News Round-Up: May 7, 2021

Sergio J. Matos and Jim Newman
Sergio J. Matos and Jim Newman
Sergio J. Matos and Jim Newman

Some news items you might have missed:

OUT: The Village People’s Jim Newman (above) moved to Brazil for love. The Broadway daddy would love a return to performing, but for now he’s happy hunkering down on the beach with his fiancé, Sergio J. Matos.

Instinct Magazine: Ryan Reynolds wants his anti-hero super-hero Deadpool to be pansexual (per the original source comics) in the upcoming Marvel Studios film Deadpool 3.

Kenneth-in-the-212: Check out Kenneth’s weekly round-up of the what’s what in LGBTQ publications like the latest issue of WireMag (below) featuring body builder Steve Rogers.

NBC News: Middle school students in Texas have accused a teacher of defacing their chalk art of Pride flags by scrawling “heteros rule” over top of it. The school district is apparently dodging the issue by sending out a “vague” email implying there was a dustup (but didn’t explain what happened).

Axios: Oklahoma has secured a $2.6 million refund for a malaria drug purchase once touted by Donald Trump as a treatment for COVID-19. Trump repeatedly promoted hydroxychloroquine last year despite health officials warning that the drug should not be prescribed for treating COVID-19 outside of research or hospital settings due to serious side effects.

Twitter: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told a Trump supporter he “led the fight” to overturn the 2020 election (take that Josh Hawley). But as the cultist grows more fervent, Cruz (aware a camera is on him) has to pull away.

InstaHunk Round-Up: Weekend Edition

Dan Tai pauses to pose with a pachyderm

Checking in on my favorite hunks of Instagram this fine Sunday.

First up, fitness model Dan Tai (above) paused to pose with a pachyderm.

Grey’s Anatomy star Alex Landi knows how to find his light:

Fitness guru and doctor of dental medicine Curtis Fitzgerald paused in a pensive moment:

Cheyenne Jackson grew a beard for work reasons. His hubby likes but his kiddos say it’s scratchy. #wildandwooly

SportsBubbleButt had soccer (and other things) on their mind:

Olympic diver Tom Daley did a sassy photoshoot for Man About Town Magazine:

Actor and singer Jim Newman has decided he’s going to nap with his boo until the end of the pandemic. “Hey Siri, set an alarm for…”

Joel Green ignored the sand and soaked up the sun in Spain:

Marketing and communications specialist Raynald Rabindra Soeharto wants to “stay weird, be unique.”

Bremen Menelli ran up a hill in North Carolina and shared the “view.”

Max Emerson is on Day 6 of his Canadian quarantine in Montreal:

Gustavo Spolini captured the magic of a New York City sunset. #coolpic

InstaHunk Round-Up: Weekend Edition

Checking in with the hunks of Insta…

Dr. Marco (above) is getting in his zone before taking his final licensing exam. #NiceZone

Paleontologist Francesc Gascó took a moment to flex his furry goodness after working all day.

Curtis Fitzgerald, Doctor of Dental Medicine, threw down some serious Salsa moves:

The Rock finished the week strong by working out “hard” – and he really means “HARD.”

Artist Indar Isaiah Smith got all cheesy for the camera:

Doctor Yazan remembered one of his favorite hikes “with great views.” We agree on the view…

Former Army Captain Roberto Portales crushed his “competition:”

Jim Newman sees “beautiful” things in Sao Paulo – and we do too 🙂

Olympian Tom Daley was asked to recreate a celebrity look, and he chose Harry Styles’s green boa and leather. How’d he do?

Billy Reilich says this is going to be his “mood” for the next couple of months:

InstaHunk Round-Up: Weekend Edition

Ignacio Pérez Rey (via Instagram)

Checking in with the hunks of Insta…

First up, Ignacio Pérez Rey (above) continues to prove Madrid, Spain, is a beautiful place we all need to visit (as long as the views look like this).

Ramses Principe proved that you can look like he does AND eat pancakes (or at least pose in front of them).


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Dr. Marco explained something deeply inspiring about “discipline” and “delaying gratification” and…I forget, where was I?

Actor/singer Jim Newman reminds us that “it’s not cold and rainy…somewhere.”


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Presenting his “hairy wolf daddy” bod, DJ Thiago Oliveira wants to know who likes a furry bod?

Joel Green wants to know “what’s next?”


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Rodiney Santiago took a dive into the difference between physical and mental beauty. ” Instagram is full of beautiful hopeless romantics who’ve spent all their time on their appearance and not enough time on the mind.”


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And Jeff Ferreira sends greetings from Parque Cachoeira das Andorinhas in Brazil:


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InstaHunk Round-Up: November 29, 2020

Jeff Ferreira in Rio (image via Instagram)

Checking in on some of my favorite InstaHunks this weekend. What can I say? I like to look at nice things 🙂

First up, Jeff Ferreira (above) says he’s ‘single in Rio de Janeiro,’ but I spy two wine glasses in the pic…

Wait a second, though, international performer and former Mr. Continental, Ramon Ventura, appears to be in Rio as well – so maybe we could get the two together?


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And another from Brazil! Jim Newman is getting into character for a photo shoot for a sexy doctor (don’t know why a doc would be shirtless, stop with the silly questions).


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Dentist Curtis Fitzgerald is looking super-chill this holiday weekend.


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Dan Tai is looking for adventure:


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Singer David Hernandez is in a onesie kind of mood:


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Max Souza quotes Gandhi, “We must become the change we want to see.” Then, can I change into Max?


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Fitness model Killian has a new book, Bliss, available to order. Where’s my dang credit card???


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Personal trainer and author Bruno Baba thinks he looks fat in this photo but “at least I’ll be warm in the winter.” #ICanShowYouSomeFat


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And big and beefy GymBear (Wes Dupee) has a cute and cozy Christmas tree up and ready for the holidays:


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News Round-Up: November 20, 2020

Jim Newman (via Instagram)

Some news items you might have missed:

InstaHunks: Let’s hear it for Broadway’s Jim Newman (above) who definitely knows how to find his light. Follow him on Instagram here.

CNN: Donald Trump told an ally that he knows he lost, but that he is delaying the transition process and is aggressively trying to sow doubt about the election results in order to get back at Democrats for questioning the legitimacy of his own election in 2016, especially with the Russia investigation.

HBO Max: The original series EQUAL pays tribute to the epic origin stories of the LGBTQ+ movement. The four-part docu-series captures the true backstories of the leaders and unsung heroes, pre-Stonewall, who changed the course of American history through their tireless activism. Each hour-long episode in the series plays like a thriller, bringing to life the high stakes and hard deadlines of historical events that have not yet been given their due.

In honor of Transgender Day of Awareness, I want to highlight Episode 2 which focuses on the courageous pioneers of the trans movement. Check out the trailer for the series below.

Out: Two Trump-appointed judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit today overturned a lower court ruling and struck down local ordinances prohibiting licensed therapists from practicing the debunked “conversion therapy” on minors.

Bloomberg: Donald Trump’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week and is isolating. Junior recently downplayed the extent of the coronavirus outbreak that deaths are “almost nothing.” I guess this makes Junior “almost nothing.”

AP: Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger certified results reported by the state’s 159 counties that show Biden won the state by a margin of 12,670 votes.