Daddyhunt Blog Posts from October 2012

October 25, 2012
Category: Politics
Gay Bear election video

Oh election time. It's the most noisy part of the year. From friends spewing their beliefs and politics on Facebook to debates a plenty (on screen and off), people have a lot to say come October and early November. And we support all of that, after all it's what makes this country so great. Election time also brings about a lot of important initiatives pertinent to the lives of all we gays. Marriage equality being at the forefront. Just this year there are four different ballot measures to support of gay marriage in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington. Which is why we put together this fun little speechifying video to encourage everyone to vote this year.

Once again taking a page from the bears, we wanted to embrace all the different types of gay wildlife out there and dream of world where love is what unites us, differences and all.

See you at polls this November 6th (with a shirt on, of course...).

October 15, 2012
Category: Dating
Just friends chart

"I still hope we can be friends." Famous last words after you've had your heart broken. And whether they mean it or not, it's an interesting choice that we're all presented with. The decision of course is relative to each and every relationship. It might depend on how long you've been together, how bad the breakup was, and ultimately, time. For many it's hard to switch off your feelings and dive straight into a friendship. On the other hand, it can be a seamless transition if both parties romantic feelings have mutually dissolved. But usually that's not the case, and when a heart breaks they don't break even. For me, if friendship is truly something you want after a break up, "out of sight, out of mind" has always been the best course of action. To reset and recalibrate your feelings from romantic to friendly, time and distance help to heal things quicker. It's when friendship is pushed so soon after that things start to get messy and awkward. And depending on how badly you've been hurt, those wounds need time to heal. And every attempt at being with your former lover without being able to hold them or kiss them or touch them just makes the hurt sting that much more. But the good news is, that if friendship is truly in the cards it can be something quite beautiful down the line. After all, any relationship worth having should have friendship at it's core and intimacy shared is something that's never really lost.

Have you been able to be friends with your exes? And if so, how soon after? What helped you move forward as friends?

October 8, 2012
Category: Entertainment

There was a time when I was thought country was a terribly hokey, ridiculously twangy genre of music. And no matter how many of my friends were listening to it, my natural instinct was to change the station as soon as it came in contact with my pop loving ears. 15 years later you'll find my iTunes filled with Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, and Lady Antebellum. Somewhere between Shania Twain and Faith Hill country music started becoming a bit more palatable to my ears. What's more, as I became more open minded to the music, the music seemed to become more open minded to, well, me.

With Carrie Underwood coming out in support of gay marriage, The Rascal Flatts coming out with an equality anthem, and Cheryl Wright just plain coming out, country music is gayer than ever. And that's where Drake Jensen comes in: country's newest, hottest daddy of a music star.

Born in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada, Jensen has become a unique figure in the world of Country Music as an out gay man. As a voice for the LGBT community, he's opening up a new way of storytelling for country music fans. And that voice by the way, is a pretty sexy one. His second album comes out in early 2013, but you can check out his lead single, "Pancho and...

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October 2, 2012
Category: Gay Culture

If you would have told me 5 years ago that some of most vocal allies would be players from the NFL, I don't think I'd have believed you. But more and more we're hearing from footballs stars, like Brendon Ayanbadejo and Chris Kluwe, about their support for gay marriage. Kluwe recently and quite hilariously defended gay marriage to a Maryland state delegate after he discouraged Ayanbadejo from speaking favorably on passing gay marriage in their state. His explanation that gay men "won’t magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster," is probably my favorite quote of the year. And while there are those in the NFL who are just as vocal about their bigotry, like Baltimore Raven's Matt Birk, it's encouraging to have such outspoken advocates in a sport so routed in machismo.

If you aren't already a football fan, does this newly found support make you more interested in watching the game? If not, do these 32 incredibly hot reasons change your mind?

If you are already a sports fan, what team do you root for? Me, I'm a Philly boy so my heart belongs to the Eagles.