Gay Greek Weddings and Shocked Donkeys

A couple of years ago the mayor of Tilos, a small Greek island in the southern Aegean, married two gay couples. And found himself at the centre of a great hullabaloo. You see, although Greece is still part of the European Union and although everyone knows that homosexuality was (many years ago) an acceptable part of Greek culture, and even though it’s widely accepted that most Greek men are at least bisexual, it is still illegal to be married to someone of the same sex in Greece, the cradle of civilisation.

Actually it’s not illegal, but it is not legal either – the law is vague and there is a loophole, which is how come the Tilos mayor married the couples. And also how come he was then arrested. The church was up in arms, and the fall out was on the scale of a Greek tragedy. The current government, the left wing PASIOK administration had been trying to get civil partnerships through on the policy agenda when they were the opposition. But since taking power they’ve still not done anything about it. They’ve got too much to worry about with the country’s economy no doubt. And while all that’s going on, there are couples who would love to marry in the country but can’t.

So what’s to be done? Well, two writers have come up with the answer and it takes the form of a film.

‘Shocking the Donkeys’ by writers Jack Rousseau and James Collins is a screenplay and has been picked up by an independent British Film company, who are hoping to film it in 2011. To be a little more precise, it’s a comedy of manners, with a cast of stunning Greek guys and old ladies. The plot centres around a traditional Greek yaya (grandmother) whose only grandson lives in America. She is delighted to learn that he is returning to his home island of Kalados to get married and sets about putting everything in place; the wedding dress, the church arrangements, the reception, the banns, the paperwork, and she gets the whole village behind her. As the boat pulls in, bearing her grandson and his intended, she brings the villagers down to meet them… and discovers that the ‘bride to be’ is actually another man.

That’s where the comedy really kicks in as the main character, the yaya, does everything she can to a) get the boyfriend off the island and b) turn her gay grandson straight. But does she succeed? Well, I’m not going to spoil the plot for you, but you can rest assured there are going to be tears and laughter along the way.

I checked out the official blog for this movie project which I found at symidream.com/movie and learned quite a lot. Not only is the blog kept up to date with what’s happening with the project, but there are interesting tips for screenplay writers there too. You get a good insight into the process of writing and it’s not as straightforward as you might think. On this project the writers spent seven months planning and building the structure of the plot. Writing movies is all about structure you see, there are many levels to a script, things that went on before the story, and what’s going on underneath what’s being said and shown is just as important as what the audience sees. More important some would say.

After seven months of writing, after kicking up a storm in the Greek press (Collins has given several published interviews and been on radio programmes to be asked to explain what this film is all about), the writers now have a completed script which the production company has for consideration.

But will a comedy about a gay wedding in Greece change the law? Probably not on its own, but if it goes a little way to raising awareness, and gives us some laughs, and shows us some sexy Greek guys along the way, then we’ll be more than happy.

Most Popular Gay Blog Posts of 2010

We have went through our most popular gay blog posts of 2010 and they range from fun shirtless type topics to topics that really broke our heart. This was a year that really had its ups and downs but mostly downs when it came to the GLBT community. We can try and stay positive all we want but it was so heartbreaking to see teen suicides and legislation such as DADT not being ended. Gay Marriage still has not taken off here in the United States but there is light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to some of the polling with how America feels when it comes to gays. They hate us less and less at least we can hope.

The A-List NYC took off on the LOGO channel because I guess they could not bring us another Queer As Folk for some reason. Viacom we love but they really need to look into a scripted show that brings us together more as a community such as QAF. We would have Sunday and Wednesday night gatherings to watch QAF and it’s too bad the network did not show us something more.

A-List Austin Armacost Shirtless

A Message to Gay Teens

Justin Bieber was also the most talked about thing in music besides Nicki Minaj and her Pink hairdos. What happened to Jesse McCartney though?

Favorite movie of the year was Burlesque with Chrstina and Cher. I never knew what air space was until I watched the movie. So it was a learning experience besides Cher made me cry with her ‘Last of Me’ moment in the movie and Christina got to seduce one of the hottest guys on the planet Cam Gigandet.

We could not have a LGBT blog without mentioning Cynthia Nixon from Sex in The City… another hot movie of 2010.

In a trend that started last year it has also continued this year as we are reminded of the hottest gay happy show on TV. Gay does mean happy right? Glee would be this show which has turned into a bigger tear jerker than ever especially with their episode on Gay Bullying and the hot new boy on there we just adore.

