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Sexy Men Dominating ‘Big Brother’


By D. David Kinney 

Once again this season the men on CBS’ “Big Brother” are absolutely dominating. Coming into the game they all knew that strength lies in numbers, and this led them to create the first alliance of the season on their second day. It was called the #BombSquad and was created by the first two Head of Households, Caleb Reynolds and Frankie Grande. They eventually brought in the rest of the guys in the house except Donny and Hayden. Alliance member (and already evicted Houseguest Devin Shepherd) brought in the only two girls to the Bomb Squad before it eventually imploded.

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However, it’s not the alliances that have people talking this season. It’s abs, bromances and the lovable token gay Frankie Grande. If his last name sounds familiar it’s because we’ve been hearing his little sister, Ariana Grande, singing with Iggy Azalea all summer.

Frankie is by far the most liked character from this season and has a bubbly personality that seems to be masking his strategic game play fairly well. I’m sure his fans are excited that he’s is doing well in the game and that’s garnering him extra attention, but it seems pretty clear that it’s his sexless trysts with fellow Houseguest Zach Rance that has kept fans buzzing online and glued to the Big Brother live online feeds. They even have a couple nickname – Zankie.

Frankie and Zach’s tender moments don’t get much air time on the CBS TV show, however, you see plenty of it on the live feeds. Here are a couple of GIFs to give you a better idea of what we’re talking about:

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Zach is straight, however, he claims to have a lot of gay friends and says that he values his relationship with Frankie. It’s refreshing to see a straight guy be so at ease with himself and his gay friend. Major props to Zach and Zankie.

Now, without further ado, let’s talk about the abs. To my knowledge, Cody Calafiore has never told the other Houseguests about his modeling career. But he’s got a lot to brag about. OK… forget talking… these pictures speak for themselves.

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Any chance there is a video from this photo shoot? Of course there is:

Not only is Cody just absolutely gorgeous, but he’s also playing a really good game in the Big Brother house. But now lets turn our attention to a set of abs that isn’t playing such a great game – Caleb Reynolds. He’s a sports gear model and an adventure hunting guide:

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If the Houseguests stick with their plan to backdoor Amber, Caleb may be safe this week. It’s shocking that he hasn’t figured out that there is an army of votes mounting against him. If he survives this Thursday’s live eviction it seems clear that he will be the target next week. However, there is always the Head of Household and Power of Veto competitions that he can win to stay in the game.

We’ve talked a lot about the guys. So what about the girls? Well… to be honest… yawn. None of the girls are playing a strong game. They’re letting the guys dominate by constantly playing defense. And this isn’t entirely their fault. Despite the fact that the Bomb Squad is the largest Big Brother alliance ever and riddled with problems, it did allow the guys to work together and that many people working together in Big Brother is powerful.

The way it looks right now in the game, the girls stand very little chance of making it to the end. But perhaps Christine, who is one of my  favorites, will see it through. We’ll have to keep watching Big Brother to find out. You can watch the show on Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday on CBS.

Let’s end this with another gratuitous Zankie GIF:

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 Photos: CBS, C-IN2

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Could Rugby Be The Hottest Sport Out There?


By Mikkel Hyldebrandt

The recent world soccer championship in Brazil not only sparked an interest in soccer for many Americans, but made even more realize that the sport in itself harbors some of the hottest sport stars out there – reason predominantly being that these guys basically do cardio for about 90 minutes while on the field thus displaying ripped, lean bodies…

But as news of a new rugby jersey collection from Aussiebum hit our inbox at FENUXE, we were reminded that rugby has long been celebrated as one of the most hunky and hot sports around – probably due to the fact that this sport combines the fat-burning capacities of a soccer game with the beef-cake bonanza of American football. A quick online search for ‘rugby hunks’ resulted in a slew of incredibly good-looking men who also had no problem in showing off their trimmed physiques in calendar spreads or candid locker room photos.

