Science proves that gay men like bubble butts because …

I was out at Bill’s Filling Station in Wilton Manors last night and my friend Kenny pointed out a guy that was wearing no underwear, baggy jeans and a little butt crack on display.  He asked me, „Is that attractive? Who wears the jeans like that and no underwear?“  I replied that a confident man wears that and it matches his 15 year old „PIG“ tank top.  He was wearing it well for a mid 40’s something year old man, but I did wish there was a little more butt in those jeans.

What kind of man are you?  Leg man? Arms?  Eyes?  Butt?  Smile?  We all like what we like and we have things that turn us off, too.  But a recent study states that us butt men are butt men for a reason. 

Blake Michaels of shares with us the results of a survey done by

only 7% of gay males say a perky butt is the sexiest thing on a man. Firm thighs were dead last at 3% (surprising, huh?). At the top of the list with 37% is a toned chest, while 6-pack abs followed behind at 19%.

So not all of us are butt men.  Only 7%?  I think that is a little bit of a low number.  So why do we like butts?

While straight men innately find a woman with curves sexually appealing, the message their brain is reading is “this lady can give me some healthy spawn.” So where does it leave gay guys who find a butt on a man just as sexy? It’s all the same thing. – GAYGUYS

Wait,  that doesn’t explain anything does it?  Does that justify the 7% since not all gay men want to breed / spawn / have children?  Does that mean if we are a butt man, we are looking to procreate?  For clarity on this, head on over to GAYGUYS for the rest of Blake Michael’s story.

What are you?  Are you a butt man? Eyes? Personality?  Hairy chest?  Do each of these different zones mean we are genetically looking for something different than the butt man looking for mating?

I do want to say, I think I just lost the rest of my Saturday to looking at bubble butt pics and videos online. There’s a lot out there to enjoy.

How to have anal sex: Steps for gay men

If having anal sex was as easy as it appears in gay porn, I’d probably do it every day. However, there is more to it and gay men (women too) need to understand how to have anal sex.

It wasn’t until my mid-20s that I got truly comfortable with anal. When I was younger (I’m still in my very very late 20s, or very early 30s before you ask), I had some really painful experiences as a bottom, and some scarily messy experiences as a top.

During gay sex, whether you’re topbottomversatile or have no idea (we’ll cover this another time), planning, practice, preparation and communication are all vital when taking it up the rear. I wish I knew what I know now, when I was younger. But now I know plenty. We’ve got this sorted. Here’s how to have anal sex.

How to have anal sex: Steps for gay men

Hot Legs (Short Gay Film)

Short Film produced by Underdog Productions (Pty) Ltd in 1995.

Note: This film contains some male nudity, contains material of a gay nature, and may be disturbing to younger viewers. It also contains some fast flash shots.

Written & Directed by Luiz DeBarossProduced by: Marc Schwinges

Starring:Tim: David DucasDave: Gerrie BarnardTim Jnr: Glen FineDave Jnr: Leon WeedKid One: Miguel BarrosKid Tow: Marcus MuddPoliceman One: Carlo GoertzPoliceman Two: Criag KellyMother: Mariana CarrilloSon: Sipho Khuzwago Moyo

Director of Photography: Peter PohorskyProduction Manager: Brendan RiceProduction Assistant: David HeckerFocus Puller: Greg PoissonGrip: Tony Slater

Sound: Jeremy HattinghSound: Ian MillerBoom Operator: Sean Kelly

Senior Make-up Artist: Adrienne CohenMake-Up Artist: Ionka Nel

Runners: Wayne Fick, Paul Hanrahan, Hal Couzens, Bronwyn Vermeulen, Oliver Galloway.

Post Production Advisor: Hal CouzensNon-Liner Editor: Llewelyn Roderick

Executive Producers: Marc Schwinges, Catherine Bester & Charlotte Bauer

Hot Legs (Short Gay Film)

The best gay sex positions: How do gay men have sex?

As anyone who’s ever had gay sex, thought about gay sex or watched gay sex will know there are endless combinations possible gay sex positions. But where to start? What feels best? How do you gay men have sex?

This guide to the four most accessible – and we reckon most pleasurable – gay sex positions will help get you started.

Before we get stuck into how to stick it in, we’d always condone safer sex and recommend you read our guide to PrEP, and always use condoms when having sex.

The best gay sex positions: How do gay men have sex?

10 great British gay films

From Victim to Weekend, we remember some of the best British gay films.

Few countries can rival the UK when it comes to making great and diverse gay films. This may come as a surprise from a country where male homosexuality was illegal until as recently as 1967, and where gay marriage continues to ruffle right-wingers, swivel-eyed or otherwise. Yet despite their often taboo nature, films with gay characters have been around since the silent era.

So what key British gay films are out there? We’ve narrowed down the list to films easily available on DVD, although honourable mention must go to the über-rare Two Gentlemen Sharing (1969), a swinging slice of the 60s that hinted at interracial homosexuality. And if you like Vicious (millions seem to), you may get a perverse kick out of Staircase (1969), a dreadful vehicle for Richard Burton and Rex Harrison as two ageing queens in a perpetual state of mutual- and self-loathing.

Each of the recommendations included here is available to view in the UK.

This list should really be a Top 11 – the omission of Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), the first British film to feature a gay kiss, is borderline inexcusable. Tom Shkolnik’s beautifully observed The Comedian (2012), in which a possibly gay, possibly bi thirtysomething (Edward Hogg) tries to make it as a standup in the capital, also narrowly missed inclusion. 

 10 great British gay films

An Inside Look at Gay Men’s Hairless Butt Obsession

„Porn does a lot to teach us that a smooth bottom is the only bottom.“

The steel shower head in my college dorm’s communal bathroom watched me every time. Its view was so sad: the focus on my face; my clenched jaw; the backs of my ankles flexed as I contorted by body to shave the hair buried in my butt crack.

Being gay and a bottom (ie, someone who receives penetration) I’m often concerned about my butt hair situation. Countless hookups have requested a butt that’s polished, lacking even the tiniest hint of stubble. It’s unfair, when you think about it: Being penetrated in itself forces you to be vulnerable—yet guys also have the gall to ask us to look „perfect“ during the act? But it’s what I’ve come to expect: Which is why, in that dismal shower stall, I pushed through the pain of twisting my body and went forth with my trusty razor.

It’s not that I’ve had bad luck in picking partners who care way too much about butt hair. It’s a real point of concern among gay men. On AskGayBros, a 188k-member Reddit page, bottoms ask questions like „What’s the shaving situation in Manhattan?“ and „As a bottom twink, should I embrace my butt hair?“ On Grindr, the go-to hookup app, tops (ie, the folks who do the penetrating) talk about their preferences for smooth behinds, and complain about the unpleasant chafing caused by coarse hair during sex. Well, I have news for you, tops: It’s not exactly pleasant to figure out how to shave your own butt. (This isn’t to say all tops are bad. An anonymous source told me his partners have literally offered to shave his butt for their own enjoyment. Romance isn’t dead!)

