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Gay History – March 20, 1749: The Single Women of New York Denounce “Old Bachelors”

March 20, 1749:

A few centuries ago, marriage was more than a than just arrangement for two people who love each other. It was a significant economic proposition. This was especially true for women, whose options for earning a living were severely limited. While men had the entire world open to them as far as opportunities for making a living were concerned, women’s options were limited mostly to marrying men. In 1749, a group of single women who called themselves “The Petticoat Club” found themselves paying a severe economic penalty while they saw large numbers of “eligible” men who for some reason would not settle down and marry.

In a petition to the New York Gazette, the club proposed that those “old bachelors,” (many of whom were gay men) who were not carrying out their proper duties, should be severely taxed for their selfishness and that tax would go to support unmarried women.

To all married Men:

The Humble Petition of a Society of young Women known by the Name of The Petticoat Club, in Behalf of themselves and several Hundred of others, between the Age of Sixteen and Forty, in this City and Province.

That your Petitioners being all of the ancient and honourable Family of the Wife-wou’d-be’s, and being arrived to the Age of Maturity, are as we flatter ourselves, of as good Abilities both of Body and Mind as any the World does afford … ; yet, notwithstanding all our Accomplishments and utmost Endeavours we are frustrated of this our laudable Design, by the unsufferable Stupidity and Obstinacy of a Set of Men called Old Bachelors, who know and ought to do better, and who in Contempt of the laws both of God and Nature, and to the inexpressible Damage of this Province, do oblige us, contrary to our Desires and Inclinations, to remain useless, and ever burdensome Members thereof.

For our Relief in these our deplorable Circumstances, ’tis our earnest Desire, that you would so far commiserate our Condition, as to use your utmost Endeavors, that there be such Fine laid on all Offenders of this Nature, as may bear some Proportion of the Heinousness of their Crimes; and that all Bachelors above 26 Years of Age, may be obliged to pay a moderate Tax, which should yearly increase till they arrive at 40; that the said Fine may be applied to the Education of the Boys of this Province, that so they may have the Opportunity of learning more sense and better Manners, and wherein the true interest of their Country does consist. — And if any of the aforesaid Drones shall presume to continue in their Obstinacy till the Age of 40, then we pray, that there may be some publick Mark of Distinction, that they be known from other Men; and we think it not improper to oblige such stubborn offenders to wear one Side of their Beard at full length, to show their Age, and the other Half shaved bare, as a Mark of their Folly; unless they can make appear they have done something to equivalent Advantage to their Country . …

That there are such Numbers of the ancient and honourable Family of the Wife-wou’d be’s, in this Province, is so manifest it needs no Proof; that the Treatment they meet with, is in Contempt to the Divine Law, is plain; for no sooner was Man created Male and Female, but God commanded them to increase and multiply, and replenish the Earth; which Command the Old Bachelors have no Regard to, unless to replenish it with such an illigetimate Race, as would be a standing Reproach to the Parents. … We could multiply Texts of Scripture to the Purpose; but … we shall pass on to show, that it is even contrary to the Laws of Nature. We see that the Male and Female of all Species of Creatures (except the Old Bachelors) have a natural Inclination towards each other, by which their Kind is propagated and maintained in the World. … ’til a general Rule with the whole Creation, and the Old Bachelor Seems to be the only Exception. [The women argue that] those that are best able, and have least Charge on their Hands, ought to pay the Most Tax; That the Bachelors have the least Charge, is plain, having none but himself to support, and yet has the same Liberty and Opportunity to pursue his Business as other Men; For which Reason if he is not capable, it’s his own Fault, which often happens; for having no suitable Companion at home, he is often inclined to indulge himself in drunken Frolicks abroad … often to the great Disturbance of the whole Town in which he lives.

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January 12, 2022: Kiss A Ginger Day!

Every year January 12th. is my favorite holiday.

It’s Kiss a Ginger Day!

Fiery red hair, pale skin, and eyes of blue or green and smoking hot. These are the defining characteristics of some of the most amazingly attractive human beings in existence. They were once held as being holy as they were believed to have stolen the very fire of the Gods and imbued their crimson locks with it. Kiss A Ginger Day is your opportunity to steal a kiss from one of these amazingly attractive genetic rarities.

