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NSFW Actors Who Have Done Full Frontal Nudity

NSFW Actors Who Have Done Full Frontal Nudity | Gay News | Scoop.it

With Valentine’s Day in the air, attention is often lavished on the fairer sex. That's not what this post is about.

There are various websites dedicated to bringing you every example of your favorite actress's nude scenes in film, red carpet “wardrobe malfunctions” and limo-exiting crotch shots. However, there is considerably less information for those looking for a glimpse of full frontal male nudity. 

This is especially surprising considering the amount of full-frontal nudity that exists in Hollywood films, and the caliber of the many actors who have shown off their little guy on the big screen: Richard Gere, Kevin Bacon and Jason Segel, to name just a few. There are also those actors who seem to actively seek out roles that require them to drop trou. Harvey Keitel has bared his bits in at least four films and is evenrumored to have been thrown off Stanley Kubrick’s "Eyes Wide Shut" for taking his method acting too far with Nicole Kidman. Ewan McGregor, known as "Hollywood’s most naked actor," has appeared naked in at least five movies. There are actors such as Michael Fassbender and Vincent Gallo whose members become more famous than the films in which they star

This Valentines Day, we have compiled the above HIGHLY NSFW montage as a tribute to phalli on film. They are not always big, they’re not always handsome and some of them may even frighten you. But the actors attached to them were brave enough to bare all and for that, we salute them.

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Anti-discrimination law exemptions don't strike the right balance between rights and freedoms

Anti-discrimination law exemptions don't strike the right balance between rights and freedoms | Gay News | Scoop.it

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has committed to holding a plebiscite on whether Australia should legalise same-sex marriage by the end of the year if the Coalition is returned to government.

 

One of the reasons debate around same-sex marriage is so highly charged is because it indicates a long-overdue shift in our cultural acceptance of LGBTI people, and a waning of the influence of the Catholic Church’s more conservative elements.

 

In light of this shift, Australia should also reconsider other remnants of its historic acceptance of institutionalised prejudice against LGBTI people – that is, the religious exemptions to anti-discrimination laws.

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Plebiscite or perish? Taking the politics out of same-sex marriage

Plebiscite or perish? Taking the politics out of same-sex marriage | Gay News | Scoop.it

The same-sex marriage plebiscite, scheduled in the weeks after Malcolm Turnbull's likely victory on Saturday, will upstage any of the nastiness we've seen in recent politics.

It's a recipe for disaster and that's why you'll have to wait until after you lodge your vote to find out how it might really work.

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Same-sex marriage plebiscite could be Turnbull government's Brexit

Same-sex marriage plebiscite could be Turnbull government's Brexit | Gay News | Scoop.it

I believe that, like in Ireland, the public would nevertheless return a strong "yes" vote in favour of same-sex marriage. But it would not be without risks – to our politics, and the community. Handballing a politically difficult decision to a popular vote might seem easy, but the short-term benefits for a few in Parliament are grossly outweighed by the broader cost.

It is particularly maddening when any Australian government could simply do what Cameron in fact did years ago on this same issue – and vote on legislation.

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The Coalition's Marriage Equality Plebiscite Is A Bit Of A Clusterfuck

The Coalition's Marriage Equality Plebiscite Is A Bit Of A Clusterfuck | Gay News | Scoop.it

Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says the mechanism for the same-sex marriage plebiscite will be “as close as possible” to a referendum, which could make it much less likely to return a “yes” result.

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Record number of LGBTI candidates running in 2016 federal election

Record number of LGBTI candidates running in 2016 federal election | Gay News | Scoop.it

Australian Marriage Equality says there are 23 LGBTI candidates running for the Greens, seven Labor, six Liberals and six others

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Mardi Gras board appoints CEO with new vision

Mardi Gras board appoints CEO with new vision | Gay News | Scoop.it

ARTS leader Terese Casu has been appointed as the CEO of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG).

With over 25 years of experience working in the arts community, Casu has a long and connected history with the festival.

“I’m super excited [about the role],” she told the Star Observer.

“I’ve worked alongside Mardi Gras over the years, and I’ve also been a performer so in all sorts of ways I’ve been connected to the festival.”

Some of Casu’s past experience includes senior management and leadership roles at the Australia Council for the Arts, La Boite Theatre Company, Sydney Film Festival, and the Australian Film Festival.

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Australia doesn't need a plebiscite on same-sex marriage – Ireland's experience shows why

Australia doesn't need a plebiscite on same-sex marriage – Ireland's experience shows why | Gay News | Scoop.it

Ireland made history in May 2015 by becoming the first country to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote. Australia may follow suit if the Coalition keeps its commitment to hold a plebiscite on same-sex marriage by 2017, the yes vote wins, and subsequent legislation passes the parliament.

