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He’s working on a dozen movies, teaching film, writing a novel – and still has time to paint hummingbirds at night!
James Franco – in ROLLING STONE this week!
Last spring, he clarified things somewhat, writing in a magazine article, “I’m gay in my art and straight in my life,” adding coyly, “I’m also gay in my life up to the point of intercourse.” But the line separating art from life can grow porous, as on Franco’s Instagram, where he’s posted numerous homoerotic shots of himself – bare-chested in an exercise room, his arm slung around an oiled-up actor in bikini briefs, or looking buff while getting his nipples shaved in a hotel room. Franco tells me he’s approached Instagram, at times, as “a way of finding out what boundaries are and pressing buttons.”
I am gay.
Wow, it feels good to write those words. For most of my life, I’ve been afraid to embrace that truth about myself. Recently though, I’ve gotten to the point where the pain of holding onto the lie is greater than the fear of letting go, and I’m very proud to finally be letting my guard down.
My sexuality has been something I’ve struggled to come to terms with. I’ve known I was gay since I was a kid but growing up in a town of 2,000 people, a class of 48 kids and then turning pro as an athlete when I was 16, it just wasn’t something I wanted to accept. I pushed my feelings away in the hopes that it was a passing phase but the thought of being found out kept me up at night. I constantly felt anxious, depressed and even suicidal.
Looking back, it’s crazy to see how far I’ve come. For so much of my life I’ve dreaded the day that people would find out I was gay. Now, I couldn’t be more excited to tell you all the truth. Maybe you’ve suspected that truth about me all along, or maybe it comes as a complete shock to you. Either way, it’s important for me to be open and honest with you all. Y’all have supported me through a lot of my highs and lows and I hope you’ll stay by my side as I make this transformation into the genuine me – the me that I’ve always really been.
I am so thankful to ESPN for giving me this opportunity and to Alyssa Roenigk for telling my story to the world. I think about the pain I put myself through by closeting myself for so much of my life and it breaks my heart. If only I knew then what I know now: that the people who love you, who really care about you, will be by your side no matter what; and, that those who aren’t accepting of you are not the people you want or need in your life anyway.
Part of the reason that I had such a difficult time as a kid was that I didn’t know anyone in my position and didn’t have someone to look up to, who’s footsteps I could follow in. I hope to be that person for a younger generation, to model honesty and transparency and to show people that there’s nothing cooler than being yourself and embracing the things that make you unique. Head over to ESPN.com or click the link in my bio to read the full story and keep your eyes peeled for the November issue on newsstands soon! #outinsports#comingout#gay#beyourself#bornthisway
John Tuite and Carlos Santolalla are a gay couple and working models AS A COUPLE. They are known by JARLOS420 on Instagram and love their pot!
Both guys have backgrounds in modeling individually, but they’ve made it clear that Jarlos, their gestalt presence, is the unit that they’re presenting themselves as for Fusion. Fusion is a boutique-style agency that is quickly making a name for itself in the New York market as well as abroad.
The decision to work together rather than separately, say the pair, came from pressures within their old agencies to remain in the closet about their sexualities.
“It’s so fucked up. After coming out, I didn’t want to be weird about it again and act straight at castings,” Tuite recounted in an interview with The Cut. “I met with this one agency and they said, “We’d like to sign you, but you have to delete your Instagram account with your boyfriend and you guys can’t go out to parties together anymore.” What the fuck?
Read more of their story at OUT.
Abercrombie Fitch is firing all their Male Models!
The brand will no longer promote sexual marketing and they will make the stores BRIGHTER!
Whose brilliant idea was this?
The trademark hotties are going the way of the dinosaur, as the retailer announced the brand will discontinue the use of “sexualized marketing” at all of its locations by the end of July.
No longer will shirtless men greet you at the door of Abercrombie & Fitch. The retailer is scaling back the sexiness at all A&F and Hollister locations and decreasing its powerful trademark aroma.
Last week’s issue of People Magazine had the most
disgusting ad on the inside front cover that we have ever seen Kraft
produce. A full 2-page ad features a n*ked man lying on a picnic blanket
with only a small portion of the blanket barely covering his g*nitals.
It is easy to see what the ad is really selling. A person has to look
closely to see the item the company is marketing because the salad
dressing bottle is so small next to the male model, picnic basket and
other food items. There is also a small Kraft logo in the upper corners
with the words “Silverware Optional – Let’s Get Zesty.” The website
getmezesty.com is listed in the bottom corner.
