Boy, does New Hampshire ever have a split personality tonight! On the Democratic side, voters have chosen Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders as the party's nominee, while the Republicans just handed Donald Trump his first primary win.
Hillary conceded NH with just a few % of the votes counted.
Next up, Nevada and South Carolina.
So gay (not LGBT!) bathhouses are rebranding and becoming cool again. Check out Frank Melleno's (Work Unfriendly) Polaroids from The Fairoaks Hotel bathhouse in San Francisco 1978 to get an idea of what most people think of when they think of bathhouses.
According to Hawpost:
At its prime, bathhouses were cool because of their popularity among gay, bi and closeted men. There used to be somewhat of a beauty competition on who was allowed to enter these establishments. Sort of like the lines at the hottest nightclub in town where bouncers let in the most gorgeous and stunning people as others get left behind. The 75 year-old president of the North American Bathhouse Association also known as NABA, Dennis Holding recalls his experience of this in the 1970s:
“There was a club in LA called The 8709. It was on the second floor. In its day, there would be a line down the stairs to the street, and you’d wait and you’d climb all the way up, and if the attendant didn’t like your looks he wouldn’t let you in. I got rejected there once, but I got let in three or four times, and I remember the process quite well. But if they thought you weren’t attractive enough they wouldn’t let you in.”
At the height of their success, there were about 700 bathhouses operating throughout the country in the late 1980s. Today that number is down to a merely 60 in operation!
“The acceptance of gays has changed the whole world,” Dennis Holding, who owns a small bathhouse in Miami told the AP. “It’s taken away the need to sneak around places like these and today, you can go to the supermarket, launch your Grindr app and hook-up.”
Yes technology and social media have changed the rules of the game but technology will never be able to replace the safe and comfortable environment that the baths have to offer. At least not yet. Although Grindr can connect you with guys you MIGHT think look like their profile pictures, it doesn’t give you an easy option to walk away once you meet the guy for the first time.
I've actually never been inside a bathhouse. Am I missing out?
Tommy Kelly a child actor with film credits from 1938—his debut in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer in the title role—through 1950, has died at 90 of congestive heart failure.
Though Kelly quit acting and seldom talked about it after his retirement, he worked in the Peace Corps and for the U.S. government, and was married to the same woman for 67 years.
One of Kelly's most noteworthy movie credits: He cried on camera in Gone with the Wind (1939); there are now precious few people known to be living who appeared in one of the most beloved spectacles of all time.
Of his Tom Sawyer cast mates, the charming Jack Moran (1923—1990; pictured) as Huck Finn, who also appeared in GWTW, preceded him in death. Only Cora Sue Collins, 88, (I met her here!) and Ann Gillis, turning 89 on February 12, from the movie are still with us.
I'm officially asking social media sizzler Austin Rhodes on a date here and now, right after I get some ID. (Image via Instagram)
Out Magazine wants you to vote in its poll to determine the most eligible gay bachelor. I'm assuming all gay men are considered eligible bachelors, even the legally married ones, since they're all in open relationships.
After the jump, watch Austin and his brother Aaron come out to their dad, a viral video with over 21 million views. For more on Anthony Wayne, check out my coverage of his turn as Sylvester.
Anthony Wayne might be the most talented on the list, has to be one of the best built. (Image via Instagram)
Davide Zongoli image via Boys of Life
The series debuts on Valentine's Day, so you can either share it with your boyfriend or, possibly, with an entire bag of peanut M&Ms and a lot of frustration.
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Steve Grand addresses that time last summer when he was a little annoyed with gay blogs using and re-using his old Speedo photos, but makes clear he has NO problem being objectified. He never said don't objectify him. He's still talking about it mainly because people still snarkily bring up that he's the guy who shows skin and complains about showing skin (which he's not).
“I've learned how to take much more than that” would be a good sound byte for a dirty Steve Grand audio file.
Keep reading for his take on the issue of flaunting your body as a gay male artist vs. as a straight female artist ...