„Porn does a lot to teach us that a smooth bottom is the only bottom.“

This fixation on „porcelain ass cheeks“ could be coming from mainstream porn, says Madison Moore, author and assistant professor of gender, sexuality, and women’s studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. „Seeing absolutely hairless, smooth bottoms in porn does a lot to teach us that a smooth bottom is the only bottom,“ he says.

Besides porn, the popularity of early-2000s boy bands might have something to do with the „mass exodus of body hair“ in gay culture, says Daniel Saynt, founder of sexual wellness club NSFW. Young, attractive, hairless men à la Justin Timberlake and Lance Bass became the ideal—and hairy men dealt with it be excessively shaving, trimming, and grooming.

But shaving your butt isn’t just a time-consuming act in support of unrealistic male beauty standards (although surely, that should be enough to make us think twice about it). It could also be bad for your health, depending on how you do it, says Nicholas K. Mollanazar, MD, MBA, FAAD, a board certified dermatologist from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

“When shaving our skin, we are creating microtraumas to the surface of it,” Mollanazar says. “This trauma results in microscopic tears and fissures at the very top layers of the skin. These act as entry points for infections, such as HPV, the virus implicated in genital warts. This is why it is very important never to shave the perianal or genital areas on the day of expected intercourse.“ (If you’re gonna shave at all, Mollanazar recommends doing it one to three days prior to doing the deed.)

I did find a few bottoms who said they were into it—for their own pleasure. Ty Mitchell, a writer and gay porn performer, insists he never removes his butt hair for anyone but himself, because he likes it. He goes to every 6-8 weeks, where he pays $50 for a 15-minute „full butt“ service. The wax consists of lemon juice, water, and sugar; he says the process is generally less irritating than shaving and lasts a lot longer, and that his hair even grows back thinner.

One man who sells videos on the porn app OnlyFans—he goes by the username @damagedbttm—told me he prefers receiving rim jobs and penetrative sex when his own hair doesn’t get in the way.

„[Shaving] makes the area around your hole more sensitive so that when you’re getting rimmed by a guy with facial hair, it feels one-hundred times better,” he says. “It’s almost like that feeling of release when you pull a pine needle you stepped on out of your foot, but better because there’s no pain.”

Is that really it? The only plus-side to the very precise hard work of fancying your peach is a pleasurable tingle from getting rimmed? I guess you also spare yourself some uncomfortable hair-tugging when he’s pulling out—but even still. Is the pressure for bottoms to shave their butts really worth all the stress?

On Twitter, Remy Duran—contestant on MTV’s sexually-fluid season of Are You the One and noted „coolest person in the room“—called for bottoms to stop shaving their butts the same way some women have resisted patriarchal beauty expectations. „2020 is the year bottoms stop shaving their hole for tops!!!!“ he wrote in a protected tweet, meaning it’s only visible to approved followers. „Hairy Holes are for bottoms as to what the new hairy armpits and legs are to women!!!!! Let it grow, let it show!“

According to Moore, the “most important [thing] is that no one should be made to feel unsexy” because of their natural body. Saynt echoes the sentiment, pointing out that with increased gay and bisexual men’s visibility in mainstream media—and representation of all types of bodies and hairiness levels—“we’re getting a wider vision of what a man can be.”

Will I continue to shave my butt hair? I think so, yes. But what I’ll also practice more of is verifying the intention of my actions: Am I doing this to my body for me, or for someone else’s enjoyment? Because the key to pleasure and personal acceptance—and, like, actually deciding whether I should shave my butt hair or not—is mine.

So, tops: Don’t ask us to shave our butt hair. We’ll do it if we want to.

The 50 Best LGBTQ Movies Ever Made

Here are the best movies that depict the queer experience in all its complexities.

The good news: this year you have time for some movies.

Under normal circumstances, June busts out all over with Pride Month parties and parades. The gay neighborhood thumps with house music. Your bank, cable company and sandwich shop rush to remind you of their support for the LGBTQ+ community. And if you can bear the crowds, you leave a Pride festival with a draft-beer buzz, an application for a rainbow-flag credit card, and a paper fan with Chelsea Handler’s face on it. It’s a lot, but it’s ours.

This year, the public events of LGBTQ Pride Month—much like sports, school, and life itself—are cancelled. We’re stuck inside unless we’re marching for police reform. The few bars that have reopened are for the reckless and foolish, and let’s be honest: there’s only so much dancing a person can do on Zoom. The conditions are optimal for you to catch up on your queer cinema.

We’ve come a ways in fifty years, from the self-loathing middle-aged men of The Boys In The Band to the peppy teens of Love, Simon. The range runs from the shoestring brilliance of The Watermelon Woman to the big-budget glitter-bomb that is Rocketman. 1982’s tentative Making Love derailed the careers of its two lead actors; 2017’s Call Me By Your Name cemented its pair as movie stars. While gay characters tended until much too recently to be one-dimensional, white, and doomed, in 2018 Barry Jenkins won a Best Picture Oscar telling the layered and hopeful story of a gay Black man in Moonlight.

There’s a lot of history to explore, and there’s never been a better time to do it. Borrow a streaming service password from family– however you define it!–and dive in.

If it feels a bit like a CW version of an Afterschool Special, that’s no mistake: teen-tv super-producer Greg Berlanti makes his feature film directorial debut here. It’s as chaste a love story as you’re likely to see in the 21st century— the hunky gardener who makes the title teen question his sexuality is wearing a long-sleeved shirt, for God’s sake—but you know what? The queer kids of the future need their wholesome entertainment too.

Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine play headmistresses at a school for girls who are accused by a student of being in a lesbian relationship. While the accusation is false, it nearly ruins the women’s standing in their community and threatens their friendship—and forces one of them to reevaluate her own identity.

A gay fantasia on Elton themes. An Elton John biopic was never going to be understated, but this glittering jukebox musical goes way over the top and then keeps going. It might be an overcorrection from the straight-washing of the previous year’s Bohemian Rhapsody, but when it’s this much fun, it’s best not to overthink it.

Charming Irish movie that answers the question: “What if John Hughes were Irish and gay?” Misfit Ned struggles at a rugby-obsessed boarding school until a mysterious new kid moves in and an unlikely friendship changes them both. Along the way, a rousing performance from Andrew Scott as an inspiring teacher with a secret of his own, and a rugby game set to a Rufus Wainwright song. Just the thing to lift your spirits.

The life of Cuba’s „transformistas“ is captured beautifully in this father-son story about a boy who wants to perform drag and his father, newly released from prison and unable to accept who his son is. Shot beautifully, with great music and a close look at Havana in all its run-down and colorful glory.

