Grindr Lawsuit; How To Take A Good Dick Pic; The First Texas Transgender Mayor

Grindr Lawsuit

Here’s another one of those stories about hook up apps.

A man is suing Grindr for their part in what he believes was a failure to deal with an ex-boyfriend who allegedly impersonated him.

Matthew Herrick, an actor in New York City, has said he met his former partner on Grindr in 2015. He claims after a series of abuse, his ex tried to rape and kill him.

After he met his ex-partner, Herrick claims the man began to create fake profiles of him using his photos and addresses.

The rest is here. I hope there’s a follow up. I don’t like to speculate on things like this without more details. I’m not CNN or Fox.

How To Take A Good Dick Pic

I think it’s okay to say Dick Pic on blogger, at least I hope it is. I keep this blog rated G because I know how blogger can be, and I respect that.  I don’t want the blog to be concentrated on sex just because I’m a gay author. And, this article really isn’t about sex. It’s more about how and when to send a dick pic without being totally offensive, repulsive, and outright rude.

However, not everyone is happy to be on the receiving end of a dick pic, and historically, dick pics haven’t found favor with many women. Traditionally functioning as little more than advertisements for the sender’s size, dick pics are bombarded at women online — usually without consent — and they’re almost always of dismal quality: low-lit, blurry pictures taken at unflattering angles with no erotic potential whatsoever.

You can check this out here. As someone who has been on the receiving end of more unsolicited dick pics than I care to count, it does give some valuable advice.

The First Texas Transgender Mayor

Interestingly, this is all taking place in New Hope, Texas. I didn’t even know there was a New Hope in Texas. I just hope they’re as progressive out there as New Hope, PA is here where I live. Thanks to the fact that I live in New Hope, PA, transgender people are nothing new to me.

Eight months after taking office, a Texas mayor has come out as transgender in an open letter posted on her small town’s website.

“As your Mayor I must tell you something that has been with me since my earliest memories,” New Hope Mayor Jess Herbst writes. “I am Transgender.”

You can read her full statement here. She’s married to a woman and has 2 daughters, all of whom have been completely supportive. I’ve said it before on this blog and I’ll say it again: I think we’re going to hear a lot more stories like this in the future.

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That Woman’s Dick Pic Conundrum; More On Noah Galvin’s Colton Haynes Rant; Orlando Survivor Patience Carter’s Moving Poem

That Woman’s Dick Pic Conundrum

In case you haven’t seen it, there’s been a post circulating all over the Interwebz this week about a woman who posted a restaurant review and then received an unsolicited dick pic from a strange guy via private message. I guess she’s not familiar with social media, and doesn’t know how private messaging works, and she was surprised to get any private message reply at all.

When she opened the PM and saw a dick pic with, “you’ve got pretty eyes,” she responded in an interesting way…

Posting on Facebook, she screen-shotted her chat with the dick-picker, censoring the photos herself so they wouldn’t get removed by Facebook.
Below is her conversation with a dick-pick sender. Above the conversation, Samantha, from the UK, wrote on Facebook:
“Last night I received a comment on a review I left for a lovely little restaurant. When I checked my messages, *BOOM* Unsolicited dick pic!
I’ve read about these mystical happenings but since I’ve been in a loving, pre-Tinder, three-year relationship, I never thought I’d witness the horror first hand.

Of course there’s more here. And you can see how she bombarded the guy with more censored dick pics to teach him a lesson. But more than that, almost every woman (and some men) thought what she did in response was the most brilliant thing they’d ever seen to date.

I know that I’ve never been too thrilled when I’ve received unsolicited vagina pics from strange women via Facebook PM. And women do send unsolicited vagina pics, you can trust me on that.

More On Noah Galvin’s Colton Haynes Rant

I posted about Noah Galvin who is part of the TV show, The Real O’Neals, ranting about closeted gay men in Hollywood, and naming people, including Colton Haynes. Then I posted about Galvin backpedaling and apologizing for the things he said. And now there’s a new article that talks about how Galvin’s comments ruffled a few proverbial feathers at ABC.

They’re saying this was the last thing ABC expected…

But the damage to the show’s fate may be more severe than a simple slap on the wrist. The outburst may wind up being the beginning of the end for the show, which is based in part on Dan Savage’s childhood.

You can read the rest here. It’s pretty basic…what you would expect from Hollywood.

It’s not a show I would ever watch anyway, I’m not a huge fan of Dan Savage, and I don’t care how he grew up. So I have no comment.

But one comment seems to sum it up in an interesting way:

 Of course Hollywood, go after the person keeping it “REAL” but praise the fake ass….

Orlando Survivor Patience Carter’s Moving Poem

Here’s a story about a poem that was written by one of the survivors of the Orlando shooting massacre. Her name is Patience Carter and she’s from this area…Philadelphia…and she’s an intern at TV Fox 29 in Philadelphia.

They’re coping with the aftermath in a variety of ways, including a moving poem written by Patience Carter, who was able to escape the nightclub with her life. She read the poem about her survivor’s guilt at an event this week. “It shows everything that I’m feeling right now,” she said, “and it’s a part of my healing process.”

Patience was on vacation in Orlando from her home in Philadelphia, and was in a wheelchair when she spoke to reporters. On the night of the shooting, she had actually made it outside of the nightclub when she realized that a friend was still inside. They rushed back to save her, then took shelter until police could rescue them. While they were hiding in a bathroom, the gunman shot both her legs.

You can read the entire poem here, and watch her read it in a video.

It’s about the guilt of being alive, and this young woman’s brilliant, honest words will break your heart all over again.



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