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Wilson Cruz and Darryl Stephens Can Do It!


The Open Artist Movement has started a new photo campaign which takes as its inspiration the well-known World War II 'We Can Do It' posters by graphic artist J. Howard Miller in support of the war effort.

John Ganun and the OAM have found a selection of actors, models, and activists eager to flex their biceps in a first round of prints. The campaign is an effort to show solidarity with "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repeal efforts and other LGBT causes.

Wilson Cruz and Darryl Stephens are featured here. Reichen, model Stephanie Roberts, and activist Andrew Oldershaw are some of the others.


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  1. daryl stephens is so damn sexy!

    Posted by: Ander | Mar 19, 2010 9:54:26 AM

  2. wow, men of color on Towleroad as beefcake, instead of as victims in a news story! nice!

    Posted by: Astro | Mar 19, 2010 10:23:06 AM

  3. Awfully low bar for qualification as an activists these days, eh?

    Posted by: WTF | Mar 19, 2010 10:28:26 AM

  4. they're pulling out all the big guns on this one. ha. how does wilson cruz actually support himself aside from being a professional homosexual?

    Posted by: Kevin | Mar 19, 2010 10:29:43 AM

  5. Wilson Cruz is a teriffic actor "Kevin." Get your head out of your ass and look up his credits.

    a fortiori being a "professional homosexual" is far preferable to remaining a rank amateur like you.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Mar 19, 2010 10:51:52 AM

  6. Let us all know where we can find the application for activism, WTF and Kevin. I'd like to know if I *qualify* or not.


    Posted by: FizziekruntNT | Mar 19, 2010 10:57:20 AM

  7. Should I know who Daryl Stephens is?

    Posted by: secretagentman | Mar 19, 2010 11:02:48 AM

  8. @Astro Love that.

    @Secretagentman ::sigh:: it's ok. he was most notably, the lead character on Noah's Arc which was like a black, gay, Sex in the City.

    Posted by: Lew | Mar 19, 2010 11:07:08 AM

  9. Hooray for fisting!!

    Posted by: David | Mar 19, 2010 11:19:56 AM

  10. John Ganun should get *in front* of the camera more!

    Posted by: PeterH | Mar 19, 2010 11:24:56 AM

  11. @Lew: "What's the degaga?" LMAO! Totally forgot about that show.

    Posted by: FizziekruntNT | Mar 19, 2010 12:06:22 PM

  12. The concept is cool, the actors are good looking. Meh.

    Our community is infamous for using actors and models over real people from the military (or any subject for that matter). Then again, our community tends to be fairly shallow when it comes to visuals (even I'm guilty of this) so I guess the photographer made the right choice as far as his career goes. For art's sake, maybe not.

    Posted by: Alfonzo | Mar 19, 2010 12:08:40 PM

  13. This is a great way for everybody to promote themselves.

    Posted by: Steve | Mar 19, 2010 12:56:35 PM

  14. Wilson Cruz upcoming new project on Logo: "My So-Called Career"


    Posted by: GrabbinNewscum | Mar 19, 2010 1:13:49 PM

  15. Why does everyone like to bitch so much on here?

    Posted by: KFLO | Mar 19, 2010 1:19:20 PM

  16. So Reichen just goes by Reichen now eh? No last name? I guess he is that famous.

    Posted by: Jeff | Mar 19, 2010 1:42:41 PM

  17. shut up wtf. you're not even the real wtf, ya big poseur.

    Posted by: wtf | Mar 19, 2010 1:55:27 PM

  18. It never fails on these gay blogs. If those pictures had featured Gyllenahaal, Beckham, or even Mark Wahlberg, all the comments would have been about how positively "hot" they are. But when it's a minority, it's time to "analyze merits" and bitch. (Let the denials begin.)

    Posted by: SB | Mar 19, 2010 1:58:49 PM

  19. @SB: TOUCHE!

    Posted by: jamal49 | Mar 19, 2010 2:14:01 PM

  20. The Darryl Stephens photo (whoever he is) could well set DADT efforts back ten years. Could they not find a more faggy pic?

    Posted by: niles | Mar 19, 2010 5:38:08 PM

  21. You have to love Canada. Not only do they allow gay men and women in the Armed Forces, they actually recruit at Toronto's Gay Pride!

    Posted by: Dtguy | Mar 20, 2010 9:35:16 AM

  22. Daryl Stephens has great arms, a beatiful face and a killer pout, so it makes for a "faggy pic"?

    Niles, please have a look at the hundreds of thousands of men with the same physical features who can't help but be beautiful, and then confirm with every one of them that they are homosexual. Because according to you they just have to be, right?

    Posted by: Zaihan Kariyani | Mar 20, 2010 4:12:08 PM

  23. Two out gay men, both talented and very good looking, and all you people can do is find fault.

    What a bunch of ugly bitches you all are. You're worse than the posters on Datalounge. At least on Datalounge the bitchy anonymous posters attempt to be clever--and often are.

    Here you all just sound bitter and pitiable, like no-life losers who chase all their friends away by contributing nothing but constant criticism. I can hear your friends now, "Oh, do we HAVE to invite Kevin and Niles and Grabbin? No one can stand them."

    It's ironic that you're all so pre-Boys in the Band-ish, since Towleroad itself is such a forward-looking, positive and upbeat site. If I were Andy, I'd just remove the comments sections. It would be no loss. You all would crawl under some other rock.

    Posted by: JeffNYC | Mar 20, 2010 4:17:44 PM

  24. Why are we cloning the imagery from previous Rights Movements?! I'm sure the suffragettes will be very displeased with this!

    Posted by: Ben Layvey | Mar 21, 2010 1:14:12 PM

  25. As much as I find pithy commentary about matters that are wholly positive a turn on...I'm inclined to agree with JeffinNYC on this. A lot of the posts around here are practically toxic.

    Posted by: g_whiz | Mar 21, 2010 6:56:34 PM

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