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Advocate Magazine Spotlights Artist Alexei Biryukoff: Banned for obscenity in Siberia

Banned for obscenity in Siberia, Biryukoff’s large-scale male figure paintings are like landscapes of expressive strokes and earthy color. By Christopher Harrity at Advocate.com Alexei Biryukoff was born in Kyrgyzstan, later lived in Kazakhstan, and moved to Russia in 1990, the year before the Soviet Union fell apart. Since 2011 he has been living and working […]

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Welcome To The Dollhouse: Looking Back At The Films Of Todd Solondz

“Dawn, Are you a lesbian?” A screening of Welcome to the Dollhouse at the Book Club last week prompted Yasmeen Khan at thequietus.com to reflect on Todd Solondz‘s unique and compelling body of work. “Fuck family. Fuck motherhood. Fuck the kids. I just don’t care any more,” says Alison Janney’s Trish, holding a post-coital cigarette two-thirds of the […]

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LaBruce Talks to Press at Frameline 35 | SF CA

 Bruce LaBruce was one of my personal most scary interviews because I admire the man, his work and his ability to stay out of the box but mostly his sense of mystery. I really believe he could be an out-of-this-world character from one of his films. I enjoy reading other writers who have played with […]

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Inside Out at WWA Gallery; I Art You

Via Curatedmag.com Seen above, Jim Darling’s Tank installation makes up a small portion of Inside Out, an exhibition featuring new work by Jim and his partner Tina. Together, the artists explore the idea of home and the various places people choose to live. Jim focuses on semi-sculptural work, while Tina excels at delicate water color and ink works. […]

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Henry Rollins Interviews Dinosaur and Dodges Boots: Can of Ass-whoop Opened

Ok gays, put your Britney aside for a moment and soak up the glory of what is Mr Rollins. Henry Rollins hits the stage and has an intimate chat with Dinosaur Jr. and dodges boot toss. Henry Rollins Interviews Dinosaur Jr 6/23/11 Terminal 5 Dinosaur Jr playing “Bug” in it’s entirety on this handful of […]

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Celebrating the Hideous: World’s Ugliest “Dog”

Pride is all about celebrating diversity, the good, the bad and the down right drag through the mud and hit in the head with the ugly stick pathetic looking. I mean we lie to ugly kids all the time and tell them that they are cute. World’s Ugliest Dog of the Day: Yoda, a 14-year-old Chinese […]

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I’m Walking as Straight as I Can – A Memoir By: Geri Jewell

Born with cerebral palsy, Geri Jewell inspired a generation of young people when she became the first person with a disability to appear in a recurring role on prime-time television, with her groundbreaking character, Cousin Geri, on the NBC sitcom The Facts of Life. The book’s title — I’m Walking As Straight As I Can […]

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Want Some Candy My “Beautiful Darling” |Castro Theater 6/30 SF CA

DIRECTOR James Rasin PRODUCER Jeremiah Newton WRITTEN BY James Rasin CINEMATOGRAPHY Martina Radwan EDITOR Zac Stuart-Pontier RUNNING TIME 82 Minutes Beautiful Darling chronicles the short but influential life of Candy Darling who was a major part of Andy Warhol’s entourage and was one of the inspirations for the Lou Reed song “Walk on the Wild Side.”

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“Heroes with Bling” an Exhibit to Celebrate the Sparkling Diamonds of the San Francisco Queer Community

Market Street Gallery is pleased to present Heroes with Bling an exhibit to celebrate the sparkling diamonds of the San Francisco queer community. This exhibition will showcase Mosaic Arts International 2011’s Member’s choice Award winning artist, Michael J. Kruzich, published Photographer, Art Director & Stylist, Jose A Guzman Colon, and acclaimed Photographer, Marianne Larochelle. The exhibit will open June 7, 2011, and […]

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GAY IN AMERICA: Groundbreaking, Stereotype-Shattering Photo Book Caps Extraordinary Year For Gay Americans

New York, NY, June 3, 2011 – New York City photographer Scott Pasfield and Welcome Books today announced the release of Gay In America, a groundbreaking, stereotype-shattering, unprecedented 224-page book of intimate photos and deeply personal stories from 140 gay American men. Introduced by activist Tom Kirdahy and his husband, playwright Terrence McNally, Gay In […]

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AnOther Art Book

  Via www.curatedmag.com In the final of a series of art books, AnOther retraces the most ambitious art projects commissioned for the magazine. There’s work by Jake & Dinos Chapman, Yayoi Kusama, Hans Peter Feldmann, Yoshitomo Nara, Ernesto Caivano, Keith Tyson, Urs Fischer and Damien Hirst (above). There’s also images of George Condo and graphic design by […]

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Scooter Laforge Releases First Published Survey; “QUEER FROM ZERO TO A HUNDRED”