And put down your iPhones and iPads we know you are on GRINDR.

Night Starts out A-List, Ends With Psychotic Behavior

Once you think you know someone you never do until you spend more time with them than the presentation they give out a bar, office, or social outing for the few minutes you may see them,. You may base your trust on someone you know for years but have you spent an entire weekend with them or even a few months living together as roomates. With some people their true colors do not come out until you have spent hour after hours together to really tell how their seasons and personalities change and how dangerous that person could be.

I knew this boy from the club for years and always thought he was one of the hottest guys out and probably was. His eyes blue and breathtaking and his smile, skin, and energy were always something that could pull a spell on anyone. Much less the fact that he is tall and gorgeous. seeing him out everyone must think I would like to get with him someday.

Unfortunately, that day came.. It was a miserable weekend of non-stop hell and yes now I know the meaning of what hell is and what the devil sounds like. The first night out at the club he started going off on my friend after a couple of drinks and telling him he had a receeding hairline among other rude things to him that were just uncalled for and plain mean. My friend was so drunk he did not respond the way most would have wo may have punched him in the face or walked away and gotten away from the crazy at hand.

The second episode was when we were standing by the back bar of the club and near the bathroom. This guy I know drags me in the bathroom to talk to me about something and this kid I brought out gets into a spat with him on the way into the bathroom to where he comes in the bathroom telling us to get out all loudly. Ok, so can a person not talk quietly in a bathroom for once?

Next day he was normal laying on the couch cuddling watching TV and being normal. We went to eat Mexican food and did not even have a drink just drank Tea. Went home relaxed and then later got ready to go out to the club again. This time he meet some guy that produced music or something and he kept hitting on him or talking to him for over an hour holding us in a spot forever. When we finally got away from all the useless talk (this guy was obviously hitting on him and kept grabbing at him but using business talk to excite him) we were able to go dance for a bit. Then we decided to hit up another club with more of a circuit beat. We headed here where the cover was $20 each. Yes I paid it all. Thought he would get in a better mood but after all his intakes of alcohol and whatever else he must have done with people while he was in the bathroom so long his mood went totally extreme and bipolar could not even describe it. He went up to the bar ordered a drink and expected me to pay. I said I thought you had some money.. He said no quit embarassing me and pay now and to never embarrass him again. I said OK and paid just to stop the scene.

He then tried to lay me down for embarrassing him by not paying for a drink readily after I already paid his cover to two bars, bought dinner, among other things. Maybe he didn’t really need that drink after all because we know after what happens next he certainly could not handle it. Next he goes out to the car with the police in the parking lot causing a scene saying that he wants to go home now. I was not about to leave with all the police in the parking lot and wanted to dance off my buzz. I am all about dancing before trying to drink. So I left him in the car shortly after he threatened me and said I did not know who he was and that his people would come after me, he then threatened to hit me and that is when I ran inside the club. Of course, you can’t call the police or anything when you both been drinking you will both goto jail for public detox or something. Plus I felt sorry for him and still do so its really hard to say no to him or even send him his way all alone with no one really to help him. He was too much for me to help though way too much above my pay grade in terms of mental patients. I have dealt with many people who desperately need anti-depressants and many people who desperately do not need any meds. I have dealt with a woman who tried to kill herself and then she ended up doing it in her garage another day even though we stopped her the first time. I have woken up with people trying to overdose on ambiens. But his force and threat level that he goes to in a 180 degree shift is really scary. How he can be so normal, smart, and nice, and beautiful one minute then give him an hour and its like the Devil came out.

So I still was not able to get him out of my car and he stayed with me another night which went ok during the day we watched TV all day and relaxed. Ate pizza and once again he seemed so normal. Then 10’0clock rolls around and we get ready for the club have a cocktail and things still normal. Then make it out to the club he starts wanting a drink every few min and going in the bathroom again. By the time we all walk out to the car he is fighting with my friend out in the parking lot and this even brings about a huge dent in my car that my cost thousands to repair which he cars nothing about. Tried to call him a cab to his house but he would not answer us about where to have the cab go. He said his phone was in my car and it was not. He must have lost it in the club. He said he would call the police because his phone was in my car. So I then took him to my friends house and his neighbor called him a cab.. the same thing I was hoping to do. This is after he started moving towards me in a violent matter threatening me again with loud devil sounds and fists. I ran out of my car scared of him at this point but then he finally got out but he was chasing after my friend going off on him. I ran to the car started it and went around the block to have my friend meet me to give him his stuff so I could get away from him. I was about to lose it. I had never seen anything like it.

