California Men's Gatherings presents . . .
June 1, 2018                                                 Volume 11, Issue 6

Binky's List
CMG Community News, Events of
Interest, & Marketplace Classifieds

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One City One Pride (West Hollywood)
Through June 30
West Hollywood's One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival celebrates pride with the festival theme "I Remember" featuring mostly free events. Some highlights: June 2: sneak peeks of new documentaries on the West Hollywood Aquatics Team and Connie Norman, AIDS activist. June 13: preview of Considering Matthew Shepard. June 22-23 Heroic Lives, an original musical based on the life stories of, and performed by, LGBTQ seniors. June 24: Mariachi Arcoiris, the world's only LGBTQ mariachi. Adelaide Drive: Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy exhibit. Visit for full event listings.     5/1/18

Jonathan's Circle (Fresno)
Jonathan's Circle in Fresno: men connecting sex and spirit. Jonathan's Circle is a national organization for men of any sexual orientation who want to experience, explore, and reflect on the connection of spiritual life (whatever form it takes, not necessarily "religious") and sexual practice. It is based on small groups of six to twelve men. A circle is now forming in Fresno. For information about the national organization, visit For more information about joining the Fresno Jonathan's Circle, contact Robert Mitchell at You may also visit the Fresno site.     5/1/18

CMG Marketplace - Part 1

Developing Intimate Relationships (Los Angeles)
A one-day workshop in Sierra Madre (lunch included). Intimacy is both the ability and the choice to be close, loving, and vulnerable. You have to know yourself in order to share your self with another. It’s possible to be in an intimate relationship without taking over the other person or losing yourself to them. You'll have opportunities to talk one-on-one with a half-dozen men during the course of the workshop. The workshop will include guided visualizations, physical movement (according to your ability), and group discussions. Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 - From 10AM - 5PM.     5/23/18

Masseur Wanted (Los Angeles)
Looking for a mature masseur in LA (NELA) who is reasonably priced for regular massage. Prefer table. Athletic, mature guy, good body to work on. Please email:     5/1/18

The Art of Pleasure (Los Angeles)
The Art of Pleasure: An Exploratory Workshop for Men, Saturday, June 16th, 10 AM - 5 PM. This workshop is for men who want to further explore : * receiving and giving pleasure * asking for what you need in regards to your body * practicing consent and limits * being able to drop deeper into your body * being clear with what you desire so that you can feel esctasy * engaging in somatic exercises that activate intimacy, sensuality and connection. To book your spot for this event: Go to

Roommate Wanted (Pasadena)

I live in a nice 2 bedroom 2nd floor walk-up in Pasadena near Catalina and Walnut.  Walk to upscale South Lake Ave. Walk to Gold Line. Fully furnished, except for your bedroom. Rent is $700 + 1/2 utilities, $700 security.  Available now.  Call or text Quark (Robert Burnham) at (213) 595-4236 email:     5/17/18

Did You Know . . . ?

       What Makes a Good Life?

Lessons From the Longest Study on Happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, the longest study on happiness in history, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this TED Talk, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.

CMG Marketplace - Part 2

Offering Place to Stay (Tucson AZ)
I am once again inviting any and all CMG guys who come to or through Tucson to stay in my home. We're moving to a nicer, bigger home. You'll have your own room, a dog who will love you upon sight, hosts who will entertain you or leave you to yourself as you prefer. Just give me as much prior notice as possible. And guys, do please take advantage of this! Contact me at or (520) 398- 6826 (no calls before 10 AM please). Merlin Spillers     5/24/18

BA-MEN (So Cal)
Skinny dip?  Got a private pool?  BA-MEN, a men's naturist/nudist club in
Orange County, Long Beach, and nearby is looking for guys with a pool and/or spa in a private area (one your neighbors can't see directly into) that wouldn't mind a few new friends coming over to swim/soak nude in.  We even pay you a share of door fees!  If you don't have such, perhaps you can host an indoor event for us, or at least join us for one of our June events, include massage workshop, movies, touch session, & more!  Check us out: http://BA-MEN.Org.    5/11/18

