Archive for May 2nd, 2011

May 2, 2011

This Is What Love In Action Looks Like Trailer 2011 (official)

by Accidental Bear

Moving and fist pounding on the desk emotional. If you don’t use your voice, it wont work!

“This is What Love in Action Looks Like” will make its world premiere at FRAMELINE 35 – the 35th Annual San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.  The festival is scheduled for June 16-26, 2011.

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In the summer of 2005, Zach, a 16-year-old boy from Memphis, Tennessee wrote on his MySpace blog that he had told his parents he was gay. Within days of his coming out, his mother and father would send him to Love In Action (LIA), a fundamentalist Christian program that refers to homosexuality as an addictive behavior. The depressed and fearful teenager shared his feelings on his blog.

GOTO www.loveinactionmovie.com for up to date info

May 2, 2011

Home: Gabriel Hargrove Saddle Stool

by Accidental Bear

Can I borrow $700 ?

“Town Stool is a modern piece of furniture inspired by well worn bicycle saddles, realized here in wood. The saddle and legs of this stool are made from ash, the legs are ebonized and the seat is stained in dark pecan. The saddle is sprung, like the leather saddles of many town bikes.” www.etsy.com

May 2, 2011

The “Cop” from the Village People Wants Some Money

by Accidental Bear

This is too good to make up. The title alone is good enough to stop reading at and flood you with enough visuals for the day of men in leather and uniform costumes. But this is serious business, the cop from Village people, I repeat, the cop from Village people is claiming rights to some of the most popular anthems ever known to mankind, “Macho Man” and “Y.M.C.A.” He must have spent all his money on crack and now trying to figure how to juice his fame for a few more sips.

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Village People Cop Files Lawsuit

By Advocate.com Editors

Victor Willis, who as a founding member of the Village People wrote and sang chart topping hits as “Macho Man” and “Y.M.C.A.,” has filed a federal lawsuit claiming he’s owed royalties, according to New York Post.

Willis, who says he chose to dress as the cop in the ’70s camp band to “keep order,” departed the group in 1979. Last week Willis filed suit against Can’t Stop Productions, which handles the rights to the band’s songs, for $1.5 million. Stewart Levy, an attorney for Can’t Stop Productions, called Willis’s lawsuit “without merit.”

May 2, 2011

J. Crew Can Do It, Why Can’t You; Gays in Print

by Accidental Bear

***A nod to the amazing Fashion Bear Corbin Brett Chamberlin for the heads up.

From defending a photograph of a mother painting her sons toenails pink to full spread REAL LIFE gays holding hands in catalog. I call that zero to 60 is 1 second. Good job J. Crew, may you be a role model for those lagging in the 60’s.

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Gay J. Crew Designer Appears in Catalog

By Advocate.com Editors

The May 2011 J. Crew catalog features a gay designer and his boyfriend following last month’s controversy over an online newsletter in which the company president painted her son’s toenails pink.

ABC News reports on the catalog photo of designer Somsack Sikhounmuong and his boyfriend Micah with the caption, Happy Together.

“’The Men’s Shop’ section in the back of the 135-page catalog includes J. Crew’s in-house stylist with his 9-month-old son, bearded brothers, a designer with his dog and also the photographer’s African-American husband and their Asian daughter, headlined as ‘Family Matters.’ READ MORE

“Last month, the company sparked controversy when its online newsletter included a photo of president and creative director Jenna Lyons painting her son’s toenails hot pink.

May 2, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day: Beardos Are Not Terrorists

by Accidental Bear

May 2, 2011

Beard Dying Tips via Beards.org

by Accidental Bear

Whether you are a Radical Fairy type and trying to attract a new mate by dying your beard and pubes the same shade of purple or turning salt and pepper via age and stress you might have considered coloring your facial hair. It is a better open for your mid-life crisis than putting a red sports car in your drive way that you cannot afford. While visiting beards.org I found this helpful article. Take a gander of my findings.

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Kevin’s beard coloring experience

I started coloring my beard at the age of thirty-two. I was getting stressed over having a graying beard.

While shopping in the shaving aisle, I came across a beard-coloring product called Just for Men. I was amazed at the selection of colors and the promise of covering my graying beard. I knew I had to try it.