Just take a look at these images from the Aussiebum Rugby Heritage Collection and tell us that these aren’t pretty hot and hunky. If you’re still not convinced we’ve added three images of incredibly gorgeous and not to mention real-life rugby stars for your enjoyment. We bet ya anything that you will be googling ‘rugby hunks’ right after reading this post. Trust us: it’s definitely worth it!

Psst! A hint is to search for George Burgess who not only leaked nude selfies of himself, but has also professed that he could definitely work in a gay bar… Totally NSFW of course.

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Rugby player David Williams

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Rugby player Josh Mansour

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Rugby player Kayne Lawton 

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Live Streaming: Watch Tomorrowland (Tomorrowworld’s Older Brother) Online


By D. David Kinney 

Want a taste of TomorrowWorld before the EDM festival comes to Atlanta this September? We’re showing the live stream of Belgium’s Tomorrowland (TomorrowWorld’s older brother who turned ten this year) all weekend! Looking for some additional info about the Atlanta version of the world-famous festival? Check out our article from last year and visit TomorrowWorld.com for tickets!

The video will play live from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. (or 1 a.m. if you’re in Belgium)! Don’t worry if you’re reading this after the live broadcast has ended. Tomorrowland will rebroadcast the festival when the live feed ends.

Photo: TomorrowWorld

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Men In (Swim) Suits


By D. David Kinney 

Got your favorite swimsuit picked out for Joining Hearts 27 this weekend? If you’re looking for some divine inspiration we’re taking a look at some of our favorite looks from the Mercedes-Benz Swim Fashion Week in Miami.

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‘Surviving The Silence’


What would you do if your boss told you to fire someone because they were gay?

That’s what Col. Pat Thompson was told to do: preside over the dismissal of Col. Grethe Cammermeyer for being a lesbian. If her name sounds familiar you may have encountered her story in Serving In Silence”. The movie was executive-produced by Barbra Streisand and starred Glenn Close. Thompson faced an impossible choice: she could come out, then two of them would be discharged. Or, she could fulfill her duty in a way that allowed Col. Cammermeyer the best possible defense, even though it might raise suspicion about her own status.

Through “Surviving the Silence: Love and Impossible Choices” – a film-in-production by Atlanta-based, LGBT community leader Cindy L. Abel – Col. Pat Thompson’s story, hidden until now, will be widely told for the first time. In it, Col. Cammermeyer reveals why she considers her a courageous hero, crediting her for contributing to the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Col. Thompson and her wife of 30 years share how they created a home – with a secret passageway between bedrooms in case of overnight guests to whom they weren’t out – and stayed connected using a secret code during tours at the Pentagon or in Panama where phone calls could be tapped.

This heart-wrenching yet empowering film is raising funds on Kickstarter and donations of all sizes are needed and appreciated. For $10, your name will be in the film credits. For $25, you’ll also receive a personal thank-you note from Col. Thompson and Barbara Brass. The more you donate, the bigger the perks. Check out the clip below and decide how you can help share our history and the triumph of love over any obstacle.

 

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Hey Girl Hey!


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Summer is sizzling and so is my ass in this tiny whiteish thong I’m wearing. FENUXE Magazine recently sent me to check out a new amusement park (I think its a rip off but I’m not sure) called 3 Flags Over Here. Located in beautiful downtown Jonesboro, it offers an affordable alternative to Six Flags along with some interesting variations on some well known rides. This particular day they were celebrating their unofficial “Gay Day” called Hey Girl Hey Day.


Since it was hot as hell, I decided a wet ride would be a great way to start the day. Bad idea! Their version of Thunder River called Storm Sewer was horrific. Now any other day of the week if you told me I would be entering a manhole I would be thrilled. Not today , I got stuck trying to enter so my cousin Selma B. Hole had to jump on my shoulders to get me through. We both fell through and landed on an old tire and proceeded through a tunnel. As we began to emerge from the darkness, a beautiful arc of showers greeted our exit from the abyss. We began to scream as I realized it was a latrine and they were relieving themselves on us. I acted like was disgusted! We moved along to the next tunnel through countless feet inches of muck to come out the next manhole covered in gunk. I was relieved there were people showering as I came to the surface and got under the warm shower only to realize there was only an elephant and no outdoor plumbing.


