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Sunday Confessional

piercenix89:

I can remember all the way back to when I was 5 and 6 and seeing guys in underwear on tv shows and commercials and being enamored with them. I even remember getting a funny feeling in my loins and not knowing what it was. Yeah, try and tell me I wasn’t born gay :-)

June 26: Brian and I from late 1998, or ealy 1999, still in love and a couple.  Today would have been our 16th anniversary. Met him on AOL in spring of 1998, then in person 16 years ago today. #gpoy #tbt #throwbackthursday #gaymen #instagay #gaysofinstagram #gaycouples #lgbt

June 26: Brian and I from late 1998, or ealy 1999, still in love and a couple.
Today would have been our 16th anniversary. Met him on AOL in spring of 1998, then in person 16 years ago today.
#gpoy #tbt #throwbackthursday #gaymen #instagay #gaysofinstagram #gaycouples #lgbt

June 14:  The original #Pride flag wasn’t a simple red-orange-yellow-green-blue rainbow. Rather, it encompassed eight different colors and ideas that the #lesbian, #gay, #bisexual, & #transgender community embraced and celebrated. It was created by Gilbert Baker in 1978. The original gay pride flag flew in the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade on June 25, 1978. Thirty volunteers hand-dyed and stitched the first two flags for the parade. This month, and especially today (Father’s day weekend), Pride marches and celebrations are happening all over the United States. 

Whether you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, #queer, straight, or anything else - be proud of who you are. Pride doesn’t mean demeaning another group to be less than yourself. It doesn’t mean tolerance. It means 100% full-on, unadulterated, uncompromising ACCEPTANCE. No one should accept any less for themselves, their sisters, their brothers, their sons, their daughters, their mothers, their fathers, or their friends. If you are passively not fighting for human rights for everyone, then you’re actively standing against it.

HAPPY PRIDE TO EVERYONE.
#365in2014 #lgbt #gpoy

June 14: The original #Pride flag wasn’t a simple red-orange-yellow-green-blue rainbow. Rather, it encompassed eight different colors and ideas that the #lesbian, #gay, #bisexual, & #transgender community embraced and celebrated. It was created by Gilbert Baker in 1978. The original gay pride flag flew in the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade on June 25, 1978. Thirty volunteers hand-dyed and stitched the first two flags for the parade. This month, and especially today (Father’s day weekend), Pride marches and celebrations are happening all over the United States. 

Whether you’re lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, #queer, straight, or anything else - be proud of who you are. Pride doesn’t mean demeaning another group to be less than yourself. It doesn’t mean tolerance. It means 100% full-on, unadulterated, uncompromising ACCEPTANCE. No one should accept any less for themselves, their sisters, their brothers, their sons, their daughters, their mothers, their fathers, or their friends. If you are passively not fighting for human rights for everyone, then you’re actively standing against it.

HAPPY PRIDE TO EVERYONE.
#365in2014 #lgbt #gpoy

In what is being heralded as Italy’s first gay-friendly ad, a mother, her son and his “roommate” have a heart-to-heart over some microwaved pasta. Purveyor of fine frozen foods, Findus, is responsible for the ad, some nine months after Barilla chairman Guido Barilla stepped in some deep marinara by openly insulting the gays.

“I would never do an advert with a homosexual family,” Barilla said at the time. “If the gays don’t like it they can go an eat another brand. For us the concept of the sacred family remains one of the fundamental values of the company.”

Unsurprisingly, the gays did go and eat another brand — rather quickly, actually, since several companies were more than willing to gobble up Barilla’s disenfranchised gay customers. Including Findus.

Aside from the fact that they’re trying to make microwaveable pasta happen — and that there are so many headless torsos you might mistake it for a Grindr ad — the frozen food company deserves a pat on the back for the ad. When the son, Luca, reveals that Gianni isn’t “just my roommate, he’s my boyfriend,” Mama pats him on the hand with a casual, “Honey, I knew that already!”

She probably caught him slurping up her son’s linguini on more than one occasion. 

