Swedish Idol participant Tristan, 19, died on Tuesday, TV4 reports. Tristan won many hearts during this autumn’s Idol show. He was called a “rough diamond” by the jury, and I was personally very moved by his open personality. Only last Thursday he wrote another entry on his blog, brimming with energy as always. The reports do not mention the cause of death. You will be missed, Tristan.
A 15 year old had sex with his boyfriend. Dan Savage comments:
Suffice it to say: fucking minors is wrong. It’s a crime and if Bean and Lawson are guilty of the crime they’ve been charged with… I hope they both go away for a long, long time.
Bean and Lawson is not a banking firm, but the names of the 15 year old’s ex boyfriends. Lawson is old, as in 60+. Bean is 25.
Yeah, 15 and 60+ might not be the posterboy relationship for the gay movement, even though legal in most of Europe.
But what about 15 + 25? Isn’t that exactly what the gay movement has fought for during all these years? That two persons of the same sex should be allowed to have a relationship with each other? Isn’t that what the gay movement was all about?
And isn’t that what the whole “save Katelyn” campaign was all about? That was a lesbian relationship with the ages 14 + 18. While the prouder parts of the gay movement were trying to save Katelyn, I guess Savage wanted her to “go away for a long, long time”?
Or does “fucking minors” only refer to men and anal sex, which according to most homophobes (and many feminists) is a terrible sexual practice, at least for the receiving part? I don’t know about the roles in the relationship in the cases of Bean and Lawson, but Savage seems to know, and my question is whether it is more acceptable to be “fucked by minors”?
It would be interesting to know where Savage draws the border. Obviously, he is in favor of men being permitted to have sex with each other. But just how old do they have to be? Would Savage protest against European law if he came here? In Europe, gay activists have fought for decades to be allowed to have sex at the same age as straight people. This means 15 for most of Europe, 14 for some countries such as Germany. I can’t read Savage’s comment in any other way than that he wants gay men who have legal sex in Europe should be imprisoned “for a long, long time”. What a blow in the face to the old gay activists who have fought so hard to give us the freedoms we – including Dan Savage – can enjoy today.
And it’s here: Breaking Boy News: The Art Project – complete with a Japanese obi in green neon color (Pantone 802). Very happy with how the cover came out, especially in combination with the obi and packed into a cellophane sleeve. Like a piece of candy, or an early Christmas gift!
I went to the printing plant yesterday to pick up the 500 copies I’ve printed. Today I shipped over a hundred of them to Amazon (without obi). Not sure how many I’ve actually sold; Amazon orders according to a popularity algorithm.
If you ordered on I Love Mags, your copy has also shipped now and should arrive next week.
Thanks everyone who bought the book!
Mohamed plays Neukölln thug Rafiq, 13, very fetchingly:
Ich kann dich zusammenschlagen, und es wird mir nichts passieren.
Edilberto Romero, 17, is accused of raping a 9-year-old boy on several occasions.
The boy said that Romero had been climbing into his bed at night and raping him. Romero started assaulting him on a nightly basis in June, according to the boy.
Romero has been charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. He remains in the Dallas County jail in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Will McBride at C/O Berlin: Ich war verliebt in diese Stadt. Photo exhibition running from today until 16 January 2015.
Will McBride contributed with text and paintings in Destroyer 05, and with photos in Destroyer 10.
Photo by Jose Nuñez del Arco. Jose contributed in Destroyer 05, 06, 08 and 10. Check out his photo blogs at portraitsofhell.wordpress.com and portraitsofhell2.wordpress.com, or follow him on Twitter.
Victor was photographed in Destroyer 10.
“Playing Smiley, I had to become aggressive; he was another part of me that I thought didn’t exist.”
—Kristyan Ferrer about his role in the 2009 film Sin Nombre. Ferrer was 13 or 14 years old at the time of shooting.
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