History of Kiss A Ginger Day

Kiss A Ginger Day was established in 2009 by Derek Forgie as part of a Facebook group, intended to offset the far less fun Kick A Ginger Day that takes place in November. After the events of this aggressive event, gingers everywhere were tormented and assaulted in schools all over the world.

Redheads are some of the rarest expressions of genetics in the world, true red only being present in 1-2% of the population. The range of colors that can be seen range from Burgundy to bright copper, with a few instances of an unfortunate bright orange in between. While in some parts of the world this color hair is disparaged, and the origin of such phrases as “like a red-headed stepchild”, the rest of the world has an undying love affair with them. Red hair dye is one of the most popular hair care products, and it comes in a wide array of colors, including some never found in nature.

As an interesting fact, while Ireland is heavily associated with red hair, those with red hair actually have an older origin. Red hair is a layover from the days of the Viking invasions, bring brought in from immigration and acts of heinous violence against the Vikings’ victims.

So go find a ginger today and offer him a kiss! 

Gingers are the exotic spice of life.

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Today January 12, 2017 Is Kiss A Ginger Day!
Doctor Fighting Coronavirus in Spain Becomes Mr. Gay World

Doctor Fighting Coronavirus in Spain Becomes Mr. Gay World

Spanish Country Boy Takes on Mr Gay World with Smiles and Hugs | Gay Nation

For the first time in the history of Mr. Gay World, an annual international competition for gay men could not take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore the selected delegates are still eligible to compete for the title of Mister Gay World 2020 when the pandemic lessens. In the meantime, with the reign of Janjep Carlos concluded, and while the election of a new winner is not possible, Spanish doctor Francisco José Alvarado who was First Runner Up in 2019 steps on to the title.

The 30-year-old doctor who lives in Madrid is battling on the front lines of the coronavirus epidemic and takes over the title – weeks after recovering from Covid-19 himself.

Let’s Celebrate Thanksgiving By Staring At Pictures Of Chris Hemsworth!

I hope all of you who celebrate today are with ones that you love and if not, just look at these pictures of Chris Hemsworth to help you satisfy your um Thanksgiving…cravings.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOVE this one

and this one..

And last but not least… shirtless

But this one may be my favorite. which one is your favorite?

ADVERTISING: UK’s Ruswe Honey Puts A New Gay Spin on the Three Bears – Video

 

London’s BMB advertising group –(Beattie McGuinness Bungay} has put a new spin on the old Goldilocks fairy-tale for Rowse Honey by casting three big hairy men as the 3 bears in the products recent ad-dorable campaign with no goldilocks in sight.

BMB creative chief Jules Chalkley says the strategy behind the campaign is simple—to “encourage more people to put more honey on porridge.”

We wanted to find the ultimate advocates for porridge and honey,” Chalkley says. Who better, the team decided, than the Three Bears.

“It was important to find the characters that would make it feel authentic and genuine, who we could trust to accurately represent the gay bear community. Their chemistry was absolutely everything. We also wanted to find people with a genuine passion for food, the great outdoors and fitness.

When they get around to casting Gioldilocks may we suggest Charlie Hunnan?  I;m sure nobody will mind him sleeping in their bed.  I know I wouldn’t.

 

 

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Bruce Springsteen Cancels NC Shows Over Anti-LGBT Law: “Some things are more important than a rock show.”

Bruce Springsteen Cancels NC Shows Over Anti-LGBT Law Some things are more important than a rock show

Bruce Springsteen has proved himself still to be the “The Boss” as he cancels his North Carolina show this weekend over its so-called anti-trans “bathroom law.” HB2 which is actually a Trojan horse to roll back LGBT protections in that state in housing, employment, and public accommodations.

The legendary musician announced Friday that his upcoming show in Greensboro, North Carolina, has been canceled in “solidarity” with those protesting the measure.

