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November Giveaways: New Music from Coldplay, Bette Midler & Troye Sivan | Patreon Member Only

November Giveaways: New Music from Coldplay, Bette Midler & Troye Sivan | Patreon Member Only

Hope you are all well fed after Thanksgiving! Some exciting news and more benefits exclusively for Accidental Bear supporters and Patreons to show how much I appreciate your support! I have teamed up with a PR company and will be doing monthly giveaways of new music, books, concert tickets and more! Just enter in the


Albino Cat and Model | Photographed by Celeste Martearena

Photographer Celeste Martearena has shared a new series of photos, featuring model Yoser and a cat named Hans. This is the second chapter of the total of 4 chapters project, “cat’s and humans”. “The idea who traped me is the analogy about cats and humans and they simitudes in the deepness on the visual content, they individualities, and

Burly Dude Devours 15lb Turkey in Celebration of Thanksgiving | Video

Youtuber blumgum presents to you challenge #109: BlumGum takes on a 15lb Turkey in celebration of Thanksgiving! and says, “Gobble gobble mufukas!” Video from blumgum

Full Interview| Eagles of Death Metal Discuss Paris Terror Attacks | Watch Video

The interview you need to watch. A first hand story from the Paris terror attacks. Simply horrifying. “During Eagles of Death Metal’s November 13 show at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, gunmen entered the venue and opened fire on the crowd, leaving at least 90 dead. The band spoke to VICE about the tragic

Hunky Gay Dads Put Their Foot Down at the Dinner Table About Family Time | Video

Smart, mind opening advertising. “Time to put away the digital distractions and reconnect with what matters most…family.” Video from Famous Footwear

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Jonathan and Jeffery Get Stoned and Bake in Hilarious Thanksgiving Special Video

  Okay this will make your day and give you the munchies. Is it reality or is a camp network foodie show? Who knows but I’m hungry for more. “Gay of Thrones” star Jonathan Van Ness shacks up with comedian Jeffery Self for this hilarious Thanksgiving Special video below. Weed not included. Video posted by Jonathan Van Ness

Peter Staley on the Fight To End AIDS | VICE on HBO Video

“Vice Special Report: Countdown to Zero is a new special report documentary produced by HBO and Vice that looks at revolutionary medical breakthroughs and challenges that remain in ending HIV/AIDS worldwide in decades. Ranging from high-tech American labs — where the DNA of HIV-positive patients is being edited to resist the virus —to South African clinics that are participating

“The Birth of a Gay Dad Family” Video from Gays With Kids Group

“Anthony and Dom meet in 2005. They quickly become best friends. Their relationship turns romantic. They move in with each other, get engaged and then marry in 2012. For years, they’ve have had one big dream: welcoming a baby into their family. After all the planning, preparing, applications, home studies, parenting classes and saving money,


Interactive Movie “Hard Decisions” Goes Live on YouTube Today | Video

  The highly-anticipated gay-themed, interactive movie HARD DECISIONS is live on YouTube TODAY. Written and directed by Eli Rarey (The Famous Joe Project, Outfest 2012 and That’s Fashionz!, Oaxaca Film Festival 2012) this movie is sure to excite and entertain a variety of audiences. HARD DECISIONS follows Brandon and his friends as they decide what

PSA Addresses LGBTQ Anxiety, Depression & Suicide During Holidays | #URimportant2Me Challenge

The holidays can be especially challenging for LGBTQ people that have been displaced or rejected by their families, or just feeling alone in a crowded room. Loneliness is not picky. If you are watching this video I want you to know that you are important to me, you are special to me, and you matter!

Transgender Men Get Shirtless and Discuss Top Surgery | Video

We are really enjoy the direction you are headed in your newest videos Davey Wavey. Most insurance companies refuse to cover chest reconstruction surgery for trans guys, and many guys have to pay for it out-of-pocket. If you’re a trans guy trying to pay for top surgery, or if you would like to donate to a

Internet Lingo Sign Language with Top Model Nyle DiMarco | Video

Whatever the outcome is of the finale on America’s Next Top Model cycle 22, Nyle DiMarco has already won. Since day one of the current America’s Next Top Model cycle, Nyle DiMarco has been an audience favorite. He’s the epitome of what Tyra Banks set out to do when she created the show 22 seasons and

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Adam Lambert and Zebra Friend Photographed by Diego Indraccolo

Adam Lambert photographed by Diego Indraccolo and styled by Kay Korsh, for the latest issue of Schön! magazine.

