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Sexy New ‘Survivor’ Cast Includes Gay Couple And Legendary Homophobe

Sexy New ‘Survivor’ Cast Includes Gay Couple And Legendary Homophobe

By D. David Kinney

CBS unveiled the 18 new cast members for “Survivor: San Juan del Sur – Blood vs. Water” on Wednesday. In addition to former Atlanta Braves baseball player (and  homophobe) John Rocker and “Amazing Race” twins Nadiya and Natalie Anderson, this season’s cast will also feature gay couple Reed Kelly and Josh Canfield.

Josh Canfield is 32 and is an actor, singer and writer. During a pre-interview with CBS he was asked what 3 items he would want to have with him on the island. He responded: “1) Bible – the Scripture would help in dealing with difficult circumstances 2) Piano – so that I could write songs and sing. 3) iPod – life without music is just depressing.” Interesting. 

Reed Kelly is from the Great White Way as well and the 31-year-old is a performer, model and aerialist. Just like his boyfriend, Reed was asked about what 3 items he would want to have on the island. He told them: “1) My Bible – because man cannot live by bread (or rice) alone. 2) My pillow – because it would be a super comfy piece of home and I perform better well rested. 3) A mirror – because sometimes as a dancer you have to be able to look at yourself in the eye and say “pull up and push through! You’re not actually that hungry.” I think this would work well for me as a Survivor castaway too.”

So they’re gay entertainers with a religious side. Where have we seen that recently on CBS? Oh, right…

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We’ve seen gay contestants on “Survivor” before. There was even a gay couple during the original “Blood vs. Water” season last year, but that didn’t work out so well. Colton Cumbie and Caleb Bankston were fiancés from Alabama with something to prove. It was Colton’s second appearance on the show and he wanted to improve his image after quitting in a flood of tears the first time. Well… he quit in a flood of years (again) on day 7. His fiancé proved to be decidedly tougher and went on to become the 9th jury member being voted out by his tribe on day 30.

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Will this be the year that the gay couple does well? We’ll have to wait and see. Let’s hope.

 

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Hey Girl Hey!

Hey Girl Hey!

Holler Poodles!

Return to 3 Flags Over Here (Pt 3).

Surprisingly, Selma hadn’t had enough fun yet so we headed over to the Spindle Top ( the ride that spins you around while the floor drops down. I could only think that a tragedy was about to occur but Selma said it would be fine. As we got into the cylindrical space and lined up against the wall, we both pulled our tube tops tight and mini skirts tighter. Selma was on my right and an older gentleman and his wife were on my left followed by what looked like a gaggle of their grandchildren. Selma and I looked at each other hoping everything would turn out ok.

With a sudden jolt, the ride started slowly spinning to the left and increased speed. It was then I realized this was not going to end well. Now just in case you aren’t familiar with concept of centrifugal force, its basically when things speed up to the point everything is pinned again the outer wall of whatever is spinning. (I should write a drag queen technical manual). So while my legs and hands are pinned against the wall and can’t be moved, all of a sudden, in tandem, my boobs, Selmas teeth and the old man’s teeth next to me start to wiggle out of their confines and into broad daylight. As if someone had choreographed a dance, the teeth, my boobs and the other teeth start to do the conga in a line whilst we were all spinning helplessly and horrified at the display.

Then, with another jolt, the floor falls from under us and the barrell tilts on its side. Selma and I both looked at each other in horror as we realized the centrifugal force was pulling our mini skirts down exposing our hairy mounds to the crowd. I was mostly horrified. This continued on for what felt like hours but must have been just a minute. The ride soon ended and so began Selma’s search for her teeth. Whilst I was attempting to cover up, I realized the old man next to me was gumming my nipple to which his wife said “Henry! How could you?” to which he replied “They were hanging so low, I thought they were yours!” Selma quickly grabbed my hand and rushed me off to tell me she had found a newer, nicer pair of dentures. I was so happy for her.

While our time at 3 Flags Over Here had come to an end, we could only look back fondly at our time. Be sure to check out Three Flags Over Here in downtown Jonesboro and tell them Mary Edith and Selma sent you!

