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Weekly Rehash: Neo-Nazis of Brooklyn, “8”, Transactivations, MEAT Zine, ‘Andrew In Drag,’ Andrew Christian, Alan Cumming, Hal Sparks

Hairy Balls: click on image to go to link    Art & Music:  click on image to go to link Transactivations: LA Artists Use Their Bodies as Canvases to Defy Gender Norms (Video) Heather Cassils gained 24 pounds in muscle over six months for the sake of art. Zackary Drucker asked audience members to tweeze the


Alan Cumming, Hal Sparks To Open LGBT Center in Kansas City

How wonderful to hear that tolerance and awareness of LGBTQ rights and issues are seeping into middle America. Maybe this will also help cure the image of Kansas and kissing cousins.     Alan Cumming, Chely Wright, and Hal Sparks are among the entertainers who will help launch The Lighthouse, a community center in Kansas

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Cub Given Roar of Disapproval Before Finally Getting a Bear Hug by Mommy-Bear-Dearest

“Quite what the little chap had done to incur his mother’s wrath remains a mystery. But the chances are that he won’t do it again. This astonishing series of pictures illustrates how, in the world of the brown bear, there are no agonized disputes over corporal punishment of children.” Perhaps THIS will teach you a lesson: She


Beard News: Nick Nolte, Bearded Barbers of Temescal, Antonio Banderas, Austin’s Beard and Moustache Competition, British Beard Club Spa Day

Austin’s Beard and Moustache Competition: Q&A with Allen Demling and Bryan Nelson        For the sixth year in a row, a popular Beard and Moustache Competition was held in Austin.Misprint Magazine, a delightfully snarky read based out of Austin, has sponsored each one of these competitions thus far. Held Saturday night at The Mohawk in Austin, the event attracted


Dimbola Museum Seeks Nominees for Beard Portraits

  The search for people with beards for a Victorian photographic portrait exhibition has begun. Dimbola Museum and Galleries in Freshwater, Isle if Wight, is running a competition for up to eight men to have their facial hair captured on glass. Models will have their portrait taken using a 150-year-old Victorian method. The Isle of

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Egypt Court Dismisses Bearded Mickey Mouse Suit Against Christian Tycoon

Oh Mickey you little bad boy! CAIRO—An Egyptian court on Tuesday tossed out a lawsuit brought by an ultraconservative Muslim lawyer who accused a Christian tycoon of insulting Islam by posting an online cartoon of Mickey Mouse with a beard and Minnie in a face veil. Wind Mobile a mistake Telecom and media mogul Naguib


Sacha Baron Cohen (and Beard) Win Over the Academy

I am torn on my views of Sacha Baron Cohen. Part of me thinks he is refreshing and hilarious and the other half of me thinks he is just a unoriginal bore. Please enlighten me with your thoughts and help me get down off the fence. LOS ANGELES — The latest news from the Republic


Fear the Beard Brian Wilson Throws Mean Strikes Down a Bowling Alley

There are so many jokes to be made about fear the Bear Brian Wilson throwing massive bowling balls around. Just imagine the bowling pins being your tonsils and I will leave the rest up to your sick, sick mind! Brian Wilson isn’t just the beard to be feared on the baseball diamond. He also throws mean


Jason Mecier’s Whitney Houston ‘Pill Portrait’ Pays Tribute To Singer, Causes Controversy

Insensitive? I think the word should be honored. The late Whitney Houston would/should be honored to have her  portrait done by the talented Jason Mercier, whether created from noodles, trash or pills. Although Houston was an amazing talent, she was also a drug addict. Artist Jason Mecier is best known for taking unusual objects —


Wonder No More, Dolores Park Redesign Plan Finally Unveiled (PHOTOS)

With the renovated park, tentatively scheduled for completion in the summer of 2014, you have time to get in shape for your Dolores Beach body, save up some dough for some supreme pot brownies, cover yourself in hip tattoos and  and buy some pepper spray for those shady moments in the Park. It is nice

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Male Model Benjamin Godfre :: Draped :: Editorial by Gabriel Gastelum Photography

We are blessed that photographer Gabriel Gastelum has brought more of Male Model Benjamin Godfre to our attention in this photo shoot editorial called “Draped.” I will need to remember this for next Thanksgiving when I am asked what I am Thankful for. I think last year I thanked “God’ for the internet. Enjoy this alluring Benjamin Godfre buffet,


Watch Dustin Lance Black’s “8” Streaming Live on Youtube: Premiere Play w/ Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Martin Sheen, George Takei, Jane Lynch & Many More

About “8” Uncover the truth about marriage for gay and lesbian Americans. George Clooney, Martin Sheen and Jane Lynch join an all-star cast for a one-night-only benefit reading of “8,” the new play by Academy-award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black (Milk, J. Edgar) that chronicles the landmark federal trial of California’s Prop. 8 using the

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Today San Francisco Undie Party: Enter Desigual Clothing Store Half-Naked, Leave Fully Dressed, For Free!

