Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin was chilling on the sidelines during Thursday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets when he apparently got a craving for some simulated head from a trainer in the wrong place at the wrong time.r
See the faux-llatio in action, AFTER THE JUMP...r
Outsports is also running a poll asking readers their thoughts on the incident - with "Boys will be boys" currently leading in the poll's answer choices. What do you think?rr
Politician Gary Bauer appeared via Skype on Hagee Hotline saying the Constitution doesn't guarantee civil rights for gay people or abortion and saying the concept of civil rights is being "hijacked." Bauer makes his case using Martin Luther King, Jr. as an example and that he would be "mortified," on the state of civil rights if he was still alive.r
Bauer cites that King being a pastor would've meant that he wouldn't have supported abortion, "understood" the biblical message of marriage and he would've been a supporter of a mother and father-led family. It seems like using the dead and tragedies to back up their claims is conservatives modus operandi in making points and winning arguments.r
You can listen to Bauer's nonsense, if you absolutely want to, AFTER THE JUMP...rr
State judges in California can no longer be members of the Boy Scouts beginning next year — at least until the Scouts lift a ban on gay adult leaders.r
The California Supreme Court voted unanimously this week to eliminate an exception for youth nonprofits to a rule that prohibits judges from belonging to groups that discriminate based on sexual orientation.r
The San Francisco Chronicle reports:r
“The people of California have a right to an impartial and unbiased judiciary,” Richard Fybel, a state appeals court justice in Santa Ana and chairman of the high court’s ethics advisory committee, said Friday. “This is important to accomplishing that.” ...r
In a statement that responded to the committee’s proposal last year, Deron Smith, a spokesman at Boy Scouts headquarters in Irving, Texas, said the Scouts “would be disappointed with anything that limits our volunteers’ ability to serve more youth. ... Today, more than ever, youth need the character and leadership programs of Scouting.”rThe proposal had drawn a mixed response from judges. In written comments to the court, one opponent said the prohibition would elevate “gay rights above religious freedom rights,” and another said it would interfere with judges’ rights to raise their children as they choose.r
California judges have been barred from membership in groups that discriminate based on sexual orientation since 1996 — with the exception of youth nonprofits. In 2003, the state's high court amended the rule to say judges who are members of the Boy Scouts must disclose their affiliation in gay-rights cases and recuse themselves if there's a conflict of interest.r
Last year, the ethics advisory committee recommended eliminating the exception altogether, and the proposal was backed by the California Judges Association, which represents three-quarters of the state's judges.r
The Chronicle notes that judges can still be members of religious groups that discriminate, but not groups that discriminate based on religion. The Boy Scouts is not considered a religious group but does discriminate based on religion — barring atheists in addition to gays.r
In 2013, the Boy Scouts of America voted to lift a ban on gay youth but continue to bar gay adult leaders. The organization recently reported that membership dropped 7.4 percent in 2014 in the wake of the decision.
Pint-sized Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi announced on Twitter this week that she is now an ordained minister and will officiate the June 19 wedding of her hairstylists Bradly Moreland (above left) and Luis Miller (above right).r
Us Weekly adds:r
Hints Miller to Us of their upcoming ceremony: "It's going to be filled with love, happiness, surprises and excitement."r
After tweeting the news to her seven million followers, Snooki was inundated with requests from fans to baptize their children or preside over their own gay weddings.r
Snooki, who married Jionni LaValle in November and has a 2 year old son and 4 month old daughter, said in 2013 she prayed she would "have a gay little boy one day".r
1. They should be short.
2. They should present you in a positive light, but not resort to bragging.
3. Nothing harsh or extremely unpleasant (minor annoyances are ok).
4. No discussions of how different things were when you were a kid (especially if you're over 40).
5. No complaining.
6. No explicit sex.
7. No long, tedious coming-out stories.
8. No religion or politics (save controversy until you know them better).
9. If it's a date, no ex-boyfriends. If you have to mention them, call them "friends."
10. And make them interesting!
Ok, here are some more stories. Which would be appropriate for a first date?
(These are just outlines; the actual stories will be longer.)
saw one of the teenage performers, Naked! He saw us and screamed, and we ran back to the Pow Wow, terrified!
B. When I was a kid, A&W had 4 kinds of hamburgers: Papa, Mama, Teen, and Baby. We usually got the Teen burger. But one day when Dad was taking us out as a special treat, my boyfriend Bill and I ordered Papa burgers. My brother pointed out that we couldn't both be Papas, so we decided that I would be a Papa and Bill would be a Mama. Dad insisted that we order Teen burgers!
B requires some explanations, but the gender-polarization is interesting, and Dad doesn't come across as negative, just confused. A. doesn't go anywhere: we see a naked guy, the end.
a handcuff party every semester for his advanced students. Anybody who wanted could get handcuffed -- guys only! I wanted to go, but it was only for students, so I enrolled in his advanced Paleontology class. When I got there, I ended up handcuffing the professor!
B. When I was in college, I liked a cute nerd named Haldor. I talked him into a contest to see who could get the most dates (with girls!). I won, but as a "consolation prize," I invited Haldor along on our dates, and afterwards convinced him to come back to my room -- which was my plan all along!
The handcuff party is interesting, and easy to understand. The dating contest requires too much explanation (why did you date girls? were you bisexual?), and paints me in a negative light, since I basically manipulated Haldor into bed.
