State Senate committee OKs plan to bring gay marriage issue back to voters



CARSON CITY – The first step in a long road to legalizing gay marriage in Nevada was taken Thursday when a Senate committee voted to support a resolution that would ask voters to repeal a provision in the state constitution recognizing only heterosexual unions.



Kicked Out For Kissing: Copenhagen Bar Apologizes To Gay Couple


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christofferA supposedly “tolerant” bar in Copenhagen has apologized after its not so tolerant bouncer ejected a gay couple for kissing.

Christoffer Jakshøj (this cutie to the right) was getting his Friday night flirt on at Funke, a Danish bar that emphasizes “comfortable couches, candlelights on the tables and a tolerant attitude.”

“I met a cute guy during the night and we started to talk and dance a bit, before we headed to the bar,” Christoffer told Homotropolis. “We each bought a beer and stayed in the bar chatting. After a bit of talking it turned into kissing, and because of the cozy atmosphere and both of us having had a bit to drink the kissing continued. We only took breaks to smile and talk.”

Jealous, but continue:

“All in all it was pretty much a great Friday-night-catch. That was until the bouncer approached us and asked us to stop. He informed us that our behavior was not allowed in the bar, that he would not have it, and that we should go to the gay bar Cosy instead.”

Jakshøj, who works for the Danish LGBT Youth Organisation, stood up for himself and his let’s-just-say-date — as did one of the bartenders — but in the end the belligerent bouncer prevailed and the two men were kicked out of Funke. That was when Christoffer called the police and reported the incident as a hate crime.

When the cops arrived, they questioned the bouncer who was singing a different tune all together, claiming that Jakshøj and his date were “in each other’s pants” and that he wouldn’t allow that kind of behavior from gay or straight patrons. But Christoffer called him on that bit of fabrication, maintaining that they did nothing but kiss.

When he got home, Christoffer posted his story on Facebook and also emailed Funke about the incident. The bar quickly replied, apologized and invited him to discuss what happened at the bar on Monday.

“I was told that he would have a serious talk with the bouncers to ensure that everybody knows about and follow the bar’s open-minded policy. They finished off by saying that they hoped that I would visit the bar again and that I was, of course, allowed to kiss whoever I wanted,” Jakshøj said. “After the meeting I will definitely visit Funke again in the future and I will not think twice before kissing a nice guy in a straight bar again.”

All’s well that ends well, we guess, but something about this story really bothers us — namely, whatever happened to Christoffer’s kissing companion?

Photo: Michael Sondergaard


WIN: Four Weekend Passes To Dallas Purple Party With DJ Paulo And Chad Michaels


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The balloons may have already deflated after the White Party in Palm Springs and the Black Party in New York City, but the circuit celebrations are really just getting started! Dallas is gearing up for it’s own color-themed fest, Purple Party starting April 26 and GayCities’ got four passes to giveaway.

That’s right: you can win four weekend passes to the Dallas Purple Party, which means bringing your three best friends (or three of your latest flings for one epic Battle Royale of a weekend). Together you can soak up the Texan sun and dance until the cowboys come home.

The weekend passes will give you and your friends guaranteed entry to all the parties that weekend (even if they’re sold-out). Oh, and you’ll get to skip the line! The pass guarantees admission and VIP access to the:

  • Opening night party with a special performance by former contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race and #1 Cher impersonator in the country, Chad Michaels
  • Saturday pool party at the swanky Sisu Uptown Resort
  • Main event featuring DJ Ana Paula (Brazil) and DJ Danny Verde (Italy) making their Purple Party debut
  • Sunday tea dance on the rooftop terrace atop Lizard Lounge
  • Closing night party at Plush Nightclub featuring the return of superstar DJ Paulo

The total value of this prize package is $780. You can score these four weekend passes to the Dallas Purple Party today by becoming a GayCities member.

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Is The Vatican Illegally Downloading Trans And Bondage Porn? (Probably)


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st-peters-basilica-vatican-cityWell. Well. Well. Here we are, 2013, and it seems that everyone, even the Pope, is flouncing piracy laws. And flouncing them hard.

According to TorrentFreak, someone (or someones) in Vatican City is downloading some “eye-watering media.”

After finding out that priests in the Irish town of Limerick held “secret pirate movie clubs” in their monastery of Oscar bait such as Lincoln, Les Misérables and Django Unchained, TF looked into the downloading habits of the “most religious city-state in the world”:

The Vatican is a small place so downloading levels are very low. However, we did notice that one particular IP address came up a number of times…It seems that while Vatican dwellers aren’t all that interested in Hollywood movies, they do enjoy adult related celluloid.

In the interests of science we researched each of the titles (including the curiously named RS77_Episode 01) and discovered that downloaders in the Vatican have one or two unusual ‘niche’ interests…There isn’t a commandment that covers these films directly, but some might argue there should be.

Gay Star News (really, doing God’s werq) did a little searching of their own and found that the downloads include a lesbian film starring trans performer Tiffany Starr and a German title loosely translated as “Teen slave punishment games in dark basement workshop.”

We guess that shouldn’t come as a shock considering that Catholics have an affinity for that kinda stuff.

