News Round-Up: December 2, 2017

Some news items you might have missed:

• Woofy Alex Abramov (above) says, “Everyone should believe in something. I believe I should go to the beach this weekend.” You gotta admit, Alex wears the beach very, very well 🙂

• Analysis by Newsweek shows the current tax bill in the Senate would devastate support systems and services for LGBT Americans.

• Uri Kokia has come out as gay making him the first professional basketball player to come out as gay in Israel. In an interview, Kokia said, “I want to show you can make a long and glorious career as a gay man.”

• A father in Mills, Wyoming, is accused of attacking his 15-year-old gay son with a knife because the father disapproved of homosexuality.

• Republican Congressman Blake Farenthold of Texas, who prides himself as a “family values” politician used taxpayer funds to settle a sexual harassment case to the tune of $84,000. Farenthold had told his former communications director he had “sexual fantasies” and “wet dreams” about her.

• In related news, Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina reportedly used $150,000 in taxpayer money to settle a veteran-discrimination and retaliation claim with a former aide.

• Anthony Rapp has received a lot of social media attacks after telling his story of sexual misconduct by Kevin Spacey 30 years ago when Rapp was 14. Rather than fight back, Rapp decided to share them all with the world.

• Check out this touching holiday video featuring uber-cute pooch, Chobo.

News Round-Up: November 20, 2017

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Some news items you might have missed:

• Alex Abramov (above) seems to be handling the cold weather in NYC quite well 🙂

• According to a professor at Cornell University, young men are becoming comfortable identifying as “mostly straight” (as opposed to bisexual) which might be linked to relaxed millennial attitudes toward sexuality.

• Out singer Colum Scott of Britain’s Got Talent fame has a new song – “You Are The Reason.” He says the song is a “thank you to those special people who make our lives better, simply because they’re in it.” Watch below.

True Blood star Rutina Wesley has come out and announced her engagement.

• A Tennessee town has banned drag shows as being “sexually oriented business.”

• The mother of one of Kevin Spacey’s accusers says 8 more men have shared allegations with her.

• And, as today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, let’s take a listen to these trans young people about their feelings on how they are perceived and how they’d like to be seen:

News Round-Up: November 10, 2017

Alex Abramov likes Autumn

Some news items you might have missed:

• Woofy Instahunk Alex Abramov (above) is enjoying NYC’s autumnal weather. I’m enjoying the view.

• A new study of 21,000 children shows no increased emotional or psychological difficulties among children raised by gay or lesbian parents.

• One of the gay men who was refused a marriage license by anti-LGBT Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis says he may run against her in the 2018 election.

• A survey of more than 5,000 Attitude Magazine readers shows 71% of gay men say they are turned off from dating another if they have shown signs of femininity; 41% said that effeminate gay men give the gay community a bad image or reputation.

• Former Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears has announced he’ll be joining the cast of the hit Broadway musical, Kinky Boots.

• I’ll close out this round-up with some Friday Superfruit “Fantasy,” the new music video from OUT100 2017 honorees Scott Hoying and Mitch Grassi.

The video features a make-believe pool party, a trip to Paris, plus a cameo by K-pop star Amber Liu and some blue-wigged dancers. The tune, from the duo’s debut album Future Friends, is totally bopping. Dance into the weekend with Superfruit below.

News Round-Up: October 30, 2017

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Some news items you might have missed:

• Woofy Alex Abramov and friends wish you a ‘bear-y’ scary Halloween (above). And those are some pretty awesome pumpkin carvings, no?

• Just hours after Star Trek: Discovery star Anthony Rapp accused House of Cards star Kevin Spacey of unwanted sexual advances when Rapp was 14 years old in 1986, Netflix has announced the cancellation of House of Cards after the upcoming sixth season in mid-2018.

• Colton Haynes is now sharing pics from his weekend wedding to designer Jeff Leatham via Instagram (below).

Colton Haynes & Jeff Leatham

• Egyptian police are using Grindr to lure gay men to hotels and arresting them.

Kenneth-in-the-212 demonstrates what makes for good “head” lines.

• Conservatives lawmakers in Australia say they may try to delay legalizing marriage equality should the “Yes” side win as expected.

• Apparently, Thor: Ragnarok star Chris Hemsworth “wants to be Chris Pratt.” I think we’re lucky we get to have both Chris’ along with Pine and Evans 🙂

A post shared by Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) on Oct 27, 2017 at 1:55pm PDT

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Alex Abramov & bf know how to weekend (via Instagram)

Some Saturday morning eye-candy featuring Alex Abramov, Ricky Martin, Gus Kenworthy, Chef Franco Noriega, and more.

Happy Weekend, kids!

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Rodiney Santiago via Instagram

Some Sunday morning eye-candy.

This will be a 100% Trump-free post 🙂

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News Round-Up: June 9, 2017

(image via Instagram)

Some news items you may have missed:

• Come on, say it with Instahunk Alex Abramov (above): “Thank God it’s Friday!”

• Democrat Jon Ossoff leads Republican Karen Handel 51% to 44% among likely voters among in a new Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll tracking the upcoming special election for a Georgia House seat.

• Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson defends federal budget cuts to housing programs for low-income people with HIV: “The pie is only so big.”

• Russian hackers are using Britney Spears’ Instagram account to share cryptic encoded messages that control their hacking system.

• More than 18 million people tuned in to watch former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the U.S. Senate yesterday.

• The Scottish Episcopal Church has voted to allow same-sex couples to marry in the church.

• Scissor Sisters and MDNR have released a lyric video for their collaboration “Swerlk,” a fundraising single in honor of the 49 lives lost in the Pulse nightclub massacre. Click over to http://www.SWERLK.com to donate.