Shawn Mendes Is Tired Of People Asking About His Sexual Orientation

With new outlets’ and the internet’s constant obsession over coming out stories, it seems some celebrities are feeling the heat.

One celebrity who has had enough is “Lost in Japan” singer Shawn Mendes.

While talking to Rolling Stone, Mendes says that he’s getting tired of people constantly asking about his sexual orientation. It’s getting to the point that he’s becoming sick and anxious of anything possibly leading to more rumors/talk about it.

“In the back of my heart, I feel like I need to go be seen with someone—like a girl—in public, to prove to people that I’m not gay,” he says. “Even though in my heart I know that it’s not a bad thing. There’s still a piece of me that thinks that. And I hate that side of me.”



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The panic is becoming too great for Mendes. He gave one recent example and says he worried when Taylor Swift recorded him using glittery makeup.

“I felt sick,” he remarked. “I was like, ’Fuck, why did I let her post that?’ I just fed the fire that I’m terrified of.”

In the end, Mendes just wishes people would get over talking about his sexual orientation. He even comments that the constant badgering is insensitive and would be damaging to someone who was actually closeted.

“I thought, ’You fucking guys are so lucky I’m not actually gay and terrified of coming out.’ That’s something that kills people,” he says. “That’s how sensitive it is. Do you like the songs? Do you like me? Who cares if I’m gay?”

Conservative Activist Linda Harvey Says Gay Sex Ed Is Wrong Because It Leads To Oral Sex

Poor straight people. According to a conservative activist, they are not get enough head.

As shared over at JoeMyGod, Anti-LGBTQ activist Linda Harvey has popped up on the internet again to share more hateful rhetoric.

We won’t share too many details about who Harvey is, simply because we’d then be promoting her, but know that she’s a very vocal and angry advocate for extreme conservative views. If you’re thinking, “Why are you spreading hate or giving her a platform?” Well, it’s mostly because what Harvey says is so stupid that it’s funny.

Recently Harvey wrote an article on Barbwire titled Kids Tutored in "Pleasure" Despite STD Epidemic, itself incredibly conservative, to rant about how teens are having sex and dancing with the devil (I’m paraphrasing, of course).

While all that’s pretty standard for conservative rhetoric, it’s these next few words that caused a few social media posts and articles to pop up as a response.

“Let’s not forget the deadly contribution of ‘LGBTQ’ advocates who demand ‘inclusive’ sex ed — i.e., lessons that outline in detail how kids can engage in anal and oral sex, the sex practices of homosexuals,” she wrote.

She then said:

“These lessons often encourage masturbation and pornography use. The “gay” community explodes over any attempt to restrict homosexual access to youth. But the evidence is everywhere that their influence is despicable.”

She added:

“Responsibility in sex is unpopular among today’s ‘hip’ educators. Bowing to social justice warriors, rabid feminists and ‘LGBTQ’ advocates, abstinence is discarded as the equivalent of racism. Never mind that this reasoning is short on reality and long on mythology.”

Of course, many people on the internet had a few thoughts on these words from the queen of hate-mongering.












What should our kids be taught in sex education? Clearly Linda Harvey has no clue.

h/t: JoeMyGod

Lucas Hedges, Star Of Upcoming 'Boy Erased,' Says His Sexuality Exists On A Spectrum

Lucas Hedges is one of the busiest young actors of his generation following his Oscar nominated turn in 2016’s Manchester by the Sea, standout performances in high-profile films Lady Bird and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and now his first lead role in Joel Edgerton’s highly anticipated Boy Erased.

Boy Erased chronicles the real life story of Gerrard Conley, whose parents (played in the film by Oscar winners Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe) sent him to ‘conversion therapy’ upon discovering their teen child was gay.

In a new interview with Vulture, Hedges (currently in rehearsals for the Broadway revival of The Waverly Gallery) opens up about his own perceived sense of sexuality. And, like many, he finds himself somewhere on a ‘spectrum’ rather than a specific label.

In approaching the story of Gerrard Conley, Hedges says he saw the film as “a story about shame.”

“I recognized that sense of anticipating and waiting for anyone and everyone to be like, ‘There’s something wrong with you,’ ” he says. “It’s a story about shame, which felt to me like the governing factor of my life and my childhood.”



The 21-year-old goes on to share with Vulture an episode from third grade when he told his mother he had a crush on a boy at day camp.

“I felt terrible about it,” Hedges shares. “I remember her being very comforting, and she understood that something was distressing me, and she said, ‘You don’t have to go back to camp today.’ ”

With the release of Boy Erased on the horizon (set for November 2 release), Hedges is plainly aware that his own sexuality will be a topic in interviews.

