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Andy Cohen Opens Up About Dating And Using Gay Apps

Andy Cohen seems to be getting more personal than ever and we don't mind!

In his talk with Attitude Magazine for their October issue, Cohen was asked about his attitudes towards sex. In his response, he shared that he doesn't hide anything when it comes to talking about sex.

“I talk about poppers and about bottoms on my show,” he said during the interview. “That’s the thing, I’m really open about who I am and am unapologetic, so I think there’s something freeing in that.”

Andy Cohen has been out since the 1980s and says he’s gotten used to talking about his sexuality. But according to him, and shared in Queerty, that wasn’t always the case.

“I came out in 1988, at the height of the [AIDS] epidemic,” he says. “I was so scared to have sex. And it’s why I’m alive today, because I was really scared.”

“It was a scary time to be gay, it was a scary time to be sexual… It’s always kind of there in one way or another. It’s not something you can erase from your experience.” 

 

 

Now, he says what really scares him is getting out there to date.

“I think it’s harder for other people to sit down with me and have a date because they have preconceived notions,” Andy says.

“If I had never dated myself or I didn’t know me and it was just based on TV, I don’t know what I would think. I have no idea.”

But what about dating apps like Grindr and it’s new Kindr campaign? Well, Cohen says he still uses them… on occasion.

“I have been, kind of on-and-off because it’s challenging,” he explains. “It’s weird. It was probably more uncomplicated hooking up before I became famous.”

“I still hook up,” he adds. “I mean, a guy’s gotta eat!”

Thanks Andy for being open and honest about being just like us when it comes to trying to find fun as well as "the one."

h/t: Attitude Magazine, Queerty

See Brandon Flynn's Adorable Pic Of His Parents With BF Sam Smith

 

These two are so cute that I think I'm going to be physically ill. Like, I legitimately need some Tums right now. We've seen singer Sam Smith and his adorable 13 Reasons Why actor boyfriend Brandon Flynn in some pretty ::ahem:: compromising positions while out and about, but now instead of swapping spit, the hot celeb duo is swapping hugs... with Flynn's parents! Was that weird? Yes? Good. 

Smith and Flynn made their relationship public this past October, and since then have been lighting up the Gay Internet with their enviable romance. Thanks to an Instagram pic posted by Flynn over the weekend, we know that his parents are just as into Smith as we are! Bringing home a gorgeous, internationally famous, Grammy Award-winning stud with the voice of an angel must have been a really tough sell for Flynn.

 

 

Seriously, the twenty-four-year-old Flynn and twenty-five-year-old Smith are complete relationship goals, and it's great for gay babies out there to not only have these two to look up to, but Flynn's parents as well for their accepting attitude. On a scale from one to ten, how jealous are you of Flynn and Smith's A-list romance? 

 

Ricky Martin Regrets Potentially Devastating The Lives Of His Gay Lovers

 

Ricky Martin's seemingly idea gay life - exemplified by his iconic spread in Architectural Digest in which he, his husband Jwan Yosef, and their two adorable sons appear as the epitome of aspirational gaydom - comes with a past of self-doubt and internalized homophobia. On the outside, when Martin rose to fame in the late 90's, he was Livin' la Vida Loca. But on the inside Martin was suffering from the pressures of an industry that had not yet allowed pop stars to be out and proud. 

Martin opens up in the new issue of Attitude about how his closeted life affected those around him, and sadly admits that the way he treated his dates led some of them to go back into the closet:

I was a closeted gay man who was making my partners hide. I had relationships with other men who were in the closet and I had other relationships with men who were not in the closet but because of me went back into the closet.

 

Hopefully RuPaul is reading this and thinking "Knew it!" because as it turns out, if you can't love yourself, you truly cannot love somebody else. Hunty. Living under the public eye only exacerbated the trauma associated with Martin coming to terms with his homosensuality. For Martin, this meant keeping an arm's length from everyone around him for fear of his deep dark secret coming to light:

I didn't open doors to new relationships, and I'm not talking about romantic relationships, I'm talking about any relationship, because I didn't want people to know me too much.

I wouldn't even sit down and have a cool relationship with amazing producers or great film directors because I was afraid that if they spent more than two hours sitting with me they would know my nature.

He adds:

I wasted so much energy trying to manipulate my sexuality.

The progress that has been made between the late 90's and now is truly astounding. The fact that a once self-doubting man who ostracized himself from lovers and friends in order to hide his gayness is now an advocate for the LGBTQ community is heartwarming. Ricky now has a gorgeous husband. Successful career. Ageless good looks. A Jaw-dropping house. Wow. Okay, now I want him to fail. Kidding! In the words of Ricky Martin... um... lemme see... "Woke up in New York City, In a funky cheap hotel, She took my heart, And she took my money, She must've slipped me a sleepin' pill?" NVM, I've got nothing. 

H/T: Attitude