Archive for ‘Gay’

August 18, 2011

Backstage at ITV and Save the Children’s Born to Shine with Gareth Thomas.

by Accidental Bear

WE SAVE CHILDREN’S LIVES

“We helped 3 million children through our health and hunger work in 2010. We run world-class programmes to save children’s lives and we challenge world leaders to keep to the promises they’ve made to give children a brighter future.” Gay rugby star Gareth Thomas joins the cause. We have all seen him in his tighty-whities playing the harp. Born to Shine concludes this weekend as Gareth returns to perform in the shows grand final. Will he be crowned winner? Find out Sunday at 7.30pm, ITV1!  While Gareth is busy practising, watch this behind the scenes footage of him learning the harp. Despite his ‘Cumberland Sausage fingers’ he quickly got the hang of it!

August 17, 2011

Handpicked News: Dustin Lance Black’s Prop. 8 Play, It Doesn’t Get Better, Rolling Stone Founder Marrying Another Man?

by Accidental Bear

Dustin Lance Black’s Prop. 8 Play Attracts All-Star Cast

DUSTIN LANCE BLACK CHEYENNE JACKSON X390 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMA benefit staged reading of8, Dustin Lance Black’s play about California’s Prop. 8 trial, has attracted an illustrious all-star cast that includes Cheyenne Jackson, Marisa Tomei, Morgan Freeman, Rob Reiner, Christine Lahti, and Anthony Edwards. The one-night-only reading will be directed by Tony Award–winning actor and director Joe Mantello and take place at the Eugene O’Neill Theater in New York City September 19 at 8 p.m. Proceeds will go directly to the foundation. For tickets or more information, visit AFER.org.

Christine O’Donnell Walks Off Set When Asked About Gay Rights

Tea Party darling Christine O’Donnell walked off the set during an interview today with Piers Morgan because the host asked about gay rights issues, and wouldn’t stop.PIERS MORGAN CHRISTINE O'DONNELL 390x (SCREEN) ADVOCATE.COM
“I don’t think it’s relevant,” O’Donnell said in defiance of being questioned about gay marriage. “It’s not a topic that I choose to embrace. It’s not what I am championing right now. I have been there, done that, gone down that road.”

Is Rolling Stone Founder Marrying Another Man?

JANN WENNER X390 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COMSixteen years after a headline-grabbing scandal in which Rolling Stonefounder Jann Wenner (pictured) left his wife, Jane, for another rman (hunky former Calvin Klein model Matthew Nye), tongues are wagging again over this nonconventional trio — and New York’s new same-sex marriage law may be why. Though Wenner and Nye moved in together, had three children, and share homes in several states, Jann and Jane Wenner (who have three sons together) never officially divorced. Now, according to the New York Post, Jane has finally filed for divorce from Jann, whose empire also includes Men’s Journal and Us Weekly.

PAT ROBERTSON: BEFRIEND GAY PEOPLE…IF YOU CAN CONVERT THEM

 “I don’t think there is any danger of him [the gay friend] corrupting her and getting her into that lifestyle. Maybe she can help him. I mean, that’s not the same thing as you know, going out for gay parties…stay away from that. But if you can help him…he is asking for help,” Pat Robertson said in response to a question about whether or not a Christian should befriend a gay man. Watch:

GHANA’S ‘INTERNATIONAL MOVEMENT AGAINST SAME SEX’ LOBBIES TO CRIMINALIZE HOMOSEXUALITY

An anti-gay organization in Ghana known as the International Movement Against Same Sex (IMASS) has released a statement trying to justify the criminalization of homosexuality. Currently, male same-sex activity is illegal, but many groups are calling for all people who identify as homosexuals to be prosecuted. The group reconciles the persecution with the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, claiming homosexuality is “illegal by both divine and man-made laws” and obstructs “national security, safety, health, rights, ethics, and freedoms.” The group’s Executive Secretary, Prince Osei Tutu, also decried the pro-LGBT group Amnesty International as “a mischievous organization” that is trying to “homosexually colonize our people.” (HT: Behind The Mask.)

