âABCâs hit show Greyâs Anatomy will feature its first gay male surgeon, Dr. Nico Kim, portrayed by actor Alex Landi.
A recent interview with Travis Mills on Beats I at Apple Music, Landi who is straight stresses the importance of gay Asian character, especially on prime-time networks.
âIâm just glad that I can give everyone a voice,â Landi says. âAsians are represented, I think, by less than 3 percent in entertainment, LGBTQ being less than 1 percent, so for them to combine both of those categories into one role is super special, and Iâm so happy that I can take that on.â
Asked about the challenges of playing a gay character, Landi says he doesnât want to mess anything up or offend anyone.
âI just hope I do it right,â he says. âI just hope the way I do it is accepted by everyone.â
Furthermore, he states: âI want to take these two categories and make everyone look strong. I want to get rid of that stereotype and give them a different look on the LGBTQ community. I just hope Iâm making everyone proud.â
Currently, the 15th season of Grey Anatomy is on holiday hiatus but will return on ABC in January.
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For most gay and bisexual men anal sex is an important aspect of a hook-up and/or relationship. It has become so prevalent we have created the top-vs-bottom position in most relationships. To a point that some people believe you have to be into anal to be gay or bi.
A recent question from Redditor: “Can you be in a relationship with a guy and not be into the top and bottom stuff?”
“I’m into guys,” the author explains, “but the whole top/bottom stuff doesn’t look enjoyable to me.”
The overwhelming response from commenters? This dude isn’t alone.
In a study of men who have sex with men — a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine in 2011 — less than 40 percent of respondents had engaged in anal intercourse during their last sexual event.
“Of all sexual behaviors that men reported occurring during their last sexual event, those involving the anus were the least common,” observed Joseph Rosenberger, lead author of the study. “There is certainly a misguided belief that ‘gay sex equals anal sex,’ which is simply untrue much of the time.”
Consider what Alim Kheraj writes for GQ: “Sex isn’t one-size fits all, and that applies to anal. Some people aren’t comfortable with the idea of anal penetration, or have tried it and found that it really isn’t for them. This should be common sense, but it’s worth repeating. Additionally, this shouldn’t be a deal breaker for a partner. To limit oneself to just a single flavor is to shut out a smorgasbord of new experiences.”
Two men deciding to have sex is just the beginning of the conversation about what happens next, as sex columnist Dan Savage has repeatedly argued. And even he said he doesn’t do anal every time he has sex.
A Florida man got more than he bargained for when he requested an Uber.
Matthew Martson requested an Uber so that he could get to work Monday morning. However, the Uber driver had more on his mind than just driving from point A to point B.
Apparently, the driver offered to give Marson a ride for free, with one condition.
The driver allegedly said, “Hey, I’ll give you a free ride if you let me (commit a sexual act).”
WESH 2 hasn’t provided the lurid details, it’s not difficult to speculate what the driver had in mind.
A couple of things stand out here: One, the offer is succinct and contains all the necessary info to make the deal happen, so this can’t be the first time this driver has done this. And two — the driver has a perfect 5-star rating?! Maybe he knows what he’s doing.
Martson says he canceled the ride and was hit with a fee from Uber.
“I was shocked. It felt uncomfortable,” he said, adding, “Of course I canceled the Uber. But I was uncomfortable calling another Uber. You know, I was thinking about calling out of work.”
An Uber spokesperson said the company is looking into the situation and the driver and has refunded Martson’s $5 cancelation fee in the meantime.
With so many apps on the market designed to facilitate hookups, let’s keep Uber being Uber.
A 37-year-old American man is in critical condition at a hospital in Sydney, Australia. Apparently after falling from a third-floor balcony and impaling himself on a table leg.
The name of the man has not been released, however, works and lives in Sydney. The incident happened on November 4, after inviting a man who according to police has a“Middle Eastern/Mediterranean appearance with dark hair and a slim build and dark hair.”
Security cameras in the building show an unidentified man entering the apartment complex carrying just a cell phone, but leaving with a black duffle bag.
Police took to Facebook with footage this week hoping anyone with information to please contact local authorities.
“We seek the public’s help and assistance to try to establish the person depicted in that imagery,” Detective Superintendent Gavin Wood says.
“That person is a witness. He’s a person that we think can shed significant light on the circumstances around the fall.”
