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Aug 02 2017
6-PACK — Rentboy CEO Sentenced + Tom Of Finland's Men + NEWSIES Anniversary + Trans Patriotism + Built For Your Junk + Take Some Gay BABY STEPS! Comments (0)

Jeffreyhurant“The very thing that is illegal — there is no question it did a lot of good,” Judge Margo K. Brodie announced from the bench in Brooklyn. Nonetheless, she sentenced former Rentboy owner Jeffrey Hurant to six months in prison and a $7,500 fine for operating the site, which was deemed an “online brothel” by investigators. Ugh. Why is prostitution illegal? Why'd they only nab the gay guy?

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Jeffrey HurantJeffrey Hurant, as seen in a personal pic (Image via Facebook)

WIDGETCBS News: Rentboy's former CEO has been sentenced, even though lawmakers and civil rights orgs had argued the case was troubling to begin with.

WIDGETThe Guardian: Great piece on the Tom of Finland aesthetic in the context of the (very good) new Tom of Finland film. My review.

1440So many men ... (Image via Peccadillo)

WIDGETBroadway World: Wayman Wong talks to David Moscow on the 25th anniversary of Newsies. Some old In the Heights drama involved ...

WIDGETPeople: Trans Navy SEAL Kristin Beck speaks out on Trump's trans ban, asserts, “Transgender people are some of the most patriotic.”

Screen Shot 2017-08-02 at 5.25.35 PMI'm sure of that. (Image via Kris Quan)

WIDGETKickstarter: Your chance to buy sexy underwear, and help homeless youth at the same time.

Barney Cheng (left) and Michael Adam Hamilton (right) in BABY STEPS - Courtesy of Gravitas VenturesBaby Steps was directed by Asian-American filmmaker Barney Cheng. (Image via  Gravitas Ventures)

WIDGETBarney Cheng: Coming to DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, iTunes, Amazon August 15: gay film Baby Steps, about surrogacy, immigration and family, focusing on a Taiwanese man's fam: