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PHOTOS: Ending “Gingerism” One Gorgeous Redhead At A Time

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By:           Matthew Tharrett
On:           Dec 10, 2013
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  • 60 Comments
    • LandStander
      LandStander

      Yum!

      Dec 10, 2013 at 7:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Zodinsbrother
      Zodinsbrother

      I love ginger guys.

      Dec 10, 2013 at 7:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Deepdow
      Deepdow

      Yes please.

      Dec 10, 2013 at 7:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jlamb
      jlamb

      I’ve always been especially attracted to redheads…. maybe it’s because I grew up in the South, where i had about 6 or 7 in every class i took (out of 20 classmates). Down there, calling someone ginger is very derogatory. The term still makes me cringe. These pictures are great, but it does appear that some of the colors are quite enhanced.

      Dec 10, 2013 at 8:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • yaoming
      yaoming

      No mention of Prince Harry?

      Dec 10, 2013 at 8:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CleJoke
      CleJoke

      my 23 y/o bf is a firecrotch. i love playing connect the dots with his freckles. I always start at the north pole and work my way south. :-)

      Dec 10, 2013 at 9:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • blackhook
      blackhook

      Gingers are hot, hot, HOT! …please keep ‘em coming!

      Dec 10, 2013 at 10:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • rhino79
      rhino79

      I oppose the recent importation of the British slang term “ginger” to describe those with reddish hair. This is an Anglicism without widespread usage in the US, except for obnoxious gay websites. In America, the term for those individuals born with melanin-deficient skin and carrot-hued locks is and has always been “redhead.”

      Dec 10, 2013 at 10:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eiswirth
      Eiswirth

      These guys are stunningly gorgeous, except the top guy with the tattoos, which are disgusting.

      Dec 10, 2013 at 10:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dali
      dali

      I love ginger guys! There’s this filmmaker, Antonio da Silva, who has sensually and erotically rendered what gay sex might be with “Gingers”…

      You can find the trailer right here (NSFW):

      http://vimeo.com/antoniodasilva

      Dec 10, 2013 at 10:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • xtincta
      xtincta

      Firstly anyone who uses a sentence with “the last acceptable prejudice” needs to be shot, there are plenty of prejudices our society still upholds.

      Secondly, I may be wrong but I assumed in America Red-heads didn’t face a lot of discrimination. Do you need to be reminded of the success of Lucielle Ball, Carol Burnet, Molly Ringwald, Christina Hendricks, Conan O’Brien, and even Lindsay Lohan. America has long loved it’s red heads. Infact those people sort of invalidate that first paragraph, who doesn’t love Lucy? Exactly.

      Dec 10, 2013 at 11:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • redcarpet
      redcarpet

      @xtincta: With the exception of Conan those are all women. And I’m sure they got shit for their red hair at times too.

      Dec 10, 2013 at 11:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dougmc92
      dougmc92

      next to last, please….is this where we place an order???

      Dec 10, 2013 at 11:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Joetx
      Joetx

      “[Gingers] are completely emasculated and desexualized in popular culture” and “the last acceptable prejudice?”

      What a bunch of bunk.

      Check out dating websites & you’ll see plenty of “No Asians. No fatties. No fems.” I have yet to see anyone rule out red heads.

      Dec 10, 2013 at 11:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dxley
      Dxley

      I rejected two guys when I was 21 because they were ginger. Never gonna date that shit, but we all have our preferences just as others are attracted to certain races and others aren’t. It’s always a personal thing!!!

      Dec 10, 2013 at 11:52 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ZaneStuart
      ZaneStuart

      As a red-head (I don’t respond to “ginger” and “fire-crotch”) I have to think Thomas Knights is full of crap. If he wants to photograph men of a certain type at least be a little more creative with the Artist’s Statement. A nice lot of gorgeous men though!

      Dec 11, 2013 at 2:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Zodinsbrother
      Zodinsbrother

      @rhino79:

      Quick, shut down the internet in case the English language in America is polluted by, you know, the English language.

      LOL

      Firecrotch is a very American term and feels very negative and hard though. I personally don’t like the sound of it but your rarely hear it in the UK.

      Anyway, I’m British and from a family with a lot of Gingers. In fact, although the hair on my head is a sandy blonde, when I grow a beard it’s a very bold coppery colour. And everyone I know in my family of gingers all use the term Redhead and Ginger interchangeably without any problem. It’s not the term “Ginger” which is pejorative as it’s been around for a very long time. It’s the occasional attitude to Ginger people, whatever you call the, which is sometimes problematic.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 3:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      Hercules was born a ginger so he could swim in the River Styx unaffected.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 3:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @rhino79: Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

      Given your horrible bastardisation of my nations language has birthed the words swag and twerk your country can NEVER criticise any word our country creates.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 3:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      @2eo:

      Why bring his country into it (which is also mine)? I am fine with the term “ginger” and use it myself. I like it better than “redhead”. Its classier. Trust me, Rhino79 is not the whole country.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 5:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @DarkZephyr: He chose to slag my country off, I merely reminded him that American English is by its own tacit admission solely a product of my country, and criticism, especially stupid xenophobic criticism like Rhino’s will be slapped down as and when.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 6:05 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Estella L. Marchand
      Estella L. Marchand