Kraft has gone too far and will push away loyal, conservative
customers with this new ad campaign. Christians will not be able to buy
Kraft dressings or any of their products until they clean up their
advertising. The consumers they are attempting to attract – women and
mothers – are the very ones they are driving away. Who will want Kraft
products in their fridge or pantry if this vulgarity is what they
One Million Moms cannot get over the gall of this company. It is
unnecessary for Kraft to use s*x to sell salad dressing! (An asterisk is
used to ensure our emails get through to those who have signed up to
receive our alerts. Otherwise, referencing specific words would cause
our emails to be blocked by some Internet filters.)
Chris Kluwe ‘shows’ his
Kluwe has also said via his Twitter account that he’s ready and willing to debate any Minnesota politician on the same-sex marriage issue.
“Citizens united – corporations are not people,” he told CNN. “And if you look at our current election, we’re spending over a billion dollars to decide who our next President is going to be, and to me, that says that money has an overriding influence in our politics right now.”
Kluwe says he’s merely reaching out to speak for those he feels are not properly represented.
I met Ben Cohen about 1 year ago
dedicated to raising awareness of the long-term, damaging effects of
bullying, and funding those doing real-world work to stop it.
The first issue of the quarterly publication (photo) hits on Nov. 14
with a W Midtown Hotel launch party hosted by the cover boy – Cohen, who
else? – himself, according to a Wednesday announcement from Cohen and
his Atlanta-based foundation.
The magazine will carry the tagline “True
Champions Stand Up,” feature athletes’ personal stories, and focus on
the “best in sports, including character, fairness and inclusion.”
StandUp magazine benefits the Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation and its
effort to fight bullying and remove homophobia from sports. It will be
available nationwide with planned distribution by subscription and at
Barnes & Noble stores. Future issues are scheduled to come out in
February, May and August 2013.
Of course, Cohen has experience as a cover boy and using his sex
appeal to further his cause with gay fans in Atlanta across the world. Video of his sexy 2013 calendar shoot is a hit in itself. The magazine cover follows his StandUp underwear line, a hot 2012 calendar (view photos), just as scrummy and yummy 2011 calendar and soaking wet 2010 calendar.
Owen and Lewis Harrison – The Harrison Twins are from the UK. The boys have found their way into the scene of photography and have rapidly become well-sought after models.
Their future dream is to be known. Be known for looking good. Make a
living out of modeling and see themselves on the cover of magazines.
BeautifulMag being the first one of probably a long list of magazine
covers. Owen and Lewis came in contact with Hotsnapz photographer Simon Barnes and traveled to London for a first meeting and session.
See all of the amazing photos at BEAUTIFUL MAG!
and the Twins site – Cut and Shredded
I know all about FREEDOM OF SPEECH.
I know it’s the KKK’s right to spew hate.
I know Fred Phelps can say what he wants.
I get it.
And TI agrees.
In the newest issue of Vibe magazine, T.I. speaks his mind on the Tracy Morgan gay joke controversy,(he said he would KILL his son, if he was gay)
and suggests that it’s un-American for gay people to speak out against those who criticize them…
Man, I will say this, the funniest joke I
ever heard Tracy (Morgan) say during a stand-up was, ‘C’mon man, I
think gay people are too sensitive.
If you can take a dick, you can take
a joke.’ [Cracks up laughing.] That shit was funny to me. And it’s kind
of true.’ –
um, really? Killing your gay son is funny?What an Ass!
While T.I. makes clear that he supports
anyone’s sexual preference, he then connects, in his opinion, a current
oversensitivity among gay people with a consequential and ironic offense
of the First Amendment. “They’re like,‘If you have an opinion against
us, we’re gonna shut you down.’ … That’s not American. If you’re gay
you should have the right to be gay in peace, and if you’re against it
you should have the right to be against it in peace.’
I don’t understand black people – who think this way. Blacks should understand our movement for equality. They have been there.
I think if this is the case, then blacks should not mind if I use the N word. Or if I call them “colored people”. Maybe they are too sensitive. And Jews should not mind when I use the phrase JEW HIM DOWN.
He says if we can take a dick – we should take a joke. Does he like colored people jokes about watermelon and fried chicken? – How about jokes about black slaves? or concentration camps? I would hope, we have all evolved in our thinking. And know what is right and what is wrong. And understand the power behind spreading hateful thinking. Threatening to kill your son for being gay – is not funny. Joke or not.
I wonder if TI finds black joke sites funny? or in bad taste?
I really hate black rappers and their holier-than-thou attitudes.
HOT OFF THE PRESS!
Supermodel Todd Sanfield and Photographer Rick Day
sent these images over from the new issue of DNA .
This is Todd’s 3rd COVER! No other model has ever achieved this!
