France’s flaming gay haters take off their clothes and spread their legs for heterosexuality

In an odd development that’s been as titillating as it has been funny, France’s loudest new anti-gay organization, Hommen, has also turned out to be its gayest.

The young men from Hommen – devoted to traditional marriage, and dead set against France’s recently legalization of gay nuptials – have been using direct action to protest their dislike of gays in general, and gay marriage in particular.  Among other Hommen actions, the group recently disrupted the finals of the French Open, and threatened to disrupt the Tour de France.

Hommen is comprised almost entirely of late-teen and early 20-something buff, six-pack-ab’d young men who take their Abercrombie clothes off and flash their hairless chests, and crotches, for the “defense of heterosexuality.”

It’s kind of like Hitler Youth meets La Cage aux Folles.

Unfortunately for Hommen, their protests have ended up a tad too homo.

Let’s take a tour of Hommen’s recent “anti-gay” protests, shall we?  Keep in mind that each of these is from a different protest.  Yes, they’re really that bad.

Hommen Paris:

Yeah, baby, you take off those shirts and spread those legs for heterosexuality.

Yeah, baby, you take off those shirts and spread those legs for heterosexuality. And don’t let anybody tell you that there’s anything gay about laying back in another dude’s crotch, skin to skin, with his hand in your arm pit.

A second Hommen protest in Paris:

I understand LIberty's safety-word is "nipple."

I understand Liberty’s safety-word is “nipple.”

Hommen Montpellier:

I'm betting it's not the first time those boys have lifted their legs for the cause.

I’m betting it’s not the first time those boys have lifted their legs for the cause.

Hommen Toulouse:

Who knew democracy could be so gay?

Your chest says “non” but that gag says “please sir, may I have another?”

More Hommen Paris (these are all different protests):

Yes, if you're concerned that your anti-gay protest is coming off a bit too gay, throw in some pink smoke.

If you’re concerned that your anti-gay protest is coming off a bit too gay, throw in some pink smoke.

Even More Hommen Paris:

I'll definitely have a "peace" of that.

I’ll definitely have a “peace” of the one on the left.

Another in Paris:

Because nothing says heterosexuality like red pants that show off your junk.

Because nothing says heterosexuality like red pants that show off your oui-oui.

And frankly, who even cares where this one is:

Who wouldn't lick those abs of abstinence and that happy trail of heterosexuality?

Who wouldn’t lick those abs of abstinence, and that happy trail of heterosexuality?


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  • Joy P

    I’m French, and I once met those guys, at Paris’ Gay Pride. They were there to protest against our event, these motherfuckers.

    But they’re so ridiculous that finally it’s funny to have such ennemies !

  • Lise

    please can’t you stop with your lies! Hommen and Antigones, same fight, all supported by french, italian and east europe extreme-right wing

  • Lise

    argument très démocratique: what a troll you are ! (I’m french and hétéro) it’s not because people like you were occupying the streets that you were a majority ! we are just fedup with you and your bunch of right wing bigots, pretending to “protect the kids”, when in fact all those demonstrations are just for right wing an opportunity to have the medias coverage > “we do still exist, we loosed the elections but it’s just a mistake (’cause i’m right and you are not)” ahaha. Then will come the protests against a supposed gender theory , then the complementarity against equality theory, then the protest against abortion laws…then why not rewrite the scholar history books ! We know who you are and what in fact you want !

  • http://thewhiteroseofsummer.blogspot.com/ whiteroseofsummer

    How funny. Perhaps they’re just trolling.

  • Paolo80

    Gay is not a bad thing, is it? So what’s the matter if they look as gay? They could also be omosexuals against gay marriage.

  • http://FreakoutNation.com Anomaly 100

    There are just too many jokes here. I’d better go.

  • Jeff

    By “totally peaceful opposants” you mean this http://i.imgur.com/FRLjgL8.gif ?

  • phoenix

    no bird costumes and “maman! papa!” this time?

  • helene

    LGBT in France will never forget your pétainist campaigns. The french will not forgot that among your friends some did the hitler salute on the Champs Elysées. The french will not forgot the french church going back to the saint Barthelemy, using churches as bases for homophobic

    manifestations.LGBT will not forget your HATE. And everybody now that if your are so active agains gays its because you are dying to get fuck and don’t dare to assume.

  • helene

    its because france is an hypocrit catholic con tree. At the begining of the aid crises per instance we didn’t had a campaign on TV about condoms because the archbishop of Paris threatened the governement. For long the catholic church allways had priests on both side. Right wing, left wing.Now the church is becoming more and more extreme right. For thirty years a new group “renouveau charismatic” has taken power inside the church, they are using the methods of extreme american evangelists.I wonder if they are not speaking into tongs also! So as the catholic curch is loosing its followers, they decided to make a big coup. And LGBT is a perfect target!

  • Ninong

    Mon Dieu! All of their protests are très gay! Thanks for posting those links. They’re hilarious!

  • JayRandal

    Low body fat is way better than having flabby body. Yes some Gay guys overdue it, but I am not one of them. I am trim, buff, but not over-muscled Gay.

  • JayRandal

    karmanot – are you a overweight Gay guy in San Francisco who dislikes other Gays
    who are buff like me? If you show skin in public then have a buff bod to show off.
    Otherwise keep your clothes on please.

  • JayRandal

    LOL I have NO sexual fantasies for those French guys in pics. Most of them are goofy looking and have flabby bodies. I remarked how guy laying in crotch of other guy a very
    Gayish action pose. They probably are against Gay marriage because they are horny
    and want guys available for sex not married in committed relationship.

  • vergil arma

    To put the style of les Hommen’s protests in the context of the French esthetic, here’s what the early days of the anti-gay marriage movement were like–long before les hommen came on the scene.