Eagles of Death Metal Open Up About Paris Shooting in New Interview with VICE | Video

Bookmark this interview. It’s bound to be very intense. “While reporting on last week’s horrific terror attacks in Paris, we realized with shock that the band playing at the Bataclan, the venue where 89 rock fans had their lives taken, was the Eagles of Death Metal.” “You never expect the people you know to be

Bobsledder Simon Dunn in Undies and Cowboys Boot Lip-Synching to “Timber” | Video

Bobsledding hunk Simon Dunn is becoming quite the ‘ham’ on his Youtube Channel. Simon just shared with us his newest video in nothing more than undies, cowboy hat and boots, and a smile. We are loving the way you move your money maker. “Given the success of my last lip-sync video i’ve decided to remake Timber by


Austin TX LGBTQ Travel Hot Spot! Live Music, Barton Springs, Museum of the Weird | Accidental Bear Presents

 I have been hearing about what a cool city Austin, TX is for years but had not had an opportunity to visit until now. Heading to capture some video of the 2nd Annual Queer music festival Stargayzer, I decided to extend my stay and check out this vibrant city famous for its live music, including the

“Gay Men & Racial Preference” Video by Matthew J. Dempsey Feat. Actor & Activist Wilson Cruz

Food for thought. I found myself surprised by Matthew J. Dempsey‘s stance on the topic of “Actor and activist Wilson Cruz and I talk about the role race plays in gay men’s attraction towards each other. Some say it’s a “preference” while others contend it’s just another racist smoke screen for White gay men to hide

Trans Women Tell GLAAD About Their Experiences in Honor of Trans Day of Remembrance | Video

Transgender Europe’s Trans Murder Monitoring Project reports that at least 226 people lost their lives to anti-transgender hate violence this year. Tragically, countless more victims remain unaccounted for because of misgendering and ignorance. Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) honors the lives lost to anti-transgender hate violence and raises awareness around the staggering rates of brutality


Twitter Bans Blood Donation Drives at its Offices Until FDA Lifts Gay Ban

  I.B. Times reports: SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter has taken heat for its lack of racial diversity, but it has taken a stand in support of its LGBT employees by ending on-site blood drives until the Federal Drug Administration lifts a decades-old ban that prevents healthy gay and bisexual employees from participating. Since 1983, the FDA has prevented men


World’s Most LGBT-Friendly Businesses Revealed by Human Rights Campaign

Above: Chad Griffin of HRC Let’s work toward getting Accidental Bear on this list someday! A record-breaking 407 companies achieve the top score of 100 on the HRC 2016 Corporate Equality Index; New index entries include Twitter, PayPal and Airbnb   Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the US’s biggest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy


Greg Louganis, Living With HIV Since 1988, Offers Charlie Sheen advice & Support

Olympic legend tells Sheen as long as he takes care of himself, he ‘can be here for a long time’ This week, actor Charlie Sheen became one of the most famous persons in America living with HIV. Olympic diving legend Greg Louganis has been doing it for 27 years. The winner of four Olympic gold

Trans Men and Periods | “Period Panties” Introduce Version for Trans Men | Version

The more you know, the less you hate. “Thinx launched freakishly absorbent underwear two years ago with the tagline “Underwear for women with periods,” a direct refutation of all those ads that rely on euphemisms and blue liquid. (Thinx ads were almost barred from the subway this fall after ruffling the puritanical feathers of the MTA’s advertising

Billy Eichner’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with Katie Couric in ‘Make Believe Land’ | Video

Somewhere in “Make Believe Land”….. “It’s the first ever Billy on the Street Thanksgiving Parade! Join Billy and his co-host Katie Couric on a journey through some of Billy’s favorite pop culture moments as captured in epic balloons, huge floats and more! Watch Billy on the Street Thursday at 10:30/9:30c on truTV.” Video from Billy On The


House Equality Caucus Holds Landmark Congressional Forum on Violence Against the Transgender Community

Washington, D.C. – The Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus hosted a landmark forum addressing issues of violence against the transgender community.  The forum was held on November 17, 2105 at 2:00 PM in the Rayburn House Office Building.  Members of Congress heard testimony from survivors of violence, community organizers, advocates and policy experts. The testimony came in

Ask The Brofessor 13: Powerlifting Team, Cheat Meal, Bro Body | Video

A little bro talk for your Monday. “Bro Science #84: Mass is in session.” Video from BroScienceLife  

WTF Video of Day | “Sandwiches” – Benny and Griff Sing with Lunchbox Boy

  LSD not included. Enjoy this ridiculous awesome song about “Sandwiches.” Just finding out about Benny And Griff and I already want them as my BFFs. Video from Benny And Griff

