When a royal servant blabbed ten years ago that Prince Charles had carried on a gay affair, the American press jumped at the chance to riff on the supposedly high rates of gay experimentation among British men. Stephen Colbert, as usual, had the best explanation. This sketch doesn't just make us nostalgic for the days when you could watch Stewart and Colbert in the same half-hour; it also typifies a stereotype about British culture. Gay storylines and cross-dressing feature heavily in British literature and pop culture, from Shakespeare and Dickens to Brideshead Revisited, The History Boys , and Blackadder. But is it more than just a stereotype? A new paper in the journal Men and Masculinities suggests that 93 percent of straight young British men have spooned with another man, and a full 98 percent have shared a bed with a guy.
Secret Signals: How Some Men Cruise for Sex
50 Best LGBTQ Movies of All Time - Top LGBTQ Films Ever Made
The police officer who arrested Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, in a men's restroom at the Minneapolis airport for allegedly looking to engage in gay sex wrote in his June report that he "recognized a signal used by persons wishing to engage in lewd conduct. Craig tapped his foot up and down and swiped his hand underneath the bathroom stall in which the undercover cop was sitting, according to the police report. Those actions led to Craig's arrest by Detective Dave Karsnia and the senator's guilty plea to a disorderly conduct charge. Craig told reporters today that he did nothing inappropriate and said his guilty plea was a mistake. Public places like men's restrooms, in airports and train stations, truck stops, university libraries and parks, have long been places where gay and bisexual men, particularly those in the closet, congregate in order to meet for anonymous sex.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg's Unlikely, Untested, Unprecedented Presidential Campaign
Richard Holman Hatch Jr. He was a contestant on a subsequent All-Stars season of Survivor , the fourth celebrity edition of Celebrity Apprentice , and season 17 of The Biggest Loser. In , Hatch was convicted of attempting to evade taxes and served 51 months in prison. Hatch served another nine-month sentence in for a probation violation. Hatch slid into the role of fisherman for his tribe to ensure that he would be too valuable to vote off, despite his nudist tendencies and perceived overconfidence.
He plugged in his headphones, clicked on an X-rated video and took a deep breath. It was around 3am, in the summer of , and relentless fears of homosexuality had tormented him since the start of the year. It felt like everything I thought I knew about myself was falling apart. It didn't make any sense. He watched, expecting something significant to stir upstairs or down.