already enough issues brick and mortar bookshops are facing, this has to happen.

But although literal decades have passed since the 80s, the bookshop still experiences an onslaught of bigoted attacks from vandals who seem determined to damage it.
And the latest attack has seen one of the bookshop’s window’s smashed over the weekend – leaving the shop with a £500 bill to fix the glass.
Here’s more. This bookshop has been around since 1979. 

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LA Prosecutors and Kevin Spacey Case; Gay Couple Turned Away From UK Straight Bar; Gus Kenworthy’s Boyfriend and an Excellent Video With A Porn Star

LA Prosecutors and Kevin Spacey Case

Whenever I post about something like this I try to urge people to consider the fact that in the US we are all supposed to be innocent until proven guilty.

Prosecutors in Los Angeles are reviewing a sex crimes case against Kevin Spacey.
According to NBC, the sherriff’s department first submitted the case on 5 April. Now, the District Attorney’s Office’s Sex Crimes Task Force is reviewing the case for it to potentially move forward.

You can read the rest of it here. There are a few more investigations mentioned.

Gay Couple Turned Away From UK Straight Bar

This is interesting. I’ve been seeing gay and straight people mingle in most US bars lately. Especially in traditional gay bars.

A gay couple was refused entry into a bar in Leeds, UK when bouncers said it was ‘mixed-couples’ only.
Patrick Hannon and Jake Archer had gone to Jake’s Bar in the northern English city for a drink at 10pm on 24 March.

Here’s more. It’s being investigated by the bar’s manager. I hope there’s a follow up. I’m curious.

Gus Kenworthy’s Boyfriend and an Excellent Video With A Porn Star

I don’t know much about Kenworthy’s boyfriend, so the best I can do here is link.

Gus Kenworthy’s boyfriend, Matthew Wilkas, stars in a gritty, NSFW new music video from singer Natti Vogel.
Vogel began his career writing music at NYC’s prestigious The New School and NYU before throwing himself on to the New York City cabaret scene.

You can watch the video here. 

It’s very good. And this press release is very true. I think gay people face this at least once daily on social media.

A press release for the video says, ‘it highlights the desperation and alienation queer people face growing up in a heteronormative society, but through the lens of one specific individual. 

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Why I Disagree With Time Magazine’s "Love, Simon" Review; Gay Millennials and Monogamy; Another Man On PrEP Tests HIV Positive

Why I Disagree With Time Magazine’s Love, Simon Review
I haven’t seen Love, Simon yet so this isn’t my opinion. I did comment at the end of this post, though, because this review is NOT an opinion with which I agree. 
I also do intend to see Love, Simon because I’ve heard to many good things about it from so many people…gay and straight. I love the fact that Love, Simon star, Keiynan Lonsdale, just came out
With that said, this is rich…
But that’s precisely the problem. Kids like Simon, in 2018, already have a good shot of fitting in. They don’t need this movie. Will they look up from Netflix to notice that it has premiered? Love, Simon feels like a film responding to an entirely different culture, like one in which gay marriage was never legalized. That decision both acknowledged that equality for gays had won the day and opened the door for far more interesting and challenging fights, ones the next generation will lead. Movies that integrate those stories are ones worth anticipating with relish. Love, Simon, by contrast, simply feels like looking back in time.
I couldn’t disagree with this reviewer more about movies like Love, Simon. What an interesting assumption…to state in writing that all gay kids have it so easy now and they don’t need a movie like this. 
I think gay kids need films like this now more than ever. In fact, this review only makes me want to see Love, Simon even more. And I think it’s proof that not all gay people are understood or represented very well by mainstream outlets like Time Magazine. In fact, a good deal of this review is insulting.  
Here’s the rest. When I do see Love, Simon I will post my review.  

Gay Millennials and Monogamy

This actually doesn’t surprise me. And I think it has a lot to do with younger gay men assimilating more now that gay marriage is legal.

This just in: Polyamory and open relationships may be on the outs. And monogamy may be making a comeback.
new study by researchers Lanz Lowen and Blake Spears has found some surprising new relationship trends, especially among gay men ages 18-39.
Here’s the rest. The entire piece is very interesting. They say most singles are seeking monogamous relationships. And I love that because I wasn’t even sure if that was possible when I was growing up. I’m not joking either. I honestly didn’t know. 
Another Man On PrEP Tests HIV Positive
Here’s another story about a guy who’s been on PrEP, but still tested HIV positive. 
But this is not a panic article, and I think it’s important to read from beginning to end. If you’re on PrEP or thinking about doing the regimen, there’s still a lot more information that’s encouraging. 
These cases confirm that PrEP doesn’t provide 100% protection against HIV. However there are few who work in HIV prevention, care or research surprised by this. More usually, the surprise isn’t that PrEP can fail but that it’s as successful at preventing HIV as it is.
Most often efficacy of 86% is cited, as this was the impact seen in several major PrEP studies, including the UK-based PROUD study.
More here. They even get into how condoms can sometimes fail.
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HBO’s Here and Now Excellently HOT Gay Sex Scenes; Lebanon: Gay Sex Decriminalization; Tinder Sued By Trans Woman

