News Round-Up: March 12, 2021

Fitness trainer Marc Burgum
Fitness trainer Marc Burgum
Fitness guru Marc Burgum (via Instagram)

Some news items you might have missed:

InstaHunks: It’s Friday night and fitness guru Marc Burgum (above, proving clothes are sexy) asks, “If you could be doing anything right now, what would it be?” Follow him on Instagram here.

Washington Blade: Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), whose support for the Equality Act is seen as crucial to winning Republican votes for the LGBTQ non-discrimination bill, has laid out the proposed revisions she’s demanding in exchange for her support.

Stonewall Gazette: Check out the short film Sauna the Dead where two men must overcome prejudice during a night at the sauna by joining forces in taking down a horde of towel-wearing zombies. Who will live to see the dawn?

Andrew Christian Blog: The underwear and swimwear designer offers five reasons why he believes bulges are sexier than seeing naked peen.

WLTX: South Carolina’s hate crime bill got its first round of approval Thursday, but with an amendment that may exclude the LGBTQ community???

Instinct Magazine: DC Comics will celebrate this year’s Pride Month with the release of an anthology series titled DC Pride which will include “LGBTQIA+ characters from all corners of DC’s ever-expanding Universe, including cameos by fan favorites Batwoman, Renee Montoya, Alan Scott, Midnighter, Apollo, Extraño, Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Constantine, and more.”

‘Superman’ #32 Pride variant cover (Credit: David Talaski via DC Comics)

Pink News: Following the enormous success of his new series “It’s A Sin,” creator Russell T. Davies is looking at a reboot of his 1990s series “Queer As Folk.”

Twitter: The hashtag #CancelFox was trending at number one this afternoon as the Twitterverse noted the irony that Fox News is all upset about ‘cancel culture’ while professing to love the ‘free market.’

Woof Wednesday: Andrew Christian’s New Trophy Boy Is Hot!

(Photo: jessediamondfitness/Instagram)

Jesse Diamond, a personal trainer based in San Diego, California, is the first transgender man to be featured in a Pride campaign for underwear designer Andrew Christian.

In an interview with Gay Star News, Diamond says joining the Andrew Christian crew is a dream come true. It’s his first modeling gig and he’s clearly ecstatic about the opportunity.

‘When I started working out about five years ago, my dream was basically to become Marky Mark. I wanted to be an underwear model, a buff guy, and I’ve been buying Andrew Christians for years. So it was definitely like a dream come true for me.”

Diamond shares that he began transitioning four years ago (he began presenting as male at the age of 3) and was able to ‘pass’ pretty quickly. He adds that he’s aware some trans folks aren’t so fortunate.

One of the biggest difficulties for the 27-year-old during transitioning has been to find clients for his personal training business.

“Most of the other people I’ve worked with have been trans people,” says Diamond. “Cis males don’t seem to want to work with me because of my stature. I’m too small. And then women don’t want to work with me because I’m too muscular.”

Diamond is featured in Christian’s annual Proud campaign which promotes the brand during Pride season.

Christian told Gay Star News he’s thrilled to have Diamond join his team.

“Andrew Christian was one of the first, out, loud and proud LGBTQ companies, we are so happy that we now have Jesse as part of our team,” said Christian.

Noting the current political landscape for the LGBTQ community, Christian says,”It is extremely important that we all stick together and support each other in every way possible especially being inclusive and celebrating the amazing diversity in our community.”

The famed underwear designer added, “We also have several other shoots scheduled with trans models that we are very excited about.”

Check out more from Jesse Diamond below. #woof

A post shared by Life Coach ⚧ NASM certified PT (@jessediamondfitness) on May 17, 2018 at 4:26am PDT

(h/t Gay Star News)

News Round-Up: February 13, 2018

Some news items you might have missed:

• It’s a “light and shadow” kind of day here in Las Vegas. And so, I give you the handsome Ignacio Pérez Rey photographed by the incomparable Joan Crisol.

• A recently unearthed quote from Academy Award winner Marlon Brando confirms he had homosexual experiences.