On March 2nd, be one of the first 100 to enter half-naked in your Desigual San Francisco Powell Store, choose your favourite clothes and leave fully dressed, for free!   More info:

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“Dirty Laundry” with Underwear Designer Andrew Christian’s Soccer Team in States of Undress (Video)

I am going to take the words out of our mouth,”Why the fuck does this never happen to me?” Underwear superstar designer Andrew Christian has been making playful videos promoting his goods and the or love of the male physique. Just released today  Christian’s new video”Dirty Laundry,” a scenario we have all played out in our


Hair Ball of the Day: Rugged Tease

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It Gets Betterish Season Finale: “Drag Queen” Named Georgia O’Queef For Hire (Video)

It Gets Betterish  season finale is about Georgia O’Queef, a drag queen for hire, played by quickly-rising comedian Dan St. Germain, whom you may have seen on MTV, VH1, and Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. It’s Gabe’s birthday, so Eliot and Brent decide it’s high time to hire a drag queen, but not the one who looks like Dianne Wiest. See what

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MEAT Zine: Launch of Issue 6 Party at Dalston’s legendary Vogue Fabrics (London)

  Meat is a quarterly gay zine, which showcases smutty portraits of guys like you and the guys you like. No airbrushing, no fashion styling, just brilliant portraits of hot gays-next-door. To celebrate the launch of Issue Six of Meat we’re pleased to announce that we’re bringing the pages of the zine to life for

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Transactivations: LA Artists Use Their Bodies as Canvases to Defy Gender Norms (Video)

Heather Cassils gained 24 pounds in muscle over six months for the sake of art. Zackary Drucker asked audience members to tweeze the hairs from her bare body. These LA artists use their bodies as canvases to defy gender norms. by KPCC Video by Mae Ryan Music: Rotation by Blindfold

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SSION – “My Love Grows in the Dark” Song Written About a Sex Club (Official Video)

“The song was written about a sex club – everything is completely dark, you have to feel your way around. No one really sees me in the video, and if they do they’re indifferent. I walk through this house where everyone is completely self-obsessed. This video will be part of a larger narrative of videos


Gay Online Encyclopedia Debuts: WikiQueer’s Inauguration!

WikiQueer, a gay, bi and trans online encyclopaedia has launched publicly this week. The wiki site began collating content after its soft-launch last year and has now gone live. Unlike Wikipedia, WikiQueer says it will allow dynamic content from existing online LGBT and wiki projects, content geared towards activism around issues, and in-depth information on the LGBT

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‘Glee’ Suicide Episode Gives The Trevor Project A Spike In Web Traffic, Phone Calls

Personally I don’t watch Glee for no real reason besides it has never sucked me in. With that said, I stand up out of my chair and applaud them for tackling current, real life situations LGBT youth, their friends and family members go through. I may be tardy to this party since I’m not a


Red Is in the Rainbow: A Closer Look at Blood Donation Discrimination

The issue of homosexuals not being allowed to donate blood when there is such a dire need has always baffled me. Do we have that little confidence in our medical facilities to be able detect contaminated blood? Catch me up, is there new news that heterosexuals are immune to HIV? We met this past August:


New York To Open Nation’s First LGBT Senior Center

NEW YORK — New York is opening what the city’s officials are billing as the nation’s first full-service center for seniors who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. City officials say the new LGBT facility will be specifically geared to the needs of this segment of the population, whose members sometimes feel isolated from

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IGNORANCE ALERT: Tennessee High School Principal Condemns Gay Students to Hell (Video)

Wow, what amazing support these children are getting, NOT! I can tell you who is going to hell if there was such a place. “At first she was talking about PDA and she turned around and she directly pointed to the gay people and said if you’re gay you’re going to hell and if you’re


New Music: Electronic Dance Ep from JD Samson & MEN Titled “Next”

One, two, three exhale! It’s here, MEN’s new 3 song EP! MEN’s new 3 song EP!   MEN is a Brooklyn-based band and art/performance collective led by LE TIGRE’s JD Samson. JD Samson & MEN focus on the energy of live performance and radical potential of dance music. Their music speaks of issues such as wartime economies,


Gay Tea Launched in Australia to Benefit LGBT Health Charities

At first you may thin WTF? But we say, B!tch Please (includes chilli for a fiery drinking experience), whatever it takes to help out lovely LGBT community out. A range of gay teas has been launched in Australia to benefit LGBT health charities for the coming month and coincide with Australian Mardis Gras celebrations. A range

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Tempest Storm, Burlesque Dancer, 84, Celebrates A Belated 21st Birthday (Video)

