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

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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.

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 one night only.

Jeremy Scott’s Promo Clip is a Visual Knockout (Video)

Transgender Photographer Amos Mac Reintroduces the Zine: Original Plumbing and Translady Fanzine

Amos Mac is a transgender photographer who produces two zines, Original Plumbing and Translady Fanzine, filled with images intended to get you thinking. Photos give us an eye into the past; Amos Mac is this eye for some. He’s turned a passion for portraits …

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 …

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 lot of noise on the world stage since releasing their early demos and debut single ‘Stay in Touch’ in 2011.

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

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. It’s no mystery why the song has such sticking power — Merritt’s songwriting ability makes crafting extremely catchy songs seem easy.

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Guilty Pleasure: We’re Obsessed with Model Benjamin Godfre and his Youtube Videos! (NSFW) You know how sometimes you are obsessed with something you know that is not good for you, or you can’t stop eating super hot spicy salsa and YOU KNOW you will have fire in the hole the next day? That is kind of my deal with Benjamin Godfre and his Youtube channel. He stumbled into my lap when I was bouncing around the internet. First off he’s freaking gorgeous and I would probably pay to money to spend time with him (insert dirty old man). I can hear our gay bear readers bickering, “He’s such a twink.” “What a douche-bag!” “He’s so full of himself!” And I say to all of that, YES and that’s why he turns me on and floats my boat, if you will. I like to be entertained and that it exactly what Benjamin Godfre does for me.

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 …

“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 …

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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 …

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 

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

I’m speaking out for all those students who suffer every day at school. When I was in 7th grade, a few guys came up behind me while putting my books in my locker. They called me names and asked me why I even bothered to show my face at school because no one liked me. I ignored them because I was scared of what else they might say and who else they might tell if I stood up to them. When I went to shut my locker, they pushed me against the wall. Then they slammed my locker shut on my hand, breaking my fourth finger. I held back tears while I watched them run away laughing. I didn’t know what to do so I stood there, alone and afraid.

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

ABOUT THE DOCUMENTARY: www.kickstarter.com 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 …

IT’S HERE: Season 4 Opener JACK IN A BOX “The Compromises”

February 27th, 2012, New York, NY– Michael Cyril Creighton’s critically acclaimed web sitcom, JACK IN A BOX, which was a nominee for the 2012 Writers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Achievement in Writing Original New Media and was the winner of Best Web Series at the 2010 New York Television Festival, returns for a fourth and final season on the web.

J.C. Penney Unveils Oscar-Worthy Ellen Commercials (5 video) 

During last night’s Oscars telecast, retail giant J.C. Penney debuted five new commercials featuring America’s favorite talk show host, Ellen DeGeneres. Watch the spots below, vote for your favorite at the bottom of this post and tell us what you think in the comments!

High School Football Player’s “It Gets Better”Video: Fundamentalist Preacher Father and Life in the Bible Belt Last week we ran a terrific first-person story by Jeremy, a 17-year-old high school football player in the Bible Belt whose dad is a fundamentalist preacher. Since then, he has received hundreds of supportive emails, including from politicians and other athletes. He is coming out to more and more people each week and chronicles his journey on his blog “Standing Up Speaking Now.” He has also added his voice to the “It Gets Better Project” (video below).

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

It is at once a deeply-rooted Polish neighbourhood with industrial roots where immigrants still speak in their native tongue on the streets. At the same time, Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighbourhood is a fast-gentrifying area of New York full of young families and working professionals who wish to live close to Manhattan.

Gay Tea Launched in Australia to Benefit LGBT Health Charities

The new DiversiTEA range features eight blends: B!tch Please, Disco Ball, D.R.A.M.A Queen, F@g H@g, French Tickler, Pearl Necklace, Pinkies Up and Pride. B!tch Please includes chilli for a fiery drinking experience, D.R.A.M.A. Queen is blended with lime, lemon peel, and daisies in order to relax the het-up drinker. Pearl Necklace is a night-harvested jasmine bud tea described as a “pleasure to watch”, with the tagline “Who doesn’t want a pearl necklace?”

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 …

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

Gay Online Encyclopedia Debuts: WikiQueer’s Inauguration!

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 communities which may not presently meet Wikipedia’s notability standards.

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, …

 

 


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