Springsteen and his E Street Band were slated to perform at the Greensboro Coliseum this Sunday. The roughly 15,000 ticketholders will all be eligible for a refund.

“To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress,” Springsteen said in a statement.

Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th,” Springsteen said.

“Some things are more important than a rock show,” he added, “and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them.”

Way to go Bruce.  You make me #JerseyProud.

Full statement below:

 

Sprinsteen NC Statement

Daily Xtra – Bare Naked: Gay Men and Body Image – Episode 1 (Video)

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In the Daily Xtra’s new series Bare Naked, four guys talk about what it was like to take off their clothes for the first time on camera. They were part of Egale’s new m.bodiment campaign that aims to open up a conversation about gay, bi, trans and queer men’s body image

About the Canada’s Egale m.bodiment campaign:

15 men were asked to participate in an activity about body image. by the end of the activity it had become clear to all those participating that individuals of all body types had had experiences of body shame and marginalization in relation to their bodies. The commonality of poor body image that these men reported experiencing is the result of a larger systemic problem of body-focused discourses and beliefs; It is not individual. But in such a climate it is incredibly difficult to remember that all bodies are good bodies.

Watch the teaser for the m.bodiment campaign and Daily Xtra’s 1st episode below.

 

 

Gay Rugby Star Keegan Hirst Is Opposed To The Outing Of Gay Athletes

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Keegan Hirst, the hunky 27 year old British Rugby League player who came out last August in an interview with GuysLikeU.com, has said that he is opposed to the outing gay athletes.

“I don’t think it’s fair to try and force it. A person, whoever they are, can only come out when they want to. They’ll feel the same as anybody else does before they come out. But if a regular guy has 100 people to come out to, to be possibly rejected by, footballers have 50,000 people who they feel may reject them. I think only when they’re totally comfortable with their situation will you get a footballer who publicly comes out,” he said.

Hirst, a father of two, in the interview also talked about being a gay father of two and how his love life comes second to being a dad.

“She’s aware,” Hirst said of his 7-year-old daughter’s knowledge of his sexuality. “It doesn’t really affect the kids, so I don’t need to bang on about it to them. But yes, they’re aware. My son is too young to understand so I guess he’ll just grow up and not know any different.”

 

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Actor Chris Hemsworth Talks About The Time He Got Hit On In Prison – Video

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The dreamy Chris Hemsworth appeared on The Graham Norton Show  sans hammer last night with Lily Tomlin, Ron Howard and Scottish stand-up comic Kevin Bridges (who Tomlin had a devil of a time understanding).

Chris told a story about going to prison to do some research for the film Blackhat, in which he plays a furloughed convict. He figured nobody would recognize him but it turned out that they’re just as hot for Thor as we are.

Nothing like a Thor prison fantasy to start the day off right.

Watch below:

Proud Irishman and LGBT Ally Colin Farrell Smacks Down the Catholic Church Over Anti-Gay Statements

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My very own soon-to-be husband Actor, ally and proud Irishman Colin Farrell has spoken out and stated that the Catholic Church got it wrong when it criticized the recent decision by voters in Ireland to legalize gay marriage.

“It was really funny because one of the arguments when the vote went through was that the church came out and said, ‘You know, this was a dark day for Ireland,’ and all you could see was literally rainbows everywhere, posters of rainbows, T-shirts of rainbows, men and women hugging, men and men hugging, women and women hugging, and yet cut to, ‘This is a dark day in the history of [Ireland]? A dark day in the history of a country is internal civil conflict and war and bloodshed. It was a great day.” the smoking hot Irish actor, said this weekend.

Colin who has a gay brother, has been an outspoken ally and advocate of LGBT rights.

Before the vote, his brother, Eamonn, had to leave Ireland to legally marry his husband, Steven.

“I was a bit concerned about him; he put himself on the line greatly for a cause that he believes in and a message that he wanted to see brought to the point of being a constitutional change,” the “True Detective” star told E! about his brother. “I’m sure he will be married [in Ireland] within the next year. He got married in Vancouver seven or eight years ago to his husband, but I think it’s time he’ll enjoy a home-grown celebration.”

God love you Colin.  I do.