Archive for March, 2011

March 29, 2011

The Boy With Pink Hair by Perez Hilton

by Accidental Bear

I think hell just froze over. Perez writing a book makes total sense though.  He’s been picked on and bullied now doubt, gays make fun of him and he has occasional pink hair. This is a fine recipe to make a heart felt children’s book about acceptance. You go Perez, I applaud you.

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By Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY

Just in: Celeblogger Perez Hilton already moved into the world of music. Now, he’s getting into books.

Hilton is penning a children’s book titled The Boy With Pink Hair, celebrating individuality and self-acceptance. “This story is about every kid that’s ever had a dream, felt excluded, wanted to belong, and hoped that one day they could do what they loved and make a difference,” says Hilton in a release.

It will be published by Celebra Children’s Books, in partnership with Penguin Young Readers Group in September. First printing: 75,000 copies.

See photos of: Perez Hilton

 

March 29, 2011

Hunx & His Punx, Featuring Former Gravy Train Member Seth Bogart

by Accidental Bear

A feel good, gay, Ramones vibe. A must have for bopping around the city and long train rides. Thank you and you’re welcome!

Considering that this project was originally conceived with a Svengali–like desire to assemble a teenage girl bandToo Young To Be In Lovethe first proper full-length by Hunx & His Punx, featuring former Gravy Train!!!! member Seth Bogart — finds a gritty lo-fi aesthetic surprisingly elevated by its reverence for Phil Spector and the American vocal group. Bogart’s self-admitted strategy of singing tales of female teenage heartbreak through a gay man’s lens renders a real sweetness to these songs that resists irony; the unfeigned sentiment of songs like “If You’re Not Here” and “Lovers Lane” nearly transcend the trope-cum-campiness of it all.

Via : http://www.towleroad.com/#ixzz1I1roqMZk

March 29, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day

by Accidental Bear

Count Dracula is that you?

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March 29, 2011

4th Annual; 50 Power Gays You Should Know

by Accidental Bear

Yes, No, Yes, Yes No NO NO, Yes…….. no no YES YES no…


via Out Magazine

People come and people go, and this—our league table of America’s most influential gay men and women—reflects an awful lot of coming and going since it debuted in 2007.

Although Ellen DeGeneres finds herself back in pole position, many names have fallen or dropped out altogether (au revoir Rosie), while others have rocketed up (Rich Ross, Tom Ford) as their successes warrant. And then there are those we never saw coming, such as one Adam Lambert, whose attention-grabbing run on American Idol was largely interpreted as a referendum on tolerance.

Not everyone has to be a Lambert fan to appreciate the power of his position to influence our cultural and social attitudes for the better—one of several factors taken into consideration when compiling this list. The others are political clout, individual wealth, and a person’s media profile. And as always, new entries are marked with a star, with arrows indicating changes from last year’s rank.

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March 29, 2011

Catching Up With Charo; Win Win

by Accidental Bear

I must admit, at least once a year my partner and I co-host a party at our home with Charo ( no she is not here but, our invites are cleverly photoshopped with her added to our family portrait). Charo is god in our home. She also appears every Christmas for our annual Pee Wee‘s Christmas Special shindig with her crowd pleasing performance. So What’s Charo up to these days?

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Photo: Getty Images

 

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via — NOAH MICHELSON @ OUT Magazine

María del Rosario Pilar Martínez Molina Gutiérrez de los Perales Santa Ana Romanguera y de la Hinojosa Rasten — aka Charo — has been cracking up American audiences since she brought her trademark “cuchi-cuchi” to America more than 40 years ago. While most know her as an actress and comedienne who began appearing on The Today Show and Laugh-In in the ’60s, she’s also considered one of the world’s greatest guitarists. In fact, she’s twice been named “Best Flamenco Guitarist” in the world by reader polls in Guitar Player Magazine.

The sexy, spicy — not to mention hilarious and charming — Spanish performer just released her latest single called, what else?, “Sexy Sexy,” and she’s getting ready to share it with the boys at The White Party on April 10. We recently caught up with Charo to chat about the White Party, why she loves the gay community so much, her new single, and much, much more:

For more info on Charo, head to her official website. To purchase Charo’s new single, “Sexy Sexy,” visit iTunes. For more info on the White Party, including how to buy tickets, head here.

— NOAH MICHELSON

 

March 29, 2011

Yigal Azrouel “Catus” Pants have Stunned the Masses

by Accidental Bear

It’s nearly impossible to reinvent mens pants. Yigal Azrouel gives it his all, and succeeds. There are many hidden treasures in the design of these “Catus” Pants. Take a peek.