I guess it just comes down to the fact that if you sense someone is off their rocker or could become a bipolar tragedy stay far away. This is hard to say because I know many of these types in the gay community. Especially see this a lot in the Dallas clubs and parties. I hope it is not a gay gene or something. It is really scary how many act this way but this kid was the worst I have ever seen and it scares me. Its almost like they imagine things or have dementia but yet finally get their sense back and remember it all when they are sober.

It is hard to really know if someone is completely like this though until you do spend some time with them and when you do it might be too late. It was too late on my date because I could not get him off my hands and I tried and tried to call him a cab or take him where he needed to go. I cannot afford to have that kind of liability around me and neither can a nightclub or any business.

I would like to know how to handle people like this the next time because it seemed everything failed that I tried to do. One minute this guy seems so A-list and fabulous and then the next minute hes like Austin on NYC A-List who seems kind of loose cannon but this kid is much worse. If there is help for these people let me know. I am not sure its the drinking, or his prescription pills it may be other issues.

Jim Carrey Rodrigo Santoro NYC Premiere of ‘I Love You Phillip Morris’

The red carpet has been busy this week with all these movie premieres. Exclusive photos (Thanks Clint Spaulding/Patrick McMullan Company) from the NYC premiere of I Love You Phillip Morris, which took place at the SVA Theater on Monday night. The photos feature stars Jim Carrey and Rodrigo Santoro, directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, and the real life Phillip Morris, played by Ewan McGregor in the film. Rodrigo Santoro was voted one of People Magazine’s Sexiest people in the World and is one of those Brazilian heartthrobs you cannot miss while Jim Carrey never seems to let us down in a movie. I Love You Phillip Morris opens in select cities on December 3rd.

Matthew Morrison Shirtless Details Cover

Who would have thought that Matthew Morrison had such hot abs. We have a stunning washboard ab shirtless pic of the Glee hunk Matthew Morrison as he appears on the December/January cover of DETAILS magazine. The FOX TV star recently did a photo shoot with Norman Jean Roy that took place September 25 in Malibu, California.

The original plan was to shoot a humorous cover with the Glee star but were scrapped once the creative team at Details discovered what Morrison looked like shirtless. It’s easy to see why the talented Mr. Schuester has provided grown-ups a reason to watch the hit Fox show! But when school lets out, Morrison has even greater adult-contemporary ambitions – like becoming the next Michael Bublé. And while rumors swirl about some of his co-stars turning into divas in the light of their new found fame, it’s nice to hear that Morrison, according to writer Claire Hoffman, is remarkably well-adjusted and “has resisted becoming an a**hole as a result of his success.”

The Details article quotes Matthew Morrison-

“I definitely hooked up with a lot of girls when I was a young guy on Broadway. It was exciting. Very joyous and free.” But Morrison didn’t shed his inhibitions entirely. He joined a Bible-study group in college, and he didn’t lose his virginity until he was 21. Being perceived as a sex object confused him (and still does). “I’m not comfortable with the idea of my sex appeal, but I know in my job I have to use it. I wish I could say I got to this point in my career based on my talent, but I don’t think that’s true.”

Regarding Mr. Shuester’s co-stars: “I am a teacher to them,” Morrison says of the younger castmates he refers to as “the kids.” “I’ve taken a few under my wing. I don’t want to say they idolize me, but…” he trails off, realizing how this might sound. He’s careful about what he says and wishes some of his colleagues were a little less publicity-driven. “Yeah, I find myself learning a lot from the set. I do look at stuff people on the show are doing, and I don’t judge them, but I question it. I say to myself, ‘Keep quiet.’ Fame … it’s like a handgun – in the wrong hands, it’s dangerous.”

On dating Matthew Morrison commented:
“I’m not a good friend right now. I’m not a good boyfriend. It’s not that I’m selfish. I’m just focused.”
On paddle boarding for exercise: “I got my own board. It’s a great core workout.”
On getting in tip-top shape for this photo shoot: Morrison ate well and in the final few days used a trick Sue Sylvester pushed on her cheerleading squad: a sweet potato-only diet.

“Matt’s the star of the show. The show rests on his shoulders—everything revolves around him.” – Glee creator Ryan Murphy

“You get the sense he knows he can write his own ticket. If I were going to come back as someone, I’d come back as Matt Morrison.” – Glee co-star Jane Lynch (the lady with the Adidas warm-up, aka Sue). Sue is one of my favorites on the show even though she plays the Villan and Mr. Shuester plays the better person. Sue brings an excitement to the show of the competition we all once felt in highschool. I would have never made it out of school if I were to have a teacher like Matthew Morrison and his toned, shirtless body appearing in front of me at a Glee carwash or any afterschool event.

