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

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

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Events & Items of Interest

West Hollywood Artists & Icons (Los Angeles)
Saturday, November 3, 2018, 5:00 - 6:30 PM
City of West Hollywood's Arts Division presents a conversation with Dan Guerrero, artist/educator/ activist. Dan is an award-winning producer of diverse programming for network and cable television.  He tours with his autobiographical solo show ¡Gaytino! Made in America that travels through Mexican-American/Chicano history and the gay experience. Moderated by Tony Estrada, a principal of tonyontheweb, a marketing and web design studio. Free admission. RSVP requested: West Hollywood City Council Chambers, 625 North San Vicente Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069. More info: Joy Tribble at     10/15/18

November Heart Circle(s) (LA & Palm Springs)
Heart Circle is a CalComMen tradition held to foster open, honest and loving communication and to build community through healing, trust and unconditional love. Heart circle is a place where people meet to speak from the heart. Heart circle is a place where you witness and are witnessed just as you are.  No one interrupts you, and no one is trying to "fix" anyone…and no one ever has to share! Join us again, or for the 1st time! Sunday, November 11,  6:00 PM. $10 suggested donation. RSVP to for details.     10/24/18

CMG Marketplace - Part 1

Rental Wanted (Los Angeles)
Hello fellow CMGers, I'm living in China the last two years, and in January, my boyfriend and I will be moving back to LA. So we are putting feelers out now for a place to rent. We are both 32, and we are ideally hoping to find something in the SGV area. If you need more information, please reach out.  Included is a picture of us from our recent trip to Thailand. I'm Chris Lillian (left) and my boyfriend is Titus Jiang. Thank you in advance, and have a great day! Chris:     10/8/18

Attention Bisexuals: Relationship Wanted (statewide)
Single white female, 36 years, slim attractive, romantic, loving, caring, active. Likes travel, home life, cooking, music, sports, gardening and nature. I would like to meet a caring, understanding, honest mature man, with a good sense of humor and a loving heart for long term relationship leading to a possible marriage. Will relocate. Write me an email  or  you can also call/text me on (347) 590-4637. Anita.     10/20/18

Did You Know . . . ?

       Ten Historical Gay Couples You May
                       Not Know About
The historic yes vote in the Irish referendum on same-sex marriage three years ago proves that the society is getting more and more accepting and open-minded when it comes to homosexuality. In the not-so-distant past, homosexuality wasn't only frowned upon but it was even treated as a crime and prosecuted as such. Most gay couples therefore chose to keep their same-sex relationships a secret which has been uncovered only in the recent years.

Oscar Wilde and Lord Alfred Douglas

It was June 1891 when Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) met the 21-year-old Oxford undergraduate and poet Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’ Douglas (1870-1945) who soon became his lover. Sixteen years Wilde’s junior, Bosie was a real inspiration for the famous Irish author and his work including The Picture of Dorian Grey. But Bosie’s father, who disapproved of their affair, started a campaign against Wilde which indirectly led to his arrest on the grounds of gross indecency. He was sentenced to two years in prison. After Wilde was released from prison, the two lovers were reunited once again. But their happiness didn’t last this time either. Their families forced them to separate, threatening to stop providing funds.

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CMG Marketplace - Part 2

PS Pride Pool Party & Potluck (Palm Springs)
The Eros Circle is a small group of men, who meet as often as possible, to brush up on and practice new sensual bodywork & invigorating breathwork skills, to re-connect with old friends, and to make new ones. The day includes structured and facilitated experiences in a safe, supportive and confidential space, plus a hearty potluck lunch! Open to all men-who-love men, especially first-timers. Sunday, November 4, 12-5 PM, $40.  (In a private home...details will be sent.) Questions? Reply by email to for details.     10/24/18

Men's Nude Yoga Classes November 2018 (Los Angeles)
#1 Men's Naked Hot Yoga, November 3rd.   #2 Men's Nude Yoga Basics, Saturday November 10th. #3  Men's Nude Total Body Partners Massage, Saturday November 10th.  #4 Mens Nude Partners  Yoga, Sunday November 18th.  Email for more details:      10/17/18

Freshen Your Photo (statewide)
My only shot of my Dad in the Vietnam war.  Can you help it?” Sure can with clarity and color! 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.     10/4/18

Offering Place to Stay (Tucson AZ)
Any CMG guy coming to or through Tucson is welcome to stay in my home.  You’ll have your own bedroom, a dog who will love you and hosts who will either entertain you or leave you to yourself as you prefer.  Just let me know as much in advance as possible.  Contact me a or (520) 398-6826.  If calling, please do so after 10 AM.  And please take me up on this - I love having CMG visitors.  Merlin Spillers.     10/4/18

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     10/21/18

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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