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Male Celebrity Bulges; Deaf and Gay Dickie Hearts; What Defines A "Jock" On Gay Hook Up Apps?

Male Celebrity Bulges

Here’s one that dates back, but I missed it back then and I think it’s kind of timeless. And, it’s a lot more fun than politics.

In May, Queerty readers voted overwhelmingly for Jon Hamm’s headline-grabbing schlong as the best celebrity bulge, with actor David Henrie’s poolside package coming in second, followed closely behind by Michael Fassbender’s sweatpants surprise.

You can check it out here, with photos. It doesn’t look as if anyone posed for these pics either.

Deaf and Gay Dickie Hearts

Here’s an interview with actor and filmmaker, Dickie Hearts, who has faced his share of challenges in life so far, and he’s done so with pride and tenacity.

Describe your first Pride.

For some reason, most of my Prides are vaguely hard to remember. All (half) kidding aside, I do remember my first L.A. Pride. It was 2011. I had just driven across the country from Virginia to Los Angeles. I was wearing a pink tutu and looking so fabulous that they let me cut the super-long line at the Abbey. I danced with a really hot firefighter guy. It was a great way to settle into the new gayborhood.

The rest is here. I always find it interesting that no one bothers to leave comments on the best articles, like this one. The only time you see comments is when there’s some kind of clickbait, or it’s something argumentative. I guess that’s the nature of the Internet, though.

What Defines A “Jock” On Gay Hookup Apps?

For people who are into hook up apps, here’s something about how the term “jock” is defined. It’s a collection of opinions from people who use hook up apps regularly. Some of them might surprise you.

Here’s one that I never would have imagined:

When you see that word [jock] it means the guy is guy isn’t out. Only my close friends know I am gay but nobody else does. I’ve always used it to let people know I’m not open to everyone. I just like getting BJ’s anyway. Am I doing it the wrong way?

You can check out the rest here.  Some are more literal.

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Chechnya and Concentration Camp For Gays; Hollywood Fail With Gays: Kelly Osbourne On Female Celebs Pretending To Be Gay; Vatican Appoints Gay Rights Activist; In Their Prime by Ryan Field

Chechnya and Concentration Camp For Gays

I’ve seen a lot of information going around about this alleged concentration camp for gays in Chechnya. So I did a simple search and found this on Snopes.

When we asked Amnesty International if they could confirm the existence of the concentration camps they responded that it’s preferable, based on what we know, to refer to them as secret detention sites. “We should always be careful about using the language of ‘concentration camps,’” AI spokesperson Alexander Artemyev said.
Artemyev also noted that not all the detainees have been men suspected of being gay:

Although not even Snopes is perfect, they tend to be one of the more reliable sources online. You can check this out here. As of right now there are still conflicting reports, but it definitely sounds as if something shifty is going on. I highly suggest reading this in full.

Hollywood Fail With Gays: Kelly Osbourne On Female Celebs Pretending To Be Gay

According to Kelly Osbourne, there are female celebrities pretending to be gay. I honestly don’t know much about it, but I do have a comment at the end for Ms. Osbourne.

‘There’s this whole generation of young Hollywood girls who can’t find love where they think it’s supposed to be, and then they come out being gay and two weeks later they have a boyfriend. It drives me nuts!’ the daughter of rocker Ozzy Osbourne and talk show host Sharon Osbourne tells PrideSource.

She adds: ‘I’m like, I know you. I’ve known you pretty much since before you used to shit outside of a diaper. You are not gay! But I think outing somebody in that way is just as bad as outing somebody who has not come out of the closet. It’s one of those things I have to keep to myself… and it drives me fucking crazy!’

You can read the rest here. She’s not naming anyone. But if this is true, I disagree with Osbourne. If they aren’t gay, and they are only pretending to be gay, I say out their asses and name their names. Because outing someone for being straight and privileged and calling their lies is by NO means as bad as outing someone who has not come out of the closet yet. The two are not even remotely related.

