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The Men of Bigger,The Movie; The Bert and Ernie Debate Continues; Grindr and Oklahoma House of Horrors

The Men of Bigger, The Movie

I hadn’t heard about this one until now.

Bigger, which costars Teen Wolf alum Tyler Hoechlin (Joe Weider) and Colton Haynes (Jack LaLanne), tells the story of how brothers Joe and Ben built an empire around the male physique.

You can check it out, here. There’s a trailer. 

The Bert and Ernie Debate Continues

Make no mistake, this goes a lot deeper than just Bert and Ernie. And if you think this is just about 2 puppets, I suggest you read the article in full. 

I love this statement because it’s what I’ve been trying to show throughout my entire career as a gay author. 

As a final thought on the unexpected hysteria over our interview with Saltzman, we offer up this postulation: Bert & Ernie have sex as much as Kermit and Piggy. As with the battle over marriage equality, anti-queer haters still can’t seem to understand that being gay isn’t just about sex, it’s about love—who we’re drawn to, who we want to build a life with, who we want to have in our home.

Here’s more. It’s not just anti-queer haters who do this, I’ve seen very liberal people do it, too. And they’ll tell you about how right they are even when they get it wrong. 

Grindr and Oklahoma House of Horrors

Here’s another disturbing story involving the dating app, Grindr. 

Police in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma released body cam footage of the place robbers lured men to via the dating app Grindr.
It’s being described as a ‘house of horrors’, according to local news station KFOR. They have the footage as well.
Here’s more. The police are issuing warnings to all people who use dating apps. Frankly, I can’t imagine why I would ever go to a place like the one in the photo with this link. That place alone sends up a red flag. 

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No Robber Was Getting HIS Louis Vuitton Bag; Jeff Leatham and Colton Haynes’s Divorce Filing; Nico Tortorella Is Gender Fluid

No Robber Was Getting HIS Louis Vuitton Bag

A little over a year ago I had to go to the ER and I was diagnosed with a small kidney stone. It wasn’t bad. The pain was awful and uncomfortable, but the stone wasn’t that large. My biggest worry was that they were going to keep me and I had a dinner party the following night. And there was no way I was going to miss that dinner party. I’d been looking forward to it all week. So when they gave me instructions on how to pass a kidney stone and sent me home, you can imagine my relief. I took a pain killer and went to the dinner party, kidney stone and all. So we all have different priorities in life.

“It happened very fast. In one motion he took the gun out of his waist belt and with the other hand put up a bandana over his mouth and pointed, was like, ‘Give me your bag,’” Kluting explained to local NBC station WCMH. “I was like, ‘You’re not getting my Louis Vuitton.’ I worked very hard for this and this bag I’ve had forever and it means a lot to me. I wasn’t about ready to relinquish it to some thug that was going to demand it from me.”

I can understand that. It’s also a Louis Vuitton bag that’s no longer in production. You can’t find them everywhere.

Here’s the rest. Obviously, he lived to tell the story.

Jeff Leatham and Colton Haynes’s Divorce Filing

For those who don’t know, Jeff Leatham is Colton Haynes’s first husband, and now they’re getting a divorce after 6 months of marriage. It’s those dreaded irreconcilable differences.

 Just days after Haynes filed paperwork to dissolve their marriage, Leatham filed his response to Haynes’ petition.

The 46-year-old Four Seasons artistic director has cited “irreconcilable differences” as the cause of the split and requested the court not be involved in awarding spousal support to either himself or his estranged husband.

It all sounds very civil. You can read more, here. 

Nico Tortorella Is Gender Fluid

The more I read about this person the more I like them. Notice how I’m purposely using respectful gender neutral pronouns for this part of the post. Totorella has a wonderful book of poetry out there, they are on a popular TV show, and they have always been open about their personal life in a way that you rarely see.

Nico Tortorella has come out as gender-fluid with the help of RuPaul‘s Drag Race season 9 queen Trinity “The Tuck” Taylor.

The queer actor, who has previously opened up about his non-binary sexuality, says they recently started using gender-neutral pronouns.

You can read more about them, here. I’ve begun to use gender neutral pronouns in many areas of my life lately. I haven’t done it with fiction yet because I don’t want to confuse readers, and I think that would confuse readers. It’s difficult enough to write a gay love story with male pronouns and not get confused. But I support the concept of gender fluid fully.

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Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story Casting; Adam Rippon Met A Guy On Tinder; Transgender French Olympic Gold Medalist

Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story Casting

This looks like an advertorial to me. But I was just thinking about another Ryan Murphy show, Versace, the other day and I seem to follow a pattern with all things Ryan Murphy. I start out excited, I can’t wait to see it, and then two or three shows into whatever the series is I start recording it on DVR and tell myself I’ll watch later. Which I never actually do. This never happens to me with other TV shows. I just finished binge watching Sneaky Pete, The Santa Clarita Diet, This Close, and I can’t wait for the next season of Better Call Saul. I’ve seen The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel three times. I always finish everything I watch, except Ryan Murphy.