      Dennis responded I am surprised that a stay at home mom can earn $4522 in four weeks on the internet. check my source,… http://bit.do/e2pd

      Dec 11, 2013 at 8:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AuntieChrist
      AuntieChrist

      @2eo: You are only partially correct…Ask any philologist..The first wave of English-speaking settlers arrived in North America during the 17th century, followed by further migrations in the 18th and 19th centuries. Since then, American English has been influenced by the languages of West Africa, the Native American population, German, Irish, Spanish, and other languages of successive waves of immigrants to the US…Oh yes and thanks for the Victorian Era that only set us back about 100 years.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 8:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AuntieChrist
      AuntieChrist

      @2eo: Since I am of Irish decent, that may give you some clue as to my less than enthusiastic response…

      Dec 11, 2013 at 8:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @AuntieChrist: Thanks for the pota.. oh right.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 8:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @AuntieChrist: That’s fine, I have come to expect xenophobia and outright r@cism from Americans, especially online, something about the isolationist mentality brings out the worst in even the most liberal person.

      Much like the people who defend Scotland the most, to slag off the English are Scots who live in England.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 8:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      @2eo: I agree that he was wrong, but its not the fault of all of America that he is that way. Not all of us are xenophobic. His xenophobia, as stupid as I agree that it really is, is his own fault.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 9:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AuntieChrist
      AuntieChrist

      @2eo: @DarkZephyr: I am not xenophobic, just not very fond of priggish Brits who think there shit don’t stink.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 9:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      @AuntieChrist: I was talking about Rhino79 and not you. :)

      Dec 11, 2013 at 9:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      I’ve never heard anyone use “ginger” in SPEECH in this context in America, even at a gay bar. So far it seems to be strictly a print phenomenon.

      I have, however, heard Brits mispronounce “aluminum” as if it had an extra non-existent syllable. Which is especially irritating because obviously, in the normal course of events, the word aluminum hardly ever comes up. Brits go out of their way to say it just to be annoying.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 9:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AuntieChrist
      AuntieChrist

      Their shit…

      Dec 11, 2013 at 9:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      @the other Greg: I have been hearing “Ginger” in speech in America since Copper Cab and South Park a few years ago.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 10:14 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AuntieChrist
      AuntieChrist

      @DarkZephyr: Oops, sorry, my bad…I do not appreciate being called xenophobic… I am even more accepting of people than most gays…It is one thing to call someone on their shit with a good read…Quite another to attack them…The anonymity of social media allows people a level of cruelty that transcends normal convention and decorum…I should think a British person would have more common sense or at least try to be witty about it….LOL

      Dec 11, 2013 at 10:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      @AuntieChrist: Yeah but you hate cats, and anyone who hates cats is probably a xenophobe! Open your mind to our wonderful feline friends!

      Dec 11, 2013 at 10:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the other Greg
      the other Greg

      @DarkZephyr: Oh right, I saw that one. Given the baleful influence of South Park, I have to believe you that it has seeped into speech!

      @2eo: When I was a kid, J.R.R. Tolkien upset me terribly by using the word “f@ggots” in “The Hobbit.”

      (Bilbo and the dwarves are at a campfire.)

      But it was a lesson in etymology that I never forgot!

      Dec 11, 2013 at 10:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AuntieChrist
      AuntieChrist

      @the other Greg: I don’t hate them…I’m allergic and we had to tear up the wood flooring to get rid of the smell…There are dog people and cat people…The only things I truly hate are injustice, intolerance and ignorance…Oh and Arugula..

      Dec 11, 2013 at 10:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Caleb in SC
      Caleb in SC

      @2eo: Well, let’s take it one step further. You can thank France for the current state of the English language since the majority of Modern English is a byproduct of the Norman invasion of England in 1066.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 10:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz
      Fitz

      I love the look on the head… but I have to admit, one of my lovers is red, and I need him shaved in the crotch. (something I usually hate). The coursnes of it is weird. But those faces are lovely!

      Dec 11, 2013 at 11:03 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ZaneStuart
      ZaneStuart

      @DarkZephyr: “Ginger” is classier? Until recently, in the US anyway, it was a derogatory term – much like “red headed stepchild” was forty years ago. Yes, languages evolve but in this instance defining one word “classier” than another is, well, just snobbish.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 12:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • krystalkleer
      krystalkleer

      as Annie once sung so perfectly…”sweet dreams are made of THESE!”
      http://getoffmydress.blogspot.com/2013/12/textnsextnperplexnoh-my.html

      Dec 11, 2013 at 12:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Niall
      Niall

      Best series of Queerty photos ever! Redheads are hot, and I’ve got a weakness for them, I have no idea why they’re viewed as some kinda weird thing.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 1:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jwtraveler
      jwtraveler

