Monday, July 31, 2006
Sunday, July 30, 2006
What can I say about one of the hottest actor on the planet ! Not much except maybe get your GQ copy ;-) For more photos of Channing tatum in this issue of GQ ::
More Channing Tatum posts Channing Tatum in Step Up Channing Tatum Naked Gay news for the Queer Australian
Saturday, July 29, 2006
Seeing Madonna return to the dance floor and re-establishing her icon status among her gay fans - not to mention boosting up her record sales worldwide - Robbie Williams is supposedly working on a top secret dance album, targeting at her Madgesty’s fanbase. Rumor has it he is collaborating with producer William ‘Ray Of Light’ Orbit and the Pet Shop Boys. Robbie's last CD ‘Intensive Care’ had this rock edge that – apparently – was not so appealing for his more camp pop audience. The project is said to be so secret, Robbie decided to work on it using an alias. Considering Madonna's successful sample of Abba's 'Gimme Gimme Gimme,' maybe Robbie is targeting the same formula. Something from Take That perhaps?
Thanks to GUS Magazine.
Ever since his career started with the once so popular boys band Take That there have been rumors about the sexual preference of Robbie Williams. Is he gay, or is he not. Over the years, the singers provocative attitude hasn’t really helped him in denying his rumored homosexuality. On the contrary. Apparently it is allowed for a celebrity to play with his audience and let them believe.
It becomes a different case though when established papers start adding to the rumors. The People Newspaper for example, who ran a story in 2004, headlined ‘Robbie’s secret gay lover’. The paper claimed that in his biography, written by friend Chris Heath, Robbie had been pretending his only sexual relations had been with women, and that in reality he was gay and had engaged in casual encounters with strange men. The newspaper also alleged the 31-year-old pop star had enticed a stranger into a toilet in a Manchester club where they performed sex acts on each other and where Robbie invited the stranger in further sex engagement. One wonders where this detailed information comes from. And Robbie must have asked himself the same question. Which resulted in him suing The People Newspaper, and dragging Star and Hotstar magazines along. To make a long story short, Robbie won the case and has accepted substantial but undisclosed libel damages from the three papers. Robbie’s lawyer told the London High Court that "Mr. Williams is not, and has never been, homosexual, " which means so much as Robbie is not gay right now, but he might become homosexual in the future. So it could be that he actually is, but too afraid to admit it. Conclusion, we still don’t know anything.
Thank to Yahoo News
Friday, July 28, 2006
A gay group representing homosexual military recruits has hit out at the sacking of an Arab linguist from the US Army after he was outed on the internet.
Former Sergeant Bleu Copas was stationed at Fort Bragg, and was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division.
A decorated Sergeant who received impressive performance reviews, Copas also performed in the 82nd Airborne Chorus.
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Reichen Lehmkuhl, is a Former Air Force Captain. Winner of the Amazing race 4, Reichen is currently writing a book "Here's
What We'll Say" about the don't ask don't tell policy in the United Air Force Academy. Having a body is not everything in life, but when you have the full package, it sure helps ! You have to visit Reichen official to learn more about this amazing man.
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Read his interview for Instinct Magazine.
“I knew that I was in this popular band and I had four other guys’ careers in my hand, and I knew that if I ever acted on it or even said (that I was gay), it would overpower everything,” he tells the magazine.
’N Sync is known for a string of hits including “Bye Bye Bye” and “It’s Gonna Be Me.” The band went on hiatus in 2002. Bass has also found headlines for undertaking astronaut training and failing to raise money for a trip into space. Bass says he wondered if his coming out could prompt “the end of ’N Sync.” He explains, “So I had that weight on me of like, ‘Wow, if I ever let anyone know, it’s bad.’ So I just never did.”
The singer says he’s in a “very stable” relationship with 32-year-old actor Reichen Lehmkuhl, winner of season four of CBS’ “Amazing Race.” Gay news for the Queer Australian
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Who else other than , Gay Soccer Icon David Beckham can do a better speedo festival White is really transparent when wet, too bad no shots were made from the front ;-) But another bulge adjustment will excuse our favorite English soccer player.
