California Men's Gatherings presents . . .
July 1, 2018                                                 Volume 11, Issue 7

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

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Quote of the Month

At age 4 success is not peeing in your pants.
At age 12 success is having friends.
At age 16 success is having a driver's license.
At age 20 success is having sex.
At age 35 success is having money.
At age 50 success is having money.
At age 60 success is having sex.
At age 70 success is having a driver's license.
At age 75 success is having friends.
At age 80 success is not peeing in your pants.

Events & Items of Interest

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.     6/20/18

Fourth of July Pool Party & Potluck (Los Angeles)
Sunday July 1, 12-6 PM
(Los Angeles/Mulholland) Splish. Splash. Men. Food. Sun. Fun. ('nuff said?). Join the men of CalComMen once again at our Annual Fourth of July Pool Party & Potluck.  Thanks to our generous hosts, Brad & Paul. (Address provided to all who RSVP to Limited to 60 men, please.     6/16/18

CalComMen Summer Camp (Palm Springs)
July 27-29
Tortuga Del Sol resort. Join the men of CalComMen at our annual clothing-optional summer camp in Palm Springs! Sun. Swim. Soak. BBQ. Men. Mocktails. Pool races. Arts & crafts. Morning meditation . . . and more. Rooms are only $99 queen/$119 king/night, plus a $25 resort fee. (Rooms can be shared.) Or, buy an all-access day pass for Saturday for only $25! Book your room soon--there's only eleven--by calling Tortuga directly at (760) 416-3111.     6/16/18

CMG Marketplace - Part 1

Campground Referral Wanted (statewide)
Request recommendation for a preferred RV resort/campground on southern side of Grand Canyon with hookups, 28 feet RV. Reply to Philip Maitlen at

Did You Know . . . ?

Kansas man repeatedly attempts to have sex with a parked car, is promptly arrested
By David Grant

There are bad dates, and then there’s this.

A Kansas man was in the process of getting to home base with an automobile of unidentified make and model (we’re thinking something sporty) when his ménage-à-truck was interrupted by the receiving end of a taser gun.

It was likely not the big finish he was hoping for.

So what happened exactly?

Ryan Malek, 23, was named in a Municipal Court complaint for allegedly trying repeatedly to engage sexually with the tailpipe of a parked car.

He stands accused of exposing himself with the intent of arousing or gratifying “sexual desires.”

He’ll have to face a judge on July 19 to answer to the charge.

According to police, Malek was heavily intoxicated when they arrived on the scene in Newton, 25 miles north of Wichita.

Even as police demanded Malek get out from underneath the car, he continued in his pursuit of vehicular copulation.

Ultimately, police tasered him and took him into custody, at which point his blood alcohol level was more than four times the legal limit.

[Editor’s Note: We have no way to verify if this Internet-based story is true or not.  We just think it proves that romance is not dead.]

CMG Marketplace - Part 2

Sensual Massage by Tall, Bearish, Nurturing Man (Los Angeles)
Come and relax in a Zen-like atmosphere. Take an hour out of your day to enjoy being pampered. Strong intuitive hands. You create the type of massage you would like. You will also enjoy the soft music and candles. In a Van Nuys house with a private room. Shower and easy parking available. Large oversized massage table, and clean sheets. Times available: after 6 PM on weekdays. On weekends, call to see what I have available. Cost is $85 for over an hour.  Book your appointment with Randy (323) 236-5150.     6/21/18

Freshen Your Photo (statewide)
This shot from the 80s is faded and damaged.” Now it’s like a recent shot! 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.     6/2/18

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

Unusual Attitudes

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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