For Some Strange Reason ESPN is More Worried about Michael Sam’s Shower Habits than His Game on the Field

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Written by Tatyana Jenene @TatyanaJenene

Football season is approaching and ESPN is full of preseason coverage. We all know that Michael Sam is the first openly gay player in the NFL, he was the 249th pick in this year Draft. While the story should be will Michaela Sam make the St. Louis Rams’ final roster, ESPN can’t really get over the fact that he’s a gay man working in the sport.

For some odd reason someone in the ESPN newsroom thought it would be a good idea to do a segment on Sam’s adjustment to St. Louis Rams. Josina Anderson reported from Earth City, Mo where the Rams are having training camp, before discussing Sam, she talked about various St. Louis Rams’ story and then went on to talk about how Sam is adjusting to the team. One of his teammates, Kendall Langford, said that Sam is “just one of the guys.”

For whatever reason after that Anderson decided to quote an “unnamed” Rams player discussing the same topic:

“Another Rams defensive player told me that ‘Sam is respecting our space’ and that, from his perspective, he seemed to think that Michael Sam is kind of waiting to take a shower, as not to make his teammates uncomfortable.” 

Anderson shared other team memebers’ answer to her irrelevant question. Both Kendall Langford and Alec Ogletree informed the ESPN reporter they weren’t exactly tracking his shower habits.


After backlash from sports fans and players alike (especially from Sam’s teammate Chris Long, he sent out a tweet saying Dear ESPN, Everyone but you is over it.) ESPN issued an apology for the segment in the following statement:

ESPN regrets the manner in which we presented our report…Clearly yesterday we collectively failed to meet the standards we have set in reporting on LGBT-related topics in sports.


Transgender Woman Ts Madison Has Some to Say To All You “Natural Black Women” Who Have Issues With Trans & Gay People

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You guys may have first heard of Ts Madison from her hilarious viral Vine video “New Weave 22 Inches.” You know the one I’m talking about? It’s where the woman is jumping up and down celebrating her new weave, and in the last few frames of the video, she’s dancing naked and swinging a big ole dick… Yeah that one. Well from there, Madison has gone on to become quite a sensation and an advocate for trans equality.

Now I’ve told y’all time and time again that the last person you want to engage in verbal combat is a sissy. Let me go on ahead and add a transgendered woman to the list as well. When some self righteous fight the power type black female took to the internet to write an article about the demise of African American femininity and natural beauty due to transgendered women and gay men, then used Madison’s picture as an illustration, things got a lil ugly. Maddison took to her platform and got the writer of the article all the way together. What I like most and would led me to share this video was the passion in the advocacy behind Madison’s read. Not only did she read this bitch down, she was able to defend her points with facts and truth.

! ~ Ts Madison

Be warned, the writer and other black women who think like her are not the only ones who got read. No ma’am hunty. Madison ever so cleverly turned the lens on the the black gay community as a whole and pointed out that is reasons like this why we must all band together and cut out all the division within the black gay community. What sent me over the top is when Madison pointed out to the entire black gay community that the world as a whole sees us as 1 and lumps all of our asses in one basket. So why is it that we, and already undeserved population, further divide ourselves with titles and bootleg status?

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“Bros Before Hos” – A Pilot Presentation For A New TV Show. Would You Watch This? (video)

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In an era of all this tired ass reality tv, it is good to see that scripted tv is starting to make a small comeback, slowly but surely. Allow me to put on my accountant hat for just a moment. For those of you who would like to see the total eradication of reality tv, don’t hold your breath. Reality tv is dirt cheap to produce in relation to scripted television and the return on investment is HUGE. Let’s face it, scripted shows like Scandal are a gift from the TV Gods and not the norm. I said all that to say… I don’t know, I lost my train of thought.

BROS BEFORE HOS is a television pilot presentation about what it’s like to fall in love in this crazy world we live in now. The series is a semi-autobiographical comedy about three brothers, two straight, one gay, each dealing with modern-day issues in Los Angeles while trying to find love, but screwing shit up along the way.