  • vergil arma

    lol. the “new generation” is nothing more than a radical right-wing mostly catholic minority who are trying to revive the ideals of Petain, “travail, famille, patrie.” the ump has been cynically using the homophobia of this retrograde fascist minority to attack hollande and score political points.

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  • benb

    I think I found the official website at: hommen-officiel.tumblr.com but I didn’t find any links to order “The Men of Hommen” calendar.

  • Ninong

    John Oliver had some great video clips of some French anti-gay marriage protesters wearing hot pink overalls with pink-rimmed sunglasses and neckerchiefs. For an even gayer touch, they weren’t wearing shirts under their overalls. As John Oliver noted, France’s anti-gay marriage protesters are gayer than our pro-gay marriage protesters. http://americablog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/France-anti-gay-marriage-protests.jpg

  • Jafafa Hots

    Red pants seem to be popular in France.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Reducing these right wing propaganda stunts to nit wit soft porn fantasies absolutely destroys any credibility you might have.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Yes, the PR tactics are very cutting edge (refer to Guy Debord’s, ‘Society of the Spectacle’). The routines are professionally, carefully designed, choreographed and presented as charming and naive youthful happenings. Anyone remember the German Youth Movement?

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Go to northern Italy—-so beautiful.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    good one!

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    How about this fact: You are a bigot twerp

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Now that’s a new argument: adopt a dump kid…..how compassionate.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Shill

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    gag

  • http://buddybest.tripod.com/index.html BuddyNovinski

    Les hommens, les bonhommes? Foids comme la glace!

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    No, I hadn’t. Wow! LOL

  • http://poodyheads.wordpress.com/ zorbear

    Have you seen this?
    http://youtu.be/FOHJUrcVdJk

  • http://poodyheads.wordpress.com/ zorbear

    Okay – I got plenty to share…

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  • FLL

    Yes, I see both of your replies. My own replies follow yours.

  • FLL

    Yes, I see both of your replies, and my own replies follow yours.

  • FLL

    This is the only one of your comments where you manage to make a coherent point. There is a difference between the percentage of the French public that supports same-sex marriage and the percentage that specifically supports same-sex adoption. To be accurate, between 60% and 65% of the French public supports same-sex marriage. However, you are being inaccurate when you say that a “majority” of the French public is against same-sex adoption. There is actually an even split on the subject of adoption. But please consider that the concept of marriage equality is inextricably bound to the concept of adoption rights: the one implies the other. If someone were opposed to same-sex adoption, they would only be in favor of civil unions for same-sex couples, not full marriage rights, which imply the right to adopt children.

    It’s obvious, then, that public opinion in France concerning same-sex adoption is in flux, and public opinion is clearly moving toward acceptance of equality in adoption rights as well as all the other rights of marriage. I’m sure you can see that trend in France right now. There is no “majority” opposed to adoption rights. The best you ever had was an even split, and I’ll bet money that public opinion is shifting at this very moment in favor of equality in adoption rights. To put it another, you cannot stop the hands of time. Majority support for adoption rights will arrive very soon in France, if it hasn’t arrived already.

  • FLL

    Arthur’s reply above is such a goulash of unsupported opinion that I’m going to leave your reply to him as the definitive reply.

  • cole3244

    some would vehemently disagree.

  • Whitewitch

    It is sad that like here and our GOP the loons get all the media attention. Thanks for enlightening me.

  • Whitewitch

    I have a passport and have actually gotten really close to going overseas..but each time I panic and decide not to go. I have been to Canada and Mexico and seen much of America…I think I will pass on Europe though.

  • http://firefeeder.blogspot.com/ Stratplayer

    You are just a bullshit machine, aren’t you?

  • vergil arma

    It’s good for americans to see from Arthur’s frenetic posting that the tactics of spreading lies, distortions and slanders against same-sex households as well as the self-victimization routines used by NOM, FRC and the like have been readily adopted by the french anti-gay bigots. The main difference is that instead of appealing to God all the time (though there are some who do that), they refer to out-moded Freudian and neo-Freudian notions of child psycho-sexual development that have been largely abandoned in the rest of the industrialized West. The French pro-gay groups admit to having been totally blind-sided by the NOM-inspired anti-gay machine that La Manif pour Tous has turned into, making France the laughing-stock of the rest of Western Europe.

  • vergil arma

    lol. Why do you lie? Nicolas was still CONDEMNED for his providing false identification and for refusing to give DNA samples as required under Sarkozy’s law. His prison term was shortened to time-served and he must pay a fine. He was still found GUILTY!

    While millions of anti-gay bigots like you will continue to oppose marriage equality and adoption rights the majority of French will not allow right-wing homophobic fascists like you to repeal it.

    in Canada and Spain, right wing fanatics anti-gay fanatics like you threatened to repeal same-sex marriage once they were back in power. and what happened when the right-wing returned to power? in both countries same-sex marriage and adoption remain the law of the land.

    your entire movement is based entirely on lies and distortions. that is why you are failing and will continue to fail with your coups d’epee dans l’eau.

  • vergil arma

    again you lie. the vast majority of French homosexuals support same-sex marriage, adoption and gender theory.

    to make it seem like la manip pour tous has gay support it put up empty-shell “organizations” like xavier’s plus gay sans mariage which was nothing more than a facebook page as well as the usual self-hating right-wing catholic gays who want celibacy instead of marriage.

    http://www.lemonde.fr/societe/article/2013/03/21/manif-pour-tous-la-grande-illusion_1850515_3224.html

  • vergil arma

    lol. Again you lie. The police used tear gas when they were being attacked with projectiles or being rushed at by anti-gay thugs like you.