May 30:  THANK YOU @swagbucksofficial for my new, free @solrepublic headphones! #365in2014 #gpoy #beards #beardstagram #beardsofinstagram #gaymen #gayvegan #veganbeard #lgbt #gaysofinstagram #solrepublic #swagbucks

May 30: THANK YOU @swagbucksofficial for my new, free @solrepublic headphones! #365in2014 #gpoy #beards #beardstagram #beardsofinstagram #gaymen #gayvegan #veganbeard #lgbt #gaysofinstagram #solrepublic #swagbucks

May 28:  Something happened. #365in2014 #gpoy #beards #beardstagram #beardsofinstagram #gaymen #gayvegan #veganbeard #lgbt #gaysofinstagram

May 28: Something happened. #365in2014 #gpoy #beards #beardstagram #beardsofinstagram #gaymen #gayvegan #veganbeard #lgbt #gaysofinstagram

May 26: Despite my stunning good looks and killer grin, the #Navy was 2 of the most miserable years of my life. Had it not been for folks like @temeculafan, I’d probably have gone off the deep end. #gpoy #military #ussindependence #lgbt #gaymilitary #inthenavy #gayboy

May 26: Despite my stunning good looks and killer grin, the #Navy was 2 of the most miserable years of my life. Had it not been for folks like @temeculafan, I’d probably have gone off the deep end. #gpoy #military #ussindependence #lgbt #gaymilitary #inthenavy #gayboy

May 25:  Absolutely no regrets. #365in2014 #gpoy #beards #beardstagram #beardsofinstagram #gaymen #gayvegan #veganbeard #lgbt #gaysofinstagram #liveyourbestlife

May 25: Absolutely no regrets. #365in2014 #gpoy #beards #beardstagram #beardsofinstagram #gaymen #gayvegan #veganbeard #lgbt #gaysofinstagram #liveyourbestlife

May 23:  Grown, and sexy. Don’t hate; congratulate. 
 #365in2014 #gpoy #beards #beardstagram #beardsofinstagram #gaymen #gayvegan #veganbeard #lgbt #gaysofinstagram  (at Chez Clarice)

May 23: Grown, and sexy. Don’t hate; congratulate.
#365in2014 #gpoy #beards #beardstagram #beardsofinstagram #gaymen #gayvegan #veganbeard #lgbt #gaysofinstagram (at Chez Clarice)

This is my brother, to a T.

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Daniel-Ryan Spaulding Asks ‘What If Gay Guys Said The Shit Straight People Say?’

As queer people, we put up with a lot of shit. And possibly one of the most annoying things we have to deal with is conversations with straight people that are completely informed by or revolve around our sexuality.

Cue Daniel-Ryan Spaulding, a comedian based in Europe who explores gender, sexuality, culture, stereotypes and identity. In this hilarious video, Spaulding flips this the usual script on its head and asks: “What If Gay Guys Said The Shit Straight People Say?”

Utilizing such brilliant lines as “Ugh! That’s so straight!” and “I don’t mean straight in a heterophobic way, I just mean, you know, dumb and stupid,” Spaulding presents a hilarious subversion of the everyday experiences queer people go through.

May 21:  I’m glad I was born to like men.  #365in2014 #gpoy #beards #beardstagram #beardsofinstagram #gaymen #gayvegan #veganbeard #lgbt #gaysofinstagram  (at Boscov’s Clifton Park)

May 21: I’m glad I was born to like men. #365in2014 #gpoy #beards #beardstagram #beardsofinstagram #gaymen #gayvegan #veganbeard #lgbt #gaysofinstagram (at Boscov’s Clifton Park)

