News Round-Up: June 7, 2021

(image via Twitter/SFGiants)

Some news items you might have missed:

Mr. Man: The powers that be at MrMan have assembled the 100 most iconic gay kisses in the history of cinema in a rapid-fire 10 minute video. Definitely worth the click.

LGBTQNation: The San Francisco Giants became the first team in Major League Baseball to wear Pride colors onto the field on June 5 for their Pride Day game against the Chicago Cubs. The Giants updated their logo’s colors to incorporate Pride into their uniforms and caps.

Instinct Magazine: When a 15 year-old male student was kicked out of school for wearing a skirt, male teachers began teaching their classes while wearing skirts in solidarity.

MetroSource: The creative team behind the Red Hot calendars (which feature ginger hotties) is taking applications for the 2022 edition.

MetroWeekly: The Pentagon will keep a Trump-era ban on Pride flags being flown at military bases, despite President Joe Biden pledging to reverse it.

Queerty: Actor Wil Wheaton, known for his longtime role as kid genius Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation, welcomed pride month this weekend by giving a special shout-out to his queer fans. Wheaton, 48, publicly acknowledged the number of Star Trek fans that had a crush on the actor–or his character–during the show’s run.

Then, Wheaton’s wife, Anne Wheaton chimed in. And that was followed by Wheaton’s TV mom, Gates McFadden, voicing her support. #VeryCute

News Round-Up: September 7, 2020

Nicholas Budd lays by the pool in Mykonos
(image via Instagram/Nicholasc_Budd)

Some news items you might have missed:

InstaHunks: In the wake of Jerry Falwell Jr’s fall from grace thanks to a certain ‘pool boy,’ the hashtag #poolboy has been trending on Instagram like the above pic from UK personal trainer Nicholas Budd. #dang

The Guardian: A new study shows that sports teams that hold Pride Nights and Pride games see a nearly 40% decrease in homophobic language by their players than those in teams that have not held official Pride Nights.

Men’s Health: This guy made a video of more than 120 guys who look better bald showing before and after pics proving you can go bald like a boss. According to Harry James, the host of the YouTube channel, each of these before and after pictures “marks incredible turning points in all of these people’s lives.”

Instinct Magazine: Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has joined Joe Biden’s transition team. The transition team would help with government appointments and actions during the switchover between administrations were Biden to win the presidency.

Outsports: After literally coming out of a closet in his coming out video last fall, college football player Jaden Vazquez is now helping LGBTQ athletes by co-leading a new Fordham University student-athlete-support group.

Pink News: A man in Perth, Australia, has been jailed for five years after he failed to disclose that he was living with HIV to four sexual partners – all of whom later tested positive for the virus. The 30-year-old, who has not been named to protect the identities of his victims, told the four men that he did not have HIV before having condomless sex with them when he was actually diagnosed with HIV in 2012.

InstaHunks II: Just a couple more #poolboys from the Gram of Insta as we close out Labor Day…

2018 LGBT Pride Nights At Major League Baseball

As warm weather finally truly arrives in the month of May, sports fans know we are in the heat of baseball season.

And (most) LGBT baseball fans can look forward to at least one night out where their local team hosts an event just for them.

Outsports reports that 21 of the 30 MLB teams will be hosting some type of Pride event especially for their LGBT fans.

And if you’re a Chicago Cubs fan, you get two LGBT nights (Pride Day – June 10; Out at Wrigley – August 26).

For the most part, however, the events are scheduled to coincide with Pride Month in June.

The majority of these events are coordinated with the team and local organizations, although some, like the Kansas City Royals, have a grassroots-organized Pride Night.

Nine teams, unfortunately, do not have plans to hold any special night for LGBT fans. Those include the Miami Marlins, Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels and the Texas Rangers.

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According to Outsports, only three teams have never had any type of Pride Night: Los Angeles Angels, Cincinnati Reds and the New York Yankees.

Click here for a complete list (at this writing) of Pride Night events hosted by MLB teams this season.

And even if you don’t understand the game all that well, remember there’s other reasons to take in a baseball game – like the players 🙂

A post shared by Bryce Harper (@bharper3407) on Dec 31, 2017 at 8:51am PST

Plus, you never know who’s gonna get caught on the Kiss Cam:

Loving The Kiss Cam Action At LA Dodgers’ Pride Night

Over 8,000 fans attending the LA Dodgers Pride Night game last Friday – the most tickets ever sold by a Major League Baseball team for a single Pride Night.

The Dodgers have put much thought into making sure all LGBT Dodger fans feel embraced throughout the night, including:

• The always popular “Kiss Cam” featured several gay and lesbian couples smooching on the Jumbotron.

• The National Anthem was performed by Dot Marie Jones (of GLEE fame) along with the Gay Men’s Chorus and Trans Chorus of Los Angeles.

• LGBT peeps threw out the first pitch.

• There were Pride Night t-shirts created by the Dodgers for the event.

• Pride Night was announced during the game announcements, and signage all over the stadium made clear whose night it was.

Bonus: the home team won with the Dodgers besting the Cincinnati Reds 7-2.

By the way, the Reds don’t have any LGBT fan events like Pride Night, so boo on them. They lost twice that night.

Watch the Kiss Cam action below:

New York Mets To Announce First Ever LGBT Pride Night

Might be hearing some “Hey batta batta batta, swing batta batta” from a lot of LGBT New York Mets fans soon as the team is planning a press conference for Tuesday to announce their first ever LGBT Pride night at Citi Field this season.

From Page Six:

The Mets in the past have hosted events from Fiesta Latina night to Jewish Heritage Day. Other major league teams have hosted LGBT nights.

The Mets will unveil details (including the date) at a press conference Tuesday, with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Rep. Steve Israel and LGBT Network CEO David Kilmnick.

“I’m proud to be making this announcement — one, as a lifelong Met fan, and two, we get to beat the Yankees on this,” Kilmnick joked to us.

He added that the team’s “making sure that everyone is welcomed and celebrated at Citi Field.”

Over 5,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender fans are expected at Pride Night, he said, and a portion of all ticket sales will go the LGBT Network’s anti-bullying programs.

The game will be NY Mets vs. San Diego Padres on August 13th – click here for tickets.