Archive for May 24th, 2011

May 24, 2011

French Condom Ad; Dirty, Dirty French (I love you) video

by Accidental Bear

Holy smokes this is twisted, I love it. Oh, what it must feel like to not be oppressed, prude Americans.

May 24, 2011

2 Gay Men Attacked Sunday Night Near Hawthorne Bridge; Portland Oregon

by Accidental Bear

These events happen far to often. We are encouraging LGBT to come out of the closet, but this would scare anyone back into the safety of the closet over getting your ass beat. Wounds will heal, but these two young are scarred for life. So, sad.

via blogout.justout.com

Brad Forkner, 23, and Christopher Rosevear, 25, were walking across the Hawthorne Bridge hand-in-hand after taking in an evening show at Darcelle’s Sunday, May 22, when they were assaulted by three men, Forkner says.
Bias crimes detective Kevin Warren said officers responded to an assault near the Eastbank Esplanade that night around 8:35 p.m. He could not confirm that the incident was being treated as a bias crime because he had not yet interviewed the victims. According to Forkner, however, officers at the scene said the circumstances suggested a bias crime.
“They deemed it a bias crime seeing how the men followed us for so long, nothing was stolen, and there seemed to be no other provocation than Christopher and I holding hands,” Forkner said. He added that the alleged attackers were yelling at them during the assault, but they couldn’t make out what the men were saying — Rosevear thought they could have been speaking another language, such as Russian. READ MORE

Friends and coworkers from Cascade Aids Project — where Forkner works as Pivot Center Coordinator — are currently supporting Forkner and Rosevear with a Facebook campaign called “Holding Hands, In Solidarity,” encouraging people to upload photos of them holding hands.

May 24, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day: Window Washer?

by Accidental Bear

via yummyhairydudes.tumblr.com

May 24, 2011

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

by Accidental Bear


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 first full-length album, Hide Nothing, does just that. He sings openly about a boyhood crush on a Field-trip Buddy. In Beotia, he sings both parts of a duet (one in coloratura soprano) between male lovers in an ancient army. He even plays a 1960’s crooner in the music video for End Of The World finding love in a barbershop with a gentleman getting his shoes shined. Sonically he culls everything from chopped-up beats to children’s choirs– and did I hear a real bassoon? But Alber’s songs, while keeping the pronouns honest, seep deeply into the heart of any listener who’s ever wondered if things were going to work out.”

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May 24, 2011

Chilean Graphic Designer Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo is Dy-no-mite

by Accidental Bear

Alvaro Tapia-Hidalgo is a Chilean graphic designer located in the very créative city of Manchester. This city is known for its great music, and now with the work of Alvaro. He uses many different media in his work and his portraits are particularly spectacular with great amazing detail.

Ilustraciones/Illustrations from alvaro tapia hidalgo on Vimeo.

May 24, 2011

Turning Tricks at Gas Station with Cary Grant and Spencer Tracy is Hot!

by Accidental Bear

Memoirist claims he turned tricks for stars like Cary Grant and Spencer Tracy
Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars

Literary agent David Kuhn confirms exclusively to EW that Grove/Atlantic president Morgan Entrekin has bought the rights to Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars, Bowers’ memoir of his years spent as a bartender, confidante, and gigolo to a laundry list of showbiz icons. A GI who moved to Hollywood after World War II, Bowers describes how he and friends serviced actors and actresses on leave from nearby studios—using an LA gas station as their base. He says he later became an in-demand bartender who developed intimate friendships with stars like Katharine Hepburn, Montgomery Clift, and Rock Hudson, among others. Now 88 and living in L.A. with his wife of 27 years, Bowers agreed to tell his stories now that most of the celebrities he claims were friends and clients have passed away.
“The book is a window onto the shadow lives of all these people who entertained us and made popular culture, but who in many ways weren’t what they appeared to be,” says Kuhn. “Scotty helped them to fulfill the desires that they couldn’t fulfill themselves.” READ MORE

Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars is set for release on Feb. 14, 2012.

May 24, 2011

A Cultured Man Is a Healthier, Happier Man a Norwegian Study Finds

by Accidental Bear

The Norwegian study finds heading to a museum, art gallery or the ballet may enhance men’s well-being even more than women’s. Isn’t this just because if you are at one of these events then you are not at work?

(HealthDay News) — Are you the type of man who enjoys going to concerts, art galleries and the theater? If so, here’s some good news: A new Norwegian study suggests that you are more likely to enjoy life and be in better health than those who don’t.

Both men and women who engaged in sports, religious and cultural events reported better health and satisfaction with life than those who were less engaged.

But men, especially, saw benefits. Men who attended cultural activities were 9 percent more likely to report being in good health than men who didn’t attend, while women who attended cultural activities were 3 percent more likely to report good health.

Men who attended cultural activities were also 14 percent more likely to say they were satisfied with life, 13 percent less likely to have anxiety and 12 percent less likely to be depressed. Women also saw benefits, though they were less pronounced.

Those who took part in the activities either as a viewer or a participant “were … more likely to report better and health and satisfaction with life — and lower anxiety and depression — than those who didn’t participate,” said study lead author Koenraad Cuypers, a research fellow at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

The study results held up even when researchers adjusted for factors that could influence the results, such as age, chronic disease, exercise, smoking, alcohol use, social and economic status and body mass index. READ MORE