Archive for June 2nd, 2011

June 2, 2011

Handpicked Headlines: Trans Model, Mitt Romney 2012, Jane Lynch

by Accidental Bear

⊕ H.S. Wrestlers Charged With Sexual Harassment Four wrestlers on Wisconsin’s state champion high school wrestling team are facing sexual harassment charges for allegedly targeting another member of their team in the locker room.

Trans Model Shoots Swimsuit Campaign The career of transgender model Lea T. continues its upward climb — she just shot a campaign for a swimwear company on the sizzling beaches of Rio de Janeiro.

⊕ It’s Official: Jane Lynch Hosting Emmys “I am tickled pink to be hosting the Primetime Emmys on Fox,” the out actress said in a statement announcing her hosting duties Thursday. “I’m looking forward to singing, dancing, and sporting my finest tracksuit.”

⊕Mitt Romney 2012 Campaign For President Launches Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney declared his candidacy for president of United States on Thursday.

⊕ Massachusetts Tornadoes 2011: Twisters Rip Through State, Killing At Least 4 (VIDEO) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Tornadoes roared through Massachusetts on Wednesday, as violent winds caused damage in about two dozen communities, ripping off roofs, uprooting trees, scattering debris and leaving at least four dead throughout the state.

⊕ Donald Trump Explains Why He Eats His Pizza With A Fork (VIDEO) Jon Stewart, among others, called Trump out on eating pizza with a fork. Stewart joked, “Based on how you eat pizza, Donald, I want to see your long-form birth certificate. I don’t think you were really born in New York.”

⊕ SF Board of Supervisors Weekly Power Rankings: Recess Edition So the Board of Supervisors had the day off from their regular Tuesday meeting yesterday. Contrary to our wildest hopes and dreams, SFGovTV did not, in fact, televise a Post-Memorial Day intramural two-on-two beach volleyball tournament between Supervisors*.

⊕ SF Mayoral Candidate Appearances: Queers for Avalos, Chiu’s Tech Chat, Launching Herrera SF John Avalos: Queers for Avalos will host a happy hour / meet-and-greet with Supervisor Avalos in Dolores Park Cafe on Friday, June 10 from 5:30-7:30pm.

June 2, 2011

Moment of Obscurity: Piss Play Finger Puppets

by Accidental Bear

Hey, hey, to each his/her own.

BUY HERE

Kinky Cozies: Handmade Dirty Finger Puppets

Sex can be so much more than merely “sexy”. The world is filled with sexual images; most of which depict only one aspect of sexual expression – the serious side. Our sexual desires are so much more varied and complex than glossy photography, cheesy porn, and the notion that the conventionally attractive sells products. Somehow, we seem to take sex for granted and far too seriously at the same time!

June 2, 2011

ts(s) Autumn/Winter 2011 Garment Looks

by Accidental Bear

There is the layered look, the must do SF survival technique. ts(s) Autumn/Winter 2011 garments comes close to crossing over from layered to piled on. I must say, I do enjoy the overall finished look. Work!

Takuji Suzuki’s Autumn/Winter 2011 looks for ts(s) are a more fitted affair. While the looks remains in the same school as collection so the past – pulling from a heavy palette of men’s classics that have been re-worked for clean fits.” While the push forward comes only in cuts and fits, the collection works by layering for the season. The denim overcoat and corduroy work coat and vest are standout (above). (cs) via Selectism

June 2, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day: Beard Half-Full

by Accidental Bear

source: By tendolab

June 2, 2011

All Eyes On Logan Lynn an American Songwriter, Composer, Singer & LGBT Activist from Portland, Oregon| Q&A

by Accidental Bear

While hiking through a creek the other day I lifted up a rock and found a gem. Ok, no that’s a story, I just really enjoy analogies. Nonetheless, the gem that was brought to my attention is singer-song-writer-ginger-beard-acitivist Logan Lynn. When I found him, it just happens, he is on a little hiatus, charging up for whatever the future holds.
Logan Lynn is an American songwriter, composer and singer from Portland, Oregon.
Lynn is most commonly classified as an artist in the pop, electronic, techno and dance genres and has released four studio albums, one mixtape and five EP’s. Videos of Lynn’s singles have been featured on Logo, MTV, VH1 and Spike.

“If the Land of Misfit Toys elected a team of cultural ambassadors, Logan Lynn would be its poet laureate. In Portland’s pulsating music scene, he occupies a singular position- an emo prophet with a penchant for electronic beats, preaching the Good Word to drug-damaged crybabies.” loganlynnmusic.com

Q & A:

A B: I read that you are coming back from a break you took to work full-time for LGBTQ equal rights at Portland’s Q Center? Are you back in the swing of things musically?

Logan Lynn: I’m still on hiatus from playing shows. It’s been a year since I announced I was taking the break and I still feel like I’m in break mode with the touring or whatever. I really just quit doing the parts I was hating. I was surrounded by a bunch of people who I needed to get away from and the only way I could think to do it was to sink the boat. Looking back (and reading the press around this time last year) I probably could have taken a less public, less dramatic approach…but at the time I was fed up with the whole thing. At the end of the day, it worked. I got rid of all the parts that were making me insane and released that last record “I Killed Tomorrow Yesterday” myself. I’ve been making videos and releasing singles on my own schedule without anyone telling me what I need to do musically or how to do it…and without anyone telling me what I should or shouldn’t look like. It’s lovely, actually. I work full-time still with Q Center and am going to keep doing that for now. I’m happy for the 1st time in a really long time so I figure I had better not fuck it all up by changing the course. It’s been hard to turn things down lately, though. I won’t lie and say that there are not parts that I miss. I’ve been working on new songs this whole time, too…so there hasn’t been much of a break with that part at all.

