Tag Archives: Gay

Justin and Nick on Instagram

Instagram, justinick_pghConfessions of a Boy Toy recently shared a blog post recently entitled,  Meet Justin & Nick: Instagram’s Sexiest Gay Couple.  For about six months I have been one of the more than 170,000 people who follow their joint account on Instagram and without fail each of their posts bring a smile to my face.

As you can probably tell from the photo above and a few more below, these guys are easier on the eyes than sun glasses on a bright summer day.  If you are not already, you too can follow this handsome Pittsburgh couple via Instagram at @justnick_pgh.

Instagram, justinick_pghInstagram, justinick_pgh

Map depicts STD rates by city in US

sexually transmitted diseases, CDCMany cities in the south east and the rust belt regions of the US seem to have a higher rate of STD infections according to data compiled by the CDC. Their report also found that there is a “troubling rise in syphilis infections among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM)”.

I thought I would share this news for two reasons: first, I’m a firm believer that if you are not having safe sex then you should get tested;  second I worry that with so many gay men now on Truvada there is more risky sexual behavior and while Truvada may reduce the risk of HIV infections it won’t protect against STDs.

Source: CDC’s annual report, Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance, 2013

Source: CDC’s annual report, Sexually
Transmitted Disease Surveillance, 2013

You can read more about this study here and for more information about free STD testing in the Boston area is available here.

Sinner’s Ball this weekend in Ogunquit

maverick men, mainestreet,Sinner’s Ball, hosted by my buddies, Cole and Hunter – A.K.A. The Maverick Men, hits Ogunquit, Maine this weekend. Check out all the fun and head up to Ogunquit for the weekend if you haven’t any plans. Details Here.

Friday, July 31st – GEARED with DJ’s Ranny and Aga
Saturday, August 1st – SINNER’S BALL with Ron Hamelin & Ken
Sunday, August 2nd – REPENT TEA with DJ Aga

Monday man candy

hunk, handsome, pecs, muscle, abs, gorgeousToday is my first day back in the office after spending a wonderfully long weekend with friends  in Provincetown.  Point is I’m not feeling all that inspired so I thought I’d go with a man candy post to buy me some time.

I hope you are having an easier time adjusting back to the work week than I am.

Do I sound gay now playing at the Kendall Square cinema: David Thorpe in Boston for tonight’s shows

David ThorpeEarlier this spring I wrote the post, Gay themed summer movies, which talked about the documentary Do I sound gay? Today David Thorpe’s documentary opened in 14 new cities including Boston, Chicago, Portand, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle & Washington, DC; previously you could only see this film in Atlanta, Los Angeles, NYC and Philadelphia.

Meet writer/director David Thorpe in person today & tomorrow, July 24 & 25 for Q&As after the 7:05pm shows and to introduce the 9:45pm shows! Tickets here.

The documentary confronts Thorpe’s anxiety over sounding “gay” by talking to LGBT icons like Dan Savage and George Takei, and exploring the cultural history of the gay voice in film and television. You can get your tickets to see Do I sound gay? by linking to the Kendall Square cinema website, here.

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Wet Hot American Summer

Dont Ask Dont Tell Queer Night in BostonThis Saturday is the monthly LGBT party in Allston at Great Scott.  This month resident DJ Colby Drasher will be joined by guest DJ MS Lotus. Come down and check out the drag show and enjoy the music.

Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Wet Hot American Summer details

Why I’ve stopped reading Gawker

Conde NastI have no issue with outing public figures who speak out against gay rights or vote for legislation that is harmful to the gay community; read Buh bye Aaron Schock.

But I do take issue with bloggers and websites that indiscriminately “out” people for a news story like Gawker’s recent decision to use an angry sex worker who was extorting an executive at Condé Nast.  If you are unaware of what I am referring to, Huffington Post has an article about the incident worth reading, Gawker’s Outing of Condé Nast’s CFO is Gay- Shaming, Not Journalism.  

Reading Gabriel Arana’s article made me angry.  In my opinion, Gawker’s decision to publish this story makes them an accessory to extortion.