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Old Gays/Gus Kentworthy
Do gay men have a particular problem with getting older?
Are gay men particularly terrified of getting older?
None of us wants to get older and we’d all like to stop the clock if we could. But I’m beginning to wonder if gay men in particular struggle with ageing.
Now in my late 40s, I think my mental health is pretty good most of the time. For that I’m grateful. But when I look around, I see too many of my peers battling to cope. Struggling to the point of suicide.
Again, this isn’t just a gay problem. Despite the privilege we enjoy, men are disproportionately likely to die from suicide than women by a ratio of around 3 to 1. Some associate this with issues around masculinity: not talking about one’s feelings, and being too afraid or embarrassed to ask for help.
Combine toxic masculinity with homophobia (both internal and external), and it’s little surprise that gay men suffer from additional mental health challenges.
But this still doesn’t explain why I’m seeing so many gay men in their 40s and 50s in distress
Gay Star News
MI5 fantasist caught on webcam torturing and murdering gay man with clingfilm is jailed for 39 years
A sadistic killer who was caught on camera torturing a man after gaining entry to his west London home for gay sex has been jailed for at least 39 years. Jason Marshall, 29, listened to Classic FM as he bound and gagged Peter Fasoli before wrapping clingfilm around the 58-year-old victim's face.
He posed as an MI5 agent and a police officer after meeting Fasoli on a gay dating app. Marshall then set fire to the property in Northolt in an attempt to cover up the murder, the Old Bailey heard.
International Business Times
Police investigate whether gay financier was killed in hook-up that went wrong
Police in New York City are investigating whether financier and CEO Neil Smith died in a hook-up that went wrong.
Smith, 57, the founder of data analytics investment firm Infraccess, was found dead at his Brooklyn apartment on 19 June. Multiple media outlets have reported that he was found with a pillow over his head and with a wet towel wrapped around his face.
Initial autopsy reports were inconclusive, but according to New York Daily News, police sources say that a medical examiner has now ruled that the successful entrepreneur died from asphyxiation and his death is being treated as homicide.
Gay Star News
Distraught singer Sinéad O'Connor on skids at motel in New Jersey
Troubled troubadour Sinead O’Connor is down on her luck again and living in a shoddy hotel “in the arse-end” of New Jersey, according to a recent Facebook post.
The 50-year-old Irish singer, best known for her Prince-penned hit, “Nothing Compares 2 U,” sobbed in the short video as she talks about what it’s like to be far away from her family and isolated because of her mental illness.
“I gave so much love in my life and I just can’t understand how a person can be left all alone,” O’Connor said in the 12-minute video posted Thursday.
“I hope this video will be helpful,” O’Connor continued, as she detailed how she had to flee Ireland to avoid the stigma of suffering from three mental illnesses.
NY Daily News
Georgia grandmother charged with murder after pit bulls attack, kill grandson
A Georgia woman was charged with murder after her grandson was mauled to death by her two pit bulls.
Sandra Adams, 70, was babysitting the 20-month-old toddler Tuesday afternoon at her Hartwell home when the dogs jumped on the little boy, Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release.
Police said Adams and the child were in the backyard of the home and when she went to reenter the house, the dogs charged past her and started attacking the little boy.
Ny Daily News
Witness says Penn State's Sandusky molested him in 2001
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (Reuters) - A 29-year-old man told a Pennsylvania court on Friday that Jerry Sandusky molested him as a boy in 2001, even though he admitted he had denied that the former Penn State football coach abused him during the investigation of the scandal.
The surprise testimony by Allan Myers came during a hearing into Sandusky's bid for a retrial on charges that he had molested 10 boys under his care over the years. His 2012 conviction resulted in his imprisonment for up to 30 years.
In 2012, prosecutors decided against calling Myers as a witness in the trial, deeming him to be unreliable. Sandusky's lawyer called Myers to testify in Friday's hearing even though the lawyer was not sure what Myers would say once he got to the stand.
Myers on Friday confirmed that he was the long-unidentified boy who was seen with the ex-coach in a Penn State shower room. But he never specifically said that Sandusky had molested him during that shower, as a witness at the ex-coach's trial testified.
Sandusky's bid for a new trial has revived a scandal that severely damaged the reputation of Pennsylvania State University and the vaunted football program run by the legendary head coach Joe Paterno, who has since died.
Myers offered little reason for changing his story beyond what he said was his confusion when he learned that investigators believed he was the boy seen in the shower. He said he needed to "sort things out" at the time.
New Jersey man, 59, arrested for wearing clear plastic bikini on beach
BEACH HAVEN, N.J. - Police say a 59-year-old man who wore a bikini fashioned out of see-through plastic wrap on a New Jersey beach is facing a criminal charge.
They say Stephen Wojciehowski spent two days on a Long Beach Island beach wearing a homemade bikini in which his genitals were clearly exposed and was charged with lewdness.
