Have a great weekend

happy labor day wkd.This marks the final weekend of the 2014 summer season in the United States and while millions of Americans flock to the coast for one last long weekend, Sergio and I will be here in Boston.  However you are spending the weekend – and wherever you might be – make the most of it.

Thomas Knight’s RED HOT 2015 calendar

Ginger Men, handsome, hunkGinger fans hold on to your hats and check out the RED HOT 2015 anti-bullying calendar video now on YouTube.  The RED HOT website also sells a revealing coffee table book among other items here.

 

Furry Friday

handsome guy, leatherThis week’s Furry Friday comes with a hint of leather.

Past Furry Friday Posts

BosGuy brain teaser

brain teaser, rodinEach Friday morning I post a riddle to get you to think outside the box and exercise your brain.

If you are stumped, feel free to get help or share it with a friend or colleague to see if you can figure it out together.

I’ll confirm answers later in the day so don’t worry if you don’t see your comment posted right away. I want to give everyone a chance.

This week’s riddle was shared by my brother-in-law.  It stumped me but maybe you will be able to figure out the answer to this week’s riddle.

How do you talk for a minute straight without using the letter “A”?

Like riddles? Check out past week’s brain teasers.

Ms Coco Peru in Ogunquit this weekend

Drag performersI love Ms. Coco Peru.  She is witty, crass and a guaranteed hoot. No plans? Check out her show. She is performing all weekend at Maine Street in Ogunquit, Maine this weekend.

The ESPN / Michael Sam shower controversy

gay football playerI’m not much of a football fan so I’m a few days behind on the ESPN Michael Sam controversy.  If you are wondering what I’m talking about, I’m referring to ESPN journalist, Josina Anderson, who reported responses on Sports Center, after she inquired how Michael Sam’s teammates are reacting to having a gay player in their locker room and even more disconcerting – the shower!

This so called ‘controversy’ is reminiscent the dumb comments made by those who were opposed to letting female journalists in team locker rooms after games. Everyone quickly figured out this wasn’t a big deal, and I’m hopeful we’ve now come to the same conclusion about gay athletes in the locker room.

Chris LongHaving athletes like Michael Sam come out at the start of their career rather than after they’ve retired is a significant milestone for the LGBT community. Without a doubt there will be future controversies regarding gay athletes but one expects inane comments from athletes, coaches, owners, etc… who may be uncomfortable with the idea of having a gay teammate – not ESPN or the media.

Blogger, Viv Bernstein, writes a bit more about this controversy and the recent history of the media’s obsession with gay men showering in locker rooms in her post, Michael Sam, The Media and That Shower Question.

Sign language

No PeeingThis appeared in the Boston Globe the other day.  Apparently this Czech Republic sign ‘encourages’ people not to urinate in public.