April 17, 2014

Harris becomes Hedwig

Neil Patrick Harris is back on Broadway in the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Good Morning America caught up with him - along with composer Stephen Trask, creator John Cameron Mitchell, and actress Lena Hall - to discuss the show.

April 16, 2014

Professional homophobe arrested in Canada

Peter LaBarbera arrestedIt has been a rough week for Peter LaBarbera. 

First, the American was denied entry into Canada by Canadian border guards. The president of ‘Americans For The Truth About Homosexuality’ claimed he was going to a pro-life convention in Saskatchewan, but had been flagged by officials because of his extreme views against gays. His luggage was checked. His phone was checked. He was told to go home.

He appealed the decision and was, eventually, allowed to enter the country and attend the convention.

Well, yesterday he was taken into custody when he and Canadian-based hater Bill Whatcott started to hand out anti-gay leaflets at the University of Regina. The two were asked to leave, refused, and were arrested for trespassing. 

“The materials were graphic and the materials were disturbing," explained the University’s vice president, Thomas Chase. “The materials, we felt, could harm members of this campus community who we have a duty to protect and support.”

“I think freedom of speech has its limits,” added the University Pride Centre executive director Leah Keiser, “and when it starts inciting hatred and violence, as I personally believe this has been, that’s a line I think we should stop crossing, because we’re not talking about opinions anymore — we’re actually hurting human beings.”

You can watch him get arrested here.

Whatcott, LaBarbera arrested on U of R campus [Leader-Post]

Matt Gold's 'Appreciated'

Singer/songwriter Matt Gold has released his new single 'Appreciated,' and it's pretty catchy.
The openly gay artist made a name for himself playing original compositions at college campuses and small venues before releasing his first album, Drown Before You Swim, in 2012. 'Appreciated' is the first single off his new EP Let It Out.

April 15, 2014

Finland to release Tom of Finland stamps

Tom of Finland stampsArtist Tom of Finland, known for his homoerotic images, is being honored with a series of stamps created by the Finnish Postal Service, Itella. His three stamps will be released in September, along with 29 others celebrating Finnish culture.
Tom of Finland, born Touko Laaksonen, was born in 1920. Many of his images focused on extremely well hung men in leather, jeans and military gear He created more than 3,500 illustrations before he passed away in 1991.
“His emphatically masculine homoerotic drawings have attained iconic status in their genre and had an influence on, for instance, pop culture and fashion. In his works, Tom of Finland utilized the self-irony and humor typical of subcultures,” Itella explained.
“The abstract, especially in those rough sketches, is very important to me, perhaps because of my advertising background, where layout is so important. Sometimes those first few lines cut the paper into such satisfying shapes that I don’t want to go on, but I always do, adding nostrils and nipples and bootstraps until I have filled the paper up as usual,” Tom of Finland said in one of his earlier interviews.
So when is the US Postal Service going to release a set of Mapplethorpe stamps?
Tom of Finland stamps

Michael Lucas takes on AHF president over Truvada claims

TruvedaPorn star and producer Michael Lucas is not at all happy that the president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) has likened Truvada to party drugs.
Truvada is the drug individuals take daily as a preventative measure against contracting HIV. The measure is often referred to as Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis, or PrEP for short.
Michael Weinstein, president of the AHF, isn't a fan. "Let’s be honest: It’s a party drug,” he told the Associated Press, claiming men are using it to justify unprotected sex.
He also told ABC News: “I think it will be a catastrophe for HIV prevention in this country,”
Lucas countered, in an editorial for OUT, "It would be one thing if this were a talking point of a crackpot on The 700 Club," "Hell, Mr. Weinstein’s words could be adapted nicely for a poster for the Westboro Baptist Church. But this man, who earns, according the LA Times, around $390,000 per year, leads an organization that’s the largest provider of HIV/AIDS services in the United States. Yet his views are so out of line with scientific reality that, before approving PrEP, the head of the Centers for Disease Control refused to even meet with him."
Lucas then pointed to research that indicated the program is at least 90 percent effective, with no reported cases of someone becoming HIV+ while on PrEP. "We need to take Mr. Weinstein and his radical rhetoric out of the national conversation," Lucas suggested. "He needs to be removed from his post at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Immediately."
Weinstein is somewhat of a drama queen and should, at the very least, approach Truvada with a more tempered skepticism. Lucas, of course, has his own bias as a user of the PrEP method. It's a new drug and it always takes time to see what the real effects, medically and socially, will be. 

April 13, 2014

The new, revised hanky code

The Chairman of the International Order of Sodomites (Justin Sayre) updates the legendary gay hanky code:  

April 12, 2014

Breaking: Justin Bieber still hot

Justin Bieber is in Miami where he posted this picture on Instagram with the caption, "A little sunshine never hurt anyone." Just in case you're interested. 


April 11, 2014

Randy Blue boys bounce to Beyonce

We (being gay) just love Beyonce, and "Blow" is a pretty good song from her current album. Randy Blue has recruited a few of his hottest men to give "Blow" the full go-go boy treatment. We enjoyed the multi-colored quick change Calvin Klein undies, but there isn't much of a theme to the video. Plus: 
- the song is about oral sex, so the video cries out for more oral sexy stuff  (like fellating bananas!);
- Diego Sans is just a tad too good at channeling Beyonce; 
- Colby Keller needs to do something with that greasy mop of his; 
- there's something about the idea of getting our cherry torn out that makes us squeamish. 

Still, there's something to be said for hot men just moving their booties to the beat:

Who's the hottest gay porn star?