Love and lashes,

Mary Edith Pitts

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With One Less ‘Problem’ It’s Time For Ariana Grande To ‘Break Free’

With One Less ‘Problem’ It’s Time For Ariana Grande To ‘Break Free’

By D. David Kinney 

Coming on the heels of her summertime hit “Problem,” Ariana Grande released the music video for “Break Free” today on VEVO. The song was produced by Zedd (who you can see at TomorrowWorld this year) and Max Martin.

Check it out and see what you think. We’re already diggin’ it:

Want to enjoy some of the other songs making Ariana Grande the talk of the town?

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Hey Girl Hey!

Hey Girl Hey!

Holler Poodles!

Return to 3 Flags Over Here (Pt 2).

After my dear friend Selma B. Hole was thrown out released from the hospital, it took her a couple of hours days and a case box of wine to recuperate from her injuries. We returned 3 weeks later on a Sunday to continue our review of “3 Flags Over Here” in beautiful downtown Jonesboro.

Naturally, we headed to the buffet first thing because we like to eat. They had some kinda restaurant combo like Waffle House+Huddle House+Out House combined. I’ve never seen food go through people so fast in my life. Because I couldn’t find an empty stall I’m a lady, I held it in. Big Mistake!

Selma wanted to hear the children’s choir singing so she pushed her way through the tens of people crowd to see all the kids dressed in little white robes. It just so happens it was also the entrance to their version of the Sky Coaster called the Rim Shot. Selma begged for us to go on it. It’s that ride that’s like a bungee jump off a 10 story building and hang-gliding all in one.

Needless to say, we were ill prepared looking cute in our white mini skirts and matching tube tops. They hauled us up to the top with a crane while the voices of those little angels on the ground filled the air. The attendant yelled “Pull the tab when you’re ready!” I told Selma I thought I was gonna hurl cause the food wasn’t sitting right and she said she thought she was too. We asked to get down but they said the only way down was to pull the cord. So Selma pulls the cord and I immediately start spewing out my mouth and unbeknownst to me, Selma starts spewing out her rear. All I could see as we made the initial pass over the little angels below was eggs, grits, ham, pancakes, hashbrowns and sausage raining all over the kids below. But as we went backwards, Selma’s duty chute of destruction had managed to dive bomb a few of the kids and knock some of them out cold while the other children ran screaming off.

Later, as we were washing up in the kiddie pool restroom, I could only laugh at the conversation between two ladies outside talking about the new “aerial water feature” she saw from a distance. Said it looked like The Bellagio’s dancing fountains. Selma almost swallowed her teeth.

Next week is the final installment of my review! Until then…

Love and lashes,

Mary Edith Pitts

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June Is Officially LGBT Pride Month

June Is Officially LGBT Pride Month

By Mikkel Hyldebrandt

Just as pride season commences all over the world, President Barack Obama gave LGBT rights another push in the right direction during a Presidential Proclamation on May 31, where he declared June the official LGBT Pride month of 2014.

In the declaration he urges Americans to eliminate prejudice “everywhere it exists”, but also asserts that even though we have moved forward there is still work to do.

“As progress spreads from State to State, as justice is delivered in the courtroom, and as more of our fellow Americans are treated with dignity and respect – our Nation becomes not only more accepting, but more equal as well. During Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month, we celebrate victories that have affirmed freedom and fairness, and we recommit ourselves to completing the work that remains,” President Obama states in his declaration.

The President also writes that last year saw substantial victories with the Defense of Marriage Act being repealed paving the way for marriage equality in many states, but “… despite this progress, LGBT workers in too many States can be fired just because of their sexual orientation or gender identity; I continue to call on the Congress to correct this injustice by passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. And in the years ahead, we will remain dedicated to addressing health disparities within the LGBT community by implementing the Affordable Care Act and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy.”

The President also mentioned the 45 anniversary of the Stonewall riots and acknowledges the nascent movement it spawned saying: “following their example, let each of us speak for tolerance, justice, and dignity — because if hearts and minds continue to change over time, laws will too.”

So, with those words, we urge you to get out there and celebrate LGBT Pride Month! You could do that by visiting one of the many pride festivals here in the U.S. or abroad – so make sure to pick up the new issue of FENUXE this coming Thursday which includes a guide to pride festivals all over the world.

Source: whitehouse.gov

 

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Solo Sex While In A Relationship: Is It Cheating?

Solo Sex While In A Relationship: Is It Cheating?

