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Gay Irish strongman and his fiancé celebrated Pride where marriage equality is banned
McNaghten describes himself as a trailblazer in his sport. “I’m the first openly gay strongman to come out in the UK and Ireland, possibly even Europe,” he said.
But he takes the view that being gay is just one facet of who he is. “I want to be Ireland’s strongest man,” said McNaghten. “I don’t want to be Ireland’s strongest gay man.”
“The shock that people have that you’re gay — I don’t think it’s something that matters to me. I generally just think it’s gossip.”
Mexican singer says he was trafficked and abused as a teenager
Luis Armando Campos says singing is his life. At 23, he's already had a very impressive singing career that started when he was just a child in his native Tampico, a port city in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas.
"I was about 11, almost 12, when I first appeared on a local TV show in Tampico," Campos said.
In 2014, he was a semi-finalist in "The Voice Mexico." The international reality singing competition franchise took his career to new levels. Even though he didn't win, Campos has since toured Mexico with his music. But what his increasing number of fans didn't know, Campos says, is that while his career was taking off, he was forced to live a double life -- as a sex slave.
Monsters kidnap toddler in India before raping, beheading her
We speak to the gay men who pretended to be girls online to flirt with boys
Growing up in the closet can be an isolating experience. So, in the early days of social media, it’s little surprise that some gay men resorted to unorthodox methods to explore their attraction to other boys.
Thomas* is one of them. As a closeted teenager, he used to “catfish” boys by pretending to be a girl online. “I was really desperate and lonely,” he says, telling me that early social media sites such as Bebo were where he started this behaviour. “I’d add them over MSN Messenger and flirt. It was a thrill at the time, I guess, though I’m really ashamed of it now.”
Thomas says he was mostly interested in talking, but the boys he catfished would usually turn the conversation sexual. “It wouldn’t take long for the horny straight boys to ask for nude photos,” he says. “But I initially just wanted an outlet to talk to cute boys because I couldn’t. While all my friends were getting off with each other and going out, I just wanted someone to talk to me in the same way.”
Wil Wheaton: As a child, none of the adults in my life listened
Wil Wheaton got candid about what life was like as growing up as a child actor on Friday.
Wheaton, 46, posted a photo of a vintage spread from a late-1980s teen magazine, in which he shared a series of fun facts with fans. However, the caption alongside the picture revealed the hurt he was experiencing at that point in his life.
“This weird kid was so self-conscious about these things, didn’t want to do them, felt awkward and embarrassed by the attention and did it anyway because none of the adults in his life ever listened to him,” the “Star Trek: Next Generation” actor wrote.
Denny’s Manager Tried to Kick Out Black Women for Complaining About Racial Slurs
Three black Michigan women who were harassed at a Denny’s by four white bikers have alleged that the manager at the diner tried to make them leave when they complained about the bikers’ use of racial slurs, the Lansing State Journal reported Thursday. According to the newspaper, the manager, who later called law enforcement on the women when they wouldn’t leave, defended the bikers’ use of slurs as protected free speech.
The incident occurred back in October but received little attention at the time. The women, Sasha Collins, 27, Jennifer McEwen, 25, and LaMaya McGuire, 22, say they had arrived at the Denny’s in Delta Township around 4 a.m. after a night out celebrating Collins’ birthday. The women say they had not been drinking and that they were quietly waiting on their food when the four bikers arrived.
According to the Journal, which noted that security footage backed up much of the women’s account, the harassment began when one man in a Blue Angels motorcycle club jacket began loudly using racial slurs to talk about the women. He told a waitress to “serve them [racial slur] some T-bones.” The waitress ignored the slur.
Jameela Jamil’s Comments On Racial Trauma Show That Bullying Can Have A Serious Impact
Gay ex-college football player Brandon Davis to appear on MTV dating show
Outsports readers tuning in for Wednesday night’s premiere of MTV’s “Are You The One?” might notice a familiar face.
Former Louisiana Tech running back and Montana State rugby player Brandon Davis will appear on the MTV dating show, premiering June 26 at 9 p.m. EDT.
Davis shared his coming out story with Outsports in 2016 and has continued to live his life authentically.
Gay college wrestler Justice Horn wants to be Missouri’s governor one day
Gay wrestler Anthony Bowens crowned inaugural Battle Club Pro Franchise champion
GoFundMe Shuts Down Fundraiser for Homophobic Rugby Player
Gay Rams cheerleader Quinton Peron is proud to be a trailblazer
You don’t have to march at Pride to show your pride
I remember being squashed between a mass of people on one side and the glass window of a sushi restaurant on the other.
I remember grabbing a handful of rainbow flags and raising them above my head.
Then, I remember hearing the names of the fallen recited and repeated by a mournful crowd. I remember the London vigil for the Pulse shooting as if it was yesterday.
The events of that weekend shook me to the core and pushed me to make a commitment I’d been putting off for a while. I pledged to become a queer activist.
Gay Star News
Jim Parsons explains how his husband encouraged him to come out (& why he hated Pride parades)
“No offense to the lovely men I dated before Todd, but somewhere deep inside, I immediately knew that there was no choice left but to deal with this [by coming out to my family], because to not let them in on this person I had met was to officially start putting up these lifelong barriers.”
