Saturday, March 25, 2017

Elton John: Eminem Not Homophobic; More On the Father Daughter Transgenders; Hugh Jackman's Big Penis

Elton John: Eminem Not Homophobic

I never thought Eminem was homophobic, but I know a lot of people who do. And now Elton John is coming to his defense.


Elton John has defended his friend Eminem from accusations of homophobia, saying: I’ll fight for anyone who is misunderstood and misrepresented by the idiots out there.’

The British icon added in an interview with Zane Low for Beats 1: ‘I’m always a supporter of the people that are getting trashed. For me Eminem was never homophobic,’ reports ET Canada.

There's more here. So far one person has commented and he doesn't seem to agree.

More On the Father Daughter Transgenders

I think this is worth sharing because it educates people a little more about trans people. And the truth is that most people don't know or understand anything about trans people. I'm still learning, too.

Around the same time, Corey’s mother was starting to question his own gender identity.

Eric Maison tells the Huffington Post he started to question himself after watching a documentary on trans teen Jazz Jennings.

Eric said: ‘It was like all of the feelings I’d had of being uncomfortable in my own skin made sense.

‘At the time, I also recognized my own child in this little girl, so I shared it with Corey, and she said “She’s like me!”‘

There's more here, with a video. 

Hugh Jackman's Big Penis

The topic of Hugh Jackman's penis size came up again, and this time it was with Howard Stern.

He furthermore clarifies: ‘It’s in the everything’s fine category!’ When Howard asks if that means over six inches, Hugh says ‘Yeah…’

The radio interview has gained traction as Hugh steps back into the limelight to play Wolverine for the last time in movie Logan.

There's more here. Hugh doing full frontal male nudity is also discussed. It's all in fun. It's Hugh Jackman, probably one of the nicest men on the planet.











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Friday, March 24, 2017

Stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival; Those Hot Naked Orlando Bloom Pics; Gay Men and Misogyny

Stop the Yulin Dog Meat Festival

I know this sounds like fake news, but it's real.

Every year in Yulin, China they celebrate a dog meat festival...where they eat dog meat.

This is from Wiki...

The Lychee and Dog Meat Festival, commonly referred to as Yulin Dog Meat Festival, is an annual celebration held in Yulin, Guangxi, China, during the summer solstice in which festival goers eat dog meat and lychees. The festival spans about ten days during which it is estimated that 10,000–15,000 dogs are consumed. The festival has been criticised by animal welfare and animal rights supporters.

If this makes you as livid as it does me, you can go to this web site to sign a petition that's trying to stop this hideous, backward, ridiculous practice.

The rest of the dogs are captured strays from the streets and some raised in dog farms. After these animals are stolen, bought, or captured they are then transported for days without any food or water, crammed in tiny cages together so tightly that they are unable to even move. At the yulin festival, throughout those days, these animals will be hung, burned, skinned, boiled, torched, dismembered, electrocuted and beaten...ALIVE..out in the streets for public view.

You can read the rest here. There seem to be a lot of people working hard to stop this from happening. Signing the petition might help if enough people do it.

Those Hot Naked Orlando Bloom Pics

Last summer naked full frontal photos of Orlando Bloom went public. And Boy George is talking about them now. I don't know why. But that's what he's doing. I know I posted about them somewhere on this blog, but I have forgotten about them and I'm too lazy to link right now.

As we dive into spring, which is really just the preamble to summer, let us not forget the summer of ’16. Yes, the nastiest political election in recorded American history was sucking energy out of thin air with an alarming rate, but another thing happened that summer. 

Here's the rest.

Gay Men and Misogyny 

I've often wondered about this myself. I've seen gay men who don't even want to be near women. I don't get it, I was never like that, and I never became too friendly with any gay men who are like this. I just don't get it, but I do think it's true in some cases.

In an op-ed titled Sorry, Gay Guys, I’m Not Here For Your Casual Misogyny published by NewNowNext last week, writer Nico Lang says misogyny among gay men is still alive and well.

“We all know someone who loudly proclaims how grossed out he is by vaginas,” Lang writes. “Then there are the guys who think its fine to drunkenly toggle a woman’s breasts in a bar because he’s not attracted to her.”

The article goes into a lot more depth and it's worth reading in full. I'd like to make a huge point of stating that not all gay men are like this.

Here's the rest.








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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bruno Gmünder Goes Bust; Be Troye Sivan's Date To GLAAD Awards; Cheating On You With Your Best Friend

Bruno Gmünder Gay Publisher Goes Bust 

This is upsetting to me because I've been published in more books and magazines than I can count with Bruno Gmunder. I've posted about most of them here. I always loved working with them, I loved their editors, and I loved their content with respect to gay culture as I've always known it. It's authentic gay content, not contrived or diluted.