‘Parents’ Rights’ Group Adopts Pro-Bullying Agenda: It Doesn’t Get Better

Perhaps desperate that societal support for marriage equality and other LGBT issues continues to grow, anti-gay hate groups seem to be showing their true colors more and more, abandoning tame “protect our family values” talking points for flagrantly pro-bullying rants. MassResistance, in particular, is increasing its visibility, attacking Mitt Romney by painting him as pro-gay, partnering with the Family Research Council to smear GLSEN, and today inspiring fear in theAmerican Family Association’s “news” outlet that the anti-bullying “It Gets Better” project might soon be used in schools. Oh dear!

Lesbian shows jury photograph of gay rights tattoo on her buttock to prove she was not guilty of homophobic attack

Cleared: Lauren Proverbs, 21, who has been in a lesbian relationship herself showed the court a rainbow tattoo to prove she was not anti-gayA lesbian accused of a homophobic attack showed a jury a picture of a gay rights tattoo on her bottom to prove she was not guilty. Lauren Proverbs, 21, said she would never have attacked Gina Landon who was out with a girlfriend because of her sexuality, adding she had once been in a gay relationship herself. She admitted punching the woman in a takeaway restaurant in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, but showed the court the rainbow tattoo to prove she was not anti-gay.

August 17, 2011

Her Hitler! The bizarre plot by British spies: Plan to Change Adolf Hitler’s Sex

by Accidental Bear

This is an interesting read but I am going to put the ‘plan to changes Adolf Hitler’s sex’ in the same category as the Sasquatch and the possibility that Elvis is still among the living. Mike Enders

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As wartime plots go, it stood as much chance of success as Captain Blackadder’s attempt to avoid battle by sticking two pencils up his nose, putting underpants on his head and claiming to be from the planet Wibble. With no end to the Second World War in sight, British spies came up with a plan to lace Adolf Hitler’s food with female sex hormones to curb his aggressive impulses. Agents planned to smuggle doses of oestrogen into his food to make him less aggressive and more like his docile younger sister Paula, who worked as a secretary. 

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August 16, 2011

INTERVIEW: Drag Terrorist CHRISTEENE Plays with Accidental Bear & There’s a lot of Stank Mentioned

by Accidental Bear

I just wrestled a wild, mysterious, gorgeous and stinky wild animal for you named CHRISTEENE, who has been handed the title ‘Drag Terrorist” on a silver platter. Tranquilizers did not work so I had to strategically reel CHRISTEENE in with food scraps and then I pounced hard, swinging with questions. In 2009 singer CHRISTEENE mysteriously appeared in the conservative state of Texas and was mostly spotted  within its capital city, Austin. Reporters and private investigators have not been able to get the bottom  of his/her age, origin, race, religion and even gender leaving the public to rely primarily on an impressive and highly stylized collection of music videos. My  first CHRISTEENE sighting was when it’s video for the song “Fix My Dik” landed in my  email inbox and boy did it stink (in a good way). For hours I danced to its track and then masturbated to CHRISTEENE’s dirty & sleazy back up boy’s T-Gravel and C-Baby. From that day forth CHRISTEENE has been a dirty stain in my mind and I wanted more.

Reports from live shows describe scenes involving butt plugs tied to bouquets of balloons being released into the air from CHRISTEENE’s arse, intimate and bizarre confessionals over tea, backup boys urinating on canvas bags containing the singer, and a wardrobe styled from the scraps of society…classifiable as ‘Dumpster Couture’. The singer’s impressive sound arsenal includes a wide range of musical appreciation and mastery ranging from Electro to R&B, Hip Hop to Dub Step, with titles including ‘Fix My Dick’ ‘Tears From My Pussy’ and ‘African Mayonnaise’.  All songs are written by CHRISTEENE and present an intimate and fascinating glimpse into the personal experiences of this talented nightmare.” christeene.org 

 I peeled back all the warning labels screaming WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT at  me and tried to get to the bottom of this deep, dark hole that we have all learned to love, CHRISTEENE.

