This is completely adorable....
'One On One' follows Alex and Trevor as they work out their relationship on and off the basketball court, after one of them asks the other one to join a waltz class together. Written and directed by Luis Fernando Midence https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1664007/ Official selection New York City International Film Festival, Tampa International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, San Diego Latino Film Festival, OUTRAgeous: Santa Barbara GLBT Film Festival & Lesbian Film Festival, TLAGay Short Film Contest, Red Wasp film Festival, and Out Takes Dallas.
or try to fake the kiss at the end ...
Timothy Paul Brown (resume)
and his co-star Braulio Cruz-Ortiz
We'll be keeping our eye out for Timothy.
Young black male actors unafraid to tongue another man down on camera are rare indeed. But their numbers are happily growing.
Yay to that! ~
In Jamaican news there are always stories of homophobic mob 'justice'.
Then there's this story, delightfully depicted I couldn't have written it more salaciously. Annotations in maroon. And since there weren't any photos to go with it, I've added my own. ** On the left below came from a online personals ad. He's Kemary from Denham Town, Jamaica where the incident took place. Apparently he's 21 and lonely. Hmmmm....**
Yes. There was certainly some fcuking afoot in Denham Town, Jamaica. If only someone had snapped a picture. Oh well. Nice to see the mob running for their lives for a change. Sweet even.
Naturally my mind drew images of Omar Little [Michael K. Williams] that iconic gay gangster from the best show to ever grace a television - The Wire.
Omar is a one man kinda gangster,
... and Ziggy ...
... and these guys.
Were Ugandan reporters expected to pull their hair out and run screaming from the room at the suggestion of gay sex? Were their eyes supposed to bleed? This from the man in charge of investigating gay deaths in Uganda.
Yes, the climate in Uganda effects everything.
For those you you who don't already know of America's complicity in Uganda's mess, Rachel Maddow links the murder of David Kato to American religious right hatemongers Scott Lively & a Richard Cohen staffer who went to Uganda under the guise as experts to spread the message that homosexuals were out to recruit children and spread disease.
XY, the equally loved and reviled gay teen magazine is staging a comeback.
Why is it a good thing? There's a reason why I tagged this 'self-help'. It's a wellness issue. But with gay youth in turmoil and in need of affirming imagery, info, and sense of community to know they're not alone (or disordered) ....
... writer/photographer Alan Bennett Iligan answers that question better than I could in Once I Was A Twink Who Wanted To Be A Writer.
After telling his story relating to XY he finishes with these two sentences. It is so well stated it should be shouted from rooftops.....
"...Somewhere there is a boy hiding in his bedroom, searching for some small way out, some small chance to connect and believe in something better, some small bit of hope. Sometimes the one thing that stands between that boy hanging himself and waiting out one more night is a magazine that puts two boys kissing on its cover."