The quintessential ’80s lesbian romantic drama, Desert Hearts follows an English professor and a young sculptor as they fall in love at a Nevada ranch in the 1950s. Unique for its time, it sets its romance in a warm, affirming environment and lets its leads enjoy their relationship without angst or fear of death.

Ira Sachs’s autobiographical drama packs a hard punch as it follows a filmmaker, Erick, throughout his relationship with a young lawyer, Paul, which begins as a random sexual encounter and implodes following Paul’s drug and sex addiction.

Wong Kar-wai won Best Director at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival for this film about two Hong Kong men who emigrate to Buenos Aires, after the handover of Hong Kong to China put LGBT lives in jeopardy.

Former SNL head-writer and The Other Two co-creator Chris Kelly makes his directorial debut in a semi-autobiographical account of his mother’s death from cancer. Molly Shannon gives a devastating performance, the tragic qualities of the Sacramento gay bar are hilariously explored, and the viewer is forced to re-evaluate Train’s “Drops of Jupiter.” Given how much you will cry, this is perhaps a risky watch in a time when tissue paper is scarce. We say pull a full-size bath towel out of the cabinet and dive in.

Cheryl Dunye directs and stars in this microbudget indie about an African-American lesbian searching for an uncredited black actress from a 1930s film. Along the way, she falls in and out of love, and meets the real Camille Paglia.

Julianne Moore and Annette Bening play lesbian mothers to two teenagers whose blissful modern family is rocked when their kids seek out their sperm-doner father played by Mark Ruffalo. The family unit falls into crisis when his sudden appearance into their lives causes a rift between the two women as well as their kids

Starring Mariel Hemingway and a raft of real-life track and field stars, Personal Best follows a young bisexual pentathlete vying for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team and exploring a relationship with her lesbian coach—played by Olympic hurdler Patrice Donnelly.

Eliza Hittman’s dark and moody film plays out a bit like a thriller, one in which a Brooklyn teenager named Frankie (a superb Harris Dickinson, in a nearly wordless performance), who spends his idle hours hanging with his delinquent friends, fooling around with his girlfriend, or hooking up with men he meets online. Beach Rats is a provocative look at the personal and secret urges we often fear will come out into the light.

Gus Van Sant’s loose Shakespearean adaptation brought the New Queer Cinema movement into the mainstream, with River Phoenix as a young, narcoleptic hustler and Keanu Reeves as his best friend and unrequited love interest.

„Don’t you know I would have gone through life half-awake if you’d had the decency to leave me alone?“ All the lushness of a Merchant Ivory production, with gay men at its center. Even if this weren’t a beautiful, affecting film, Hugh Grant’s hair alone would earn it a spot on this list.

Peter Jackson was journeying through fantasy worlds long before Lord of the Rings—albeit one conjured up by two very real New Zealand school girls (played by then-newcomers Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey) who escape their own realities through their imaginations. But their connection turns intense and dangerous when they conspire to commit murder in one of the most notorious true crime stories of all time.

The first wide-release studio film with a homosexual relationship at its center (and for decades, the last). Making Love follows Michael Ontkean’s Zack, who is married to Claire (Kate Jackson) but exploring his homosexuality with Harry Hamlin’s Bart. It’s not a perfect film, but it took a giant risk, and gives us a rare snapshot of Los Angeles‘ gay life in the moment just before AIDS.

Long before his groundbreaking Brokeback Mountain, Ang Lee directed this sweet, comic tale about a Taiwanese immigrant living in New York with his partner. When he offers to marry a Chinese woman so she can obtain a green card, the marriage of convenience spirals out of control when his parents find out and throw a lavish wedding party.

Mike Mills’s sweet 2010 film concerns a Los Angeles artist, played by Ewan MacGregor, building a relationship with his newly-out father (Christopher Plummer) in the last year of the older man’s life. Beginners earned Plummer an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and features a talking Jack Russell terrier. In short, it’s pretty much perfect.

When Megan (Natasha Lyonne) shows more interest in being a vegetarian and female-fronted folk rock, her parents send her away to have her presumed homosexuality cured. Conversion therapy is no joke, but Jamie Babbit’s satire perfectly skewers puritanical homophobia on its head—and it has a joyful, happy ending. (Plus, RuPaul!)

Dee Rees’s gorgeous directorial debut stars Adepero Oduye as Alike, a Brooklyn teenager who comes to terms with her own sexuality and puts the comforts of friends and family at risk as she discovers how to express her identity.

On a scorching August day, Al Pacino’s Sonny attempts to rob a bank in Brooklyn, and…things do not go well. The instant, intense media fame Sonny earns feels more relevant than ever, and things turn surprisingly tender when we learn he plans to use the stolen money for his lover’s gender confirmation surgery.

A Pakistani Brit and his former lover, who has become a fascist street punk, reunite and run a family laundromat. The characters deal with the materialism and anti-immigrant furor of Thatcher’s England—elements that feel just a little bit too relevant at the moment.

Based on the autobiography of gay Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas, Julian Schnabel’s film brought Javier Bardem to the world’s attention and highlighted the cruelty and homophobia of Castro’s Cuba and Reagan’s America

John Cameron Mitchell brings his cult musical about „internationally ignored“ transgender rock star Hedwig to the screen. In this version, Mitchell shows us the backstory he was only able to tell on stage, and introduces us to Michael Pitt’s Tommy Gnosis. The rare rock musical that actually rocks.

Tom Ford’s directorial debut adapts Christopher Isherwood’s novel about an English professor in returning to life a year after the death of his lover. As you would expect from Ford, it is a relentlessly stylish affair, with indelible performances by Colin Firth and Julianne Moore.

Some might find this adaptation of Paul Rudnick’s off-Broadway play to be a little dated with its treatment of the dating scene in early to mid-’90s New York City. But Jeffrey’s strength is found in its comic and playful look at a search for love amid the AIDS crisis, offering the kind of unabashed joy most of its contemporaries were unable to match.

Lisa Cholodenko’s chic directorial debut features a revelatory performance from Ally Sheedy as a prematurely retired photographer, and Radha Mitchell as the young woman who can revitalize her career.

Pedro Almodóvar’s comic melodramas are filled to the brim with delightfully absurd characters, and his Oscar-winning All About My Mother offers some of the best. After the death of her son, Manuela seeks out to find his father—who now goes by the name of Lola. Along for the journey is a young nun (played by Penelope Cruz) who is newly pregnant with Lola’s baby.

A group of London LGBT activists form a coalition with striking Welsh miners in Thatcher’s U.K. Stephen Beresford’s Golden Globe-nominated screenplay underscores the need, as urgent as ever, for oppressed groups to join forces. There is power in a union!

Norman Rene’s film follows a group of gay men through the early years of the AIDS crisis, one day per year, starting on the day the New York Times first covered the story of the „gay cancer.“ A deep meditation on grief, gallows humor, and the families we make with our friends.

