In Pictures: Gay LGBT Pride In Paradise - Key West 2014
Grindr’s A Grind - A Waste Of Time: Tales From The Front Line Of Grindr
What is Grindr? According to Grindr, they’re a “geosocial networking application geared towards gay, bisexual, and bi-curious men.” It runs on iOS, Android and BlackBerry OS devices.
At the end of the day, it’s only geosocial if two people are naked having sex. It’s an app that facilitates men having sex with other men.
Admittedly, I have hooked up with a few guys on Grindr. Considering how much time and energy it takes to screen a possible hookup, and obtain all the information you need to make an intelligent decision about whether you’re going to have sex with someone or not, it’s unbelievable.
If we scientifically examined the cost benefit analysis of Grindr, which would include the amount of time spent on the app, the mindless and mind numbing conversations with headless horsemen, and looking to see who is online, and who is around. We’d have to determine how often successful hookups occur, with real fucking in the real world, and how many flakes and flops there are. If we did that - we’d find that our lives would be more fulfilling to masturbate alone, and go out and have dinner and drinks with friends!
When it comes to sex, men are singular in their purpose, and It doesn’t matter whether you’re gay, straight, bisexual, or transgender FTM, if we’ve got testosterone coursing through our bodies, we want sex when we want it, and we won’t give up until WE ARE satisfied.
I’ve been trying to experiment with visual storytelling for quite some time, and my “Tales from the Front Line of Grindr” are just another chapter. These are true stories and real people. Each of these scenario’s involved me.
Laverne Cox Inspires LGBTQ People And Straight People Alike
The beautiful being that is Laverne Cox is on the cover of TIME magazine this week, and I say bravo and hallelujah!
Writing for TIME, Katy Steinmetz reports:
The Orange Is the New Black star on politics, happiness and why genitalia isn’t destiny
On TIME’s cover this week is an unlikely icon: Laverne Cox. Bullied and harassed for appearing feminine while growing up in Mobile, Ala., Cox eventually came out as transgender while living in New York City and took up acting. Now a star on the Netflix dramaOrange Is the New Black, she has emerged as a public leader of the trans movement, using her increasingly prominent perch to make the case for equal rights and touring the country giving a stump speech titled “Ain’t I A Woman?” When Cox says it, that refrain is not a question.
Happy LGBTQ Pride Month! Happy Gay Pride Month! Happy Lesbian Pride Month! Happy Bisexual Pride Month! Happy Transgender Pride Month!
President Barack Obama made his annual Proclamation that June 2014 is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. In the proclamation the President asked all Americans to continue to work for full equality for all.
The Presidential Proclamation read in part:
As progress spreads from State to State, as justice is delivered in the courtroom, and as more of our fellow Americans are treated with dignity and respect — our Nation becomes not only more accepting, but more equal as well. During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, we celebrate victories that have affirmed freedom and fairness, and we recommit ourselves to completing the work that remains.
This month, as we mark 45 years since the patrons of the Stonewall Inn defied an unjust policy and awakened a nascent movement, let us honor every brave leader who stood up, sat in, and came out, as well as the allies who supported them along the way. Following their example, let each of us speak for tolerance, justice, and dignity — because if hearts and minds continue to change over time, laws will too.
Let each of us speak for tolerance, justice and dignity. Many of us try to do that every day, and that’s why we are celebrating LGBTQ Pride this month.
LIVE AND LOVE OUT LOUD!
The state by state fight for gay marriage has steamrolled of late, and over the last two years the marriage equality movement can applaud our victories at the ballot box, in state legislatures, and the the courts. When Federal District Judge John E. Jones III ruled that Pennsylvania’s gay marriage ban was unconstitutional, he said that such laws should be tossed “into the ash heap of history.” The Pennsylvania victory was the 14th win in a row for the same-sex marriage movement.
Bravo! And Keep Them Coming!
In an interview with the Associated Press that was published on April 6, AIDS…
This is a very important issue to the gay community, and I hope that you will join me in signing the petition at change.org.