Friday, December 12, 2008

Ex-Cop Arrested for Gay Serial Killings

An ex-policeman has been arrested in connection to the murders of 13 gay men in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Jairo Francisco Franco was apprehended after a witness identified him as the killer of a gay man in August.

Franco is suspected of all of 13 killings between February 2007 and August 2008 at Paturis Park, one of the city's popular gay beats.

Police inspector Paulo Fortunato says the police "have a credible witness who says he saw Franco pump 12 bullets into a black gay man inside the park."

A second witness said Franco visited the park frequently, "apparently cruising for gay men and victims," Fortunato said.

Police have dubbed the killer of the 13 men as the "rainbow maniac," a reference to the gay-pride symbol.

"We are convinced he is the rainbow maniac we have been looking for," Fortunato said.

Conservative Urban Outfitters Pulls Gay Marriage T-Shirts

It's been a poorly kept secret for years that the guy getting rich off Urban Outfitters' vast array of Bambi lamps and $150 Goodwill dresses is a super-conservative millionaire who does things like make five-figure donations to Rick Santorum.

Over the years the hip-kitsch retail empire has come under criticism for everything from manufacturing its fancy frumpwear in third world sweatshops to biting motifs from indie designers. But one thing's for sure: UO has never let any right-wing loyalties interfere with its ability to make a buck (or 40) on a t-shirt bearing a political, controversial, or stupid slogan (cue flashback to "I Did Justin 3 Times!").

So when the chain suddenly yanked "I Support Gay Marriage" t-shirts from its California stores last week, speculation began accumulating that the corporation's politics may be finally showing up on the sales floor.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Department of 'Why Didn't I Think of That!'

If you're a size queen, part of the fun is in the numbers. Sure, you've taken a really large dick, but how big was it? Perhaps you could ask "How big is that thing anyways?" but people lie. You could whip out a tape measure, but some guys might not think so highly of your size-centric ways. Now comes a product that meets your needs. The Condometric lets you play safe and know your partner's shoe size. Available in 4 colors and in both centimeters and inches (so you don't have to do the math in your head before you faint dead away).

Titanmen Toys are going to Heat up your Winter

The "Vibrating" line made just for men, has 4 different designs and 8 different sizes with a Masters size ( a little bigger) and a Trainers size ( made for begginers or guys who like slilghtly smaller). The thing that is great about these toys is the texture, smooth on top and little rougher on bottom, not too firm and not too soft, just perfect. And the vibration will send you to the moon, now you only have to decide what shape you want or try them all.

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Titan has another winner on its hand with this new line of vibrators, cant wait to see what they have next

How-To Guide for Gay Porn

Award-winning gay adult film director Mike Donner has released a new how-to guide for breaking into the gay adult video industry. Mike Donner's How to be a Gay Porn Star is filled with insights and advice from some of gay video's biggest stars, including award-winning performers Rod Barry, Dean Phoenix and Justin Wells.

Each chapter details a specific step in the process and includes tips, practical ideas from industry insiders and on-set stories from Donner. Chapters include:
Applications and Interviews: what any new applicant should expect.
Douche You Lube Me, Baby?: a practical discussion about lubes and cleansers.
Keeping Up Appearances: how to overcome performance anxiety.
Dealing with Directors, Producers, Photographers and Agents.

Mike Donner has done a bunch of movies that I have loved and look forward to getting the book, even if I don't expect to audition. My choice of his movies: Crossing The Line (All Worlds), Try Again (All worlds), Unspoken (All Worlds), In The Jeans (Studio 2000), & The Porne Ultimatum (Dirty Bird).

Colt Stud the new Cover Boy for Damron

Ricky Parks the hunky stud from Colt's "Inside Out" and "Minute Man Hangin' Out" is Damron Worldwide GLBT 2009 Guide Cover Stud.

"The classic gay men's travel guide since 1964. Over 12,000 listings of gay-friendly businesses in the US, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, and most European capitals. Quick facts on everything the gay traveler on the go needs, including accommodations, bars, bookstores, gyms, restaurants, men's clubs and more. Also a yearly calendar of film fests, circuit parties, leather and bear events, conferences, etc. "

Damron Mens Travel Guide (Damron Men's Travel Guide)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Nanny to U.S. Senate?

She was working in a bridal shop in Flushing, Queens, Til her boyfriend kicked her out in one of those crushing scenes. What was she to do, where was she to go? D.C. perhaps?

Fran Drescher, star of sitcom The Nanny, wants Hillary Clinton's New York Senate seat.
"Fran Drescher, actress, women's health advocate and public diplomacy envoy for the US State Department, announced that she is throwing her hat into the ring of contenders for the senate seat being vacated by Secretary of State-designate Hillary Rodham Clinton," Drescher spokesman Jordan Brown said.

Perhaps a reason to watch C-SPAN with the sound on?