What do a recently divorced woman and a middle-aged gay man have in common? They’re both having an affair with a charming and stylish artist—and they’re aware that the lover they share in common isn’t exclusive to them. John Schlesinger’s acclaimed drama depicts two people who seek surprising ways to break free of their dull lives and reclaim their untamed youth.

When her older lover, Orlando, dies suddenly, Marina must put her grief on pause as Orlando’s ex-wife and family immediately shun her because she is transgender. The winner of this year’s Oscar for Best Foreign Language film, Sebastián Lelio’s drama features a stirring lead performance from actress Daniela Vega.

A closeted Northern Englishman prepares to take over his family farm, with some help from a Romanian farmhand whom his father has hired. A heartbreaking depiction of British repression, with a supporting performance from a newborn lamb that will make you vegan for at least an hour. It’s as delicate and beautiful as it is— let’s be honest here—extremely hot.

Spielberg followed up Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom with this adaptation of Alice Walker’s novel. In her film debut, Whoopi Goldberg plays Celie, an African-American woman in the early 20th century, who fights her way through oppression and abuse and finds an unexpected love along the way.

This slice of gay life in mid-’80s Manhattan gave Steve Buscemi his first major film role, and tackled the AIDS crisis in a frank, non-sensational, even humorous manner. Along the way, glimpses of a long-forgotten bohemian New York, Reagan-era Fire Island, and a pre-Drew Carey Show Kathy Kinney

Shot on iPhones along Santa Monica Boulevard’s unofficial red light district, Tangerine follows two transgender sex workers and one lovesick cab driver through a particularly eventful Christmas Eve. Director Sean Baker found his leads—two first-time film actors—at the actual donut shop where much of the movie’s action takes place.

Two drag queens (Hugo Weaving and Guy Pearce) and a transgender woman (Terence Stamp) travel across the barren Australian Outback in a giant pink bus named Priscilla en route to a cabaret gig in Alice Springs. Hilarity ensues as their travels involve misadventure after misadventure, but the trio come together as a family unit as they learn more about each other and their personal lives

This film kept its NC-17 rating for some explicit, passionate sex scenes between leads Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos, but it is at its heart a movie about youth, art, heartbreak, and the thrill of exploring one’s identity.

Who among us hasn’t been hanging out in the late 1700s, waiting on our customary proposal portrait to be finished so that we can find a proper spouse, only to fall for our portrait artist of the same sex? Rats! Fooled by queer impulses again. Portrait of a Lady on Fire is one of the most recent additions to the queer canon, and it already boasts quite a reputation for examining the complex relationship between two women who dared to love in an era when their love was absolutely forbidden.

The first mainstream queer film of the new millennium, Brokeback Mountain ushered its themes into the mainstream. Heath Ledger’s shy Ennis del Mar falls in what he cannot articulate as love with Jake Gyllenhaal’s Jack Twist over a long, lonely winter, and their lives bounce off each other’s for years afterward. Ang Lee and screenwriter Larry McMurtry expand Annie Proulx’s short story into a film without one false moment.

Melissa McCarthy got an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Lee Israel, a caustic celebrity biographer who turns to literary forgery when her career stalls. Richard E. Grant is wonderful as her co-conspirator, but it’s McCarthy’s attempt at romance with Dolly Wells’ shy bookstore owner that gives the movie its heart.

The greatest, most achingly beautiful gay male romance movie. Timothée Chalamet plays the precocious Elio, a teenager living in Italy who becomes infatuated with an older American student, Oliver (Armie Hammer), who is staying with his family for the summer. What begins as a contentious friendship turns into a full-blown love affair as the two young men spend their idle summer days in the lush Mediterranean locale, bracing themselves for an inevitable heartbreak.

If any film can be credited with kicking off our cultural conversation on gender, this is it. Hilary Swank’s breakthrough performance anchors Kimberly Peirce’s film about the murder of Nesbraskan trans man Brandon Teena. Boys Don’t Cry was originally given an NC-17 for even addressing trans issues, but was later downgraded to an R.

Mike Nichols’s American remake of La Cage aux Folles features Robin Williams as a gay nightclub owner whose son announces his engagement to the daughter of an ultra-conservative politician. In typical farce style, his partner (Nathan Lane)—the star of his club’s drag show—poses as his dowdy wife in order to convince his son’s future in-laws that they’re a wholesome American family.

Set in the early ’90s, this energetic and emotional drama follows a group of activists in Paris fighting the government and its slow-moving efforts to battle the HIV/AIDS epidemic. While highlighting the dramatic and powerful work from ACT UP, the film also depicts the personal stories of those fighting for their lives, delivering a human and urgent remembrance of the plague that afflicted millions across the globe—and continues on today.

Todd Haynes brings Patricia Highsmith’s cult novel to the big screen in this lush and seductive film following a young shopgirl named Therese (Rooney Mara) who finds herself charmed by an alluring older woman named Carol (Cate Blanchett). The two set out on a road trip on which they consummate an unspoken passion for each other—one that ultimately brings ruin to Carol’s marriage and awakens dark desires within Therese.

Tom Hanks won his first Oscar for his performance as Andrew Beckett, a successful lawyer who is fired from his firm once the senior partners discover he has AIDS. Jonathan Demme’s searing drama was the first mainstream film to tackle the AIDS crisis, and it gave a familiar face and voice to a marginalized community often ignored by their neighbors and left to suffer because of an intolerant society.

Based on the play by Mart Crawley, and released less than a year after the Stonewall riots, The Boys in the Band perfectly depicts the complex experience of being a gay man at the time—at times joyful, often times confusing, painful, and informed by self-loathing. This comedy still manages to balance the bite and the tenderness for its collection of characters, with its group of young gay men in New York City falling in and out of love (and friendship), and unknowingly on the brink of a cultural revolution.

The only film on this list to earn an Oscar for Best Picture—and deservedly so. Barry Jenkins explores masculinity and repression in his study of Chiron, a young man coming of age in Miami (and played by three different actors at various stages of his life) who grapples with his sexual identity amid his troubled relationship with his crack-addicted mother. Chiron longs to break free of the predetermined path set out for himself by his environment, a journey set into motion by encounter with one of his male peers

One perfect butt was eureka for my sexuality. Figuring out men would require further study.

I didn’t notice that I was gay until my first year of high school, when I received a powerful vision. It revealed itself in the cafeteria, which was cavernous, ugly, and full of golden light. I looked up from my math homework to see a male classmate—let’s call him “Ed”—standing at the far end of the room, fatefully sagging his jeans. There was his butt, in red plaid boxers, a perfect butt, and before I could stop it, before I could think about quadratics or Auschwitz, my body let me know exactly how I felt.