NJ.com reports the Stafford Township man was arrested Monday and was released pending further court proceedings.
RUMORS FLY AGAIN: COULD TODD CHRISLEY OF ‘CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST’ BE GAY?
This is not Todd’s first marriage, but he was also married to a woman before. His ex-wife actually spoke to Daily Mail and shared her thoughts on if Todd Chrisley could be gay or not.
“I know there are reports saying that he’s gay and I can see why. But I married him and I had two children with him so obviously I don’t think he’s gay. If he comes out of the closet in the second season I’ll be shocked,” she said.
Now some people in Todd’s family have a different opinion than his ex-wife. Todd’s son Kyle spoke out and shared that he does think there are a few things Todd isn’t telling the world. That being said, Todd and Kyle do have a very strained relationship.
She said, “I used to work with him at Chrisley Asset Management. If one of the asset managers was going to take a p**s, he would say, ‘You want me to come hold it for you?'”
Todd’s son even said that his dad was fooling around with a local doctor at one time, but of course, he didn’t have any proof of this to share.
John Travolta: Caught Kissing Another Man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do we have another John Travolta gay scandal on our hands?
Simply put: No.
But it's worth explaining why some people are under this impression.
Travolta was recently in Butler County, Ohio to shoot scenes from the movie The Life and Death of John Gotti.
At some point, he decided to drop the office of Sheriff Richard K. Jones, posing with the law enforcement official for a photo that went semi-viral on Twitter.
Because Travolta is shaking hands with Jones? Not exactly.
It's because Jones captioned the image as follows:
"Unexpected visit, unexpected kiss.. Awesome meeting Mr. John Travolta!!"
The Hollywood Gossip
Bryan Cranston Apologizes for Offending Gay Power Rangers Actor
Bryan Cranston has apologized for derogatory comments he allegedly made about gay actor David Yost’s role as the original blue ranger in “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.”
In a 2009 IGN interview Cranston referred to the blue ranger as “fey,” though it’s unclear whether he was referring to the character or the actor who played him.
“When I read that interview, which took place about a year before I came out publicly, it really hurt me,” Yost told NBC Out on Friday, expressing mixed feelings about Cranston’s casting in the new “Power Rangers” theatrical reboot.
EXCLUSIVE: Councilman will propose bill to help LGBT New Yorkers who have mental illness
A gay City Councilman who believes the city isn’t doing enough to combat disproportionately high rates of depression, poverty and suicide in the LGBT community is introducing a bill that would force officials to act.
Bronx Democrat Ritchie Torres, one of seven openly gay Council members, said he will introduce the bill on Tuesday.
It will require the Department of Health to develop a plan to deal specifically with high rates of mental illness around gay and transgender youth and senior citizens.
NY Daily News
Chit-fil-A Pulls Hilarious April Fool’s Prank Where It’s Kind To Gay People With Weak Palates
Every year, fast-food chain Chit-fil-A brainstorms a way to ‘get’ non-white America with a hilarious prank. This year, they outdid themselves on a Lex Luthor level by welcoming all people whom they incite everyone else to ignore into its stores.
“It was either this or putting crazy glue on all of our toilets,” snickered Chit-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy. “Um, yeah, we think we made the discriminate choice.”
Chit-fil-A executives could be seen visiting store locations to stifle gaggles as they opened their doors to all the ignorant people, regardless of their race, religion, sexual orientation, country of origin, height, or Team Edward/Team Jacob preference.
“We got [these atheists so good!” laughed Porter Coteri, VP of Operations for Chit-fil-A. “They came in and bought food, lined our pockets that helps our cause to obliterate them and felt like the equals that they will never become. Hahaha. Epic.”
Members of the LGBTQ community from across the nation were seen sashaying trepidatiously entering the celery-smelling franchises and ordering food which was promptly brought to them in barf bags or on dog trays.
“These sandwiches are so goddam fucking good,” lamented homeless liberal Elizabeth Redd. “Why do they have to enjoy dicks only 364 days a year? They’re as crunchy as a dog treat and as savory as the sweat drippings from their staff. Damn everything to hell.”
If you want better chicken go to Popeye's. They raise their chickens with bigger dicks and they usually don't care where they stick it.
Frontiers Fires Lesbian Reporter For Being Too Old
A renowned and respected lesbian reporter was just sacked for being too old -- and the publication that fired her is LGBT!
LGBT Nation reports that 66-year-old news editor Karen Ocamb was called into the Frontiers Magazine office during her vacation, and summarily fired.
Edge Media Network
Heartbreaking Photo Of Grandad Who Cooked For All Six Grandkids - But Only One Turned Up
He had made 12 burgers in anticipation of dinner with his grandchildren.
So he would have felt more than a touch of disappointment when all but one failed to show.