Looking? Sure, are you an elected official?

Cross Coburn, a council member from Groves, Texas is in a bit of hot water after some steamy shirtless photos of him from Grindr were sent to City Hall and other local media. Allegedly there were also some X-rated pics.

It’s hard enough trying to be a politician in today’s world, but when you throw in other factors like being gay and young—you have a lot more against you. How young you ask? Well, Coburn is a very mature 19 years old! Yup, a baby politician!

This week, anonymous envelopes arrived to Groves City Hall and local media with Coburn’s private Grindr photos and conversations he had with other men. Accompanied with the material was a note:

Is this in any way proper behavior of a councilman to represent himself online or a ‘dating’ app? I felt the city council should be made aware of the situation.

Looks like someone didn’t get a tap back from the councilman and is being a Bitter Betty!

Coburn told KDFM-TV:

I felt like I was being harassed, being discriminated against because I’m a young gay man on City Council. That is my personal life and no one should know about it. I’m sorry if anyone took it the wrong way, but it’s really nothing more complex than this is my personal life.

The mayor of Groves, Brad Bailey, feels that nothing unlawful has occurred told Port Authority News:

I would like it to be known that the city is aware of this (photos), the allegations of photos of private areas. We have met and discussed it with our police department and HR department. It will be an issue. Personally I think it’s unbecoming of a public official, regardless of age.

What’s even more baffling is that Coburn’s photo has been removed from the City’s website.

He also suggested that if the residents of Groves were so inclined, they could petition for a recall election.

This is obviously Coburn’s first time around serving in any political position—he only became part of council in August 2017. Coburn expresses that he has no plans of stepping down as he still has much to learn in his political post.

Needless to say, the young council member will probably be more careful IF he decides to continue exploring on dating apps.

This gay world is so vicious, Cross, be careful if you’re looking for fun!


Billy Eichner Wants to Glam Up the Midterm Elections!

More times than we’d like to admit, we OD on media and are consumed by reality television, award shows, sporting events, etcetera etcetera. Maybe it’s because the news can be a downer. We are so tired of seeing how society has crumbled and we have to witness mass shootings, homelessness rise, and worse, the guy in the White House talk out of his SH*THOLE consistently. But one thing that we shouldn’t forget is that it is our civic duty to exercise our right to vote. Look what happened the last time?

So—to make voting enticing enough for everyone to mail those ballots in or go to their polling place this November 6th, Billy Eichner has created a campaign Glam Up the Midterms, to show that the Midterm Elections are the biggest event of the year—move over Oscars and Super Bowl!

Join by Andy Cohen, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Kimmel, Chelsea Handler, Seth Meyers, Conan O’Brien, John Oliver, Robin Thede, James Corden, and more, Eichner is targeting the large percentage of millenials who didn’t vote in the last midterms in hope that they will make a change in congress. The areas that they are focusing on are the states that have close races such as Texas-23, Pennsylvania-7, and Virginia-10.

Watch the video, presented by Funny or Die:

You Betta Vote—this November!

Billy Porter Drops Fierce and Political Music Video

Tony and Grammy Award-winning artist Billy Porter has released a new politically-charged video I’m Gonna Was That Man Right Outta My Hair. The performer, known for his incredible portrayal as Lola in Broadway’s Kinky Boots, recorded the song for his new album The Soul of Richard Rodgers which offers new and soulful takes on classic Richard Rodgers songs.

I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair is a video that begins with snippets of monumental moments in Porter’s life. From stage performances on Kinky Boots to day he married his partner Adam Smith, the video celebrates a time when the artist felt his life was at a high, until you-know-who stepped into the White House.

The video takes a political stance on Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ+ rights and is a mixture of spoken word and dance that empowers and uplifts those who are feeling that the country has some split ends.

Watch the diva slay in this new video:


Antonio Sabato Jr.'s Gay Roles Are Haunting His Run For Congress

Actor and model Antonio Sabato Jr., 45, already has already tossed his hat in the ring for the California congressional run this year. The republican, open Trump supporter, is seeking to represent the 26th District which is currently represented by Democrat Julia Brownley. This area covers most of Ventura county, a more conservative area than Los Angeles.

The issue? Many folks living in the 26th district feel that Sabato’s past roles in which he has portrayed gay characters disqualify him from representing the GOP in Congress.

You may remember Sabato from his roles on General Hospital, Melrose Place, The Bold and the Beautiful, and more importantly his years a Calvin Klein icon and Playgirl model.

However, what sticks out the most are Sabato’s ‘gay’ projects such as Testosterone and Deadly Skies in which he even gives steamy performances in gay softcore porn.

What do you think of these film? And why aren’t they on Netflix?



According to the Los Angeles TimesCharles Moran, advisor to Sabato, has made an argument for the actor’s run:

They know what it takes to be a successful actor in the industry, and anybody trying to make Antonio Sabato Jr.'s career and job choices salacious does so without really knowing the value of the craft. For a long time, gays have played straight, straights have played gay. A good actor can do this, and many do. Antonio Sabato Jr. is no different.