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Yigal Azrouel “Catus” Pants

Yigal Azrouel "Catus" Pants

A self taught designer, Yigal Azrouel, has stunned the masses with his critical menswear designs. Debuting his menswear collection in 2007, he’s gained worldwide notoriety by introducing a modern aesthetic and draping to all his pieces. The “Pants in Cactus” illustrates these details thoroughly in the design. The shell is 100% cotton and offers 100% lamb leather details throughout. Crafted in the United States, Azrouel uses a hook and bar closure with a button fly. The pant also offers side slit pockets as well as welt back pocket. (fwdfwd)

 

March 29, 2011

Super Bear VS Evil Slut: At Peter Sorensens Art Studio Saturday

by Accidental Bear

It’s been leaked to me that there is a must see this weekend. Local artist, Peter Sorensens will be showing his newest work  named Super Bear VS Evil Slut. The name has me drawn in like Bears to honey. Drop by and say Hi. Happiness and laughing out loud is contagious when you are in Peters presence.

 

 

 

Come to a group show Bottles, Barbells and Babes and see his new work Super Bear VS Evil Slut at my studio this Saturday.

1890 Bryant Street Studio 209

Saturday, April 2 · 5:00pm – 8:00pm

March 28, 2011

Q & A with SF’s own Legend Heklina: Nothing Off Limits

by Accidental Bear

A day after the alien spaceship landed in San Francisco named Britney Spears, Heklina was sweet enough to sit down and answer some of my Barbara Walters style, off the cuff questions. I was there when Trannyshack started, the hairs on my chest hadn’t grown from nipple to nipple yet and now I’m covered from head to toe. My, how time changes things. It got me thinking, now that the world famous Trannyshack shut its doors to its Tuesday night staple at the Stud, what was Heklina doing with all of her time? Is she channeling that creative energy into something magical? I truly believe with everyone cashing in on their 15 minutes of fame these days, less people will be remembered in years to come. Heklina on the other hand has  made a heavy footprint in history and will be remembered for eternity. I cannot wait to see what she does next. I’m a fan!

For Heklina’s day with Britney Spears, read what she had to say CLICK

photo by Austin Young

Q&A with no Limitations:

Accidental Bear: Can I call you Heckles? Pretty please with organic cherries on top.

Heklina: Only my friends are allowed to do that. Are we friends?

AB: What  have you been up to since Trannyshack Tuesday nights has ended? Knitting? Bird watching? Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro?

Helkina: Well, when I ended the weekly club I did TRY to relax, but am really no good at that. I love to work. I feel like I am just super crazy busy all the time now. For one thing I am doing huge monthly events at the DNA Lounge, that regularly draw between 700 and 1000 people. It’s Trannyshack on steroids; bigger stage, bigger lights, bigger sound, bigger venue, and most importantly, bigger backstage! Check trannyshack.com for a list of all the stuff I am doing

AB: Were you a creative child? Barbies or G.I. Joe?

Heklina: I was never into dolls, but I read a lot of books, and had a very vivid imagination. At a very early age I already suffered from delusions of grandeur.

AB: As baby Heklina lay in her bed wearing her training bra, what did she  have taped to her wall that was ripped out of Bop Magazine?

Heklina: Oh dear, this is gonna show how old I am! David Cassidy when I was very young, then Leif Garrett, then Andy Gibb. After I discovered Rock and Roll I was hot for Robert Plant, David Lee Roth, and Eddie Van Halen.

AB: Ok, sex in drag? How? Who? Details? Polariods? Do Drag queens kiss and tell? 2 drag queens getting it on, lesbians?

Heklina: OMG, I discovered how many straight men out there like to get their dicks sucked by drag queens and ever since then I have spent waaaay too much time on line trolling for cock. I can honestly say I have never once been on any of the gay sites (Manhunt, etc.), but was hot for Craigslist for a long time, although that’s tapering off. I got some really hot cock though.

AB: When I say the word moist, what is the first thing that comes to mind?

Heklina: Brownies. Honest, I swear!

AB: For Heklina the feature film, who would play you? You seem to have a flare for theatrics (coughs) and do them quite well. Have you ever had any formal training in theater?

Heklina: Amy Sedaris or Kathy Bates. No, thank Christ I never had any formal training. Having no rules to follow was the best thing for me.

AB: Drag competitions? Are you rooting for anyone on Ru’s Drag Race or is it tired? Do you even watch the filth? 🙂

Heklina: I’ve never watched it, actually I don’t watch television and have never seen one of these “reality shows” (but I’ve been on a few of them). I hate the idea of a panel of judges telling anyone what they should wear, how they should sing, etc. I especially hate the idea of telling drag queens how they should look or develop themselves, and am disappointed in RuPaul for doing this show, but hey it’s a paycheck. I did a gig with Raja (she’s on the current season of the Drag Races) last night, and she was so sweet and it was so crazy to see these kids go crazy over her when 6 months ago they could have cared less. Ah, the power of television.