In any event, I’m sure many of you love Ryan Murphy TV, so here’s something about the next American Horror Story…

When it comes to Murphy’s other FX anthologies, he’s currently casting an eighth season of American Horror Story (and, in classic Murphy fashion, reveals he’s “throwing in Joan Collins” and is “interested” in Anjelica Huston)

You can check that out here. Of course I’ll try watching it again, and maybe this time I’ll finish watching the entire season. 

Adam Rippon Met A Guy On Tinder

Well get my smelling salts. 

Here you go. 

It seems like just yesterday that Adam Rippon was regaling us with Grindr stories, but he may be putting his online dating practices on hold for the time being.
The Olympic dreamboat has recently taken his new relationship public, [insert heart-eyed emoji here].
You can read this one, here.  I’m very happy for him. No snark intended. I love Adam Rippon. I just never like the way these articles are written. 
Transgender French Olympic Gold Medalist
I don’t know much about this, but it does spark some interesting conversations by people who do know a lot about it. 
Sandra Forgues was part of France’s Gold winning kayaking team in 1996 in Atlanta and then won Bronze in Barcelona.
She also won world championships in 1991 and 1997 and dominated the sport in that decade.
But Sandra, now 48, has revealed that she transitioned a year-and-a-half ago.
Here’s the rest. There’s a link to another article about trans people competing in sports at higher levels. 

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No One Cares About Awards Shows Anymore; What’s A Gay Sugar Baby? …Britain’s First LGBTI Museum

No One Cares About Hollywood Awards Shows Anymore

I’ll admit that I’ve never been a huge fan of awards shows…because I think they’re boring. (Tony thinks they’re boring, too.) I’ve never been able to sit through one (and I think that if I insisted on watching one Tony would leave the room). But I honestly don’t care if someone else loves them. That’s fine with me. My reasons for not caring about awards shows aren’t all that strong. I just think they’re dull.

With that said, here’s an interesting piece that really gets into some big time awards show criticism. I honestly don’t feel this strongly, but I know quite a few people who do. Even gay men. Yup. Another stereotype busted about gay men.

Which of the three major award shows do Americans care the most about? Is it the Oscars? The Emmys? The Grammys? 

The brutal truth is that the vast majority of Americans honestly don’t really give a crap about any of them, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll.

Here’s one quote from the article…

Award shows are awful and we should stop paying attention to them,” said Stephanie Marcus, who literally runs award coverage at The Huffington Post, so, yeah. “They are the Hollywood equivalent of running for Prom Queen and should be considered meaningless.”

You can check this out, here. The only reason why I posted this is because I like to follow trends in pop culture. Apparently, this seems to be a growing trend. And the low ratings of awards shows seem to reflect that.

What’s A Gay Sugar Baby?

Here’s what I mean about keeping up with gay culture and pop culture. It’s not easy these days. I had no idea what a gay sugar baby was…at least not with respect to the term, Sugar Baby. It’s not something new. But I’ve never seen it celebrated quite this way before. I’ve always heard the more common term: “Gold Digger.” And, there are even worse terms.

From what I gather, a gay sugar baby is a guy who’s looking for a gay sugar daddy who is willing to take care of him both emotionally and financially, usually for sexual services rendered.

This particular young guy found being a gay sugar baby “enlightening.”

It not only allowed me to explore my sexuality through the means of doing things I would have never tried otherwise … I also believe that without certain daddies I wouldn’t have survived in this city as long as I did until I could become financially independent. Something I realized later was that I did become financially dependent on this income for some time.

Here’s the rest. There are comments.

Britain’s First LGBTI Museum

There’s a documentary series on PBS right now titled, We’ll Meet Again, and one of the episodes is called, Coming Out. This episode covers the lives of gay men who had someone who inspired them at a very young age, but then they lost touch over the years, and finally they hook up with them again many years later. It gets into a lot of gay history, from political activism to AIDS. And that’s what I love about this link.

The history and achievements of LGBTI Brits are to be enshrined in the country’s first LGBTI museum.

The museum, called Queer Britain, plans to open in 2021 in London. This is only after museum curators tour the country to uncover additional material.

You can read more about this, here.

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10 Bad Gay Sex Scenes; About Lee Pace Coming Out; Mike Huckabee Resigns From Country Music Board

10 Bad Gay Sex Scenes

I hate to comment on things like this. Everyone seems to be a critic.

There is some merit to these criticisms. Many gay films, including Call Me, seem skittish when they get to the inevitable sex scene, creating a huge double standard as opposite sex gets more explicit by the year. I mean, when the sexiest scene in the movie involves penetrating a small fruit you know things could be a bit hotter.

Here’s the rest. 

About Lee Pace Coming Out

To be honest, I didn’t even know who Lee Pace was until now. But they’re saying everyone has an opinion about it. 