Because we liked it and thought it was funny. At its heart, this is a family show about three brothers who will never let anyone – guy or girl – come in between their bond. No, we’re not calling women “hos,” but we thought this would be a catchy title to grab people’s attention. Now, if a network wants to make our little show, and feels we should change the title, then we’d be down to having that conversation.


Well, a pilot presentation is a “sizzle reel” of sorts that’s intended to show the world and the powers that be what this show would look like if it were on an actual television network. It’s like a “mini TV episode.”

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NFL Players Mike & Maurkice Pouncey Allegedly Beat Up Gay Man In Miami Club. Hate Crime Or Nah?

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I woke up this afternoon and started calling friends that I don’t talk to during the week, as I do every Sunday afternoon. While talking to my friend Kia back home in Miami, she steered me towards a news report from a local Miami news station. The headline read ” Miami Man Accuses Pouncey Brothers of Assault.” Then she went on to tell me that the man who was attacked was Miami blogger/vlogger Ricky Vasquez. At that very moment I became highly intrigued by the story. I’m from Miami, I’m gay, and I’m also a blogger/vlogger, so you guys can clearly see why I would be interested in this sort of thing. Upon further investigation, I discovered that a female friend of Vasquez was also assaulted. What the hell is going on here?

Around 5 am this morning, Rickey Vasquez took to social media and had this to say about the incident:

“I didn’t know that stuff like this actually f*cking happens to people,” he says in one video. “All I can remember is standing in a crowded club and this big guy keeps hitting me in my back, I look at him and I’m like, OK, he’s obviously turned up. And he just keeps hitting me. I ignore it. I keep ignoring the guy — he’s calling me a faggot. I realize that there’s two of the guys. Now they’re both in my face. The next thing I know, Honey tries to break it up. One of them punches Honey in the face, the other one punches me or the same one, I don’t know. Security comes.

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Daniel Radcliff (Harry Potter) Takes Magic Wand up The Boongee In Gay Sex Scene (Video)

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Y’all remember Harry Potter? Well he is all grownup now and doing big boy things. I remember when he could barely use a magic wand, now he’s… You already know where I am going with this. On a serious note, I think it is amazing that Daniel has chosen to take on such a riske’ role coming fresh out of his 10+ year stint ass Harry Potter.

In his latest movie ‘Kill Your Darlings’ Radcliffe plays poet Allen Ginsberg who gets caught up with the manipulative Lucien Carr. The two share a sex scene that had tongues wagging across Sundance, and with those intense expressions we can understand why. The film comes to UK cinemas at the end of the month.

See exclusive photos and the full sex scene.

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Notorious B.I.G & Faith Evan’s Son Graduates And Comes Out The Closet At The Same Damn Time

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Tis the season for all the kids to graduate high school. Tis is also the season for everyone to be who the hell they are. Notorious B.I.G. & Faith Evans’s son Christopher Wallace Jr. recently graduated high school. He and Faith both posted pictures of their momentous occasion on social media, but one particular photo is garnering a little more attention than the rest.

DISCLAIMER, Christopher’s sexual orientation (whatever that might be), should not overshadow his accomplishment, BUT…

The above photo begs the question is Christopher Wallace Jr. gay? You’ve got to admit that it is a little ironic that his father for all intents and purposes was a gangster rapper and this picture defies what that lifestyle is all about. KUDOS to Faith Evans for A) not allowing her son to buy into all that gangster bullsh!t just because of who his father was, and B) raising her son in such a manner that he feels free and comfortable to express himself however the hell he sees fit, gay, straight, or indifferent.

Faith hasn’t taken too kindly to some of the banter and had some choice words for blogger Sandra Rose. Check out what Faith had to say as well as other pictures from the gradation Continue reading

Orange Is The New Black Transgender Actress Laverne Cox Covers Time Magazine

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Come through Laverne Cox! Yes Gawd Hunty! Y’all get you some of them size 17 feet! Mama is making her mark on the world. You know you are that chick when your face graces the cover of Time magazine. You better break down barriers and move mountains. I AM HERE FOR ALL OF THIS!

Check out the interview below:

Who was in your house growing up?

