Sometimes you get so caught up in politics that you forget a newspaper can be individually expressive as well as politically explosive. And occasionally you come across sites which are deserving of recognition because they make a statement on their own.
‘Just Beautiful Men’ is one such vehicle. A collage of aesthetic portraits of well built men, who have taken the time to take care of themselves, and nurture what they have, their website is compelling.
It contains nudity, warnings, and disclosures, as well as a cross section of blogmates who similarly trespass openly and brazenly on the male physique. Not bad at all. If we are going to be open about our sexuality, why not own up to our sensuality? It is not always about politics and law. Sometimes it is about our own needs, the kinds politicians cover up.
So ‘Just Beautiful Men’ is to be applauded, linking also to agency and modeling sites, photographic studios, forums and discussion groups. Jump into their links and you can spend hours cruising the ‘Net into homoerotic sexuality, nothing to be ashamed of for sure, and something to appreciate even more. Gratuitous shirtless hunks everywhere. Politics nowhere. So what? A newspaper such as ours has to promote depth and diversity and not be a harbor for only politics as ususal.
One of the points activists are making today is we have spent so much time trying to assimilate into society we are forgetting the importance of being unique and different about our sub culture. We are not heterosexually submissive; we are homosexually assertive. Let’s not lose our uniqueness. After all, that is what we have in common.