There’s a bit of stereotype that all gay men are, like, viscerally repulsed by the vagina, or at least completely flummoxed by what’s going on between our legs. A few years ago while out to dinner, Shannon O’Malley asked her gay friend Keith Wilson to draw his interpretation of a vagina and the results of his handiwork (on the wax paper table cloth that I’m sure some waiter was delighted to discover) were so funny, that the project “Gay Men Draw Vaginas” — and a subsequent Tumblr blog — was immediately born. The pair commissioned drawings from friends and strangers at “public vag art booths,” and submissions started to come in from all around the world, revealing the variety of ways gay men think about lady bits. The drawings range from abstract — inspired by artists like Matisse or ’80s pop art — to textbook and clinical, with lots of hilarious cheekiness in between and not a drop of revulsion. Click through for some of my faves and then, if you like what you see, support O’Malley and Wilson’s bid to turn the project into a book by donating to their Kickstarter. [Kickstarter]
I’ve been really fortunate to have found a wonderful handful of (gay) boy friends in my 28 years. They’re so supportive and confidence-boosting—at the same time they always keep it real with me. It goes without saying that the jokes and laughter never stop. We do dinner and movies on the regular and on those nights when I feel so possessed, we hit the “scene” and boy-bar hop all over NYC. I’ve had some of the greatest nights of my life with them, but I have to say there are some disadvantages to being the token girl at the boy bar.
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I’m not surprised that Andy Cohen is ready for a change of pace from the all the “Real Housewives” cat fights that take place on his couch. During the “RHONJ” season two reunion, he even got caught in the fray when Teresa Giudice took him down in one swift panther-like movement in pursuit of Danielle Staub. Scary! Rumor is that Cohen is developing a “Housewives”-esque reality series for Bravo featuring successful gay men in New York City. Keep reading »
Neil Patrick Harris and his boyfriend David Burtka are pretty much the cutest couple ever. And so we were thrilled to read on Neil’s Twitter page this weekend that they’re gonna be papas. “So, get this: David and I are expecting twins this fall,” he wrote. “We’re super excited/nervous/thrilled.” The two are becoming parents via a surrogate. And since they happen to look, oh, almost exactly the same, here’s hoping that they get two little blue-eyed, dimpled tykes who can also act, sing, and dance like no one’s business. Keep reading »
I am prepared to make a confession for the sake of womankind. I’ve given it a lot of thought (arguably too much) and decided it’s time to come clean for all the girls out there who’ve been down the same road. My message: You are not alone, and you are not to blame.
(deep breath …)
I have fallen for gay guys — repeatedly, hook, line and sinker — and I am not ashamed. Read more … Keep reading »
A new study by evolutionary biologists might help to explain why male homosexuality persists, despite the fact that the genetic component isn’t being passed down. Apparently, it’s because gay men make such awesome uncles. The study looked at the fa’afafine of Samoa, male homosexuals who are considered to be of their own distinct gender and live in union with their extended family. The study found that gay uncles devote themselves to their siblings’ offspring more than straight aunts and uncles. Also, having a gay uncle meant that the child was more likely to “survive, thrive, prosper, and reproduce,” and the child would be more likely to carry this gene indirectly, “keeping the ‘gay gene’ alive.” I’m not exactly sure what to think of this study, but hey, it’s interesting. [LA Times] Keep reading »