Hollywood fail with gays, once again.

Vatican Appoints Gay Rights Activist

It’s hard to tell where the Catholic Church stands on gays these days because I see so many conflicting stories all the time. The Pope says one thing, and then says another. But I guess this is a start…

The Vatican has appointed a pro-LGBTI Jesuit preacher to consult on their PR.

Father James Martin is the author of Building A Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity.
The editor-at-large of America magazine, the New Yorker has used his voice to call for an inclusive Catholic Church.

The rest is here. Evidently, Fr. Martin has more than a few critics within the Church. There’s a tweet to prove this, and Fr. Martin doesn’t waste a moment going after another priest on Twitter who questions his authenticity and his motives.

Cover Reveal: In Their Prime

In Their Prime is my newest release with Ryan Field Press. It’s a longer novel, about 90K words, and it’s not an erotic romance this time. There are no explicit sex scenes…but it is still a romance. I’ll post a lot more about it soon.

Here’s a cover reveal…

Malaysia Islamic Authority and Gay Cure Therapy; LGBT Content In Korean Schools

Malaysia Islamic Authority and Gay Cure Therapy


As sad and backward at this sounds, it’s obviously a reality.

Malaysia’s official Islamic authority has openly endorsed ‘gay cure’ therapy.

The Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) released a video last week explaining how non-LGBTI people could change their sexuality if they wanted to.

In the three minute video, Jakim said sexuality was like learning to ride a horse and if a LGBTI person wanted to become heterosexual they should receive training and guidance.

You can check that out here.

LGBT Content In Korean Schools


I like posting about these things whenever I see them. I think it’s important to think globally in terms of LGBT issues.


LGBTI groups in South Korea are calling on the government to have LGBTI content added to sex education in schools.

The Department of Education currently has a sex education policy which preventions any mention of sexual minorities.

LGBTI advocates have labelled the policy as discriminatory.

There’s more here. It goes on to mention many of the challenges LGBT youth face.

http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/push-to-get-more-lgbti-into-korean-schools/#gs.y=DuksY



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Meryl Streep, People With Disabilities, and Hollywoodfail; Vivica A. Fox Apologizes; Andrew Garfield and Stephen Colbert Make Out On TV

Meryl Streep, People With Disabilities, and Hollywoodfail

I think most people know what happened with Meryl Streep at the Golden Globe Awards. That was political, but this post isn’t about politics. This is about calling out people coming from places of privilege. It’s also about letting others know that this issue with disabled people goes a lot deeper than what the media reports on the surface. It happens time and again, with disabled people. It happens in Hollywood with minorities, too, and I’ve posted about how often this happens with gay characters more times than I can count.

Someone decided to finally speak up about it, and to defend people with disabilities who never get any representation…

What’s most disheartening, Keplinger notes, is that when people with disabilities are depicted on the big screen, they tend to be played by actors who are able-bodied in real life.
“’We would never do this,’ I’m sure many were thinking. ‘We would never mock someone with a disability,’” Keplinger said. “But how many of the actors in that room have been paid millions of dollars to play someone with a physical disability? There is a difference between playing a part and mocking someone, absolutely, but can Hollywood really pat itself on the back when disabled actors are still so rarely cast ― even to play people like themselves?”

You can read more about this here. It’s a long piece, but it gets right to the proverbial heart of the matter. I think I like this line the most because it can be applied to anything.

“Imagine what it would feel like to be a woman and for the only women you ever saw in films to be played by men

Vivica A. Fox Apologizes

It’s only fair to post about this. Besides, you don’t see too many apologies coming from anyone these days.

Fox was called out everywhere for comments she made about not wanting gay men at her male stripper shows. This was her reply…

“My intention was not to offend anyone and I’m woman enough to apologize if you felt that way,” she continued. “My show has already been taped and I was just doing something for the ladies but all are welcome to enjoy Vivica’s Black Magic Show! It’s HAWT…I’m all about LOVE not HATE dawling! Have a blessed day.”