    As to the Council of Europe, they did not specifically condemn the French or Swedish governments. They reminded them of the need to allow protests and to remember the dangers of tear gas used in closed spaces.

    The Council of Europe also emphasized that while governments must allow street protests, those governments are IN NO WAY obliged to yield to the demands of the protestors. The Council reiterated the basic principle of democratically elected representative governments like France. LA RUE NE GOUVERNE PAS!

  • vergil arma

    Another lie! Russia’s law does not prohibit adoption by heterosexual couples living in countries where same-sex marriage is legal.

    France’s obvious solution to childless French couples is to ease the restrictions on PMA and GPA as is the case in most of the rest of the industrialized West. Retrograde reactionnaries like you are holding France back, and have made it a laughing stock.

  • vergil arma

    Another lie. A referendum on a social matter like this is NOT possible under French constitutional law. It is exactly because the opposition is based on lies and slanders against lgbt households that you have lost. And, of course, the reality is that children raised in stable, loving same-sex households turn out as well (if not better) than those raised by heteros. la realite et les antis ca fait deux!

  • vergil arma

    lol. So many lies in your posts. Nicolas was NOT found to be innocent. His condemnation remains intact. The appeal court said that he has to serve no further prison time but that he must pay a fine. And Nicolas was charged under a law passed by Sarkozy and right-wing thugs like you.

  • Buford

    “I had a strange dream about my fellow ‘Les Hommen’ brothers. For some reason, we were all wrestling angrily… and then we began to chase each other up the stairs of the Washington Monument… faster and faster and faster… until we all burst out of the top and then floated happily, gently to the ground…

    … what do you think it means?”

  • Buford

    You are wise.

  • olandp

    And because they are horny.

  • olandp

    Beginning to?

  • olandp

    Ooooooh, you have an iPad.

  • olandp

    I was un aware that accordions conducted polls. I’m sure that they never rank highly, especially when they play “Lady of Spain.” I do love their cousin the bandoneón in a tango orchestra.

  • olandp

    Of course the socialist president Hollande was elected with a majority with full throated support of same-sex marriage, promising to get it passed. He did.

  • olandp

    No, the children should be out to death, because after all, they have no chance in life if they are not raised by their BIOLOGICAL mother and father. It isn’t as if they are embryos and fetuses at that point. They will only end up in prison anyway. According to the former single mother Maggs.

  • olandp

    You’re so full of shit I can smell you through my computer.

  • emjayay

    Oh, I see. Same sex couples are able to correctly raise children. But you think they can’t and so should not be able to adopt any.

  • emjayay

    This site has an edit function to fix mistakes like cutting and pasting the same thing twice. Also, I have no idea how to put that apostrophe over random “e”s, but we don’t do that in English.

  • emjayay

    I get it. I’m convinced.

    So, if one parent dies and children are taken in by the remaining one and they move in with a sibling, if the sibling is the same sex then the state should take the children away and send them to a man and woman married couple. Or similarly if both parents die and two unmarried sisters or brothers of one of them takes the kids in, the state should take them away. And the state should test every straight couple to make sure the woman is nurturing and emotional and gives unconditioned love to every child, and the man is emotionally distant and gives only conditional love to prepare the child for life in the world, and if they fail then the state should take the children away and send them to a proper heterosexual couple.

    Oh and it should be illegal for a married couple with a sterile man to use artificial insemnation to get pregnant. And any children so conceived should be taken away by the state.

    And please, reveal those polls of gay people who agree with you that you are familiar with.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    I am -so- stealing that emoticon.

  • Julien Pierre

    The respect of the weakest ? Do you know how much gays have been oppressed ? You should check your history.

    And how noble that these misguided people protest their right to oppress others by depriving them of their constitutional rights, when it doesn’t even affect them one bit.

    Fortunately they are a minority. History will not look kindly open them.

  • Julien Pierre

    It’s interesting how you never cite any sources for your assertions.

    It’s almost as if you think you are the only universal source of truth.

    Here is one last bit of evidence of the violence in France, this time from French media.

    http://www.lexpress.fr/diaporama/diapo-photo/actualite/societe/manifestations-anti-mariage-gay-les-violences-en-images_1243655.html

    There is no need to reply if you are not going to substantiate anything you write.

  • Julien Pierre

    The Russians seem to use their orphan kids as collateral a lot. They also banned all Americans from adopting them for a different reason. They are truly nut cases.

    http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/30/17504450-outrage-sadness-as-americans-barred-from-adopting-russian-children?lite

  • Arthur

    No they are not paid. I have spent a lot of time with these young protesters (Hommen or others) and I can confirm they do it freely and with no incentive, often day and night in the past 3 weeks to protest against the arbitrary arrest and détention of one of them (not an Hommen) , Nicolas, who was recognized by a vast majority of French citiezens as a Political prisoner, the first since decades. They do what they do by idealism, to preserve values (familly, kid’s rights, ….). They do not protest to gain a material gain, they protest to promote values, the respect of the weakests (after the same-sex marriage we are now fighting against a project of law which would generalize euthanasia…..). A new génération is appearing in France (a little the opposite of 1968….), educated, generous, eager to promote a new human ecology.

  • Arthur

    I can see that you no longer live in France !
    What has been written in the French Press in the past few days :
    – Most attacks against the police were in fact caused by members of the police (not in uniform obviously, to make believe that the protesters were violent, which they were NOT, as proved by several courts in the past few days !)
    – The anti-gay attack of a gay couple in Paris : it had been obvious except for leftist and pro-Hollande medias that it could not come from opponents to the marriage gay, and it was announced yesterday that the attackers were -surprise!- young Black muslims who had nothing to do with the movement against the marriage. The gay couple had curiously déclarée that they did not remember the appearance of their agressors…..how strange…..
    So in conclusion if violence there was, it came from the Police, and from these charming and very tolerant muslim immigrants who have invaded France to spread their religion of lové and peace…
    You are terribly naïve when it comes to what is said about France. Always Check the facts :-)

  • Arthur

    I REPLIED ABOVE ! Yes same-sex couples are able to correctly raise children ! But that is not the point, or at least it is only one part of a bigger picture. Please read my answer starting by “We are not saying…..”

