Daddyhunt Blog Posts from March 2013

Official MISTER
March 29, 2013
Category: Gay Culture
 Chad Griffin HRC Prop 8 gay marriage

MR. Chad Griffin is this week’s Real Man We Admire.

If your Facebook feed has been awash in red over the past few days, you’ve got a few people to thank. First up are all your friends for their belief in equal rights for the LGBT community. The next is HRC. As president of the Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBT advocacy and political lobbying organization in the United States, Griffin works tirelessly to combat LGBT discrimination all across the country, from standing up for gay teens being bullied in small town America to taking the battle for marriage equality all the way to the Supreme Court.

It’s a fight the handsome 39-year-old is confident we’ll win (and not just because his middle name happens to be Hunter): “I’m optimistic that it will be one that brings about freedom and equality and Proposition 8 will be erased from our books once and for all,” he told reporters. “The end is certainly in sight.”

For more of Griffin's take on the situation, check out the video below or read his fantastic op-ed piece in U.S. News and World Report. Then head to the HRC website for up-to-minute news on this historic LGBT moment and to find out some simple things you can do right...

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RobHeartsDH
March 27, 2013
Category: Relationships
gay marriage equality symbol red

As the Supreme Court review marriage equality cases for Prop 8 and DOMA this week, the world as we know it could change in an instant. The right to marry came to the state of New York a little over a year and a half ago and in that time I've been to 2 gay weddings with 4 more on the way between now and September. With the exception of one, all of these couples have been together for more than 5 years, so it makes sense that they'd be eager to make it official as soon as allowed. With the possibility of federal rights and marriage for all, we could see an even bigger onslaught of weddings in the next few years. Which means, you better start saving up. Not for your wedding. For the gifts. Most of us experienced the wedding rush in and our 20s and 30s as all our friends got married, but now there's a new wave of weddings coming. If only there was a way to rollout the weddings so we wouldn't be bombarded with them all at once. But considering how long it's taken to get here, these loving couples shouldn't have to wait any longer. So bring it on I say. Just don't expect anything fancy in the gift department.

Couples in states that can't marry, if marriage equality passes, will you get married right away or wait a few years?

RobHeartsDH
March 25, 2013
Category: Relationships
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It’s bad enough sometimes competing with single friends when landing a man, but what happens when you’re forced to compete with your coupled friends as well ? With gay relationships becoming more and more fluid and open about their, well, openness it’s put an interesting quandary at the center of gay friendships: who gets first dibs? As a single man myself, I’m obliged to take the single man’s position first and foremost, which is to say coupled friends should always yield to their single friends. The truth of the matter is, singles shouldn't have to compete with their boyfriended friends for other single guys even if it ends up just being a hook up. With two single guys, there will always be potential for more and that alone should inspire the coupled friend to back off. Open relationships, seeking a third or seeking to play alone, should really only be looking for something supplement to their, what should already be, stable and healthy relationship. Looking for something more sometimes means looking for trouble.

Then again, if it were two single friends competing for the same man’s attention, it would seem that all’s fair in love and war. As I try to look at things from all angles, my only understanding of how a case could be made for the couple is if the object in pursuit chooses the couple over the single. Which is to say, they’re not into you and are looking for some threesome fun. This whole scenario is based off of friendship, so really if you’re a good friend it would make sense that you’d want to offer the singletons every possibility afforded to them...

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Official MISTER
March 22, 2013
Category: Gay Culture
Jonathan Hopkins gay soldier don't ask don't tell

MR. Jonathan Hopkins is this week’s Real Man We Admire.

With less than a week to go before the Supreme Court begins to hear oral arguments on the legality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8, our community is in a fighting mood. Fortunately, we've got real-life soldier Jonathan Hopkins on our side.

The former Army captain turned gay rights advocate has been one of the most vocal leaders in the battle to overturn DOMA's crippling affect on married LGBT people, particularly those serving in our country's Armed Forces. While the Court's decision on DOMA is important for all of us, it's even more important for LGBT service members and their spouses, since they receive benefits that are subject to federal law.

It's a fight that's intensely personal for Hopkins, since it was another piece of anti-gay legislation—the now-defunct "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy—that ended his military career in 2010. Today, he works tirelessly with organizations such as Outserve and Knights Out, which are dedicated to bringing about full LGBT equality to America's military.

For more information about the dangers of DOMA, check out Hopkins' fantastic op-ed piece in Time magazine and Outserve's...