Here’s where I found this. I’m probably not going to watch her show, but I think she sounds sincere.

Andrew Garfield and Stephen Colbert Make Out On TV

This one seems to be getting mixed responses. From what I’ve read, people reacted the same way years ago whenever a white person kissed a non-white person on TV.

Apparently straight guys have figured out what straight girls have known for years: making out with someone of the same sex is a great way to get attention.

On last night’s The Late Show, Andrew Garfield — no relation to the cat — was pressed on his lip-lock with Ryan Reynolds at the Golden Globes. “You kind of stole focus,” Colbert said. “What was the story there?”

There’s more here, with a video of the actual kissing. The comments are mixed.

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The Bionic Penis Guy Update; A Horrific Penis Story; When Jamie Oliver Burned His Penis; Stepbrothers In the Attic by Ryan Field

The Bionic Penis Guy Update

I didn’t plan to follow up with this story, but I saw it somewhere and figured it had an interesting turn of events.

A guy named Mohammed Abad was in a serious accident, he had his genitals ripped off, and he was given what they refer to as a “bionic” penis. Evidently, ever since he went public he’s been getting a lot of messages from women. 

“They’ve heard about my bionic penis and they want to try it out. They are all very intrigued and think I can make love for hours.

“It’s not that I don’t want to and I get offers, but I have been so busy with work. I work 14-hour shifts every day and by the time I get home I’m just too tired for sex.”

It’s taken three year to make Mohammed’s penis from a skin graft taken from his arm. 

You can read more here, where they get into more facts and details

A Horrific Penis Story

This is the kind of story where I don’t even like to write a detailed headline, let alone comment.  I’m just linking with this one.

A male prostitute castrated and murdered a Bronx john who refused to pay him, according to police.

Cops say the victim, 68, was found lying in the bathtub of his Concourse Village apartment around 8:30 p.m. Saturday, and pronounced dead at the scene.

Jerry Pagan, his 32-year-old paramour, was arrested and confessed he had inflicted the grisly wound with a knife after a violent argument erupted over the older man’s unpaid debt, according to authorities.

You can check out the rest here. Trust me, it gets much worse than this. 

When Jamie Oliver Burned His Penis

On a much lighter note, here’s a story about male celebrities cooking naked and not always getting the best results.

As celebrity chef Jamie Oliver revealed on The Graham Norton Show Friday, he regrettably charred his meat while trying to impress his wife. “I was cooking naked at home while preparing a whole sea bass, and I had a new fan-assisted oven. And when I opened the door a jet of hot steam attacked my manhood. It was a weird thing in life—the worst and best time in my life,” Oliver said. “Worst because the pain was so bad, but best because my private parts expanded!”

You can read more here. If you ask me, this is just one more reason to order out and not cook.

Stepbrothers In the Attic by Ryan Field

Here are a few more links to my new release with Riverdale Ave. Books.

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All Romance E-books

Riverdale Ave. Books 

For those who prefer print books, it is available on Amazon in paperback.

And here’s a link to a few free excerpts I’ve posted previously. If you scroll down you’ll find the excerpts.

Video Series On LGBT Bullying; Anti-Gay Marriage Oregon Baker Shutters Business; Trans Teen Kills Himself After Nurses Kept Calling Him A Girl

Video Series On LGBT Bullying

There’s a video series called Out of Touch that’s trying to battle LGBT-phobic bullying of all kinds. Some of the stories could break your heart.

In the first episode we hear from a trans teen who describes how ‘badly’ their mom took the news after they came out as trans. At first she ignored them and then started being really ‘nasty’ and bullying them. ‘It surprised me. How could someone be that cruel to their own child?’ they say.

You can check this out here.

You can actually see a few videos at that link.