And yesterday Todds Underwear Line store went live – all of the styles are
not there yet – more pieces will be added in the coming weeks.
The official launch party will be in
New York City at Splash Bar on December 18th.
Todd Sanfield is delivering you the most sophisticated, cutting-edge design and the latest trends in his high-end underwear collection. Classy, elegant and most of all sensual can best describe the look and tone of the line. His commitment is to guarantee superior comfort in fit, and to set the standard of ultimate quality and durability. The line is made with the finest blend of cotton and each pair of underwear is personally designed and inspired by Todd’s unique sense of style and character,
which sets this collection above the rest.
Check out Todd Sanfield Underwear
THIS PHOTO SHOOT WAS SO HOT
We had to put the sexier images on a seperate page !
up and coming model/actor talks to us this week about growing up on
the ice and his interest in acting as well as his work with the Hep Team.
“Growing up I couldn’t play conventional sports to save my life! Baseball, soccer, basketball, football, you name it, I failed at it!” Huntley says. “But I was still athletic and overflowing with energy, so I fell into a not so common sport. I put on some ice skates and something clicked. I trained as a figure skater for about ten years. I got teased a lot, but stuck with it. Eventually it came to the point where I had to choose to skate full time as a profession or go off to college. My coaches begged me to stick with it, but I had spent SO MUCH TIME at the rink practicing, I never had a social life. So after high school, I decided to go to the University of Southern California where I pursued theater and film. I had been performing already for so many years, acting seemed like a natural segue.”
Huntley confides he always knew he was gay growing up…”I knew something was different, I just didn’t know exactly what it meant. Then when I understood what being gay was, I had been taught in catholic school that it was not an acceptable life. I didn’t know anyone who was openly gay until I got to college. There I met a lot of gay people and begun to realize it was an OK lifestyle. I could lead an openly gay life and be happy!”
A Recent graduate from USC’s School of Theatre & School of Cinematic Arts, Huntley says, “Acting is my main aspiration, but I’ve really starting to get into modeling recently and am getting very passionate about it. I think a lot of people come out here seeking fame and fortune. They wait tables by day, waiting for a big break without studying up or getting training. I love everything about the film and acting business so I wanted to know all about how it works. In school I got to learn a lot about all the roles behind the camera as well as be in front of the camera. I found that I really enjoy the craft of film making and the enormous collaborative effort that goes into it. I enjoy acting out different roles and becoming different characters. Sure, if fame and fortune come, that would be nice, but I’m not in it to be a movie star, I just hope to be successful and working. In the end I just want to work in the industry I am passionate about.”
So by day, rather than wait tables, Huntley got into learning the business of movie trailers. He is an office coordinator at a Los Angeles based company that creates the trailers and teasers we see in theatres. In his free time he auditions for various television, film, and print work. He recently landed a cover for COMPETE , the gay sports magazine and also a Neutrogena television commercial . He even helps out on OurSceneTV as a writer and host having done a segment about West Hollywood’s BIG RED BUS . “The next step is to get an agent or agency to represent me. I have been going on a lot of auditions I have found myself, but an agent is essential to take it to the next level. I am always looking to network with some great photographers and creative minds to expand my portfolio of work as well.”
Sounds like a busy life! When he’s not at the office, acting, modeling, or playing volleyball on the beautiful beaches of Southern California, he works part time for the Hep Team. Not just another Southern California pretty gay-boy-next-door, Huntley leads a busy life but still finds time to help worthy causes like the Hep Team.
“Hep Team works as an outreach program that goes all over the country to help make sure at-risk adults are protected against hepatitis A and hepatitis B.. They’re in NY as well and also in Chicago. I mainly handle the West Coast events, California -LA, San Diego, Long Beach, also Seattle and have done a bunch in Arizona as well.”
Hep Team has been around for 15 years. But in the last couple years we’re seeing a lot more of the orange-clad workers and volunteers. The initiative was created by pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline, and geared toward the MSM (Men who have Sex with Men) population. The goal is to vaccinate people against hepatitis A and B, and it is working. Hep Team is a partnership of GSK, Hep Team staff, state and local county health departments and supportive volunteers. In Arizona alone, over 1,700 individuals were vaccinated in 2009 thanks to the Hep Team Project. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention supports a nationwide initiative to make hepatitis A/B vaccine available to states to undertake vaccination programs for adults to help reduce the threat.