To be clear, I had no personal investment in Ed. In this moment, he was not, to me, an individual but a butt—as his low-slung swagger had deliberately encouraged. That must have been part of the thrill. At our extremely unsexy, science-focused magnet school, he was a babe—an arts student, even, a painter!—and he knew it.

I knew there was reasoning to be done. I identified at the time as an insufferable atheist, and the belief I held most strongly was that the truth could be reached by scientific means. Was I perhaps bisexual? Over the course of a few evenings, I conducted some thought experiments and handily came to the conclusion that I was totally gay.

Once the equation was solved, I recognized that I would have to tell people, including my parents. They had gay friends, a couple I had known and liked since childhood, and the gayness had never been a big deal. (We all liked to tell a story about how when I was really little and learned they were a couple, I asked who wore the wedding dress.) I don’t remember feeling any concern about coming out, or any excitement about this new dimension of my life.

Which was nuts. The evidence had been accumulating for years. My earliest sexual fantasies were exclusively about guys and invariably brought on searing shame. In response, I had forced myself to visualize women while masturbating, at least occasionally, and kept a mental tally of the gender split, like the VIDA count but for sexual repression. All of this effort kept my spurts of lust from coalescing into anything so threatening as a sense of identity.

I managed to maintain the denial even as my fantasies lurched further queerward, even as I was Googling “gay porn.” What I did by myself at night was nobody’s business but mine, no matter what images it involved. Like listening to music or reading books—activities that I was starting to savor in a similarly narcissistic way, for jolts of aesthetic pleasure—wanking was a one-man job. The first time I did it, I was naked on the carpet reading “Song of Myself.”

But then suddenly in that cafeteria there shined around me a butt from heaven. Who was it? Not some figment of my imagination, but the butt of Ed from North Arlington. I hadn’t conjured it up: I had a boner because of a live man. So I began to seek out other ones, to replicate my findings.

Using Facebook, I homed in on the half-dozen guys at my school who had publicly designated themselves “interested in men” (Ed was not among them) and became deeply infatuated with “Tom.”

Like me, Tom was an atheist. Unlike me, he was a LaVeyan Satanist and owned mustard-yellow skinny jeans. He looked very gentle, and bohemian, too. Sometimes he wore an earring. It made sense—intuitively, logically—for us to be together, and so I set up a meeting to talk with him, intending to come out.

As I ventured into the unknown, I began to keep a sort of lab journal.

December 4, 2007: I came out to Tom at the foot of the staircase between the chemistry wing and construction. “What I was trying to tell you last week—and I failed spectacularly—is that”—I craned my neck back and pushed my head against the wall—“I’m gay.”

Tom was indeed very gentle, and we were both lonely as hell. My fantasies expanded beyond perfect butts to encompass intimate companionship: I wanted to lie in a meadow with him and appreciate Rachmaninoff. When I asked to meet again, saying I had something important to tell him (“Congratulations! Reason dictates that we are an ideal match”), he took me to the basement of the school, to a dark room full of lightbulb-rimmed vanity mirrors installed at weird angles to each other. He switched one on, sat on the counter, and pulled out his math homework. I stared at the floor.

February 12, 2008: I told Tom how I feel about him. He does not feel the same way.

This isn’t recorded, but I remember asking him for reasons, repeatedly, over AOL Instant Messenger. I accepted his demurral, but I needed an explanation. Where had I gone wrong in my calculations? He just wanted to apologize. It hurt because it didn’t make any sense.

I spent a lot of time gathering data in the year after the butt, seeking revelations and explanations on AIM. Post-Tom, I got close to “Jason,” a guy in my math class. He smiled a lot, had grown up in a somewhat conservative Christian family, and was obviously in knots about his sexuality. He came out to me as bisexual, rescinded it, came out to me again. The relationship continued along these lines: I would urge him to come to terms, and he would use me as a chalkboard to sort himself out, hypothesizing and erasing as necessary.

It wasn’t good. At some point after Tom turned me down, I told Jason I wanted to have sex with him. He said yes, then no, then held my hand, then forgot—months of this. Whether selective amnesia, gaslighting, or both, the nonsense of it left me shredded. Meanwhile, I refused to believe that he was in fact attracted to women. It was an experiment riddled with false assumptions and unaccounted variables, bad all around.

My journal entry for July 29, 2008, takes up 2¾ fully justified single-spaced pages.

I had my first sexual experience today, with Jason. Jason arrived at 4 p.m. First, at home, I touched his ass and he touched my crotch. We walked to Zack’s pool. At Zack’s pool, I made contact with him while swimming. While changing, he accidentally opened the door and saw me naked.

Well, he’d told me it was “accidental.” I, horny about him for months, very nonaccidentally took him to the basement and put on Sleeper, which we watched intently, eyes forward, while strangling each other’s dicks. “Neither of us could come,” I wrote. We tried to kiss—so we could say we’d pulled something off—but I bailed: “I had to pee, as I had had to for several hours.”

The experience left me dizzy and sick to my stomach. But still, I grasped for significance:

Regret does not help anything—though I will not suppress my emotions, however useless they may be in a practical sense—so I will view this as an extraordinary learning experience. As I told Jason on the couch with the lights off before we went upstairs, there is now “more information in me.”

Whatever I thought I had learned, it took its leave from me immediately, as did my ability to get an erection. (On the third day, I rose.) Eventually, there would be other Jasons—guys who experimented on me, and on whom I experimented, too. But in the immediate aftermath of the first one, I had little appetite for “science.” My researches into gay desire had only left me with more questions. Hadn’t I been objective in my pursuits? Hadn’t I made sense of my sexuality as soon as I saw that butt? Hadn’t I accurately modeled what would happen with those boys?

Obviously not. Of course, that these were precisely the wrong questions would take years for me to see. I still chase somewhat vainly after motivations, reasons, explanations: all seductive, in their way. But now I know they’re not what gets me hard.

Safer sex with condoms

Keep a few condoms in your wallet, or in the drawer next to your bed. Keeping them on the bedside table sends a clear message that you’re into safer sex.

Or, it might make you look like you’re f**king every man that catches your eye (you lucky bugger), which might put off a potential boyfriend compared to a casual hook-up, so use your judgement.

Anal sex positions

Most of these gay sex positions are anal sex positions, but there are some non-penetrative sexual positions at the end too.

If you’re after more anal sex reading, here’s another general guide on how to have anal sex that covers douching, communication, lube and some other stuff.

Top, bottom or versatile?

We’re going to look at gay sex positions from the point of view of a top and a bottom.

If you’re versatile (and we encourage you all to be), lucky you, you can do both. In some gay sex positions the top leads the action, and in some the bottom takes the lead.

Interested in finding out why some guys are top and some are bottom? Here’s a scientific study from 2017 that talks about it.

Try the gay missionary position first

This gay sex position may sound boring, but it’s not, we promise. It’s one of the easiest positions for a top, and not especially difficult for a bottom.

