Rain To Rainbows For New York

NYC Pride announced this week the official New York City Pride theme for 2013 will be “Rain to Rainbows.”
The theme will spotlight the many positive changes that have occurred despite the struggles the LGBT community still faces. NYC Pride will host their annual barrage of events commemorating the 44th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, beginning with the Rally and ending with the Dance on the Pier.
“After years of inequality in this country we are finally turning the course towards receiving full equality. While this won’t be achieved overnight we are proud of our community’s accomplishments over the last decade and look to the future with a positive stance on the state of LGBT rights.… more

London Gay Sauna Deaths

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Mystery still surrounds the death of two men at a London gay sauna last weekend. The Metropolitan Police launched an investigation after one man aged 39 died at the sauna, a second 46 year old man later died in hospital and a third that had been treated in hospital has now been discharged.
This incident took place at the Pleasuredrome sauna on Cornwall Road in the Waterloo area of the UK‘s capital. Several other people were taken unwell at around the same time. Paramedics were dispatched to the sauna at 8.15am last Saturday after the three men had collapsed.… more

Paris Hilton’s Anti-Gay Rant

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Paris Hilton has issued a lengthy public apology after she was secretly recorded making homophobic comments to a gay friend in a taxi.  But is it too little and too late to stop the horrendously homophobic and uninformed statement damaging her fragile reputation.
During the conversation, in which a man is heard logging on to gay dating app Grindr, Hilton says:
“Ewwww…gay guys are the horniest people in the world…they’re disgusting. Dude, most of them probably have AIDS…I would be so scared if I was a gay guy…you’ll like, die of AIDS.”
The remarks were made during the early morning of September 7th  while Hilton was in Manhattan for New York Fashion Week,  the private conversation was reported by US media.… more

New Zealand Prime Minister ‘Too Gay’!

Prime Minister John Ken

“Too gay for Helensville” that’s a claim being laid at the door of the Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key. Apparently the claim is contained within a pamphlet and letter that has been sent out by the homophobic Conservative party leader, Colin Craig who stands in opposition to Mr Key.

The pamphlet has been sent to 20,000 homes and businesses by the Conservative party and says that people are disgruntled about John Key’s vote in favour of an equal marriage bill which is currently being debated in the New Zealand parliament.… more

Bisexual or Pansexual Am I ?

Mary Gonzales

When you’re less than a month away from being 59 years old you’d think by now one would have figured out how to identify oneself.
Since the puberty age hit, albeit at the time I didn’t know there was a name to give to my identity, I knew I liked both the gals and the guys.
Looking at the photos in the girley magazines was as much of a turn on as the guy(s) I was jerking off with, oft leading to more than just a herky-jerky session. And doing the ladies has always been as enjoyable.… more

Hanging with Wyatt O’Brian Evans

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Looking for a great book with a gay erotica twist that also presents realistic, deep and non-stereotypical characters?
Author, actor and activist Wyatt O’Brian Evans‘ new uncensored update to 2009′s Nothing Can Tear Us Apart is now available. Nothing Can Tear Us Apart: Uncensored is the exciting and compelling story of Wes and ‘Tonio – two masculine men of color (one African-American, one Latino) who confront daunting obstacles and struggles which jeopardize their monogamous relationship.
Sounds like a good read? It is. I am almost halfway through it (with some peeks at the final chapters to prepare for the interview) and have no plans to put it down.… more

It’s Marketing Not A Social Agenda Stupid

Amtrack Ride with Pride

I can remember when the slogan for AMTRAK was “there’s nothing like a train”.  How far we have come since those days of innocence in marketing a train, a form of travel and what constitutes “a family”.
That was when AMTRAK was marketing itself as a more relaxing, less hurried way to travel across the USA and in particular a way for families to share a once in a lifetime experience as they glide upon silver rails across the heartland, through mountains and see things which can’t be seen by driving or flying overhead by plane.… more

Shirtless in Raleigh

Dirty Old Man

I am becoming a dirty old man.
Since writing doesn’t pay the bills, I have to perform a different sort of writing to keep myself off the streets, an altogether different type, technically known as “coding”. In other (less long-winded) words, I work, as a developer, for a large software company based in North Carolina, and spend – as I am now – periodic two-week stints here at their campus, instead of at my home-office in Hollywood, CA. These trips sort of bifurcate my life into domains best described as gay-centrals on one hand, and baby factory on the other.… more

Michaelangelo’s Waiting Room

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Girls like cocky; do you?

I’m sitting in the most homoerotic Starbucks in the world (otherwise known as West Hollywood Central), working – like almost everybody else – on my laptop (although, unlike everybody else, not writing a screenplay), and my attention was just interrupted by the swaggering entrance of a very hunky guy. This is not an unusual occurrence, here, of course. This man’s eyes were hidden behind sunglasses, but his self-regard was visible to the world nonetheless: he knew he was hot and his feelers were out for his due respect.… more