Every relationship has different parameters that make it work. Usually a couple has certain agreed-upon standards that each partner is comfortable with, both in and out of the bedroom. Some are obvious, such as sleeping with someone else while in a monogamous relationship, while others remain in a bit of a grey area, such as masturbation.

The Huffington Post suggests that people in relationships are more likely to feel guilty engaging in solo sex. Some so much in fact, that they might even feel as though they are cheating on their partner if they masturbate.

In some cases, worrying about their partner’s perception of their masturbatory habits is slightly warranted. As Psychology Today points out, there is still a significant portion of people that feel unhappy, hurt, or even betrayed when they find out about their partner’s solo sex habits.

It’s a hang up that can be difficult to overcome in a relationship. Most every professional or medical outlet you reach out to will tell you that masturbating while in a relationship is perfectly normal. Regular masturbation can even benefit your health.

Adam and Eve states that, “regular orgasms reduce the chances of developing prostate cancer, and they also improve cardiovascular health and reduce pain. Of course orgasms reduce stress and fosters a sense of intimacy, but they also boost the body’s immune system.”

In addition, those who engage in masturbation can also see a healthier, more enjoyable sex life with their partner. The more frequently they engage in masturbating, the higher their sex drive.

Given all of the benefits of regular masturbation, it’s surprising to hear that some may still have issues with their partner’s self-sex habits. However, that isn’t to say that it’s not something worth discussing with your partner. Even if you don’t agree with them on the matter, being in a relationship means that you respect their feelings and try and work towards a solution together.

Even with the medical benefits, or regularity that partners masturbate during sex, that doesn’t exactly change the fact that the rules of a relationship are personal to each set of partners. There is no “normal” relationship, it’s simply defined by those a part of it. Therefore, the issue of whether masturbating in a relationship is right or wrong is still nothing short of an opinion by each individual.

No matter what side of the issue you’re on, if you feel that it is creating a rift in your relationship, it’s something that needs to be worked out. If all else fails, a neutral party, such as a counselor, can provide a healthy environment for you both to express your feelings without judgement, and help you work past it.

Adam and Eve

 

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Do Americans Think Gays Were Born That Way?

Do Americans Think Gays Were Born That Way?

By Mikkel Hyldebrandt

America has made quantum leaps in terms of gay rights just within the past year. So surely our fellow Americans must be learning that being gay is not something you learn as you go along.That we were indeed born that way, right?

Well, newly released data from Gallup’s annual Values and Beliefs poll tells a different story. In fact, 37 percent of Americans are still convinced that people become gay as a result of factors like environment and upbringing. Comparatively 42 percent of American are convinced that people are born gay, so the split between believers of innate as opposed to environmental homosexuality remains sharply divided.

The same poll also revealed that the people who are most likely to believe that being gay is genetic are those with college educations, whites, females, liberals, Democrats, high-income earners and rarely or never attend church services. The poll reveals a staggering (but not surprising) religious, demographic and political split.

A previous Gallup poll also revealed that support for same-sex marriage and marriage equality is at an all-time high in America.  55 percent of people polled said they were in favor of gay marriage.

The results of the Values and Beliefs poll were based on a sample of 1,028 randomly selected adults, age 18 and over, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

Source:

Huffingtonpost.com, Gallup

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Flöt Spa – Salaciously Splendid

Flöt Spa – Salaciously Splendid

By Dino Thompson-Sarmiento and Dean Boswell,

Come with me, and let’s seal ourselves in futuristic zero gravity pods.  As the hull doors are lowered upon us, we will lie suspended and silent, as though free of both time and space.  We will allow warm salt water baths to melt away our earthly concerns and leave us in a state of absolute euphoria.  

What may sound like a dream sequence or a Sci-Fi film backdrop is now a delightful reality in Midtown Atlanta.  Flöt Spa on Piedmont Avenue offers patrons the opportunity to spend 50 glorious minutes in one of the most tranquil environments imaginable – all at the price of a regular massage.  

Last week, I ventured into Flöt Spa to try firsthand what so many have been talking about.  Not entirely sure what to expect, I was quick to let the staff at Flöt know I was a newbie.  I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical at first, but the professional team at Flöt put me at ease right away.  I was shown to my private room where my own Flöt capsule was ready and waiting.  As soon as I entered the warm water filled with Epsom salt and closed the pod door, I realized why everyone has been raving about Flöt.  The hour that followed was one of the most serene of my life; I found myself in the realm of complete relaxation.  Better still, after just the one session at Flöt, I noticed that muscle aches I’d had for months had completely disappeared.    