The Congress hopeful claims that these films are over 10 years ago in his 30 year-long career that was full of different projects.

Sabato has stated:

I've done many movies. I've done things I'm proud of and things I'm not so proud of, that's just the way any actor works. They don't know what kind of congressman I'll be, the work ethic I have.

Does that mean he’s not proud of his gay roles? I mean, he was REALLY convincing.

All that aside, does his repertoire devalue his potential to be a congressman?


Roseanne Thinks She Would Be a Better President Than Oprah

After the powerful acceptance speech from Oprah Winfrey as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th Annual Golden Globes, the big “O” has been getting a lot of hype—especially from folks who are urging her to run for president in 2020.

Oprah’s speech, including an incredible ending that sounded so much like she is ready for the campaign trail:

In my career what I've always tried my best to do, whether on television or through film, is to say something about how men and women really behave, to say how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere, and how we overcome. I've interviewed and portrayed people who have withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights. So I want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon.

Even Seth Meyers, who hosted the award show hinted that Oprah running for president would be an incredible thing:

Oprah, while I have you, in 2011 I told some jokes about our current president at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner — jokes about how he was unqualified to be president — and some have said that night convinced him to run. So if that’s true, I just want to say: Oprah, you will never be president!

Not to mention the that the Twitterverse exploded with “Oprah for President 2020” and #Oprah2020 tweets.

Even Donald Trump had a few choice words on the subject:

Seems like everyone seems to be on board. Well—except for Roseanne Barr. The comedian, who presented at the Golden Globes, has voiced her big opinion once again on political matters. Roseanne, who has been open about her support for Donald Trump, shared her thoughts about the topic during a panel discussion about the return of Roseanne to ABC.

According to The Daily Wire, Roseanne commented:

I do love Oprah. Of course, I love Oprah like everybody else. But you know what? I think it was time for us as a country to shake things up and, you know, try something different.

She was obviously referring to Trump.

Then she was asked about Susan Sarandon and what she thought about the idea of the actress running.

Actually, I think I’d be a better president than Oprah and Susan Sarandon, probably even President Trump. And I did run in 2012.

Yeah—and she came in 6th place.



So it seems that she’s still got the fire under her to possibly get her horse in the race yet again.

I’ve always attempted to portray a realistic portrait of the American people and working-class people. And in fact, it was working-class people who elected Trump, so I felt that yeah, that was very real, and something that needed to be discussed, and especially about polarization in the family and people actually hating other people for the way they voted, which I feel is not American.

Roseanne shared some more of her thoughts about Trump:

Well, he says a lot of crazy shit. I'm not a Trump apologist. There are a lot of things he's said and done that I don't agree with, just like there are a lot of things Hillary Clinton has said and done that you don't agree with. Nobody is brainwashed into agreeing with 100 percent of what anybody says.




First Openly Gay State Supreme Court Justice Nominated for Chief Justice

Dannel Malloy, Democratic Governor of Connecticut, has nominated state Supreme Court Justice Andrew McDonald for chief justice. This would make McDonald the first openly gay state chief justice in the United States. McDonald became part of the Supreme Court five years ago.

Malloy and McDonald have worked closely together since Malloy was mayor of the city of Stamford, but has selected McDonald because of “his intellect, temperament and respect for the rule of law,” according to the CT Mirror. Malloy also mentioned in regard to the historic moment “It also can’t go without noting the national significance of this nomination.”

As chief justice, McDonald would be the first member of the LGBT community to have the highest court in any state. Nationally, there are only a handful of LGBT justices in state supreme courts.

McDonald, who is 51, married his long-time partner, Charles Gray, in 2009 and has shared how important his decision to be open about his sexuality has been to his personal and professional career regardless of what those close to him advised:

When I was born here in Connecticut a little more than 50 years ago, loving relationships like the one Charles and I cherish were criminal in 49 states, including Connecticut. And when I came out in the early 1990s, I had family members who loved me deeply but so counseled me against pursuing either a career in law or in public service because of the deeply ingrained prejudices held by some people at that time.

Doug Jones Gets Sworn in by Mike Pence & Gay Son Carson Gives Side-Eye

Newly elected Democrat Doug Jones was sworn in this week to his U.S. Senate seat in Alabama. There has been much controversy and buzz around Doug Jones and his election over the overtly homophobic and sexually inappropriate Roy Moore.

But you might have also seen the stories related to his openly gay son Carson. We’ve written about him a couple of times and he has been increasing in popularity on social media networks. Just take his Instagram page, for example, where he posts adorable selfies, social gatherings and his father’s campaign win.

If you follow the cutie on social, you may have seen that his most recent photo depicts his father Doug Jones being sworn into office by none other than Vice President, and homophobic, Mike Pence.



##dougjones #swearingin #washingtondc #capitol #wemadeit #nocaptionneeded

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Carson’s hashtag #nocaptionneeded is definitely appropriate here. You can just see the angst on Pence’s face as Doug Jones smiles from ear to ear awaiting his new position, proudly standing next to his son. A penny for Pence’s thoughts!