 

But as the Irish experience shows, putting a human rights issue to a national vote is a crude means of legalising same-sex marriage. It forces a historically oppressed minority to literally have to plead with the majority for access to marriage in the months prior to the vote. It also provides a platform for those opposed to misinform the public and air anti-gay views.

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Hillary Clinton makes historic appearance at NYC Pride parade

Hillary Clinton makes historic appearance at NYC Pride parade | Gay News | Scoop.it

Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic candidate for President, marched the Pride parade in New York City today.

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For Pride 2016, Apple gave its employees this rainbow watch band

For Pride 2016, Apple gave its employees this rainbow watch band | Gay News | Scoop.it

To mark the annual LGBT-rights celebration Pride, thousands took to the streets in cities around the world today, including several tech companies in San Francisco. And at least one of those companies, Apple, came armed (literally) with an enviable giveaway.

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LGBTQ Pride Month on Twitter

LGBTQ Pride Month on Twitter | Gay News | Scoop.it

Twitter marked LGBTQ Pride Month in June with a special emoji for #LoveIsLove and a reaffirmation of the company’s policy.

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Same-sex marriage plebiscite could be worse than pointless: it could be a disaster for Malcolm Turnbull

Same-sex marriage plebiscite could be worse than pointless: it could be a disaster for Malcolm Turnbull | Gay News | Scoop.it

Elections are funny things really. In theory, they constitute the high point of accountability in a representative democracy. 

In practice, elections are held in low regard by an electorate which is all too aware of a game long on words and shorter on truth.

Non-binding plebiscites? Huh. If patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel, then the plebiscite is the political hidey hole of the craven.

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All a plebiscite will do is further divide us

All a plebiscite will do is further divide us | Gay News | Scoop.it

So, there are fears that should the Liberal government be re-elected, its proposed plebiscite on same sex marriage may incite ugly debate. Well, no shit Sherlock! Of course there will be hateful discussion. There was never a chance it wouldn't be repellent when what is at play is amoral at its core.

Because what this proposed plebiscite is asking is for the public to cast a vote on whether one group of citizens should be allowed the fundamental human right of equality. How could the lead-up to such a preposterous endeavour be anything but ugly when its very premise is outrageous?

It's hardly been a decorous discourse thus far, after all. The subject of prejudice never is. Who can forget this plebiscite's instigator Tony Abbott's confession he finds homosexuality "intimidating" and challenges the "right order of things". Or Senator Cory Benardi's suggestion homosexuality leads to bestiality or George Christensen's likening of the Safe Schools LGBTI acceptance program to paedophile grooming?

Polite? I don't think so.

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The complex circumstances that defined your gender

The complex circumstances that defined your gender | Gay News | Scoop.it

Are you a man or a woman? The chances are you have a strong feeling either way; probably one that’s been with you since infancy and corresponds to your genitalia. But not necessarily. Some people have always believed they were born into the wrong gender; in others, these feelings didn’t develop until later life. Some may opt to surgically change their body to match their gender identity; others may occasionally cross-dress; or do nothing at all. Then there are people who feel neither masculine nor feminine, but somewhere in between.  It takes all sorts to make a world, they say, and this is certainly true of gender.

 

But where do these innate feelings of male and femaleness come from? And to what extent do they shape the person we will eventually become?

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We have to avoid an ugly marriage equality plebiscite. That means voting Labor

We have to avoid an ugly marriage equality plebiscite. That means voting Labor | Gay News | Scoop.it

This is why, to the extent I’m able, I want to persuade you to vote Labor in the House of Representatives tomorrow. Bill Shorten has promised that marriage equality will be first on the agenda when parliament reconvenes, should a Labor government be elected. That means a parliamentary vote. Just the House, mind – if you can’t bring yourself to vote Labor in the Senate, there are other options available.

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Gay candidate won't defy electorate on same-sex marriage

Gay candidate won't defy electorate on same-sex marriage | Gay News | Scoop.it

Jonathan Pavetto, the openly gay opponent of Bob Katter in the seat of Kennedy, will vote against same-sex marriage if the electorate doesn't support it in the government's planned plebiscite.

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Malcolm Turnbull's marriage equality Faustian pact is unravelling

Malcolm Turnbull's marriage equality Faustian pact is unravelling | Gay News | Scoop.it

Neat trick indeed: a government that claims certainty over its 10-year tax plan but refuses to give certainty for a vote it intends to conduct this year. Why?

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Marriage Equality Advocates Should Just Give Up If Plebiscite Fails, Says Scott Morrison

Marriage Equality Advocates Should Just Give Up If Plebiscite Fails, Says Scott Morrison | Gay News | Scoop.it

Treasurer Scott Morrison expects the fight for marriage equality in Australia to come to a permanent end if a nationwide vote on the issue fails.