“I owe it to this part to speak as honestly as possible,” Hedges says. “In the early stages of my life, some of the people I was most infatuated with were my closest male friends. That was the case through high school, and I think I was always aware that while for the most part I was attracted to women, I existed on a spectrum.”

While third graders may not distill the concept of sexual attraction, Hedges does recall a teacher during sixth grade speaking to sexuality as something that may exist across a broad range instead of a 100% label of straight or gay.

“I felt ashamed that I wasn’t 100 percent, because it was clear that one side of sexuality presents issues, and the other doesn’t as much,” he says. “I recognize myself as existing on that spectrum: Not totally straight, but also not gay and not necessarily bisexual.”

Sounds like a lot of folks, doesn't it?

Boy Erased isn't Hedges' first role that questions sexuality. In Lady Bird, his character was confronted by a girlfriend who catches him kissing another boy.

Boy Erased hits theaters November 2.

(h/t Vulture)

Tom Daley Opens Up About His Sexuality And Labels

Athlete Tom Daley says he’s “not 100 percent gay” and would prefer a different label.

Last December, tv writer and producer Dustin Lance Black opened up about his relationship with the British Olympic diver and said that they’ve had their rocky moments.

"Our relationship is far from perfect. We have really tough times and struggles."

Black added onto the topic by talking about Daley’s sexuality. Passing it off as a bit of a joke and a bit of scandalous gossip, Dustin Lance Black said:

"I don’t know if I’ll be in trouble for this; his head still turns for girls."

Daley later explained that he’s primarily interested in men, but that he does still look at women.

“I always knew that I liked guys. I just thought it was a normal thing to like guys but then also appreciate girls’ attention too. I didn’t know that there was a strict rule, you must like one or the other.”

He added:

“I don’t really identify as any of that. Because at the end of the day, I’m married to a guy. So in theory that would make me gay, but I wouldn’t necessarily put a label on it.”

Now, Daley is opening up more about his sexuality and letting us all know what label he prefers.

In a recent interview with The Times, Daley shares that the label gay doesn’t work for him. He’d much rather go with queer.

“The word a lot of people are using now is queer, instead of labelling yourself as lesbian, gay or transsexual.”

“Queer is, like, a better word,” he said.

“People say, ‘You like boys,’ but I’ve liked girls too. My generation shouldn’t feel the need to be labelled; we are too obsessed by gender.

“I am not 100 percent straight, I’m not 100 percent gay, I’m just queer. My generation, I think, are more fluid.”

This isn’t to say that Daley is afraid of being called gay. Its just that he feels queer is more suiting.

“I was worried when I came out that I was going to be labelled as the gay diver rather than a great diver. Now I don’t care, it’s forced me to be more open,” he said.

No matter what, its every person’s right to call themselves whatever label they want. If Tom Daley wants to be referred to as queer, while still supporting LGBTQ rights, then so be it.


Men Turned On By Farts Share How They Developed Their Fetish

Are you attracted to farts?

In a recent post, we shared Phile Magazine’s video listing out several fetishes and sexual desires. One of those fetishes was eproctophilia or the love of farts.

While we at first tilted our heads in confusion, we were also intrigued to know more. Specifically, we started to wonder how sexual fetishes like eproctophilia start in the first place.

Luckily, Vice had us covered, and they say eproctophilia is more common than most would think.

There are varying ways that someone can start to develop something like a fart fetish (as with most fetishes).

For instance, VICE shared multiple stories of developing eproctophilia from multiple people.

22-year-old Jason is a straight man from the US who says his infatuation with The Lion King’s gassy warthog Pumba was edged on by his parents’ disapproval. He now thinks the taboo of farting, starting from that character, could have influenced him as an adult.

Meanwhile, 52-year-old gay man Ric is an Australian native who also connects his love of farts to his childhood.

“As a young boy, I always had an unsaid admiration for other boys who were public farters, as they always seemed so uninhibited, confident, and a little subversive,” he told Vice.

“One day, when I was feeling a little jaded, and wanting to shock, I farted rather loudly in front of another man in the university gym changing room,” he continued. “I then did this on a regular basis. Sometimes, my farts actually received a [positive] response.”

That said, as varied as each man is and the origins of his fetishes and sexual desires, there's still a commonality between them all. Most fetishes and sexual desires stem from the desire for a heightened sexual experience.

While some of us may not understand eproctophilia, we can at least understand that its what others want, and we can celebrate in their freedom to explore that.