HBO’s Here and Now Excellently HOT Gay Sex Scenes 

When I first started watching HBO’s new series, Here and Now, I thought it would be more of a paranormal. So far I’m not really sure what it is, but I love the characters, the story line moves fast, and there are two gay characters that are handled very well. So far I can’t find one single Will and Grace stereotype. Like most TV these days, the gay characters in Here and Now are being incorporated into a mainstream story line and it’s not a big deal. It’s just natural, which is refreshing to see.

The sex scenes are great, too. They aren’t explicit, but they show gay sex in a more realistic way than most things I’ve seen. 

Here’s something from the web site.

A provocative and darkly comic meditation on the forces polarizing present-day American culture, as experienced by the members of a progressive multi-ethnic family — a philosophy professor and his wife, their adopted children, and sole biological child — and a Muslim family, headed by a psychiatrist who is treating one of their children.

You can check this out, here. I’m loving it and I’m not even binge watching this one. I’m actually waiting for a new episode each Sunday night.  

Lebanon: Gay Sex Decriminalization

On the global front, politicians in Lebanon are now trying to decriminalize gay sex. 

Politicians in Lebanon have called for the government to decriminalise same-sex intercourse.
Right-wing Christian Democrat party, the Kataeb party, announced plans to scrap the law on television over the weekend. 

Here’s the rest. I’ll post more when I see it. 

Tinder Sued By Trans Woman

I know absolutely nothing about Tinder.

A trans woman is suing Tinder claiming it rejects all transgender people from the dating app.
Ariel Hawkins, from Portland, has filed a lawsuit against the global dating site.
She edited her profile to disclose she was pre-op trans woman a few days ago.

Here’s more. I hope there’s a follow up. I don’t totally understand this one because according to the link below from the NYT Tinder does allow trans people. And this dates back to 2016. I was curious and I had to check. 

The move to let transgender users identify themselves as such on Tinder is meant to let them “interact with people who are more accepting of who they are,” the company’s chief executive said.

Here’s the link to this one

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Let’s ALL Support LGBT TV Show "East Siders"; Five Women Accuse James Franco of Inappropriate Sexual Behavior; Cher Headlines Mardi Gras Party In Sydney

Let’s ALL Support LGBT TV Show East Siders

The other night I finished binge watching the 3rd season of East Siders on Netflix and I tweeted about how much I loved it and how I wish there had been more than 6 episodes. And to my surprise, which sometimes happens on Twitter, the creator of East Siders, Kit Williamson, replied to my tweet letting me know that he wants to do more episodes, but funding is always an issue.

First, when I say I love this show I’m not just blowing smoke up your butts. I really do, and I think that’s because it’s so different from other LGBT TV shows I’ve seen. East Siders has love, it’s sexy, it has emotion, it’s current, the characters are likable, and most of all it’s authentic LGBT content. And during a time when so much LGBT content is coming from straight people in Hollywood, I find that as valuable as I do refreshing.

I started watching season 1 of East Siders when it first showed up on Netflix, and with each season that’s followed I’ve enjoyed every episode. After posting that Tony and I took two cross country road trips last year, from coast to coast, I especially loved season 3 of East Siders because two main characters also do a cross country road trip. Now I can’t wait to get back in the car this spring for another cross country road trip and head back to Palm Springs.

I also love the way they set the first episode of East Siders in Palm Springs, CA. A lot of people out there who know nothing about gay culture, but think they do, don’t even realize that Palm Springs, CA is filled with gay history and gay culture. That’s why Tony and I bought a condo out there. So we can divide our time between New Hope, PA, and Palm Springs, CA. There’s no place else like it in the world.

The sex scenes in East Siders are well done, not over the top, and they mention things like PrEP. I think the characters represent a lot of what’s happening out there today with real life gay people. It’s not Modern Family or Will and Grace. This show is the real deal, and I think you’ll like everything about it. I think women who love to love gay romance novels will love East Siders, too. There is modern, new adult gay romance and so far I’ve seen happy endings.

You can read more about it here on IMDb.  And there are a few YouTube videos out. But most of all, give East Siders a shot, support it because we need authentic gay content like this, and help support authentic gay artists who are doing their best. I know what that’s like as an indie gay author to struggle. It’s not easy when you’re up against a system that’s geared for straight white people. But sometimes a show like East Siders comes along and you just want to see it work out.