Last week, it was already announced their German top magazine, Männer, would stop its print issues and switch to being online only.

But now news broke the company filed for bancruptcy with the Charlottenburg district court in Berlin on 15 March.

It is the second time in three years Bruno Gmünder went bust.

But here is hope. They are still operating and they are focusing on the long term.

You can check this out here. I'm posting a few of their books below. I make no money on them because I've already been paid a flat rate, however, I would imagine everything helps at this point. You might find something you want to purchase.


Be Troye Sivan's Date To GLAAD Awards

This should get you excited.

However, the Youth singer is going to extraordinary lengths to find a +1 to this year’s GLAAD Media Awards.

In fact, he’s opened it up to competition.
Furthermore, the lucky winner will even get to take their own +1 to the ceremony in LA on 1 April.

Here's the rest. Not much to comment on with this one.

Cheating On You With Your Friend

This is probably one of the worst things that can happen to a relationship. It breaks the trust and I'm not sure anyone can ever fully recover from it. I think there's even a certain creep factor here. If someone will sleep with your friend they'll sleep with anyone.

It's only a simple poll, but it asks a complicated question: "Has Your Partner Ever Cheated On You With One Of Your Friends?"

You can check that out here. 













Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Gay Cowboy; American Crime Story and Donatella Versace; James Franco's Gay Threesome

The Gay Cowboy

During a time when most gay news these days seems to consist of Trump and Trump family bashing in the worst possible ways, or RuPaul and fringe drag stories that I can't relate to, this story is refreshing.

There's this young guy named Josh Goyne and they call him The Gay Cowboy. He lives in a remote part of Australia and deals with homophobia all the time.


“Today I was asked if I thought it was good that gays died of AIDS, and then the guy said he wished it was 1850 so he could shoot me for being a fag,” 18-year-old Goyne said in a recent video posted to his Facebook page.

“Kudos to you mate,” Goyne replied. “You’re a real prick and I hope everything that comes to you is karma.” 

This dude is not about to let anyone silence him. Here's the rest


American Crime Story and Donatella Versace

The crime story about Gianni Versace and Andrew Cunanan has always fascinated me because in addition to murdering Versace, Cunanan also murdered a caretaker at a New Jersey park. I come from that part of New Jersey originally and I used to jog at that same park every morning. I know it well, and I even used this park as the setting in one of my novels...A Young Widow's Promise.

Five days later, Cunanan, who took Miglin's car, found his fourth victim in Pennsville, New Jersey, at the Finn's Point National Cemetery, killing 45-year-old caretaker William Reese.[8] While the manhunt focused on Reese's truck, Cunanan "hid in plain sight" in Miami Beach, Florida, for two months between his fourth and fifth murders.[9] He even used his own name to pawn a stolen item, knowing that police routinely check pawn shop records for stolen merchandise.

So I'll be watching this one.

Murphy has chosen Penelope Cruz (Vanilla Sky, Vicki Christina Barcelona) to take on the role of the fashion designer/vice president of The Versace Group.  

You can check this out here, and there are photos of Cruz as Donatella.

James Franco's Gay Threesome

James Franco is part of a gay threesome in I Am Michael, and of course everyone's at least a little curious. Franco knows what he's doing and I'm tired of trying to figure him out. The biggest problem for me is that I usually wind up liking whatever Franco does, even if I don't always agree with the way he goes about doing it. And that can be tricky.

As I Am Michael subtly, perhaps even imperceptibly, makes its way to the wide world of VOD, we’ve stumbled upon footage from the promised (simulated) threesome between Zachary Quinto, Charlie Carver, and James Franco.


How sexy is it? Well, that depends on how you define sexy.

You can check that out here. There are gifs with arms, legs, and pants flying around in so many different directions you won't know where to look first. I think Franco is on top, as he always is, on top. But don't quote me on that.



A Young Widow's Promise


For my readers who only read m/m romance. You might want to check this one out sometime. There is a m/m romance in the storyline and it's not your typical historical romance novel. It's different. Here's the blurb...

