A member of British Armed Forces recounts what it's been like for him being completely out as a gay man. It's so fascinating to read, recalling that not long ago, one couldn't be gay in the U.S. military and that it was such a polarizing and politically fraught struggle.
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Stavros, an obese man with a dream of entertaining on the stage, entered and won Mr. Gay UK, only to later be disqualified on a technicality—he couldn't fit into the size S or size M sponsoring underwear.
Now, Boyz Magazine, which covered the event but which didn't make the offending decision, has apologized to him, as has the Mr. Gay UK organization. Mr. Gay UK claims the decision to disqualify Stavros happened locally during the London competition.
Basically, nobody will say exactly who decided that Stavros—who won fair and square—was too much of a joke to actually take the prize.
Took two years, but he's at least being acknowledged now.
BOY CULTURE RATING: *** out of ****
Though it's long overdue, Alan Turing (1912—1954)—the genius who led a group that cracked the code of the Nazis' Enigma machine and helped win WWII for the Allies—is being toasted as a hero. The father of the modern computer received a posthumous pardon in 2013 and is the subject of a major motion picture, The Imitation Game, which documents his unique mind and the mistreatment (he was prosecuted for being gay and chemically castrated) that led to his suicide at age 41.
The film is a respectful, if simplified, treatment of Turing's life, which was also the subject of a 2012 documentary called Codebreaker. In it, Benedict Cumberbatch turns in a beautifully modulated performance as the socially stunted Turing, with Keira Knightley as Joan Clarke, an adventurous woman whose mind Turing respected even though his sexual orientation precluded the romance she desired. They nearly married, Turing was so fond of her—but he cared too deeply for her to allow her to enter into a sexless union.
The art of the late, great George Quaintance.
Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader use and abuse a hapless reporter.
Loving the nearly transparent undies on this musclestud.
Billy Reilich (aka “Nick the Gardener”) auditions for Magic Mike 2.
SCOTUS totally okay with making it harder to vote.
I'm at 104% funded...but I'm still seeking your support!
All's well that ends Rockwell.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron is sweet on gay kissin'.
How To Get Away With Murder soars.
For those who think Madonna is hands-off in the studio.
Amanda Bynes snags a DUI.
George Zimmerman's awful gay bro almost nailed a female cable-news gabber.
Famous Bodies is a new site with...guess what?
ABOVE: Meet an exceptionally tight, tight end.
Matthew McConaughey will not be in Magic Mike 2.
If this doesn't make you want to kill that t.A.T.u. bitch, nothing will.
Scots voting NO on independence.
Joe Manganiello had sympathy for his LGBTI friends' suffering.
Last day to own a piece of Madonna history.
This ex-gay couple has HOT chemistry...and matching plaids!
Please check out my Kickstarter...I'm getting closer and closer!
Jessie J and Ariana G ditch Nicki M.
Ariana Grande does not ditch her fans.
Brian Sims on the Philly gay-bashing.
Check out the bulge on this one:
Jimmy Somerville's orgiastic “Travesty”.
San Francisco politician is a Truvada...user.
Jared Leto's huge one.
Another insane mass shooting, this time a grandfather wipes out his family.
TRAILER: Is Big Eyes Tim Burton's comeback?
Jennifer Lopez is now a money-eating ass.
Clay Aiken's NYC fundraiser was in snark-infested waters, thanks to Vocativ.
Ben Affleck, like a dog returning to its own shit, returns to Details.
Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka got married. Recently!
Ray Rice canned by Ravens only after fiancée-beating video leaks.
Egyptian men charged over attendance of gay wedding.
Eric Decker's arms are top-notch.
CUTS BOTH WAYS: Jack the Ripper case solved via DNA evidence?
Sullen, hostile, bored dads at One Direction concerts.
One company now owns Manhunt, Jack'd and Dandy.
Turns out Taylor Swift hates girls, too!
Being bald means you're not a “sexual lothario” anymore?
If women are stupid enough to vote for Scott Brown, they deserve him.
Speaking of stupid, Kentucky likes Mitch McConnell just fine.
J.K. Rowling doesn't like her anti-gay former fans.
Check out a free screening of the gay movie Pride in NYC on September 4 here.
From a press release:
PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.