20 February 2017

Inalienable Rights

The Washington state supreme court ruled unanimously last week that a florist could not refuse to sell flowers for a same-sex wedding on religious grounds. While this is a state court decision and not binding on other states, the case has nonetheless been closely watched by civil rights and LGBT rights advocates because of possible national implications.

The florist's attorney has said they will now appeal to the United States Supreme Court. There is no guarantee, however, that the high court justices will take the case.

The state supreme court asserted some powerful arguments in its ruling. Per the court, this case "is no more about access to flowers than civil rights cases in the 1960s were about access to sandwiches," echoing back to the days more than a half century earlier when businesses refused to serve African-Americans and other minorities.

The court also said "public accommodations laws do not simply guarantee access to goods or services. Instead, they serve a broader societal purpose: eradicating barriers to the equal treatment of all citizens."

While discrimination cases are not new, this decision is important because it equates same-sex couples' rights with other persecuted individuals like interracial couples in the era of segregation.

The state's attorney general later said this month's case was a landmark because it established "sexual orientation is a protected class — just like race, just like religion."

If you'd like to read the Washington supreme court decision, it's available online free here in its entirety on the state's webpage.

This court ruling comes at an important time because of two related issues in the news.

First is the deceptively titled "First Amendment Defense Act" (FADA), a pending bill in Congress that Donald Trump has promised to sign. As I've written here before, FADA would allow anyone to discriminate against LGBT persons and others by simply claiming a religious basis.

Don't want gays in your restaurant or your medical office? With FADA passed, all you have to say is that it offends your religious beliefs.

Second is the potential seating of Neil Gorsuch, who was nominated by Trump recently to fill the current Supreme Court vacancy. Gorsuch has ruled in favor of discriminatory "religious exemption" cases in the past and could do so again if this florist case, or a similar one, came before the high court.

Here is where the rubber meets the road with Trump. It doesn't matter that he says he's pro-LGBT and once waved a rainbow flag upside down for two seconds. What matters is, as President, he has acted and will act to ensure that LGBT Americans are an inferior class who can be discriminated against at will on "religious" grounds for decades to come.

It's not what he says that makes him dangerous. It's what he's done and plans to do. Any LGBT person who continues to support him is only fooling him or herself about the dangers we all face.

Beefy Buddy

Filo is the bigger, more muscular lad topping here. He did a few jerkoff shoots several years ago with no fucking, and after a hiatus, he's back again and going all the way. He's in his mid-twenties, stands 5'10, and weighs 185 pounds. He has a high cuddly/cute factor with an innocent face plus a body made for sin -- the perfect formula for fun.

The originals for these photos are larger than they appear below and total more than one hundred thirty in number. To download the complete set in a free zipped folder, you should click here.








19 February 2017

By Accident or By Design

Just Security is an excellent, non-sensational online forum run by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University School of Law. They publish very readable, often shorter articles about the intersection of human rights and national security.

A few days ago they ran a short piece by a law professor about how both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin had pretty much identical goals in the 2016 American presidential election (link here). Hence my title to this blog entry "by accident or design" -- whether or not Trump and Putin colluded in their efforts, the result turned out like they had done so.

Both the media and federal law enforcement are now taking a closer look at the many contacts between the Russian government and the Trump campaign during the recent election season. Contact in and of itself is not illegal, but colluding to break the law is; whether or not that occurred remains to be seen.

As I've written before on this blog, Putin is a dangerous individual who persecutes LGBT people. Anyone who aligns himself with Putin is inherently suspect of being dangerous, too, as a result.

With Putin and Trump so deeply intertwined, it will always throw a significant shadow of doubt over the latter's claims of being pro-LGBT.

Gym Beef

I can't believe I've never featured Brodie here before -- he's the top in this scene. I did a word search through the full archives I have for this blog but nary a hit. I wonder if I used him before but did not mention his name. Needless to say, he's a hot one, and the bottom ain't mud, either.

If you prefer watching this on the source webpage or to download your own free copy to keep forever, you'll want to click here.


18 February 2017

Eighteen Lies

To follow up on my piece yesterday about Donald Trump's ludicrous press conference, The Toronto Star had a good summary piece with the squishy title of "Donald Trump said 17 false things at press conference where he called media ‘dishonest’" (link here). Let's not use waffle words, Toronto; call them what they are: lies.

