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Alison Moyet (And Me) 
Count Down the “Minutes”
: New Album Out June 11th

Alison Moyet (And Me) 
Count Down the “Minutes”
: New Album Out June 11th

On June 11, 2013, Cooking Vinyl/Metropolis Records are proud to present the minutes, the new album by world-renowned musical icon ALISON MOYET, who has achieved sales of more than 20 million, both as a solo artist and half of influential duo Yaz (Yazoo outside of the US). Her first album since 2007, the minutes was written with and produced by Guy Sigsworth, known for his work with


Meet the Amazing Trans 100

  An independent filmmaker in Oakland, the executive director of the only LGBT center in Queens, an advocate for trans students, the first trans reality-television star, trans pioneers, as well as emerging trans voices are all included in the inaugural Trans 100. See the full list and read more HERE “This weekend, We Happy Trans, a website

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Del Marquis & Bright Light Bright Light Are a Dynamic Duo: Watch Interview

  Idolator gets a chance to talk to Del Marquis and Bright Light Bright Light‘s Rod Thomas, lucky dogs! We have had our eye closely glued to Del Marguis and now we will focus our other eye on the super charming Bright Light Bright Light. Idolator reports: On one hand, yes, we’re still glum over Scissor Sisters taking a hiatus from making music together.

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April is STD Awareness Month: Brent Corrigan’s Oral Exam w/ Bonus Very NSFW PSA Video

April is STD Awareness Month Every year, the public health and medical communities recognize April as STD Awareness Month. This month-long observance provides individuals, doctors, and community-based organizations the perfect opportunity to address ways to prevent some of nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) that occur in the United States each year. While

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Conner Habib & Chris Donaghue Talk Grindr, Hook Up Apps: Ask The Sexpert for NewNowNext

Conner Habib is back with a brand new Ask the Sexpert, and this week he has brought along the host of Logo’s Bad Sex, Chris Donaghue. Watch above as Conner and Chris tackle dating and hook up apps, weighing out the pros and cons and discussing how to behave when engaging online. And be sure to tweet Conner

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New Music: Hi Fashion Delights all of Our Senses with “Eighteen”: Watch Official Music Video

    A little bit of a spoiler with my screen shots, but deal. My emotion that best suits the release of Hi Fashion’s new video “EIGHTEEN” is OMG holy shit i’m totally titillated! With “Eighteen,” Hi Fashion promise a much more “sultry” direction with their new EP You Are Gorgeous. This video is so much


Hair Balls of the Day: Sara Gilbert Engaged to Linda Perry!

  “The Talk” co-host Sara Gilbert shared big news today: she’s engaged to girlfriend Linda Perry. Gilbert, 38, told her fellow co-hosts and the audience on today’s show that Perry, 47, a singer-songwriter and former frontwoman for 4 Non Blondes, popped the question over a surprise musical picnic. She said the pair was having a romantic picnic


Fallen Fruit: Vote for Art to Change LA

  They need your vote to make their new project a reality.  GOOD Foundation will award $100,000 to the highest voted project   Endless Orchard is a traditional grid of fruit trees is amplified by mirrors, creating an illusion of endless fruit trees from various angles. The flashy technology of spectacle contrasts with its opposite,

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The Men of Modern Bear Visit a Fab Mid Century Modern Home: Part 2 Video on Modernism Week in Palm Springs

Our good pals Travis Smith and Chris Bale from Modern Bear, are on top of the world, and what a hip and stylish world it is! “Modern Bear Travis Smith and Design Wolf Chris Bale visit the fabulous Mid Century Modern Bill Stewart residence in Palm Springs! Part 2 of a 6 Part Series on Modernism


Condoms Get an Origami Redesign

What ever happen to just, spit on it and stick it in? Okay, that was a little rough. This article with smooth over my rough edge (no my penis does not have rough edges!). Condoms redesigned, who knew. Catherine New with Huffington Post writes: Let’s face it, for many people the classic latex condom is an


The Indigo Girls Will Donate Money to the Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival to Trans Activism

Correspondence: 2013-04-04: Note From Amy and Emily To our community in regards to Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival We want you to know some of our thoughts about our participation in Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival. Indigo Girls have a lot of respect for protest and dialogue in our feminist and queer movements, and we want to

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Watch: “STICKY” Issue #1: Gay Erotic Comic Promo Clip!

