California Men's Gatherings presents . . .
September 1, 2018                                       Volume 11, Issue 9

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

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Events & Items of Interest

New Support/Social Groups (Orange County)
Southern California guys: Looking for a support/social group? Announcing some new, in-person groups with events currently in Orange County, online support forum, and more! Social events: Shirt-Free support,  Body shyness support,  Foreskin Restoration workshops & support,, Circle Jerks: There's no membership fees in any of these, but a $1 or $2 door fee is requested (though no one is turned away for lack of funds).     8/23/18

CMG Marketplace - Part 1

Classic Porn Documentary & Book Signing Party (Los Angeles)
Phil St. John will autograph his novella, Diary of a Puerto Rican Porno with his 70 minutes classic porn documentary.  Sunday, September 23, 2018,  5-9 PM.  Tom of Finland Foundation, 1421 Laveta Terrace, Los Angeles.     8/24/18

Room For Rent (Los Angeles)
Bill and Harold, who live in Pasadena, have a furnished room for rent. Text for details: (818) 983-7127

Five Days in Bliss & Ecstasy! (Palm Springs)
Tantra Love Festival, Sept 18-23, 2018. Saratoga Springs Retreat Center, Upper Lake, CA. Just 2 hours from SF and Sacramento. Tantra exclusively for men-who-love men, -gay, bi, trans, queer, cis, fluid, and straight -- 18-91+, of all colors, sizes, shapes, ethnicities, and differing abilities. Join Jason & his international team of yoga, meditation & massage teachers…dozens of classes, swim, soak, hike! "A+++" "Enjoy five days of communal eroticism for men-who-love-men to unleash their wildness, guided by Jason and his brilliant staff." Joseph Kramer, Founder, Body Electric. Come explore your heart's desire! Register at:     8-17-18

Gay-Tantra with Armin Heining (Statewide)
Gay-Tantra™ in San Francisco, LA, San Diego, & Palm Springs, with Armin Heining! Please join me, when I will be on my 10th international North America Tour and experience GAY-TANTRA at its origins! Sept 29 - 30 Workshop "Sexual Energy Massage" in Los Angeles (2 days); Sept 27 in San Francisco, Oct 1 in San Diego, and Oct 2 in Palm Springs: Sampler Workshop "Contacting & Energy Exchanges" (3 hours). You will have a wonderful, unforgettable, sustainable, real tantric experience!,     8/10/18

Recalibration Workshop (Palm Springs)
Join the always-insightful, always-helpful, Life Coach & Radio Host, Filippo Voltaggio, for a special one-day Recalibration Workshop on Saturday, September 29th in Palm Springs . . . and Friday night is free! Are you looking for more meaning, more purpose, more "oomph" in your life? Are old situations, old patterns, old habits holding you back? Would you like to learn some practical exercises to improve your future? The skills you learn at Recalibration can help avoid conflict, misunderstandings, hurt feelings, being fired, getting divorced--you name it. Just $139. Book by September 7 and pay just $109!     8/17/18

Did You Know . . . ?

September 1:
Today in Gay History

1969: West Germany repeals laws prohibiting gay acts between consenting adults. Applies to males only as lesbianism was never proscribed by West German law.

1977: The present-day Log Cabin Republicans organization is founded as the “Gay Republicans” club, a group of lesbians and gays within the United States’ Republican Party.

1979: New Jersey decriminalizes private consensual homosexual acts.

2001: Anthony Romero (36) assumed the office of executive director for the ACLU, the first Latino and openly gay man to head the organization.

2007: Idaho Sen. Larry Craig announced his resignation, saying he would leave office on Sept. 30, 2007, in the wake of fallout over his arrest and guilty plea in a Minnesota airport gay sex sting. However, Craig later reversed his decision, saying he would serve out the rest of his term.

2009: Vermont’s same-sex marriage law goes into effect.

2018: Binky’s List September 2018 issue is published.

More gay history:

CMG Marketplace - Part 2

Body Electric (Los Angeles)
Body Electric of Southern California would like to invite you to our introductory workshop, "Celebrating the Body Erotic," September 29-30 in Los Angeles. Come explore your erotic potential through the mind, the body, and the heart.  The workshop uses conscious breath, movement, massage, and interactive exercises (both clothes on and clothes off) to develop and improve useful communication skills. The workshop helps like-minded men find community and connections in a playful, safe, and honoring setting.
More information:, call Erik Kieser, at (408) 497-0040 or see  We hope we'll see you in September!     8/2/18

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     8/21/18

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.     8/24/18

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 September events, include massage, movies, touch session, & more! Check us out: http://BA-MEN.Org.    8/24/18

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)
FaeLA (radical Faeries Los Angeles)
Menstuff Events Calendar
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
Jonathan's Circle (Fresno)
(San Francisco)

Community Organizations
Los Angeles LGBT Center
San Francisco LGBT Community Center
Oakland LGBT Community Center
San Diego LGBT Community Center
Sacramento LGBT Center
Palm Springs LGBT Center
Antelope Valley OUTtreach Center
LA LGBT Center Social Services & Housing
AIDS Project LA
Shanti Orange County
Lifeworks Mentoring
Project Angel Food
Project Chicken Soup (Los Angeles County)
Hollywood Sunset 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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