This is from IMDb

What happens after the world ends? Written and directed by award winning playwright Kit Williamson, “EastSiders” explores the aftermath of infidelity on a gay couple in Silverlake. When Cal (Kit Williamson) finds out Thom (Van Hansis) has been cheating on him with Jeremy (Matthew McKelligon), their relationship is turned upside down. Will the lies tear them apart or are they just stubborn enough to stay together forever? Drunken outbursts and double standards abound in this dark comedy about the sad and funny messes we make out of our lives. Cal’s best friend Kathy (Constance Wu) is always there for him with a bottle of whiskey in her purse, but she has her own problems with her nice guy boyfriend Ian (John Halbach), even if they’re all in her head. Stephen Guarino guest stars as a party promoter throwing one last bash before the apocalypse.

Kit Williamson

There’s also a kickstarter campaign for East Siders, here.   

Five Women Accuse James Franco of Inappropriate Sexual Behavior 
Here’s more about the ongoing James Franco story. 
Five women have come forward accusing James Franco of sexually inappropriate behavior in an explosive new piece published by the Los Angeles Times.
This latest report comes just days after Franco was accused of being a hypocrite on social media for wearing a Time’s Up pin at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards:
Here’s the rest. I have no comment about Franco. But prepare yourself for more than a few vituperative, misogynist comments at the end of the article. 
Cher Headlines Mardi Gras Party In Sydney
This is fairly big news. I don’t think Cher has done anything quite this grand in a long time. But as always, she’s doing it with style. 
The rumor mills that gay icon Cher would headline Sydney’s Mardi Gras Party were true. The pop diva has just been confirmed as the main act at the world famous party in an exclusive Australian performance.
There’s more, here. I would imagine there are a lot of thrilled people in Sydney right now. I actually read a novel, a good novel, written by a female author about Mardi Gras in Sydney. I lost touch with her, but the Mardi Gras descriptions were excellent. I’ll update if I can remember the title of the novel.

Update. Here’s a link to the post about the Mardi Gras book I was talking about. 

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The Projector: New Release; The Milo Yiannopoulos Court Saga; Guys Are Going Commando; Watch Them Objectify Justin Trudeau

The Projector: New Release

Here’s my newest release, The Projector, which is also part of a limited edition I’m doing with Altered Parts. But I wanted to release both separately, with different covers. They aren’t related, except for the fact that I’m offering The Projector as a free bonus story with Altered Parts, here. 

In any event, The Projector is a long story that falls a few thousand words short of a novella…it’s 15,000 words. Here’s the blurb, and here’s the Amazon link. I also have it up for sale in other places, too, like Smashwords and iTunes.

Kyle Jacobson is a perfectionist on a mission. With an important school project that must be done on a certain night, during a certain time of the year, he plans everything right down to the last detail. He keeps his secret project so carefully guarded no one other than his boyfriend knows about it, because Kyle believes this could be the most important project of his academic career.

Unfortunately, Kyle’s boyfriend disappoints him at the last minute and Kyle is left to deal with his secret project alone. It becomes a true test of professional tenacity to see if he’ll follow through with his plans or abandon them completely.

Kyle has no idea what lies ahead of him that night, nor is he aware of how quickly life can change in the blink of an eye. But it soon becomes apparent he made the right choice that night, because the outcome of this project changes his entire perspective and his life in a totally unexpected way.

The Milo Yiannopoulos Court Saga

While I’m not a huge fan of any political pundit, I do find this lawsuit with Milo Yiannopoulos interesting from a publishing POV. And this is getting gritty now. The notes from Milo’s editor were released in court, and Milo’s fighting back with a few interesting allegations of his own. 

I’m not going to try to parse this one, and I’m not excerpting. You can check it out here. I’m going to follow this one to see what the outcome is. 

Keep in mind that most articles about this are highly slanted in one direction or the other.  

Guys Are Going Commando

There’s not much happening this week, obviously. Some company is selling gym shorts where guys can go commando…or that’s how it feels.  

The company has released a homoerotic commercial, er, “infomercial” that shows a dude repeatedly adjusting his junk and bending over in a G-string while his fratty friends attempt to tear his clothes off in public. You know, typical “guy” stuff.

It’s worth checking out the video, and the comments. The shorts actually look kind of comfortable. I thought the video was funny, but the people who commented clearly don’t agree with me. 

You can do that, here. 

Watch Them Objectify Justin Trudeau

Whenever I see things like this I can’t help wondering how people would react if this was done to a woman. Especially a woman politician. Think about that for a moment.

But getting back to those looks, a photo quickly went viral today that shows off Trudeau’s curves in all the right ways.

What follows that comment is a close up photo of Justin Trudeau’s ass. This really bothers me because I happen to have a lot of respect for Justin Trudeau. He is the only high profile politician that I can think of in recent years who has actually apologized to gay people for what they’ve gone through.  

We should be thanking Trudeau, not gaping at him.  

You can check it out here

FREE Giveaway A Christmas Carl

And don’t forget my publisher is doing a free giveaway at Goodreads for A Christmas Carl.

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