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Skittles gave up their colour for Pride, here's why

Skittles gave up their colour for Pride, here's why | Gay News | Scoop.it

Revellers who flocked to London for the Pride Parade at the weekend noticed something a little different about their confectionery.

Candy giant Skittles ditched their usual multi-coloured packaging and were handing out sweets with a blank design from their similarly black and white float to show their support of the LGBTIQA+ community.

While plenty of big brands have been showing solidarity by adopting the colours of the rainbow flag, Skittles found a clever way to keep relevant by giving theirs up because there can only be one rainbow.

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While plenty of big brands have been showing solidarity by adopting the colors of the rainbow flag, Skittles found a clever way to keep relevant by giving theirs up because there can only be one rainbow.

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wrong on marriage plebiscite

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wrong on marriage plebiscite | Gay News | Scoop.it

Make no mistake, plebiscites on whether same-sex couples should be allowed to marry, or terminally ill patients should be allowed to end their lives, or for that matter, the appropriate targets for reducing greenhouse emissions, which was another of the issues asked in this survey, are not matters the people can decide through a direct vote.

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Turnbull is passing the buck (160 million of them)

Turnbull is passing the buck (160 million of them) | Gay News | Scoop.it

For a man who bleats about responsible spending and living within your means, Malcolm Turnbull is strangely content with wasting $160 million of our money on a pointless same-sex marriage plebiscite.

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The simple reason so many US businesses openly support LGBT rights

The simple reason so many US businesses openly support LGBT rights | Gay News | Scoop.it

Each June, Pride season is heralded in US stores by the arrival of rainbow-hued Pride collections. This year, brands like Target, Converse, and Levi’s have decked the store halls with their colorful products and merchandise. These collections might seem like superficial overtures in allyship, aimed more at filling businesses’ coffers than showing genuine support for the LGBT community. Yet, this skepticism is often unwarranted. There’s a lot of business sense in supporting the LGBT community, beyond even the procurement of the pink dollar.

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Google creates VR montage of Pride parades around the world

Google creates VR montage of Pride parades around the world | Gay News | Scoop.it

Google has launched a new project to bring Pride parades around the world to people who can't physically be there. The tech titan calls the initiative#prideforeveryone and deployed employees from 25 different countries to capture their local LGBTQ communities' festivities using a 360-degree camera. Arjan Dijk, Google's VP of growth marketing and executive sponsor of Gayglers (a group of LGBTQ employees within the company), told USA Today that what they were "aiming to do is bring [Pride's] sense of excitement and this sense of community to people who normally would not be able to get to do that."

 
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Marriage equality: more support plebiscite than oppose it but one in three undecided

Marriage equality: more support plebiscite than oppose it but one in three undecided | Gay News | Scoop.it

More people support a plebiscite on marriage equality than oppose it but nearly one in three are undecided and support erodes as voters are given more information, a new poll has found.

 

The national survey of 3,000 voting-age Australians found 40.4% supported a plebiscite – significantly fewer than a smaller poll, which reportedly found 70% in favour.

 

The new poll, conducted by the Centre for Applied Political Psychology (CAPP), found 29.5% of people were “broadly against” but 30.1% were undecided.

 

When researchers told respondents the poll was not binding on parliament and some politicians said they would not abide by the outcome, 52.1% reported being less likely to support the plebiscite.

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Secret moves within Coalition to hobble same-sex marriage plebiscite

Secret moves within Coalition to hobble same-sex marriage plebiscite | Gay News | Scoop.it

A secret push is under way within the Coalition party room to hobble any positive public vote in favour of same-sex marriage equality by giving conservative MPs and senators express permission to vote in Parliament against reform if their individual electorates had voted in a majority for "no".

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‘My First Gay Bar’: Rachel Maddow, Andy Cohen and Others Share Their Coming-Out Stories

‘My First Gay Bar’: Rachel Maddow, Andy Cohen and Others Share Their Coming-Out Stories | Gay News | Scoop.it

For generations of gays and lesbians, especially those for whom walking into the sometime secret and darkened doorway of one was often the first step in the coming-out process, gay bars have long held a significant place in their personal histories.

That was never more apparent than in the days following the mass shootings at Pulse, the gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., in which 49 patrons lost their lives, and which prompted many to recall the nights they had spent in similar settings, and the sense of community they found there.

“I can’t tell you how many bars and clubs I’ve been to over the years,” the CNN newsman Anderson Cooper told The New York Times last week. “Every gay man in America remembers the first time they went to a gay bar and how they felt.”

“I don’t want to sound like I’m speaking for the gay community,” said Mr. Cooper, who publicly acknowledged his sexual orientation in 2012. “But it certainly resonates very deeply for me.”

Below, some other prominent gays and lesbians recall what gay bars meant to them as they began to embrace their sexuality, some eagerly and some nervously.

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