When my ex fell in love again, I stalked his new relationship online for a year
I remember feeling weightless leaving the apartment of my ex, knowing it would be the last time.
I remember texting a friend asking if I could come over to talk. Calling my dad to wish him a belated happy birthday, and being so in shock about the breakup that I pretended I was OK.
After almost two years of fighting for the love of my life, I couldn’t fathom him being gone.
I blocked my ex at first, along with most of his friends and family. I even mustered the strength to throw out our mementos. Delete texts, pictures. But a couple weeks later, he popped up in his roommate’s Snapchat story.
It was Ricardo’s birthday party (fake name), a friend who my ex’s roommate introduced us to at Pride the month before. My ex, Ricardo, and I had hung out as a group and had a great time. But this Snapchat of them leaning their heads together with carefree smiles caught me off-guard. I reassured myself it was nothing, just friends taking a drunken picture.
Gay Star News
Bisexual actor Tyler Blackburn reveals he's dating an 'amazing' guy
Support for trans people is growing in spite of Trump’s nonstop assault on civil rights
A poll released by the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) last month points to growing acceptance of transgender people, in spite of attacks by the Trump administration aimed at trans rights.
More than six in ten (62%) of Americans surveyed say they’ve become more supportive of transgender rights over the last five years, with only 25% saying they’ve become more opposed to transgender rights over the same time period.
“Increase in support for transgender rights tracks fairly closely with the large increase in support for gay, lesbian and bisexual Americans,” said Robert P. Jones, the head of PRRI, told TIME Magazine.
Madonna Criticizes 'New York Times' Profile: 'It Makes Me Feel Raped'
"Madonna at Sixty," a New York Times feature published Wednesday, has been met with some detailed words of disapproval from its subject, who characterized the piece in a subsequent Instagram note as "further proof that the venerable [Times] is one of the founding fathers of the patriarchy."
The Madame X creator preceded the criticism of the publication and society at large with some words of support for artist/photographer/friend JR, who based the accompanying NYT Magazine cover on a classic Steven Meisel portrait.
"The journalist who wrote this article spent days and hours and months with me and was invited into a world which many people [don't] get to see, but chose to focus on trivial and superficial matters such as the ethnicity of my stand-in or the fabric of my curtains and never-ending comments about my age which would never have been mentioned had I been a MAN!" Madonna said Thursday. "Women have a really hard time being the champions of other women even if they are posing as intellectual feminists."
I'm a Trans Guy, and These Are the Questions People Always Ask Me
When I first came out as a transgender man, my friends and family had a lot of questions. They were mostly genuinely curious, but admittedly ignorant — and unsure how to pose questions without coming across as transphobic or violating my privacy. Here, I've answered some of the most common questions I've received, in the hopes of shining some light on what it's like to be transgender. I also hope my guidance on questions that most trans people are happy to answer — and some that may be problematic — can do a bit of a public service.
Keanu Reeves Admits He's a Lonely Guy
At some point during the discussion, Reeves was—for reasons not entirely clear—asked to define what the innocuous word "love" means to him. He defiantly refused to answer, choosing instead to leap through the nearest window, landing injury-free on a motorcycle and cruising off into the sunset blasting METZ.
Elton John reveals he was a virgin until aged 23 when he and his lover-turned-manager John Reid 'tore their clothes off and had joyous sex'
lton John has confessed he didn't have 'joyous' sex until he was 23 and 'tore his clothes off' with his lover-turned-manager John Reid.
The musical icon, 72, revealed he was a 'virgin' and 'desperate to have a tactile relationship' when the pair gave into their impulses in San Francisco.
He said: 'I was a virgin until then. I was desperate to be loved and desperate to have a tactile relationship.
Leaked Records Reveal Tony Robbins Berated Abuse Victims, And Former Followers Accuse Him Of Sexual Advances
When Tony Robbins leaps onstage in arenas around the world, under strobe lights and pulsing speakers, he’s greeted by thousands of screaming fans. They clap with him, jump with him, and when he puffs his chest and lets out a primal roar, they roar with him too.
The world’s most famous self-help guru whips crowds into fits of euphoria few pop stars could dream of, but many of his fans are grappling with life’s most serious problems. Victims of sexual and physical abuse, along with people who struggle with addiction and have mental illnesses, pay thousands of dollars to see him on the promise he has the power to “transform your life” and “rewire your brain.”
At the core of Robbins’ teachings is the message that his followers should not see themselves as victims, and should instead view their pain as something they have the power to “destroy.” He claims to have revolutionized millions of lives with this philosophy, while building a multibillion-dollar business and working with celebrities from Donald Trump and Bill Clinton to Oprah and the Kardashians. Access to his most exclusive membership program has cost as much as $85,000 a year.
But behind that dazzling veneer, Robbins guards his empire with intense secrecy. Employees are bound by strict confidentiality agreements, and audiences who attend his multiday coaching camps must sign contracts forbidding them from recording what goes on inside.
Tony Robbins Was Filmed Using Racial Slurs
Four More Women Have Accused Tony Robbins Of Sexual Misconduct