August 4, 2015
Category: Gay Culture
Meet Mister Terrific, TV's First Black Gay Superhero

Some longtime DC Comics fans were in for a treat this week after it was announced that the television series Arrow had cast actor Echo Kellum to play an openly gay version of Michael Holt, also known as Mister Terrific, a black superhero. Introduced in 1997, Mister Terrific is a genius millionaire with 14 doctorate degrees and a gold medal in the Olympic decathlon.

Mister Terrific joins openly bisexual Sara Lance (Canary, played by Caity Lotz) as the show's queer characters, part of a deliberate effort by its creators to introduce LGBT characters into the world of TV superheroes. Series co-creator Greg Berlanti, who is also openly gay, said as much earlier this year to the Advocate. "The network has been very welcoming and they realize the younger generation doesn't really have issues with that kind of stuff," he says. "They don't really see [being LGBT] as a negative. There's a lot more understanding, openness and compassion around this issue today and that's a great thing."

READ MORE: https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2015/08/03/tv-is-getting-a-black-gay-superhero/

Do you think TV audiences will be accepting of this level of diversity in comics?

June 1, 2015
Category: Gay Culture
Gay couple lived as Father & Son

Norman MacArthur and Bill Novak, both in their 70s, were finally able to marry in Pennsylvania this week after living as father and son for 15 years. Bill, who is two years older, adopted Norman in order to have a formal legal relationship, with all the rights that entailed.

Would you adopt your partner if marriage wasn't a legal option in your state?

Read full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/29/gay-father-son-marry_n_7469472....

April 21, 2015
Category: Gay Culture
When does a man become a Daddy?

Intergenerational relationships are extremely common in the gay community, the social stigmas and stereotypes having almost been entirely relegated to the past. But when does a man become a Daddy? Is there a certain age... a certain look... or maybe a certain maturity level? Or is being a Daddy a state of mind? What do you think?

February 18, 2015
Category: Gay Culture
Anthony Nicodemo is the coach we all wish we'd had

"Coach," we heard from behind us.
The kid Nicodemo had just cut from the team had one last thought he had to share.
We turned around.
"I love you, coach."

Openly gay coach Anthony Nicodemo is making a difference.
Read full article here: http://sbnation.com/e/7814630

February 2, 2015
Category: Gay Culture
First gay publication credentialed for Super Bowl

Outsports became the first LGBT publication to ever be credentialed by the NFL for the Super Bowl. Gay sportswriter Cyd Zeigler talks how fitting it was that a team from the first state to have same-sex marriage would win the Super Bowl the first time a gay publication was credentialed by the NFL with full access to the players, coaches and the game.

Congratulations Cyd! It's about time NFL. Is anybody surprised it took them this long?

View Syd's video and article here: http://www.outsports.com/2015/2/1/7961869/super-bowl-gay-patriots-meaning

January 19, 2015
Category: Gay Culture
Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage

The Supreme Court has agreed to finally resolve the national debate over same-sex marriage. The justices will consider four cases from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, consolidated and heard together. They will hear 2 1/2 hours of oral arguments in April and and issue a ruling in late June.

What do you think the outcome of this historic ruling will be?

January 15, 2015
Category: Gay Culture
Twins come out to their Dad in this moving video

Yesterday twins Aaron and Austin Rhodes came out to their father at the same time and posted the touching video on YouTube. The twins live in a different state from their Dad so they called him on the phone to break the news.

WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3K0CJ8usPU

Did you come out to your Dad? What was his reaction?

January 12, 2015
Category: Gay Culture
Ireland Catholic priest applauded for coming out during service

Father Martin Dolan came out as gay last weekend during a sermon in which he supported equal marriage rights for same-sex couples in the Republic of Ireland, where a vote on the issue is slated for May. “I’m gay myself,” he said. The Dublin archdiocese declined comment on the matter pending discussion with Dolan, who is away on a previously scheduled vacation, reports the Belfast Telegraph. One of the congregants said, “We are all very proud of Father Martin. Because he has admitted that he is gay he doesn't change the person that he was before it.”

Read full article here: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jan/10/dublin-priest-gay-congreg...

How do you feel about this?

Carl Sandler
January 7, 2015
Category: Gay Culture
Daddyhunt CEO Defends Marriage of Stephen Fry

Carl Sandler, CEO of Daddyhunt, has strong words for recent critics of the announcement by Stephen Fry, 57, and Elliot Spencer, 27, that they are planning to marry.

“What's all the fuss? There are millions - yes millions - of intergenerational relationships in the gay community and many of these started out on Daddyhunt. It's all about the experience, not the age.

Congrats to Elliott and Stephen for showing us that love knows neither gender nor age. Gay men have spent decades fighting for our right to love one another without judgement. Anyone who would deny that to Elliott and Stephen are dealing with a legacy of homophobia that says gay men are only interested in youth and physical perfection. To even question why a younger man would fall in love with someone as handsome and distinguished as Fry is narrow minded.

When people find out that I’m the CEO of Daddyhunt, one of the first assumptions they make is that younger gay men who date older are just gold diggers. We have hundreds of thousands of younger men who appreciate older men, both physically and mentally. Not everyone chases an image of themselves. Thank God! I say, congrats for Elliot and Stephen!"

January 6, 2015
Category: Gay Culture
Florida becomes 36th state to legalize gay marriage.

Florida ended their statewide ban on same-sex marriage at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some Florida counties wasted no time, issuing marriage licenses and performing weddings for same-sex couples overnight.

Are you in a rush to marry that special someone? Or would you rather remain a bachelor for life?