East European hottie Kris Evans swept the seasonal semi-finals last week beating out Christopher Daniels and Dan Broughton. Kris advances to the finals to be played out this summer against Paddy O'Brien, Gabriel Clark and a yet to be determined fourth finalist. 
This week we start a totally new round with three bareback bottoms (and sometimes tops) Ian Dempsey of Broke Straight Boys, Brayden of Corbin Fisher and Tanner of Sean Cody.

Click the pics to see each guy's galleries, then vote for your favorite. The contest will continue with new porn star challengers every week; winners will keep on advancing through quarter-finals and semi-finals until the final round: BananaGuide's Gay Porn Star of the Year. 

Brayden is such a cutie and with that slim build he's a natural bottom (though he's surprised us a few times)! Brayden - Corbin Fisher: Brayden is such a cutie and with that slim build he's a natural bottom (though he's surprised us a few times)!
Ian is a Broke Straight Boy who prefers to take it up the ass, though he's been known to top on occasion. Ian Dempsey: Ian is a Broke Straight Boy who prefers to take it up the ass, though he's been known to top on occasion.
Tanner is one of the best flip fuckers in the Sean Cody stable. Tanner - Sean Cody: Tanner is one of the best flip fuckers in the Sean Cody stable.

Who is the HOTTEST?

Brayden - Corbin Fisher
Ian Dempsey
Tanner - Sean Cody

Last Week's RUNNERS UP:

Runner up to finalist Kris Evans. Christopher Daniels: Runner up to finalist Kris Evans.
Runner up to finalist Kris Evans. Dan Broughton: Runner up to finalist Kris Evans.


Finalist! Kris Evans: Finalist!
Finalist! Gabriel Clark: Finalist!
Finalist! Paddy O'Brian: Finalist!


April 10, 2014

Crazed man burns down porn shop

A Weymouth, Mass. adult store was torched last weekend by a man who later said that one of the reasons for the arson was that God just doesn't like pornography. 

Jon F. Fernald, 44, told police that he had been a customer at Amazing Intimate Essentials and that he blamed the store for getting him addicted to porn. 

Rather than just not going to the store anymore, he chose to burn it down with some gas he stole from a nearby garage. Also destroyed in the fire were two other businesses and an apartment housed in the same building (no one was hurt). 

It wasn't all Fernald's doing though: he told police that voices in his head had egged him on. 

When the officers apprehended him as he ran from the fire they asked him what had happened. Fernald replied, “I’m mentally ill and sometimes I do stupid things.”

Right on two counts there, buddy.

More awful, funny gay people, Hollywood style

It's not Looking and it's definitely not Not Looking, though it definitely is a video parody playing on gay stereotypes. Hollywoodland is the imperfect but promising creation of Joseph Baken (his first video, actually). Joseph must have some connections because Willem Belli plays one of the characters (not in drag, but just as bitchy). It's too bad the sound is so poor -- you'll have to pump up the volume to make the dialog out, and even then you'll miss some. But it is worth hanging on to the end ... 

April 8, 2014

Does porn harm teens?

A recent article in the  New York Times  addresses the touchy topic of teen consumption of porn. There was a time when it was a lot easier for parents to monitor what their teenaged children watched on the Internet. But now with so many devices - phones, tablets, laptops, desktops and televisions - hooked up to the Web and so much porn freely available on tube and pirate sites, parents have little hope of preventing sexually curious teenagers from accessing explicit content online. The question, then, is has this new reality caused psychological harm to teens? 
Two recent meta-studies -- one based in the US, the other in Great Britain -- fail to conclude that teens are harmed by watching porn. 

Last May, the Children’s Commissioner for England released a report titled “Basically ... porn is everywhere,” which examined 276 research papers on teenagers and pornography. It was not able to establish a causal relationship between teen viewing of porn and risky sexual behavior, such as not using condoms or starting to have sex at an earlier age than they might otherwise. 

The US meta study, "The Impact of Internet Pornography on Adolescents: A Review of the Research,” was conducted by  West Chester University in Pennsylvania and published in Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. It looked at over forty studies and also could not find conclusive evidence of negative consequences to teens watching porn. 

However, researchers remain cautious. After all "neuroscience tells us that young minds are still forming and thus malleable, and they tend to respond to emotionally charged material in ways that adults don’t. Given that pornography is emotionally charged, it would be shocking if it had no impact."

Professor Miranda Horvath, one of the researchers behind the Children’s Commissioner report, says that parents should be teaching their kids about relationships and sex at a young age, "If we start teaching kids about equality and respect when they are 5 or 6 years old, by the time they encounter porn in their teens, they will be able to pick out and see the lack of respect and emotion that porn gives us. They’ll be better equipped to deal with what they are being presented with.” 
At the very least, researchers recommend, the traditional "birds and the bees" conversation between parents and their adolescent kids must be revised and expanded to include a full and frank lesson on porn literacy. 

Dongs all over the world

Tired of male singers going on about their relentless, world wide pursuit of  pussy?  Saturday Night Live says what's good for the goose, is good for the gander. (Video may not play outside US):

April 7, 2014

It's time for Broadway to bare

It's a New York tradition: each spring some of the hottest hunks on the Great White Way agree to strip down and shake their booties, with the funds raised going to Broadway Cares  / Equity fights AIDS, which supports actors who have been affected by HIV / AIDS. 

This year's lineup includes Joshua Buscher (Big Fish); Todd Hanebrink (Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity); Vince Oddo (Rocky); Ricky Schroeder; and Ryan Worsing (Chicago). "Solo Strips" happens tonight in Las Vegas and May 11 in New York. For more information visit Broadway Bares