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Handpicked Queer Headlines: 'Intolerance' Among Gays, End Gay Blood Ban, LGBT Education Law…

Truth Wins Out on FRC’s Claim of ‘Intolerance’ Among Gays  Earlier this week, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins slammed Truth Wins Out, the group that recently went undercover at Marcus Bachmann’s Minnesota clinic to investigate reparative therapy rumors (rumors it confirmed). In an op-ed, Perkins called the subsequent media coverage a “drummed-up controversy” and wrote of […]

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TOMS Defense : Founder Expresses “regret,” says Focus on the Family misrepresented relationship

What to do now. Live and let live. What will it take for you to forgive TOMS? I may be a total push over, but I fully believe owner Blake Mycoskie. Call naive, but that would be rude. AB (via news.change.org) Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS Shoes, has issued an exclusive statement to Change.org in […]

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Handpicked News: Polygamy Next? Pentagon suspends DADT, Final Shuttle Launches

Santorum, Bachmann, sign Family Leader’s marriage vowFormer U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann have made commitments to sign pledges in support of traditional marriage sought by the Family Leader, an Iowa group that backs Christian conservative social values. Man Accused of Killing Boy He Thought Was GayA possible cult leader in North […]

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Headlines: SF CA-Gentrification, Report Hate Crimes, Mayor a Leather Look

SF CA|Gentrification still an issue 15 years after dot-com boom,activists say “Our contribution to humanity is greater than what can be seen” in most shop windows in the Castro today, Mitulski recounted. FBI encourages LGBTs to report hate crimes The FBI office in San Francisco is encouraging LGBT people to report hate crimes based on a person’s sexual […]

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Trevor Project Honors Actor

The Trevor Project, founded in 1998, is devoted to increasing acceptance and preventing suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth. Its fund-raiser may also be one of the few in New York City where several pairs of men’s 2xist underwear were up for silent auction. The first thing being celebrated was the 21-year-old […]

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Handpicked News: 50,000 Gay Parents, Complaint Against Southwest, Undocumented Immigrants, Teen Gay Suicide And The X-Men On

   HIV-Positive Chicago Man Says He Was Denied Life-Saving HIV Medication While Jailed  California Has More Than 50,000 Gay Parents More detailed information about where the country’s gayby boom is coming from was released today by the Williams Institute, with California naturally boasting a large population — 52,530 gay parents. The institute’s numbers are based on Census […]

Art Queer News

“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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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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New SF police chief discusses Pink Saturday, Homosexual officers

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr is looking forward to a safe Pink Saturday and the eventual promotion of out gay officers, he told theBay Area Reporter last week. Discussing plans for Pink Saturday Suhr, 52, who was once the captain of Mission Station, which oversees the largely gay Castro neighborhood, said, “I consider myself somebody […]

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Handpicked News: Antigay Rev, Blocks Gay Websites, Beating Outside Bowling Alley

Queer News: √ Antigay Rev. Takes Credit for Marriage Ban The Minnesota Independentpoints out that Democrats had already started referring to “the Bradlee Dean amendment” when talking about the measure, which passed the legislature in May and puts a ban of same-sex marriage up for a vote on 2012 ballots. Ga. School System Blocks Gay Websites The […]

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Pride Panders to Ancient Gay Stereotypes, Loses Touch with the 21st-century Man and Woman

STEREOTYPES When Toronto Pride rolls into town, the large attendance always reminds of us just how much the city supports its gay community. Sure, hate crimes still exist, the city recently threatened to pull Pride’s funding, and inappropriate f-words are flung from passing vehicles, but for the most part, Toronto is a safe and relatively easy place for […]

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Singer, Song Writer Eric Himan Tells Me Why “You First” | Interview with Accidental Bear

Look what I caught in my dream catcher, Eric Himan. While watching his stellar performance at the El Rio here in San Francisco last month I got pulled into a story he told during his introduction for his new song “You First”. He puts into words something that I have scratch my head over before […]

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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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BEarMUSMENT Exhibition Opening June 3rd | SF CA @ Magnet

The BEarMUSEMENT art exhibition foregrounds ideas about what images are considered “beautiful” in LGBTQ culture and forwards an aesthetic vision of Bears and Chubs. Exhibition artist Noel Ibay works in styles including graphite, electronic mediums, photo-realistic renderings, stylized iconic images, and pop-culture parodies. Opening night, Friday June 3, the artist will unveil an HIV/STD prevention […]

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All Eyes On Logan Lynn an American Songwriter, Composer, Singer & LGBT Activist from Portland, Oregon| Q&A

While hiking through a creek the other day I lifted up a rock and found a gem. Ok, no that’s a story, I just really enjoy analogies. Nonetheless, the gem that was brought to my attention is singer-song-writer-ginger-beard-acitivist Logan Lynn. When I found him, it just happens, he is on a little hiatus, charging up […]

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REMINDER: Matt Alber Will Perform to Benefit Larkin Street Youth Services; SF CA 6/3

Ticket Information: www.larkinstreetyouth.org READ MATT’S FULL INTERVIEW WITH ACCIDENTAL BEAR Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Matt Alber will be performing on June 3rd at the Hotel Utah in San Francisco with proceeds benefiting Larkin Street. “Seattle-based singer/songwriter Matt Alber has been writing about that same sliver of hope since he quit his day job and started making […]

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HIV Prevention Ads Removed in Australia

***Update: Photo of advertisement*** HIV campaigners are outraged a safe sex promotion featuring a fully clothed, hugging gay couple has been pulled from Queensland bus shelters. The Queensland Association for Healthy Communities launched its “Rip and Roll” advertisements a week ago and today learned they were being scrapped after about 30 complaints. The adverts feature […]

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Night Volunteer Patrols a Welcome Sight for LGBT Couples in Portland, OR

All for one and one for all. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EZubeJS-Ks&fs=1&hl=en_US] PORTLAND, Ore. — Many feel the timing is right for volunteer patrols to help protect people from hate crimes. The patrols have started up after the attack of a gay couple just over a week ago. Brad Forkner, 23, and Christopher Rosevear, 25, were attacked by […]

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Matt Alber Will Perform to Benefit Larkin Street Youth Services; SF CA 6/3 (INTERVIEW)

Story and Interview by Mike Enders Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Matt Alber will be performing on June 3rd at the Hotel Utah in San Francisco with proceeds benefiting Larkin Street. “Seattle-based singer/songwriter Matt Alber has been writing about that same sliver of hope since he quit his day job and started making records at home. Alber’s […]

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Trevor Project’s Call Center is Officially Open; Ribbon Cut SF CA (photo collage)

Today goes down in the history books and most appropriately on Harvey Milk’s 81st Birthday, the Trevor Project’s call center is officially open. About 1 hour ago phone lines officially opened in Harvey Milk’s Camera Shop and Former Campaign Headquarters. It is a glorious day. The ribbon was cut at the door step of the […]

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Advocate’s Artist Spotlight: Steve MacIsaac’s Subtle Exploration of Masculinity

Advocate magazine spotlights artist Steve MacIsaac this week and does a wonderful job going into interview with a sharp angle. Well done men. ______________________________ Artist Spotlight: Steve MacIsaac By Advocate.com Editors Bears? Yes, of course. But look closer and you will see a subtle exploration of masculinity and its meanings to gay men in MacIsaac’s […]