AB: People have said punk is dead for decades. How would you respond if someone said, “drag is dead.”

Heklina: Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. It’s debatable for sure. Makes for a good conversation.

AB: Could you put a price on your wig collection? What was the most unconventional thing you ever made a wig out of?

Heklina: Gosh, my wigs? I don’t know, I’m gonna have to say ……priceless! My wigs are pretty standard, nothing too unconventional, but they do have to be BIG to minimize my (cough) less than feminine features.

AB: Local politics? Do have any beef with our local politicians that you would like to air out? Are you a Bevan Dufty fan?

Heklina: No real beefs with any politicians, but as a nightlife promoter I do despise the ABC and other departments who are threatening clubs and bars. People way too often side with residents or condo owners over nightclubs, and I think SF nightlife is so vital to our identity and economy. It seems to me the most ridiculous thing in the world to move across the street from a nightclub and then complain about noise. It’s contributing to the gentrification of our City, if we don’t watch out we could become just as lame as New York City. New York City makes me weep when I think of what it was and what it’s become.

Oh, and I love Bevan Dufty!

AB: You have quite the dedicated following. Heklina for Mayor? You have my vote. But you have to promise one thing: SF must close everything down on Sundays. A total off the grid day for entire city. Ok?

Heklina: Ugh, I could never be in politics. But my policies would definitely be geared towards nightlife, the arts, parks and recreation, things that make a city unique. I would not be popular with yuppies (do people still use that term?).

AB: Anytime I turn on the TV, there is a priest being busted for molesting numerous children, usually boys. I believe there is something mentally wrong that makes men who want to become priests also become a pedophile. I know that sounds drastic. Thoughts?

Heklina: They’re denying a part of themselves, deep down I think they believe that if they give themselves to God they won’t be tempted by sins of the flesh. Then, they have to work with those delicious altar boys, and it becomes too much of a temptation. It’s a huge tragedy, for the priests themselves but of course especially for the poor molested children. I can’t even joke about this one, it’s too much. Lots of layers here.

AB: A lighter subject. Peanut butter: chunky or smooth? Men: chunky or slim ? Hairy or smooth?

Heklina: Chunky Peanut Butter, slim men (but not skinny), and smooth (but not shaved).

AB: True or False. Darker the berry the sweeter the juice?

Heklina: True. And, once you go black you never go back.

AB: Has there ever been a Trannyshack theme you wanted to put on but thought, for better or for worse, you just shouldn’t? Come on tell me. Like Retardation, a Celebration or something as offensive as that 🙂

Heklina: No, we did everything, and paid for it dearly. Protests, hate mail, cover stories in the B.A.R., people spray painting the outside of the STUD. I was much younger then, and loved outrage and scandal-not so much anymore.

AB: Who do you predict may be on future episodes of Celebrity Rehab?

Heklina: Well, again, I never watch these things, but if you are asking me what celebs are going to be fucked up in the future I will say……..Willow Smith and Miley Cyrus.

AB: Anyone special in your life right now? Or are you a mistress of the night?

Heklina: I’m a whore, yes.

AB: I personally feel like the leather community is as much drag as your shows are. Have you ever been flogged or are you more of the flogger? Meow

Heklina: Everything is drag really. No, not into the leather thing or flogging. The funny thing about the leather community is the machismo they project, when really they are much nellier than your average drag queen. But! I do love the leather community, I think they are a vital scene, and very in your face. It’s them and the drag queens that the religious right love to use to scare people about gays, and I love that. Stay freaky! Who wants to assimilate?

AB: And finally, any regrets? Things that maybe went too far in the public eye on stage that maybe, just maybe, you wish you had pulled back (or out) a little? 🙂

Heklina: Yeah, sure I have regrets. Looking back at Trannyshack, there are people I wish I had not booked, themes I wish I had not done, stuff like that. I wish I had been less of a controlling bitch, but ultimately I did a great job with it, even if I say so myself. Every current “irreverent, wacky”  drag show in San Francisco is, in some way, doing their own version of Trannyshack, whether they admit it or not (and they’re being disingenuous if they say they are not).  So, it’s had a lasting effect. Even if I stopped right now I can say I have had some effect on SF nightlife, so that’s a great legacy. But, I’m not gonna stop.

I couldn’t have asked for any more, honest and thoughtful answers from anyone. Much love to you Heklina. You are a force to be reckoned with and a “real” lady!