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Anti-Gay Marriage Oregon Baker Shutters Business

Back in 2013 this bakery in Oregon received a lot of press because it refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay wedding based on the owners’ Christian beliefs. I did a few posts about this topic in general. The two gay women who were getting married took the bakers to court and the judge ruled in favor of the women and the bakers had to pay the two women $135,000.

While all this was going on, the Christian couple started crowd-funding pages and raised quite a bit of money on Go Fund Me and Continue To Give.

And now this follow up…

They closed their store in August 2013, but continued to take orders from home, but their attorney has said they are now not operating their business at all.

The Kleins legal representation is the First Liberty Institute, which has handled several high-profile religious-based discrimination cases.

‘The Kleins closed their business months ago and simply now updated their page to reflect that,’ said First Liberty Institute attorney Hiram Sasser to Patriot Post.

I think it’s interesting to see the follow up stories and how people like this who were so anti-gay marriage will go down in history.

You can check the rest out here.

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Trans Teen Kills Himself After Nurses Kept Calling Him A Girl

This one is really disturbing. A 14 year old trans teen who was on suicide watch killed himself after hospital employees allegedly continued to call him a girl.

In the weeks before his death, the Southern California teen was admitted to Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, in the youth’s psychiatry unit for a 72 hour suicide hold.

But when he was held there, hospital employees kept referring to Kyler as a girl ‘he went into a spiral’.

‘He was frantic,’ his mother Katherine Prescott said. ‘They were making him worse. They were completely traumatizing him.

You can read more about this one here.  I can only add that I’ve always had excellent experiences in hospitals with most nurses. In fact, I’ve depended more on the support of nurses than doctors. But I’ve also run across a few nurses that I’ve had to “deal with” in a very aggressive way.


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Gay Movie Review: No Happily Ever After For THOSE TWO Movie; 16 More Films You Might Like; Explosion In Chelsea This Weekend

Gay Movie Review: No Happily Ever After For THOSE TWO Movie

This isn’t going to be a long, detailed film review. I watched the LGBT film, Those Two, over the weekend and I just wanted to make a few short comments. No spoilers.

First, I liked it. I can’t say it was a bad film…compared to most LGBT films I see…and I would recommend it. I think most people I know would like it.

However, if you’re looking for an LGBT movie with a happy ending…or even an ounce of happiness in general…this isn’t the one for you. It’s the age old story with all gay content, from TV to films to books: sad, painful and depressing. It’s definitely not a romance, not like they produce in the hetero film world anyway. In all fairness, it’s not supposed to be a romance.

I’m not saying they had to give Those Two a happy ending. But just once in a while, just throw us that proverbial bone and give us at least one happily ever after. We’re not all sitting at home listening to Eleanor Rigby.

You can read more about Those Two here. As I said, it’s a good film, you’ll like it, but the same old tortured gay characters and dark gay story line.

Side note: this is one reason that always motivated me to write the gay parodies I’ve written, like An Officer and His Gentleman, because I wanted happy endings for a change. Once in a while I think we all deserve a happy ending, even gay people.  

16 More Films You Might Like

Here’s a list of films from 2016 they claim “we can’t wait to see.”

Here’s one from the list that I’m actually really looking forward to seeing:

Snowden – Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone gathers an all-star cast for this biographical political thriller based on the controversial true story of American computer professional Edward Snowden (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency to The Guardian in 2013.

You can check them out here. It’s a pretty decent list.

Explosion In Chelsea This Weekend

Here’s a general piece about what happened in Chelsea this weekend with the explosion. My brother lives in Chelsea and I know that part of the city fairly well, so I was very relieved to hear that he’d gone to New Jersey for the weekend and he wasn’t in the city when this happened.

Luckily, none of the injuries were life threatening and by Sunday morning, all those taken to the hospital had been released, according to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York in a press conference. Officials also noted that the explosion does not appear to be linked to international terrorism, though Cuomo did say, “A bomb going off is generically a terrorist activity. That’s how we’ll consider it. And that’s how we will prosecute it.”

The rest is here.

And, there are comments I found interesting.

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