Next, Selma ushered me off to their version of Monster Plantation called “A Wolf in Sheeps Clothing” which was surprisingly entertaining. Throughout the ride, there were scary wolves everywhere trying to take away the rights of citizens. But as we moved through the scene, we could see the faces of notorious politicians that were the actual wolves and the citizens took back their voice and dethroned them. Woo Hoo! Thrilling!


We then ventured to their version of the Flying Dutchman–the ride that’s like a pirate ship on steroids. Because the seats were so small, Selma sat right behind me so we had room to sprawl. Well, unfortunately for her, with each pendulous sway of the ship, my boobs fell out of my tube top and kept hitting her face. Selma had to be rushed to urgent care because she had two black eyes, several concussions and mouth full of f***ed up teeth which she had before but she’s trying to sue the insurance company so don’t say anything!


We’ll go back another day to finish this story. Until then…


Love and Lashes,

Mary Edith Pitts

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A New Queen Is Crowned


By D. David Kinney

Last Friday local drag artists from throughout the Atlanta area came together to compete in FENUXE’s annual Queen of Queens competition. The sheer amount of talent was overwhelming and all of the performers gave incredible performances. The top three performers were selected based on applause and they then competed in the final round for the judges. Ultimately, it was the beautiful Shavonna B. Brooks who was crowned this year’s Queen of Queens. Check out these photos from the fun event held at Burkhart’s Pub.

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Same-Sex Parents Celebrate National Parents Day


By Dustin Shrader

Calling all gay dads! National Parents’ Day, Sunday, July 27th is about to commence. With the growing number of gay-parent households multiplying across the nation, it has become evident that the national holiday does not solely belong to heterosexual parents or even the typical nuclear family.

Based on a 2013 study by The Williams Institute, as many as six million American children and adults have an LGBT parent. Despite lesbian couples heading up a higher number of these households, gay dads are growing more and more with fervor. Two gay dads in particular, Brian Rosenberg and Ferd van Gameren are taking the initiative by storm to celebrate National Parent’s Day along with operating their website Gays With Kids.

Brian and Ferd are the epitome of an inspirational tale. Recently, celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary on June 20th, the day also symbolizes their landmark 21 year feat as a couple. The doting dads are parents to adopted five-year old Levi and almost four-year old twin daughters Ella and Sadie born via surrogacy. Their journey to fatherhood began about five years ago, initially proceeding with plans to adopt. “We felt that there were lots of children out there that needed parents,” Brian explains. However, their journey to parenthood was not without its bumps in the road.

“The adoption process took a long time,” Ferd laments. “With all the paperwork, background checks, courts etc. we realized that adoption might not be the way we would become dads.”

“Which led us to consider other ways to have a child,” interjects Brian. “So we decided to look into surrogacy. We signed the contract and gave the deposit. Unexpectedly three days afterward, we received a call about a little boy who had been born two days earlier up for adoption.”

Patience certainly has its fated rewards, gifting Brian and Ferd with not just one child but three children all within a year and a half span.

Not having any immediate family nearby to partake in the everyday joys, struggles and questions of raising young children, the newfound fathers realized they could not be the only ones in a similar situation. At this revelation, Gays With Kids was conceived.

“The inspiration behind Gays With Kids started after we visited several big retailers, noticing baby products that were mainly directed towards mothers. Products that were labeled ‘Kid tested. Mother approved.’ Seeing that we were the only men in these stores, we decided to go online and look for other gay dads who had run into this problem.”

