September 28, 2014
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
has gay porn to thank for helping him come out to his father. In an interview with Aisha Tyler for her podcast Girl On Guy
he said his official coming out took place when, as a teen, he was caught shoplifting XXX material.
"Well, I was caught stealing gay porn when I was 14," Ferguson explained. "So, I always considered that my coming-out. ... It was so humiliating. I had been stealing porn for a while. I had quite a little collection. And I would bring it into the house, and then I'd get nervous, so I'd hide it under the mattress, or I'd hide it behind a shed in the backyard. And then it would get rained on, and I'd have to go get the barbecue tongs to [get it out]."
Then one day he tried to steal some porn with a sensor on it.
"I had to go back, and the woman asked me if I had anything in my backpack. She was giving me the benefit of the doubt. ... She took me to the back room. They brought my dad in, and they showed him the nature of the material I was stealing, and it was really, really humiliating. So I always consider that my coming-out process.
"When I stole the porn [my dad] was like, 'OK, are you gay?' And I was, like, 14. I didn't really know. I didn't know what I was going through. But then in my later teen years I did come out to him, and it was like he needed to be told three times. ... [When I was 21] he asked me if I had a girlfriend at the time, and I was like, 'Dad! You know I'm gay, right?'"
Ferguson said that, in time, his father learned to fully embrace his son's sexuality.
Sometimes a well-placed magazine of men sucking cock can say what we can't.
September 27, 2014
Not a fan of Erasure? Well, you should be. The synth-pop band is back with a new album, The Violet Flame, and it's a nice break from the Katy Perrys and Ariana Grandes of the world.
September 26, 2014
Hoping to avoid the embarrassment that was the Sochi Winter Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has added a non-discrimination clause to its contract with any future host city. In 2014, the IOC was heavily criticized for not taking a stronger stand against Russia after the country introduced anti-gay laws, calling into question the organization's choice.
As part of the new contract, a host city would be required to commit to the part of the official Olympic Charter that states: "Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement."
Gay rights group All Out said the move was "a significant step."
"(It) sends a clear message to future host cities that human rights violations, including those against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, will not be tolerated," argued Andre Banks, co-founder and executive director of All Out. "This is a particularly important moment for the world’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens who face discrimination and persecution not only in Russia but in countries all over the world."
Hudson Taylor, Executive Director of Athlete Ally, added: "By adopting a non-discrimination clause into its host city contracts, the IOC is showcasing its own realization that we must protect the rights of every athlete to live free and openly."
Call us skeptical, but are we the only ones concerned that sexual orientation isn't actually written into the contract? This gives the IOC a little too much wiggle room to award the Games to potentially homophobic hosts in the future.
Olympic anti-discrimination clause introduced after Sochi gay rights row