Daddyhunt Blog Posts from December 2009

December 23, 2009
Category: Entertainment

Hey Guys,

We put together this short holiday video and would love to know what you think of it! It just went up and has already been featured on top blogs Towleroad and JoeMyGod.

Happy Holidays to all our loyal members and supporters.  Thank you for making 2009 a banner year for men of all ages.

We look forward to an amazing 2010 and the launch of the new Daddyhunt!

Best wishes,
Carl and the Daddyhunt Team

P.S.: Please remember people in need during the holiday season and give generously to your local AIDS and LGBT organizations.

Jim Sullivan
December 21, 2009
Category: Wellness

The Holidays bring up a lot of emotional “stuff” and a broad range of strong feelings for many of us --everything and everybody seem to be a little more intense. Many of us may be asking: Who is my family? Do I belong? Am I loved?

This time of the year may be an opportunity to take a look at our primary relationships and the concept of a Soul Friend. Who will be with us during the darkest and brightest of times?

The Holidays bring up a lot of emotional “stuff” and a broad range of strong feelings for many of us --everything and everybody seem to be a little more intense. Many of us may be asking: Who is my family? Do I belong? Am I loved?

This time of the year may be an opportunity to take a look at our primary relationships and the concept of a Soul Friend. Who will be with us during the darkest and brightest of times?

In American society it’s not uncommon to call people “friends” when in reality they are social connections—extremely important but not Soul Friends. Under this “friends” umbrella we include neighbors, business associates, colleagues at work, social buddies (bars, clubs), church/organizational people.

If we spread ourselves too thin—“friendships” can become superficial and we wonder why so-and-so doesn’t return our call. Soul Friends return calls—social friends might not feel the need to—the bond—the real connection...

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December 14, 2009
Category: Gay Culture

As religious bigots and fag bashers gloat and celebrate another narrow victory over marriage equality in Maine and more recently in NY and New Jersey, those who of us who hold to the stubborn conviction that we gay people really do deserve to be treated as fully human beings with equal rights under the law are left to lick our wounds and contemplate once again how much we as a group are hated and feared by the society in which we live. The governor of Rhode Island recently vetoed a bill that simply would have permitted a gay life partner to claim the body of his or her lover after death. President Obama’s timid, lukewarm support that so far has amounted mostly only to pretty promises delivered in eloquent soliloquies does little to mend the damage that occurs when talented members of the armed forces such as Lieutenant Choi lose their jobs and careers merely for being honest about being gay, and when gay families are stripped of dignity along with the most basic civil right to marry the person of one’s choice in cruel “popular” votes that give hatred and bigotry free reign to harm us all.

But in this blog I want to speak out for a silent group of gay persons that remains mostly hidden in this struggle because they are powerless and vulnerable, dependent for their very lives on those who hate them. I speak of course of the gay children who are even now growing up in families of Mormons, Catholics, Southern Baptists, Ultra-orthodox Jews, Moslems and other religious fundamentalists and fanatics. Imagine the voiceless terror these children experience when their...

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Daddyhunt
December 2, 2009
Category: Site News

Almost 5 years have passed since we started Daddyhunt.com and it has been an amazing ride. Thank you to all of our wonderful members and supporters who have helped make this the largest and fastest growing site for real men of ALL ages. I’m very proud of the attitude-free and healthy community we have created together.

Over the years we’ve heard lots of suggestions from our members on how to improve the site. Well, I’m proud to say that we have been working hard to build a brand-new version of Daddyhunt that incorporates many of the great suggestions members have made.

Our new platform will feature a host of new and improved features for members and special functionality just for our Supporters. There will be new tools to stay connected to your friends and new features that will make it easier than ever to meet other hot men. There will also be a brand-new design and more hot cover models. All in all, we are very excited about the new site and hope you will be too.

The first phase of re-launch will involve the unveiling of the new platform. Slowly over the course of 2010 we will be rolling out new features like an instant messenger, profile notes and advanced search.

In order to launch in January, however, we need your help to test the site and identify any bugs. We are looking for a few dedicated Daddyhunt members to test out the Beta site and give us their feedback. If you’d like to play a crucial role in shaping Daddyhunt 2.0, email beta@daddyhunt.com...

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Debra Haffner
December 1, 2009
Category: Gay Culture

It's World AIDS Day.

And we remember.

We remember the 25 million people who have died of AIDS since the epidemic began.

We remember that there are more than 33 million people in the world who are living with HIV now.

We remember that each year, nearly 3 million people are newly infected with HIV in the world.

We remember that almost every one of those new cases could have been been prevented.

We remember that the United States took too long to respond to the epidemic, and that U.S. policies privileging abstinence over condoms and safer sex education still put people around the world at risk.

I remember my friends and colleagues who died way too young -- Bill, Danny, Billy, Stuart, Lacey, Marjorie, Damien, Michael. You have your list too.

And we remember those who insisted on a sane, compassionate, realistic response to the epidemic: to my brave colleagues in Act Up, local health departments, the Centers for Disease Control, the WHO. Those who continue to work to make sure we do not forget and we do not give up working for prevention and services for people living with AIDS and adequate medications and education for everyone.

We remember -- with love and a conviction that there is still so much more work we must do.


Rev. Debra W. Haffner is executive director of the Religious Institute in Westport, CT.  The Religious Institute is a national, multifaith organization dedicated to promoting sexual health and sexual justice in religious communities and society at large.  Among its...

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