My twin brother and my mother, just the three of us. I never knew my father. He was never married to her mother, he was never a part of my life. It was just my mom, my brother and me.

And what were you like as a child?

I was really creative. I started to dance very young. I loved to dance. I begged my mother to put me into dance classes and finally, in third grade, she did. Tap and jazz but not ballet. She thought ballet was too gay … Throughout all of that, I was very feminine and I was really bullied, majorly bullied. There was this side of me that was this over-achiever that loved learning. But then I was also taunted at school. I was called names. I was made fun of.

Are there any particular instances of bullying that stand out in your memory?

There was this one instance in junior high when I had gotten off the bus and I was chased by a group of kids, which was, you know, pretty normal. They couldn’t really bully me on the bus because the bus driver could see in the rearview mirror, and that wasn’t allowed. But the second we got off the bus, they would try to beat me up. So I’d have to start running, immediately. So that day I was running for my life, basically, and four or five kids caught me. They were in the band. And I remember being held down and hit with drumsticks by these kids. And a parent saw it, the parent of some other student, and called the principal and the principal called my mother and my mother found out about it.

Otherwise you wouldn’t have told her?

No. And I remember being yelled at, because I didn’t tell her and then because I didn’t fight back. I never wanted to fight back. I was scared. I also thought I was above duking it out in the schoolyard with kids. I remember being blamed for having been attacked by a group of kids.

Is there a moment or time you remember first feeling like you might be transgender?

I tell this story about third grade. My third grade teacher called my mom and said ‘Your son is going to end up in New Orleans wearing a dress.’ Up until that point I just thought that I was a girl and that there was no difference between girls and boys. I think in my imagination I thought that I would hit puberty and I would start turning into a girl.

How did your thinking change after that moment in third grade?

Going to a therapist and the fear of God being placed in me about ending up in New Orleans wearing a dress, that was a profoundly shaming moment for me. I associated it with being some sort of degenerate, with not being successful. My mother was a teacher. She was grooming my brother and me to be successful, accomplished people. I didn’t associate being trans, or wearing a dress, with that, or wanting to be a girl with being successful. So it’s something I just started to push down. I wanted to be famous, I wanted to perform. Those things I really, really wanted more than anything else. Continue reading

Black Gay Dads Get A Book Deal Thanks To You Guy’s Social Media Outrage & SUPPORT

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“Laughing all the way to the bank! Thanks Bitches” That was my motto when I first embarked upon this whole Funky Dineva endeavor. When I started with the the wigs and the occasional lipstick, narrow minded people could not get pass the gay of it all to receive the gift of it all. The gay of it all seemed to have trumped the intellect of it, the humor of it, and the brilliance of it all. I know first hand that this is a sentiment that Kordale Lewis understands all too well. I heard a quote the other day that said something along the lines of “we will throw a party, forgive, and love a murderer, but hate a gay for loving a man” Kind of deep huh?

The framed photo above garnered Kordale Lewis and his partner Kaleb so much attention, that Kordale was offered a book deal. The fact that the photo sparked so much outrage is evidentiary of how love starved our world is. Oh well, as the old adage goes, “when life gives you lemons, turn it into lemonade”.  That’s exactly what Kordale did!

Gay Dad Reveals the Real Story Behind their Popular Family Picture

Atlanta – Kordale Lewis, one of two gay fathers who appeared in a selfie with two of his biological children, has released his much-anticipated memoir, “Picture Perfect?” with hopes to answer some of the many questions he got when the picture went viral, reaching people in all parts of the world, including Spain, France, Japan, Great Britain, Russia, the West Indies, and South America.

When Lewis, 25, snapped a picture of him and his partner, Kaleb, 25, brushing his daughters’ hair for school, he thought nothing of it. “I just thought it would be a cool picture, so I posted it on Facebook and then to Instagram,” he says. Although he had posted other family photos with him, Kaleb and their three children (son Kordale Jr. was not pictured in the viral selfie), this particular picture seemed to endear itself to people all over the world. “I think it was so interesting to so many people because it showed two black dads actively taking care of their kids and just loving them.”

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