Real Jock has its very own real live Leading Man!

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    Dec 07, 2009 5:54 AM GMT
    I recently received the November issue of Instinct Magazine and on page 41 on the right hand side is a feature of our very own Rob aka Squarejaw. He has been selected by Instinct Magazine as a Leading Man of 2009, In it, he is "The Emphatic Educator." His videos have always kept us in the know when we are attacked by the conservative coalitions. Congratulations Rob!! Well done and keep us informed as always!!!

    http://www.realjock.com/Squarejaw

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    Dec 07, 2009 1:14 PM GMT
    Alright Squarejaw! Congratulations!
    Someone please make a scan of this and post it!
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    Dec 07, 2009 1:31 PM GMT
    Don't mean to pee on anybody's parade, but EasilyDistracted is a Leading Man in a movie. No offense, Square.
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/737772/
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    Dec 07, 2009 1:54 PM GMT


    Hey, it's Erik!! Hi Erik.icon_wink.gif

    ..and CONGTRATS Mr Squareaw!

    -Doug
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    Dec 07, 2009 2:00 PM GMT
    my mom calls me her little superstar.....does that count?
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    Dec 07, 2009 2:42 PM GMT
    That is wonderful news. Gratz SquareJaw.
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    Dec 07, 2009 3:02 PM GMT
    Congrats, SquareJaw!
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    Dec 07, 2009 3:18 PM GMT
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    Dec 07, 2009 3:54 PM GMT
    Congratulations :-)
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    Dec 08, 2009 1:27 AM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidAlright Squarejaw! Congratulations!
    Someone please make a scan of this and post it!



    I will put Rob's feature here later tonight. If I can't scan it and get it to appear correctly, I will just type the info in it, but the article says exactly what Rob does for the community and praises his videos that Rob humbly calls shameful promotion. HaHa. Nothing shameful about this guy at all.

    PS. Hey Doug & Bill. Sorry I haven't called. No excuse is palatible enough to even try to come up with one. icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 08, 2009 1:31 AM GMT
    Yay! Squarejaw is my most favorite giant mouse of all time!
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    Dec 08, 2009 1:42 AM GMT
    Rock on, Squarejaw. And marry me.
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    Dec 08, 2009 1:43 AM GMT
    danisnotstr8 saidRock on, Squarejaw. And marry me.


    Stand in line, skank!
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    Dec 08, 2009 1:43 AM GMT
    Omma hittabitch.
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    Dec 08, 2009 1:44 AM GMT
    danisnotstr8 saidOmma hittabitch.


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    Dec 08, 2009 1:52 AM GMT
    It's a well-earned accolade, even if it is Instinct. ;-)
  • RSportsguy

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    Dec 08, 2009 2:09 AM GMT
    Congrats Squarejaw!!icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 08, 2009 2:09 AM GMT
    danielryan saidmy mom calls me her little superstar.....does that count?


    Sure it does Daniel!! icon_wink.gif
  • Squarejaw

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    Dec 09, 2009 4:49 AM GMT
    Thanks guys. Only one complaint. The article got the name of my blog wrong. It's at http://wakingupnow.com.
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    Dec 09, 2009 4:55 AM GMT
    As promise, albeit a bit late, here is the feature on Rob from the November issue of Instinct Magazine:

    Rob T----
    The Emphatic Educator

    Rob T(I'm not using his last name without permission) may not have done anything as showy as winning Project Runway, but he's done something even more important: He's given everyday GLBT folks logical and fact-based ways of combating disinformation propagated by the conservative Christian movement over marriage equality.

    Anyone who has been watching the right-wing religious groups become more and more vocal and extreme over the last few years--demanding that GLBT people are in no way equal to their straight counterparts in terms of marriage, adoption, child rearing and, indeed, living--has seen their tactics at work. They distort statistics, hijack language ("Christophobia" being a prime example), paint themselves as an oppressed group and tell outrageous lies to promote their anti-gay agenda. After Prop. 8 passed in California as a result of these deceptive practices, Rob, normally polite, respectful and downright humble, got mad. "I had a visceral, emotional reaction to Prop. 8," he says. "The lies drove me nuts." However, Rob turned that anger into action. Polite and respectful (and, indeed, humble) action.

    Rob began his activism by volunteering to help iwth a clocal "Be the Light in the Night" rally last December. He unexpectedly found himself leader of a team of 20-some volunteers, and though he wasn't certain what they were to do, their work coalesced itno a peaceful, silent and well-attended rally and holiday food drive. However, that wasn't enough for him. Armed with a background in adult education theory and extensive online training videos, Rob got out his camera and created a series of videos that doconstructed the lies that have muddied our struggle for civil equality. His first, which popped Rick Warren's lies about never having compared gay marriage to incest or polygamy, got about 4800 hits on You-Tube (youtube.com/robtish). His next took on the Christian conservative standby that they are the ones being bashed, and, as Rob says, "made a simple direct comparison (Christian bashing and gay bashing) to show how ludicrous they are." It now stands at over 33,000 voes. But Rob had more to say, because our opposition certainly hadn't been quiet.

    With Prop. 8 already enshrined in teh California Constitution and right-wing religious groups swarming to Washington, Iowam and Maine to overturn their marriage equality laws, ROb knew it was not time to be tongue-tied in the face of opposition, which led to his third video, "Talking Equality." In it, Rob enumerates anti-equality groups' favorite talking points and explains how they are, at best, fallacious and, at worst, propaganda of the lowest order. He also gives counterarguments for viewers to use whenever they encounter a person who has been taken in by conservative lies. "I see my videos and blog (wakingupnow.com) as intellectual ammunition, facts and ideas for people to use in their own struggles for civil equality," Rob says. ALways the educator, he advocates for speaking the truth and letting the listeners decide for themselves how to use the information.
    by Sean McGrath for Instinct Magazine