During gay sex, if you’re engaging in foreplay and sucking his cock while he’s laying down, keep licking, kissing and sucking as you move your mouth down towards his balls.

Then go further, toward his perineum (the bit between his balls and his ass) and then his butthole.

Bottom: if you’re enjoying this, give him a few moans and wriggle your asshole a bit closer to where his tongue is.

If he’s keen, keep eating his ass. Open his ass cheeks and get in there deep with your tongue. If you can, and body shapes and sizes depend on this, lift his ass up a bit.

Seeing eye to eye

The gay missionary position is good for maintaining eye contact and clear communication during anal sex.

You can penetrate your partner slowly and carefully, keeping an eye on the target. You can build up a momentum that you’re both comfortable with. And it’s easy to get back in if you slip out, because you can see everything clearly.

Now try riding a guy’s cock

If you’re new to getting f**ked, or nervous about taking a big dick, this gay sex position could be good for you, because as a bottom, you’ll have the control.

It’s a good one for gaining confidence when it comes to taking cock – if it starts to hurt, you can slow down, and lower yourself onto him at your own pace.

You need a certain amount of athleticism to be able to ride your man. You want to be going up and down, and slightly back and forth, at the same time. A bit like riding a horse.

If you’re bigger built than your top, or if you’re a bigger guy in general this one can be tricky as gravity is against you. Be careful not to crush the chap under you or he’ll be at risk of losing his erection.

Where Should You Shave?

Do all gay men shave their body hair? Should you keep some hair or not? Where should it be?There is an ongoing hairy messy talk about shaving your body hair, and to what extent. The question today’s trends ask to gay men is, should you shave or not?

A few years back you would find this question obvious to answer: if you’re gay, you shave your body hair…. ALL of it. I still remember hooking up with guys whose skin was completely smooth because of their shaving. Others, not so much. It used to be a question of hygiene: the less hair, the less perspiration smell. 

As with most things gay, body hair is a matter of style, preference, and function. Trends flop between a smooth body and a furry buddy depending on what circles you ask. There is one thing you should consider in the middle of this debate though, body hair exists for a reason. And it can be so sexy when trimmed right!There are perks to both styles. A smooth body has its function. Not only can you swim a faster lap, but pesky body odor is kept to a minimum. Still, some guys like a more natural look and a softer patch to keep them insulated even in the heat. I prefer a guy who’s struck a deal with nature to tame the wild: a trimmed pit balanced with a shaped brow and a surprise path of natural here and there.

So, I ask: What look are you going for and what type of man are you trying to attract? And also it is important that you should not choose a look which you don’t feel comfortable with. That means you probably have to try some looks and see how you feel. Most times you cannot really tell unless you try have been grooming for years, but gay and straight men alike have caught up to the idea in recent years. Today, men are more comfortable expressing their individuality with their bodies. Not to mention one of the fastest growing demos in the grooming and cosmetics industries are men. By and large, grooming body hair, or ’scaping, can mean a light trim, a lined pattern, or complete removal. Some gay men form bikini wax patterns, while others simply trim abnormally long hairs. To each his gay are various ways to getting rid of unwanted hair. Each person’s hair growth and skin sensitivity is different, you need to choose a way to groom your body hair according to yours. So it may take some trial and error to determine the best method. 

First, choose the method you think you all like the most, and then try the others if you did not feel entirely comfortable. You can choose to shave it, wax it or use depilatory methods. If you are looking for a more definite option, you can choose between plucking, electrolysis, laser or bleaching. 

As trends stand now, however, you will probably want to keep your hair. Specially if you grow a beard. Big beards are sexy!

71 thoughts on “Science proves that gay men like bubble butts because …”

I’d like to meet you, sadley I’m live in Italy…hope to find a man like you here

i have really massive big butt . it is rare on men i know

i was straight before , but guys who always ask me to bottom made me bisexual eventually , coz when i see someone begging to to touch my butt that in itself makes me horny

if you are crazy ass lover just contact me on my emailb a s b a r 3 6 at g m a i l . c o m

I’m an older (former?) twink with what I call a bubble butt. All my life guys have told me that I have a girlish body, my butt looks better than most girls, I’m sitting on a gold mine, etc. I’m not ripped and my butt doesn’t look anything like the ones in the pics here though. It’s nice and round and girlish. These „bubble butts“ look more pointy and kind of gross. Many guys have no butt and it’s a turn off for me.

So why is it that boys/men only wear baggy swim trunks that go below the knees?   What ever happened to briefs and Speedo’s

 ???   Why can a female openly display her butt crack with a thong swim bottom?  And there’s is nothing wrong with a flat bottom either!!! 

I love a  a nice hot ass on a guy  that  turns  me on Baby  that  makes  me hot.

Actually, a guy who’s not full of himself, down to earth and sweet is much better than ‚confident‘.  It gets old hearing that so many guys prefer ‚a guy who can make me laugh‘ and ‚a guy with confidence‘.  I prefer a guy with substance and a good heart.  Someone who is real and strong, but who’s also vulnerable, compassionate and humble.  That’s so much more attractive to me.

That is obviously because you are -needy- bottom, but not all of us are such.

I got a bubble but and im aI got a bubble but and im a boy

I love a hot ass! Female with a big round ass make my heart race. I love seeing a great bubble on males too. Maybe because I have one too? I workout heavy on ass exercises to make it bigger too ?

I have a big butt (bisexual for reference). Apparently it’s a very sought after quality. I enjoy a big butt myself so I understand why, even as a prefered sub.

I got a bubble butt. How do II got a bubble butt. How do I know this? cause people tell me all the time. lol. Is it just me or I guess this this happens to some of you guys too, when I’m at the grocery store for example, I catch “straight” guys lookin at my ass all the time. Guys with their gf and even guys with wife and kids. I think all men are curious or have even thought about what its like to be with another dude…curious? ?

My boyfriend and I of course love each other’s butts and bodies, however, in saying that what keeps us so head over heals for each other and why we work so well together isn’t the physical side of a relationship but the emotional side meaning we adore our personalities. Absolutely adore him for who he is my love able adorable teddy bear!

The hottest thing a guy can have (straight or gay) is CONFIDENCE! Doesn’t matter if you have the biggest ass/dick/whatever!  If you can’t carry it off why bother!  And Fred, if you have a problem with gay men, why are you on a site that’s gay?

Regardless straight or gay, bubble butt is hideous !!!

What is so superficial about liking a nice well rounded derriere? Its not just the Gays but Straight men like it on Women too. The only one Superficial here is you depicting us Gays all in the same category.

I LIKE CUTE BUTT, NOT BIG BUBBLE BUTT LIKE NICKI MINAJ… GROSS.

No, I don’t. Bubble butt is really off putting. Those power bottom are trying hard to look like.. Jlo.

In my opinion butt is the sexiest part of a body, but it only needs to be in a good shape and in an adequate proportion to a body. That’s all.