For the first day of summer in New York, Scooter LaForge is offering the FIRST PUBLISHED SURVEY of his work.  This book of images will feature all of the sexy trash and trashy sex that has quickly made this artist a legend.  Highlights include celebrity collaborations, paintings and some of his iconic fashions, and it will […]

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Ever Thought How Odd Your Online Life Is? Rib-tickling Funny Video

Making fun of ourselves is fun, especially when it’s clever. This Is Funny, You Should Watch It of the Day: To promote Nico Muhly’sTwo Boys — “a new opera that lifts the lid on the dangers of living our lives online” — the English National Opera sent out an actor to perform familiar Facebook and Twitter actions IRL. Unfriendilarity […]

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Catching Up With Sandra Bernhard: SF Pride and More

BY REGGIE CAMERON (via Outmagazine) The hysterical singer, actress, and comedian chats with us about her new album, gay marriage, sex education, the Rapture, and — what else? — Oprah Winfrey. Out: It was just announced that you’re headlining San Francisco Pride this year. Sandra Bernhard: I’m always happy to be in San Francisco — […]

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“As We Live It” City Hall SF CA

This Is How We Do It By Tara Jepsen via www.sfweekly.com San Francisco produces such a wealth of so-called outsider art, you could quickly lose interest in who the hell the insiders are. Tonight’s opening for “As We Live It”features participants in our great city’s assistance programs, including housing, mental health, and substance abuse treatment. Using […]

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FIGHT OR FLIGHT | 111 Minna Gallery SF CA June

Steve Johnson solo exhibition Steve Johnson was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona, a beautiful yet formidable desert landscape; his childhood memories consist mostly of being extremely hot and playing with the lawn hose to cool off. Johnson moved to San Francisco in 1996 where he lived for almost ten years. He graduated from San Francisco […]

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“Taking Punk to the Masses: From Nowhere to Nevermind” Book

via Selectism NPR’s All Songs points our attention to a new book by Jacob McMurray that looks to dissect the rise and commercial success of the grunge movement and a look into the history of punk from the perspective of the Pacific Northwest. Taking Punk to the Masses looks to open with a discussion of The Kingsmen’s “Louie, Louie.” […]

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I Am Divine – First Teaser: Currently in Production| Video

A celebration of the immortal star and Most Beautiful Woman in the World… DIVINE! Currently in production. It’s about time. The world hasn’t had enough of dog shit eating filth in way to long. No more Britney Spears and Lohans. What the world needs is more Divines and Divine realness! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzF6dwyzZH4&version=3&hl=en_US] https://www.facebook.com/DivineMovie http://divinemovie.com/ Check […]

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Queer It Yourself: Tools For Survival June 4 – 24 | SOMArts SF CA

Inspired by the late 1960s utopian builders’ guide A Whole Earth Catalog, QIY: Queer It Yourself – Tools for Survival presents a forum for queer do-it-yourself culture and alternative world making. QIY is envisioned as a laboratory for creating a sustainable queer culture and demonstrating the power of self and community organizing, re-creation, speculation, and […]

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Reclaiming the ‘garbage’ : Terrarium Show Opening Party 6/23 | SF CA

Mark this on your busy pride month calendars. Feed your mind with these creative displays of recycling. What might be thought of as ‘garbage’ to some is turned into decorative treasures that all your friends with be envious us. Take home some art or just get great summer crafts ideas. Don’t worry you will have […]

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Moment of Obscurity: Piss Play Finger Puppets

Hey, hey, to each his/her own. BUY HERE Kinky Cozies: Handmade Dirty Finger Puppets Sex can be so much more than merely “sexy”. The world is filled with sexual images; most of which depict only one aspect of sexual expression – the serious side. Our sexual desires are so much more varied and complex than […]

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Queerty Reels in a Big Catch: Interview With Jake Shears & Armistead Maupin About ‘Tales Of The City’

From http://Queerty.com: An interview with Jake Shears & Armistead Maupin about their new musical based on the Tales of the City novels. Jake Shears & Armistead Maupin talk about coming from different generations and how they collaborated on ‘Tales Of The City’. They have “cute” chemistry during the interview, defining terms from their own generations […]

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Featured Photographer: Allison Michael Orenstein; Naked Pie man Series

Allison’s photography has a playful gay boys sensibility. Her collections are strong and cohesive from one photo to the next. I have my eye on this one and so should you. Allison Michael Orenstein is a New York City based portrait photographer. She has been known to also shoot architecture, interiors, food and music. Her […]

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Double Helix by Franco Castelluccio (ART)

Sculptor Franco Castellucio confronts science and art in his latest work, “The Double Helix XX-XY.” The work images an animated strain of DNA, with sinuous male and female bodies twisting to the top. Castellucio also twists the notion of “survival of the fittest,” his desire being that people confront, in his work, the notion of […]