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Mar 15 2017
Pro Wrestler Anthony Bowens Comes Out As Bi Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 11.17.20 AMAnthony Bowens (left) with BF Michael Pavano(Video still via Michael Pavano)

Michael Pavano, the boyfriend of pro wrestler Anthony Bowens ain't stupid — even though his guy wasn't out as bisexual, he wanted to make sure he showed him off! The two did a fun laugh-challenge video, in which both attempted to hold mouthfuls of water while watching humorous “compile-ation” videos.

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Now, in an essay for Outsports, Bowens writes of his decision to come out as bi:

My job description is to entertain fans through body language, story lines featuring over-the-top characters and, well, grappling other men dressed in a similar way. 

Understandably, being openly bisexual could be perceived as a problem. It’s what kept me closeted to all but a few from the time I started wrestling as a pro five years ago. It took a Youtube video to make me see that coming out was not going to be the problem I thought it would be. 

It was this past fall and I was three months into a relationship with my boyfriend, Michael Pavano. Mike and I had uploaded a video to YouTube on his channel called “The Laughing Challenge,” where he described me as his boyfriend...

Weeks later, I received a text that made my stomach drop. 

It was from my best friend in the wrestling business, and someone I specifically made sure to keep my secret from. The text read: “Bro, why didn’t you tell me?” I knew exactly what he meant but I played dumb. “What do you mean?” I replied. He response was that he saw “the video.” 

Much to my great relief, he told me he didn’t care and that I was one of his best friends in the business.

Follow Bowens on Twitter and Instagram.

Hard to pick with of them is hotter, with the wrestler's Instagram littered with body photos, and Pavano's sprinkled with stuff like, um, this:

Plus, they're so cute together:

 

Happy Valentine's Day to my guy ❤ love you so effing much #kissesonfilm

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Keep watching for the full laughing-challenge video ...

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Oct 11 2016
Miley Cyrus: MY FIRST RELATIONSHIP IN MY LIFE WAS WITH A CHICK Comments (0)

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Miley Cyrus speaks to Ramin Setoodeh of Variety (yes, the guy who once wrote that Sean Hayes couldn't play straight) about Donald Trump (If you could ever consider Donald Trump, you never understood Bernie in the first place.), her activism and her gender and sexual orientation.

Saying she started to understand LGBTQ issues starting in “the fifth or sixth grade,” she asserts:

My first relationship in my life was with a chick.

She also says of her gender:

Once I understood my gender more, which was unassigned, then I understood my sexuality more. I was like, “Oh — that’s why I don’t feel straight and I don’t feel gay. It’s because I’m not.”

More specifically on her sexual orientation:

My mom is like an ’80s rock chick — big blonde hair, big boobs. She loves being a girl. I never felt that way. I know some girls that love getting their nails done. I fucking hated it. My nails look like shit. I don’t wax my eyebrows. I never related to loving being a girl. And then, being a boy didn’t sound fun to me. I think the LGBTQ alphabet could continue forever. But there’s a “P” that should happen, for “pansexual.”

In the same piece, she disses the Kardashians, which will likely be the element that gets the most play, but as a former teen-mag editor who has worked with and interviewed Miley Cyrus, it blows my mind the progress we are making in the arena of having major public figures speak frankly about their gender and sexuality.

 
Oct 09 2016
6-PACK — Rudy Squirms + Hillary Soars + You're The Worst, Joe + Anderson Cooper's Debate Prep Revealed + Speedo Freak + Sara Ramirez: I'M BI! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureRudy Giuliani sounds unbelievably squirmy trying to defend Donald Trump's sex-assault boasts.

*widget boy cultureHillary is ahead by a lot in PA, by a little in FL ... in polls taken before Trump's pussy-talk.

*widget boy cultureJon Voight claims Trump's words “did not hurt anyone,” were spoken in his “younger years.” (Age 59.)

*widget boy cultureDebate prep is hard:

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*widget boy cultureIf you like 'em big, hairy and bulging in a Speedo, he's yer guy.

*widget boy cultureSara Ramirez of Grey's Anatomy comes out as bi.

 
Sep 21 2016
6-PACK — Trump Says Black People Have It Worse Now Than, You Know, Then + Hillary's Polling Rebound + Italy's 1st Same-Sex Union + SUING PRINCE CHARMING + Jared Leto Playing Warhol + Andy Mientus: Bi Like Me! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureTrump states flatly that African-Americans are in worse shape in the U.S. now than “ever, ever, ever.”

*widget boy cultureHillary rebounds nationally, expanding her polling lead. She seems to be leading in Florida, too.

*widget boy cultureItaly's first same-sex civil union!

*widget boy cultureRobert Sepúlveda Jr. will sue you if you're mean to him. (Glares.)

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*widget boy cultureJared Leto will play Andy Warhol in a new biopic.