Here's one bold-faced lie not mentioned in the seventeen whoppers. Trump said the following during yesterday's event, and I quote verbatim: "I am the least anti-Semitic person that you've ever seen in your entire life. Number two, racism, the least racist person."

That's right: Trump is claiming to be the "least racist person."

Sorry, Donny, but that's a huge load of bullshit.

Donald Trump and his father once repeatedly refused to rent apartments to African-Americans. Flat-out refused. The Trumps were sued by multiple plaintiffs as a result and settled out of court because they knew they were going to lose (link here).

Refusing to rent to a particular race is not the act of the "least racist person." Of the most-racist person, not the least. It's the action of a bigot.

This is a classic example of Trump claiming to be one thing when in fact he's the exact opposite. He does that frequently.

Which brings us to the upside-down rainbow flag and the claim that Trump is pro-LGBT. Once again, Trump's record shows that he's the exact opposite of what he pretends to be.

By surrounding himself with anti-LGBT zealots in the highest ranks of his administration, by admiring anti-LGBT reactionaries like Vladimir Putin and Roy Cohn, by supporting anti-LGBT legislation like the fraudulently titled "First Amendment Defense Act," Trump is showing what he really is -- someone contemptuous of LGBT Americans.

Actions speak louder than words.

Sean Gets Pounded

The beefy ripped bottom here is Sean Costin who has been featured on this blog before a bunch of times -- in still image sets (here, here, and here) and also in video posts (here and here). I love to watch him both fuck and get fucked; he's like a greek god statute come to life.

He's paired today with a smaller top named Sebastian Hook who nonetheless gives him a good pounding. Sean seems to bottom more than he tops, so I wonder if that's his personal preference. Or is he supposed to be straight?

If you'd rather watch this on the source webpage or to download your own free copy of this video to keep and watch and re-watch at any time, you should click here.


17 February 2017

Unhinged

Donald Trump's bilious press conference yesterday, if it could be called that, was deeply disturbing. The man appeared to be delusional at times with a tenuous grip on reality. During many moments, he seemed more like the president of a banana republican than the President of the United States.

The event was also a blizzard of lies.

A number of fact checkers have already published a voluminous rundown of the many falsehoods Trump spewed during the presser: PolitiFact (link here); ABC News (link here); NBC News (link here); The New York Times (link here); USA Today (link here); and the Associated Press (link here).

And finally, focusing instead on the biggest whoppers, Policy.Mic published a piece with the title "Here are the 5 biggest lies from Donald Trump's bizarre press conference" (link here).

This all brings me back to a point I've made a number of times here before: Donald Trump lies so easily and so often and so shamelessly, how can we believe anything he ever says, including whatever promises or statements he's made about LGBT Americans.

People who believe habitual liars are almost always left sadly disappointed.

Goofy Hot

This is Barton, who has something of a goofy face that's nonetheless endearing on a nicely muscled body. He's not fashion model hot, but he looks like he'd be a lot of fun both in and out of the sack.

He's described as 27, originally from Texas, out, 5'11, and 205 pounds. The source studio is intimating he'll soon be back and as a versatile top with another lad.

The originals for these photos are larger than they appear below and total more than one hundred thirty in number. To download the complete set in a free zipped folder, you should click here.









16 February 2017

Out of Control

The Trump Administration is now in meltdown mode because of the Michael Flynn resignation and drip drip drip revelations about how Donald Trump was long aware of Flynn's illegal behavior but tried to cover it up and even lied to his own Vice-President.

This all grows out of Trump's baffling adoration of Vladimir Putin and his Russian kleptocracy. Why can Putin and Russia do no wrong in Trump's eyes?

To this end, The Boston Globe published an excellent article yesterday with the title "Five big, unanswered questions about Trump and Russia" (link here).

This excerpt is right on the money: "Why has Trump taken such a conciliatory approach to Vladimir Putin’s illiberal regime? Trump has never clarified what he expects to get from Moscow. What exactly does the United States need — and need so badly that Trump would go out of his way to praise Putin?"

And also: "Without a clear realpolitik explanation for Trump’s Russophilia, it’s hard to silence questions about whether he’s actually motivated by something else. Hidden business ties with Russian oligarchs? A close adviser who’s been compromised? Even blackmail inside the White House? There is no clear and straightforward explanation for Trump’s behavior toward Russia."

