Ex-Gay Porn Actor Running For Anti-LGBTQ Political Party

Ex-gay porn performer Logan McCree
Ex-gay porn performer Logan McCree
Ex-gay porn performer Logan McCree (photo – cropped: fotorebelxt via CC license 2.0)

Philipp Tanzer, who performed in gay porn as Logan McCree, is planning a run for Scottish parliament in May’s Holyrood election.

Tanzer, whose previous porn catalogue includes films like Rear Deliveries and Hotter Than Hell 2, raised eyebrows a bit when he announced his plans to stand for the anti-LGBTQ Scottish Family Party.

Saying he now identifies as ‘ex-gay, the 43-year-old  says the political party, which opposes any LGBTQ-inclusive education, “best represent my views on life and society.”

According to the SFP’s website, LGBTQ-inclusive education “mandates the indoctrination of schoolchildren into a radical ideology of sexuality.” The group also opposes ‘transgender ideology’ saying it confuses young people.

Tanzer has declared his candidacy for the Highlands and Islands after moving to Durness, Sutherland, in 2012.

Philipp Tanzer today
Philipp Tanzer today (screen capture via BBC)

In an interview with The Times, Tanzer says that since leaving adult entertainment he’s worked as a hairdresser, a massage therapist, and a fireman. He also shares that he’s currently in a relationship with a woman and considering “marriage and starting a family.”

The self-described ‘men’s rights activist’ also called out the porn industry saying, “In one year I lost five friends in the industry to suicide and drug overdoses. I have seen the harm porn addiction can do.”

He makes a point to say that porn is not just an issue for men.

“Both boys and girls consume pornography and both suffer under its impact,” said Tanzer.

Seeming to brush aside responsibility for his adult entertainment career, today he shares, “I was pushed into identifying myself as something at the age of 32 that I was not.”

Read the full article here.

Tanzer was profiled by the BBC last year in a report titled, “I am a Men’s Rights Activist.”

Survey: One-In-Three Men In Scotland Disapprove Of Same-Sex Relationships

A new poll shows almost one-third of men in Scotland disapprove of same-sex relationships, reports UK news site iNews.
Scots celebrate Glasgow Pride

A new poll shows almost one-third of men in Scotland disapprove of same-sex relationships, reports UK news site iNews.

The survey, conducted by polling company Survation, found 28% of male Scots feel same-sex relations are ‘wrong.’

This is in stark contrast to only 13% of women in Scotland who feel the same way.

Across the board, 1 in 5 Scots (20%) do not approve of gay relationships.

This data comes as a bit surprising for a country often viewed as LGBTQ-friendly.

Same-sex marriage became legal in Scotland on December 16, 2014.

The government has announced plans to introduce the world’s first LGBTQ school curriculum and could soon be the first country in the United Kingdom to officially recognize a third gender as recent polling shows 56% support for full legal recognition of non-binary people.

The director of Stonewall Scotland, Colin Macfarlane, says the new survey underscores why the LGBTQ community can’t become ‘complacent.’

“We know that in Scotland one in five people have experienced a hate crime in the last year because of their sexual orientation or gender identity,” Macfarlane told iNews.

“We know that only half of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people feel comfortable being open about their sexual orientation or gender identity with their family and two in five trans people avoid certain streets because they don’t feel safe,” he added. “Scotland has changed for the better over the course of the last 30 years, but there is much more to be done before everyone is accepted without exception.”

Gordon MacRae, chief executive for the Humanist Society Scotland which commissioned the survey, said, “It is disappointing to see continued opposition to same-sex relationships amongst a minority but nevertheless sizeable proportion of the community.”

“There clearly continues to be work done to ensure Scotland is a fully inclusive nation for LGBT people,” he added.

(h/t iNews)

News Round-Up: November 14, 2018

Some news items you might have missed:

• You know what gets you over Hump Day? A dog. Or, more dogs. And InstaHunk Dan Tai (above).

• Rapper Yung Miami has said she would ‘beat’ her son if he came out as gay.

• Donald Trump will skip the Kennedy Center Honors for the second year because no one likes him.

• LGBT people made up 6% of voters in the midterm elections and 82% supported Democratic candidates.

• A gay Baltimore fitness trainer was murdered in his own apartment.

• Scotland will be the world’s first country to teach LGBTQ inclusivity and history in all public school nationwide

Chicago the Musical celebrates 22 years on Broadway today!