  Best-selling author Clive Barker describes STICKY as “Sexy, stylish, minimalist…an intense mixture of erotic realism and the freedom of comics storytelling makes STICKY a pleasure to have in one hand.” STICKY is a three-issue comic series of erotic tales of man-on-man carnality and sweetness written by Dale Lazarov and drawn by Steve MacIsaac. “This

Yoko Ono and her son Sean Lennon visit a fracking site

Patti Smith, Boy George, Kim Gordon, Siouxsie Sioux and Iggy Pop Sign Up for Yoko Ono’s Meltdown

  Patti Smith, Boy George, Siouxsie Sioux and Iggy and the Stooges will be among the performers at this year’s Meltdown festival, curated by Yoko Ono. For a week and a half in June, London’s Southbank Centre will host everything from Immortal Technique’s hip-hop to the Pet Shop Boys‘ take on Battleship Potemkin…. “I’m not pursuing big names for the


Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs Perform “Sacrilege” Off Upcoming Album on “Letterman”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs perform  “Sacrilege ft.Broadway Inspirational Voices”  on the  David Letterman Show. Karen O, Nick Zinner, and Brian Chase brought along a gospel choir, the Broadway Inspirational Voices, to perform their Mosquito track “Sacrilege”. The album is out April 16 via Interscope. FACEBOOK   TWITTER www.yeahyeahyeahs.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-YWdBYwwPo&feature=player_embedded

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“Homosexuality & The Bible: God Said It, I Believe It, That Settles It” by John Corvino – Part 1 & 2

John Corvino discusses some Bible verses from both the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures, explores analogies to slavery and divorce, and points out the inconsistencies of those who cherry-pick the apparently anti-gay parts of the Bible while glossing over other problematic passages. Dr. John Corvino, also known as the “Gay Moralist,” is a writer, speaker, and


Nicola Formichetti Announced as New Artistic Director of Diesel

  Fun fact: Renzo was my boss for a very short time back in 1996-ish when I helped open the the SF Diesel Store. Selectism reports: “After recently parting ways with Mugler, stylist Nicola Formichetti finds a new home at Diesel. Starting with Fall Winter 2013 and taking in all aspects of the brand, Formichetti will begin work on the


Obsession with Carving Crayons

Now how the hell does one have the patience for this. Ain’t got no time for that, but sure am glad that Seattle Artist Diem Chau does. Seattle Artist Diem Chau continues her obsession with the carving of crayons, introducing this bright set taking us from A to Z with a few animals thrown in for good measure. Having used


Accidental Bear is Pumping New Life into Queer Music Scene: Announces New LA Show with Brian Grillo and Mike Hateley of Extra Fancy, Conquistador, Michael Von London and MC Crumbsnatcher

  Queer music is bursting at the seams in last few years, and Mike Enders aka Accidental Bear is tightening the nuts and bolts of the scene and organizing some incredible live music shows including multiple queer bands from past, future and present! As well as the AB Summer Queer Music Tour that is Benefitting

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Two Dates with Conner Habib This Weekend SF: “Sex and Your Cellphone” with Sexologist and Logo TV Star, Chris Donaghue

  Straight from Conner Habib’s blog! Doesn’t get more fresh and sexy than that! Conner write: I have two appearances this weekend in San Francisco – One on Saturday, April 6th, and the Center for Sex and Culture.  I’m speaking with sexologist and Logo TV Star, Chris Donaghue – who hosts the show Bad Sex.  We’re talking abou how


Blade + Blue Clothing Teams Up with Accidental Bear’s Queer Music Tour For a Great Cause

Local San Francisco clothing company Blade + Blue is back with their Spring 2013 Collection and ready to give back to the community! BladeandBlue.com are  brining you some ‘Old School Cool’ for Spring/Summer 2013. Check it out and scoop up some of the great new limited edition items! Blade + Blue Owner and Founder Peter Papas

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Cat Power Prance Around New York City in the Video for “Manhattan”

The second video from Cat Power’s new album “Sun”, available at iTunes, Target  and your local indie retailer. The video captures footage of Marshall twirling around New York– crossing the bridge between Brooklyn and Manhattan, wandering in Chinatown, record shopping, and dancing in the subway.   Directors: Greg Hunt (http://www.huntfilmwork.com) & Chan Marshall – full


Catchy Gay Marriage Anthem by Daniel J. Cartier: Free Download Here

“In support of marriage equality, Nashville-based singer-songwriter Daniel J. Cartier is reminding folks that he’s offering a free download of “Married,” an infectious gay marriage anthem from his 2010 albumRedemption. “Screw the thought of living in silence with love that dare not speak its name,” sings the out alt-rocker on the ’80s-flavored synth-pop track. “I wanna