directed by Jacob Brown
aka Carlos Santolalla & John Tuite
In the past few years, mainstream America has warmed to two formerly taboo trends: gay rights and marijuana. New York boyfriends Carlos Santolalla and John Tuite sit at the intersection of the two––their shared Instagram handle @jarlos420 is a showcase of their homostoner lifestyle. This video celebrates 420 and homoeroticism. “It’s about how weed can act as an aphrodisiac.
“Carlos and John also model together sometimes as out gay boyfriends,” Jacob Brown, who created the video, tells Out Magazine. “To me they also really embody the younger generation of gay identity. They’ve never really been closeted. Their sexuality clearly big part of them, but it’s never been a huge source of conflict for them—a fact that i think color the younger generations lives.”
Brown says it was the guys who came to him, asking if he would work on a film with them dealing with their relationship and weed. “We talked for a few weeks,” Brown explains, then in April, “They were like, ‘Duh, it’s 420 this weekend,” so they shot the scenes.
“The Idea behind the film is that marijuana is an aphrodisiac,” he says. “The versions of themselves are brought together romantically via smoking. And then, at the end, it’s ambiguous whether it was all real or just a stoned out dream.”
I am part of the LGBT stoner community so this hits close to home for me. Watch the cuties above.
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ABC’s show “What Would You Do?,” traveled to Vicksburg, Mississippi, to see just how hospitable “the hospitality state” really is to gay couples. They even through a straight couple into the mix as a control in the experiment. The results were fascinating as was the hottie who had tears in his eyes after defending the gay couple and they were still asked to leave the restaurant.
Via The Gaily Grind
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When Lieutenant Kyle Bandermann popped the question to his longtime boyfriend, he had no idea that one photo from the special day would quickly be seen by over 2 million people.
Here’s the photo that swept social media:
The couple speaks out about the response to the photo and their engagement on their blog:
Lance and I are humbled and encouraged by the outpouring of love and support this past weekend. Thank you to everyone who took part, however directly or indirectly. We appreciate having you in our lives! I can’t, however, hastily conclude that we’ve “arrived” at a time where hatred is just a fringe stance. One look at the comments on the photo that went viral on AMPA, the organization with which Lance volunteers, shows that we still have a long way to go.
While I wasn’t ignorant that there would be some push-back from a select few, it’s difficult to continue to read vehement opinions about your relationship, especially from those who profess to be of the same faith, creed, and national allegiance. While it’s easy to say we should “ignore the haters,” I can’t help but feel these are the type of stances with which many people, even those very close to us, continue to associate. While it would be very short-sighted for us to take these comments personally, we do take them to heart as a call to reconcile faith, even with all its misguidedness, with the lives of God-fearing, country-serving, loving people such as ourselves. Still, those beliefs don’t cause us to question the validity of our own faith, our relationship, our impending marriage, or our love for one second.
So, to those who support us fully–thank you. We love you and, pray for your continued blessings, and hope truth continues to reveal itself to you. To those who do not–the exact same goes for you.
In case you missed the details of the engagement (I did), The American Military Partner Association posted the photo to its Facebook page and it earned millions of views.
Lance told BuzzFeed, “Despite half a million views being my own, I’m astounded by the amount of attention the photo has received.”
As I volunteer as Communications Intern for the American Military Partner Association (AMPA, an organization serving modern military families, especially the LGBT community), the photo was shared on our wall as a congratulations from my boss. We had no idea the photo would mean so much (for better or for worse) to so many people.
“I was so shocked, the only thing I could keep saying was, ‘Aww. You little snake!’ Over and over,” said Lance.
Such a sweet story and check out the couple’s blog for more details.
A new Tumblr site is here to reinforce the notion that a number of men date partners who resemble them…closely:
The blog, dedicated to guys who go out with guys that look pretty much exactly like them is called, “BOYFRIENDTWIN” and runs with the slogan; “Because what’s sexier than dating yourself?”
Creepy? Hot? Do you date someone who looks just like you? Comment below…
In the meantime, here are some samples of what you will see at Tumblr.
Top 5 Gay Online Dating Services to start off the new year:
If you are a singleton looking for love or a casual hookup, this article is a go-to guide for you. Grindr and Adam4Adam are soo last year – get with the program on the gay dating scene by signing up for an account on one of these online dating services!
By Guest Blogger Aurora Wah
People tend to start the new year off with a bang by sticking to their new years’ resolutions – some might be working hard for a fit and perfect body, while others aim to put more effort in their love life this year. If you are a singleton looking for love or a casual hookup, this article is a go-to guide for you. Grindr and Adam4Adam are soo last year – get with the program on the gay dating scene by signing up for an account on one of these online dating services!
Nowadays smartphone dating apps are on the rise due to its convenience and practicality. Instead of spending time filling out a lengthy dating profile, smartphone dating apps like Hornet usually just require a simple signup process. However, what makes Hornet special is that each user is required to reveal their HIV status. Other than focusing on the sexual health of its users, Hornet also has an “explore” function which helps you connect with gay men all around the world!
If you are looking for a long term romantic relationship, Mench’d is the dating app for you. Unlike the popular smartphone apps like Grindr which are solely for hookup purposes, Mench’d aims to redefine the rules of online dating in the gay scene by creating deep and meaningful connections between its users. Instead of judging a book by its cover, users are required to fill out a series of questions which describe user’s personality and compatibility level. Then the app will help you find users with an exact percentage of compatibility based on their inner beauty!
The smartphone app Distinc.tt is similar to Mench’d, but it also helps you find users who have the same interest or hobby as you. Instead of matching with a user on a compatibility percentage and having no idea what to talk about, you can find other users with mutual interests, so you can hit it off with an exciting conversation topic. Labelled as the app “you can bring home to mom”, you definitely have more chances of finding your significant other here compared to Adam4Adam.
If you want to kick it old school with a traditional online dating site, Gaydar will provide you an array of hotties in your local area and around the world. You can break the ice with the “leave a thought” function on users’ profiles or fill in your travel details so that you can find a sexy tour guide in a foreign country. With multiple language versions available, you can even communicate in any language if English is not your mother tongue. For those on the go all the time, there is also a free mobile app version so you can keep up with your messages and potential love interests!
Chatroulette tends to have a bad rep on the internet, but when it comes to the gay version of chatroulette, there are definitely plenty of eligible bachelors on Camtogays! While long term relationships are usually not the norm on this chat site, you can flirt shamelessly with a bunch of hotties connected at random. The great thing is you can simply press the “skip” button to be connected with another stranger immediately, so if someone isn’t your type, you don’t have to be polite or make up an excuse for not talking to him!
A new study concludes that same-sex couples are often happier than their hetero counterparts:
Maybe gay does mean happy after all: A new study found that same-sex couples are much more likely to be happy with their relationships than their heterosexual counterparts.
The report, from the UK’s Open University, surveyed 5,000 people and found that gay partners claimed more positive associations with their relationship.
But same-sex couples were less likely to be openly affectionate, mostly for fear of attracting negative attention: “Many [gay] couples, especially the younger ones, say they would not hold hands in public for fear of reprisal,” read the report.
“It took us a while to have the confidence to hold hands and kiss on the lips in public, for example when saying goodbye to each other,” said one gay respondent from London. “We spent a year saying our goodbyes at home in the morning rather than on the Tube, despite us both traveling in together, out of fear of potential disapproving looks or abuse.”
The study also claims that “heterosexual parents are the group least likely to be there for each other, to make ‘couple time’, to pursue shared interests, to say ‘I love you’ and to talk openly to one another.”
Read the full story here.