At this time police believe the man was not pushed but jumped voluntarily, however, they still have unanswered questions.
Wood adds: “For a young 37-year-old man to be in the prime of his life to be in an induced coma in a critical condition in a country he wasn’t born into, it’s horrific in anyone’s language.”
“It’s our job to work hard and establish why it’s happened. But in terms of the enormity of it, I don’t think it gets much worse.”
Police are also urging people to use extreme caution when using hookup apps.
“Know who you are meeting, where you’re meeting them, what their intentions are and perhaps establish some safeguards beforehand such as providing close friends with those details,” he says.
Using artificial intelligence scientists have created a blowjob machine, along with 16 oral settings. The “Autoblow” is thought to be the first sex toy made using artificial intelligence.
“Analysis of Movement in Oral Sex Performed Upon Men” a research paper involved PhD robotics engineers and artificial intelligence scientist analysing more than 108 hours of blowjob videos.
The Autoblow’s moves up and down, simulating oral sex using a sleeve. Users of the Autoblow insert their lubricated penis into a soft sleeve, designed to feel like a mouth, which then moves up and down according to the stroke setting selected.
The sleeve is designed to comfortably hold different sized penises.
The Autoblow even includes a pause button to simulate “automated edging.”
The sleeve can be removed to dispose of fluids after the user has finished their business.
A crowdfunder on Indiegogo has so far raised more than $190,000 towards the Autoblow, which is waiting on the approval of a patent.
It will be sold for $249 and is expected to be distributed by May 2019.
“The variety of stroking actions ensure that men with short, average length, and long penises will all be able to enjoy the machine equally,” the Indiegogo page reads.
“The sleeve is suitable for virtually all penis girths. The machine’s lead screw is built directly into the motor, creating a compact design and maximizing the stroking distance [sic].”
The company behind the Autoblow, Very Intelligent Ecommerce Inc, reportedly holds the record for the largest amount of money raised in crowdfunding for any male sex toy.
There are a number of previous incarnations of the Autoblow, including the Autoblow 2+ and Autoblow 2+XT. However, these do not use artificial intelligence.
Researchers of The Autoblow analyzed more than 108 blowjob hoursRobotics experts behind the research paper examined more than 6,400 minutes of pornographic videos to create a dataset detailing the optimum blowjob conditions.
“In this work, we seek to quantify the ‘common’ or ‘typical’ movements involved in oral sex performed on males,” the paper for The Autoblow reads.
“To do so, we analyze a dataset containing over 108 hours of pornographic video, annotated at each frame with the position of the lips along the shaft of the penis.
“We use quantization techniques to discover sixteen distinct motions, and using these motions we design and evaluate a system that procedurally generates realistic movement sequences using deep learning.”
It continues: “To our knowledge, this kind of analysis of pornographic content has never been done before. Results from this analysis lay the ground for future research.”
The researchers of the paper have chosen to remain anonymous.
A professional FIFA gamer has found himself banned from FIFA 19 tournaments by EA Sports after using a homophobic slur. Tassal “Tass” Rushan in a YouTube video claims he didn’t know using the word fag was homophobic because he is from London.
The Original video, Rushan became frustrated when he drew Uruguayan football star Matias Vecino from a random card pack in the game, he stated “And just like that, we’re seeing this f*cking fag again.”
Addressing the controversy in his follow up vid, Rushan calls the incident a “very unfortunate, unintentional misunderstanding from my end” and blamed his London upbringing.
“Due to where I’ve been brought up, the connotation of that word from my perspective, it was like another word for ‘prick’ or ‘idiot’ or ‘rubbish,’” he said. “Not even one percent of me thought or knew it had any type of derogatory connotation towards homosexuality at all.”
“I’m sitting here laughing a little bit because it just comes down to stupidity and [it was] purely unintentional from my perspective,” Rushan continued. “I think some of you guys could back me up on this extent. Who’s from London? Did you know that word had that connotation? Some of you will, some of you won’t.”
But there is one problem, we couldn’t find any reference to the f-word meaning “prick” or “idiot”, nor anything in the dozen of definitions listed in the Oxford English Dictionary, which if you didn’t know is the definitive dictionary for both the Queen’s English and British slang.
