Queerty just released a list of seven potential suitors for 19-year-old Tom Daley, the Olympic swimmer who came out this week via a sweet YouTube video. On the list — believe it or not — is our very own Brian Sims, who shares the stage with a bunch of celebs, like Glee‘s Chris Colfer and R&B crooner Frank Ocean. Here’s why the writer thinks Sims would be a good match:
PHOTOS: 25 Sexy Male Santas
You'd definitely rather have these guys come down your chimney.
Philly FIGHT Honors Ed Rendell
He gets props for his commitment to ending the epidemic.
Britney Spears’ Latest Album is a Mess
And it's all Will.i.am's fault.
New LGBT Movie Releases on Netflix
Including the much-recommended Bridegroom.
Today I gave myself the difficult task of scouring the web and Instagram for sexy male Santa photos. It all started when I was out shopping over the weekend and saw a rack of Santa hats for sale. Suddenly, my mind went zooming to its naughtier regions, where I was reminded of that oh-so-hot scene in Jarhead when Jake Gyllenhaal dances around in his army tent wearing nothing but two Santa hats, one on his head and one on his you-know-what. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about: here. You’re welcome.)
So in honor of a holiday fantasy that, I’m sure, will forever live on in the minds of gay men (and some of you ladies) across the world, I give to you a slideshow of 25 of the sexiest Santas I could find. Happy holigays!
There’s a story in the current issue of City Paper about a gay man who was asked to leave Circle of Hope, a progressive church that prides itself on open-minded philosophies geared toward young worshippers, because he was “speaking too openly about homosexuality.”
Andrew Stahler says he began attending the church in 2009. He was an active member, attending sermons regularly, and was assured that his sexuality was not an issue. But things changed at OutFest that same year. The article reports:
In a message to employees this week, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) — the region’s second largest employer — announced that it will begin offering health benefits to the same-sex partners of employees starting Jan. 1. The announcement comes three years after the Pennsylvania Diversity Network (PDN) began lobbying for the cause, a movement that only intensified this fall when marriage became legal in New Jersey, where, in Phillipsburg, SLUHN runs a hospital.
PDN Executive Director Liz Bradbury remarks on the big-deal news in The Express Times:
TIME reports that Condomania.com — the world’s first online condom store — has compiled sales data to find out which states purchased the most large-sized condoms. The result is a list that ranks each state from largest penis size to smallest. Size queens rejoice, because PA gets a pretty solid ranking at No. 20. Not high enough for you? Ship your fanny to North Dakota, which takes the No. 1 spot.
The list is obviously based on loose criteria, but it’s fun to look at, nonetheless. Without further ado, the U.S. according to wang size:
Just in time for the year’s “Best of” lists to come rolling out, DJ Daniel Kim has taken 68 of this year’s best pop songs and mashed them into a single, quite catchy track. All the biggies are here — from Daft Punk (who pretty much kicked off the summer’s hit parade) and Miley (who shows up twice) to Justin and our girl Mary Lambert, who’s there to rep Macklemore’s “Same Love.”
You have to watch/listen hard to identify all the songs, especially Taylor Swift’s “Trouble,” which enjoys a mere blip in the five-minute-plus span of tunes. Give it a peep below.
I have a huge problem with Britney Spears’ eighth studio album, Britney Jean, and its name is Will.i.am. The Black Eyed Peas frontman has taken over as executive producer, seemingly hijacking Brit’s emotions on half the record. The end result? An album of fillers that, despite the intimate title, is about as personal as a spot on the Home Shopping Network.
Mr. i.am’s love affair with Brit began when he produced and dueted with her on “Big Fat Bass,” the only misfire on Britney’s 2011 EDM masterpiece, Femme Fatale. The track came and went like Lindsay’s sobriety. In 2012, the duo appeared on Will’s dancefloor romp “Scream And Shout,” which went on to be a huge hit. The outcome was inevitable: Will.i.am announced that he was going to executive-produce Britney Jean, the album that marks Britney’s 15-year anniversary in the music biz. Think of the other divas that made huge comebacks after 15 years: Mariah (The Emancipation Of Mimi), Janet (All For You) and (all hail) Madonna’s game-changing musical masterpiece Ray of Light. In Britney’s case, unfortunately, the 15-year-marker does little to catapult the young singer down the musical runway, instead it furthers her growing reputation as a soulless pop bot.
The biggie on this month’s list of new films to appear on Netflix Instant is the much-much-recommended Bridegroom, an emotional documentary that tells the story of a gay couple whose time together was cut short by tragedy. It’s an eye-opening must-watch for anyone — gay or straight — but it will speak loudest to those LGBTers dealing with intolerant families. (Quick tip: View with a full box of Kleenex.)
Another tear-jerker, Any Day Now, starring the marvelous Alan Cumming, also made its way from DVD to instant streaming. For those who don’t mind waiting, I’ve also included a list of DVD-only rentals Behind the Candelabra and Petunia, and some that should be coming down the pipe any day now. Check below for more info and trailers.
Today, Montgomery County Register of Wills D. Bruce Hanes filed an appeal against the Commonwealth Court’s Sept. 12 ruling that banned him from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The argument asks the State Supreme Court to deem Pennsylvania’s gay marriage ban “patently unconstitutional.” Philly.com reports: