Latino actor and Emmy award winner John Leguizamo is the latest star to join the Human Rights Campaign’s “Americans for Marriage Equality” educational campaign. HRC President Joe Solmonese says that John has been a “trailblazer for Latino actors, and his voice will be equally influential nationally for marriage equality.” In the video, John declares the following:
“Loving, committed couples should be able to marry the person they love and protect their families. And nothing is more important than family. And nothing says family like marriage…So please join me and the majority of Americans who support marriage equality.”
According to a few nonpartisan polls, approximately 53% of Americans support same-sex marriages. And according to the Pew Research center, support has increased by 20 points since 1996. John’s video is the fourth to be released for the newest campaign and is the first in the Latinos for Marriage Equality series.
The HRC plan on continuing to roll out targeted videos to expand and approach a vast majority of the American population. The series are to include Republicans for Marriage Equality, African-Americans for Marriage Equality, Latinos for Marriage Equality and Elected Officials for Marriage Equality. Check out John’s video below.
After a several weeks of featuring dark-haired hotties, I thought it was long overdue to objectify a blue-eyed blond stud for this week’s Model Behavior. Meet American male model Brock Harris. The 23-year-old hails from Stillwater, Oklahoma but now resides in New York. Harris made a big splash on the modeling scene a couple years ago when he landed a much-talked about cover for Tetu. Instantly, he became an overnight sensation due to his exposure in the French gay magazine. That led to a extremely hot wrestling ad campaign for Asics.
In his spare time, the former real-life wrestler loves to spend time in the outdoors. From hunting, fishing, boating, horseback riding and swimming, this stud loves to do it all. He’s currently pursuing acting but still works as a model on the side. We can all give a collective “hallelujah” on that. The world would be seriously deprived if Brock decided to stop showing off his natural assets for us to lust after. Check out a few of my favorite pics below.
It’s hard to believe but aside from the latest news regarding the Conrad Murray trial, the biggest celebrity news of the past week has been the divorce of reality star Kim Kardashian and now ex-basketball hottie, Kris Humphries. The news couldn’t come at a worse time for Humphries as the NBA is still experiencing their lockout. However, one company in particular is willing to give Kris the opportunity to shine in the spotlight for a while. Whom do you ask? Well, it’s none other than the Chippendales. The Vegas branch of the popular show would like to offer Kris the celebrity MC job that was recently held by former 98 Degrees singer and hottie, Jeff Timmons.
“We figured since he was unemployed and, the soon-to-be ex-husband of Kim Kardashian, a gig at Chippendales might be the perfect job to help restore his faith in women.”
I think this would be a great idea. I think he’d bring a lot of women to the show, especially the ones who think Kim is ridiculous for already divorcing the NBA player. It looks like Kris could use the cash too. If Kim decides to keep the ring and not pay him for the cost, the boy is out a whopping 2 million bucks. Hopefully the ladies bring a lot of singles to put into Humphries’ pockets. Do you think that Kris has Chippendales potential? Check out a few shirtless pics of the hottie and vote below.
You knew him best as the adorable kid from ‘Stuart Little‘ and ‘Jerry Maguire‘, but Jonathan Lipnicki is all grown up now. The 21-year old Jewish hottie recently did a fitness/athletics photo shoot where he was shirtless, lifting weights, wrestling, and just looking hot. With a body and face like his, he’ll be moving on from the adorable co-star to Hollywood leading man in no time. After not acting in any film or TV since 2005, Lipnicki has two films in the works: ‘For The Love Of Money,’ in post production and ‘Tag,’ which is currently still being filmed.
I’m not even sure if you’re ready for the photos you’re about to see. Lipnicki is absolutely ripped and the photos of him doing mixed martial arts are super homoerotic (to me anyway). Some of the pictures show Lipnicki pinning a guy down with his crotch in the guy’s face, while he makes Tyra proud by finding his light and staring intently into the camera lens. Enjoy the photos and let your imagination run wild.
I am anxiously awaiting my invitation in the mail. Latin vocalist Ricky Martin came out a year and change ago and is now starting to set the wedding plans in motion to marry long time boyfriend and baby daddy Carols Gonzalez Abella. The two are both raising their beautiful twin boys. Ricky Martin hinted at marriage last year when he appeared on Larry King Live saying that there were many countries that had equal marriage rights and would consider marrying there despite the fact he is a Puerto Rican native.