The OED mentions the original meaning of the word — a bundle of sticks or twigs — as well as a few interesting Anglo-centric meanings. In the olden days of the British Army, for instance, a faggot was “a man who is temporarily hired as a dummy soldier to make up the required number at a muster of troops.” In British politics, it was “a vote for a particular candidate or party fraudulently contrived by nominally transferring sufficient property to a person who would not otherwise be qualified to vote.” And in regional English, it’s “a woman, esp. one considered to be troublesome, useless, or slatternly.”
Indeed, a lot of people aren’t buying Rushan’s excuse. “As a homosexual that goes to London every now and then, I’ve had that shouted at me enough times to say, yes, they know what it means in London,” said one Eurogamer commentator.
“I’m from London, and I’d definitely put my neck on the line and say everyone I know would be able to tell you exactly why that word isn’t acceptable,” wrote another.
ESports industry in recent years has struggled to combat homophobic slurs, along with other hateful speech on its platform. In January, for instance, an Overwatch League player was caught calling another player a “f*cking faggot kid,” and the ESPN reporter who broke the story was found to have used the same slur on Twitter years before.
By John Gallagher
One day after the election, President Donald Trump has asked for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ resignation. While Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would normally step in to Sessions’ shoes, the administration has named Matthew Whitaker Acting Attorney General.
Whitaker will take over the department – and special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. Rosenstein, a regular target of Trump’s ire, would no longer be in charge of the investigation.
He is also a conservative Christian with a long history of anti-LGBTQ bias. While Sessions used the Department of Justice to attack LGBTQ rights nonstop, Whitaker will likely take it to the next level.
Whitaker launched his political career in Iowa in 2002, campaigning for state treasurer. He also ran unsuccessfully for the GOP nomination to the Senate in 2014. In that campaign, Whitaker billed himself as “a Christian who regularly attends church with his family.”
As might be expected from that description, Whitaker has an affinity for the religious right. “I have a Christian worldview,” he said during his 2014 campaign. “Our rights come from our Creator and they are guaranteed by the Constitution.”
That includes a Christian-right view of the law. Whitaker has said that judges should be “people of faith” who “had a biblical view of justice.”
In case you were wondering how Whitaker would apply that view, there’s ample evidence. From 2004 to 2009, he was a U.S. Attorney in Iowa. In that role, Whitaker targeted Matt McCoy, the state’s first out gay legislator.
Whitaker brought extortion charges against McCoy, claiming that McCoy threatened a company with loss of Medicaid contracts if it didn’t pay him.
“There’s no allegation that he would have been successful or had any sway with the state Medicaid office,” Whitaker said. “It’s merely the threat that was made.”
McCoy denied the charges, saying that the company owed him $2,000 for a business deal that went sour.
The jury agreed with McCoy – and quickly. It took only two hours for jurors to reach a not guilty verdict, and that included the time the jurors took for lunch. McCoy still serves in the Iowa legislature.
The case against McCoy was transparently flimsy. It didn’t help that Whitaker’s office insisted that the main witnesses for the prosecution wasn’t on the government payroll, only to have to admit that he was.
Whitaker also espouses exactly the kind of views that Trump embraces. He called for a special prosecutor to look into the controversy about Hillary Clinton’s email server and he said that Trump made the “right decision” to fire Comey.
Whitaker has publicly stated that the Russia investigation has “gone too far” and is widely expected to kill it to protect Trump.
Written by: John Gallagher. LGBTQ Nation. 07 November 2018
The clinical director of Horizon Psychological Service Norman Goldwasser was an active member of gay hookup sites Gay Bear Nation and Manhunt, and using the screen name “hotnhairy72.”
Typically, this would be an issue, however, Goldwasser built a career peddling a “cure” to “cure” gay people of their same-sex attraction.
Wayne Bessen executive director of Truth Wins Out an LGBT nonprofit, was tipped off to the two profiles, Goldwasser used the name ‘Dave’, and Bessen set up a fake account on Manhunt to engage with Goldwasser.
According to Besen, Goldwasser offered to meet ‘Brandon’ for sex at a Fort Lauderdale hotel room. Besen eventually revealed his hand to Goldwasser, explaining that there is no ‘Brandon’ and confronting Goldwasser about his history of harming LGBTQ people through discredited “therapy”.
Besen says Goldwasser initially denied it was him.
“I promptly texted the Manhunt screenshot,” Besen told NBC News. “He then called me and confessed, begging for mercy.”
