Daddyhunt Blog Posts from September 2012

Daddyhunt
September 24, 2012
Category: Politics
VOTE

Tomorrow, September 25th is National Voter Registration Day in the United States. If you live in the States, you may have noticed the PSAs on the right side of your screen announcing “Register to Vote” deadlines. They’re pretty straightforward – we just wanted to make sure you have the links, knew the deadlines and could easily access the registration forms if you need them.

- Find out if you’re registered.This website provides great state-by-state breakdown of how to check if you’re registered at your current address.

- Register to vote. If you’ve never voted or you moved since you last voted, you should register to vote. We partnered with Rockthevote.com to make it easier for you to do so.

- Get an absentee ballot. Longdistancevoter.org lets you access absentee ballots in your state.

They still require you to print and mail the form after you fill it out. Seal the form in an envelope and mail it in today!

We'll also show information about the gay marriage referendums coming up in four states (Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, and Washington). Learn more and stay tuned!

RobHeartsDH
September 21, 2012
Category: Gay Culture
A Day with HIV

Check out this picture of the Daddyhunt/MISTER team in the office. What a nice looking bunch!

We pay so much attention to the progress we've made in our fight for equality that we sometimes forget to see how far we've come in other areas of our community. Specifically the stigma associated with HIV. In the past month alone, I've seen several articles, including our own Carl Sandler on the Huffington Post , speak frankly and loudly about how much harm can come from how we in the community treat those with HIV. It's a conversation that's been a long time coming but one that people seem eager to address. Whether it's their fears about infection or their experiences dating someone who's negative, there seems to be a more open dialogue on the subject from both sides. It's refreshing and ultimately making our community stronger, and more importantly, safer.

Today, September 21, Positively Aware hosts its third annual Day with HIV. They're asking HIV+ and HIV- alike to take a picture on Sept. 21 and submit a photo to www.adaywithhiv.com by Sept. 25 . By participating in A Day with HIV, regardless of your status, you'll be sending a clear message to others that you've got their backs. Selected photos will appear in the Positively Aware November/December issue,...

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RobHeartsDH
September 18, 2012
Category: Gay Culture
Jamie Kuntz gay college football

By now many of you may have heard the story of the North Dakota State football player who was kicked off the team for kissing his boyfriend. Considering other athletes have remained on the team for far worse (DUIs, etc) the athletic department, which stands by their decision, has come under fire from the LGBT community. Luckily, the athlete at the center of it all, Jamie Kuntz, has the right attitude and wants to keep playing football as an out and proud man. But what's more interesting to this story is that almost all the articles highlight that the 18 year college freshman's boyfriend was 47 years his senior. Kuntz's mother even said she had some concerns about her son dating an older man in many of the articles she was interviewed for, citing that she'd have the same concerns if it were her 18 year old daughter dating a 65 year old.

We've said it before on here that the reason May/December relationships work so well in the gay world is a shared experience of coming out. I'm wondering if it's still a bit of a taboo in the straight world, where an older/younger relationship is generally seen as predatory.

Do you think the gay community is more open to these kinds of relationships? Have you experienced disapproving reactions from the...

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RobHeartsDH
September 14, 2012
Category: Dating
Random Acts of Kindness

For months, Jordan Addison had to drive a car around with the words "Die" "Fag" keyed on the sides, not being able to afford the repairs. But then something amazing happened. A local auto shop owner, hearing from a friend what happened, took it upon himself to repair Jordan's car for free. And then some. Proving that there are still amazing, incredible, kind-hearted people in the world. It's stories like these that you wish would dominate the news everyday. Ellen recently had both men on her show and gave them something for their troubles.

If this doesn't restore your faith in humanity, I'm not sure what will. With so much negativity in the world, we're reminded that, while acts like these don't always get you on TV or handed over-sized checks, they do make a huge difference in others life. In the comments below, we want to hear your random acts of kindness stories. Let us know what you did for someone or what someone has done for you and maybe it'll inspire the lot of us.

Or perhaps, we should all go out this week and populate the world with some new random acts of kindness.

RobHeartsDH
September 12, 2012
Category: Gay Culture
Carl Sandler gay marriage radio show

Daddyhunt/MISTER CEO Carl Sandler has been hitting the talk circuit hard! From being regularly featured on the Huffington Post to appearances on Sirius and now the Candi & Randi show, he's been doing a great job of spreading the good word of gay men throughout the land. We're incredibly proud that the right messages are getting more and more traction in the media, and even more so that it's one of our own putting it out there.

It's a great interview, so take a listen. You can also click on the "iTunes" icon to listen to it on the go.

RobHeartsDH
September 8, 2012
Category: Entertainment
Bob Mould

I'd say you're a pretty big deal when you make it onto Entertainment Weekly's Must List and perform on Letterman in the same week. I guess you could say the Blowoff mastermind, Bob Mould, is blowing up. His new album, Silver Age, came out last week and, along with his Blowoff duties, he'll be touring all fall to support the album. You can expect the classic Sugar album Copper Blue to be played front to back with an additional set mixing the new Silver Age material with Husker Du, Sugar and Mould solo classics completing the evening.

We at Daddyhunt have been big fans of the Blowoff party for years now. Mould and his co-pilot Rich Morel spin the perfect alternative to the, no offense, "pots and pans" sounds that blast from every other circuit party. Whether it our DJs at the helm, or the crowd it attracts (which is an attractive crowd), there's something special about what they're doing that create the perfect dance/bar environment. If you're in NYC, I'll see you there this Friday.

All in all, it's pretty exciting that one of our own is getting the press and praise he deserves!

You can check out the video for his new single, "The Descent" below along with tour dates if you're interested in seeing him live:

Sep 11 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer...

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RobHeartsDH
September 2, 2012
Category: Gay Culture
Woof

When learning about bear culture, there's no better place than Bear Week in Provincetown, MA. Thousands of bears flood the magical town and there's lots of hair and fun to be had. Seeing as it was my first time at the infamous fur fest, I wanted to get to the bottom of one of the quintessential elements of the bear community: the woof. More specifically, why they do it. We took to the hirsute streets to find out if any one could help us discover the origins of the woof, and what we found out about people's feelings towards the woof was pretty surprising.

Take a look and see what we discovered with a video that just premiered on our Facebook page.

Like the video? Check out the extended footage on our Facebook page at http://mistr.me/FBxtraPBW.

Care to shed some more light on the subject? Let us know if the comments below if you know why bears woof.