Pence has opposed all major LGBT rights initiative and pushed for banning of gay marriage as governor of Indiana. And now as Veep he has the honor of swearing in Doug Jones and his side-eye baby faced son. Congratulations again, Doug! And way to be present, Carson!

Rising Gay Politician Pete Buttigieg Announced His Engagement

South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced his engagement on social media.

On Thursday, Buttigieg announced through Facebook that he’s gotten engaged to his partner Chasten Glezman.

Buttigieg and Glezmen, who’s a school teacher, announced their excitement for their future together.

On top of that, Buttgieg is an openly gay politician who’s on the rise. He came out in an essay in 2015 where he confessed its been hard for him to accept his sexuality.

“Like most people, I would like to get married one day and eventually raise a family,” he wrote. “I hope that when my children are old enough to understand politics, they will be puzzled that someone like me revealing he is gay was ever considered to be newsworthy. By then, all the relevant laws and court decisions will be seen as steps along the path to equality.”

With his personal life stabilizing, Buttigieg is focusing on his political career. While most everyday citizens probably don’t know his name yet, Buttigieg is making the rounds within the political world.

Members of the Democratic party are whispering about Buttigieg and saying he’ll be the future of the party. They say this not only because of his ambition and drive, but because of his connections with Republicans.

Because of Buttigieg’s status as the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Buttigieg has connections within a red state and is more prepared to sell Democratic policy in a Bi-partisan manner.

On top of that, he ran for chairman of the Democratic National Committee earlier this year and was considered a strong contender until he pulled out from the race the day of the vote.

Due to these qualities and more, sites like CNN are keeping watch of Pete Buttigieg as we all get closer to the 2020 presidential race.

Pro-Trump Group to Run 'Thank You for Letting Us Say Merry Christmas Again" Ads

On Christmas morning you may find that while opening those gifts under the tree you may be interrupted by special Christmas day ads that celebrate the current president's successes over the last year. America First Policies, a pro-Trump group, has announced that they will run the ads in gratitude for Donald Trump who has made Christmas Great Again!

The videos show Trump supporters thanking him for various actions he's taken over the last year--none related to LGBTQ people, for obvious reasons.

The happy participants smile and thank Trump with the tune of We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and at the end a little girl appears on screen thanking him for "letting us say Merry Christmas again". Okay.

Donald Trump has insisted on multiple occasions that the phrase Merry Christmas has been removed from American vernacular because we are all too PC to say something that may offend others. He has also gone on record (via Twitter) that previous president Barack Obama was responsible for removing the 'Christmas' from our lives.

Depending on your opinion about Trump, you may just want to keep Yule Log on this year.

Check out the ad:

Get to Know Senator Doug Jones' Hottie Gay Son Carson

The more we learn about newly elected Doug Jones’ gay son, Carson, the more we like! Just last week, when Jones was elected to Senate representing the state of Alabama. It was a close race between Jones and homophobic and alleged sexual predator Roy Moore. But with Jones’ victory came an flood of celebration—especially from the queer community which seems may finally have an ally in their corner. Jones’ son Carson Jones, who is openly gay, has since become a topic of conversation—getting possibly more press than his dad.

Carson’s Instagram seems to be on fire lately, with comments deeming him a ZADDY and countless marriage proposals for the hopeful zoo keeper. He’s a bearded cutie who loves the outdoors who is SINGLE and has gained over 15,000 followers on Instagram in the last week alone.



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Hornet talked with Carson about his father’s win, the gay dating scene, and gave us a little bit of perspective of the guy who’s making us even giddier that Doug Jones took the Senate seat.

With regard to his new following, Carson shared with Hornet:

It was honestly kind of overwhelming as the followers started to climb really quickly. But I have had so many really nice people reach out with words of encouragement and support. So many people have just simply said “Thank you” and all of that really means a lot. Moving forward, I probably will get a bit more vocal about issues. But honestly who knows what the future holds at this point.

And again, boys—I’ll mention that Carson is SINGLE and apparently ready to mingle. But he’s looking for someone who is authentic, well-rounded but who still likes to hang out and just be low key.

I’m very much single.

Just getting started dipping my toe in the dating pool which has been exciting but also terrifying. I mean, I’m looking for what I think most people are: someone handsome and charming but also someone genuine and real. Someone that is engaged with the world around them and supportive when I binge eat Chinese food at 3:00 a.m. after a night out on the town.

In 2018, Carson will be finishing graduate school in hopes of nabbing a job at a zoo. Yes—he LOVES animals and is devoting his life to them. But seems like Carson loves napping just as much—could he be looking for a napping buddy?

Finishing grad school is the top priority. I’ll be done in May and then I’ll see where that takes me. Hopefully a really amazing zoo wants to hire me on full-time and I can really get going with my career. But I also just want to take some time and travel and relax. It has been a crazy year to say the least, so if more naps could be in my future in 2018 … that would be perfect.

So by now you may be wondering where to submit your boyfriend applications. You’ll have to follow him and see, but don’t be thirsty.