  • Arthur

    I replied to you above. I am not scared, especially because I know I am right and you are not.

  • Arthur

    Just FYI in France and in Europe at least they are much more heterosexual couples who want to adopt than children available for adoption. So no need to add same-sex couples to take care of children in need of adoption : they do not exist. Also FYI many countries (emerging countries but also Russia) are passing laws to forbid adoption of their orphans by couples (even heterosexual) living in countries which have voted same-sex marriage. Many heterosexual couples will therefore become collateral victims of these gay marriage laws. What a waste !

  • Julien Pierre

    I think the French version of the GOP is closer to the Front National, really. Just watch the immigration “debate” going on in the US right now.

  • Julien Pierre

    Merci pour cette video ! Pas spectaculaire, mais il y a de beaux mecs. Quand est-ce qu’ils enlevent le bas ?

    One non-violent video cannot hide the fact that there were some violent actions during those anti-gay protests. You can’t tell me that the following were peaceful protests :

    http://americablog.com/2013/04/gay-marriage-paris-france-violence-protests-manifestations.html

    I don’t know about other protests, but if they actually happened at the same time, maybe the police was stretched too thin to be able to respond to everyone at once.

    Even if adoption part of the law was not supported by a majority, the Assemble Nationale, made of elected officials, is responsible for passing the laws. It wouldn’t be the first time that a law is passed without 50% support in the polls, nor the last. The Democratic process would call for voting for new officials in the next elections to repeal this law, not for protesting violently.

  • JayRandal

    Guy behind him is cuter but guy in front acts more like bottom. He is outright laying
    on the guy’s package behind him. Laying his head on his chest and allowing guy to put his hand under his arm pit. If pic was NOT some kind of weird protest they could be two
    Gay guys being affectionate in public.

  • arthur

    No a majority (accordions to the polls) approved the marriage but not the adoption which was also part of the project.
    And the protests were NOT violent : no one policeman was wounded, no cars were burnt, no one shop was attacked. But the police repression was often violent and disproportioned. When at the same time extremely violent young muslims coming from their cities came to Paris and burnt in one single night (just to “celebrate” a sport victory….) dozens of cars, attacked tourists and walkers-by, destroyed and randsacked dozens of shops, with in that case no reaction from the Police and no sanctions therafter. You are either ill-informed or intellectuelly dishonnest.
    Even the Hommen are always non-violent.
    A little video with another of their action, very spectacular, I am sure it will be greatly appreciated here lol :
    http://youtu.be/MIuyyVVsXAk

  • Sweetie

    I don’t find him cute, but the guy he’s laying on isn’t bad. The one on the far right is the cutest.

    Niles’ cockatoo Baby: “Cute but stupid.” (6:10 in) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CitzsrIwnWw

  • Arthur

    We are not saying that gay or lesbian couples are not able to correctly raise children. That is not the point. The point is that a child needs not only two parents but a mother and a father. Men and women are equal but different and complementary, and that is true also when parenting is concerned. A child may find himself/herself in a situation where he/she is raised by only one parent (death, divorce,….) but with the same-sex couples he/she is intentionally deprived from either a mother or a father.
    There is a key difference between heterosexual couples and homosexual ones : in one case, there is a sexual alterity and the ability to give birth to children, not in the other case. Therefore same-sex marriage is by nature a fraud, and a situation which hurts children if children are involved. And if children are not obtained by adoption, you know how they are conceived : by methods which for us are morally not acceptable (poor women exploited etc…), plus the child is deprived from one of his/her biological parent : not acceptable either.
    We have fought against this law not because we do not like homosexuals (many stand with us) but because we put kid’s rights and interests first.
    No bigotry, no hatred, just a vision of mankind which wants the best for children.

  • http://poodyheads.wordpress.com/ zorbear

    (;,;)

  • JayRandal

    First pic of cute young French guy laying back in crotch of guy behind him a very Gayish pose.
    Heck he is almost resting his head on guy’s crotch package.

  • Sweetie

    The extremely low body fat thing that’s so popular today, especially with gay men, is a bit of a turn-off. However, it is true that some of the guys in those pics could keep their shirts on.

  • Sweetie

    What?

    I don’t consider him a predator. I consider him a foolish kid.

  • JayRandal

    I work out at the gym a lot so have defined abs and pecs. Some of those French dudes need to work out. Showing off flabby bodies turns people off in my opinion. Imagine if far-right homophobic red necks in US took off their shirts protesting Gays. Would be laughable. Heck if I lived in France I would gather up buff Gay guys to strut their shirtless bodies in front of those anti-Gay-marriage freaks. Have a fitness tug a war with them. Who would win skin show-off contest? Buff Gay guys like me!

  • Sweetie

    Two of the guys in the first pic are cute. Some of the others… not so much.

  • Sweetie

    Still less revolting than Michele Bachmann’s crazy eyes. I see old flabby and scrawny shirtless rural men constantly on riding lawnmowers in my area, so I’m basically immune to such a sight.

  • Sweetie

    “a majority of French citizens were indeed in favor of gay marriage but a
    majority was also against the other component of the project : full
    adoption by gay and lesbian couples”

    How terrible that kids in need of good homes might find them. Let’s protest!

  • Sweetie

    It’s clear enough that it’s preposterous. Wallowing in sloppy cliches hardly gives a “movement” credibility, particularly one that lacks scientific evidence as a foundation.