Cher, Christina Aguilera Burlesque premiere photos

Burlesque had its world premiere in Hollywood at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre last night and you know we are excited for this movie to finally come out! We have some photos from the evening which include stars Cher, Christina Aguilera, Cam Gigandet, Stanley Tucci, Eric Dane, Julianne Hough, Peter Gallagher and director Steven Antin. Is this the guy from the OC (Ryan’s Dad) pictured with Cher that had the big eyebrows. Oh how I miss the OC on Fox.

Burlesque (Movie poster here) opens in theaters nationwide on November 24th and all the gays will be there. The soundtrack for the film will be released on November 22nd.

Kylie Minogue to Perform at Macy’s Thanksgiving Turkey Parade

We have all heard about Kanye West who is supposed to perform at the big hee haw at Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade and heard about it in just about every George Bush interview. Will Kanye be there or will he be too busy grabbing Kylie’s mic from her? Oh no one will be grabbing Kylie Minogue’s Turkey or they will get a hard nibble back. International superstar Kylie Minogue has joined the talent line-up of the 84th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and is poised to create a commotion with this special Thanksgiving Day performance when America’s favorite holiday tradition steps off at 9:00 AM on Thursday, November 25th, ready to entertain more than 3.5 million spectators lining the streets of Manhattan and more than 50 million viewers nationwide. The 84th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (in all time zones) on NBC-TV.

Previously announced stars joining the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade this year include India Arie, Big Time Rush, Betty Buckley, Ann Hampton Callaway, the casts of Broadway’s American Idiot, Elf, Memphis, Million Dollar Quartet, the Big Apple Circus, the cast and Muppets of Sesame Street, Miranda Cosgrove, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Gloriana, Michael Grimm, Arlo Guthrie, Keri Hilson, Eric Hutchinson, Juanes, Victoria Justice, Gladys Knight, Mannheim Steamroller, Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih, Power Rangers Samurai, Joan and Melissa Rivers, Crystal Shawanda, Jessica Simpson, and Kanye West.

So you do not have to hide yo’ kids, yo’ wife for this one until Kanye takes the stage and I am sure he will be on his best behavior there. We can’t wait to see Kylie.

With Madonna and the new teen clothing line she worked with her daughter we just wonder where Madonna the Material Girl will be for the parade. Hopefully she is done with promoting that and can move on to her next album!

Online STD Testing

In today’s world, sex outside of marriage is generally accepted for the straights and well us gays and lesbians can’t even get married in most cases and sometimes get into open relationships. Therefore, a person may have several sexual partners in their life especially before they find the right match. Unfortunately, some people have an STD, or sexually transmitted disease, and either may not know or may not tell their partner. This can lead to several complications, including severe infections, if gone untreated. However, it is embarrassing for most people to go to the doctor and admit they have been careless. Fortunately, there are online STD tests available for these individuals.

It is important to be tested and treated for an STD as soon as you suspect you may have one. Most are treatable and do not do much harm if caught within a short time of contracting it, but others do significant damage or are irreversible. The more harmful STDs include HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus, which is not curable and becomes AIDS later in life. Others, such as Hepatitis B and C, can be fatal, but may be curable or controllable. Less destructive STDs include Chlamydia, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Herpes. Excluding Herpes, these STDs are curable, and if caught in time do not cause much damage. Herpes is treatable, but is not curable at this time.

One of the most popular online resources is Just Get Tested, which offers comprehensive and confidential testing. After you register with the site, you can pay a fee for a test, and they will direct you to a laboratory to have your blood drawn or a urine specimen taken. The laboratory sends the samples back to the company for analysis, and they will tell you if you have an STD or not.

Another online resource similar to Just Get Tested is provided by Sterling Wellness Solutions, which is based in Louisiana. They also provide STD testing, by allowing you to pay online and visit a local laboratory to have specimens collected. Depending on your insurance’s policies, your testing may be covered by your insurance, costing you little or nothing. This site also offers a “Health Appraisal” questionnaire for members.

While on the subject of health questionnaires, if you would like to know what tests you should have done for your general well-being, it is well worth your time to check out STDWizard. This online service gives you a short survey about your habits and sexual history, and recommends testing based on your answers. The recommendations are provided by the CDC, also known as the Center for Disease Control.