In heading up Gays With Kids, Brian and Ferd have created an online community full of support and information catering to newly gay fathers, gay men considering becoming fathers or any topic associated with gay men and fatherhood. “We provided the platform and now we have over 20 gay bloggers using the site from all around the globe. We have a team of respected journalists, writers and individuals devoted to keeping the gay dad community updated, while feeling encouraged, inspired and supported in gay dad-hood.”

Not letting stereotypical gender roles factor into raising their children, Brian and Ferd rely solely on their partnership and teamwork. “We depend on each other,” Ferd said. Brian agreed stating that they are the perfect example of the recent study conducted by Australia’s University of Melbourne. The study’s research finds that children of gay and lesbian parents have better health and well-being in relation to their peers originating from heterosexual households. The study also highlights that same-sex parenting roles are based on an emphasis of the individual parent’s skills, while not conforming to the stigma of gender roles.

Currently, Brian’s and Ferd’s focus is the upcoming National Parent’s Day holiday. The two plan to take their adorable brood off to Provincetown Family Week, held July 26th through August 2nd in Provincetown, MA. Family Week is an event founded to provide a fun-filled environment for LGBT families.

“We are thrilled to celebrate with families just like us!” Brian exclaims. “Our lives are awesome. We became dads because we felt we needed to.”
Ferd agrees. “Before we became fathers we led a typical gay lifestyle. Surprisingly, after becoming dads we are the gayest we have ever been. We are both fathers and mothers and we would not have it any other way!”

Brian and Ferd invite everyone to check out Gays With Kids. Affectionately, referring to the site as “The New York Times for Gay Dads” the adoring fathers relay the message that any gay man or couple interested in becoming a parent should. “Gay men can be phenomenal parents.”

Phenomenal they can be indeed.

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Driving To An Island


By D. David Kinney 

No summer could possibly be complete without a trip to the beach, and without a doubt one of the best things about living in Atlanta is being centrally located in the South. So we’re taking a look at some of our favorite sandy island spots that are within driving distance from Atlanta. From the Cape Fear Coast in North Carolina to the sunny and warm beaches of Florida, this list has us ready to pack a bag and hit the highway on a summertime beach getaway.

Tybee Island, Georgia : Drive Time: 4 Hours

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Did you know that Tybee Island is the easternmost point in the state of Georgia? This island beach is incredibly popular thanks to its proximity to Savannah and the relatively short drive time from Atlanta. Walking down the beach it isn’t uncommon to see a familiar face here and there. You may even see Paula Deen who owns a house in Tybee that’s available to rent. In fact, renting a house for your stay at Tybee is a great way to experience Georgia island life.

If you want to experience an incredibly fun event on the water check out the Tybee Floatilla “Float for Loggerheads” event on July 20. Tybee Floatilla organizes unique tubing adventures and this special edition benefits the Tybee Marine Science Center. Tubers are shoving off in their floats at 10:30 a.m. and should arrive at The Crab Shack at around 2 p.m. for their return to terra firma.

St. Simons Island, Georgia: Drive Time: 5 Hours

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Known as one of the best island beaches in America, St. Simons Island is a peaceful retreat and the perfect weekend getaway. If you’re looking for a world-class experience book a room at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort. From playing 18 holes on their award-winning par 72 golf course to simply relaxing by the pool, this property has everything you could possibly want during your summer beach trip.

If you’re looking for an adventure head toward Pier Village and Neptune Park near the southern tip of St. Simons Island. You’ll find the island’s beautiful lighthouse that stands at 104 feet tall and was built in 1872. If you hear voices, don’t worry, you’re not going crazy as the lighthouse is reportedly haunted. The story starts with Frederick Osborne who was the lighthouse caretaker in 1880 along with his assistant John Stephens. Together they kept the lighthouse operating 24-hours day and their families even shared the lighthouse keeper’s home. However, two families under one roof rarely goes well. One day Osborne addressed Stephens wife in an inappropriate way and Osborne was shot and killed. Bam! Now it’s haunted. Today you can take a tour of the lighthouse and even climb the stairs to the top. It provides an incredible view.