Battlestar Galactica Gettin' More Gays

Last time BSG had a gay character, she was played by Michelle Forbes and was a semi-crazy admiral involved with a toaster. The news that the new version of that venerable 70's show (which could be one of the best shows on U.S TV) will feature a new gay character is exciting for us gay-geeks. The best news would be if Apollo came out, played by the luscious Jamie Bamber, but that doesn't appear to be in the cards. Instead, it appears that Felix Gaeta, played by Alessandro Juliani, is revealed to have a lavender side in "The Face of the Enemy," a 10-part webisode series on Of course, he's not the only one, but he's the only major recurring character to come out. I seem to remember Felix hooking up with a woman in a prior season, so maybe he swings both ways. Anyways, thank the Lords of Cobol for out gay characters on TV.

A Day Without Gays

It's hard for me to believe a whole day without gays (hope they don't mean sex) but today December 10 is Day Without A Gay - a protest against the passage of laws banning same-sex marriage in the US.

Day Without a Gay, modeled after the 2006 immigrant’s rights protest that swept from California to Texas, is intended to show how important gay people are to the US economy.

"A day without gays would be tragic because it would be a day without love," reads the movement's website.

"On December 10, 2008, the gay community will take a historic stance against hatred by donating love to a variety of different causes.

"On December 10, you are encouraged not to call in sick to work. You are encouraged to call in 'gay' - and donate your time to service!"

The website includes suggestions for people who fear skipping the day at work, such as writing to politicians or discussing the issue with friends.

The protest is appropriately taking place International Human Rights Day.

The group Join The Impact claims that gays and lesbians contribute $700 billion a year to the US economy - the same amount as the recent US government bailout

Gay Porn Murderer's Life Sentence, All Over Brett Corrigan

Gay porn producer Joseph Kerekes, who originally insisted he was innocent, has pleaded guilty to the stabbing and arson murder of business rival Bryan Kocis.

Investigators believed Kerekes and an accomplice worried that Kocis' rival gay production company would prevent them from signing a porn star named Brent Corrigan, so they confronted him.

That confrontation ended in what the police investigators working on the case described as one of the most gruesome crime scenes they'd ever seen.

Kerekes was immediately sentenced to prison for life with no chance of parole after his guilty plea.

The plea was to a second-degree murder charge, admitting he was an accomplice in Kocis' brutal January 2007 murder.

Kocis' throat was slashed and his house burned down. Kocis was stabbed more than 20 times and was nearly decapitated.

Investigators believe Kerekes and his partner, Harlow Cuadra, traveled to Kocis' Pennsylvania home to kill him because he was a rival in the gay porn business.

At his court appearance, Kerekes said Cuadra "had murdered Bryan Kocis and had set his home ablaze." Kerekes then apologised to Kocis' mother, sister and father.

Michael Kocis said, "We will never forgive nor will we forget what Mr Kerekes has done to this family."

Kerekes has refused to testify against Cuadra. "I absolutely will not testify for the state case against Harlow," Kerekes said after his plea.

Cuadra's trial is slated to start in January, if found guilty of first-degree murder, Cuadra may face the death penalty.

Dozens Of Italian Football Players Pay For Gay Sex

Damn, where can I get one of these Footballers. Italian and som Australian football - or soccer to us Yanks has been rocked by revelations of gay sex and escorts amongst the game's highest ranks. A player named only as 'Victory' claims he has had sex with 12 well-known top name players.

The third-division player revealed in a televised interview that he had been paid for sex by players and that sex took place after matches and in hotels, even changing rooms.

"I am talking about important players," said Victory in the interview with TV station La 7. "Serie A players even internationals and married players. We are talking about more than just kissing."

Victory explained that he needed to become a rent boy to supplement his footballer's income and said that he escorted players to functions.

"I charge $2,945 (1,500 euros) and the players pay up no problem. Most of the time we meet in hotels after matches, that's when they get their only free time. "They just want to relax and they don't have any problems kissing me on the mouth. But they are all terrified of being found out. I have about 30 clients who are footballers and I would say that a dozen are Serie A and national team players - several times I have been asked to take part in group sex sessions.

"Players from the same team and my friends and it is always just for sex. They all know I am a footballer as well but they like me because I am discreet.

"A lot of them are bisexual, they are married or have girlfriends. They have a respectable image but none of them will ever admit to being gay, not for the time being anyway."

These revelations come only weeks after MP Franco Grillini, president of the Italian gay group Archigay, said there were at least 20 gay footballers in Serie A.

Grillini said, "A lot of these players have girlfriends or wives - it's all a facade put there as a cover. They are really scared of coming out because they are terrified what the supporters would say."

Killer Of Gay Larry King Will Face Trial As Adult

A judge has decided that 14-year-old Brandon McInerney is competent to stand trial for the murder of gay schoolmate Larry King in February.

Judge Kevin McGee made the ruling after McInerney was evaluated by a psychiatrist and a psychologist to determine whether he understands the nature of the charges against him.

King, an eighth-grader, dressed in a feminine manner and told friends he was gay.

McInerney shot him dead at school on February 12, and the attack has been classed as a hate crime.

The accused will be able to stand trial as an adult, with a preliminary hearing for January 26.

The teenage McInerney faces a sentence of 51 years to life if convicted of all the charges.