*widget boy cultureAndy Mientus reminds us that bisexuality exists:

 

Hey so it's #biweek- the week for the Bi kids to be visible. I try to be visible all the time just by being true to who I am openly, but I know many people struggle with this because of the stigma associated with bi-ness. I know that some of you, probably friends even, are reading this and rolling your eyes- "oh he's still holding on to that? Who is SHE kidding?"- and I don't blame you. Not many are open about it so we appear to be very rare creatures, maybe even mythical. I've definitely felt the pressure to just accept being lumped in as gay when I meet new people- correcting them feels super political and unnecessary in the moment but then later I realize that it's my own shame. I don't write this to position myself as an activist or a role model. I try to be the best person I can be always but I am just an actor, not a queer-studies professor, and I am learning along with everyone else. I have and will continue to put my foot in my mouth on issues so I won't pretend to know everything. What I do know is that because of my platform as an actor, kids reach out to me almost daily confused about their sexuality and it breaks my heart to learn that they are denying their hearts, bodies, and souls just because of what other people will think of them. We now talk about LGBT+ issues constantly but how often do we really consider the B in there? Have you ever doubted someone who tells you they are Bi- "Sure, Jan"- or debated the validity of that claim behind their back? Do you have a preconceived idea of what bi "really" looks like based on what TV and movies have told you? Do you think of it just as a sexual kink or as a true identity? When I encounter ignorance about my identity, I always try to approach it from a place of warmth and education, so this is not me lecturing the monosexuals out there. I'm inviting you this week to think about your own feelings towards bisexuals and ask yourself if there is any lingering doubt or prejudice there. If you think you could be bi, ask yourself what is holding you back from accepting it- is it your own developing feelings or your fear of society around you? Together, we can end that stigma. 🏳️‍🌈 📷: @lukefontana

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Aug 24 2016
Teen Star Bella Thorne Comes Out As Bisexual Comments (0)

In news that relates to my lengthy obit of Lou Pearlman—viewed through a gay prism—teen star Bella Thorne has confirmed she is bisexual, responding with a simple yes in a Snapchat session when a fan asked.

I know a lot of LGBTQ adults are pretty jaded by now, but to have a big Disney Channel star come out as one of us is nothing to sneeze at. Bella was the co-lead (along with fellow breakout star Zendaya) of the series Shake It Up from 2010-2013, and as such I worked with her often, usually from afar. As the founding EIC of a major teen mag, I made her one of my picks for kids who would blow up in the future—a choice I made in 2012. I am nothing if not a good judge of star quality!

I did not, however, guess she would come out as bi four years after our big party (see video of her appearance there above), nor did I think any kid stars would be doing such a thing back then. It's not that we helped young people stay closeted or tamped down gay news, it's just that the topic really never came up. None of them were out, none of them were discussing the topic. 

Since then, Raven-Symoné has come out, and now Bella, whose coming-out is even earlier in her life.

It seems like being LGBTQ is becoming more and more mainstream, and that has to be good for children discovering themselves. So ... good for Bella. I'm proud to have covered her way back when.

 
Aug 12 2016
Comedian Eric Andre Comes Out As Bi — Using More Colorful Language Than That Comments (0)

Tumblr_nf1d7oEDtj1qaudhfo4_500He kissed a cop, and he liked it! See this clip after the jump ... (Image via Adult Swim)

Towleroad's Mark Allen corners outrageous comic Eric Andre on all things LGBT, getting him to admit—in terminology I haven't heard used in decades!—that he is, for all intents and purposes, bisexual:

EA: I think everyone is bi, right? There’s no such thing as sexual orientation, or race, or gender. Those are all obsolete man-made concepts. I’ll say it again, a hole is a hole.

So Eric Andre, would you say you’re coming out as bisexual?

EA: I’ll f*ck anything that moves.

I remember a post-modern queer 'zine called Anything That Moves, but even by then the phrase was dated. Maybe it's now being reclaimed, and is certainly coming from a place of laughter first and serious sexual politics second—which could be the key to making the serious sexual politics stick.

Watch him suck face with a fake cop after the jump ...

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Mar 14 2016
6-PACK — Made Him Wet + Charlie Puth Slams Justin Bieber + Richard Simmons Found? + SNL Comes For Bernie, Hillary + Trump To Pay Sucker-Puncher's Legal Bills? + The Kids Are All Right (Also, Bi)! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureJulian Schneyder shot by Milan Vukmirovic.

*widget boy cultureCharlie Puth: “F*ck you, Justin Bieber.”

*widget boy cultureRichard Simmons isn't missing! (Still hasn't been seen publicly.)

*widget boy cultureSNL mocks Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton: 

*widget boy cultureTrump might pay legal bills of his violent supporter!

*widget boy cultureLess than half of American's youngsters are “exclusively heterosexual.”

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Feb 06 2016
Bi George: Boy Bander Comes Out Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-02-06 at 2.50.19 AMVideo still via George Shelley

Via Instinct: British Union J boy bander George Shelley has come out as not straight in a short, to-the-point video meant to address speculation about his sexuality.

He said, in part:

It's all these labels, and it's a little bit old-fashioned, and this is why I'm not gonna label it myself ... I've had girlfriends that I've loved, and that've been amazing periods of my life, but I've also had boyfriends, and I also want you to know that whether I decide to be with a girl next or be with a guy next, that it's because I love them, and that it shouldn't be a big deal, and I don't wanna make a big thing out of it when, when it happens, and I don't wanna be scared anymore ...

Hear his entire monologue after the jump ...

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