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    There is very high youth unemployment in France. Many will
    demonstrate against the government any chance they get, because they
    have nothing better to do. I wouldn’t be surprised if they were actually
    paid to demonstrate by some right wing organizations, though I have no
    evidence of it. There have been some paid political demonstrations in
    France before. But I agree it’s disturbing still.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    OK…… I was starting to feel an urp.

  • Arthur

    Very easy to explain : according to all the polls, a majority of French citizens were indeed in favor of gay marriage but a majority was also against the other component of the project : full adoption by gay and lesbian couples. If the majority had been so clear, and just to avoid such a troubled situation for almost a year, a referendum would have been organized (and yes such a referendum was possible under French constitutionnal law).

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    The most coherent word in your little screed is ‘etc.’

  • http://www.mutantpop.net timbearcub

    Love those little homosexuals, especially if they can fit in my handbag

    j/k

  • http://www.mutantpop.net timbearcub

    Rather big generalisation there – gay adoption happens in the UK with little comment now…becoming more and more common. In fact the local authorities LOVE it, they tend to punt their problem teens and less attractive (to straight families) kids to gay adoptees. And there is always the Madonna/Angelina adopt from developing world thing…

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Ce pppfffttt

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Well, you do have a point. I do have a bone to pick with Catholicism.

  • FLL

    The two of them definitely look like a couple.

  • FLL

    That’s the photo that really jumps out at you because the viewer thinks, “Wow, that guy looks really comfy (in the other guy’s lap).”

  • nicho

    Trolls are like that

  • FLL

    “Ce message en franglais est franchement difficile a lire !”

    Difficult to understand (in terms of grammar, maybe), but the bigotry comes through very clearly.

  • FLL

    Yes, I think you’ve nailed it. Arthur is beginning to seem more and more like a troll.

  • Julien Pierre

    Ce message en franglais est franchement difficile a lire !

    But it’s simply factual. The protests were violent.

    The majority of French citizens supported same-sex marriage in every poll for the last 2 years. And they elected Hollande who had it in his political platform. It was not a secret.

    The law was supported by the majority, and passed. This is how democracy is actually supposed to work. Obviously you don’t understand what that word means.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    I’m not certain of what you are trying to say. It’s very convoluted.

  • jm2

    ce qui exactement que votre commentaire a à voir avec mon post sardonique? savez-vous ce qu’est un « troll »? qu’est-ce que vous faites ici? Si oui, vous ne font pas beaucoup de sens, même pour un « troll »…

  • FLL

    We get reply after reply after reply from you, but you’re still too cowardly to answer my request that you look at the evidence of countless families here in the U.S. that are being raised by same-sex couples, with children who make speeches in front of state and national legislatures to vouch for how well they were raised. Are you afraid of the evidence that these families represent? This is the third time that I’m asking you to justify ignoring the evidence of families raised by same-sex couples in the U.S. Why are you so terrified of looking at successful families? Why does that upset you so much? And why are you scared of responding to my repeated, repeated replies to you?

  • Julien Pierre
  • Arthur

    Last point : during these peaceful protests with many families socialist president Hollande’s political police attacked with gas ans violent weapons children, women and old people. Many were wounded. The Council of Europe had to protest against these police violences against peaceful protestors during authorized protests. The French will never forgive Hollande for what hé has done to them and to démocracy and freedom of speech in the past few months. Hé will pay.

  • FLL

    You still refuse to respond to the evidence of countless families here in the U.S. that are being raised by same-sex couples, and the research and study that shows that children from those families do just fine. I asked you about this in my reply above. Do I have to resort to boldface? RSVP = Répondez s’il vous plaît. D’accord?

  • Arthur

    Just to be clear : amont opponents to same-sex marriage in France they are many homosexuals. In France we do a difference between “homosexuals” (in the US = all gays and lesbians) and “gays” or LGBT who are only a small fraction of the homosexuals, but a very extremist lobby leaning towards the extreme-left. Many homosexuals refuse the gender theory, adoption by same sex couple etc…

  • FLL

    From your comment:

    “…who passed the same-sex marriage law against the will of a majority of the French people”

    Your statement looks like an outright lie. Poll after poll in France showed a majority in favor of marriage equality. How can you justify your statement in view of that? I’m not just talking about one poll, but rather a consistent pattern of one poll after another. One more time: RSVP.

  • PeteWa

    yeah, I also had no idea about that group.

  • FLL

    It’s “clear enough” that same-sex couples raising children has always been more controversial in Europe than in the U.S. For the very longest time, France and Germany have only allowed “step-child adoption,” that is to say, adoption by the same-sex partner of the biological parent of a child. Adoption by same-sex couples in the U.S., in contrast, has always been legal in the vast majority of states. Why is that? Can you tell me? Is it because of the science or the research? The science and research indicates that children raised by same-sex couples do just fine. The data to back that up is available here in the U.S. among the countless families that are being raised by same-sex couples. It is up to people in Europe to make use of that evidence. RSVP.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Or…… if someone is suffering from bulimia, they could use that visual to start a purge.

  • Arthur

    Sorry for the typos. Usine an iPad and the app is not very stable at least to night.