It's no secret that Vladimir Putin is a major enemy of LGBT people everywhere. He openly discriminates against and persecutes LGBT people in Russia with draconian laws and police actions. For that reason, given Trump's adoration of the Russian autocrat, the friend of my enemy is my enemy.

The very fact that Trump adores Putin should be at the top of every LGBT person's list about why Trump cannot be trusted. No amount of upside-down rainbow flag waving can hide the fact that Trump adores a near-dictator who thinks LGBT people are subhuman.

Big Sam

Sammy was featured here on the blog more than five years ago in a short photo set. I just came into possession of a new photo collection featuring him in several shoots that were very recently released. You can see a sample of the shots below.

I searched around online and could find no details about this stud. He's only done a very few solo jerkoff shoots but personal details and stats are utterly lacking. I'm guessing he's in his thirties, and it's obvious he's no stranger to the gym.

The originals for these images are larger than they appear below and are part of a collection with more than one hundred photos of Sammy from four different shoots. To download the entire group in a free zipped folder, you should click here.







15 February 2017

The Theocracy

The New York Times published an informative and ultimately disturbing article on Monday (link here) with the title "For Religious Conservatives, Success and Access at the Trump White House."

In a sentence, the piece details how Trump shamelessly panders to far-right theocratic Christians in exchange for their support while they blindly support him and ignore his obscene hypocrisy.

Given that ultra-conservative theocratic Christians are almost exclusively and hatefully anti-LGBT, I'm left wondering how any LGBT person could think that, somehow, Trump could be both pro-LGBT while concurrently pandering to the far right.

In short, it's all but impossible. Here's the bottom line: Trump needs the far-right for re-election. He knows, no matter what, he'll have little support from the LGBT community. So when it comes down to throwing either the anti-LGBT faction or the pro-LGBT faction under the bus, it will be the latter.

After reading the linked article, it's pretty clear that far-right theocratic Christians are easily fooled or lacking a moral compass. That's why they voted for Trump in overwhelming numbers.

In contrast, it's equally clear the pro-LGBT community is not easily fooled. That's why they voted against Trump in overwhelming numbers.

A few pro-LGBT people still cling to the delusion that, somehow, Trump will be pro-LGBT, notwithstanding he's surrounded himself with hatefully anti-LGBT people in his administration and promises to sign LGBT-discriminating legislation like FADA.

When Trump-supporting LGBT people finally wake up and realize they've been had, hopefully they will join the anti-Trump alliance and speak out against him.

Almost Busted

I imagine these "out in public" hardcore videos are shot in locations where passersby can be intercepted by a few production assistants, but the near-miss in this scene looks believable. The top is hot and the bottom is cute. They're pretty quiet when they fuck, all things considered, so maybe that's done to keep from attracting too much attention.

If you'd rather watch this on the source webpage or to download your own free copy to keep, you should click here.


14 February 2017

The Will of the People

A new survey has found that a majority of Americans oppose any attempt to deny services to LGBT people in the name of religion (details here).

In other words, they're against things like the fraudulently titled First Amendment Defense Act (FADA), which legalizes LGBT discrimination in the name of religion, a sweeping piece of pending legislation that Donald Trump has promised to sign into law as soon as it crosses his desk.

Trump has repeatedly said he will be the President of all Americans, that he will fight for all Americans, that he will unite all Americans, yet his unwavering support of the hate-based FADA exposes him as a rampant hypocrite. Perhaps the next time he makes this hollow claim, he should clarify his statement: "I will be the President of all heterosexual Americans."

How can he claim to support all Americans when he advocates something that the majority of Americans think is wrong? And if he signs FADA, which seems a certainty, will his LGBT supporters finally admit they were conned?

The Cellist

Maestro Saxon has become obsessed with his star pupil Duncan. When the latter spreads his legs and plays his cello, Saxon cannot help but stare at the thick bulge in the younger man's crotch straining against his snug trousers.

While Duncan plays, lost in the music, Saxon begins fantasizing about seducing his student on the concert stage for all to see. Fantasy becomes reality when Duncan suddenly stops playing and pulls his teacher into a kiss and then guides his head down between his legs.

The watermarked originals for these photos are much larger than they appear below and total thirty in number. To download the complete set in a free zipped folder, you should click here.