CATCH HER IF YOU CAN

March 28, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day: Public Service Announcement

by Accidental Bear

March 28, 2011

American Apparel Shakedown

by Accidental Bear

NOOOOOO, don’t make it politically incorrect to buy my beloved American Apparel t-shirts. They’re perfectly soft, hang sensually on my chest to make appearance of sweet pecs and hug my biceps ever so tender for an exaggerated gun show.

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Sex, Lies, and the Dov Charney Lawsuit

Hamilton Nolan writes— Earlier this month, notoriously pervy American Apparel CEO Dov Charney was sued for a quarter of a billion dollars by a former employee named Irene Morales. Her accusations of sexual harassment fit with Charney’s longstanding reputation for bad behavior in the workplace. But judging by emails and text messages we’ve obtained, there may very well be another side to the story.

READ MORE AT GAWKER.COM

March 28, 2011

Disgusting Gay Sex For 2 Hours

by Accidental Bear

I am sorry to have to cuss, but what an asshole. When someone goes way out and beyond to hate and teach hate, they are hiding something big. I want a warrant to go into John Hollowells ( I refused to call priests Father. The title is an attempt to cover their perversion and give them some kind of respect which they have NONE of mine) life and pull his demons out of the closet. After watching his videos I puked in my mouth a little bit.

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Watch Father John Hollowell Teach Catholic Students About Disgusting Gay Sex For 2 Hours

Father John Hollowell, the chaplain of Indianapolis‘ Cardinal Ritter High School, is less concerned with his pupils scoring high on standardized tests than he is making sure they never have same-sex relations. Because education is nothing if kids don’t learn what is and is not an abomination before god.

After all, “the Bible is completely useless,” Hollowell told the class on Thursday, if homosexuality is “okay in god’s eyes. … Old and New Testament in multiple places say homosexual acts are an ‘abomination,’ a grave offense against God. The Catholic Church upholds that teaching as well. So you have two options: God is cool with homosexuality, homosexual acts, I should say … or what the Bible and the Church say about it is correct? Okay? There’s no middle ground on that issue.” If that weren’t excruciating enough, realize that kids had to sit through two hours of Hollowell’s support of conversion therapy and denunciation of gay marriage and adoption.

Read more: http://www.queerty.com/watch-father-john-hollowell-teach-catholic-students-about-disgusting-gay-sex-for-2-hours-20110327/#ixzz1Hu0sCtcG

March 28, 2011

Japanese Sneaker Magazine Shoes Master

by Accidental Bear

The Japanese are insane, insanely creative. Whenever my eyes gaze at something that seems unimaginable or impossible, when I take a closer peek, the items reveal to be Japanese Made. It makes me wants to take a god awful lace white wedding dress , shop it off into a mini dress, bound myself with ropes and paint my face with clown music, and where my tallest platform boots with hello kitty shoes laces in honor of the super minds of Japan.

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Shoes Master Volume 15

Via www.highsnobiety.com

End of the month the latest issue of Japanese sneaker magazine Shoes Master will drop. Volume 15 features the adidas Originals by Originals Jeremy Scott Teddy Bear sneakers on the cover and will for sure preview lots of other interesting styles to come out this season. The issue drops in Japan on March 30th.

Shoes Master Volume 15
Shoes Master Volume 15

 

March 28, 2011

Publication for Actively Serving LGBT Personnel

by Accidental Bear

No, this is not another military fetish site but the first publication honoring the out men and women in our military. We’re here , we’re queer we’re in the clear. This will be a great needed PUBLIC support system. No more hiding. I have never liked the sound of the  acronym DADT. It makes me think STD, SAT. DADT just sounds like a dirty word. Lets rename it to something like WMSN ( Whisper Me Sweet Nothings).

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OutServe Launches Magazine

By Advocate.com Editors

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The gay service members network OutServe has launched a publication for actively serving LGBT personnel and has plans to distribute the print version of the magazine at select military bases.

 

The debut issue features updates on DADT repeal implementation from OutServe, as well as chapter updates and photography byJeff Sheng.

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March 27, 2011

Porn Makers Revisited : New Pics This Week

by Accidental Bear

 

March 27, 2011

Team Thrasher Raise Money for the Japanese Relief Effort.

by Accidental Bear

Totally Tubular and RAD!

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Thrasher x Magical Mosh Misfits | ‘Never Give Up’ T-Shirt

thrasher for japan Thrasher x Magical Mosh Misfits | ‘Never Give Up’ T Shirt
In efforts to raise money for the relief of the Japan after the recent devastation, Thrasher has teamed up with Japanese-based skate/design crew Magical Mosh Misfits to bring you this limited-edition t-shirt. All proceeds from this shirt will be donated to The Red Cross to help raise money for the Japanese relief effort. Go here to purchase one.