“I got into this role quite by accident,” revealed Huntley. “A friend of mine at USC was working for the marketing company and he needed some help one weekend, so I volunteered. My role with them just sort of kept growing and expanding and now I am their Event Manager out here. I go to events all over Southern California and help run booths, train new staff and help establish new markets. I love talking to people and I love sharing my new found knowledge on the topic of hepatitis prevention. There’s a fair amount of people who are aware of it. But it brings me joy to find that random stranger I can help educate about the disease and the importance of getting the vaccines.”
If you’re in or around Southern California this summer, keep an eye out for Huntley at:
Los Angeles Gay Pride – June 11-13
San Diego Gay Pride – July 17-18
Sunset Junction – August 21-22
Chicago’s Ronnie Kroell was the only gay contestant on the first year of Make Me A Super Model. He came in second place but the exposure has been HUGE for him and his career.
He has been in the news a lot lately with the buzz around his Playgirl photo shoot!
A couple months ago, Daniel Nardicio of Playgirl secured Ronnie for a photo shoot. The Levi Johnston shoot created quite a stir, but Ronnie will go FULL FRONTAL, all the way! The shoot happened this past week.
I spoke to Daniel last night. He called me from New York. “Ronnie Kroell is shot and DONE! He was shot by Lope Navo Wednesday at The Grace Hotel. And I have to say, it’s going to be groundbreaking for Playgirl. The shots are amazing, and Ronnie is yes, hard and full frontal. You will GAG!”
Ronnie revealed, “The theme of the shoot was to celebrate fashion and one’s ability to express themselves, but also throughout the shoot, being able to see beyond the clothing labels and beyond the labels that society puts on us to reveal something we all have – the human body, fragile, vulnerable and beautiful.”
And he added, “I am VERY happy to have worked with a truly talented creative team on this PLAYGIRL COVER SHOOT. Stay tuned for pictures to be released on or before MAY 15th and to get your own copy of the SUMMER 2010 issue of PLAYGIRL on JUNE 15th!!”
Daniel is very excited as well. He told me, “I’m convinced that the Ronnie Kroell shoot will bring Playgirl up to a whole new level.
The entire crew made for an exciting day for Playgirl, and a next step in our evolution as a magazine. I trust readers are going to love it. IT WAS GREAT! Honestly, it could not have gone better!”
is the latest casualty in Apple’s censorship war!
Launched in December, ADONIS MAG was an iphone app that featured exclusive images by world-famous photographers bringing their own vision of the male form and exploring beyond fashion, by venturing into the art of the body. It was a magazine, loaded to your phone. And it was non-pornographic!
Just 5 issues later, Apple has pulled the plug. Stating they felt that guys in speedos and underwear, was like porn!
Apple has decided to play judge and jury. They have now gotten into the highly subjective business of deciding how much skin on even a swimsuit photo is too much for its puritanical values, and is reportedly banning “sexual connotations” and “innuendo.”
- “No images of women in bikinis (Ice skating tights are not OK either)”
- “No images of men in bikinis! (I didn’t ask about Ice Skating tights for men)”
- “No skin (he seriously said this) (I asked if a Burqa was OK, and the Apple guy got angry)”
- “No silhouettes that indicate that Wobble can be used for wobbling boobs (yes – I am serious, we have to remove the silhouette in this pic)”
- “No sexual connotations or innuendo: boobs, babes, booty, sex – all banned”
- “Nothing that can be sexually arousing!! (I doubt many people could get aroused with the pic above but those puritanical guys at Apple must get off on pretty mundane things to find Wobble “overtly sexual!)”
- “No apps will be approved that in any way imply sexual content (not sure how Playboy is still in the store, but …)”
This past week, Apple plug the plug on ADONIS MAG.
This is ridiculous!
Apple already has parental controls in place. And we are not talking NUDITY here!
I for one, have written APPLE and told them this is crazy.
I went online to the Apple store and PLAYBOY IS STILL THERE!
Are they just targeting the gays????
New York-based photographer (and major hottie!) Mike Ruiz is best known for his high-impact, surreal brand of celebrity and fashion photography.
He has worked with everyone from Betty White,Ru Paul, Dolly Parton and Dennis Hopper to Lindsay Lohan, The Jonas Brothers and Zac Efron. He did some great shots this month of Lance Bass and Carmen Electra, both shown here.
Still on hold – Mike Ruiz developed a scripted television show based on a group of elitist gay men living in Los Angeles called‚ “The 10 10’s.”
It’s a story that is loosely based on the eccentricities of me and the posse of super hot guys I ran around with in the early 90’s. It was brilliantly written by the super-talented Benjamin Morgan. We’ve only begun pitching it and the response has been very positive. It’s early on in the process so all I can say about it is that it is freaking HILARIOUS in a dark and super-sexy way.
