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SF CA|Gentrification still an issue 15 years after dot-com boom,activists say “Our contribution to humanity is greater than what can be seen” in most shop windows in the Castro today, Mitulski recounted.
FBI encourages LGBTs to report hate crimes The FBI office in San Francisco is encouraging LGBT people to report hate crimes based on a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity now that the federal agency has jurisdiction to investigate such criminal activity.
SF CA|Campaign backers give mayor a leather look He already has the quintessential gay male accessory – his trim mustache. Now Mayor Ed Lee has gone leather. During the Pride festivities the city’s interim leader could be seen sporting a leather biker’s cap. Well, the cartoon version of Lee, that is. The backers behind the “Run, Ed, Run” campaign, aimed at convincing Lee to seek a full four-year team, unveiled a new poster last weekend that showed the leather attired Lee’s cartoon face with a pink background and a rainbow over the left side of his head. Lesbian activist Jean Harris dies Longtime lesbian activist Jean Harris died at her home in Palm Springs, California on Saturday, June 25.
A New York state of Pride The 41st annual San Francisco Pride Parade Sunday, June 26 had a joyous atmosphere surrounding it as people celebrated the victory in New York, where late Friday night Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a marriage equality law after it passed the state legislature. Some, like state Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) reminded folks that the California legislature had actually approved a same-sex marriage bill first, back in 2005. But it was vetoed by then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Bruce LaBruce was one of my personal most scary interviews because I admire the man, his work and his ability to stay out of the box but mostly his sense of mystery. I really believe he could be an out-of-this-world character from one of his films. I enjoy reading other writers who have played with Bruce and the outcome that comes to print. The B.A.R. sends out their troupes with some amazing results. AB
Hands down, the man at Frameline 35 was underground auteur Bruce LaBruce. From the documentary about him directed by Angelique Bosio, The Advocate for Fagdom, to LaBruce’s color-drenched, blood-soaked, sex saga of a zombie on the lurch L.A. Zombie, he covers the waterfront. Photojournalist Cornelius Washington gave LaBruce the twice-over at the Victoria Theatre and the 45th anniversary party of the legendary bar The Stud.
Cornelius Washington: Your images and Joe Castro‘s have been featured in David Leddick’s coffee-table books on the male nude. David was the international creative director of Revlon and L’Oreal, and he wants to know, how did you two hook up? He was very impressed by the quality of the make-up.
Bruce LaBruce: Joe is one of the primary reasons I did the film. He came to one of my premieres, where he told me that he was a make-up artist and special-effects creator for a straight porn horror film. I was thrilled to work with him. He has a mastery of make-up, where everything looked beautiful without the use of PhotoShop or image manipulation.
Accidental B. Gets a Piece of Johnny Evil the Vocalist for Le Panique Before EP Release Party on 7/2 | SF CA
I plucked lead singer Johnny Evil out of his warp speed as he and his band Le Panique prepare for thier EP release party this Saturday at the cafe Du Nord in San Francisco, CA. I applied a head lock and started to ask questions. This may sound rough, but in preparation for interview I blasted Le Panique through my house (and building) to set the mood. A minute into the first song, my heart beat rose and I was amped and bumping into furniture as if in a flashback to my mosh pit days. Johnny seems to be living and breathing his musical passion. On his plate he runs a live show booking/production company called Evil Live Productions, plays 13 different instruments and involved as Artist Manager/Site Administrator for music site Thrillcall.com
Le Panique has been tagged as dance and punk at the same and I had to have this explained or I threatened Evil with a wedgy. Johnny Evil says, “We take the energy and aggression of punk and mix it in with beats and grooves you can dance your ass off to.” Come see for yourself and I’ll buy you a free glass of water.
EP release show for Le Panique is at Cafe du Nord Saturday July 2nd
Accidental Bear: Here are some of my first date questions for you. How do your pronounce Le Panique?
Johnny Evil: It’s a french translation of “The Panic”. So: Lay Pan-eek
A B: How long has the band been together and how did all come to meet?
J. Evil: We’ve only been a band for about 6 months, I met Devin, the bass player and main composer, through Craigslist. Craigstlist: not just for anonymous sex! Our drummer, Marlene, was in my previous band, Box Squad before we disbanded.