No, we all don’t.  Perez Hilton is a gossip hound who thrives on other’s misfortunes, and starts fights for the sake of it, and lives for the spotlight and the drama, instead of just creating peace in the world, and moreover profits from it.  Not a bully anymore?  Bullshit.
No idea who Lohanthony is.  I saw him in an interview with RuPaul, and he said very little.  Still not sure who he is - don’t care, but good luck to him in his life.
Tyler Oakley is not everyone’s gay go-to guy.  in fact, he irritates the shit out of most people, as they can see through his nonsense and need for attention in the worst way.  I’m still not sure why he’s internet famous other than his jerky-ass-annoying videos.
There’s a long list of those who are gay or straight, that are also in the spotlight as well known people, who have blazed fucking trails for LGBTQ+ people.  People, older and newer, like Harvey Milk, Milton Burle & Flip Wilson (both who set the “ok factor” to high for drag, and who Eddie Murphy, Tyler Perry, & Martin Lawrence have straight up stolen from), Divine, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Cher, Janet Jackson, Rosie O’Donnell, Lily Tomlin, Liberace, Robert Reed, Dick Sargent, Agnes Morehead, Anthony Perkins, Rock Hudson, Montgomery Cliff, Paul Lynde, Ellen Degeneres, George Takei, Elton John, T. R. Knight, Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King, Ann B. Davis, Ben Cohen, Greg Louganis, Grace Jones, Dolly Parton, Freddy Mercury, Coretta Scott King, Rob Halford, Neil Patrick Harris, Morrissey, George Michael, Pet Shop Boys, David Bowie, RuPaul, Lady Bunny, Wendy & Lisa, Mick Jagger, Bette Midler, Barney Frank, and tons more.  Icons, activists, or simply those who are themselves without apology.  Like them or hate them, they’ve all made waves, paths, and trails in the journey for LGTBQ+ people.  
People like Mario Lavandeira have done nothing but fulfill horrible stereotypes of gay people as bitchy, bitter queens obsessed with the latest trend in lieu of any real substance in life.  Tony Spears, & Tyler, as well as Mr. Lavandeira, should bow and kiss the above people’s fucking feet, thank them for helping to create a road of acceptance and freedom - even the freedom to be a total asshole to other gay people in the community.
So where would we be without the three people pictured?  Probably further along than we are, as a segment of society (at least pertaining to Perez & Tyler).

No, we all don’t.  Perez Hilton is a gossip hound who thrives on other’s misfortunes, and starts fights for the sake of it, and lives for the spotlight and the drama, instead of just creating peace in the world, and moreover profits from it.  Not a bully anymore?  Bullshit.

No idea who Lohanthony is.  I saw him in an interview with RuPaul, and he said very little.  Still not sure who he is - don’t care, but good luck to him in his life.

Tyler Oakley is not everyone’s gay go-to guy.  in fact, he irritates the shit out of most people, as they can see through his nonsense and need for attention in the worst way.  I’m still not sure why he’s internet famous other than his jerky-ass-annoying videos.

There’s a long list of those who are gay or straight, that are also in the spotlight as well known people, who have blazed fucking trails for LGBTQ+ people.  People, older and newer, like Harvey Milk, Milton Burle & Flip Wilson (both who set the “ok factor” to high for drag, and who Eddie Murphy, Tyler Perry, & Martin Lawrence have straight up stolen from), Divine, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Cher, Janet Jackson, Rosie O’Donnell, Lily Tomlin, Liberace, Robert Reed, Dick Sargent, Agnes Morehead, Anthony Perkins, Rock Hudson, Montgomery Cliff, Paul Lynde, Ellen Degeneres, George Takei, Elton John, T. R. Knight, Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King, Ann B. Davis, Ben Cohen, Greg Louganis, Grace Jones, Dolly Parton, Freddy Mercury, Coretta Scott King, Rob Halford, Neil Patrick Harris, Morrissey, George Michael, Pet Shop Boys, David Bowie, RuPaul, Lady Bunny, Wendy & Lisa, Mick Jagger, Bette Midler, Barney Frank, and tons more.  Icons, activists, or simply those who are themselves without apology.  Like them or hate them, they’ve all made waves, paths, and trails in the journey for LGTBQ+ people.  

People like Mario Lavandeira have done nothing but fulfill horrible stereotypes of gay people as bitchy, bitter queens obsessed with the latest trend in lieu of any real substance in life.  Tony Spears, & Tyler, as well as Mr. Lavandeira, should bow and kiss the above people’s fucking feet, thank them for helping to create a road of acceptance and freedom - even the freedom to be a total asshole to other gay people in the community.

So where would we be without the three people pictured?  Probably further along than we are, as a segment of society (at least pertaining to Perez & Tyler).

May 19:  My @grazedotcom box came today. Join:  http://bit.ly/1h0ELV1
 #365in2014 #gpoy #beards #beardstagram #beardsofinstagram #gaymen #gayvegan #veganbeard #lgbt #gaysofinstagram #food #healthfood #vegan #veganbears

May 19: My @grazedotcom box came today. Join: http://bit.ly/1h0ELV1
#365in2014 #gpoy #beards #beardstagram #beardsofinstagram #gaymen #gayvegan #veganbeard #lgbt #gaysofinstagram #food #healthfood #vegan #veganbears