Besen posted in a blog post that Truth Wins Out “does not engage in the outing of people participating in ex-gay programs unless there is overwhelming hypocrisy, exchange of commerce, and the threat of harm to LGBT youth.”
Goldwasser, Besen said, meets all three standards.
In the post, Besen added:
“Norman Goldwasser’s double life of unconscionable lies highlights the rank hypocrisy and predatory nature of the fraudulent ‘ex-gay’ industry. We urge every state to ban the scourge of conversion therapy that attacks the mental health of LGBT youth and puts them in harms way.”
In an emailed statement to NBC News, Goldwasser seemed to refer to his hookup pursuits as “sexual addiction” and said he is seeking help:
“The fact that this story and others have been brought to the public is incredibly painful but will become a catalyst for me seeking the right help for myself. It is sad that despite the fact that I have been able to help many people over the years who have suffered from the effects of child sexual abuse and sexual addiction, I obviously was unable to help myself. There is no justification for my personal behavior and I deeply regret the pain I have caused people in my personal life.”
14 states and Washington, D.C. have passed laws banning conversion therapy practices on minors, though some groups have skirted the laws on religious grounds.
The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law approximates that 700,000 LGBTQ adults have received conversion therapy, about half of which took place during adolescence.
College football fans just love taunting players and coaches of their rivals. Ahead of the big LSU Tigers game against the Alabama Crimson Tide last Saturday, at least one LSU fan let it all hang out.
This particular LSU football fan, who may or may not have been an LSU student, decided to dig deep into anti-gay tropes of homophobia to somehow disparage Alabama coach Nick Saban with a moving image of him performing a faux fellatio on another man. Because, you know, the only men who perform fellatio are weak jerks.
Her movable banner all-so-cleverly substituted a sausage for a man’s penis. The image is so graphic that we are not posting it on this site. If you want to see the image, you can find it here.
Her Facebook post had over 269,000 views, with over 4,000 shares, as of late Saturday night, making it a “viral” Facebook post. The fan did not respond to a Facebook message asking for comment. She said that she wanted to get the poster on ESPN’s GameDay.
She has since made sure people in the general public cannot see her post, likely due to people pointing out how grotesque and homophobic it was.
Alabama won the game against LSU, 29-0.
Our partners at SB Nation thought LSU being a top-five poll home team and 14.5 underdogs was historic before the game. We haven’t been able to figure out if the 29-point home loss was historic for a top-five team, but either way it was pretty bad.
So it seems this LSU fan’s anti-gay trolling didn’t quite pan out the way she intended.
You might understand LSU fans’ frustration with Saban. He led the Tigers to a national title in 2003 before leaving for the Miami Dolphins. After that he coached the Alabama Crimson Tide to five of the last nine national championships.
Make no mistake: Trolling anyone with images of gay sex has one intention, to say that person is weak or less-than because they are gay, bi or queer. It’s disappointing to see a fan of LSU engage in this behavior. And it’s even worse to see so many people cheer it on.
In 2013 LSU football player Alfred Blue said a “sissy” can’t play football. Which, of course, is completely stupid and untrue.
By Cyd Zeigler. Outsports.com. 06 November, 2018
At a rally with Mike Pence a group of trans activists were forced to leave and were told by someone wearing a “Gays for Trump” t-shirt said he’d “love to” erase them.
Last Thursday, four transgender activists went to a rally held to support U.S. Representative Buddy Carter (R-GA) in Savannah, Georgia, where Pence was going to speak.
Almost immediately, they were asked to leave because Carter recognized them from a campaign barbecue event they went to on Tuesday.
At the Tuesday rally, the trans activists had held up signs that said “Hell is a place on Earth.” Carter wants to ban transgender people from the military and has a history of supporting anti-LGBTQ legislation.
“Good to see y’all again. Enjoyed having y’all the other night. Did you enjoy the barbecue?” Carter asked at the Thursday rally.
“What do you think about trans people?” asked Rainé Eliza, who posted video of the encounter on Facebook.
Carter walked away, saying he had no comment. Minutes later, a state trooper asked the activists to leave, telling them that they’ll be arrested for trespassing if they didn’t.
As they were leaving, they chanted “You cannot erase trans people.” They got some boos from the rally-goers, but mostly they left without interference from the crowd.
As they were leaving, an unidentified man in a “Gays for Trump” T-shirt told them: “I’d love to, though,” referring to erasing trans people.
He did not explain what he meant.