  • Arthur

    Let´s say it is open to discussion, at least in France.
    Also the French youth has been furious because under socialist president Hollande (who passed the same-sex marriage law against the will of a majority of the French people and who refused a referendum on the subject) a young but perfectly peaceful opponent to the project was recently sentenced to 2 months of jail and sent to jail for absolutely no recasons except his ideas. Unacceptable in a démocracy. This case created un uproar in the country and éventually after 3 weeks of jail this guy Nicolas was recognized innocent by another court (appeal court) and freed. But this could be obtained only thanks to a large mobilization in the streets. 84% of the French people were in favor of the libération of this political prionner, a first since many years in France needless to say. President Hollande’s socialist régime in place since 14 months has really a threat to démocracy and freedom of speech. More than 1,000 totally peaceful opposants to this project were arrested without légal grounds, more than 500 of them kept detained 48 hours, with at the end only 4 minor convictions : a proof that the police had been unnecessarilly violent and oppressive. I am not saying that France is becoming a dictature but yes in the past few months the socialist régime has gone too far (and is paying it at a high cost : élected one year ago with a 51% majority, président Hollande’s approval rate has fallen to an unprecedented low of 22%).
    The law has been votée but millions of French will keep fighting to abolisse it with a new majority. Let´s say it is open to discussion, at least in France.
    Also the French youth has been furious because under socialist president Hollande (who passed the same-sex marriage law against the will of a majority of the French people and who refused a referendum on the subject) a young but perfectly peaceful opponent to the project was recently sentenced to 2 months of jail and sent to jail for absolutely no recasons except his ideas. Unacceptable in a démocracy. This case created un uproar in the country and éventually after 3 weeks of jail this guy Nicolas was recognized innocent by another court (appeal court) and freed. But this could be obtained only thanks to a large mobilization in the streets. 84% of the French people were in favor of the libération of this political prionner, a first since many years in France needless to say. President Hollande’s socialist régime in place since 14 months has really a threat to démocracy and freedom of speech. More than 1,000 totally peaceful opposants to this project were arrested without légal grounds, more than 500 of them kept detained 48 hours, with at the end only 4 minor convictions : a proof that the police had been unnecessarilly violent and oppressive. I am not saying that France is becoming a dictature but yes in the past few months the socialist régime has gone too far (and is paying it at a high cost : élected one year ago with a 51% majority, président Hollande’s approval rate has fallen to an unprecedented low of 22%).
    The law has been votée but millions of French will keep fighting to abolisse it with a new majority.

  • FLL

    In all fairness, that is a visual that members of the Westboro Baptist Church should be forced to meditate on, not their fellow Americans.

  • Julien Pierre

    I don’t really know. I grew up in France but I have spent almost half my life in California now. I have to admit that I don’t read French papers very often. I am going to visit my family in Paris in a few weeks and find out.

    I would have to hope that at least some are noticing the cognitive dissonance in the way the message is being presented.

  • FLL

    That female gorilla from Cabaret is really quite cultured, don’t you think? She reads music! She doesn’t look Jewish at all.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    OMG I missed that he was in someone else’s lap!

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    I understand the language, and have joked with french friend before about their use of “homo” not being offensive. But I didn’t know about that feminist Ukrainian group.

  • Tor

    Maybe they are a parody, and nobody gets it but them.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    Do they come off as this gay to the French? Is this a cultural thing we’re missing here in America? Because to Americans, this is totally gay! How is it for the French?

  • Tor

    Please do get a passport and travel!! You will have amazing experiences. I have had only positive experiences in France – these idiots are a secluded bunch.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    I noticed that too.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    A majority of France was in favor of gay marriage. Sadly, a minority allied with the Catholic church and the opposition party – basically they’re version of the GOP – has embraced gay bashing for political sport, just like our GOP.

  • Tor

    Do you think NOM is that smart? Communications director Boy Peters presents himself as a blathering idiot.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    It’s clear, it’s also really messed up. They’ve made a mockery of themselves. Its the old, “we’re not laughing with, we’re laughing at you” problem.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Oh yeah, the bigotry is perfectly clear and the insult of using gay codes is perfectly clear. It’s like the gorilla scene in Cabaret.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Don’t. For the love of Cthulhu, don’t.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    It’s clear enough that the assertion that the existence of gay and lesbian headed families is somehow bad for children is slanderous and a bald-faced lie.

  • Arthur

    The Hommen perfectly know that they are using gay codes. They do it on purpose, for communication purposes. The anti same-sex marriage mouvement which has been hugely popular in France in the past few months (several démonstrations with hundreds of thousands of people of all age -many of them teens or young adults-) has used gay codes (pink flags and clothes for example) to avoid the risk of being accused of being old-fashioned or homophobe. And this communication strategy has been very successful. The leader of the mouvement was a women known for being very close to homosexuals (she used to spend her nights in gay night clubs in Paris and had many gay friends).
    The Hommen are always non-violent, even if they are linked to a part of the movement which apparently is quite right-wing oriented (Le Printemps Français or French Spring in an allusion to the Arab springs). But they indeed always act by surprise, unannounced. Officially at least they are not anti-gay, they are just against gay marriage and its conséquences for the children who will be raised by gay couples etc… Is this clear enough ? A lot of fun to defend ideas.

  • Arthur

    The Hommen perfectly know that they are using gay codes. They do it on purpose, for communication purposes. The anti same-sex marriage mouvement which has been hugely popular in France in the past few months (several démonstrations with hundreds of thousands of people of all age -many of them teens or young adults-) has used gay codes (pink flags and clothes for example) to avoid the risk of being accused of being old-fashioned or homophobe. And this communication strategy has been very successful. The leader of the mouvement was a women known for being very close to homosexuals (she used to spend her nights in gay night clubs in Paris and had many gay friends).
    The Hommen are always non-violent, even if they are linked to a part of the movement which apparently is quite right-wing oriented (Le Printemps Français or French Spring in an allusion to the Arab springs). But they indeed always act by surprise, unannounced. Officially at least they are not anti-gay, they are just against gay marriage and its conséquences for the children who will be raised by gay couples etc…

  • jm2

    tres gaie! tres, tres gaie! quelles salopes……

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Visualizing Fred Phelps shirtless.