In an interview with the Huffington Post, Starr said that she was “pretty excited” about it, though she’s still totes against piracy. And Lea Lexis, another porn actress whose films proved popular in the VC, is now inspired to set one of her films in a church.

Whomever that illegal pirate may be — parishioner, priest or pontiff — at least they can rest assured knowing that they’ve contributed to an art form. Michelangelo had Pope Julius, Lea Lexis has some dude into German kink. A patron’s a patron.

Oh, and that Lea Lexis film that proved so popular: a scene downloaded from that “featured her flogging, paddling and spanking co-star Krissy Lynn before engaging in hardcore sex.”

In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy….


PHOTOS: Superheroes Come Out For New York’s Griffin Sundays


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PHOTOS: On April 7, promoters Brian Rafferty and Shawn Paul Mazur hosted the 2nd annual Infamously Amazing Superheroes Party at Griffin Sundays in New York City. Based on the pics, it appears the wonderful woman above was able to keep even the most dastardly villains at bay.

PHOTOS: JJ Mack Photography












Uruguay Becomes 12th Country In The World To Legalize Gay Marriage


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uruguay-gay-flagUruguayan lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage and adoption Wednesday, becoming the second South American country and 12th nation globally to do so.

According to the AP, the bill received the support of 71 of 92 members present in the Chamber of Deputies:

The “marriage equality project,” as it is called, was already approved by ample majorities in both legislative houses, but senators made some changes that required a final vote by the deputies. Among them: Gay and lesbian foreigners will now be allowed to come to Uruguay to marry, just as heterosexual couples can, said Michelle Suarez of the Black Sheep Collective [a gay rights group that drafted the proposal].

President Jose Mujica, whose governing Broad Front majority backed the law, is expected to put it into effect within 10 days.

The vote makes Uruguay the third country in the Americas to embrace marriage equality, after Canada and the U.S. Argentina, and the 12th country in the world.

Uruguay’s law, however, goes a step further than most by making a uniform set of rules for all couples, gay and straight alike:

-the words “husband and wife” in marriage contracts will be changed to the gender-neutral “contracting parties”

-all couples will get to decide which parent’s surname comes first when they have children

– all couples can adopt, or undergo in-vitro fertilization

-the age when people can legally marry has gone from 12 for girls and 14 for boys to 16 for both genders

-divorce laws have also been updated so that either spouse can request and be granted a divorce — interestingly, a 1912 law provided that only women could request a divorce in an effort to give women an equal share of power to men

“We are living a historic moment,” said Federico Grana, a leader of the Black Sheep Collective. “In terms of the steps needed, we calculate that the first gay couples should be getting married 90 days after the promulgation of the law, or in the middle of July.”

Meanwhile, we hope the Supreme Court is taking a note and that Uruguay is ready for a huge surge in LGBT tourism. Perhaps a name change is in order: Uragay, anyone?


PHOTOS: Hit The Beach With Model Mario Hauzenberger And The American Flag


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It’s beach season, and since the distinction between underwear and swimwear seems to be diminishing by the moment, we thought you’d appreciate it if we showed off some of the latest styles from FU e=fu8, which in English translates to slapping some soft cotton over the loins of a model and watching the rest of us swoon. In this case, the model is one Mario Hauzenberger.

Photos by Paz Stammler





Brent Corrigan’s Oral Exam, MTV’s Man-On-Man Kiss Nominees & More!


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Louis Virtel breaks down all of MTV’s man-on-man nominees for “Best Kiss” at the MTV Movie Awards.

In honor of STD Awareness Month, Brent Corrigan and Matthew Rush show you how to properly put on a condom. It’s informative! It’s camp! It’s NSFW.

Who’d you ratherMagic Mike‘s Alex Pettyfer or Sons Of Anarchy‘s Charlie Hunnam?

It’s never too early to start that Christmas gift list. Check out more at Too Queer.

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Grindr Illustrated artist opens up about his artwork. “I thought it would be funny to make something innocent and pretty out of this app that isn’t always innocent or pretty,” he tells Fast Company.

It’s getting close to bedtime but dream about waking up next to these two gay marines.


LOOK: “Spartacus” Star Looks Surprisingly Good With Clothes On


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Liam McIntyre, the star of Spartacus: War Of The Damned, is featured in the new issue of Da Man. In the interview he talks about he maintains that stellar body seen on the show but the real surprise here is how great he looks fully clothed. Quite the dapper man who gives Don Draper a run for his money.




(All photographs by Mitchell Nguyen McCormack for Da Man.)


PHOTOS: 10 Pics Of Andy Cohen, The Open-Mouthed Smiling Bandit


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Has anyone else noticed that Andy Cohen smiles with his mouth hanging open? It’s a new tendency he’s been displaying in a lot of his uploads to Instagram. It’s like girl, hey gurl hai we get it you just can’t contain your excitement. Check out 10 examples below.

1. With Andy Roddick at SXSW

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2. With the Fashion Queens on the set of Watch What Happens Live

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3. With Chicago PD at Macy’s

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4. With this dancer’s abs

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5. With Willie Geist and Gayle King

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6. With another police officer

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7. With a Texas Longhorn

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8. With close-mouthed Anderson Cooper

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9. With Jenny McCarthy and even more abs

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10. With Kyle Richards

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