Interview:

Accidental Bear: I just read on your website that you appeared in Austin sometime in 2009. Would that be dropped from an alien ship or you dug your way out from the earth? Either way you are dirty rotten hot.

CHRISTEENE: Diz sheeeet is STANK HAWT an I doo like too push it out ferr da boyz an baybeeez out derr in da wurld ya’lllz. Austin been my nay nay place fer a while now. Iz hawt as SHIT here an i wish all u people can cum an play up in diz nugget when u can wit me haaaay. 

A B: As a small child did you dream of being on stage?

CHRISTEENE: whut ?

A B: If you were locked in a 12×12 room with 10 sweaty, bearded, construction workers, a pepperoni pizza, chop sticks a lube for 24hr (not toilet) what might happen in that room?

CHRISTEENE: I would take da chop stix an pic da lock den I would go down da street to dat place wherr u doo da laundry an watch da clothes spin in da hot box machine. 

A B: What kind of emotions stir inside of you if I say stinky pinky?

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August 15, 2011

NEW Episode: “Ask the Doctor” Edition # 2: Ejaculations, Large Healthy Men, Daily Vitamins & Tanning

by Accidental Bear

This episode tackles the topics of Ejaculations, Large Health Men, Daily Vitamins & Tanning. Accidental Bear Website takes reader’s questions to Dr George Forgan-Smith from The Healthy Bear Website to get some answers.

August 15, 2011

Handpicked News: Bachmann: I ‘Probably Would’ Reinstate DADT, Prague ‘gay pride’, F1 fan receives bionic hand, Pot-laced brownies

by Accidental Bear

Smuggled Dogs Rescued From Slaughter By Thai Authorities (DISTURBING VIDEO)

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Over one thousand dogs intended for consumption were rescued by Thai authorities on Thursday evening, reports AFP.Four trucks were stopped in the Nakhon Phanom province of northeastern Thailand. According to theDaily Mail, police swooped in with two raids near the Laos border. The trucks were stacked high with dogs stuffed into tiny cages, and 119 dogs were already dead.

 ‘Anonymous’ BART Hackers: Bay Area Transit Website Hacked, Information Leaked In Protest

SAN FRANCISCO — Hackers broke into a website for San Francisco’s mass transit system Sunday and posted contact information for more than 2,000 subscribers, the latest showdown between anarchists angry at perceived attempts to limit free speech and officials trying to control protests that grow out of social networking and have the potential to become violent. Bay Area Rapid Transit officials blocked underground cellphone service for a few hours Thursday at several stations as protesters tried to use social networking to organize a demonstration over the recent fatal shooting of a 45-year-old man by police. The decision was criticized by many as heavy handed, and some raised questions about whether the move violated free speech.

Jailing Undocumented Immigrants Is Big Business

Bachmann: I ‘Probably Would’ Reinstate DADT Because It ‘Has Worked Very Well’

This morning on CNN, contender for the GOP nomination and Iowa straw poll winner Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) told host Candy Crowley that DADT “has worked very well,” and if she were president she would “probably” reinstate it.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal: Gay Military Members Have Tough Time Returning To Service

Gay Pride ParadeSAN DIEGO — Former Air Force officer Michael Almy’s five-year battle to get back into the military after being discharged for being gay is still far from over despite the end of the policy that halted the decorated war veteran’s 13-year career and left him curled up on his bathroom floor, crying. The repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” coincides with the most competitive time in recent history to get into the military because of the sluggish economy, and the Defense Department says it has no plans to give priority to those discharged for being gay, even if they still meet the military’s age limits, fitness standards and cutoffs for time out of service.

Oregon gay-rights supporters aim for 2012 marriage vote

The 2012 general elections may be more than a year away, but Basic Rights Oregon — the state’s largest gay-rights organization — already is planning a voter-education campaign on same-sex marriage.The group plans to begin collecting signatures in October for a possible 2012 ballot campaign, said Jeana Frazzini, executive director of Basic Rights Oregon.