Amelia Island, Florida: Drive Time: 5 Hours

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Head to this beautiful seaport in the northeast coast of Florida for 13-miles of white sand beaches and crystal clear water. If you’re looking for a resort in the area consider the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. The property recently enjoyed an $85 million facelift and guests are raving about the experience. However, what keeps people coming back to Amelia Island and the Omni year after year is the golf. There are two world-class golf courses located at the hotel. Oak Marsh (designed by Pete Dye) and Ocean Links (designed by Bobby Weed) share a pro shop on-site. Additionally, located just a mile and a half down the road, golfers can enjoy the resort’s members’ course Long Point. Even if you’ve never hit a golf ball in your life you can still get in on the fun. Private instruction is available from the resort’s pro shop and costs $60 per half hour.

After all of that time working on your golf game you’ll inevitably need a little rest and relaxation. So head to the Omni Amelia Island’s full-service spa and salon. From a stylish new hairdo to a rejuvenating massage, they’ll have you feeling good-as-new and possibly wanting to extend your vacation by a few more days.

Kure Beach, North Carolina: Drive Time: 6.5 Hours

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This is a classic Carolina beach town nestled on an island near the North and South Carolina border. When you’re planning your trip, skip the hotel search entirely and rent a beachfront home while you’re here. The experience is completely different and really fun if you have multiple people coming along. You can find properties available to rent by reaching out to local real estate agencies. Whether you want to stay a week or just a weekend, odds are you’ll find what you’re looking for here. However, you need to look early. Things book up quickly during the summer months.

Whatever you do don’t miss the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. It isn’t as large as the Georgia Aquarium, but it is definitely worth a visit. The local marine biologists working at the aquarium are incredibly passionate and their aquariums are top-notch. You can even sign up to take a class where experts teach everything from crabbing to caring for sharks.

When you’re ready to bust a move and enjoy a cocktail, follow the local gays into the city of Wilmington and check out the Ibiza Nightclub. It’s always going strong on the weekends and has a fun and diverse crowd. On your way there stop by Fish Bites Fresh Market & Seafood Restaurant for some of the best food in the area. The owner is a local seafood aficionado and only serves freshly caught items. Everything I’ve tried from there has been absolutely incredible.

 

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Could It Be The Gayest Whopper Ever?


By Mikkel Hyldebrandt

Who would have thought that fast food would become one of the battlegrounds for equal rights? In 2012 Chic-fil-A stirred huge controversy when their CEO voiced his explicit anti-gay views causing both strong protests from the LGBT community and support from like-minded customers who now had a venue where they could display their anti-gay views without speaking a word and get fried chicken at the same time.

Now Burger King has entered the equality battlefield – but with an entirely different message. One of pride, support and equality instead of hate. To celebrate pride month and the San Francisco pride festival Burger King released the Proud Whopper and offered it to it’s customers. In the clip below released by Burger King you can see how people react to being offered to try the new Proud Whopper. Few voice their anti-gay views, others are almost offended, while another poses the (stereotypical) question ‘do gays even eat fast food? Really?!’ But in the spirit of pride most people decide to give the Proud Whopper a go. When people bite into the burger they talk about how it tastes different, is sweeter and better. That’s until the plot lifts and they start reading the inside of the wrapper, which says “We are all the same on the inside”. So really the Proud Whopper is just a regular whopper with a different wrapper. A little boy captures the message both eloquently and to the point by saying: “I think this wrapper means that we all have the same rights.”

When we watched the clip at FENUXE, we really felt like the girl in the video that says: “I’ve never had a burger make me cry before”…

The Proud Whopper along with the rainbow paper crown you also see several people carry in the video clip was only served at one location in San Francisco for a week during the pride festival, but we’re hoping that this ‘whopping proud happening’ will take place at even more pride festival across the country. We want a taste of that proud burger – and one of those rainbow crowns! We say well played, BK! And thanks for providing us with a shiningly positive alternative to that serving of hate from that other place.

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