Daddyhunt Blog Posts from December 2011

December 29, 2011
Category: Gay Culture

Here's a list of the stories that advanced the cause of LGBT aging the most. Pretty impactful stuff if you ask me, some of which will change the way we live for years to come. This year has seen a lot of advances for our cause and times they are a changing. To all the advocates, politicians, and faces of change, we salute you!
11. Recognizing Elder Abuse and Knowing Your Rights

10. HUD holds LGBT Elder Housing Summit  
This year marked the first time that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) publically acknowledged the unique housing needs of LGBT elders though a gathering of developers, government agencies and advocates. 

9. National Resource Center on LGBT Aging Receives Nearly 100 Requests for Cultural Competency Training
The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging saw requests from organizations and agencies in 32 states around the country that wish to use its new curriculum to become more sensitive to the needs of LGBT older people.  

8. California Becomes First State to Require LGBT History in Public Schools
In July,  California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law requiring that...

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December 26, 2011
Category: Dating

Now that the holiday madness is over, it's time to talk family. There's a stigma around May-December romances within both the gay and straight communities, that they're a sort of sycophantic relationship. That one is using the other for youth, money, or any number of things. For this reason, bringing home an older or younger boyfriend home to the family (or even to your friends) can be a bit of an awkward situation. But the best thing you can do for your family and your lover is to prep them ahead of time. Bringing home your boyfriend or partner to meet the family is never an easy situation, regardless or age differences. Whether you have judgey aunt or a disapproving father, meeting the fam is always a production. The best advice I can give, is to prep both sides as much as you can before the actual introduction. In most cases though, if you're genuinely happy, families can see that and any other factors that may come into play just wash away. That's of course, a best case scenario, but as with everything else, being open and honest about the situation is the best way to go.

We'd love to hear your stories and advice on how best to approach the situation. Did any of you bring home your older or younger boyfriends for the first time this year?

Let us know what you think is the best approach.

December 21, 2011
Category: Wellness
christmas list

As I've gotten older my holiday wish list has slowly shifted from the material to the spiritual. I remember looking forward to the must have gifts during Chanukah and having a list of wants that far surpassed the standard 8 days of gifts. But as I've gotten older, there's not really many things I need to have, or rather, not many things I would want people to buy for me. Maybe it's because if there's something that I really want, I can get it myself, but I'd like to think that getting older has made me more about the gift of self improvement. And especially at the holiday time, I like to recognize the things I'm most thankful for.

This is not to say that I wouldn't love a new computer or 7 new pairs of jeans, a new winter coat, the $600 sweater I saw at Ralph Lauren, and fun new underwear. I still want all those things, but in a weird way, putting things like health and happiness on my list seem more realistic to me. Finding true love, that's on the list too, but whether that come this holiday season or the next, making myself good and ready for it is probably the best gift of all in the long run.

But you tell me fellas, as you've gotten older, have the things you've wanted most in life been more or less material?

December 19, 2011
Category: Relationships

This should get you in the holiday spirit if you're not already there. These real life gay daddies get some incredible news from their kids. Their reactions are pretty priceless, so I won't say much more than that. But gosh darnit if this didn't get my heart all roasty on an open fire. It's so wonderful to see fully developed gay families happy and normal as some of the world may not want you to believe.

What's the best news you've ever gotten around the holidays?

December 16, 2011
Category: Sexuality

Here's some Friday frivolity for you: singer Johnny McGovern is dickamatized. In the singer's new song is funny enough, but the hot guys in mesh shorts are what really sell the video.

To put it simply, being dickmatized is when you stay with a guy simply because the sex is good. You're basically powerless to a stop going back to this person because when it to comes to sexy times, he knows what he's doing and then some. Whether you love his cock, the way he fucks, or his oh so perfect lips, you'll pretty much do anything to keep getting the good stuff. And as most of know, if you're dickmatized you will find almost any excuse to go back to this person even if they end up treating you like shit. There's only one way to break the spell, and that's to find someone who actually appreciates you and/or realizing your self worth - whichever comes first.