Meanwhile, previously..... white underwear, sunglasses, and David Beckham ...Gay news for the Queer Australian
A source close to George Michael says plans for his lavish gay wedding to Kenny Goss are off [You cant help but feel sorry for George. Being sprung doing a beat is one thing but having it plastered all over the worlds press (and blogs) is another. And then there was the cannabis in the car, and the dunny in LA and the $100,000,000 income. Why doesnt he just hire rent boys???]
To mark their ten years together, George Michael and his American lover Kenny Goss had been looking forward to an Elton John-style gay 'wedding' ceremony followed by a lavish party.
But plans for the nuptials are off - after the singer was seen emerging from bushes following a sexual encounter with a pot-bellied, jobless van driver. "They are reassessing their relationship at the moment so there are no immediate plans," said a source close to 43-year-old Michael. "Things are very much up in the air."
Michael was forced to admit to the world that he was gay in 1998 after Californian police arrested him for lewd conduct in a public lavatory. Recently he was charged with cannabis possession after being found slumped at the wheel of his car in Hyde Park. In a separate incident he was questioned by officers after colliding with three parked cars and driving off without informing their owners.
His latest late-night escapade happened on Hampstead Heath, a mile from his £5million home in Highgate, North London. The News of the World caught him returning to his car after an encounter with 58-year-old Norman Kirtland, from Brighton. Sex in public places is illegal if it is likely that it can be witnessed by a third party. But a police spokesman said they were not planning to investigate as Michael had not been caught by an officer and no complaint had been made.
The singer has insisted in the past that he and Goss, 48, have an open relationship, saying: "Gay relationships are a bit different. I'm sure we'll be allowed to roam if we want to. But we love each other dearly." Only three months ago Michael, who is believed to be worth £50 million, told Michael Parkinson that he was to seal his relationship, saying: "We'll do it on our tenth anniversary, we'll probably do the formal legal thing then the party." But the source close to Michael yesterday admitted: "They do not feel that it is relevant now." Gay news for the Queer Australian
The results are reported in the latest issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing. Researchers at Massey University surveyed 2,269 lesbian, gay and bisexual people to discover how they felt about revealing their sexuality and the reaction of primary healthcare providers, such as family doctors and practice nurses, when they did.
Both men and women reported that healthcare providers generally assumed they were heterosexual. But for women the number was significantly higher. Women also found their healthcare providers were more likely to become uncomfortable when they said they were either lesbian or bisexual. Health-care. Male patients - especially those over the age of 40 - the study found, are much more likely to report positive experiences after telling health-care providers that they are homosexual.
After the disclosure of their sexuality, 43 per cent of men said they felt their health care provider's attitude influenced the care they received in a positive way, compared with 28 per cent of women. The study of 2,269 LGBT people was almost equally divided between men and women. Just over 50 percent of the group had a university degree, compared to 15 per cent of the general New Zealand population.
Almost half was in a same-sex relationship with 45 per cent living with their partners 14 per cent with partners who lived elsewhere. Four percent of the sample group identified as bisexual. "It's important that healthcare providers are aware of people's sexuality as non disclosure has been shown to have a negative impact on their health" said Dr Stephen Neville of Massey University, and one of the authors of the study.. "For example, people who are lesbian, gay and bisexual are more likely to face an increased risk of suicide, depression and other mental health problems."
Neville also said that other health problems appear more prevalent in the LGBT community. "A number of health problems do tend to be more prevalent in lesbian, gay and bisexual people, such as depression. And in the era of HIV and hepatitis B and C, appropriate sex and lifestyle healthcare education must be a core part of any health assessment. Gay news for the Queer Australian
Monday, July 24, 2006
Sunday, July 23, 2006
"Sometimes I lie awake worrying that we're trying to achieve the impossible by bringing something on this scale to London," says Helen Marriage, who masterminded the Sultan's Elephant project. "Then I think all we're doing is closing a few roads so that an elephant can trundle around, and that's not such a big deal - although a gigantic mechanical elephant does stretch the British imagination somewhat."