Freshen Your Photo (statewide)
Can you make this old picture from India look better?”    Happy to! Through, longtime CMG member Milo Shapiro saves old pictures, improves current ones, and even removes people/things from photos.  Email him photos for a free estimate. What photo in your desk drawer or desktop folder needs fixing? Wish decades old photos looked fresh or had color? Sun bleaching, water damage, scratches or tears on old shots? Email Milo your photo for a free estimate.     5/2/18

Massage and Yoga (San Francisco)
CMGer and CMT Brian Swager offers serious, therapeutic, healing bodywork with a warm, sensual approach incorporating Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, lomi lomi, craniosacral, and Body Electric style tantric techniques. Warm, quiet, clean studio, quality table, Sacred Earth lotion, shower. Also available for private yoga sessions, naked or clothed. Additional info:  (415) 551-7866     5/22/18

Men's Nude Yoga Classes (Los Angeles)
#1 Men’s Nude YogaBasics.  Saturday, June 2nd and July 7th, 9:30 AM. Very basic yoga poses held to stretch and help detoxify the body. $20 #2: Men’s Naked Yin/Yoga: Saturday, June 23rd, 9:30 AM. Yin Yoga, poses are held for about three minutes at a time to better stretch the connective tissue around the joints. $30 #3:  Naked ManONMan Stretch Saturday, July 21st, 9:30 AM. You will be assigned a wing-man to work with at the class. $30 More information Location: Woodland Hills (San Fernando Valley).      5/14/18

Links of Interest

LGBT Social & Recreational Organizations
CMG (California Men's Gatherings)
OUT4FUN (Gay Calendar of Events)
SAGA-LA (Los Angeles Gay Ski & Snowboard Club)
SAGA-SD (San Diego Gay Ski & Snowboard Club)
Great Outdoors
APGF (Asian/Pacific Gays & Friends)
POZabilities (San Diego Social Network)
GLTA (Gay & Lesbian Tennis Association)
IGBO (International Gay Bowling Organization)
IAGSDC (International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs)
Fun and Games Club
Arriba (Ski & Snowboard Club for Gays & Lesbians)
LA Blades Hockey Club
Gay Outdoors
LANG (Los Angeles Nude Guys)
CMEN (California Men Enjoying Naturism)
BA-MEN (Beach Areas Men Enjoying Naturism - for O.C., Long Beach, & South Bay)
Asian Pacific Islander Pride Council (Facebook Page)
Satrang (South Asian Queers of Southern California)
Black & White Men Together (Southern California)
Radical Faeries LA
LARF (Los Angeles Radical Faeries)
Menstuff Events Calendar
A Men's Project
So CA Bondage Club
East Bay Network
Men's Massage Network (Los Angeles)
Southern California Gay & Lesbian Club (and Friends!)
Southern California Cycling Group
The Billys

Community Organizations
Los Angeles LGBT Center
San Francisco LGBT Community Center
San Diego LGBT Community Center
Sacramento LGBT Center
Palm Springs LGBT Center
Antelope Valley OUTtreach Center
LA LGBT Center Senior Services
AIDS Project LA
Shanti Orange County
Lifeworks Mentoring
Project Angel Food
Project Chicken Soup (Los Angeles County)
Hollywood Free Clinic
SCA (Sexual Compulsives Anonymous)
L.A. Youth Supportive Services (Teen and Young Adult Hotline)
Southern Oregon Pride
Lotus Rising Project
Pacific Center (Berkeley)
Red Circle Project
One (National Gay and Lesbian Archives)
Pop Luck Club
Trevor Project
L.A. County 211
Mankind Project Los Angeles
Mankind Project San Diego
The Discovery Community (Bay Area)
Gay For Good
Starland Community
HSD (Homeless Shelters)
UCSF Alliance Health Project (San Francisco)
The Lavender Effect
North County LGBTQ Resource Center (Oceanside)
HIV Long-term Survivors

Political Organizations
Equality California
Human Rights Campaign
Stonewall Democrats (Los Angeles)
Log Cabin Republicans

Miscellaneous Organizations & Listings
Gay Business Directory (LGBT Yellow Pages)
Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (L.A.)


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