"Slow" by Darius Clark Monroe

Here is an intense 13 min film short by filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe about online hookups. I thought it was excellent and the actors were great. I would love to hear your comments about this film short.

This video is NFSW so are warned. LOL

You can get more information here!

Thelma and Jean – 50 years of love!

There is a great article in Bed Stuy Patch of Thelma and Jean who have been partners for almost 50 years. The anniversary was on the eve of the date (July 24th) for Same Sex marriages in New York State. They are contemplating whether to make their relationship “official” with the new law. Their story of love spanning over five decades is definitely inspiring and very heart felt.

You can read the article here!

President Obama certifies repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

President Obama has certified the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” completing another major step in abolishing the 17-year policy.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, along with President Obama, had to sign a certification stating that GLBT individuals could serve openly in the military without disruption to their units.

There will now be a 60-day waiting period before the repeal is fully implemented.

HRC President Joe Solmonese released the following statement:

“For far too long, the ban on openly gay service members has harmed our security and tarnished our values. The President’s certification of repeal is a monumental step, not just for those forced to lie in order to serve, but for all Americans who believe in fairness and equality.

“There are many people who brought this historic day to fruition starting with the President’s tremendous leadership and the steadfast allies in Congress who refused to give in to the lies and fear mongering. Additionally we thank all of the brave men and women who have continued to wear the uniform under a policy that forced them to hide who they are. The end of that shameful time is thankfully near.”

ONYX – BLACKOUT 16 – Oct. 7-9, 2011

ONYX and our co-sponser Forbidden Funk is proud to announce ONYX’s annual leather weekend – “BLACKOUT 16”. It’ll be in Augusta, GA at the famous Parliament House from Oct. 7 thru Oct. 9, 2011.

You can go to Black Leather Pride website and get information on our weekend schedule and pay for your weekend package that is $99. Room not included. There is a link to Parliament House where you can reserve your room!

"The Skinny"

The creator of “Noah’s Arc” and the unreleased film “Punks” is coming out with a new movie called “The Skinny” later this year. It’s about 5 college graduates meeting up during NYC’s gay pride! Each has their own story that all comes to light during this 3 day weekend. Check out the trailer below and you will see some “Noah’s Arc” alum will be in the movie as well.

You can get more info about “The Skinny” and more from Patrick’s site by clicking here!

Blatino Awards

Well the nominations at the Blatino Awards are in and I wasn’t selected for either the Best Non-Porn or Best Porn Blog.
I want to thank those who did vote but wonder how many of you all truly voted for me. All the emails and comments I get and you couldn’t take a couple of minutes to vote for my blog.
It’s sad as well because some of the sites that did get nominated aren’t about shit anyway. But nonetheless, thanks again for those who did vote for me!