Fairytales are supposed to be placeless (castles or woods), timeless (once upon a time), and nameless (the youngest son or the fairest of them all). They are supposed to be folk stories filled with imaginary characters and magical events. So what happens when one comes to life?
The delightful and unexpected interactions that emerged from the elephant's path and wake from May 4-7 [1 second past 2 minutes past 3 oçlock on the 4th May 2006 1:2:3 4/5/6] tell you more about London in a moment than a thousand Richard Branson commercials, Evening Standard headlines or Blairite Olympic bids. The 12m high elephant, time traveling sultan entourage, and gigantic little-girl-lost blend into the streets at a standstill. As unusual an event as this Jules Verne inspired French Royal de Luxe production appears, for those who attend it is the most natural thing in the world. The smiles on the faces of children and adults alike, the street heralds preceding his movements ("THE ELEPHANT IS COMING! THE ELEPHANT IS COMING!"), and the parades following them in a light drizzle tell a story too often muzzled by the spasms of neurotic dog-eat-dog (or is it doggie-dogg) London. After everything, it is a wonderful place to live. Just watch you don't get trampled by the big hoof of an elephant in search of love and compassion.
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Saturday, July 22, 2006
Ronaldo was selected in a vote of 3000 readers as “the most beautiful, the most attractive and the sexiest' player at the showpiece event.”
Ronaldo beat second placed Swedish striker Markus Rosenberg who was followed by England's Michael Owen and David Beckham and Dutch winger Robin van Persie, in the team named FC Hunks. Gay news for the Queer Australian
Gay Icon David Beckham has made a decision to step down as captain of the England team. A lot of people are always very keen to jump on the Beckham should be dropped for England bandwagon.
Beckham was Real Madrid’s best player this season by a mile, and that was a team including, Ronaldo, Zidane, Raul, Roberto Carlos & Robiniho. The Rumor going around now is that Cristiano Ronaldo is on his way to Real Madrid, and i do feel after the England Portugal match and his actions, that may be the safest place for him, what this means is possibly a return for David Beckham in the Premiership and wouldn’t we all love that.
Beckham was voted after Ronaldo as the number one gay soccer icon. Ronaldo was recently reported by the Sun "newspaper" (and who would believe anything they read there) that Ronaldo was gay.
Just in: Gay Soccer Icon David Beckham in Speedos Gay news for the Queer Australian
Friday, July 21, 2006
Published: July 19, 2006
Personal trainers are the new dental hygienists: health professionals who prattle on about how they spent their weekend while their clients are under physical duress and most vulnerable.
So “Work Out,” a reality show on Bravo set in a trendy Beverly Hills gym, sounds dubious: a chance not only to hear about the weekend but actually to watch it unfold. Yet the series, which has its premiere tonight, is surprisingly compelling, a rollicking workplace melodrama set amid protein shakes, elliptical machines and glistening abs. Jackie Warner, the owner of Sky Sport and Spa, is an attractive, exacting businesswoman with a quiet charisma; her trainers compete uneasily for her approval and their rightful place in the cutthroat world of beauty and fitness, the twin pillars of Hollywood.
Jackie is all business, except when dealing with her lover, Mimi, a blond Brazilian-born spitfire with a habit of biting when she feels jealous or ignored. Their love affair is one of several subplots, but it is nevertheless noteworthy; kisses, bedroom spats and physical passion are shown in more detail than other reality shows on Bravo do, but without fanfare. The focus of the series is the gym. The sexual orientations of its denizens — some trainers are gay, others straight — are just another part of the pumped-up life in Southern California.
And that is what makes Bravo, which is owned by NBC Universal, the premier gay network, even though it is not labeled as such. Logo, a niche cable network that MTV created a year ago for gay viewers, is an earnest, didactic celebration of sexual self-determination in even its most marginal manifestations: gay Republicans, biker lesbians and many gender-defying groups, including transsexuals. (A documentary, “No Dumb Questions,” is summed up this way by Logo: “Three kids try to understand their Uncle Bill becoming Barbara.”)
