185 posts categorized "FLORIDA"
Outsports: Gay NCAA jock Ryan Beene shoots gay-themed film In the Dark for under $300!
DListed: This is your brainless on anal sex.
BuzzFeed: Is R. Kelly holding young women against their will in a cult-like setting, sexually abusing them?
Huff Post: Ann Coulter went all white privilege on Delta's ass over a seating mix-up ... and Delta told her off.
@AnnCoulter Additionally, your insults about our other customers and employees are unacceptable and unnecessary.— Delta (@Delta) July 16, 2017
Kenneth in the (212): Henry Cavill looked sharp at Wimbledon.
Joe.My.God.: This Florida-based drag queen is upset that he's been blackballed from performing for being pro-Trump. Keep reading to hear him talk in circles ...
Salon: Ruh-roh! New reports suggest Michael Flynn was tied to Russian hacking, and expose Trump's massive Russian business ties. But ... her facelift.
New York: Would you be surprised if it turned out that Jared Kushner was the aide who threatened Mika & Joe with National Enquirer nastiness?
New Yorker: More on how much American Media (National Enquirer, Us Weekly) mogul David Pecker LOVES Trump, goes to bat for him.
Joe.My.God.: Texas Supreme Court unanimously rules gay married couples do NOT have an automatic right to state benefits. Unreal.
Kenneth in the (212): Annie Lennox gets hit up as a promising new artist (!) by a new music coordinator at an L.A. station. Named Kylie.
NY Daily News: A Florida first responder with PTSD since the Pulse gay nightclub massacre is dead-broke, being forced to go back to work.
Tampa, Florida, native Richard Inman (1926-1985) is a unique figure in the early gay-rights movement.
He was married and divorced twice, moving to Miami, where he lived as a gay man. He faced arrests for patronizing gay bars, which may have contributed to the decline of his business as an owner of various properties. He wound up driving a cab before deciding to become political about his sexual orientation.
Inman founded the first Southern gay-rights org, the Atheneum Society, in 1963, a ballsy move. It would later be changed into a chapter of the Mattachine Society in order to bring his efforts into line with those of Frank Kameny's (1925-2011).
Inman's aggressive stance on gay rights riled politicians, was a magnet for attention and also attracted the ire of many closeted gay people, who didn't appreciate his posturing, which threatened to blow their cover. It is thought that many gay people actively worked with officials against Inman behind the scenes via letter-writing and complaints.
Gay activist Jack Nichols (1938-2005(, in Vern L. Bullough's (1928-2006) exhaustively researched Before Stonewall (2002), said of Inman:
Inman was the first Southerner to challenge anti-gay laws in the courts, to write in mass circulation publications about gay men and lesbians and to appear on local television and radio programs.
He was quite a character, and had no problem playing dirty to achieve his goals, including enlisting the aid of anti-gay forces when it would work to his cause's benefit. If he were alive today, he might well like Milo — he was take-no-prisoners on the issue of activism vs. education, but hated Communists and was in favor of the Vietnam War. He also was not in favor of pushing for gay marriage, adoption or the legalization of gay pornography, deeming them all no-big-deal issues in the face of overall acceptance or tolerance of gay people.
Owing to his reputation as an out gay Floridian, Inman was one of the first people ever to appear on TV as a self-professed gay man on April 19, 1966, when he was invited to be a guest on news program FYI's “The Homosexual” on WTVJ Channel 4 in Miami. The show was focused on gay men as child molesters, which may explain why Inman chickened out and claimed, once on the air, that he was no longer gay, even while arguing that children were safe from gay men.
I was a homosexual ... But I gave it up about, oh, I forget, some years ago, over four years ago. It's not my cup of tea.
— Richard Inman (1967)
After his poor showing on TV, Inman's power as a gay voice waned. He opened a gay bookstore that was raided for porn, but wound up beating the charges.
Still, the charges may have beat him — into submission.
Inman later moved to California. There are some records of people having seen him here or there post-1970, but for the most part, he disappeared. Author James T. Sears (b. 1951) has since revealed that Inman lived out the rest of his life in Long Beach, and died February 3, 1985.
OMG Blog (Work Unfriendly): Alex Minsky's naked selfies are explicit and offer front and back views.
Rolling Stone: Oliver Stone gave a shockingly apologist interview regarding Putin to Stephen Colbert. Putin is a “social conservative”?
Joe.My.God.: Russian cyberattack on 2016 U.S. election was much more massive than we thought; 39 states affected.
theOUTfront: There is now a fidget-spinner butt plug.
Kenneth in the (212): The 49 Pulse victims were remembered at Stonewall — pictures of the eerie display.
World of Wonder: Cazwell's “Loose Wrists” promises to “Make America Femme Again!” Keep reading ...
Tonys ratings were almost at an all-time low! (Image via TonyAwards.com)
Twitter @KaraDuffyCBS12: 49 people dressed as angels stood vigil outside Pulse last night to commemorate today's anniversary.
RIGHT NOW: 49 people dressed as angels stand out front of Pulse honoring the men and women killed one year ago today. pic.twitter.com/dw9cgCUIpm— Kara Duffy (@KaraDuffyCBS12) June 12, 2017
Bloomberg: Will Trump testify? This guy sued Trump — and got him to admit to 30 lies while under oath. So bring it on.
Joe.My.God.: John McCain says America was better off under his old rival Obama.
New York Daily News: Caving to Fox News noise machine, Delta and Bank of America defund Public Theater over Trumped-up Julius Caesar.
A year to the day after the Pulse gay nightclub massacre, in which 49 LGBTQ people were slain by Omar Mateen, a man pledging allegiance to ISIL, OutRight Action International is honoring the date and pledging to combat acts of “hate and violence against LGBTIQ persons and our fundamental dignity.”
I believe they have the right idea.
From a press release: