News Round-Up: January 3, 2018

Some news items you might have missed:

β€’ Actor and fitness model Lony Pizarro (above) proves not every shirtless pic happens at the beach or in a bathroom πŸ™‚

β€’ Looks like actress Ellen Page and gf Emm Portner heard some wedding bells recently. #Congrats

β€’ Kenneth-in-the-212’s “Wrestle Wednesdays” are plenty reason to get through the week πŸ˜‰

β€’ The ISIS executioner who beheaded gay men has been captured in Iraq

β€’ Eric Trump, attempting to retake the mantle of “Dumbest Trump,” accused out talk show host Ellen DeGeneres of being a part of the “Deep State” conspiracy. You know, that “Deep State” thing about elected government officials – which Ellen is not…?

β€’ A gay couple in Houston was kicked out of their Uber at 4AM by their driver after exchanging a sweet kiss.

β€’ It’s no wonder the guys over at NewNowNext are suddenly rugby fans. Who knew sports could be so much fun?

News Round-Up: September 5, 2017

(via Instagram)

Some news items you might have missed:

β€’ Fitness model Lony Pizarro on Labor Day (above). Can we go back to then? πŸ™‚

β€’ A leaked excerpt from Hillary Clinton’s upcoming memoir, What Happened, includes a passage about Bernie Sanders supporters (“Bernie Bros”) and the long-lasting effects of their attacks on social media during the 2016 presidential campaign.

β€’ Freddie Mercury, of QUEEN fame, would have been 71 years-old today. Check out the first look at Rami Malek as “Freddie” in the Bryan Singer-directed Bohemian Rhapsody due in theaters December 25, 2018.

β€’ Barbra Streisand, Beyonce, Oprah and Blake Shelton will host a one-hour telethon to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey September 12 at 8 PM ET. The event will air on ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and CMT.

β€’ A new Morning Consult/Politico poll shows 58% of Americans say Dreamers should be allowed to stay in the country and become citizens if they meet certain requirements. Additionally, 68% of respondents said Dreamers should be granted legal work permits.

β€’ Cher announced via Twitter that she intends to help DACA folks after Trump rescinded the program. But when a Twitter troll came calling, she slapped right back.

News Round-Up: May 12, 2017

Lony Pizarro via Instagram

Some news items you might have missed:

β€’ Fitness model/trainer Lony Pizarro (above): face, body, boom! #WhereTheHellIsMyGymCard?

β€’ ABC sitcom The Real O’Neals has been cancelled due to low ratings. The show, inspired by the the early life of gay activist Dan Savage, was one of the few TV series to have an out actor (Noah Galvin) play an LGBT role on network television.

β€’ White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she’s not “100% sure” if President Trump has been briefed on the torture and killing of gay men in Chechnya.

β€’ Thanks to advancements in antiretroviral therapy (ART), young people with HIV who began treatment within the last ten years have a life expectancy of 78 years, almost the same as the average life expectancy for all Americans.

β€’ Caitlyn Jenner told the BBC she may run for Congress. As a Republican. Because the GOP loves to support the transgender community so much.

β€’ New York based Crush Club want you to get “LOUDER” as you dance into the weekend. The duo drops the funky new single just in time for their show May 18th at Brooklyn’s House of Yes. Listen below.

News Round-Up: April 18, 2017

Some news items you may have missed:

β€’ Fitness model/trainer Lony Pizzaro makes a great distraction from Tax Day 2017.

β€’ According to Tourism Economics, the U.S. economy could lose more than $18 billion and about 107,000 jobs this year and next year due to President Trump’s travel ban policy.

β€’ New York Magazine says Rupert Murdoch is now leaning towards firing Bill O’Reilly from his luxe Fox News job.

β€’ A new poll shows 61% of adults living in Texas oppose President Trump’s plan to build a wall along the W.S./Mexico border. And yet, they voted for him.

β€’ And speaking of Texas, did you hear the one about the idiot who stole a rainbow flag from flying at a church so he could leave an American flag in it’s place? With the flag was a note reading, β€œI didn’t agree with your flag so I took it down. If you don’t agree with this one, you can take it down. P.S. there are only 2 (two) genders.” No worries, though – the church figured it would happen some day, and had a backup Pride flag waiting in the wings.

β€’ Even the cops get in on the act at New Orleans’ Easter Parade:

News Round-Up: March 28, 2017

Some news items you may have missed:

β€’ Fitness model Lony Pizarro is ready for action.

β€’ Dan Savage tracks down and interviews the only (quietly) gay Republican currently running for office in Alaska.

β€’ Instagram is going to start blurring photos deemed “sensitive.”

β€’ Don’t forget to check out the latest episode of The Randy Report podcast – click here to listen for free on iTunes.

β€’ The Ohio city of Columbus joins Cincinnati and Toledo in banning so-called “ex-gay” therapy.

β€’ Last Friday, Donald Trump sent a message he’s open to working with Democrats now that the House Freedom Caucus screwed him on healthcare. But it’s not gonna happen with tweets like these:

News Round-Up: March 21, 2017

Some news items you may have missed:

β€’ It’s the first day of Spring! Fitness model Lony Pizarro (above) is ready, are you?

β€’ Kentucky Governor signs new law that allows public schools and colleges that accept federal funds to discriminate against LGBTs wanting to join school clubs or activities based on religious beliefs.

β€’ Deep in the heart of deep red Texas, Texas A&M, the third largest public university in the U.S., elects it’s first openly gay student body president.

β€’ Apple announced new versions of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus that will be part of the (Red) program, which funds programs that combat HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. The new red phones will be available this Friday.

β€’ The upcoming vote in the House on Trumpcare could fail thanks to Tea Party Republicans who don’t like the legislation.

β€’ Alan Cumming says younger gay men “don’t care” about the AIDS epidemic.

β€’ Now that he’s engaged, is Colton Haynes going to be a daddy? The newly-engaged actor recently changed his Instagram description to “Uncle. Soon to be father. Traveler. Actor. Goof.”

A post shared by Colton Haynes (@coltonlhaynes) on Mar 20, 2017 at 2:27am PDT

Happy Hump Day!

(photo: Bart Ruzik)

Fitness model Lony Pizarro shows he’s more than a handsome face and hunky body:

“We are so quick to judge others we forget to take in the bigger picture. What you see when you look at others is much deeper then we realize. It’s a product of how they were constructed, the base they were built from, and the hardships they overcame.”