Logo is worthy, but too narrowly cast to draw a broad spectrum of viewers. That is also true of Here!, a pay-per-view network that is also not overly welcoming to outsiders, and perhaps a little claustrophobic for those inside. Both niche networks preach tolerance, but reinforce an us-against-the-mainstream isolation. Gay news for the Queer Australian
Last week following a meeting with business and community leaders, a council plan to install a series of closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) on Sydney, Australia's Oxford Street to curb continuing anti-gay violence gained approval from community groups and local businesses. The City of Sydney’s council plan involves the operation of seven CCTV cameras in areas along Sydney’s famous gay strip identified by police as ‘trouble hotspots’.
The plan, which appears highly likely to gain council approval, could see the Oxford St cameras in operation before the end of the year. According to a spokesperson for the City of Sydney, the CCTV proposal is a definite initiative aimed at decreasing the level of homophobic violence experienced by the large gay and lesbian community centred around the Oxford Street precinct. The spokesperson said the cameras would focus on monitoring assaults and the drug trade but wouldn’t target drug users or sex workers. Footage would be destroyed after 21 days if not required by police. Danger areas already identified by police as suitable locations include an area near Oxford, Commonwealth and College St; Oxford and Pelican St; Oxford and Riley St; Oxford and Crown St; Oxford and Bourke St; Oxford and Forbes St overlooking Taylor Square; and Bourke St also overlooking Taylor Square.
So far the CCTV proposal has the support of ACON and local retailers’ group Darlinghurst Business Partnership, however both organisations are firm on their position that the placement of cameras will provide only part of the solution to the crime-riddled area. Darlinghurst Business Partnership is also urging council not to use the cameras to monitor entry to sex-on-premises venues.
Long-time Oxford Street retailer and Darlinghurst Business Partnership member Robert Tait said the cameras would diminish privacy on a street traditionally famed for its liberal attitude, calling the cameras “an infringement on our hard-fought right to privacy”. Tait suggested increased policing and locating a police station on Oxford Street as a better strategy to combat homophobic violence in an area famed for its promotion of the gay and lesbian lifestyle. Gay news for the Queer Australian
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Hayes, a native of Australia, was previously married to his college sweetheart, Colby Taylor, a Brisbane schoolteacher whom he wed in 1994. The couple split in 1998 and divorced in 2000. "No one cheated on anyone," Hayes told PEOPLE in 2000. "We were really young when we got married. We hadn't finished growing. We lead very different lives now."
Williams says of Hayes, "As far as anyone who knows him, he's been 'out' for years. He did feel the pressure because he'd do interviews with Australian press, and he'd say he had his partner Richard, and they'd still ask, 'Are you gay?' And he'd say, 'My partner is called Richard.' They just want the quote: 'Yes, I'm gay.' It's not that he doesn't want to give the quote, it's just that it's not a big deal."
The same year Hayes and wife separated, Savage Garden – the Australian pop duo made up of Hayes and guitarist-keyboard player Daniel Jones – burst onto the music scene with their self-titled debut album, which sold 12 million copies and produced the No. 1 single "Truly Madly Deeply." The band broke up in 2001 and Hayes released his first solo album, Insatiable, the following year.
"I'm proud of who I am, and after what felt like an eternity, I'm finally in a place where my heart is secure and content," Hayes writes in his Web posting. "And I can finally make sense of all of the searching."
As for why he decided to share the news of his wedding, he writes, "As so many of you have given me your heart and soul over the past 10 years, I thought it only fitting that I too return the respect and inform you of the most significant event in my life." Gay news for the Queer Australian
This is the advise Jamie Dornan got when he made the step from being a relatively known model in Northern Ireland, to becoming an international fashion celebrity. Apparently, his Irish charm worked some serious magic, which landed him various modeling jobs from advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger to editorial spreads for GQ, and a romantically involvement with British actress Keira Knightley. Jamie doesn’t take the modeling world to serious, which, according to himself, is one of the reasons behind his success.
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Recently Jamie decided to broaden his horizons and started working on a debut album with a London producer, while at the same time his girlfriend is helping him jump-start a movie career. Looks his luck won’t run out anytime soon.