It’s being reported that Ricky Martin has been granted Spanish Citizenship to allow for him and partner Carlos to tie the knot in their country. Spokesman Jose Blanco told a news conference that ministers had agreed to grant him a “letter of naturalization”, issued in special circumstances, because of his “personal and professional links with Spain”.
Spain granted equal marriage rights back in 2005 and at the time, were only the third country in the world to do so. Since it’s inception, over 20,000 gay couples have entered in marriage. It’s so wild in my opinion to think that overseas in Spain, gay marriage is seen as a right but in our own backyard of America, certain states refuse to let it happen. It blows my mind. Ricky had the same opinion on CNN last year. Check out what he said below.
To celebrate the one year anniversary of his TBS late night show, Conan O’Brien decided to do it grand style… or should I say gay style. The ginger funnyman married one of his long-time staffers to his partner on live television. Since New York recently allowed same-sex marriages to take place, Conan thought it was only fitting to perform a gay wedding for his NYC homecoming. He brought his TBS show to film in New York for a week, marking his return to the Big Apple since “The Tonight Show” debacle. Conan even got himself ordained so he could perform the ceremony.
So who were the happy couple? Conan’s costume designer Scott Cronick married his long partner David Gorshein at New York’s Beacon Theatre. Conan even wrangled Cronick’s favorite celebrity to walk him down the “aisle”. It was none other than Bravo’s Andy Cohen. DAMN, I’m jealous. If Cohen agreed to walk me down the aisle, I’d marry Brian tomorrow. Hilarious side note. Even though Cohen was supposed to escort Cronick, you should see how Cohen places his arm. Clearly, he’s a bottom. LOL. Check out the vows the happy couple recited to each other:
Let’s face it, most indie gay movies are downright painful to watch. Thankfully, the quality of the genre has improved dramatically over the past few years. Whether romantic comedies like “Is It Just Me?” or award-winning dramas like “Weekend” are your thing, there is something to suit everyone’s tastes. One particular comedy I enjoyed tremendously last year was “BearCity“. I found myself unexpectedly loving it due to it’s lovable characters and hilarious comedic situations.
Since the original film became somewhat of a hit in indie terms, a sequel was immediately in the works. “BearCity 2” continues to follow the romantic, funny and occasionally dramatic adventures of a circle of friends in New York City. Imagine Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha but as bears and cubs and you get the gist of the movie. For the sequel, the characters we fell in love with in the original head to Provincetown, Massachusetts for Bear Week. Sounds scandalously bearish. Joining the cast are a couple of Hollywood familiar faces- Kathy Najimy (Sister Act) and Richard Riehle (Bridesmaids).
Before you check out the trailer below, I wanted to share a personal anecdote regarding this movie. Over the summer, I was in Toronto on a press tour for Toronto Pride. For four days, I hung out with several journalists from all over the world ranging from Mexico, Italy, New York and Montreal. One particular journalist, Lawrence Ferber, I got along with really well. As we were chit chatting during one of the group’s many meals and activities, he revealed he was a producer of “BearCity“. I immediately shared how much I enjoyed the film and congratulated him on his success. There’s nothing worse than embellishing the truth to spare someone’s feelings regarding their creative project. Thankfully, this time around it was all genuine. I truly did like the film. PHEW.
“Say cheese!” This week, I’ve decided to highlight the incredibly sexy and talented 23-year-old Alexander Cheesman, a rugby player for the London Wasps. Aside from his athletic ability, his good looks have landed him some modelling gigs, including getting featured (with little clothing on) in the Rugby’s Finest Calendar. He’s also done some AussieBum and Abercrombie & Fitch modelling as well.
The hottie studies conservation management at Oxford University and is also fluent in Spanish. He certainly made some delicious eye candy when he attended London Pride last year. He was spotted shirtless in a walk from Baker Street to Trafalgar Square through Central London. Not sure if he’s gay or just gay friendly (probably the latter), but he’s definitely welcome to come to Vancouver Pride next summer!