A B: What is going on with the Portland Q Center these days? I see you have an upcoming event on June 17th. “Hip to be Q”

Logan Lynn: Yeah! That’s the Portland Pride kick-off party I’m throwing for Q Center and is the 2nd edition of my queer concert series there. I’ve been bringing national queer acts into the center for these really intimate shows this year. I like the idea that people can party for a good cause around good queer music. It’s a new kind of activism…the super loud, fun, sparkly kind.

A B: In the last few days there has been numerous report about the two men attacked on the Hawthorn Bridge. What is the buzz around town?

Logan Lynn: I’m kind-of on the frontline at Q Center in the aftermath of these types of community events and tragedies. People turn to Q Center for support and they look to us for what the collective “we” are supposed to do next. It’s time for people to wake up and help others when they are in need. This is not the kind of thing that should be happening anywhere. These were people we know. I think the very real feeling of “This could happen to me and my boyfriend” spread like wildfire throughout the city and our allies came out in droves for the “Hands Across Hawthorne” event we just threw this past weekend. There were thousands of people there. It was really touching.

A B: Tell me about “Hands Across Hawthorne” Rally Against Violence (2011)? The photographs were powerful.

Logan Lynn: It was amazing to see the nearly 5,000 people come out to hold hands at the scene of where the

"Hands Across Hawthorne" Rally Against Violence (2011) Photo by Jonny Shultz

attacks had taken place. There were people for miles. It was hard not to cry just at the sheer magnitude of people who were willing to stand out in the freezing cold rainy weather on a bridge to hold hands with one another and send the message to these men who attacked our friends that we are not afraid, that we will not stand for this in our city. It was beyond exhilarating.

A B: It seems like activism and music many times goes hand in hand. Does your music contain a lot of political content?

Logan Lynn: No. My music is always about love. The pursuit, the loss, the memory of said lost love…Not because I try for it to be, though. That’s just what has come out so far. I think if I ever tried to be political it would come out all jacked up and I would feel embarrassed for myself. I’m political in my life in that I work and give to things I feel strongly about. I am active in my citizenship but I leave songs like that to bands that aren’t so self-involved.

A B: Is the local Portland queer music scene flourishing?

Logan Lynn: Yes. The queer music scene here (and the music scene in Portland in general) is flourishing. Local queer bands like Gossip have basically taken over the world. What happened to me in 2007 is happening to all of my friends. Everybody’s famous here now. It’s like LA in that way.

A B: Do you have a fan club for your red beard? Beard fan clubs are out there, really.

Logan Lynn: Uh-Oh…

A B: What are your thoughts on the rapture we just survived?

Logan Lynn: Worst. Rapture. Ever.

A B: Does music and religion mix? Your thoughts on religion in a nut shell.

Logan Lynn: Fuck religion. Jesus can sit on it.

A B: How do you think your hometown Portland, Oregon is doing compared to the rest of the US with the acceptance of the LGBT community?

Logan Lynn: In general I think we are a very progressive town. That doesn’t mean we aren’t still susceptible to violence and bigotry. We have a long way still to go for ourselves and we have the opportunity to lead the way for other folks around the country (and world, for that matter). Change takes time. We’re still working on it…

A B: If there were something you could change about the music industry, what would it be?

Logan Lynn: I wish people still bought records.

A B: Do you have a release of “I Killed Tomorrow Yesterday” that is slated for 2011 where 100% of the profits go to benefit Portland’s Q Center coming up?

Logan Lynn: That already happened last year. It was released August 31st, 2010 as a fundraiser for Q Center. It’s available in the store on my website here: http://loganlynnmusic.com/music/

A B: Where can we expect to see you in the next 12 months?

Logan Lynn: On Logo again here shortly. My new video is premiering sometime later this month. The rest is going to unfold however it decides to unfold. I have a day job, dog and boyfriend. Life is simple and good. I’ve gone inward for the time being.

After literally MONTHS of re-edits my “new” video has FINALLY passed MTV Standards & Practices. We will be on the air by July 4th it looks like…but it also looks like GIANT black bars and censored scenes have rendered the thing unrecognizable. – Logan

Contact info:
+ LOGAN LYNN ON FACEBOOK
+ LOGAN LYNN ON TWITTER
loganlynnmusic.com

June 2, 2011

REMINDER: Matt Alber Will Perform to Benefit Larkin Street Youth Services; SF CA 6/3

by Accidental Bear


Ticket Information: www.larkinstreetyouth.org
READ MATT’S FULL INTERVIEW WITH ACCIDENTAL BEAR

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.”

June 3, 2011
6:30 pm
Hotel Utah 500 4th Street
For Tickets visit: www.thehotelutahsaloon.com

Listen to Matt’s music at www.facebook.com/mattalber

June 2, 2011

Nutrition, Health and Consumer Advocates Applaud the Launch of the New MyPlate Icon to Help Consumers Make Healthier Food Choices

by Accidental Bear

It doesn’t say how many plates you can have. I believe what was edited out was the other plate that was piled with sloppy joes, chili dogs, bacon cheese burgers, jalapeno poppers and curly fries. Please reset your appetite accordingly. ~AB

http://www.ChooseMyPlate.gov/

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 – First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today unveiled the federal government’s new food icon, MyPlate, to serve as a reminder to help consumers make healthier food choices. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times and to seek more information to help them do that by going to www.ChooseMyPlate.gov. The new MyPlate icon emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and dairy food groups. Nutrition, health and consumer advocates applauded the MyPlate icon and reiterated their commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of Americans nationwide.

June 2, 2011

Daily Warm Up: Gay-Ville: A whole new travel experience| Video

by Accidental Bear

Like any good work out you need to stretch first. Consider this video you warm up for a day full curve balls.

www.gay-ville.com

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