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Matt Bomer: ‘Maybe I was just really lucky to be born at the right time’

by Greg Hernandez

Rock Hudson. Montgomery Clift. Raymond Burr. Robert Reed. Tab Hunter.

Hollywood history is filled with gay men who became stars then stayed steadfastly in the closet for fear that being found out would mean the end of their careers.

Only Hunter, now 84, came out publicly late in life. But the Damn Yankees star saw his career as an A-list movie star stall after a story in a gossip magazine in the 1950s hinted he was gay.

Then you have Matt Bomer in the year 2016.

His career has already been on an upwards trajectory with the TV series White Collar when he came out publicly in 2012 by acknowledging his husband and their three children in an awards speech.

Since then, he’s been nominated for an Emmy and won a Globe for the HBO film The Normal Heart, appeared in the film Magic Mike and its sequel, is currently starring in American Horror Story: Hotel and has roles in the upcoming feature films The Nice Guys and The Magnificent Seven.

In the current issue of Men’s Fitness, Bomer was asked about his ability now to be openly gay and to be cast in both straight and gay roles.

‘I try not to take the time to stop and think about all these zeitgeist-dependent circumstances that I really have no control over and just try and focus on the work,’ he says. ‘Maybe I was just really lucky to be born at the right time.

‘I’m really grateful for it, and I hope people will always think of me as an actor. It took a lot for me to be at this table right now.’

FORMER HOUSTON ‘GAY MAN’ CO-STARS IN DAVEY WAVEY’S ‘GUIDE TO BOTTOMING’

Colby Melvin, a Houston to Los Angeles transplant, and former About Magazine cover model co-stars in social media video that claims to be the “Official Guide To Bottoming”

It’s defiantly not a video for someone that’s offended easily. It’s also a gamble to determine if it’s funny or a little too much information. You decide.

In ‘The Gay Bottom Bible’, (yes, it’s really called that) gay personality Davey Wavey and co-star Colby Melvin from Houston attempt to answer every question you might have ever had when it comes to A$$ sex. It also includes something that you might not care to know.

7 Fantastic LGBT Films On DVD

7 Fantastic LGBT Films On DVD

7 Fantastic LGBT Films On DVD

From love stories to tales of prejudice, bigotry and the struggle for equal rights, here are five fantastic films focused on the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender communities, all of which come highly recommended by our expert critics. 

 

Brokeback Mountain ; Ang Lee; 2005 (pictured)
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams
An obvious choice, perhaps, but nevertheless a watershed moment for pink cinema. Visionary director Lee’s tale of two cowboys who fall in love but must keep their feelings secret brought the subject of sexuality to mainstream audiences. 

 

Patrick, Age 1.5 ; Ella Lemhagen; 2008
Starring: Gustaf Skarsgard, Torkel Petersson, Tom Ljungman
Not the most common question in the annals of film- what would happen if a gay Swedish couple adopted what they thought was an 18-month-old orphan, but instead took in a 15-year-old homophobic delinquent- Lemhagen’s film is witty and touching. 

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Pride ; Matthew Warchus; 2014
Starring: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West
One of 2014’s triumphs, a group of gay rights activists living in London during the 1980s take it upon themselves to get involved in the plight of Welsh miners, who are suffering at the hands of Margaret Thatcher’s unforgiving economic policies. 

 

The Chinese Botanist’s Daughter ; Sijie Dai; 2006
Starring: Mylene Jampanoi, Xiaoran Li, Dong Fu Lin
Beautifully shot and exceptionally well-written, in the house of a famous Chinese botanist teacher, the educator’s daughter falls for a female intern, but due to the inherent prejudices of society, and her family, their relationship cannot be revealed. 

 

Transamerica ; Duncan Tucker; 2005
Starring: Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan
Pre-operative male-to-female transexual, Bree, discovers that she fathered a son during a previous relationship, and the kid is now a teenage runaway living and hustling on the streets of New York. Rightly acclaimed, Transamerica should be filed under ‘Must See’. 

 

Boys Don’t Cry ; Kimberley Peirce; 1999
Starring: Hilary Swank, Chloe Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard
After adopting the male identity of Brandon Teena (born Teena Brandon), the world is opened up to the leading man, who takes to the road, eventually finding a new life, and the exciting prospect of love in Nebraska. 

 

Bound ; Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski; 1996
Starring: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano
Another legendary flick, before The Matrix the Wachowski siblings gave us this tale of a tough female ex-con, Corky, and the passionate affair she has with Violet after the two come up with a scheme to steal millions from the mafia. 

Equinox Gym Celebrates Pride Month With Short Film

Equinox Celebrates Pride Month With Short Film

Equinox Celebrates Pride Month With Short Film Adding 26 Letters To LGBTQ+

It’s Pride around the U.S. and many national companies are sharing their LOVE for the LGBTQ+ communities

(NEW YORK) In celebration of Pride month, Equinox gym has released a new short film, “LGBTQAlphabet: Six Letters Will Never Be Enough,” that expands the definition of LGBTQ into a full alphabet with 26 distinct opportunities to proudly communicate who you are and how you love.

Equinox has been a long-time supporter of the LGBTQ community and Pride around the world, but this year they wanted to make an even more powerful contribution.  They worked with NYC’s LGBT Community Center to produce the short film. Take a peak at the video above.

Interlaced into it are voices from members of The Center, who express how they identify themselves in the queer community and as citizens in the world. 26 words, from Ally to Ze | Zir are brought to life in authentic, brave and meaningful ways.

The video is a continuation of Equinox’s “Commit to Something” narrative and further explores the theme of identity specifically reflecting the diversity of the LGBTQ community.