"You don't take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it..." LENSED: IMAGE IS EVERYTHING


"You don't take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it..." LENSED: IMAGE IS EVERYTHING
BECAUSE SOMETIMES, WHITE is right. The model is Simon Nessman, with his boy whore lips. EVERYTHING LENSED


"You don't take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it..."



A 16 YEAR-OLD boy has been stabbed to death in Lambeth, South London.

The murder happened around 2030BST on Monday night in Larkhall Park; another boy was also stabbed during the incident, but is said to be in a stable condition.

Oluwaseyi Christopher Sunday Ogunyemi, of Stockwell, is the 6th teenage boy to die as the result of violent crime this year.

This article will be updated when further details become available.

Last updated: 04.18, 01 May 2009

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"AFTER AWHILE, ISA sat up and looked around the clearing, suddenly frightened, suddenly realizing where he was and that he was naked and vulnerable.

Something bad could happen if he continued to lie there and do nothing. A python could be stealing through the brush, ready to ambush. He put his underwear and shorts back on and got painfully to his feet, hobbling back the way he had come, through the large fronds, wanting to get out of the jungle before... whatever.

His butt and lower back hurt, and this made walking difficult, but he ignored the pain and hurried as fast as he could, not stopping until he reached the safety of the banana trees. From there, he walked slowly, in a sort of daze, uncertain as to what had just happened to him or what it meant."

Adventures of a Bird-Shit Foreigner is the story of fourteen year-old Isa, the child of an American GI and a Thai prostitute. According to Alyson Books, the publisher, "Thai society can be cruel to those not of pure breeding—they are called 'bird-shit' foreigners".

That must rank as understatement of the year. Abandoned by his mother, Isa is brought up by his hateful grandparents, who call him half and half. He's also called that (and other things) by the plantation workers, who take turns raping him in the jungle, and by the homeless boys he meets when he runs away to Bangkok, the leader of whom gets him hooked on heroin and - after an initiation involving a spot of oral sex - pimps him out. So far, not the best start in life, and things get worse before they get better.

Sulayman X's novel, despite the grim content, is utterly compelling in its telling of a young boy's journey of discovery, and healing; the setting is rich and the characters captivating. The joy comes from Sulayman's sheer human empathy - every character is a complete human being with a story.

The fragile love story that develops between Isa and Hamid - the son of the Muslim Iman who takes Isa in - is poignant and beautiful - as beautiful as Jummah is repellant. Jummah, the teacher entrusted with teaching Isa the Koran, takes his turn using the boy, too...

Adventures of a Bird-Shit Foreigner is a page-turner and a real joy. One thing's for certain: you'll never look at a Visa card in the same way again.



"You don't take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it..." LENSED: IMAGE IS EVERYTHING
WELL, THAT WAS quite the weekend, wasn't it? After the blitzkrieg by separatists high on haterade, it was nice to wake up on this rainy Monday morning to a friendly email from Urban Shotz with some freshly baked boy loaf. Jouvan was lensed by Urban Shotz, who have kindly supplied these exclusive shots. There's more at Urban Shotz Photography. EVERYTHING LENSED ELSEWHERE - Urban Shotz Photography


*"If one of the custodians of Western culture is a corporation like Amazon, perhaps they should be regulated like the financial world. We need regulation in the cultural world too so that they don't restrict anything, like Amazon did." Edmund White on Amazongate.

*And Amazon isn't the only cyber super power out to get us: is Google harbouring homo hatred too?

*And how about Facebook? Campaigners claim it's become a breeding ground for racists and far-right extremists.

*Homocaust in Brazil.

*Wockner reports on the latest developments in the Boycott Jamaica campaign.

*Scottish woman fined for homophobic abuse. The victim? Her son.

*Tom Daley, the teen diving prodigy, is bullied out of school.

*And in America, another innocent young boy is bullied to death.

*Some good old-fashioned African homophobia - in the boardroom!

