There’s a long tradition of servicemen asking their dream celebrity dates to attend their military balls, but you know how it usually works out with “scheduling problems” and all. That’s not the case with Steve Grand, who is a man of his word. The out entertainer was invited to attend this year’s Marine Corps Ball on the arm of U.S. Marine Tanner White and Grand said yes. Last night, the two men shaved, showered and saddled up for what Grand described on his Instagram account as a special night and noted that he was “honored to be in the company of some of our country’s finest.” Well done.
Scroll down to see photos of the two gentlemen enjoying their evening together.
All clean shaven! Getting ready for the #MarineCorpsBall 😀 @bananarepublic #BananaRepublic @gap #gap #LindaLewis A photo posted by Steve Grand (@stevegrandmusic) on
What a special night. Honored to be in the company of some of our country’s finest. #MarineCorpsBall #BananaRepublic #LindaLewis @bananarepublic @gap A photo posted by Steve Grand (@stevegrandmusic) on
What a night:)! Post #MarineCorpsBall with my date, Sgt. White. #BananaRepublic #LindaLewis @bananarepublic @gap A photo posted by Steve Grand (@stevegrandmusic) on
What a gentleman, and the marines a cutie too
They are cute together I must admit.
I hope they post a sex tape online.
Let’s hope the evening ended with more than a kiss.
Grand with his clothes on? Surprised…
I wonder if he got his clothes at Banana Republic? He doesn’t seems to mention it in his Instagram posts.
They both look bottom, so the sex was rather lame.
As a 58-year old gay man, who has lived from Stonewall through marriage equality, this story brought a bit of a tear to my eye. An openly gay male performer attends the Marine Tanner White Ball with a male marine is simply almost beyond what I would have ever dreamed of when I was an adolescent with a hidden copy of Playgirl between my mattresses. There are the big victories, like marriage equality, but the little things, like this, that seem to really strike home. My father was a DI in the Marines, took my mother to to this ball before they married. He was a football couch for the local JC time most of his working life. I was so scared to tell him I was gay, I waited until after college so at least that would be paid for. When I told my parents, they looked at me a little dumb founded and told me they’d known I was gay for years. They’d found the Playgirl when flipping the mattresses one afternoon. Dad set me up on a blind date with one of his gay football players. I had a very supportive family, but even I’ve been fired when an employer found out I was gay. Yet, today, even Marines are dating same sex. We truly have come a long ways.
Wish I had some event to ask Mr. Grand to accompany me to.
Steve Grand is a true class act with everything that he involves himself with! Gus Kenworthy, you could take a page from him and apply it to yourself…..seriously.
love this kid………..he’s one of the good ones………thanks “Powers the be”………please world listen to this young mans beautiful voices………it’s very soulful and sincere……….xoxo to Steve Grand……..you makes us proud…
Good boy Steve. Good boy
Terrific story on Veteran’s Day. But I don’t expect to see it reported on other news media because of a malignant problem we have known as homophobia.
Please stop trying to make this guy happen. There’s a reason his career is a big failure and it is not because he is gay like some claim…
@Rimmington: I kind of agree with you. The Marine is hot. Wouldn’t turn either away from my bed.
@MinnesotaNotNice: Gus has only been out for about 5 minutes, what could he possibly have done to piss you off already?
Cute and already sitting on his lap? Oh my.
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This Marine Corp Ball moment was brought to you by Banana Republic. SMH
I’m sure I’m not the only one who would like to see some photos from the bedroom. I wonder if the photographer stuck around to document the love making? Probably not as I imagine that if the photographer was being paid by Banana Republic they probably didn’t document the sex which is a darn shame.
@Rimmington: “I hope they post a sex tape online.”
What WE need is more ROMANCE LIKE THIS between gay men ONLINE, not sex!
Could this be a LOVE CONNECTION? 🙂
Oh how sweet!……I hope they sucked each others’ dicks…….that would be sooooo romantic!
no tea no shade but they both look like the type to reach for the lube so I doubt anything happened behind closed doors.
What? Lula’s Pub didn’t get a plug, too?
two great looking men, great smiles and I would available to date either of you if I weren’t already married
Bravo to Steve Grand for doing this.