Vow To Protect: LGBT Couples Share Their Stories | Video

“We help all people secure their future and protect the ones they love. Who will you #VowToProtect?” MassMutual In the same month that Massachusetts’ Governor, Charlie Baker, signed into a law a ground-breaking initiative that guarantees a cut of state contracts go to LGBT-owned businesses, a locally headquartered insurance company has produced what may be one of

Seattle Party Asks What Are You “INTO?” in Fun Promo Video | Ball and Runway Competition

Nark Magazine and House of Cathedral are asking you the question… what are you INTO? “We’re constructing a runway down the floor of Neumos so you can show us what tickles your fancy by competing in one of our four categories, winner takes home the grand prize of $1,000 CASH, the judges are ferocious and


Starbucks Turns 97 Seattle Locations Into LGBT Safe Spaces

  2,000 employees will be trained on how to help LGBT victims of violence. Starbucks is taking steps to ensure that all members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community have a safe space in their many locations across Seattle. I like the fact that instead of bowing out to new chains, Starbucks

Facebook Will Live Your Life For You So You Don’t Have too | Watch Hilarious Video

  Living is your true authentic life is hard, but now you don’t have to. Facebook will do it for you. “Facebook is testing a new feature called “Photo Magic.” It automatically recognizes your Facebook friends’ faces so you can send photos to them before you’ve even uploaded the photo to the site. If this

#FreeTheNipple Investigated By Naked Mike | Video

  My love for skinny hairy men runs deep. But you knew that. Should women be allowed to show their nipples on Instagram? asks BuzzFeedYellow

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Zachary Quinto by Victoria Will for the “Red” Issue of Attitude Magazine

Zachary Quinto cover the first ever “Red” issue of Attitude magazine, photographed by Victoria Will and styled by Joseph Kocharian.

Rob Lowe Loves The Grindr App, Meets Leather Bear with Banana | Video

Rob Lowe launches a unique campaign to make it easier for people to watch his TV show “The Grinder” together. A moment where OMG is the most appropriate comment. Video by Jimmy Kimmel Live  

2 Penises Talk about the Starbucks Red Cup Controversy | Cartoon by Michael Lucid

The Penis Conversations: “Two Dicks, Red Cup” Two penises talk about the recent controversy involving the Starbucks red holiday cups, and whether the cups really are waging a “war on Christmas.” It all ends with a good ol’ dick rubdown! by Michael Lucid

Steve Grand Attends Marine Corps Ball With Gay Marine Arm in Arm

I reported back in September when  the adorable Marine asked singer Steve Grand to the 2015 Marine Corps Ball. I was thrilled to quickly follow up that Steve said, “Yes!” True to his word, last night  Steve Grand and Sgt. White went out on the town, arm in arm. Steve Grand wrote on his Facebook wall: “Thank you for


It Gets Better Project Honored By City of West Hollywood on November 11 | Hosted by Actor/Singer Adrian Wilson

  On November 11, at LA’s historic Crest Theatre, veteran performer Adrian Wilson will host a special evening at which Compassionate California and the City of West Hollywood will honor the It Gets Better Project for their contribution to the LGBT community. For this event Wilson has pulled out all the stops to create a

Billy Eichner and Amy Sedaris Navigate Gratuitous Gay Sex Obstacle at Shondaland with | Video

  More Billy Eichner for you! If this doesn’t make you split your pants with laughter, you’re dead inside. I want Billy to make me into his very own candy apple. “The hilarious Amy Sedaris runs through Billy’s new obstacle course, Shondaland, where all the obstacles are inspired by Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get

For A Dollar Billy Eichner Asks “Am I Sexy?” & “Would You Suck My D@!k?” | Watch Video

Hell, I’d do it for a nickel. Billy Eichner hits the streets of New York to ask the important questions. Plus, shout outs to Matt Damon and Calista Flockhart! Watch Billy on the Street Thursdays at 10:30/9:30c on truTV! Video by Billy On The Street


Obama Endorses Federal LGBTQ Civil Rights Law

Washington, DC, November 10, 2015—Today, the White House announced its official endorsement of the Equality Act. If passed, this bill would extend clear federal nondiscrimination protections in employment, housing, public accommodations, education, public funding, credit access and jury service to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people.   “We are thrilled to hear that the


“The Wizard of Oz” to Play San Jose’s Center for the Performing Arts | Jan. 29 – Feb. 4, 2016

  SAN JOSE, CA (November 10, 2015) – Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, is delighted to announce that the North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play January 29 – February 4, 2016 at the Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd.) in San Jose. Tickets for THE WIZARD OF OZ are available now