Nothing says happy Leap Year like a 84 year old Burlesque Dancer celebrating her 21s belated Birthday. Because burlesque dancer Tempest Storm was born on Feb. 29, 1928, she is celebrating her 21st birthday this year.     Calling someone a legend before they celebrate their 21st birthday might sound hyperbolic. But, in the case of burlesque

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Message From the Creator of the Gay Marines Facebook Page (Video)

This is a message from Brett Edward Stout, the creator of the ‘Gay Marines‘ Facebook page about the homecoming photo (below) that has gone hog wild on the internet this past week of Brandon Morgan and Dalan Wells. He gives gratitude for the progress that has been made after DADT has been demolished and claims that work


Hair Ball of the Day: Green Thumb in a Speedo Realness



GARÇON GARÇON Electro Pop Band From Australia Sporting ‘Butch’ Fashions (DEBUT EP)

Have you met GARCON GARCON? They may be slightly salty for your taste but there is a huge niche for them in the music industry and their popularity is on the up and up: GARCON GARCON are Nathan Mahon (vocals/guitar) and Nick Tsirimokos (synths/production) an electro pop band from Sydney, Australia. They have been making a

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Straight But Not Narrow Founder Avan Jogia and Josh Hutcherson of “The Kids Are All Right” and “The Hunger Games” Chat with GSA Network Leader (Video)

 Cute always win! SBNN (Straight But Not Narrow) founder Avan Jogia and his friend Josh Hutcherson chat with GSA Network leaders to discuss the importance of straight allies. Produced by: Cause Creative and SBNN Director: Michael McIlraith Editor: Oliver Mauldin Sound: Chris Yi-Lay Zahn

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MPAA: Don’t Let the Bullies Win! Give ‘Bully’ a PG-13 Instead of an R rating! Sign Petition HERE

Please sign my petition and demand that the MPAA give “Bully” a PG-13 so this important film can be seen by as many kids and adults as possible. Why This Is Important Sign petition HERE I’m speaking out for all those students who suffer every day at school. When I was in 7th grade, a

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The Magnetic Fields’ ‘Andrew In Drag’ Music Video (Contains Nudity)

“The only girl I ever loved was Andrew in drag.” Brilliant! If there’s been one song that’s been the earworm of the All Songs Considered office, it’d have to be The Magnetic Fields‘ new single “Andrew in Drag.” Ever since we first played the song on the show we’ve been humming bars, singing stanzas and practicing their Stephin Merritt impression.

Bold: Some of Krause's subjects posed with bandanas covering their faces; others boldly sat without bandanas in front of the Nazi flag

The Neo-Nazis of Brooklyn: Rare Glimpse of The Right-Wingers Peddling Hate in One of New York’s Trendiest Boroughs

Interesting, there hasn’t been much skinhead talk floating around in decades. I thought/hoped maybe the movement has fizzled out. The only time it come into my site is on my Tumblr feed where gay dudes live out their skinhead fetish and piss on each other. Artsy! Enders It is at once a deeply-rooted Polish neighbourhood

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CRAZY COOL VIDEO | Engineered Garments Spring/Summer 2012 (Scruffy Model Love)

Engineered Garments Spring/Summer 2012 Collection gets all psychedelic and weird and Roxy Music-ish in this lookbook put together by Harry’s, no strangers to getting trippy. Backgrounds meld into foregrounds meld into clothing and everything just feels right with Bryan Ferry crooning in the background.         Fig. 2: Shooting Jacket in Blue Cotton Cordlane, Popover


The New – Red Wing Handsewn Collection – Made in Maine (Video)

Red Wing of Minnesota has announced a brand new collection of made in Maine footwear – Red Wing Handsewn Collection. They partnered with Lewiston, ME’s Rancourt & Co. for this special collection of completely hand-made footwear. The video is a great introduction to the collection which has been in the works for sometime. Selectism    

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“I Want to Know What It’s Like…” Video: Second Class Citizens Documentary

  ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY: A second class citizen is defined as: a person whose rights and opportunities are treated as less important than those of other people in the same society. There are many areas in which gays, lesbians, & bisexuals do not have the same rights & opportunities as others in society. We must

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Bearded BasketBall Stud Reads “Cat in the Hat” to Help Celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2

I am all ears (and eyes) in support of athletes reading Dr. Seuss books when they look this good. Oh how I love the game of basketball. “Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Love helps celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America day by reading The Cat in the Hat.” Find out more at Celebrate  Read Across America Day on


Opinion: The Bearable Whiteness of Being Gay

Editor’s note: Rob Smith is a writer, lecturer and openly gay U.S. Army and Iraq War veteran.  His work has appeared in USA Today, The Huffington Post, Metro Weekly and among others.  He is also a contributing author to “For Colored Boys …,” an anthology featuring the stories of gay men of color to be released


Hair Ball of Day: Disheveled Bearded Gorgeous Red Head (11 Photos/ 1 Video)

Photos by Alessandro Maria Nacar