Felecia Roundtree is thirty-seven years old, she's already lost her husband in battle, and prays each morning her two young sons live to see another day. With her own two hands, she's turned the front of her property at remote Locust Point, NJ, into a burial ground for unknown Confederate prisoners of war, hoping someone will return a kind gesture to her own loved ones. Then one morning in August, just after she has a vision of her dead husband, three Confederate prisoners of war turn up at her doorstep begging for mercy. One is near death; the other two aren’t much better. Though she's reluctant at first to help the enemy, she offers them food and shelter, and then eventually begins the romance of her lifetime with a young old Confederate named Calvin. When she learns a deep dark secret about the other two Confederates, she’s not sure what to think. Felecia has no idea she's even falling in love. Nor does she realize she’s preserving an important part of American History. But she’s true to her promise every step of the way.









Tuesday, March 21, 2017

"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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Monday, March 20, 2017

You Tube's Family Friendly Filter; Colton Haynes As A Dad; America's First Trans Judge Can't Get Into India

You Tube's Family Friendly Filter

A lot of people don't realize that this kind of thing happens all the time. I've seen it happen with web sites where e-books are sold. Anything with LGBT content comes with a warning. It doesn't have to be erotic or adult material...as we know adult material to be. All it has to be is LGBT content...the most basic G rated LGBT content...and it's considered adult content in the mainstream.

With that said, You Tube has a family friendly filter that blocks LGBT content.

Restricted Mode, aiming to filter out ‘more mature content’ and is switched off by default.

However if you turn it on, videos that use community flagging, age-restrictions and ‘other signals’ to identify what is potentially inappropriate content.

Gay YouTube personality Calum McSwiggan turned on the family filter and discovered all of his videos except for one disappeared.

You Tube has offered an apology, but I don't think it's very strong. I want more. I think this kind of thing just continues to promote shame.  You can read the rest here.

Colton Haynes As A Dad

I think this is all speculation. Nothing definite has been said.

The newly-engaged actor seems to be dropping some big paternal hints on Instagram in the last 24 hours.

The former Arrow and Teen Wolf cast member has changed his bio to read: ‘Uncle. Soon to be father. Traveler. Actor. Goof.’

There's more here. Once again I take these things one more step. Just the fact that he's able to hint that he wants to be a father in public is something I never thought I'd see in my lifetime.

America's First Trans Judge Can't Get Into India

This is amazing and painful to read. She's a judge. A brilliant woman who's spent most of her life working to make her life better. And she has to deal with this...

India has denied a visa to a transgender judge who was invited to the country to speak about LGBTI issues.

Alameda County Superior Court judge, Victoria Kolakowski was the first transgender person in the United State to become a trial court judge.

She was invited by the US Embassy in New Dehli to speak about LGBT law and policy as part its speaker program.

Here's the rest. As I've said before, LGBT equality is a global issue, not just a domestic one.









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Sunday, March 19, 2017

John Waters On Divine; Gaydar Is NOT Real, They Say; Ditching Masc and Femme Labels

John Waters On Divine

I remember the first time I discovered something gay related that could be discussed aloud in mainstream public. It was still camp and gay culture, but from what I remember it crossed into the mainstream, and it was safe. It was Divine. People could discuss Divine anywhere, and joke around about her. As a gay teen who was in the closet, that made a huge difference to me. I didn't feel so isolated and I realized there was a lot more to the world than what I'd learned in Catholic school.

So I find anything about Divine fascinating...

Divine’s role as a cray cray mass murderer who meets a violent end is at the heart of John Waters’ early camp classic Multiple Maniacs, which a whole new generation can enjoy in restored glory thanks to Criterion Collection. That is just one highlight of this edition of What To Watch, our biweekly guide of theatrical and home entertainment releases.

Here's the rest.


Gaydar Is NOT Real, They Say

Here's an interesting study about whether or not gaydar is accurate.

Basically, Cox says, the whole idea of gaydar is bologna. Really, people are just relying on deeply-engrained stereotypes to make assumptions about strangers. This isn’t good because, as most people would agree, stereotypes often have negative consequences.

The rest is here. You don't want to miss the comments. To be honest, as much as I hate to admit this, I've never had the best gaydar. I'm usually wrong about 50% of the time, if not more.

Ditching Masc and Femme Labels

Here's an article that discusses whether or not we should all just stop using labels like masc and femme.

“How many gay men like me have spent countless hours worrying about the tone of our voices, the sway of our hips, the limpness of our wrists, lying in fear of being discovered for the ‘girl’ within us that we’ve been so desperately trying to suppress?” he asks.

This way of thinking, Pike says, isn’t healthy, as it causes people to “[mask] their authenticity, their voice or their true desires.” 

There's more here. Like most of you out there I've been conditioned to think and react to labels, especially in gay culture. I don't think there is a gay man alive who hasn't questioned the way he speaks or the way he acts. This is all buried so deeply in our culture I'm not sure we can rid ourselves of labels...but I definitely think it's worth a try.