@drivendervish: Well, for about the first four and a half minutes that he’s been out, Gus has spent the time making sure that everyone sees his bare chest and bare ass many times over…..he dresses up in a Halloween costume (which I found no issues with at all) and posts a pic of it, then he pulls it down when he begins to feel the slightest bit of heat from the PC police and apologizes when he should’ve just stuck to his guns and told those who were offended to lighten up because it was Halloween, after all. I get the impression that he’s more about publicly showing that he’s a gay version of party boy Bode Miller, but who likes to tease with his body and show more skin than Bode did, to get his name into the headlines. Steve Grand gets his attention because of his musical talent, his charitable works and incredibly nice, awesome moments like his accepting this date to go to the Marine Corps Ball. So, yeah, I am bashing Gus a little, but I’m also suggesting that with a slight redirection away from just playing on his physical attributes and going heavy on showing skin, go deeper and show the substance of what Gus is about. Steve Grand in a tuxedo, a tailored suit or just a T-shirt and some nice, tight blue jeans is waaaaay hotter than a naked guy showing off his bare backside.
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@zooby: Howz ’bout you just go away troll…………….
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Would have liked to seen the pictures of balling after the ball! (;-p)
What a wonderful story. It’s so nice to see the support of our young men and women in the military coming from the LGBTQ Community.
@zooby: Well Jeez, who pissed in your Wheaties? You may or may not like Steve Grand and you are certainly entitled to your opinion on that subject. But he does have fans which is obvious from all the positive comments here. The fact that he was willing to do this says something about his character. I will agree he is not an A-list celebrity but nonetheless he could have done nothing or turned this Marine down and he did not do so.
And as for his talents – he has had a successful career as a model and I have heard his music – he has a good voice and a good sense of how to present himself on video. He also apparently knows how to play the piano. Not to mention he has more of a sense of decency than the Biebs boy does.
@PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS:
Technically you don’t “play well with others” if you classify any person who dislikes Steve Grand as a troll. Apparently, we can only have one opinion on this untalented kid or we are “trolls”
@Juanjo: Comments on here do not mean he has fans… 30 comments on a site which keeps pushing this guy does not mean anything. And don’t be fooled – he did this cause it gives him more publicity, which he lives on. It’s funny, he says he does not want to be objectified yet continues to post shirtless pics. So which is it?
He also claims his career suffered due to him being gay… then how did Sam Smith win big at the grammys this year and sold out stadiums worldwide? Could it be because… he has talent? I am 100000% sure that if this guy looked like the male version of Susan Boyle, no one here would be salivating over him like a thirsty queen.
This article makes me smile. Such a little thing but so big at the same time.
Some of the responses filled with jealousy, vitriol and the snarkiness that some people take for camp these days… Well that’s just depressing.
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@zooby: Hows about that he didn’t pose in a zillion pictures with a beard despite not having facial hair in order to gain some degree of fame.
He had the courage and balls to be openly Gay and proud from day one. And you must be such a brilliant observer of gaining fame because not a single straight person ever used their good looks in as a vehicle to get ahead in the business. One can be fairly certain you spew your bile towards him based on jealousy and insecurity of your own looks…..
@zooby..so many trolls out there with such miserable lives, all ready to just piss on everyones parade. No home training I guess. Otherwise someone would have been taught that ‘if you don’t have anything nice to say, then keep it to yourself.”
@PLAYS WELL WITH OTHERS: Wrong, he came out to achieve some form of “fame.” At least now he is on gay blogs because he is a decent looking guy. Sam Smith came out when when his first hit went mainstream and went on to win big at the grammys and sell out stadiums worldwide. I wonder why Steve hasn’t achieved that level of fame… Could it be because that requires some talent?
Also, not every straight person claims they feel objectified then continues to pose around shirtless every chance they get. Oh right – that is what it is all about.. jealousy over his looks. You got me! (Steve, is that you?)
@laurent7465: Yes, because being sick of untalented guy being rammed down out throats on gay blogs means I am a troll. You know people have no argument when they resort to accusing someone of “trolling.”
Isn’t that great! Nice to see real romance between men be permitted without bigotry! Thank you, President Obama and all of us progressive supporters. I thank God that we are seeing real change. And as for the comments wanting to see their time alone, really folks? You can see all the videos you want online, don’t turn this nice story into the STEREOTYPE of gay men being only after sex! Sigh… Seriously… come on.
Congrats Mr Grand and Mr Upstanding Marine!
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