*"Activists against homosexuality in Uganda stormed parliament on Tuesday protesting against the practice and demanded a probe into the practice in the country." There's so many things wrong with that sentence that I don't know where to start. Meanwhile, here's some quality Ugandan journalism: "This is a killer dossier. A heat-pounding and sensational masterpiece that largely exposes Uganda's shameless men and unabashed women that have deliberately exported the western evils to our dear and sacred society. They have been influential in spreading the gay and lesbian vices in schools to kill the morals of our lovely kids!!" Heat-pounding? What's that when it's at home then?

*The Gay Commandments, according to thegayte-keeper. Unfortunately, not everyone in the blogosphere has signed up to No.3, Thou Shall Not Practice Racism.

*And while we're on the subject of bible-stuff, Theology Now breaks down the great book's advice on raising children. Warning: contains violent imagery that some readers may find disturbing (but that's the bible for you).

*Is the Westboro Baptist Church going to do a Jonestown? Well, if it's God's will, so be it...

*Humanist victory? Andrew Copson, director of education and public affairs for the British Humanist Association, joins the BBC's Standing Conference on Religion and Belief.

*Superstition trumps science: Jews, Muslims, win the right to deny a post-mortem.

*13 things that do not make sense. I can think of many more, like Lost, and James off The Apprentice, but NewScientist is looking a bit deeper than pop culture. The Kuiper cliff, the Wow signal and the Pioneer Anomaly certainly got my attention.

*And while we're on the subject of things that don't make sense, how about this? Yeah, let's clone people, because the breeders ain't churning out enough livestock already.

*Why don't these mad scientists use their genius for something useful, like a cure for blindness?

*We're all going to die! (I know, again.)

*Where's the remotest place on Earth? (Anywhere you can't reach by Tube, if you ask me).

*Saturn like you've never seen it before. (I wish it was Uranus, just so I could say something puerile, but it's definitely Saturn.)

*The Sun is quiet and the galaxy smells like rum. And tastes like raspberries too.

*It's shrinking! It's growing! No wait, it shrinking! Er... no, it's definitely growing. (This ain't what you think).

*What happens when you combine HD video and slow motion technology? This:
*And the award for Best Science Fiction TV Theme Tune of all time goes to... Doctor Who! I'll go along with that - but the rest of the top 10 sucks. I mean, Buffy? Really? It's a dreadful piece of music. Where was Blake's 7, Star Trek: Voyager, Survivors et cetera...?

*Plastic boy slut Cristiano Ronaldo promises to watch Corontion Street. I know, I can't believe I just typed that either. (File under "Really Dumb Non-Stories".)

*This is pretty cool - a TV house through the ages. Who would've thought?

*Speaking of places appearing as somewhere they're not...

*Good brother/bad brother.

*Tube trains attacked.

*In Soho, you can pay in kind.

*TK Maxx shunned by Piccadilly Circus.

*Surprise surprise - bored already, Boris won't bother to stand for Mayor of London next time around.

*Lauryn Hill making a comeback this July? Except... well, what the hell happened to her?

*Tinchy Stryder wanted to be bigger. I mean, er, taller.

*Robbie Daw wonders who's really buying CDs anymore. I have to confess, I rarely do, but then there's little out there that excites me enough to want to pay for it. Lady Gaga? Piss off.

*Naked Japanese poptart!

*Brain music!

*Wanna be a porn star?

*Breathe gin!

*Rent a friend!

*Naked Swede twinks!
*"The reassuring stage set that everyday reality in the suburban west presents to us is torn down; you see the ragged scaffolding, and then you see the truth beyond that..." J.G. Ballard, 1930-2009.

*"Look — I'm 5-feet-9, I have a deep voice and I have a way with a line. What can I do about it? I can't stay home waiting for something different. I think it's a total waste of energy worrying about typecasting." Bea Arthur, 1922-2009.


On the cover: Shawn Sutton, by Idris + Tony.


"You don't take a photograph. You ask, quietly, to borrow it..." LENSED: IMAGE IS EVERYTHING
THIS IS GREGOIRE. Well, he's quite a one, ain't he. There's something about a man with long hair. They look either incredibly cheesy (remember that Fabio character who was around in the 90s?) or devastatingly, unattainably, ruthlessly sexy. Gregoire doesn't look cheesy to me. He was lensed by Frank Louis. EVERYTHING LENSED ELSEWHERE - Frank Louis photography
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