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RobHeartsDH
March 17, 2013
Category: Gay Culture
BPX black party expo

It seems like just yesterday I was a Black Party Virgin, and yet when talking with friends recently, I found myself sounding like an old pro. That first leather cherry pop was only 2 years, but I've been in love with the party ever since. I'm not a huge fan of circuit parties, but there's something incredibly freeing and special about The Black Party that seems to attract the best mix of men. Doesn't hurt that there's a barely there dress code and the party leaves you feeling horny and wild for weeks (even months) after.

Last year I was able to check out the Black Party Expo for the first time and realized how much fun that could be too! It's like a little leather/fetish carnival with all kinds of tricks and treats. And with all the vendors they have, it's okay to wait for the last minute to decide what you want to wear. Our friends Charlie Harding and his partner Scotty Rage will be working the MISTER booth on Saturday from 12pm - 3pm. Charlie was the winner of the MISTER Model Contest Folsom Edition and is also nominated for "Best Daddy" at The Hookies (which is held Friday night at Roseland). They'll be giving out a limited number of free MISTER hats to men that show the MISTER app on...

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Official MISTER
March 16, 2013
Category: Gay Culture
Robbie Rogers gay soccer

MR. Robbie Rogers is this week’s Real Man We Admire.

We think every man should be brave enough to come out, but we also respect a guy’s decision to do it on his own terms. So this week, we’re giving a shout out to pro soccer player Robbie Rogers for kicking down his closet door. To the surprise of many footie fans, the 25-year-old pro soccer player publicly came out earlier this year, becoming one of the few openly gay players in the sport (or any sport, for that matter).

“Life is so full of amazing things,” Rogers posted on his blog. “I realized I could only truly enjoy my life once I was honest. Honesty is a bitch but makes life so simple and clear. My secret is gone. I am a free man. I can move on and live my life as my creator intended.”

Unfortunately, part of Rogers’ newfound freedom includes him taking some time away from the field to do some self-exploration, but his fellow players and teammates say there’s definitely a place for him, should he decide to return. Pro sports without homophobia? That’s one goal we hope Rogers’ coming out helps make a reality.

Read Rogers' full coming-out post on his official blog, or follow him on Twitter.

Who doesn't appreciate a guy who can handle his balls?
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Official MISTER
March 8, 2013
Category: Gay Culture
Chris Butler Gay director Paranorman

MR. Chris Butler is this week’s Real Man We Admire.

Who says cartoons are strictly for Saturday mornings? If Chris Butler is involved, we want them every day of the week! The handsome British-born animator has had his hand in some of the coolest animated movies around, including “Coraline,” “Corpse Bride,” and, most recently, the Oscar-nominated “ParaNorman,” which is heralded as the first mainstream animated children’s movie to feature an openly gay character.

“Some adults were outraged,” he told GLAAD, “but they were also the kind of adults who just sat through an hour and a half of story explaining why intolerance can be so damaging and cruel. I think the younger audience happily embraces it without question. There's nothing quite so refreshing as seeing a kid accept something wholeheartedly because they don't share the baggage of their parents!”

While the movie didn’t take home the big prize on Oscar night, it’s got another shot at this year’s GLAAD Media Awards, where it’s up for Outstanding Film. Win, lose, or draw, we can’t wait to see what he does next.

Mitch, the gay jock from "Paranorman."
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Official MISTER
March 4, 2013
Category: Gay Culture
Cheyenne Jackson gay celebrity

MR. Cheyenne Jackson is this week’s Real Man We Admire.

Weather you liked him or not, Seth MacFarlane has said he won’t be performing an encore as the host of the Oscars next year, so we’d like to cast our vote for who we think would make an excellent replacement: Cheyenne Jackson. One look at his resume, and it’s clear the 37-year-old star has everything it takes. Funny? Check (anyone who watched him on “30 Rock” can vouch for that). Able to carry a tune for the inevitable song-and-dance number? Double check (he’s a veteran Broadway star with a debut album dropping this year). Movie star good looks? Clearly, there aren’t enough checks we can award him in that department. One thing’s for sure, staring into those baby blues would certainly make watching the long, drawn-out ceremony a LOT more bearable. So what do you say, Academy? We can pretty much guarantee nothing but four-star reviews.

Cheyenne and his husband, Monte Lapka
Cheyenne Jackson shirtless

The best part of waking up
Cheyenne Jackson in the morning

Mr. Jackson if you're nasty!
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