• Underwear designer Andrew Christian has found a way to deal with all those pics of beleagured porn boy Topher DiMaggio on his website after “suspending” Topher as a “trophy boy.” The answer? They simply cut off his head.

• The 30-year-old man who set off a bomb in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan ( a popular gay neighborhood)  in September of 2016 has been sentenced to two life sentences plus 30 years for his actions.

• This popular Miami first grade teacher was fired for marrying her wife. The Catholic school she taught for had a “moral turpitude” clause in her contract they say she broke. Florida, as you may know, has no protections for LGBTs in the workplace.

• Pop diva Toni Braxton has a brand new single “Long As I Live” out now, and is one of several tracks Toni co-wrote and produced for her upcoming new album, Sex and Cigarettes, due out March 23. Check out the new single below.

News Round-Up: December 16, 2017

(via Instagram)

Some news items you might have missed:

• I’ve been fascinated by this pic of fitness model Quin Bruce (above). I find his expression captivating.

• A Tennessee county commission is planning a symbolic resolution condemning same-sex marriage after the U.S. Supreme Court made marriage equality the law of the land. #Whatever #WhyHate?

• All credit to Boy Culture for revealing not only did Democrat Doug Jones win the special Alabama Senate election this week, but Jones has a hottie gay son.

• A new poll shows a clear majority of Americans believe Donald Trump is guilty of sexual misconduct.

• Out actor and Teen Wolf star Charlie Carver has joined the cast of the upcoming all-star Broadway production of the groundbreaking gay play, The Boys in the Band, as “Cowboy.” The production is slated to run April 30-August 12 at the Booth Theatre on Broadway.

• The rumor around Washington DC is Donald Trump may fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller before Christmas. If that happens, watch hell break loose.

• I was just down in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, celebrating my hubby’s birthday and ran into underwear designer Andrew Christian. So in his honor, let’s celebrate a bit of the holiday season with his hottie models. Watch below.

Andrew Christian Underwear Models Share Their Coming Out Stories For Pride Month

The hunky men Andrew Christian underwear models share their coming out stories in celebration of Pride Month.

Not your usual AC video.

And yeah, the views aren’t so bad, either.

From AndrewChristian.com:

For this year, we decided to share our own stories of how we came to have so much Pride. The road may not always be easy but it is always worth while to come out, be free, and find the love in the world.

Hopefully by sharing our stories we are able to further inspire others and continue to help, as the song says, change the world.

Gayest thing I’ve ever seen via Andrew Christian

This is about the gayest thing I think I’ve ever seen.  But fun for Hump Day (did you see what I did there…?)

Andrew Christian – of the sexy underwear empire – brings us this mock fraternity “Initiation.”

Totally NSFW. Totally.

From AndrewChristian.com:

Hazing is wrong! But why it is so much fun? When we were conceiving this video we gathered all the former frat boys that now work for Andrew Christian and virtually everything that is in this video was taken from their actual experiences being frat boys.

As a brother of Sigma Chi fraternity, I can assure you MY frat experience was nothing like this.

Hit ‘play’ at your own risk.

(h/t Queerty)

Andrew Christian’s take on “The Night Before Christmas”

Some silly fun from Andrew Christian and the boys.

NSFW.

“Twas the night before Christmas, and all through WeHo, not a creature was stirring. The patrons were lined by the bar looking sad. Left lonely on Christmas, who wouldn’t be mad? When the front door swung open and made such a clatter, and arrived the police to see what was the matter. But these cops weren’t friendly, and looking to fight. Who would save these poor people from their hopeless plight?

“When suddenly who, in a blink, should appear? But some magical beings wearing AC gear. Hunky Santas had come to save Christmas that night, and make sure their shindig was started just right. With a sprinkle of dust, off came all the cops clothes, and turned all the officers to ho-ho-hoes. Then Fubar was filled with the sounds of great joy. Not to mention, of course, a little boy-on-boy. And that was how Andrew Christian helped save the day, by spreading good cheer and making the yuletide…gay!”

Written and Directed by Jeff White