Archive for April 7th, 2011

April 7, 2011

MC Hammer, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and Accidental Bear Join ‘Hands Across California’

by Accidental Bear

Ok, who’s got our back? I didn’t hear you, LOUDER, Accidental Bear is there for your local reporting. With my super human instincts, my knee’s ache and ears twitch, telling me, there’s a story needing coverage. Next I need to come up with a super hero outfit. Any suggestions? This  afternoon involved surreal circles of hand holding with Lt. Gavin Newsom and Mc Hammer.

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Photos by Mike Enders

via By: Katie Worth Examiner Staff Writer

Yo, sound the bell, school is in, sucka. Can’t touch this, unless you’re holding my hand in order to support community colleges.

Yeah, it doesn’t really flow, so MC Hammer probably won’t be changing the lyrics to his famous song. But in an unlikely partnership, the super dope homeboy from Oak Town and San Francisco’s own Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will be holding a joint press conference at City College of San Francisco’s main campus at 3 p.m. Thursday in order to support the “Hands Across California” event later this month.

The event is a fundraiser for the community college system, which has seen drastic cuts in funding during the state’s recent budget crisis, and has been forced to increase the rates it charges students. The event is an attempt to raise funds for the public schools, and attempt to create a human line stretching down the state.

The hand-holding event will take place on April 17 at 2 p.m. Hammer pants and fresh new kicks are not required.

kworth@sfexaminer.com

Read more at the San Francisco Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/blogs/under-dome/2011/04/mc-hammer-lt-gov-gavin-newsom-join-hands-across-california#ixzz1IspKGI68

Mike Enders (Accidental Bear) and Mc Hammer

April 7, 2011

Singapore Became the First Asian City to Host Men’s Fashion Week; You Go!

by Accidental Bear

After years of dominance by Paris and Milan, Singapore became the first Asian city to host Men’s Fashion Week, showcasing top international and local designers such as Alexander McQueen, DKNY, Armani, Canali and Songzio.
 

 


Underwear models, superheroes at Men’s Fashion Week

via www.sfgate.com

This photo taken on April 3, 2011 shows models presenting creations from Thai label Issue on the last day of the men's fashion week event at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore?s casino complex Marina Bay Sands. Singapore is the first Asian city to host the men's fashion week 2011 after fashion capitals of Paris and Milan, and it will showcase famous local and international brands from March 30 to April 3.

This photo taken on April 2, 2011 shows a model showcasing "2(x)ist" underwear on day four of the men's fashion week event at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore.

After years of dominance by Paris and Milan, Singapore became the first Asian city to host Men’s Fashion Week, showcasing top international and local designers such as Alexander McQueen, DKNY, Armani, Canali and Songzio.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/04/07/mens_fashion_week.DTL#ixzz1IrZXXGWN

This photo taken on April 2, 2011 shows a model showcasing Alexander McQueen underwear on day four of the men's fashion week event at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore?s casino complex Marina Bay Sands. Singapore is the first Asian cityto host the men's fashion week 2011 after fashion capitals of Paris and Milan, and it will showcase famous local and international brands from March 30 to April 3.

The Least important part of these shows are the garments. Theatrics, sex and bulge is where its at. Singapore, congratulations!

April 7, 2011

Guide to Tuning Your Bike This Spring, Moderate Butchness Needed

by Accidental Bear

Tune up those bikes men! Now that the sun is showing up more often this spring, you will need a vehicle to get you to the naked beaches for some fun in the sun (cruising). Tuning your bike is a lot easier think, you need the basic tools and a moderate amount of butchness. Once you are all tuned up, fill you fanny pack with sun block, lip balm, lube, condoms, Altoids, a copy of ID Magazine and hit the sand. FYI,  a guy on a bike is an aphrodisiac (source, me).