As I found myself descending back to reality, I imagined that there must be some health benefits associated with floating.  I decided to call a good friend of mine, Atlanta physician, Dr. John Ouderkirk of Piedmont Health & Wellness, to ask him if he would be willing to try Flöt and offer a professional opinion.   After very little persuasion, I must say, he agreed to try a session of floating.   Just like me, Dr. Ouderkirk found himself feeling completely rested after only one session.  He called me the same day and said, “That was an amazing experience.  I highly recommend Flöt sessions to reduce stress.”

If you have not yet had the chance to Flöt, I suggest you book your appointment before the waitlist becomes impossibly deep.  If you prefer to work your way up to a full Flöt session, you may also enjoy a massage or Reiki session at Flöt.  Whatever your preference, Flöt Spa offers affordable stress relief in a relaxed setting.  Be sure to check their website often for specials. 

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Today Is Official Harvey Milk Day

Today Is Official Harvey Milk Day

By Mikkel Hyldebrandt

Today officially marks Harvey Milk Day in honor of the gay rights activist who was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in California in 1977. He only held this position for 11 months when he was shot and killed by his political opponent Dan White who had lost to Milk the year before. Dan White also assassinated mayor George Moscone during the same incident. 

Harvey Milk Day was inaugurated in 2009 after governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2008 had denied the request to honor the gay rights activist on this day, which also happens to be Milk’s birthday. Schwarzenegger felt that a celebration shouldn’t be of national proportions, but ought to be confined within local communities, which of course was protested widely.

Milk was posthumously inducted into the California Hall of Fame after being portrayed by Sean Penn in the film Milk, and awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama this year. Sean Penn also received an Oscar for portraying Milk, who by many has been described as a martyr and visionary for gay rights.

If you are not familiar with Harvey Milk’s story we at FENUXE highly recommend you watch the movie Milk starring Sean Penn and James Franco, which by sources close to Milk has been described as an accurate depiction of the gay rights activist.

No doubt Harvey Milk has been a major force in how far gay rights have come today and for that he should be duly honored.

Source: pinknews.co.uk, NYinExile

 

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Opposite-Sex Couples Flaunt Lifestyle Choice

Opposite-Sex Couples Flaunt Lifestyle Choice

By D. David Kinney

Micheal Sam is a football player. He achieved a major life goal and he kissed his boyfriend in celebration. Forgive me… but I don’t see what all of the hoopla is about. Athletes have been kissing their girlfriends (and nearby cheerleaders) on national TV for years. Yet, that didn’t stop a chorus of horrified homophobes from flocking to social media sites to express their outrage.

The comments ranged from silly and juvenile to down right hateful and demeaning. However, there was a particular complaint that seemed to come up more than anything else. It was about children. Scores of bigots took to social media to complain about seeing a gay kiss on TV because there were children watching.

I bet Derrick Ward freaked out when he watched the Super Bowl last year and saw this commercial:

Man… there were little kids watching that game! How could CBS have even allowed that to happen! CBS must have thought it wasn’t a big deal because… heck… look what they’re teaching athletes to do in high school:

Hold up. Wait a minute. That happened in a high school? I feel like there are some conflicting messages going on here.

If male athletes are locking lips all over the place why is Micheal Sam any different? Oh… he’s gay. I forgot that the standards for acceptable public displays of affection are incredibly different for opposite-sex couples and same-sex couples. That must explain why this athlete is dry humping a reporter…

I really wish straight people would stop shoving their lifestyle in my face. Go to Trader Joe’s and the straight people are holding hands. Go to Piedmont Park and they’re flagrantly and unabashedly smooching by the ball fields. Don’t even think about going to the movie theatre or you’ll get sick to your stomach from the sheer number of lip-locking amorous young couples. I have nothing against straight people… but I wish they wouldn’t parade their perversions about in front of children.

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C’mon y’all. There are kids watching in the bleachers!

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OMG. Horrible.

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This is completely unnatural and sick. God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and trophy.

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Even the Duck Dynasty loons can’t help but thrust their tonsil hockey in our face. Disgusting.

Now… isn’t that just plain silly? Yeah, I agree. So stop mistreating gay people who are in love.

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