Tonight’s re-blog comes from this Queerty article posted earlier today, Dec 12th, 2018. I thought it was pretty powerful and very worth showing you….
PHOTOS: A Loving Look Back at the Early ACT UP Heroes of the AIDS Epidemic
By David Toussaint
In his new photo book, The AIDS Activist Project Bill Bytsura showcases 18 activists from around the globe, photographed over two decades, and including members of ACT UP (The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) chapters from the United States and Europe.
“The AIDS Activist Project is a memorial to the brave men and women who struggled and died while fighting the epidemic and government neglect,” Bytsura told Queerty. “But this book is also a renewed call to action because the AIDS epidemic is not over. Infection rates are rising again, and the Trump Administration, like Reagan and Bush, is ignoring the dangers.”
Here are ten extraordinarily powerful photos from the book that will take you back to a time when treatment for HIV was in its infancy, when there was no PrEP to prevent its spread, and when death was commonplace–as was the courage to face it down. Continue reading →
It all started with this picture of me and Noah Willoughby and the following words, “It’s That Magikal Pumpkin Time of the Year!
Pumpkin lattes and splitting a pumpkin scone. We got the second to last one and it’s not even noon! And for all you sillys that don’t like pumpkin, don’t complain about it. Just don’t eat/drink them! More for me! Give me pumpkin or give me death! WHO’S WITH ME IN LIVING ALL THINGS PUMPKIN??”
I posted that picture with these…
Over 50 people “liked” that post and it turned out quite a few people joined us in the “liking” of “all things” pumpkin!
That gave me and Noah the idea of Dueling Pumpkins. We would have a duel, each day taking turns posting pumpkin/pumpkin spice products real (and maybe not-so-real?). There will really be no winner. Our goal was to entertain you. And while Noah has the most excellent Photoshopping skills, I have some loyal readers who started sending me pictures on the down-low! LOL! So here we go, those pictures starting on October 1st and going on to Halloween.
So tell me! Which of these are real. Which are not so real? Is there a winner? Let me know!
(I’ll update this each day for those who don’t follow on Facebook!)
Halloween is perhaps my favorite holiday and for years R and I had HUGE parties (one of them had over 225 people show up!). We had to give those up, but I still remember them fondly. Costumes were a problem though. Having a beard and wanting to do costumes wasn’t easy. All the cool costumes didn’t work with a beard and I wasn’t about to shave mine. But hey! Things have changed. Now there are all kinds of things we bearded men can do. Check this post to find out just a few of them. Too bad I won’t be dressing up. But I just might play with my beard, like I did last year.
What a delight! I had a wonderful time watching this movie. And there were more than a few twists.
Good acting. Even excellent acting. And jokes that build. Including one about rum and coke with jaeger. You have to watch to get it.
I wasn’t sure at first. Seemed pretty low budget. But I kept watching and oh am I glad that I did! I laughed and got more and more drawn into the story. And impressed over and over with what they managed to do.
And they threw me off! Because who I expected the story to be about wasn’t really who the movie was about. Was that a spoiler?
Dustin Milligan was so much fun as the straight best friend. And pretty hot too. Luke Bracey was pretty good as the star, a man who is a huge hit on an action television show and must figure out what to do when he realizes he is gay. Emily Meade is wonderful as the lesbian who realizes she might be bisexual. Geena Davis and Scott Bakula are in this movie! And small as the parts were, the two of them were awesome! Angela Sarafyan was truly scary fun as the psychotic lesbian ex-girlfriend. Jake McDorman, although he didn’t get much to do, really was a delight when we finally meet him (he’s the guy who kisses Luke and makes him realize that he’s gay—this happens before the movie and is not a spoiler). I loved love loved Rebecca Drysdale as the lesbian friend.
Don’t miss this movie. In a world of crappy “gay movies,” don’t miss this one.
And wonder at the end if it was a gay movie!
I am saying no more!
(special note, I posted this review to IMBD some time ago, but can’t find the review here or on Facebook and I really wanted people to see it!)
Okay! Same thing as last time (which you can find by clicking HERE). I would like your help. I need…tad dah…the love interest of the young man from my last post! So once again I would like it if you would look at these older men and help pick out the one(s) that you find most attractive or eye-catching. That man that would make you turn your head if he walked by. That man you might to a double take if you were walking by and he was sitting on the steps leading into a building or leaning against a tree. And yes, I would love it if you would get other people to vote as well. All will be revealed. LOL!
In one of my many weirdnesses, I would like your help. I would like it if you would look at the young men below and pick out the one(s) that you find most attractive or eye-catching. That man that would make you turn your head if he walked by. That man you might to a double take if you were walking by and he was sitting on the steps leading into a building or leaning against a tree. And I would also appreciate it if you would get other people to vote as well. All will be revealed. LOL!
Some months back I did a Furry Friday on Bearded Men in their Underwear. It proved to be very popular. I thought it might be again. So here you go…bearded men in their underwear again! And I’ve picked all types o men. Hope you approve. And don’t forget to vote! Continue reading →