June 25th, 2010 — Ponies
Wow. I’ll admit to being a little “WTF” myself. Just, wow.
June 21st, 2010 — Gay Stuff
Very educational. More at The Bold Italic.
June 21st, 2010 — Crush
June 9th, 2010 — Gay Stuff
June 2nd, 2010 — Gay Stuff
Not exactly a coming out story, but cool that McD’s broached the subject in the first place. And their tagline “come as you are” at the end is pretty cool.
May 21st, 2010 — Miscellaneous
May 4th, 2010 — Religion
I don’t even bat an eyelash at these closet outings of anti-gay Republican/Christians anymore.
Via Joe My God:
On April 13, the “rent boy” (whom we’ll call Lucien) arrived at Miami International Airport on Iberian Airlines Flight 6123, after a ten-day, fully subsidized trip to Europe. He was soon followed out of customs by an old man with an atavistic mustache and a desperate blond comb-over, pushing an overburdened baggage cart. That man was George Alan Rekers, of North Miami — the callboy’s client and, as it happens, one of America’s most prominent anti-gay activists. Rekers, a Baptist minister who is a leading scholar for the Christian right, left the terminal with his gay escort, looking a bit discomfited when a picture of the two was snapped with a hot-pink digital camera. Reached by New Times before a trip to Bermuda, Rekers said he learned Lucien was a prostitute only midway through their vacation. “I had surgery,” Rekers said, “and I can’t lift luggage. That’s why I hired him.” (Though medical problems didn’t stop him from pushing the tottering baggage cart through MIA.) Yet Rekers wouldn’t deny he met his slender, blond escort at Rentboy.com — which features homepage images of men in bondage and grainy videos of crotch-rubbing twinks — and Lucien confirmed it. continued…
And, “Lucien” has been revealed to really be “Geo.” Here’s his pic (also via Joe):
May 4th, 2010 — Miscellaneous
I really liked what this kid has to say. Very well reasoned and passionate.
April 20th, 2010 — Comics
Whoa, I have to check out these gay super hero parties when I’m in NYC! LOVE the Green Lantern dude who looks a little like Nathan Petrelli on Heroes.
April 12th, 2010 — Humor
I’ve seen this in text before, but it’s even funnier put to video:
March 30th, 2010 — Celebrity
I haven’t written about the Rick Martin coming out story yet because I’ve waiting, observing, and taking it all in. I did tweet it immediately upon it hitting the gay blogosphere. But my tweet was matter of fact. No commentary. I’ve been intrigued by the varied responses on Twitter and on the gay blogs.
There have been the supportive responses which include things like:
– Hooray! Welcome to the club.
– Good for you!
– So happy for you, Ricky.
– Glad you found the peace of mind to share this with the world.
And the cynical responses, which basically sound like this:
– Duh, like we didn’t already know.
– Stating the obvious, much?
– Like it matters now? Would have had more impact when you were still relevant.
– And, I’m supposed to care, why?
– 30 years too late.
I certainly believe that everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion. But it’s important to note that the sarcastic reactions to Ricky’s announcement were almost identical to Sean Hayes’ coming out a few weeks ago. Why the cynicism? Shouldn’t we be happy that people come out at all? Are we, the gay digerati, so trapped in our big homo-friendly bubbles that we’ve forgotten how hard it is to come out of the closet?
Keep in mind that people around the globe will now see Ricky Martin, an out and proud gay man, raise two beautiful sons. And that the Latin world will see one of their own, whom they have adored since his adolescence, bravely embrace his identity.
He’s gorgeous, smart, talented, politically active, and a humanitarian. And now he’s an out member of the gay community. Why wouldn’t we be excited about this? Not that we need to throw him a parade to honor his announcement or anything. But anytime we can augment our numbers, especially with someone as outspoken and publicly visible as Ricky Martin, we should be happy.
And that’s what I am: Happy. I’m happy that Ricky Martin can live his life more openly and honestly. I’m happy that our community’s voice is one beautiful voice stronger. I’m happy that one more person found the courage to come out, and in so doing hopefully has given many more closeted gays and lesbians the courage to do the same.
Update: A great commentary of the effect Ricky’s coming out might have on the Latino world.
March 29th, 2010 — Comics