Another reputable STD testing website is LabSafe.com. This website provides the same services as the afore mentioned services, and holds a strict privacy policy for all users. You pay for your testing, visit a laboratory, and receive your results from the company in a few days. The only downfall of this service is the slightly higher price than the other services.

STDs are a serious matter that must be dealt with as soon as you receive confirmation that you have one. You should visit your doctor with the information from the laboratory for proper treatment. Without proper care, an STD can cause more problems, including severe infections, infertility, sores, disruption of the nervous system, and death. If a pregnant woman has an STD, it can cause birth defects or she may even pass it onto the child. These services are on the internet to help you receive early confirmation and treatment, and to help protect yourself and your sexual partners. There are hundreds of services, but these are some of the most reputable services out there.

Think you may need to get tested now? Above is a coupon and a promotional code for $25 Off 8 Test STD Panel. Prefer to call and talk to someone about what all the STD test includes then you can with this toll free number: 877-350-0646.

How to find a Gay Sugar Daddy

“When tearing off a round of golf, a may make a play for the caddie. But if I do, I don’t follow through, ‘cos my heart belongs to Daddy.’ (Apologies to Cole if I’ve remembered the lyrics incorrectly.)

So, how do you find a sugar daddy? How does a younger guy meet up with an older one and get himself enfolded into the arms of someone who is rich and willing to share that wealth? I’ll tell you one thing: if I knew I wouldn’t be here!

Only joking. But it’s an interesting question. In fact someone should write a book about it. But to do that you will need to know the answer. Well, here are a few things I found that may well help you a) find your own sugardaddy or b) make some money out of writing a ‘How To’ book about it all.

A simple web search brought a few interesting starting points. First of all came gayarrangement.com which seems to be the answer to all our prayers. Here is a site where you are actually encouraged to cut to the chase and hook up; that’s older, successful guys (and girls actually) who are looking for younger men and vice versa. Perfect. How does it work? Actually it works like any other dating and hook up site. You can sign up for free and get to access some basic functions and features: Set up a profile, add pictures, basic search, send and receive winks, receive unlimited emails – but you can only send one per day so don’t be greedy! And there are a few other functions too. With a full membership you get much more, but I couldn’t for the life of me find out how much that cost. You have to sign up for the free registration first and then upgrade. There’s a simple search engine to fill out so you can see before you buy what your chances of finding Mr. Right-to-the-bank are.

So that’s one site that is dedicated to fitting up younger guys and girls with richer older ones.

The second one I found was sugardaddyforme.com. This is a mixed site in that it is for gay and straight folk alike. I found it a bit frustrating as you couldn’t do anything until you had registered, not even a basic search. But once again it’s free to register and then you can go for a silver package or a gold one and both have two levels; one where only other members can contact you and one where anyone can. The top price here is $39.90 a month, and the bottom price is $19.95 a month, so even a sugar baby is going to have to have some pennies in his/her pocket to get really involved.

And then came some others (thanks to a Questions and Answers site) with the likes of: eekingarrangement.com/gaysugardaddy which again is mainly aimed at guys seeking guys and girls seeking girls, so much more up our street. Here I was able to run a basic search, see photos and basic details and then go and register, for free with the usual upgrades available. Check out sugardaddies.com to find a link to a gay specific hook up site, Date Gay Millionaire, and you’ll be up and running very quickly, once you’ve logged in.

So, these days it seems you can simply search the net, fill out a form, part with a little cash… sorry investment, and then hook up with older or younger guys, rich or poor and start preparing yourself for all the fun and frolics that come with being a sugardaddy or a sugar baby.

Alternatively you could wheedle your way into a Casino, hang around the tables, look gorgeous, be prepared to do anything bordering on actually becoming an escort or rent boy, and find an older, richer male that way. I suspect it’s much easier for older guys to find younger ones, simply flash the cash in any bar or club. But watch out; doing it that way is unlikely to lead you to genuine guys – much safer is to use one of the established sites mentioned above, follow their guidelines and meet genuinely interested parties.

Rihanna Only Girl In The World Cover Art

Rihanna’s “Only Girl (In The World)” music video was just released and it is the first single off her upcoming album LOUD, which will be released November 16. Above is the cover art for her “Only Girl (In The World)” single. I like this one better than the LOUD cover itself. This video has a stripper beat to it makes you want to gyrate your body around but Rihanna always has a way of doing that to us.

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