Ruiz’s entrepreneurial skills led him to co-found Miauhaus Studios, a Los Angeles photography complex featuring four full-service photo studios.
KEEP UP TO DATE WITH MIKE RUIZ ON FACEBOOK!
Now here’s an interesting concept; Images of hot men as an app. That’s it. Nothing more.
Nothing less. Just lots of hot eye candy at your finger tips. Not on paper. Not on the Internet.
Only in the palm of your hand!
Each issue of ADONIS will only feature exclusive images by world-famous
photographers bringing you their own vision of the male form and
exploring beyond fashion, by venturing into the art of the body.
The first issue of ADONIS is done by world renowned photographer
Fred Goudon from France (Dieux du Stade, Aqua, Virility, Bedtime Stories, …)
84 never before seen images included – $1.99 for issue # 1
The new issue of DISPLAY MAGAZINE is out and is sure to heat things up in this cold December month!
His credo: “The body is the instrument to discover the world, and for that I need a strong. Moreover, it is good for the beach, do not you? “What’s in the sexy Latino, is also reflected in his tattoo below the navel,” El niño “. “This means a child – but also stands for a hurricane in South America. And the word hurricane hits my personality pretty well “, says Nuno.
LAST WEEK, Queerty reported that Regent Media had “gutted” The Advocate, firing approximately 13 staffers, and that the publication going forward would cease to exist in its current form and be a 32-page insert folded into OUT magazine.
NO TRUE says the ADVOCATE! Editor-in-chief Jon Barrett posted a lengthy letter from general manager Stephen Macias on his Facebook page, responding to Queerty’s David Hauslaib regarding the post.
Here’s the letter, edited down, with all the important highlights…
I wanted to take a moment to speak to the inaccuracies of your story and to the strength of The Advocate brand.
Clearly, 2009 has been one of the most challenging economic periods for all businesses in the United States. Moving strong, lean businesses forward in 2010 requires that business models adapt. This company cares very much about the history of the most important LGBT national news brand and is making careful and thoughtful decisions to ensure its survival and to position it for growth. We are reorganizing departments to make that happen. That said, we are all very grateful for the work our departing staff members contributed–just as we are of those who continue to work with the company.
First, The Advocate staff has not been “gutted” as you write. We are, however, making strategic and sometimes difficult staff changes in order to support all iterations of The Advocate brand. The print expression (which will vary in size from month to month as it always has), will continue on its monthly schedule. Our website (which has quadrupled its traffic in the past 16 months) will be relaunched early next year with enhanced technology that will add dimension to the breaking news and features stories our editors and reporters are already delivering on a several-times-a-day basis. So what does that mean for The Advocate reader? We’ll still ask tough questions of the White House press secretary around issues like DADT, we’ll still deliver online live video coverage of key events like today’s passage of the Ryan White Care Act, and we’ll report critical news around topics like the Defense of Marriage Act–only now you’ll get more of it (in a more timely manner) than ever before.
The Advocate brand will also expand, as previously announced, to include a monthly hour-long television magazine that will be broadcast on our sister brands here! TV and Gay.com and of course on Advocate.com. We are currently in production, and on schedule, for the show’s February launch. Modeled after CBS’s tremendously esteemed 60 Minutes, this program will explore the critical issues of the day through the Advocate lens.
All Advocate subscribers will continue to receive their print editions of the magazine, and editor in chief Jon Barrett (who is still employed with the company despite an earlier Queerty report that he had been fired) has been promoted to Advocate editorial director–overseeing all expressions of extensions of the brand.
Here Media continues to evolve and integrate its many properties with care and respect in challenging times. In fact, The Advocate–throughout its four decades of service–is a great model when it comes to embracing change. It began in 1967 as a mimeographed newsletter, evolved into a broadsheet newspaper, transitioned into a tabloid, and then blossomed in its current glossy iteration. The Advocate will continue to grow–especially online and on air–while maintaining its high standards in print.
On Wednesday, thousands of Advocate readers went to Advocate.com to watch live video coverage of long-overdue passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act. No other news site in the world thought the moment was important enough to cover live, but The Advocate did–and the Advocate will continue to do so.
Who says the SWISS
have boring magazines???
Have you seen DISPLAY?
WOW! Very Hot!
In the new issue, we find a butt load of hot guys. On the cover is hottie Michael Radon by Thomas Synnamon. Inside,more hotties like Damiano Frascaroli ..again by photographer Thomas Synnamon. Great articles like gay travel, gay art, even a few gay beauty tips!
I love this magazine because it has great interviews as well. You can also view it online and have it translated with Google tool.
Best Gay News Magazine