I was lucky to be part of the Broadway cast as one of the earliest replacements. The show would end up hiring me 14 times from 1998 to 2013 to get down in ‘all that jazz.’ Thank you, Ann Reinking.

This pic was from my last stage appearance in 2013 at the Hollywood Bowl in Chicago as I turned 50. #TheGiftThatKeepsGiving #BlackSexyClothes

News Round-Up: July 15, 2018

Some news items you might have missed:

• Spanish math teacher (can you imagine???) Manu strikes a heroic pose for his love: “”I could face and defeat the most dangerous monster just for your love.” #swoon

• A gay porn star proposed to his boyfriend after the couple had just finished shooting a scene. Who says romance is dead?

• Scottish First Minister Ncola Sturgeon, the head of government for Scotland, led Glasgow’s Pride parade Saturday, becoming the first serving prime minister or first minister in the U.K. to lead any Pride event.

• Queen Elizabeth was on her own during Donald Trump’s visit to the UK as Princes Harry and William refused to meet Donald Trump.

• Appearing on a panel with Pose co-creator Ryan Murphy in Los Angeles last Thursday, transgender writer/director Janet Mock, shared she never dreamed of directing television. “Directing was never on my list of things — I didn’t think it was a possibility.” Mock recently made history as the first trans woman of color to write and direct an episode for mainstream television.

• In an interview airing today with CBS News, Donald Trump says it never occurred to him to ask Russian President Vladimir Putin to extradite the dozen Russian officials charged with hacking Democratic emails earlier this week.

Isn’t he supposed to defend the United States???

Scotland Issues Apology For Gay Sex Convictions In The Past

The government in Scotland has issued an official apology to gay men who were convicted of same-sex activity in the past. In doing so, the men or their families will be able to clear their names.

From Reuters:

“It is only right that we address this historic wrong,” First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told the Scottish parliament.

“Discriminatory laws, although abolished, continue to have implications for people to this day,” she added. “The wrong has been committed by the state to them, not by the individuals.”

She added: “I categorically, unequivocally and wholeheartedly apologize for those laws and for the hurt and the harm they did to so many.”

Watching from the gallery, same-sex couples wept, held hands and applauded.

Consensual homosexual acts between men aged over 21 in Scotland were decriminalized in 1981.

“(The) apology will give a great deal of comfort to many who were unjustly prosecuted and will help draw a line, once and for all, under a dark period in Scotland’s history,” gay rights group Stonewall said in a statement.

Tweet Of The Day

https://twitter.com/lilyallen/status/746274166261813248

GOP presidential candidate gloating over Britain voting to leave the EU earned this response to his tweet.

If you read the news, Scotland voted to STAY in the EU by a vote of 62% – 38%. Scotland is now looking at a referendum aimed at leaving Britain so as to stay in the EU.

Britain Votes To Leave EU

Brexit vote has been counted and Britain has has voted to leave the European Union.

From the New York Times:

Britain has voted to leave the European Union, a historic decision sure to reshape the nation’s place in the world, rattle the Continent and rock political establishments throughout the West.

With 309 of 382 of the country’s cities and towns reporting early on Friday, the Leave campaign held a 52 percent to 48 percent lead. The BBC called the race for the Leave campaign shortly before 4:45 a.m., with 13.1 million votes having been counted in favor of leaving and 12.2 million in favor of remaining.

The value of the British pound dropped to a 31 year low as financial markets absorbed the news.

World stock markets fell dramatically, including the Dow Jones Industrial Average which fell 500 points upon opening today.

Prime Minister David Cameron has resigned over the news saying Britain needs “fresh leadership.”

Scotland is now looking at a new referendum on independence from Britain in light of the decision to leave the EU. Scotland, as a whole, voted 62% – 38% to stay in the EU.

Scotland votes to remain with United Kingdom

Scotland has voted, and the people have decided by a vote of 55% – 45% to continue the country’s 307 year history with England. The “no” votes win.

From ABC News:

While voters in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, voted in favor of independence, voters in the capital of Edinburgh and the country’s oil center of Aberdeen cast their ballots Thursday against it, keeping Scotland in the union with England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

“I accept that verdict of the people, and I call on all of Scotland to follow suit, and accepting the democratic verdict of the people of Scotland,” Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond said from Edinburgh.