  • MichaelS

    So, the French have Hommen, and we have Fred Phelps and Westboro Baptist Church?? Life isn’t fair.

  • 1jetpackangel

    Suddenly the song “Gay or European” has become a lot funnier.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LN_L85b2zQ

  • mwestport

    The’re really not much to look at are they? A few push ups a day would help a great deal, combined with those odd leg lifts. Meh…..

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    That’s OK, maybe next time.

  • Thom Allen

    Wonder if I can get a job in France as a “chest painter?”

  • Thom Allen

    Gayrainbow-colored pants and undies, masks, shirtless, some seductive poses and they’re straight. If so, what do gay French men look like?

    I keep noticing a lot of the body propaganda is written in English, like maybe they’re catering to some non-French groups who might be supporting them with advice and $$$$. Just sayin.’

    Wonder if, when winter comes, they’ll put their shirts back on?

  • nicho

    I will volunteer to check on it and get back to you.

  • nicho

    It looks like they all get their pants at the same store.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    …with hideous fashion sense.

  • Julien Pierre

    There is very high youth unemployment in France. Many will demonstrate against the government any chance they get, because they have nothing better to do. I wouldn’t be surprised if they were actually paid to demonstrate by some right wing organizations, though I have no evidence of it. There have been some paid political demonstrations in France before. But I agree it’s disturbing still.

    They are quite clearly in the minority of citizens, though. You can see the French polls on same-sex marriage and adoption rights there:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Same-sex_marriage_in_France#Public_opinion

  • Whitewitch

    I had no idea so many French were raging haters. Wow – glad I don’t travel.

  • JayRandal

    Maybe if they stripped completely nude together it might prove their heterosexuality? Nope sorry French dudes you guys are exposed as self-hating homosexuals. Some of them need to work out more to get abs and pecs.

  • rhetoricus

    That is the gayest thing I’ve ever seen. I love these inadvertently hilarious anti-gay people. Who is leading them, Marcus Bachmann?

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Mean tadpoles with magic markers

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    banal — always apply the Stockholm syndrome when choosing a handsome predator.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    rotfl

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    That’s because as we get older some of us lose our asses and get the sag effect. You can tell les hommes are straight because they wear underwear.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    I know, les hommen seem to have the smallest shopping baskets on the planet—–only enough for one piece of fruit as far as I can see.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Thanks Vergil for the info.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Didn’t the French invent sardonic irony and existential theater?

  • Dave of the Jungle

    This totally motivates me to go out and…
    …I don’t know.

  • mirror

    LOL

  • mirror

    However untended, in English it IS a pun on “homo”. Given how much English language they are using in their presentation, the prominence of the pun increases in comedy value the more one contemplates how wildly ignorant they are about how how homoerotic (or sissy in the case of the French Open protestors and others) their presentation will seem in the majority of the English speaking countries, to which they seem to be appealing for some reason.

  • harryunderwood

    True, so the Académie française is guaranteed to hate or disregard this bunch of fascists just like the rest of us.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    It’s kind of like Hitler Youth meets La Cage aux Folles. Very funny They all look like hairless, yappy Chiwawas to me.

  • FLL

    I was wondering about that myself. In the U.S., I don’t think you could get many young men to make fools of themselves in an anti-gay protest. The only right-wing protests in Britain with young men have been anti-immigrant, but not anti-gay. Same for the scattered anti-immigrant protests in the eastern provinces of Germany during the 1990s. I don’t know why France (and maybe Russia) are out of step in this respect. Young men in most countries worldwide avoid anti-gay demonstrations like the plague. As you say, anti-gay demonstrations are always composed of very old people.

  • nicho

    Actually, referendum is a Latin word that came into English through French. That still doesn’t explain “save democracy” though.

  • harryunderwood

    Like that idiot Xavier Bongibault?

  • harryunderwood

    Not a version, but an andro-supremacist parody.

  • RyansTake

    What is so profoundly weird to me about the anti-gay protests in France is how young they seem to be. In the US, you really don’t see that — all the anti-gay protesters are pretty much ancient. Is the rightwing in France young? Why?

  • Duck

    I think that they are supposed to be some sort of hetero-centric version of the group FEMEN (female topless protesters). Or something.

  • FLL

    All of the linked videos except one seem to be just documentary-style videos of actual protests, albeit with some occasional music thrown in. The one exception, which is the one that could rise to the level of low camp or high comedy, is the video link under the second photo from the Hommen group in the gay-friendly capital of France, Montpellier, on the Mediterranean coast. This is the only video which looks for all the world like an honest attempt at artistic film making, perhaps a soft-core gay porn movie. No protests in crowded streets—just one of those epic romance scenes with the Hommen guys indulging in on-the-sea fun in their little inflatable raft, then landing on a deserted beach with each other, all to the accompaniment of an orchestral score. It’s a bit reminiscent of the romantic beach scene from the movie From Here to Eternity. Jaw-dropping self-parody:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjhmzyOX7Hc

  • ronbo

    My ass has fallen and it can get up!

  • emjayay

    Can your French sources possibly explain the anti-gay skin protest thing?

  • emjayay

    Hey in England they still have Fairy dish detergent. It comes in lavender. It’s purple.

  • vin

    Vergil Arma is exactly right. The Femen group has been all over the news recently in Europe and Tunisia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Femen

    Hommen is simply meant as the male counterpart, except they are anti-gay bigots, while the Femen protest against bigotry and human rights abuse, etc.

