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Gay teen stripped naked and forced to masturbate by bullies

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A gay teenager has detailed the abuse he has weathered from his high school bullies. (Stock photograph by Elements Envato)

A gay teen in Beijing, China, told his teachers of the daily torment he faced from high school bullies. They told him to tolerate it or drop out, he claims.

The anonymous Beijing Water Conservancy School student explained how bullies would force him to watch pornographic videos, strip him naked as they filmed and sprayed mosquito repellent on his genitals.

When the 16-year-old reported the abuse to school officials late last year, they responded with indifference, he claimed.

Instead, they implored him to be more “tolerant” of his bullies or drop out altogether, according to local outlet Sixth Tone,

“Is it ridiculous?” the student wrote in one message to an educator. “The saddest thing is that you just want me to tolerate it.”

As a result of the bullying, he was diagnosed with depression in February this year.

The litany of abuse the pupil suffered ranged from students forcing him to masturbate while they filmed him to stealing his personal belongings.

One pupil, he claimed, would threaten to fight him every day. Others would humiliate him by stripping him, taking his clothing when he showered at school.

Bullies would lob bruising words and insults at him, calling him “disgusting”, while some would even share footage of them abusing him to one another in a group chat.

His teachers, meanwhile, were “blind” to the abuse he suffered, the teen said.

In one text message to a teacher, the victim asked how he should respond to the “harmful behaviour”.

“I give up,” he wrote, claiming that the educator told him before that the bullies are “just children, his classmates of five years”.

The teacher, however, is said to have told him that if he felt unable to make it through his next few years of school, he should leave school entirely. “You have the right to choose,” they reportedly said.

A representative of the Beijing Water Conservancy School told Sixth Tone that administrators have launched an investigation into the bullying. They neither confirmed nor denied the student’s allegations.

Eight of the bullies, the outlet said, have been punished amid the allegations by having to write out passages from the school’s code of conduct every week for one month.

 

“The Bare Naked Book” Is an All-Gender-Inclusive Celebration of Bodies

"The Bare Naked Book" Is an All-Gender-Inclusive Celebration of Bodies

A celebratory and body-positive book for young children discusses all the different parts of a human body, from hair and nose to nipples and genitals—and is marvelously inclusive of all genders and a wide range of skin tones, physical differences, and body types.

The Bare Naked Book - Kathy Stinson

The Bare Naked Book, by Kathy Stinson and illustrated by Melissa Cho (Annick Press) is an updated edition of Stinson’s 1986 book of the same name. “Every body is different” it asserts, before proceeding to offer colorful spreads about different body parts, including hair, eyes, noses, arms, legs, and more. Each part is described briefly and readers are asked, “Where is your [hair, eyes, nose, etc.]?” The images show people of all ages laughing, playing, and posing in a variety of ways.

The Bare Naked Book - Kathy Stinson

Body types range from thin to heavy. People with disabilities are included through specific language about “Eyes that see and eyes that are blind,” “Ears that hear and ears that are deaf,” and more, and there are also multiple images of people in wheelchairs, with cochlear implants, and with one arm or leg. Two pages take us inside the body, “Where happy and sad live under every part,” to show simplified views of the digestive, respiratory, nervous, and skeletal systems.

We see many different skin tones, as well as people with vitiligo (loss of pigmentation), birth marks, stretch marks, skin spots, scars, armpit and chest hair, tattoos, body piercings, braces, missing teeth, and glasses. There are characters with Muslim hijabs and burkas as well as Sikh head coverings (turbans and patka). I would have loved to see some with Jewish yarmulkes, too, but that’s my only complaint.

We read of “Chest and breasts with hair, with milk, with nipples like buttons,” but Stinson admirably avoids specifying genders here. An image of various adults showing their naked breasts and chests includes one person with facial hair who has scars below the nipples of a flat chest, presumably a transgender man who has had top surgery.

The Bare Naked Book - Kathy Stinson

The pages on genitals show children taking off their clothes or on the toilet. While the genitals are clearly seen, they are shown in scenes that look like snapshots of everyday life, and feel appropriate for the age and topic. One child with a penis has a pink shirt; another with short hair has a vulva, but again, they are not gendered. Stinson stresses in the text, “Whatever you call whatever you have, your genitals belong to you.” She writes in the afterward about her deliberate approach here, saying that “Rather than specifying ‘penis’ and ‘vagina,’ as we did originally, and assigning them rigidly to males and females, this time we have used simply ‘genitals,’ leaving adult readers free to talk with children about variations in gender identity and genitalia, and the words they might prefer to use to refer to them.” This shared understanding of terms lets “each child choose how they self-identify” and can also help “in recognizing and intervening in cases of sexual abuse.”