Prague ‘gay pride’: Czech capital hosts maiden march

A man wearing a mask of Czech President Vaclav Klaus gestures as he takes part in the first gay pride festival in the Czech capital Prague, 13 August 2011Several thousand people have marched through Prague in the Czech capital’s first “gay pride” festival. Revellers in fancy dress waved rainbow flags and blew whistles as they marched through the city centre. Some 300 police guarded the colourful event, which had stoked controversy and counter-marches. Earlier this week, a top aide to conservative President Vaclav Klaus, Deputy Chancellor Petr Hajek, labelled gay people as deviants. Mr Hajek criticised Prague Mayor Bohuslav Svoboda for supporting “deviant fellow citizens.”

Gay Service Members March in Germany Pride Parade

On Saturday, 13 service members, joined by some civilian supporters, participated in the CSD Mannheim 2011 parade, according to OutServeGermany chapter co-leader Capt.OutServe Mannheim Parade x390 | Advocate.com Carlos Coronado, who is stationed at Buechel Air Base. Their presence — perhaps the first American active-duty contingent to march in an overseas pride parade — follows a group of about 350 active-duty and veteran service members who participated in the San Diego pride parade last month.

F1 fan receives bionic hand from Mercedes team

Matthew James, who has received a bionic hand paid for by the Mercedes Formula 1 team.

 Matthew James, 14, who was born without his left hand, sent a cheeky letter to Ross Brawn, boss of F1 team Mercedes GP Petronas, asking for £35,000 to pay for a top-of-the range artificial limb. In return, shrewd Matthew said he would allow the company to sponsor the hand by putting the Mercedes logo on it – like ads seen on F1 cars. But Mercedes where so touched by Matthew’s ”intelligent and moving letter” they agreed to help him and teamed up with firm Touch Bionics, who create and fit hi-tech artificial limbs.

O’Fallon High pranksters could face charges over pot-laced brownies

O’FALLON, Ill. • Three high school students could face criminal charges after allegedly passing out brownies secretly laced with marijuana to 23 of their  classmates at a summer band camp last week. Police say none of the students at O’Fallon Township High School experienced any ill-effects from the apparent pot brownie prank, but the Aug. 1 situation could have ended badly. “Any time anybody is given drugs or something else without their knowledge that can obviously be a health hazard,” O’Fallon police Sgt. Rob Schmidtke said. “We won’t let this slide. It could have been a very big deal.”

Raising chickens legal in Chicago, and people are crowing about it

Seven-year-old Hadari Grayer knows that cows and pigs live on farms. He saw them there during a kindergarten class field trip. Chickens, though, live in Little Village, next door to the apartment building he lives in. The four neighborhood hens — all named after female revolutionaries — and one unnamed rooster are the feathered emissaries for the 2800 block of West 21st Place.

August 14, 2011

Mad Respect: Open Hand Founder Ruth Brinker Dies at the Young Age of 89

by Accidental Bear

Ruth Brinker was a visionary and fought off ignorance and fear of HIV in the very early years of the disease. Few people get all my respect, but today I put in all with my thoughts of Ruth. RIP you lovely lady. I blow you a big kiss.  A B

(B.A.R.) Ruth Brinker, the retired grandmother who in 1985 started delivering meals to people living with AIDS and went on to found Project Open Hand, died Monday, August 8 at the Eden Villa Assisted Living Facility in San Francisco. She was 89.

She died after a series of strokes and the effects of vascular illness, the agency said in a statement.

Ms. Brinker, who had retired from a career in food services, heard about a neighbor who had died of AIDS. She was shocked to discover that malnutrition was as much a cause of her neighbor’s death as the illness itself, and started preparing meals in her kitchen and delivering them to seven people, according to a statement on Project Open Hand’s website. Soon, of course, that number grew and others came to help her cook and deliver hot, nutritious meals throughout San Francisco. 