      What is it about human beings that we constantly have to find new reasons to hate each other? And who decided that an uncommon hair color puts someone in another class of human being? It’s all just stupidity.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 3:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • buckyr64
      buckyr64

      I love, love love Ginger men. I hope Thomas Knights work has some variety. As usual, what Queerty shows are twinks. Is this publication a twink haven; do twinks run the editor’s office?? Every time an article is run, the illustrations shows twinks. You may have different races, but they will still be twinks. I find this publication interesting and enjoy reading, but I feel so disheartened by the “twinks are the only beautiful” attitude given by this publication. Should the title be Twinks Rule All or TRA, because then it would all make sense. Anyway, redheads or “gingers” are beautiful even the twinklereds.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 4:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Toby Ross
      Toby Ross

      People who know me and seen my work know I am just about nuts when it comes to redheads. They are fantastic in sex and are certainly in a class of their own. Check out their body language and it will speak back to you.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 4:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi
      Ogre Magi

      SOOOOOOO SEXY

      Dec 11, 2013 at 4:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hotshot70
      hotshot70

      the guy with the facial hair stubble is hot.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 4:54 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DonW
      DonW

      @the other Greg: I agree that Brits can STFU already about what we Yanks have done to the language (they’ve made more than enough of a mess of it themselves). But pronouncing “aluminium” with a second “i” is not an affectation. It’s how the word is spelled and pronounced in most languages. There are interesting historical reasons for why Americans use the exceptional “aluminum,” but British snobbery is not one of them.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 5:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • john
      john

      WTF… i thought this whole “ginger” thing was a joke. In no way did I think this was a real thing in the world. Are people really disliking/prejudice against guys/girls because they have red/orange/pumpkin colored hair????

      This is “Bizzzzarre” …i thought it was meant as a funny thing on South ParK (Cartman especially) just to be Satirical and point out just the absurdity of prejudice. I was under the impression they did the whole ginger thing because it was an obvious joke that no one in their right mind would agree with but instead would see how ridiculous prejudice is if you can dislike “red heads”

      And now people on this thread are going nuts over the topic…CRAY CRAY CRAY…LOL LOL LOL

      Dec 11, 2013 at 5:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LeNair Xavier
      LeNair Xavier

      There’s plenty of stigma about Blacks and Asians, but since you are so busy keeping your site lily white, you tackle a stigma over….redheads?!

      Seriously, Queerty. Shallowness, racism, and above all, AVOIDANCE are NOT admirable traits of REAL gay men.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 5:42 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      @LeNair Xavier: Oh dear GOD LeNair Xavier. Its a good thing you are so hot or you would drive me absolutely nuts. You are so sexy though that its hard to stay irritated wit you for too long. All I have to do is click on your website and look at your pics and my annoyance melts away. <3

      Dec 11, 2013 at 6:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      with*

      Dec 11, 2013 at 6:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JDM
      JDM

      Oh, Mr. Thomas Knights, I wish a photographer with your insight into redheads was around 20 years ago when I was young, more buffed, and still red-on-top. :) Thank you.

      Dec 11, 2013 at 7:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • theoldboot
      theoldboot

      Stunning boys, but why do they all cut their hair in the same style…?

      Dec 11, 2013 at 9:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • moo
      moo

      I can confirm that the “ginger prejudice” thing is actually an English thing (not British) and it’s more of a joke between the English and Scottish. The English and Scottish pretend not to get on, but we do really.

      Personally, I’m not a fan of calling people “ginger”, with or without the hard Gs – I find redheads just as attractive as non-redheads – so, please, don’t adoption this slang. You’re likely to end up with the term but not the right meaning.

      Dec 12, 2013 at 5:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • barning
      barning

      where are the hairy chested gingers? Ginger MEN are very sexy but these all appear to be boys to me.

      Dec 12, 2013 at 7:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CAmusclebear
      CAmusclebear

      Show me full grown burly redheaded men with red beards. Obviously he likes young slender smooth pretty boys – which comports with the warped feminized image the media has tried to feed us about gay men. Way overdue time to trash this stereotype.

      Dec 29, 2013 at 9:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SteveDenver
      SteveDenver

      Gingers are too busy shagging to save the world.

      CAmusclebear, I totally agree! I adore Seth Fornea, but mourn every time a photographer makes him shave off his body hair. And did you happen to catch James Jamesson when he sported a full mountain man beard? HOT HOT HOT! (Scroll down to April 20… http://reddishbeard.tumblr.com/ )

      Jan 28, 2014 at 3:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Respect4all
      Respect4all

      @Toby Ross: Nonsense. Hair color doesn’t make someone a better lover. It just seems that way to you because you’re turned on by them.

      Feb 3, 2014 at 1:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JennyFromdabloc
      JennyFromdabloc

      Redhead men are the most beautiful. These men are perfect. And ginger is a cute slang term so get over it.

      Mar 7, 2014 at 11:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JennyFromdabloc
      JennyFromdabloc

      @LeNair Xavier: Queerty features far more men of color than gingers so simma down now.

      Mar 7, 2014 at 11:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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