Horseman's Club in Amsterdam, limited to guys with super-sized endowments. A super-sized bodybuilder named Janik invited me to come live with him, but he was from a small town in Friesland where there was nothing to do but drink and watch sports, so I eventually I got bored and went home.
B. When I was living in Florida, my roommates bet me that I couldn't get a straight friend to figure it out without having an actual "coming out" conversation. I tried hint after hint, but he continued to believe that I was heterosexual. Even saying "That guy is totally hot!" didn't do it. After I finally admitted defeat and "came out," he said "I had no idea! You hide it so well!"
A doesn't really have much plot: the guy was cute but we didn't get along. And being admitted to the Horseman's Club sounds like bragging. B. has an interesting plot and a good punchline.
Only fools wear pajamas." Many years later, I was driving through South Carolina, and decided to look him up. His family wasn't in contact with him, but I finally tracked him down in Georgia -- he was gay, with a boyfriend -- who knew all about "only fools wear pajamas"!
B. When I was in Florida, a high school bodybuilder kept hitting on me. I was 44 and he was 18, but my roommate Barney talked me into giving it a try. Things were ok, except for the huge cultural difference, such as Green Day. So I called it off, and Barney immediately asked him out!
B is mostly about the age difference, not terribly interesting, and it's about an ex-boyfriend. A is about Cousin George knowing that he was gay as a youngster, much more interesting.
taking them off! First his shirt, then his pants! He then put on his street clothes. I asked what he was doing, and he said "I didn't want to be late!"
B. College students don't realize that professors can see everything they are doing at their desks. There's a lot of erotic daydreaming going on! Usually I just ignore it, but a guy named Raheem was grabbing himself so blatantly that I sent him an email warning him that what he thought was private really wasn't. He thanked me and stopped -- but he continued to tent through the semester, which was just as distracting!
This is a tough call, but in the end A is about inexplicable behavior, so not very interesting. B is about something that happens to every guy, and it has a good punchline. Mentioning penises is usually a problem but in this case ok, since it's somebody else's penis, and no vulgar terms are used.
See also: 15 Rules of Gay Dating and 5 Things to Talk About While Cruising.
Ahead of its January 29 premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, more photos have been released from director Justin Kelly’s certain-to-be-controversial drama I Am Michael. Based on a New York Times Magazine profile by out writer Benoit Denizet-Lewis, James Franco stars as Michael Glatze, a prominent gay activist who worked at XY magazine and co-founded Young Gay America magazine. He later renounced homosexuality and became an evangelical minister. Zachary Quinto costars as his longtime partner, Bennett. At one point in the film the two men indulge in a three-way with a character played by Charlie Carver.
Scroll down to see a few photos from the film.
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State officials in Alabama are none too pleased with District Judge Callie V.S. Granade, who issued a ruling late Friday striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.r
Tweeted Governor Robert Bentley:r
The people of AL voted in a constitutional amendment to define marriage between man & woman. I'm disappointed by the ruling &will review it.r— Gov. Robert Bentley (@GovernorBentley) January 24, 2015
Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard was even less pleased with the ruling:r
"It is outrageous when a single unelected and unaccountable federal judge can overturn the will of millions of Alabamians who stand in firm support of the Sanctity of Marriage Amendment. The Legislature will encourage a vigorous appeals process, and we will continue defending the Christian conservative values that make Alabama a special place to live."r
Buzzfeed's Chris Geidner has something to point out though:rr
Alabama Spkr Hubbard says "millions of Alabamians" in support of amendment. Less than 700,000 voted for it, per Wiki. pic.twitter.com/YlvBEhvLh0r— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) January 24, 2015
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, meanwhile, filed an emergency stay request with Judge Granade, calling her ruling "disappointing." If the stay request is denied, Strange can take it to the Eleventh Circuit Court but he should be aware the court turned down a similar stay request from the state of Florida last month. If no stay is issued, same-sex couples in the state should be free to tie the knot first thing Monday morning once county clerks' offices open.r
Read the ruling below via Equality Case Files:r
The people I met from the ball world 1) were great performers 2) had a lot to say, both about their own lives and about America and the world at large 3) Aside from being beautiful, and raucous, and a repository of great dance moves, the ball world also offered a profound look at an incredible number of issues I cared about. Like, how we live with and create our gender; how race and racism affect our lives; how class and the access to (or lack of access to) opportunity creates or inhibits our growth; how both gender identity and sexual orientation are fluid, and how homophobia, with all of its horrors, also forces people to create supportive communities and social worlds. It felt like there was so much going on the ball world that touched on everything I thought about and cared about.”
Just when we thought the winter cold would do us in, this Adrian C. Martin photo shoot turns up the temp with some spice. And if you’ve got a thing for men in boxers, then this shoot will be muy caliente. Photographed at the Ifa Faro Hotel in Spain, Adrian gets model Javier Cabrera into some short boxer briefs by Atelier DT. Javier pulls off the underwear in more ways than one. Then we see him standing in front of a mirror, totally naked. Is that the top of a butt we see? Yes, it is.
As great as Javier’s butt is, we’re still focused on his front. The Atelier DT boxer briefs have a way of holding his package that is flattering no matter the angle. The material of the underwear also forms well to his muscular legs.
He looks best in the Atelier DT Print Boxer in Star Grey. It is the only non-solid look that Javier wears during the shoot. The starry print is both a little cute and a little sporty, the perfect compliment to everything Javier brings to the table.
You can see more of this photo shoot on The Underwear Expert.
Photo Credit: Adrian C. Martin
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