What I see on pictures is completely unnatural and unattractive. I’m not a fan of Nicki Minaj.

I think a bubble butt, is such a turn with only 7% of people liking butts but why would 2014 be the year of the butt then ? If guys wasn’t into butts then why would there be bottom nobody wants a flat booty bottom I have a big booty but sometimes it gets annoying when people are obsessed with ass. Follow me on Instagram: prettyboiwill92

Or YOU’RE just an ignorantOr YOU’RE just an ignorant homophobe… AIDS is not a part of every gay man, but obviously… I guess idiocism play a big part in EVERY hateful homophome I’ve ever encountered… I’m sorry, you poor thang…. Lmao

Now if you’ll excuse me whileNow if you’ll excuse me while I go Google pictures of bare bubble butts to, ya know… study…. for science… in my bedroom… with the door locked…

Hi Fred, the word is „their.“ Please repeat first grade. Thank you. 

clearly you know nothing, and you’re an uneducated ass hole

I date bubble butts guys onlyI date bubble butts guys only

bubble butts <3

Ya know it’s all about da bass,’bout the bass,NO TREBLE!“ ?

I love a good firm ass. It bugs me that so many men wear these incredibly baggy jeans that make them look like they have no ass at all. Whatever happened to the days when no self-respecting gay man would wear anything but skin tight Levis 501s? That’s exactly what I have on right now!

And Fred, why are you even reading this article? Trying to pick up some pointers?

So obviously your some backwoods simple minded country fuck, how about you do yourself a favor and look up aids statistics, then you will see that AIDS is higher amongst heterosexual African American women, that is if you can read numbers. Or you are just mad at the world that you can get a women to sleep with your ugly ass, and jealous of men, that you can’t even get a gay guy to check you out

Interesting that you read this article Fred, I’m sure you enjoyed the pics, you closet candy ass. And you can’t „breed“ a virus into anyone, one TRANSMITS it. Brush up on your English Freddie Boy.

When a guy is walking pass me, I always check out the Butt because it’s the easiest thing to zoom in on.  If we’re having a conversation, then it would be the face area, eyes, teeth, nose.  But for me it’s the Butt that gets my sexual attention. 

Depends on the man, there are some guys that a nice round butt just looks amazing on, but then again there are some that when you look at them it doesn’t look right. For me, it’s a toss up between a great chest and a great butt.

They definately want to breedThey definately want to breed a bubble butt or at least a fat ass. As a bttm i see a bigger puffier butt as more power thatll be use when entering me. So im a bttm butt man.

The first thing I look at areThe first thing I look at are the eyes, then butt and then the package. The Trinity…

Gay men are so superficial. The body fades, but your oral hygiene live forever! Straight teeth are the most attractive thing about a man. If you have a cheese grader in your mouth, or there’s a war going on in there, #byefelicia.

the better the cushion the better the pushing lolololol

Is there an ass app for that?Is there an ass app for that?

No way, i love those buttNo way, i love those butt guys, they are sexy and perfect curved human being. Lol

A guy with a big ass, a bubble ass IS A FANTASTIC THING

I don’t care about the ass at all. Flip it over -it’s the other side that counts! 

Love, love, love Ass!!! It really is all about that ASS!

I am a bottom . But I do likeI am a bottom . But I do like a man with a nice juicy butt.

I agree with some when a bubble goes to Kardashian we’re in trouble…

Stupid survey. Where the hell did the survey took place?…

Kk… there is such a thing as waaaay too much… A Kim Kardasian butt on a man is grosser than it is Kim!!! 

Not buying only 7% of all gay men are only butt men you can’t just add numbers from web searches or how ever it’s done if this is the case lets retake this survey 

I Love A Nice Bubble Butt, Nice Sexy Hairy Chest, What I Drool Over Is Dimples Right Above The Ass! Hot!!!

Bi gbubble butts always makeBi gbubble butts always make me drool

Please even bottoms like toPlease even bottoms like to see a hot butt!

WHAT??? only 7% are butt men.  Beautiful eye’s and ass and my tray table is in full upright position. .

What does gay chastity mean, and what’s the difference between a chastity belt and chastity cage?

What does gay chastity mean, and what’s the difference between a chastity belt and chastity cage?

Borderline (1930)

What’s the gayest British silent? A few coded homosexuals can be found in Alfred Hitchcock’s early work (check out the swishy dressmaker in 1925’s The Pleasure Garden), while Ivor Novello’s films play up the flamboyant star’s androgyny, playing very odd, allegedly heterosexual men in The Lodger (1926) and The Man without Desire (1923).

But gayest of all remains Borderline, a hotbed of sexual passions set around an interracial love triangle. The main trio may be straight, but the camera’s love of Paul Robeson’s torso – the film was directed and produced by gay men – hints at an even more taboo love story. The male pianist’s longing gazes at a photo of Robeson tell their own tale. It was directed by Kenneth MacphersonClose Up (1927-33) – sadly, following the poor critical reviews for Borderline, he did not direct again.

First a Girl (1935)

I’ve been father, mother, sister and brother to that girl – and nothing more.

One of the first spottings of the GBF (Gay Best Friend), a creature maligned and adored in equal measure. Here it’s Sonnie Hale serving up sardonic asides and platonic friendship to Jessie Matthews’s down-on-her-luck showgirl. Although made at a time when homosexuality was unmentionable on screen, Hale’s gestures and waspish delivery clearly code the character as not the marrying kind.

In this zingy comedy, based on the 1933 German film Viktor und Viktoria, Matthews plays a woman who earns her coin pretending to be a man who masquerades as a female impersonator. Matthews is fantastic, but Hale matches her as her supportive mentor, himself a drag queen, who at last gets his moment in the spotlight in an unforgettable final number. The story was adapted again in 1982 as Victor Victoria, starring Julie Andrews in the lead.

Victim (1961)

Dirk Bogarde, an actor who never acknowledged the rumours of his homosexuality during his lifetime, took a real career risk in playing a lawyer who, following a string of blackmail attempts against gay men, begins to realise his own sexuality. Made when gay sex was illegal in the UK, it could have been a career-ruiner, but instead saw him progress from matinee idol roles to meatier arthouse fare.

Did this film help change the law? Victim was released four years after the publication of the Wolfenden report, a paper which recommended that male homosexuality no longer be regarded as a criminal offence. It took another 10 years before partial decriminalisation took effect with the Sexual Offences act in 1967, which allowed homosexual acts, in private, between two men over the age of 21 – many feel Basil Dearden’s film helped liberalise attitudes and pave the way towards tolerance towards gay people.

The Leather Boys (1964)

The British ‘kitchen sink’ dramas, focused around working-class lives, that prevailed in the late 50s and early 60s occasionally contained sympathetic gay characters, such as Murray MelvinA Taste of Honey (1961) and Cicely Courtneidge’s ageing actor in The L-shaped Room (1962). But The Leather Boys has the most explicit storyline.

