Friday, August 1, 2014

Gay Men Who Are Making The World A Better Place

Jonathan Bodrick
Remember how we were just complaining about how there aren’t enough gay male oriented reality shows? Well, Bodrick is going to add one to the list when he stars in B.O.R.N. to Style on the brand new FYI Network on July 15th at 10 p.m. Bodrick is well-known in the NYC fashion scene, and his Harlem clothing store B.O.R.N. (which stands for borrowed, old, refurbished, new) has been a 125th street staple for years. B.O.R.N. to Style will follow Bodrick and his team as they transform people in desperate need of a new look. We’ve been big fans of Bodrick and his style for years, and we’re glad the public is finally going to get a chance to catch up.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Gay Men Who Are Making The World A Better Place

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Shane Bitney Crone
You may know him from his heartbreaking viral video about the demise of his former partner, orthe amazing documentary Bridegroom that came as a result of it, but he’s not just resting on his laurels. Crone is taking the lead on a national project to help combat the FDA’s guidelines that still deny gay men the right to give blood. Though gay men are still banned from giving blood, Crone wants them to bring allies to donate in their place in order to bring attention to the ban while still contributing to the supply of blood that is available to those who need it. The drive will happen on July 11th, and you can find more information at

Gay Men Who Are Making The World A Better Place

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Robert Garcia 
Besides being very good looking, he is only 36 years old. And, oh yeah he just became the first openly gay mayor of Long Beach, CA as well as their youngest mayor ever. Not content to just coast by on his good looks, the Peru native also holds multiple degrees in public policy and communications and has paid homage to activist forefather Harvey Milk by getting a park named after him. Good looks, education, and altruism? He may just be in a dead heat race within 20 years with Brian Sims for the title of first gay president. We suggest that a good old-fashioned shirtless mud wrestling match should determine who to throw our weight behind.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Gay Men Who Are Making The World A Better Place

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Kevin Truong
Truong is a very talented photographer, but rather than focusing on high fashion and models on the catwalk, he’s turned his lens on a very different group: other gay men. As the founder of The Gay Men Project, he’s photographed gay men all across America and in multiple other countries. In fact, his kickstarter-funded idea to expand the project to even more countries hit its goal back in April, and now he’s heading on the U.S. leg of his trip before heading overseas where he will spend the next 6-8 months photographing other gay men. His goal is to have the largest photographic archive of gay men in history. It’s definitely a goal worth achieving, and Truong is the guy to do it.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Gay Men Who Are Making The World A Better Place

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Rep. Brian Sims
As the only openly gay member of the state legislature of Pennsylvania, the out politician has been fighting for the LGBT community for years, starting when he came out as a college football player at Bloomsburg University. Since then, he’s been a vocal activist and advocate for LGBT rights and was a big part of the movement for marriage equality in Pennsylvania. And, yes, he’s been doing so while basically looking like someone that just stepped out of some laboratory to create the perfect bear. Sims is somehow still single, but we’re sure there are plenty of PA residents that are more than willing to make that walk down the aisle with him.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Seven-Year-Old Boy Launches Anti-Bully Club

A seven-year-old boy in Beaumont, CA is employing a bit of “positive peer pressure” to help his classmates understand the damaging effects of adolescent bullying.
Cameron Thompson, a second-grader at Tournament Hills Elementary school, recently found himself in hot water after making fun of another boy for bringing a Barbie doll to school for show-and-tell. “I didn’t really mean to tease him so much that I made him cry,” Cameron.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Bill Maher Challenges Ralph Reed on Slavery and Stoning

Real Time host Maher asks the conservative Christian leader how he can justify a literal reading of the Bible, given these 'wack' passages.

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Champion - check out the anti-bullying song from the Scottish group, Hooked Up

Monday, June 16, 2014

Everyone Should Be Able To Be ‘Out Holding Hands"

Allstate Insurance has rolled out a new Pride Month ad campaign that features the new original song “Safe In My Hands“ by singer Eli Lieb. Eli, who is gay, is best known for his 2013 breakout single “Young Love.”

The Allstate ad campaign, Out Holding Hands, brings a spotlight to the message that no one should be afraid to be who they are.
“We believe everyone should be treated with respect and without judgment no matter who they love.” says the Allstate promotional statement accompanying the video.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Tea Party Republican OK With Stoning The Gays: ‘We Would Totally Be In The Right’

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A conservative Christian Tea Party Republican candidate running for the Oklahoma House of Representatives says he is OK with stoning gays to death. Scott Esk reportedly said in a Facebook conversation, “I think we would be totally in the right” to stone gay people to death. He also quoted the bible — including Leviticus 20:13 — and added, “ignoring as a nation things that are worthy of death is very remiss.”

The Facebook conversation was ignited by a posting of Pope Francis’ “Who am I to judge?” comments last year. Esk apparently believes he is capable.

Laverne Cox Explains It All to Wendy Williams

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Judge Rules Conversion Therapists Can Be Sued For Consumer Fraud

New Jersey Superior Court Judge Peter F. Bariso Jr. has refused to dismiss a first of its kind lawsuit seeking damages against the conversion therapists of Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing, (JONAH).

R. Kelly's Youngest Child Comes Out as Transgender

R. Kelly's youngest child, 13 and named Jaya at birth but now goes by Jay, has come out as transgender, InTouch reports:

As of three months ago, Jay said his father was unaware of his new identity, but added his mother—Drea, who stars on the reality series Hollywood Exes—has been extremely supportive.
“[My mom] was like, ‘Baby, you know I love you if you were bi, gay, [lesbian], you name it and I would still love you so much,’” he wrote on his page, which is a social platform that allows users to answer anonymously submitted questions.
“She was very proud of me, I was like, ‘Thank you mum for accepting the fact that I’m a transgender.’
“And same with my sister, she told me that she was proud of me, and respects me by calling me handsome and calling me her little brother now, and I love her for that, so you know it was great for me.”
Jay says he is looking forward to being truly comfortable at some point in the future after gender reassignment surgery and testosterone treatments.


The National Organization for Marriage has organized the "2014 March for Marriage," to take place on June 19th, and they toot that New York Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr., a speaker at the march and a longtime anti-gay activist, is set to bring thousands of African-American and Latino constituents to Washington, DC to take part. Too bad he Diaz not mention the organization or the march in the video advertisement he's released.

Discrimination Against Blacks, Jews ‘Fundamentally Different’ From Gays

Liberty Counsel head Mat Staver testified before a House sub-committee hearing on religion this afternoon, telling Congress that discrimination against Black people and Jewish people is wrong, but against gay people is acceptable. Today’ hearing, The State Of Religious Liberty In The United States, was chaired by Tea Party extremist and birtherRep. Trent Franks (R-AZ).
Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) grilled Staver, whose law firm is closely affiliated with Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University. Staver is also the Dean of Liberty University School of Law .
Staver told Nadler he thinks that a photographer, based on her religious beliefs, refusing to take photos at a wedding of Black people is “fundamentally different” from a photographer refusing to take photos at a wedding of gay people.