A B: What are some of your musical influences past and present?
J. Evil: The Misfits, first and foremost. AFI, Alexisonfire, A Day To Remember, I Set My Friends On Fire, and a lot of thrash metal. I was a total metalhead as a kid.
Stephen Colbert Wins Super PAC At FEC (VIDEO)WASHINGTON —
A triumphant Stephen Colbert announced to a cheering crowd of fans ouside the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday that the commission had approved the formation of his Super PAC, named “Colbert Super PAC.”“I am here to represent your voice so you can all hear what you have to say through my mouth,” Colbert said to laughs before announcing to cheers, “I’m sorry to say, we won!”
Size Does Matter: The Singing Penis Insect Is The Loudest Animal On Earth Courtship never sounded so sweet — at least in the insect kingdom. It appears that a tiny bug known as the singing penis (also, water boatman, or Micronecta scholtzi) — is the loudest creature on Earth, relative to its body size and the way in which it uses its penis. BBC Nature News reports that French and Scottish scientists have determined that the male variety of the 2mm freshwater insect “sings” so loud — at almost 100 decibels — it’s like sitting in the front row of a concert hall while a loud orchestra plays.
Accidental Bear’s Inside Fashion Bear Connection Corbin Brett Chamberlin Interviews Michael Macko For His New column via Avenue Magazine.
Interview by Corbin Brett Chamberlin
Using words like dashing and stylish to illustrate Michael Macko would actually sell him short. Often found in a bow tie, a dash of safety orange and a Michael Bastian ensemble, The AVENUE insider salutes the style of Mr. Macko. Previously the Men’s Fashion Director at Saks Fifth Avenue and then Fashion Director of Details, Macko’s trailblazing taste has made him one of the best dressed gents around town. As of late, Macko is the Editor-at-Large of Valetas well as a freelance stylist and consultant. You’ve seen his work with Ascot Chang, Michael Bastian amongst others. Macko talks fashion and tells all about his fashionable adventures with The AVENUEInsider.
What projects are you working on at the moment?
MM: “Right now it’s all about Spring 2012. I’m working on styling shows and presentations for September and shooting look books for clients as well as curating a special section at MRket Show next month in New Tork and Las Vegas. That’s a really fun project. It’s like having my own little menswear show. I’m also doing a fun project with L.L. Bean Signature in Provincetown. I also just styled a story for photographer Matt Albiani. It’s a modern version of “The Great Gatsby.” It comes out next month in Plum Hamptons. It was really fun to do.
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I like to call things what they are, a spade a spade. This is a case of asshole-ism. This is no better in spirit or crime than the little wanna be gansters scribbling tags on the public trains with over sized sharpies, making up with their 2 inch cocks. Shame on you“The Right Honorable Wicked Stepmothers’ Traveling, Drinking, and Debating Society and Men’s Auxiliary” , lay off the booze. Drugs are bad mmkay! AB
A group calling itself “The Right Honorable Wicked Stepmothers’ Traveling, Drinking, and Debating Society and Men’s Auxiliary” has claimed responsibility for vandalizing the Human Rights Campaign store in Washington, D.C. Tuesday night. In a bizarre homage to the Stonewall Riots, the group said — via its press release — that after determining the “god awful monstrosity” would “look great with a bit of shattered glass and splattered paint,” the members strapped on their “riot chaps” and “poured pink paint into light bulbs, grabbed hammers, and went party party party! all over that tacky testament to the transformation of radical queer liberation into consumer junk.”
Come on in Chris I made you some lemonade. Was it a long drive for you to get here? I’ll be right out. BUSTED! Chris, Chris, Chris you know better or at least you should have the upper hand at how to hide your indiscretions. AB
As The Atlantic notes, the National Enquirer reportedly has video footage of the married Hansen, 52, on a date with an anchorwoman at an NBC affiliate in West Palm Beach, Fla. According to the Enquirer — which may be a tabloid but knows a thing or two about capturing cheating husbands — Hansen has been dating the woman for four months.
Naturally, this story is spreading around the Internet because of the delicious coincidence factor: after becoming famous for catching online sex predators on-camera, Hansen seems to have been caught on-camera himself, albeit for behavior that is not quite so unsavory.
Hansen has not commented on the story thus far.
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