A newlywed (Colin Campbell) having marriage problems finds escape through camaraderie with a biker gang – and doesn’t realise that his dynamic and faintly misogynist best friend (Dudley Sutton) is gay. The last scene, set in a gay bar, features a conga line of unlikable stereotypes, but at least Sutton comes across more sympathetically than Rita Tushingham, playing Campbell’s shrewish wife. Although the film is seldom discussed as much as its contemporaries, its iconic imagery of leather-clad bikers has never died, and was poached by The Smiths for the video of ‘Girlfriend in a Coma’ in 1987.

Sebastiane (1976)

Few films outside gay porn feature as much male flesh as Sebastiane, the feature debut of Derek Jarman (co-directed by Paul Humfress). It’s a queer reimagining of the last days of Saint Sebastian (Leonardo Treviglio), the Christian martyr tortured and executed by bow and arrow during his banishment.

While his fellow exiles fight, fuck and frolic naked in the desert, Sebastian resists such hedonism and instead recites poetry praising God, a predilection that leads to his violent death. It’s a real one-of-a-kind film, a potent clash of beauty and vulgarity, all told through Latin dialogue. Jarman would go on to become one of Britain’s most exciting filmmakers of the 70s and 80s, directing Jubilee (1978), Caravaggio (1986) and The Last of England (1987).

Nighthawks (1978)

Britain’s first significant gay movie made by a gay director divided audiences. Some praised it for its realistic portrayal of a gay teacher unsuccessfully seeking a loving relationship in the newly sexually liberated clubs of London. Others found the main character to be a self-pitying sourpuss, who’d have more chance snagging a boyfriend if he smiled a bit more.

Now Nighthawks can be re-evaluated as an invaluable time capsule of the late 1970s gay scene, in the liberated period between decriminalisation and the outbreak of AIDS. Ken Robertson is very good as the antihero, especially in the film’s best scene, when the teacher comes out to his homophobic class and confronts their prejudices.

My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

What could be more crowd-pleasing than a gay love story between a Pakistani immigrant and an ex-National Front member? Not much in 1985, as it turned out, as Stephen Frears’s provocative drama proved to be a hit with both critics and cinemagoers, and helped launch the career of Daniel Day-Lewis.

Homosexuality is just one of the topics covered in Hanif Kureishi’s ambitious, Oscar-nominated screenplay, which also takes on racism, culture clash, and the state of Thatcher’s Britain. Despite the prickly subject matter, My Beautiful Laundrette is testimony to the fact that audiences will respond to unorthodox subject matter as long as the quality’s there. Kureishi would explore race and homosexuality again in the TV series The Buddha of Suburbia (1993).

Young Soul Rebels (1991)

If My Beautiful Laundrette offered a snapshot of 80s Britain, Isaac Julien takes on the late 70s, a time when punk rebelled against the jubilee and right-wing extremism was on the rise. Julien, the director of a number of excellent short films, including Looking for Langston (1989), stated his intention as creating a “black independent cinema which deals with questions of sexuality, gender and national identity”, all of which are explored in Young Soul Rebels. The murder of a gay man triggers an avalanche of trouble for two black pirate radio DJs, one of whom starts a relationship with a white, gay punk.

It’s not quite a British Do the Right Thing (1989), but it’s an energetic and atmospheric piece with strong performances and a marvellous soundtrack. Although it’s his only fiction feature, Julien has continued to make short films and documentaries, including Derek (2008), a moving portrait of Derek Jarman.

Beautiful Thing (1996)

This favourite remains one of the sweetest of all gay films, telling the story of two troubled boys – one bullied at school, the other at home – who find love in each other’s arms. Told against a Thamesmead estate backdrop, it’s gritty and witty, with a sparky script based on the stage play by Jonathan Harvey, who went on to write Gimme Gimme Gimme (but don’t hold that against him). Every gay teen deserves a good gay teen film, and in the 1990s this was it.

The film has received a lot of attention recently following the play’s successful resurrection to mark its 20th anniversary. It’s a super play, but the film just about trumps it, thanks especially to the performances – Scott Neal played another gay role in The Bill, while the scene-stealing Linda Henry became a fixture on Bad Girls and EastEnders.

Weekend (2011)

You knew this one was coming. Few gay-themed films, British or otherwise, have resonated with audiences quite as much as Weekend. It’s a simple tale of a one-night stand in Nottingham that turns into something more. Andrew Haigh’s debut Greek Pete (2009), a quasi-documentary about a London rent boy, was an engaging curio, but nothing in it suggested the sophistication and wit of his follow-up.

In a rare moment of sanity, writer Bret Easton Ellis tweeted that “it might be the greatest film about gay men ever made”. It’s certainly one of the classiest, with believable characters doing believable things, an anti-Richard Curtis romance with the most moving train station scene since Brief Encounter (1945).

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A design for a card I made for my boyfriend out of various J.C. Leyendecker images. The font was a bit of a bastard to do, but it worked in the end.

I did this as I was not happy with the ones you could get in the shops, and decided to make one myself. Shame I did not make it a month or two ago or I could have sold it to some card company and made a fortune.

A design for a card I made for my boyfriend out of various J.C. Leyendecker images. The font was a bit of a bastard to do, but it worked in the end.

I did this as I was not happy with the ones you could get in the shops, and decided to make one myself. Shame I did not make it a month or two ago or I could have sold it to some card company and made a fortune.

Photographed at the Local Studies Collection at Richmond Upon Thames‘ Old Town Hall

Photographed at the Local Studies Collection at Richmond Upon Thames‘ Old Town Hall

© yonathansantana – 2009 Todos los derechos reservados All rights reserved Please don’t use this image on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit permission.

© yonathansantana – 2009 Todos los derechos reservados All rights reserved Please don’t use this image on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit permission.

not surprised I found this license plate near guy is certainly proud and out there!

…sporting the latest gay fashions for your securitas artista…

My interpretation for a new gay flag rests on the idea of a new icon. This new symbol emerges from the colorful rainbow pattern that his been the base of gay pride for decades. The two main themes present in this new symbol are a) a playful deconstruction and mashup of classic gender symbols and b) the use of ‚XOXO‘, an abbreviation for ‚hugs and kisses‘. The gay flag or pride flag, should convey a message of diversity, unity, and just plain fun!

Eberle St during Liverpool (gay) Pride celebrations

Hundreds of protesters rallied with signs to counter prostest against members of the Westboro Baptist Church who picketed in front of Glen Burnie high school in Glen Burnie, Md.

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Some 25,000 people arrived at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv Saturday night (08.08.09) to honor the victims of last week’s shooting attack on a gay youth center in the city, that left two people, Nir Katz and Liz Trobishi, dead.

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