Or as she calls them, her My Little Pop Icons.
The 30-year-old Finnish artist lives and works in Lahti, Finland. She recently sent us an image of her latest creation, a My Little Pony doll inspired by the work of none other than homoerotic artist Tom of Finland.
“I make art because it’s pretty,” Kasurinen says. And we’d have to agree. Her Little Ponies are some of the most beautiful we’ve ever seen, particularly the ones featuring our most favorite gay icons.
Scroll down to see more of Kasurinen’s gay icon-inspired geldings. And check out more of her amazing work on her website.
This Little Pony is supposed to be Cleopatra. But she reminds us more of Madonna from the 2012 Superbowl.
This Little Pony is meant to be Marilyn Monroe. But we can’t help but see Miss Amanda Lepore.
The producer of Kink explains how sex and comedy come together in the documentary by director Christina Voros.
The group brings the dance party with new song
In 2007, Project Runway star Christian Siriano popularized and then denounced the catch phrase, "hot tranny mess." Seven years later, another contestant brought it back.
The National Commission for Public Performances in the Dominican Republic announced yesterday that they would be banning a Miley Cyrus concert next month on morality grounds.r
"The National Commission for Public Performances in the exercise of the powers given by the Constitution of the Republic through Regulation 824 of Law Number 1951Article 4306 - the purpose of which is to prevent public performances that offend the morals, good customs and relationship between friendly countries - imposes this ban based on Miley Cyrus' common engagement in acts during her concerts that defy morals and customs in ways usually penalized by Dominican law," a statement reads.
They add that Cyrus "uses inadequate attire, corrupts language, uses perverse imagery and phrasing, uses phrases with double meanings, glorifies crime, violence and denigrating acts against civility and promotes sex, lesbian sex and the use of inadequate objects in public."
Although homosexuality is not illegal in the Dominican Republic, the country is culturally conservative and overwhelmingly Catholic.r
Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez, a Catholic Cardinal from the Carribean nation who has previously referred to openly gay U.S. Ambassador James “Wally” Brewster as a maricón (Spanish slur for “faggot”), has repeatedly voiced his opposition to gay rights and gay people in general.
A second trailer has been released for Nightcrawler - the upcoming psychological thriller starring Jake Gyllenhall as a desperately ambitious cameraman who seeks out murder scenes, fires and car crashes to sell footage to broadcast television networks.r
The film looks equal parts unsettling and interesting - and the opening scene from the trailer even reminded me (very briefly) of Brokeback Mountain.r
Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...r
And if you missed the first trailer, you can watch it HERE.r
The state of Michigan is being asked to recognize hundreds of gay marriages that were performed in the state during a brief window in March when licenses were issued to same-sex couples following a ruling striking down the state's ban on same-sex marriage.r
The AP reports:r
"The state cannot mandatorily divorce you," University of Michigan law professor Julian Mortenson said during a 90-minute hearing on a request for a preliminary injunction.r
U.S. District Judge Bernard Friedman struck down the state's gay marriage ban on March 21, and more than 300 same-sex couples in four counties got hitched the next day, Saturday, before an appeals court suspended the decision and blocked additional marriages.r
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati recently heard arguments about whether to overturn or affirm Friedman's decision. In the meantime, the American Civil Liberties Union is fighting to force the state to recognize the marriages that did happen for the purpose of benefits and other issues.r
The lawyer argued that even if a higher court eventually reinstates Michigan's ban on gay marriages, the unions should still be considered valid.
The Irish pro-equality group LGBT Noise gives us this terrific, over-the-top parody video playing out the fears of paranoid straight folks who think marriage equality will change their world bringing about a dreaded "Armagayddon."
Set in the near future of 2017, Mary and John have barricaded themselves (and boxed up their son - literally) to protect themselves from the "unbelievable weddings" that occurred after the passage of same-sex marriage in Ireland.
Nashville's Mayor Karl Dean joined the right of history today by publicly stating his support for marriage equality. Said Karl:
"I believe that all people should be treated fairly and equally and that their individual dignity should be respected.
"Embracing and celebrating our growing diversity makes our city stronger.
"Nashville needs to continue in that direction, and it’s my hope that joining this effort will help us do that."
Although four state judges had previously ruled in the same fashion, today a federal judge struck down Florida's same-sex marriage ban.
From the Florida ACLU:
In his decision, U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle held that by denying the plaintiffs fundamental right to marry, Florida’s marriage ban violated the due process and equal protection clauses of the U.S. Constitution.
He also held that the state’s rationale for denying recognition of the marriages not only had no rational basis, but would fail even a higher level of scrutiny, stating that “[t]he undeniable truth is that the Florida ban on same-sex marriage stems entirely, or almost entirely, from moral disapproval of the practice,” and that “moral disapproval alone cannot sustain” a ban restricting marriage to opposite-sex couples.