The Bare Naked Book - Kathy Stinson

Aside from the image of the transgender man and other possibly trans or nonbinary characters, queer representation includes one image of two women (or possibly a woman and a nonbinary person) holding hands, likely a couple, an image of two older men with their arms around each other, also likely a couple (see first interior image above), and one character with pink hair and bold eye makeup who could be a drag queen (image above).

The Bare Naked Book - Kathy Stinson

The range of bodies and identities is really quite remarkable (although such a thing shouldn’t be so surprising). There seem to be at least two (sometimes more) people with any given religious head covering, disability, or other notable body feature (braces, vitiligo, body piercings, etc.) When so many other books that claim to be diverse have at most one person with any given diversity marker (e.g., the one token kid in the wheelchair or with a hijab), seeing these multiple depictions feels wonderful and affirming. No matter what your body is like or what you wear on it, you’re not alone.

This is a joyous and empowering book that should be welcomed by many seeking such volumes to teach their kids about bodies and their parts, but also about human diversity broadly speaking. It’s a must-have for any young child’s bookshelf. (Make sure you get the edition with the cover shown here, currently available only in hardback; earlier editions are not as inclusive.)

If all financial traders were this naked, we’d have a booming economy / Queerty

If all financial traders were this naked, we’d have a

Industry

Welcome to the Weekend Binge. Every Friday, we’ll suggest a binge-able title designed to keep you from getting too stir crazy. Check back throughout the weekend for even more gloriously queer entertainment.

The High-Strung: Industry

HBO just announced a second season of this new drama coming down the pipeline next year. As such, we recommend giving the first season–which debuted in November–a look. Industry follows a group of young upstarts in the world of London finance. Call it a 21st-century Bonfire of the Vanities or Wall Street. The show makes the wise choice to focus on several women and gay men as its primary characters, which gives it a refreshing feel. Let’s face it; this story has been done with hetero male leads over and over ad-nauseam.

The show’s gay storylines, including that of Gus (David Jonsson), one of the young investors, his married (to a woman) sometime boyfriend Theo (Will Tudor), and Gus’ roommate Kenny (Connor MacNeil), are all handled as well as any other. Industry distinguishes itself with a hard-boiled look at the world of finance: does everyone in the industry have some kind of sociopathic personality disorder? The characters manipulate one another with money, drugs, sex (yes, including gay-for-pay set-ups), blackmail and just about anything else, postulating that maybe sociopathy is a prerequisite to success in the biz.

Loaded with beautiful people, chic settings and enough full-frontal male nudity to make Tom of Finland blush, Industry has no shortage of drama or queer themes to keep it compelling. Scandalous, stylish and downright brutal at times, we offer up Industry as a way to spend a weekend…and as an incentive to stay out of the financial world.

Streams on HBO Max.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbM84z4XYgc

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Naked Party / Queerty TV

Michael and Michael get naked with strangers… what could possibly go wrong?

www.MichaelAndMichaelAreGay.com
https://www.instagram.com/x2michaels/

Created & Written by Michael J. Feldman and Michael Rachlis
Directed by Annika Kurnick & Ian Alda
DP/Editor: Russell Lee Cramer
Produced by Mikhail Makeyev

Co-Producers:
Malcolm Barrett, Russell Lee Cramer, Nunzio Fazio, and Annika Kurnick

Associate Producers: Fanny Pierre & Stuart Pomper

Edited by Russell Lee Cramer

Production Designer: Brianna Johnson

Stunt Coordinator: Aimee Jo Sears

Starring:
Michael Goldstein … Michael J. Feldman
Michael Rosenblatt … Michael Rachlis
Greg … Kit Williamson
Justin … Blake Cooper Griffin
Jason … Peter Stickles
George LeSass … Navaris Darson
Peter … Jimmy Fowlie
Chuck … Christian Lee Herrod
Darrin … Jared North
Spencer … Adrian Anchondo
Parasite Guy … Phil Walker
Friend of Parasite Guy … Jordon Sorenson
Partygoer Who Met Delta Burke … Michael Bernardi
Marvelous Mrs. Mazel Guy … Reginald Middleton
Defender of Blind Peter … Derek Ocampo
Other Defender of Blind Peter … Shane Billings

