MATT BOMER Plays A Trans Sex Worker In New Movie “Anything.” WATCH.

(Photo:  John Carroll Lynch, Matt Bomer, “Anything”) Matt Bomer plays a trans sex worker in the Mark Ruffalo-produced indie drama Anything, reports Screen Crush. The first trailer for the film follows John Carroll Lynch as a widower whose life turns around when he meets his neighbor Freda (Bomer), a trans sex worker living in Los Angeles. The two pursue a romantic relationship,…

Olympic Diver Robert Páez Comes OUT In Moving Op-Ed

(Photo: Robert Páez) Robert Páez, 23, a professional diver from Venezuela, who represented his country in the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics, has just come out publicly in a moving op-ed on Outsports. Here’s an excerpt: “I’ve been in sports since I was 7 years old. Growing up in Venezuela, I knew from a very young age that…

BuzzFeed: Straight Acceptance Versus QUEER Difference

(Photo: “Love,Simon”) This year we’ve seen a number of mainstream stories focusing on straight people’s relationship to queerness — which insist that queer people are “normal” and “just like you!”— rather than queer people’s relationship to their own identities, writes BuzzFeed contributor John Sherman. “‘Gays are just like everyone else’ has been the rallying cry of a…

Hollywood: Creators Summit To Increase LGBTQ Storytelling

(Photo: Lee Daniels) CAA and GLAAD are teaming to launch the Creators Summit, a daylong function aiming to increase authentic, inclusive representation of the LGBTQ community in entertainment, reports Deadline Hollywood. The event, which will take place April 7,  features panels and presentations to offer insight and resources on how to better support the visibility of…

Sorry (Not Sorry) Hannity – Rachel Maddow Is Now The MOST-WATCHED Cable News Host On Television

(Photo: Rachel Maddow) MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show — hosted by an out and proud lesbian — has bested Fox News’ marquee program, Hannity. Rachel Maddow is now the most-watched cable news host on television, reports The Advocate. Maddow’s eponymous show reached 3.058 million viewers last month; its best performance ever. That was about 58,000 more people…

AMA: “No Medically Valid Reason” To EXCLUDE Transgender Troops

There is “no medically valid reason” to exclude transgender people from serving in the military, the nation’s largest medical organization told Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Wednesday in a letter, reports Politico. The American Medical Association said the Pentagon’s recent evaluation of the requirements to accommodate transgender personnel “mischaracterized and rejected the wide body of peer-reviewed…

Evan Low’s AB 2943, Designating “Conversion Therapy” As Consumer Fraud, Moves One Step Forward

(Photo: Rick Zbur, Executive Director, Equality California) In a bipartisan vote of 8-2 today, the California Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee passed Assemblymember Evan Low’s AB 2943, which would would make clear that claiming to be able to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity — sometimes called “conversion therapy” or “reparative therapy — is…

Senators Question Grindr Over Sharing HIV Status Of Its Users

Two Democratic senators – Sen. Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut – sent letters to the gay dating app Grindr today, asking for detailed information about how they handle sensitive user data. Letters also went to Apptimize and Localytics, the two analytics companies that Grindr sent its users’ HIV status data…

WEHOville: City Council Challenger Shows Off Sex Photos and Videos

(Photo: Eric Jon Schmidt) Eric Jon Schmidt, one of four challengers thus far in the March 2019 West Hollywood City Council, has promised to run an absolutely transparent campaign, reports WEHOville. That apparently includes his willingness to continue posting photos and videos of him having sex on a website called DudesNude.com and alerting WEHOville and…

“Are You Allowed To Go Back To Chattanooga?”

Singer songwriter Brandon Stansell, next month’s Palm Springs Hot Rodeo headliner, on country music, coming out and the Golden Girls. BY MARK ARIEL  |  PHOTO BY DUSTI CUNNINGHAM Los Angeles-based “California country” performer Brandon Stansell, designated last year as one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone magazine, puts…

And The Winner Is

Mr. LA Leather Bear 2018 Ben Kaufher is the new Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2018.  BY MARK ARIEL Ben Kaufher of Bears LA won the coveted title of Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2018 last month at the Mr. Los Angeles Leather 2018 Contest which took place at The Globe Theater. The runner ups were Spike,…

Sex In The Age Of Trump

Sales of sex toys are up. “People are looking for ways to relieve stress.” BY ORLY LYONNE According to Mr. Hankey of mrhankeystoys.com, the recent political upheaval may have been bad for the country but good for sales in the sex industry. “Our sales are up 200% over last year—however I’m not really sure that…