Hinkle's decision is stayed pending Supreme Court action.
James leads a lonely life in a luxurious castle in which his parents run a hotel. He never goes out with friends, spends his spare time in his room and peeks at the hotel's guests out of boredom. Generally hides in his room, to stay away from his wannabe-controlling mother, who has no insight in the life of her son, James is forced outside when a group of handsome Swedish soccer players staying at the hotel capture his interest.
When he finds one of the boys injured at the hotel's swimming pool, James offers his help and smuggles the boy into his room and locks the door. Locked up with a strange boy in his own room, James experiences the complexity of his own sexual feelings and insecurities for the first time.
WATER | VATTNET is a short coming-of-age film about family, loneliness and sexual identity. It examines the confusing period of adolescence and the first homosexual feelings of a young boy in a refreshing, open and stylish way.
STARRING: Tobias Kersloot, Serge Mensink, Barbara Labrie
DIRECTED & WRITEN BY: Marco van Bergen
PRODUCED BY: Lucinda Verwey
DOP: Winant Veldhuizen
The gay porn studio Broke Straight Boys has finally debuted what we presume to be the first episode of the “reality television show” they’ve been touting for over a year.
Originally, the show was supposed to follow gay-for-pay porn performers as they live in a house together, like a Big Brother with orgies and no evictions.
The clip below, which is entirely SFW and actually quite humbling, instead follows one of the studio’s top gay-for-pay models on a trip back home to discuss his gay porn career with his mother, father, and two straight brothers.
A large portion of the episode discusses Paul Canon’s drug overdose, while the rest focuses on his family’s reaction to his work and their explanations of his sexuality. Despite Paul’s reluctance to identify himself as gay or bisexual, he almost perfectly explains bisexuality while describing his sexual attractions.
“I really don’t care about defining my own sexuality. At this point now, I don’t like labels, I can’t stand labels,” he says once his family moves to the topic of assigning him a sexuality. His father believes he may be “homosexual,” to his brothers, he is “gay.” His brothers say they’ve “always felt” Paul was gay, and that “it’s awkward how he tries to hide that.”
Perhaps the most accurate description of his sexuality is the phrase brandished across his t-shirt: “I’m not gay, but $1000 is $1000″. Bless him.
In a confessional, Paul adds:
I guess I would be considered bisexual, [but] the reason I don’t like labels like that is bisexuality has this negative connotation of being confused, and I’m definitely not confused, I mean, I know what I like. I definitely find women attractive, but then there’s certain aspects of men that I find attractive. I don’t think that’s very confusion. I know what I like, and I know what I want…I just can’t stand labels.
Check out the rest below. And don’t knock it till you’ve seen it, because it’s not as painful as it sounds.
And here’s the best part: Now that you know Paul well, you can watch him perform (he’s a top!) in a five-man bareback orgy by clicking here. (nsfw, duh)
The problem is the organization that's receiving the funds:
"The beneficiary of the ice-bucket challenge funds a study using embryonic stem cells, which can only be obtained by destroying embryonic life. For that reason, we have determined that our schools should not raise money for the ALS Association, and should instead – if they wish – donate to another organization doing ALS research," the Archdiocese wrote in a prepared statement.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a disease that leaves the victim's mind unaffected, but attacks the nervous system leaving the victim unable to move.
Participants in the ice-bucket challenge film themselves pouring buckets of ice water over their head, post the video to social media websites and challenge others to do the same, or to donate money to the ALS Association. Over $31 million has been raised in recent weeks since the viral craze began.
V. Stiviano, former girlfriend/mistress of LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling, has asserted that Sterling is not only a racist, but is actually gay, and she was paid to act as his "beard."
Sterling's wife, Shelly, filed a lawsuit against Stiviano depicting her as a money-grubbing femme fatale who convinced the former Clippers owner into giving her a Ferrari, hundreds of thousands in cash and a $1.8 million house in LA.
Stiviano denied the allegations and answered in court documents saying that Donald Sterling was gay.
Via the NY Daily News:
“V.S. was D.T.S’s beard for three years prior to the filing of suit,” the answer claimed. “V.S. is informed and believes that (Sterling) is a homosexual and enjoys sexual acts and or sexual congress with males.”
The answer said that Shelly Sterling was “acutely aware of his orientation and condoned” his behavior, including his decision to give “gifts, money and other properties” to Stiviano for her public companionship.
“Such gifts" were lavished “in the capacity” of Stiviano being “D.T.S. and Shelly’s beard,” the answer said.