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August 11, 2011

Accidental Bear Kicks Off Video Series “Ask the Doctor” with The Healthy Bear’s Dr George

by Accidental Bear

Accidental Bear Website starts off its, “Ask the Doctor” web series and teamed up with Dr George Forgan-Smith from The Healthy Bear Website based in Melbourne Australia. The focus of discussions will be to answer questions pertaining to men’s health issues. This edition 1 topics: jock itch, sports drinks, top concerns for sexually active gay men and Toxoplasmosis relating HIV positive people and cats. Accidental Bear’s cat Goose make a special appearance at the end of video just in time for the readers question about cats. The cat knows his cue! Many more informative editions coming soon! Please send questions you have regarding men’s health issues, no matter how big or small and we’ll “Ask the Doctor.”

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August 11, 2011

Handpicked News: Gay Blood Ban Finds Support, Starbucks Cancels Link to Conversion Therapy, Weird Science

by Accidental Bear

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Starbucks CEO and founder Howard Schultz has cancelled an appearance at Willow Creek Community Church following an online petition that asked him to denounce the church associated with conversion therapy. According to the Chicago Tribune, Schultz was scheduled to deliver a talk Friday about “How Starbucks Fought for its Life Without Losing Its Soul” during an annual leadership summit sponsored by the Willow Creek Association in South Barrington, Illinois.

Weird Science:

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From the lesbian sex lives of koala bears to the tendencies of — ahem — less endowed men, we take a look at some of the research in recent years with LGBT implications.With groups like the American Psychological Association and the American Medical Association and their solid positions that sexual orientation is innate, it’s no secret that science is on the side of gay people. Admittedly, though, a remarkable statistic or an incredibly in-depth scientific study on something that seems ridiculous tends to catch our eyes. After Republicans raised a furor over a recent government study regarding penis size and the sexual tendencies of gay men, we decided to take a look at some of the most provocative, shocking, and not-so-shocking studies reported on Advocate.com.

Air France Refuses to Fly Failed Gay Asylum Seeker to Cameroon

LONDON. August 6, 2011  –  Joseph Kaute, the 43-years-old gay Cameroonian who was due to be deported from the UK this morning, is back at Harmondsworh detention centre this evening, thanks to Air France, the airline that was due to fly him from Heathrow back to Yaoundé via Paris.  It was the third attempt to deport him. “Air France refused to allow me to board,” Mr. Kaute told UK Gay News by telephone, this evening. He added that he was aware of the eleventh-hour campaign mounted yesterday evening to prevent the deportation, with representations made directly to Air France in both Paris and London.
Charla Nash’s New Face: Chimp Attack Victim Reveals New Post-Surgery Face On ‘Today’ 

Charla Nash, the woman who was horrifically mauled by a chimp in early 2009, is showing her new face for the first time on NBC’s “Today” Thursday. Nash, who is usually seen with a veil, showed the awful damage that a 200-pound chimp had done to her face when she revealed it on “Oprah” in 2009. The chimp, which was owned by a friend of Nash’s, tore off her nose, hands, eyelids and lips. Nash received a groundbreaking face transplant in Boston in May 2011. On Thursday, “Today” ran exclusive photos and video of Nash discussing the transplant, and her family sat down live with Ann Curry.

BloodGay Blood Ban Finds Support: Naperville Anti-Gay Group Pushes To Uphold Policy

Though the Naperville, Ill.-based anti-gay group Americans For Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH)recently lost their 501(c)3, tax-exempt organizational status, the group, officially designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center last year, is keeping busy with a new campaign to uphold the federal ban against gay blood donors.