Naked Party Attendees: DeAndre Rashard, Andre Taylor, Randy Salviejo, Trevor Glenn Barber, Zackary Dean Gurnavage, Daniel Richard Flohr, Matthew Aaron Campbell, Eric Sarich, Luke Vinciguerra

First Assistant Director: Matt Marlin

Second Assistant Directors: Martin Elicea, Irina Storozhenko

First Assistant Camera: Walter Dandy

Second Assistant Camera: Raul Martinez

Steadicam Operator: Di Lio

Art Director: Amanda Hume

Costume Designer: Chanele Casaubon

Make-Up / Hair: AJ Bourque

Music Director / Sound Design / Sound Mixing: John Spiker and Nate Scott

Colorist: Russell Lee Cramer

Assistant Editor: Aristides Zamora

Sound Mixing / Boom Op: Corey Baker

Script Supervisor: Emily Blake

Gaffer: Alex Dumas

Key Grip: Ben Sherman

Best Boy Grip: Michael Gray

Best Boy Electric: Sydney Bennett

Grips: Casey Rich, Joseph Guttierez, Jim Lovaglio

Opening Titles: Mathew Francis

Theme Music
Lizzy Loeb, Christina Loeb, and Michael Garner
Courtesy of Desert Palms Music

End Credit Music: “Shake It” by Della Swiss

Production Assistants: Harrison Kemp, Michael Martino, Jamel Northern

Alternate Grip: Andy Bean

Craft Services: Debbie Jhoon

Set Photography & Videography: Alon Borten, Pat Sheehan
Daria Suvorova

Special Thanks
Robin Goldberg & Bruce Giuliano, Arnold Rachlis & Ruti Braier, Ronald & Shelley Feldman, Parv Cheena, Terri Bernardi, Erica Copeland, David Silverstone, Kevin Biegel, Jocelyn Towne, Peter Stickles & Michael Carbonaro, Benjamin Roth, Andrew & Amanda Weeks, Matthew Tevenan, Brandon Icarus & Jen Liu, Matthew Seidhoff & Rick Rankin, Theresa Rife, Fanny Pierre & Jess McKay, Frank Kwok, John Elder, Carlos Saavedra & Kevin Blanchette, Tina Huang & Mickey Pentecost, Faye Kolhonen, Chris Schmidt, Paul Grellong & Laura Stupsker, Stuart Pomper, Adam Rachlis, Debbie Jhoon, Dom Burgess, Seed & Spark, Velvet Green Music.

A PERCY RUTHERFORD PRODUCTION

What’s wrong with Michael Douglas & Matt Damon getting naked? / Queerty

What’s wrong with Michael Douglas & Matt Damon getting naked?

Welcome to Screen Gems, our weekend dive into queer and queer-adjacent titles of the past that deserve a watch or a rewatch.

The Glittering: Behind the Candelabra

Michael Douglas may have taken home the Emmy for his performance as Liberace in this biopic, but the movie belongs to Matt Damon who gives an uninhibited performance as Liberace’s on-again, off-again lover Scott Thorson. As directed by Steven Soderbergh, Behind the Candelabra isn’t so much a biopic of the Las Vegas-loving, oh-so-gay pianist as a biography of the very weird relationship between Liberace and Thorson. As Liberace says in the film: “I want to be everything to you, Scott. I want to be your father, brother, lover, best friend.”

That, folks, is a recipe for disaster.

By now the details of Liberace’s final years have become common knowledge: his drug and spending habits, his death from AIDS, and the bizarre narcissism that drove him to own Throson as a kept man and undergo plastic surgery to look more like Liberace himself. Neither Throson nor Liberace comes off well in Behind the Candelabra, and yet somehow, Soderbergh, Douglas and Damon make us love the couple, their hedonistic lifestyle, and even their flaws. Though Thorson & Liberace’s relationship ends on a bitter note, the move doesn’t. Rather, it celebrates the real affection between two men who really did love one another, even when their relationship turned destructive. Featuring outstanding performances from its two lead, as well as Scott Bakula, Rob Lowe and the late Debbie Reynolds, Behind the Candelabra is a film as complicated–and joyous–as the men who inspired it.

Streams on HBO Max, Amazon, Hulu, YouTube & VUDU.