Have you ever been dickmatized? If so, let us know how you broke free!

December 14, 2011
Category: Porn
Seed Money

I don't know about you, but finding old Falcon videos on the web always makes my day a little brighter. I'm all about the vintage porn, and those Falcon gems are some of the best. Even today they're still one of the best porn studios out there featuring some of the hottest guys in some pretty stellar films. But what I didn't know was the back story about it's founder Chuck Holmes. After founding the company in 1971, Chuck went on to became "one of gay cultures most unlikely heroes" and I'd really like to know why. Luckily there's a movie in the works to help explain.

Check out the trailer below and visit Seed Money: The Chuck Holmes Story over at Kickstarter to donate and help get the film made. They've only got 5 more days to raise the money they need so time is of the essence here.

Got a favorite Falcon video or memory? Share it all in the comments below.

December 13, 2011
Category: Gay Culture
Party like a DiLF in NYC with MISTER

Where do all the sexy New York City daddies, hunters and MISTER men converge for a mid-week nightcap? They come to DiLF (Daddy I’d Like 2 F#CK), G Lounge’s weekly party for all daddies and the hunters who love them.

This week, MISTER is taking over DiLF in an exclusive preview party, hosted by MISTER’s own cover model Chris DiGiovanni (The mad sexy man in our MISTER ads).

DiLF offers drink specials from 10PM til midnight. The men behind MISTER will be on-hand to personally give away limited edition MISTER t-shirts, swag and free one-year premium upgrades.

Come and celebrate the launch of MISTER with us this Wednesday! G-Lounge, 225 W. 19th street (between 7th and 8th avenue), New York, NY. For more information visit the MISTER App Fan Page on Facebook or check out the G Lounge Fan Page.

December 12, 2011
Category: Gay Culture

Calling all Toronto Daddies and Hunters! Daddyhunt member and Phoenix Bar's Daddy Bear 2011, leatherrubberbear will be on Proud FM's Your Morning with Richard and Chris (Wednesday the 14th from 6 AM - 10 AM) to discuss all things daddy related and talk about his various fundraising efforts. Be sure to check it out if you're able to tune in.

And speaking of radio, we're doing a little DH market research and want to know what radio, if any, you listen to. Are you a talk radio type? A fan of FM? Or do you love the variety that satellite brings? Let us know and shout our your favorite station, we'd love to hear your thoughts as always.

December 10, 2011
Category: Sexuality

Our friends at Gawker point us to a scent related study today, that claims your nose can sniff out men with STDs. A handy trick if you know how to use it. "Researchers had long observed that certain animals, such as mice and rats, were not as attracted to the scents of other critters when they were infected with disease. They wondered whether humans, too, would be turned off by the scent of an infected person, particularly one harboring an STD...34 strapping Russian guys, ages 17 to 25, [donated] samples of armpit sweat and spit for the cause of science. The group included 13 young men with gonorrhea, 16 who were healthy and five who had had the disease but were successfully treated." As it turns out, they were right, the small study found that gonorrhea-infected men smelled "putrid" to a group of ladies. Yes, I'll say it again, we need a testing facility that does all of these crazy tests specific to gay guys. But the findings are interesting nonetheless.

Now I love a man scented Daddy as much as the next guy, but it looks like I'll have to sniff a little harder now before taking someone home.

You can learn more about the study here.

December 7, 2011
Category: Porn

I'm sure many of you heard about the recent ambush of English teacher Kevin Hogan, by Fox 25 in Boston. The news program (shamefully) exposed his gay adult film past, putting his job at the school in serious jeopardy. Conner Habib wrote a really great op-ed piece for The Advocate about who should be accountable in a situation like this. As a teacher, writer, and porn actor himself, Habib writes an intelligent and insightful article about the whole ordeal.

Is Hogan to blame for not revealing his past to his current employer or is there a lack of dialogue about why it's not okay for someone with a porn past to teach?

Take a read and let us know where you fall in the debate.