   

August 10, 2011

Binational couple: We want equal treatment (CNN Video Interview)

by Accidental Bear

 

ThinkProgress.org reports “This afternoon, CNN hosted Bradford Wells and Anthony John Makk, a binational couple married in Massachusetts in 2004. Makk — who is an Australian — applied for permanent residency, but his application has been denied since the Defense of Marriage Act prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex relationships. Wells had this message for those who support the discriminatory law: “I would like someone to try to uphold the Constitution of the United States. I would like equal treatment. I want my marriage to be recognized just like every other marriage in this country is recognized.” Watch it:

August 10, 2011

Dirty Queer Magazine Issue #3: Out Sept 24th

by Accidental Bear

Queer photography, arts and culture, published in Sydney, Australia. Published in Sydney and distributed internationally, Dirty Queer has an Australian and international queer perspective on photography, arts and culture. Distinct from the gaystream, we offer a sexy and subversive angle on diverse queer experience.

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August 10, 2011

Kurt and Courtney’s Daughter Honors Gay Pioneer With Tattoo

by Accidental Bear

Does this mean that Frances Bean Cobain will be stepping into the spotlight? We would all be tuned in, don’t deny it.

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A new photo shoot with Frances Bean Cobain, the daughter of late rock icon Kurt Cobain and musician-actress-personality Courtney Love, reveals the progeny has a tattoo of Quentin Crisp on her back.

Bean is the subject of a moody black-and-white photo shoot by Hedi Slimane. In the photos the 19-year-old shows off a number of tattoos, including one of the late queer activist on her back beneath her right shoulder next to a French quote, “L’art est la solution au Chaos,” which translates as “Art is the solution of chaos.”

The British-born Crisp, who died in 1999, is still celebrated by many as a queer pioneer. His 1968 memoir The Naked Civil Servant detailed his life and the persecution he often experienced due to his refusal to hide being gay.

August 10, 2011

CARTOON: How Marcus Bachman Cures Homosexuality

by Accidental Bear

August 9, 2011

Handpicked News: MARRIAGE IS LIKE WATER, NOT BEER, Progressives Are Funnier Than Conservatives, NEW DOCUMENTARY

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‘Daily Show’ Creator Lizz Winstead On Supporting Planned Parenthood, And Why Progressives Are Funnier Than Conservatives

On July 9, Daily Show creator, former Air America host, and comedian Lizz Winstead hit the road for a stand-up tour benefitting Planned Parenthood. She took a break from the show and finishing work on her forthcoming memoir to talk to me about what she’s learned about support for reproductive rights from her audiences; why conservative comedians aren’t very funny; how we can back up Planned Parenthood workers; and her dream television show in the post-Bridesmaids boom for women in comedy. This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

SANTORUM: MARRIAGE IS LIKE WATER, NOT BEER | Rick Santorum turned more than a few eyebrows on Monday when he explained his opposition to same-sex marriage by holding up a napkin and observing that it was not a paper towel. On Friday, during a meeting with the Des Moines Register, Santorum relied on a similar metaphor to prove why society can’t “redefine” marriage: water is not beer. “It’s like saying this glass of water is a glass of beer. Well, you can call it a glass of beer, but it’s not a glass of beer. It’s a glass of water. And water is what water is. Marriage is what marriage is,” he said. Watch it:

NEW DOCUMENTARY FEATURES STORIES OF LGBTS ‘BREAKING THROUGH’ INTO POLITICS | A new feature length documentary called Breaking Throughlooks at the experiences of openly LGBT elected officials, including Houston mayor Annise Parker, Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan, Fort Worth City Councilman Joel Burns, Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI), Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and others. Watch the trailer:

 

Hate Groups Target GLSEN For Pamphlet GLSEN Didn’t Publish The Family Research Council and MassResistance — both anti-gay hate groups — target GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian Straight Education Network) in a new scare-video. GLSEN is an organization that advocates for LGBT youth in schools, defending the formation of gay-straight alliances (GSAs) and advocating for anti-bullying policies. But FRC and MR are attacking GLSEN for a publication called the “Little Black Book,” describing it as “the most vile assault on teenagers ever concocted by homosexual activists”:

August 9, 2011

PSA for You Gym Bunnies, “Please Don’t Masturbate in the Showers”

by Accidental Bear

Thanks!