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May 24 2016
Gay College Swimmer: I'VE NEVER FELT MORE AT HOME Comments (0)

Ricard Vazquez, writing for Outsports, documents his awkward coming-out prior to college compared with how smooth his gay life was at the University of Mary Washington.

He remembers:

Coming out couldn't have been more awkward for me. The summer before my senior year of high school in Virginia, I was with my best friend, Katie Fitzjarrald, at Kohl's. I jokingly prodded her with my elbow and asked, "Do you think that guy is cute?" as I pointed towards an employee who was walking by us. “Yeah, you should go get his number,” she replied.

His college experience sounds like a dream:

With this team, I've never felt more at home. Everybody seemed to be comfortable with it, which in turn helped me grow comfortable with it as well. We treated each other like a family.  I no longer felt the discomfort of talking about my love life or answering their questions. Their support pushed me to excel as an individual in the pool.

Read the rest over at Outsports.

 

 
May 06 2016
6-PACK — Nick Covers OUT + Hillary Reaches Out To Victim Of Trans Hate + Bernie Boosters Bust Up Hillary Event + Gay Palestinians Get ORIENTED + Coming Out To Dave Franco + RIP To An UNTOUCHABLE Comments (0)

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6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiNick Jonas covers Out, says he would like to be vulnerable ... like Drake. Okay. As long as the arms are there.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiHillary Clinton sent a message of support to a trans woman assaulted on an NYC subway.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiMisguided or desperate, a band of Bernie Sanders Bros & Sisses shuts down a Hillary event in California. Helpful!

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiCheck out the FB page of Oriented, which follows three gay Palestinians who come out in the Middle East.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiComing out is a process, but imagine coming out to Dave Franco.

6a00d8341c2ca253ef01bb08e9cf88970d-800wiRIP Abel Fernandez, who has died @ 85, one of TV's Untouchables. His final feature was 1991's Buster's Bedroom.

FernandezFernandez with Robert Mitchum, who he knocked out three times during the filming of his 1953 debut. (Image via RKO)

 
May 05 2016
Colton Haynes Officially Comes Out, Discusses Struggles With Anxiety Comments (0)

Colton Haynes, an actor who many assume came out when he replied to a Tumblr post, has officially come out as gay in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

Haynes now says he was taken aback by the media attention to that Tumblr post:

“It was a complete shock. I wasn’t ready to be back in the headlines,” says Haynes, who is in fact gay but has never publicly addressed his sexuality (and, like many others on his path, took advice early in his career to subdue it). “I should have made a comment or a statement, but I just wasn’t ready. I didn’t feel like I owed anyone anything. I think in due time, everyone has to make those decisions when they’re ready, and I wasn’t yet. But I felt like I was letting people down by not coming forward with the rest of what I should have said.”

Haynes has a very good response for anyone who thinks the ready in their own time excuse regarding closeted stars is bunk:

“I’ve had terminal anxiety my entire life. Physically ill, fainting. I’m 27 years old, and I have an ulcer. I had to step back.”

I appreciate that the article explicitly acknowledges Hollywood's homophobia and the fact that Haynes took advice to go into the closet following the appearance of his racy XY photos. I'm very understanding of his emotional issues and period of adjustment, but it does send a chilling message to others when a closeted gay star (whose motivations and limitations may not be transparent) has lawyers sending cease-and-desist orders to gay bloggers threatening legal action for posting images that seemed joyful and gay-positive.

But that is in the past, as is any mystery regarding his sexual orientation. I hate when gay people come out after a period of closet-shaming and the response is, Duh, everybody knows that, or worse, Ugh, he took too long, who cares?

I think it is the very least we can do to welcome public figures out when they take the plunge. It still matters in the grand scheme of things, and in Colton's case, it clearly matters a lot to him.

 

 
May 03 2016
Sinéad O'Connor Fingers Arsenio Hall As Drug Conduit, Bitch Comments (0)

Sinéad O'Connor is, at this point, not taken very seriously, but the charges she leveled on Facebook yesterday are pretty serious: She accused Arsenio Hall as being the source “where prince got his drugs over the decades.”

For good measure, she also throws in the well-worn rumor that Hall had a sexual relationship with Eddie Murphy, and a new one I hadn't heard, that Hall was also involved romantically with Prince.

Well, “romantically” is a stretch when the woman is calling him the entertainer's “bitch.”

 
Mar 18 2016
6-PACK — After Vilifying The Concept, Sanders Warms To Superdelegates + Teacher Held Sex Parties For Kids + NYC's First St. Patrick's Gay Parade + Courtney Acts Up On Politics + Bernie Sanders Bolts Interview! Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 3.44.32 PMDon't miss his touching story of coming out as gay to his twin. (Video image via I'm From Driftwood)

*widget boy cultureGay twins come out to each other, then to mom. (See video after jump.)

*widget boy cultureTeacher charged for hosting underage sex parties.

Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 9.49.30 AMTeacher Jared Anderson has admitted to the sexual impropriety, and apologized to parents. (Image via KIAH)

*widget boy cultureNYC's St. Patrick's Day Parade's historical first inclusion of LGBT groups. Screen Shot 2016-03-18 at 3.53.10 PM

*widget boy cultureAustralian Courtney reads us the riot Act on the U.S. primary.

*widget boy cultureSanders walks out on interview—imagine Hillary doing this?

*widget boy cultureSuddenly, Sanders likes superdelegates? (A rare flip-flop.)

KEEP READING FOR THE GAY-TWINS VIDEO ...

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Feb 29 2016
6-PACK — Trump's Gone Too Far, 'K? + Dem Battle Plan + Three-Legged Race + Justice Thomas Drops Mute Act + Gay History + Gay Runner Outed & Accepted! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureJoe Scarborough, once in the tank of Trump, calls KKK kerfluffe “disqualifying.”

*widget boy cultureHow the Dems plan to win moderate GOP votes in November.

Screen Shot 2016-02-29 at 1.29.55 PMChris Jones (Video still via ABC News)

*widget boy cultureFootballer's run comes to early end when third leg makes appearance.

*widget boy cultureWithout racist Scalia around, Justice Thomas asks first questions in 10 years.

Screen Shot 2016-02-29 at 1.17.19 PMCosmos Screen by Perry Kelly (Book cover via AuthorHouse)

*widget boy cultureMan writes of growing up gay in the Depression, serving in WWII. Images

*widget boy cultureCollege runner outed, but finds “nothing but acceptance.”

CavGardens.0.0Gay runner Cavender Salvadori (Image by Cavender Salvadori via Outsports)

 
Feb 10 2016
6-PACK — Fan's Faint Praise For Russell Tovey + Gay Stuntman + Sh*t Ben Carson Does + Running Up That Hillary Clinton + Gaga's Reason For Being + Wicked Gay Blog's Return! Comments (0)

Russell-ToveyImage by Kurt Fleagle, via here

*widget boy cultureRussell Tovey is sorry he's so freakin' hot. (Our meeting, his overpowering hotness.)

*widget boy cultureShawn Balentine: First pro stuntman to come out.

*widget boy cultureHilarious take on Ben Carson's cold feet.

*widget boy cultureHillary still ahead nationally, most Dems think she'll win the nomination.

*widget boy cultureLady Gaga “would never be here” without David Bowie.

*widget boy cultureWicked Gay Blog bought by Online Buddies. Read all the details of its future!
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Online Buddies buddies up with Wicked Gay Blog

 
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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