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April 7, 2011

Gays, They’re Everywhere and Growing; 9 Million to Date

by Accidental Bear

9 million Americans estimated to be gay or bisexual, but solid figures elusive

via Washington Post

In an attempt to encourage more research into the health and well-being of gay people, a California demographer has estimated that more than 9 million Americans are gay, lesbian or bisexual, a number equivalent to the population of New Jersey.

Gary Gates, who studies the demographics of the gay community for the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law, said in a report released Thursday that about 3.5 percent of Americans identify themselves in surveys as being gay, lesbian or bisexual.

But those who said they have had same-sex encounters are almost evenly divided between gay people and bisexuals, leaving just 1.7 percent who say they are gay or lesbian. The percentage more than doubles, however, if it includes people who say they have engaged in same-sex sexual behavior at some point.

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Key findings from the research brief are as follows:

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  • An estimated 3.5% of adults in the United States identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual and an estimated 0.3% of adults are transgender.
  • This implies that there are approximately 9 million LGBT Americans, a figure roughly equivalent to the population of New Jersey.
  • Among adults who identify as LGB, bisexuals comprise a slight majority (1.8% compared to 1.7% who identify as lesbian or gay).
  • Women are substantially more likely than men to identify as bisexual. Bisexuals comprise more than half of the lesbian and bisexual population among women in eight of the nine surveys considered in the brief. Conversely, gay men comprise substantially more than half of gay and bisexual men in seven of the nine surveys.
  • Estimates of those who report any lifetime same-sex sexual behavior and any same-sex sexual attraction are substantially higher than estimates of those who identify as LGB. An estimated 19 million Americans (8.2%) report that they have engaged in same-sex sexual behavior and nearly 25.6 million Americans (11%) acknowledge at least some same-sex sexual attraction.
  • Understanding the size of the LGBT population is a critical first step to informing a host of public policy and research topics. The surveys highlighted in this report demonstrate the viability of sexual orientation and gender identity questions on large national population-based surveys. Adding these questions to more national, state, and local data sources is critical to developing research that enables a better understanding of the understudied LGBT community.

 

April 7, 2011

To be Gay and Bald in America

by Accidental Bear

Raise your hand if you like to rub one out, or is that rub one, oh wait, I’m trying to say, rub on a bald head. From my own experience, I know that, each time I have ever cut my hair down to clipper #1 or less, I get twice the amount triple takes and rubbernecking as I strut the city sidewalks. Secondly I get, “Ohh you look mean.” Me, mean? Maybe like a bunny rabbit in a tiger costume. Don’t judge a man by the shine on his head.

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We’re gay! We’re bald! Get used to it!

hairloss.com

HLDC’s in-depth report on hair loss in the gay community and what it means to be gay and bald in America. Russ Klettke reports.

Being able to look in a mirror and appreciate what we see is important to all of us.  We all want to look and feel as youthful and attractive as we think of ourselves.  But hair and the very common phenomenon of hair loss can provide considerable challenge to that morning mirror experience.

Most of us take our hair for granted and fail to understand just how important it is to our daily lives until we begin losing it.

Members of the gay community are often stereotyped in the media as being fixated on physical appearances, obsessed with looking youthful and stylish.  And without question, many relationships within the gay culture (like the larger culture) are based solely on physical attraction, further driving an obsession for many to stay young and handsome. A full head of hair is more often than not an asset in this regard.

But not always.  In this eight part series, HairLoss.com health writer Russ Klettke spent several months investigating how hair loss is perceived, understood and lived in the gay community. There may be a greater focus on appearance among gay men than with their straight counterparts, but hair and hair loss take on more nuance. Gay men have more choices and are not afraid to explore them – and quite often, heterosexuals follow suit.

8 PART SERIES

 

1. The Gay Aesthetic and Hair Loss

Part 1: Gay Men, Gay Hair … Gay Hair Loss? If you are interested in being referred to a hair loss treatment expert in your area, please complete the form at the end of this article. Gay men have always been thought to care more about their looks than…Full story