Archive for July 22nd, 2011

July 22, 2011

Knock a Pair of Testicles Back and Forth: Interactive Website Encouraging Folks to Get Tested for HIV

by Accidental Bear

This gives a whole new meaning to AMAZEBALLS!

Thank you Unicorn Booty for making my entire summer by turning me on to this. Kevin Farrell at Unicorn Booty said it best, ” Hot DAMN. The French are infinitely hipper than Americans. Need proof? Check out this absolutely incredible interactive website encouraging folks to get tested for HIV (it only takes a finger prick!) by allowing them to use cartoon fingers to flick nipples, make buttcheek beats, play a condom xylophone, and knock a pair of testicles back and forth through a man’s briefs. “Balade les bijoux,” indeed!

Start with the music video posted here for a taste of the insanely addictive campaign, and then make your way over to the interactive site right HERE to make some sweet, sweet (porny) music of your own. Playing the vagina-steamer is simply a must-do for anyone’s bucket list.”

 

July 22, 2011

Say Wah!?!? Han Kjobenhavn 50’s Sweat Shorts

by Accidental Bear

I’m not so sure about these: speechless. So much elastic going onI give them 6 month to live.

Han Kjobenhavn 50's Sweat Shorts

Han’s 50’s sweatshorts are roomy as hell and finished in a narrow leg to bag them even further. A breathable and fresh take on the very casual side of summer.cstore has them and so should you. (tipped by Selectism)

July 22, 2011

It’s for Real, ‘A Clockwork Orange,’ The Musical

by Accidental Bear

In my earlier days, with my “fuck you” attitude and bad punk hair to go along with it, the idea of Stanley Kubrick‘s Clockwork Orange as a musical would have made my stomach turn. But now in my ripe old age, I am intrigued. AB

(via www.bbc.co.uk)

Songs written by author Anthony Burgess for a musical version of his novel A Clockwork Orange are to be performed in the UK for the first time. Burgess adapted A Clockwork Orange for a stage musical in the 1980s after his book was turned into a controversial film by director Stanley Kubrick. The music will be performed next year in Manchester during a series of events to mark the novel’s 50th anniversary. The story follows a violent teenage gang leader in a lawless society. The film caused an international outcry when it was released in 1971, leading Kubrick to withdraw it from cinemas. 

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July 22, 2011

Handpicked News: Michele Bachmann Would ‘Extinguish’ Gay People, Norway Bombing, ‘Extinguish’ Gay People …

by Accidental Bear

Gay Divorce A Higher Hurdle Than Marriage As thousands of gay and lesbian couples are planning weddings in New York — and celebrating their hard-fought right to marry — others around the nation are fighting for the right to divorce.vSince most states, and the federal government, don’t recognize gay marriages, many same-sex couples are left with no way to officially split.vFor example, an out-of-state couple who goes to Massachusetts to marry, or a couple who lives in-state and then moves away, can’t divorce in Massachusetts because they’d have to be a resident for at least a year. And if the couple’s home state doesn’t recognize gay marriage, they can’t divorce there, either.

Survey: Many Utah Voters Support Civil Unions The results of a new poll show that while most Utah voters are firmly against the legalization ofUTAH X390 (PHOTOS) | ADVOCATE.COM
same-sex marriage, not all are opposed to civil unions. 
Considered one of the country’s reddest states with a 70% Mormon population, it’s no surprise that Utah is firmly against the legalization of same-sex marriage. According to a survey by Public Policy Polling, only 27% of the state’s voters are in favor of marriage equality.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Oslo, Norway Bombing Linked To Utøya Shooting, Police SayPolice initially said about 10 were killed at the forested camp on the island of Utoya, but some survivors said they thought the toll was much higher. Police director Oystein Maeland told reporters early Saturday they had discovered many more victims. “It’s taken time to search the area. What we know now is that we can say that there are at least 80 killed at Utoya,” Maeland said. “It goes without saying that this gives dimensions to this incident that are exceptional.” A suspect in the shootings, and the Oslo explosion that killed seven people, was arrested. Though police did not release his name, Norwegian national broadcaster NRK identified him as 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik and said police searched his Oslo apartment overnight. NRK and other Norwegian media posted pictures of the blond, blue-eyed Norwegian.              Thomas Roberts: Michele Bachmann Would ‘Extinguish’ Gay People (VIDEO) Openly gay MSNBC anchor Thomas RobertsThomas Roberts
had some very harsh words for Michele Bachmann and the GOP on Friday. 
Roberts was speaking to Jimmy DeSalvia, the head of GOProud, a gay Republican organization, about Bachmann. DeSalvia said it was important to “replace” a “failed president,” and that his organization had reached out to all the GOP presidential candidates. (Bachmann is known for her ferocious opposition to gay rights, and video footage has shown that a clinic she co-owns practices so-called “conversion therapy” on gay people.)                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kitty Lambert Cheryle RuddNew York Gay Marriage: Kitty Lambert And Cheryle Rudd Aim To Be First Married Under New Law At Rainbow-Lit Niagara Falls NEW YORK — Two Buffalo women plan to be the first to legally wed under the state’s new same-sex marriage law, which goes into effect on Sunday, one month after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed it into law. The pair, Kitty Lambert and Cheryle Rudd, are to be married the minute after midnight as the Niagara Falls are lit up with the colors of a rainbow.