  • vergil arma

    no, these are real right-wing, often catholic, anti-gay, anti-woman, anti-abortion young fascists. people don’t realize that unlike the rest of western europe france still has a strong radical, nationalistic, anti-immigrant, anti-abortion, “traditional values” right-wing that’s almost as crazy as in the us.

    and to most americans even very straight french men seem metrosexual, if not out-right gay because grooming and fashion standards are so much higher in france in most circles. also the french are much more into acting out fantasy and imagination than americans are. it’s hard to forget one of the earliest anti-gay marriage meetings.

    http://bigbrowser.blog.lemonde.fr/2012/10/23/drole-doiseau-une-etrange-manifestation-anti-mariage-et-adoption-homo/

    les hommen are widely detested by gays and their supporters.

  • Timothy Kincaid

    Nope, they are real (though ironic). They came to birth out of the marriage protests are are the (much hotter) French equivalent to the Caped Catholic Loons of that Faith, Tradition, Lunacy group (or whatever their name is)

  • Timothy Kincaid

    Okay… it’s official. English is the globe’s official language. When the French (the FRENCH!, for heaven sake) start protesting (“save democracy –> referendum”) in English then you know that linguistic autonomy is a thing of the past.

  • PeteWa

    sorry, I just assumed that John had an understanding of the language and possible pun contents seeing as he also spends a lot of time in France.
    my mistake.

  • nicho

    Since there are only two guys in the whole series whose faces weren’t partially obscured, he didn’t have a lot of competition.

  • vergil arma

    les hommen are thomas peters’ wet dreams come true.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    No there was nothing wrong with their comment. I appreciate them weighing in , so be nice :)

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    I know about the use of Homo in France, it always seemed odd to me. Especially your laundry soap, Omo, which makes me laugh :) I didn’t know about the Ukrainian group. So do people there think this is for real? That this is a gay group being funny?

  • vergil arma

    what makes you think i missed the point of the article by pointing out an error? i’m an english-french bilingual who spends a lot of time in france. i know all about les hommens. why so quick to criticize and then double down?

  • PeteWa

    well, okay, get completely stuck on that one minor part of the article if you wish and avoid the larger point.

  • vergil arma

    From the article:

    “Hommen, which perhaps is an unfortunate pun on “homo” (derogatory American slang for a gay person)…”

    It’s not a pun on homo.

  • nicho

    What’s the difference between gay bars and straight bars in France? In gay bars, all the homosexuals get a little drunk. In straight bars, all the drunks get a little homosexual.

  • PeteWa

    no one is confused about the name, it is the rather homoerotic actions and poses that have us all amused.

  • PeteWa

    lol Mike, I’m in my mid forties… but that’s happened to me since I was a teen.
    and while I am fairly hipless, my ass has yet to fall… I hear rumors that it’s thinking about it though.

  • vergil arma

    the group is mimicking the ukrainian breast-baring, radical feminist group les femen which fights against everything patriarchal. the name hommen doesn’t have to with homo (informal for homosexual) but with homme (man). in french, like in a lot of non-english languages, homo isn’t a derogatory term, just informal.

  • nicho

    If the gays protested like this in the US, the Christofascists would be shrieking about them “flaunting their lifestyle.”

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    I don’t know how old you are, but I know why it happens to me. I never had any hips, and then my ass fell about a decade ago.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    It’s been thought that maybe. But it’s happening all over France. Would seem hard to keep it a secret if it was fake.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    I’m so friggin’ old. lol

  • PeteWa

    could be, I think it happens more naturally if you wear boxers rather than briefs.

  • Monoceros Forth

    I think it’s oysters and snails in that last bit, but it’s been a while since I’ve seen the film.

  • keirmeister

    It’s like being in a hardcore college fraternity: One drunken party away from being the gayest 4 year living arrangement ever. :)

  • Sweetie

    The underwear showing fashion is part of hetero culture. In the US the pants tend to sag lower.

  • shawnthesheep

    Maybe these guys are pro-gay sex but anti-gay marriage?

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Mayhap — but with those boys, it looks in almost every case like a very deliberate fashion decision.

  • PeteWa

    your aside: that always happens to me. I don’t know why, never really though about it much, but the top of my underwear always ends up showing at the top… of course, I almost always have a shirt on…

  • 2patricius2

    Vraiment!

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Oh John, those photo captions had me rolling with laughter. *wipes eyes*

    (Aside: What’s with the underwear tops showing? Combined with tight dyed-denim pants, it just looks stupid.)

    How is it so many young men can have no clue how incredibly over-the-top flaming they all look? I swear, half the guys in that second to last photo look like they’re checking each other out.

  • Sweetie

    It certainly looks like that.

  • Sweetie

    The curly-haired guy who has the other guy laying in his lap isn’t bad either.

  • nicho

    Are you sure this isn’t some kind of rope-a-dope being practiced by gay guys?

  • Judge2be

    Yum!

  • Dragonslayerwun

    Thanks for this!!

  • Jim Olson

    I need a drink.

  • Lordwhorfin

    I can just see the Hommen recruitment questionnaire:

    1. Do you like Gladiator movies?
    2. Have you even seen a grown man naked?
    3. Do you prefer mussels or oysters?

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Wouldn’t you like to have the wax concession at their protests? You would be rich.

  • caphillprof

    What’s the French word for confused.

  • Indigo

    C’est trop bizarre.

  • cole3244

    priceless!

  • cole3244

    heterosexual men who are comfortable with their sexuality are not threatened by gay men, those that are disturbed by gay men are not entirely sure of their sexual orientation and use hatred to cover up their vulnerability, so say i.

  • Sweetie

    The guy in the top picture on the far right is the best-looking.

  • dula

    What are they gonna do, fuck the Gays away?

  • AnitaMann

    Are you sure these are anti-gay protests? I don’t speak French. Maybe they’re against body hair.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    The first picture has a guy leaning back between another guy’s legs. For Pete’s sake, my husband and I sat like that.

    John, is happy trail a new way of saying treasure trail?

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    None of us do.

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