The hardest part of coloring my beard, was finding the right shade. Just for Men comes in everything from blonde to black. Having dark brown hair, I chose the dark brown shade. After I completed the coloring and my beard dried, I was shocked at how dark the color was.

My first reaction was that my beard looked fake. Most beards are not a solid color. Mine has blonde, red, brown, and even some black. After the coloring, my beard was all dark brown. My sister even commented on how stupid it looked. After three weeks, the color was almost all washed out and the gray was back. READ FULL ARTICLE AT BEARDS.ORG

May 2, 2011

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN: SAVAGE BEAUTY, A Retrospective

by Accidental Bear

All hail the Queen!

The questions that still floats in the air, “Why?” Alexander McQueen may have gone elsewhere but his work is no less of a heavy influence on the fashion world today and the future. This retrospective is all that and a bag of chips. Alexander McQueen is watching and loving it!

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The late Brit designer gets a major retrospective set up in his honour at New York’s Costume Institu

via www.dazeddigital.com
Learn more about the exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty on view at the Met May 4, 2011–July 31, 2011: http://met.org/egDSui

The exhibition, organized by The Costume Institute, will celebrate the late Alexander McQueen’s extraordinary contributions to fashion. From his postgraduate collection of 1992 to his final runway presentation which took place after his death in February 2010, Mr. McQueen challenged and expanded the understanding of fashion beyond utility to a conceptual expression of culture, politics, and identity. His iconic designs constitute the work of an artist whose medium of expression was fashion. Approximately one hundred examples will be on view, including signature designs such as the bumster trouser, the kimono jacket, and the Origami frock coat, as well as pieces reflecting the exaggerated silhouettes of the 1860s, 1880s, 1890s, and 1950s that he crafted into contemporary silhouettes transmitting romantic narratives. Technical ingenuity imbued his designs with an innovative sensibility that kept him at fashion’s vanguard.

May 2, 2011

FBI Updates Wanted List, Osama Bin Laden: Deceased

by Accidental Bear

This image sums it up.

May 2, 2011

Summers Here, Raid Grandpas Closet

by Accidental Bear

Save yourself a lot of $$ and raid your grandfathers closet for some awesome patterned golfing pants and cut then down for your summer look. Shorts in the park so far this year are at an all time high and by that I mean short! “Hipsters” are cutting off their skin tight jeans mid-thigh and them rolling them up to right below their bum. I will be keeping my shorts at a respectable right above the knee length this summer. Thank you and you’re welcome.

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Insight Room Service Shorts

Via Selectism

Insight Room Service Shorts

This mid-length pair of shorts from Insight features a raw hem edge that remind us of those Dickies cut-offs we made during our youth (shit, we still do it). But with the Insight pair, the pattern is more appropriate for wooing in your better half (or a new one). Would love to see Mourihno rocking these. Need Supply has them. Airy.

May 2, 2011

U.S. Military Teaches Gay 101 to the Troops (video)

by Accidental Bear

GAY 101Military Style

As the U.S. Military prepares to allow gays to openly serve, ending a policy commonly known as “don’t ask don’t tell,” men and women in uniform are being trained on what to expect and how to handle the change.


May 2, 2011

Another Gay Murdered in N.Y., We’ve Seen it Before

by Accidental Bear

To common of a story. The detail have not emerged but my guess is that, this is a case of younger straight thug (dabbling with sexual identity) is down on his luck and using older gay man to meet some financial needs. Older gay man is overly helpful and goes against better judgment in hopes to get some straight guy sex. Things don’t go as planned for him, straight guy flips out and kills him. Drugs and booze are usually involved. That is my guess.

N.Y. Gay Bar Owner Murdered

By Advocate.com Editors

Clinton “Billy” Lewis, a gay rights activist and owner of the club Chill in Elmira, N.Y., was shot dead in his home early Sunday morning. Police have arrested an acquaintance.

The Star Gazette reports that Lewis, 53, was shot dead around 3 a.m. in his home on Main Street in the city. Police responded to a report about a gunshot victim and Lewis was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

According to WETM, police have arrested Louis Duffy, 20, of Horseheads and charged him with murder. Police said the men were acquaintances.