Calif. Milk Board Dumps Controversial PMS Campaign Even if the science was right, the message proved terribly wrong. The CaliforniaIn one piece from the edgy campaign, a henpecked husband cowers with cartons of milk in his arms. Milk Processor Board pulled the plug on a controversial campaign that positioned milk as a remedy for premenstrual syndrome by appealing to cowering husbands and boyfriends. There’s merit to the idea that regular consumption of milk — and other foods rich in calcium and vitamin D — can lessen the odds a woman will develop PMS or reduce the severity of symptoms.


July 22, 2011

President Barack Obama Signs the Certification For Repeal of DADT

by Accidental Bear

President Barack Obama signs the certification stating the statutory requirements for repeal of DADT (Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell) have been met, in the Oval Office, July 22, 2011. Pictured, from left, are: Brian Bond, Deputy Director of the Office of Public Engagement; Kathleen Hartnett, Associate Counsel to the President; Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta; Kathryn Ruemmler, Counsel to the President; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen; and Vice President Joe Biden. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama’s official statement on the certification:

Today, we have taken the final major step toward ending the discriminatory ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ law that undermines our military readiness and violates American principles of fairness and equality.  In accordance with the legislation that I signed into law last December, I have certified and notified Congress that the requirements for repeal have been met.  ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ will end, once and for all, in 60 days—on September 20, 2011.

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July 22, 2011

Hair Ball of the Day: All Smiles

by Accidental Bear

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July 22, 2011

25 Years of AIDS Walks… |SF CA

by Accidental Bear

…and counting!

Members of the San Francisco State University geography department and members of St. Francis Lutheran Church were just a few of the estimated 25,000 walkers who participated in the 25th annual AIDS Walk San Francisco Sunday, July 17 in Golden Gate Park. The San Francisco AIDS Foundation, which organizes the event, said that the AIDS Walk raised more than $3 million for the foundation and 48 other Bay Area HIV/AIDS agencies. The opening ceremonies featured Judy Kaye, from Tales of the City , who sang “You’ll Never Walk Alone” to energize walkers as they set out on the 6.2-mile (10k) route. (B.A.R.)


July 22, 2011

New Mental Health Center Opens in the Castro: Affordable Queer Therapy| SF CA

by Accidental Bear

One day when I am running for Miss America, mental health issues will be my cause of choice. This new mental health center is a much-needed addition to the gay community in San Francisco. Issues of mental health are far overlooked and at times ignore because of the stigma that goes along with it. Please support your, community and support each other. I just hope that this new center will have the capacity to take on every walk-in and person in need. New Leaf which has gone under had a reputation of rejecting many people in need because they did not have enough resources. AB

It’s been an emotional year for providers of LGBT mental health services since the closure of New Leaf: Services for Our Community nine months ago, but it appears that summer might finally be lifting some of the gray clouds with the opening of Queer LifeSpace, a new low-income mental health services organization.

Located in the same building as the San Francisco Therapy Collective, a for-profit counseling collective, in the heart of the Castro, Queer LifeSpace began conducting intakes earlier this week in its deep wine and iris colored offices overlooking the Walgreens parking lot.

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July 22, 2011

Study Finds Alarming Number of Gay Teens Are Homeless

by Accidental Bear

It needs to be looked at case by case, which is impossible, so what then?  Not all of these gay kids have been kicked out. Some leave to avoid abuse, yes. Some leave just because they want to break away to a better, more fabulous life than where they may be at, so they take a chance. When the gay golden arches of a fabulous life of dance clubs, hot men and riches don’t appear, these kids also end up on the street, by choice. AB

 

HOMELESS TEEN RUNAWAY YOUTH X390 (PHOTOS) | ADVOCATE.COM

A first-of-its-kind studyreleased Thursday found that an alarming number of gay teens are homeless, with one in four gay students left alone on the streets.
Gay youth are far more likely than their straight counterparts to be homeless, according to the Children’s Hospital Boston study, whose author warns of “a serious problem requiring immediate attention.”

(via www.advocate.com)

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July 22, 2011

Actor Michael Cyril Creighton from the Web Sitcom Jack in a Box, is 1 Cup Uproarious, A Dash Smarts & A Splash of Sass: Interview

by Accidental Bear

 

This Jack in a Box is FDA approved. Michael Cyril Creighton who plays Jack in the web sitcom, harnesses the powerful health benefits of laughter and humor, and squeezes them into bite size videos. I insist on calling Micheal Creighton, Doctor, seeing that laughter studies so far have shown that laughter can help relieve pain, bring greater joy, and even increase immunity. Michael’s has extensive acting career under his belt; find details here. No, not dirty pics, his impressive resume.

READ INTERVIEW AFTER THE JUMP

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July 22, 2011

Warm-up Videos It’s Gonna be a Hairy Friday: Hairy Muscle Men Compare Body Hair, Super Hairy Daddies Hillbilly Hand Fishin’ & More

by Accidental Bear