Pace added that he feels it’s important for gay actors to play the gay roles in both plays, but stopped short of labeling himself. He seemed a bit flustered and surprised by the question. “I’ve dated men. I’ve dated women,” he explained. “I don’t know why anyone would care. I’m an actor and I play roles. To be honest, I don’t know what to say—I find your question intrusive.”

Here’s more. I understand why he doesn’t want a label, but I don’t actually agree with it. The comments are good with this one. 

Mike Huckabee Resigns From Country Music Board

Mike Huckabee joined the country music board, but then resigned a day later after a number of people voiced concerns about his stand on LGBTQ issues. 

 Huckabee is a former Governor of Arkansas (1996-2007). He stood as a Presidential candidate in the Republican primaries in 2008 and 2016. He has repeatedly spoken out against LGBTI rights and against gun control measures.

You can read more here. Huckabee made his own statement. 

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Straight Men Having Sex With Gay Men; Gay Men And Straight Male Friends; What’s Left To Learn About Anal Sex

Straight Men Having Sex With Gay Men

Here’s a thought provoking article about something that happens far more often than most people are willing to admit…for obvious reasons.  And, it’s not as complicated as some people think.

This wasn’t an anomaly. In fact, I’d wager that the majority of the men that I’ve slept with in life identified as straight. Most of them don’t bother with the gray areas because it’s a lot easier not to. They all didn’t stem from drugged up reunions or drunken encounters either. Before I felt comfortable with my positioning on the Kinsey scale, I was dishonest with myself too, because the truth hurts and consonants and vowels can bruise just as easily as sticks and stones.

You can read the entire piece, here

Gay Men and Straight Male Friends

Here’s a piece about gay and straight male friendships. It gives 23 reasons why gay and straight men tend to have excellent friendships. I’ve had a few good straight male friends and I find this to be true from my own personal experience. 

When straight men find out that I don’t spend all my spare time having anonymous sex, they are a little disappointed. But then they are comfortable admitting to me that most of their “tales of conquests” are packed with lies.

There are 22 more examples, here.  I also find there’s no pressure or competition with a straight guy, no gender politics, and most couldn’t care less about government politics. They don’t complain as much either. 

What’s Left To Learn About Anal Sex

This one is all about anal sex, from a statistical, educational POV. It’s SFW, too. 

42% of men always or frequently use an anal cleanser prior to having anal sex, compared to 38% who rarely or never do, and 21% sometimes do.

When it comes to cleansers, 25% say they prefer a water-based enema, 20% use a saline enema, and 18% use a shower adapter.

61% say they feel “cleaner” if they used an anal cleanser post-coitus.

Here’s more. For those of you who don’t know much about it, I think it’s important to read these things. This way you know the basics. And hygiene is extremely important. 

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Is Joe Kennedy III Dating A Trans Soldier? Police Break Up LGBTI Protest In Tunisia; Cher In Mama Mia Sequel; Diane Keaton Defends Woody Allen

Is Joe Kennedy III Dating A Trans Soldier?

This is fantastic. I hope it’s true. I don’t think they are actually dating in a romantic sense, but this article says that Joe Kennedy III is taking a trans soldier along as his date to the State of the Union event. Clearly, it’s a political statement, and one that needs to be made.

On Tuesday (30 January), Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union as President of the United States.
Democratic Representative Joe Kennedy III from Massachusetts is bringing a trans soldier to the event. Army Staff Sgt. Patricia King is attending Trump’s speech.
Police Break Up LGBTI Protest In Tunisia
Here’s more inequality from another part of the world. 
Police officers in their civilian clothes broke up a demonstration by Tunisian LGBTI activists on Saturday, 27 January.
They were protesting to end the criminalization of sexual freedom. 
Cher In Mama Mia Sequel
This Mama Mia sequel has been trending all weekend, and it’s still going strong. I never actually saw the first movie, so it’s all news to me.
But this time Cher is in it…
Cher nails the ABBA hit “Fernando,” and it is rumored she will sing and least one other song on the soundtrack.
You can read more, here, and check out the trailer. 

Diane Keaton Defends Woody Allen
I find this interesting, especially in a year when Hollywood is so proud of the fact that one of its most celebrated films, Call Me By Your Name, has a story line where a 17 year old barely legal boy has a sexual relationship with an older guy…and it’s being promoted as a gay romance.  
I’m sure you all know the Woody Allen allegations by now. 
Woody Allen is my friend and I continue to believe him. It might be of interest to take a look at the ’60 Minute’ interview from 1992 and see what you think,” she tweeted, linking to the interview with Steve Kroft in which Allen discussed the allegations waged against him by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow. Farrow has accused Allen of sexually assaulting her in 1992 when she was seven years old, though he has never been charged. Keaton has starred in a number of Allen’s films, including “Annie Hall,” “Interiors,” and “Manhattan.”
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