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September 4, 2011

National Suicide Prevention Week Sept 4 – 10: The Trevor Project “Talk To Me,” Campaign

by Accidental Bear

During National Suicide Prevention Week, join Kevin McHale and The Trevor Project for “Talk To Me,” a campaign for conversation. Visit our website to learn how you can participate.

And remember: If you or someone you know ever needs help, please call The Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386. It’s free, confidential and available 24/7. Or visit http://www.TheTrevorProject.org.

And remember: If you or someone you know ever needs help, please call The Trevor Lifeline at 866-488-7386. It’s free, confidential and available 24/7. Or visit http://www.TheTrevorProject.org.

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September 4, 2011

Today in SF CA: HUG A HUNK! Benefiting the Trevor Project at The Edge

by Accidental Bear

San Francisco’s bar The Edge will be hosting HUG A HUNK today, Sunday the 4th, benefiting The Trevor Project. This will also will be a platform for Ms Kylie Minono to continue her climb to become  Grand Duchess of San Francisco. This will be the perfect opportunity to go to a bar on sunday, help out a great cause and nestle up and get gratuitous man hugs from some hunks!

Join Kylie Minono as she continues her campaign for Grand Duchess of San Francisco and support the TREVOR PROJECT!
– Have your picture taken with the huggable HUNKS!

– Fierce show at 5 with your emcees, Sisters Eve Volution and Pat N’Leather bringing their Sister magic.

Open show, so bring a CD and show us what you have to support Trevor Project.

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September 1, 2011

News: Satanic Panic, Using ‘Sugar Daddies,’ Transgender Children, Bacteria Lurk in doctors’, nurses’ Nniforms

by Accidental Bear

Sex For Tuition: Gay Male College Students Using ‘Sugar Daddies’ To Pay Off Loan Debt

College Students Sugar Daddy Sugar Baby GayNEW YORK — Three years ago, during his junior year at New York University, Kirk met with a financial aid officer to plead a familiar case: his inability to manage the yearly payments on his $50,000 tuition bill. Once again, the school official reminded Kirk that in order to register for next semester’s courses, he needed to come up with another $8,000 — or risk expulsion. Kirk nearly divulged his secret to the loan officer, finally letting her know exactly what he had resorted to in a desperate attempt to finance his education. Midway through college, Kirk had begun turning tricks in order to pay for school.

Op-ed: The Culture of Satanic Panic

The superstition that helped convict three innocent men in West Memphis is the same concept still used against LGBT people — a phenomenon called Satanic panic. I’m not sureWEST MEMPHIS THREE X390 (W. MEMPHIS POLICE DEPT) | ADVOCATE.COM what it was that brought the name into my head. Maybe it was God. Maybe it was one of my synapses misfiring. For some reason, Rebecca Brown popped into my head not long ago. Brown wrote two books, He Came to Set the Captives Free and Prepare for War.  My mother insisted that I read both when I was in junior high school. The books told the story of Brown and her “associate,” Elaine, and their self-described journey through Satanism.

Five Things ‘Nightline’ Could Have Done Better In Its Special On Transgender Children

Last night, ABC’s Primetime Nightline ran an hour-long special on transgender identities, focusing in particular on the experiences of transgender young people. Overall, the special was positive and affirming, but it also fell into some journalistic traps and missed some important opportunities to highlight challenges the transgender community faces. Here are five critiques of last night’s special. 1. FALSE BALANCE: One of the five segments focused on an adult individual named Charles Kane, who transitioned to female and then back to male. Claiming that he regrets his transition, he had disparaging things to say about the transgender experience, including calling puberty blockers for young trans people “brainwashing.” His experiences are unfortunate, but not representative, and he has absolutely no expertise in transgender health to be critiquing other people’s transitions. His inclusion was unnecessary, irrelevant, and represented false balance .

Santorum Says Criticism Of His Views On Homosexuality Is ‘An Act Of Bigotry’

In an interview that aired on CNN last night, Piers Morgan pressed Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on his views opposing marriage equality, including his suggestion of agay “jihad” against him. Santorum tried to avoid answering whether he believes homosexuality is a sin, but confirmed that as a Catholic, he subscribes to the Catholic Church’s teachings that indeed it is a sin. Asked how he would respond if one of his sons came out, Santorum said he would be supportive of what he sees as a “very difficult and troubling time in their life,” going on to say he “knows a lot of gay people” and some of them continue to “struggle” even after coming out and “admitting” their identities.

SF CA: Lyon-Martin Health Services no taking trans patients

Lyon-Martin Health Services, the pioneering San Francisco clinic that has served women and transgender people for more than 30 years, will start accepting new patients today – eight months after it nearly closed due to financial problems. The clinic’s board of directors voted in late January to shut down the health center, but Lyon-Martin’s patients and supporters decided to put up a fight. They raised more than $500,000 within a matter of months while the clinic’s staff worked internally to stabilize operations, cut expenses and find additional revenue sources for the Market Street clinic.

 Arizona Mother, Blew Marijuana Smoke In Her Baby’s Mouth To Calm Her Down, Police Say

A 21-year-old mother was arrested by Gilbert, Az., Police on Saturday after she allegedly tried to calm her infant daughter by blowing marijuana smoke in the girl’s mouth. WitnessCallaway footage allegedly shows Jessica Callaway on Friday telling her 10-month-old to, “shut the f*** up before I kick you in the mouth,” as she repeatedly hits the baby to get her to stop crying, The Arizona Republic reported. Callaway, whose Facebook page is “loaded with postings about pot and parties,” according to ABC-15, told police that she was frustrated because she was “having trouble finding an outfit to wear out that night.”

Harmful bacteria could lurk in doctors’, nurses’ uniforms, study says

Doctor's white coatThink your doctor’s white coat is as clean as a whistle? It might not be. A study finds that dangerous germs could be lurking onnurses‘ and doctors’ uniforms. Researchers from Shaare Zedek Medical Centerin Jerusalem cultured three spots on the uniforms of 75 nurses and 60 physicians working in a 550-bed hospital. Potential pathogens (also known as infectious agents, or germs) were found on 63% of the uniforms, and antibiotic resistant bacteria were found on samples from 14% of nurses’ uniforms and 6% of doctor’s uniforms. Eight of those cultures grew methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, better known as MRSA.

August 30, 2011

Ben Cohen Shares Bed with a Bearded Hunk

by Accidental Bear

Ben CohenGay-straight alliance Ben Cohen wil do what it takes to make sure bullying stops. He jumps in the sac with his photographer Bret Grafton who is a bit confused as to which side of the camera he is supposed to be on at their morning photo shoot. I will let your dirty mind fill in the blanks. I am sorry Ben but you are kind of a tease, don’t change a thing

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August 25, 2011

Marcus Bachman Gets Covered by Gay Glitter & It’s Not the First Time: “glitter baptism”

by Accidental Bear

 

Eat glitter you dirt bag. Being attacked by what are being called barbarians who cover Marcus Bachman is nothing less than awesome. It is most definitely not the first time he has had gay objects shoved in his mouth (says my gaydar).

 

flashmob of over 100 “barbarians” approached one of Marcus Bachmann’s religious counseling clinics today in protest of the harmful ex-gay therapy they offer. Staff locked the horde out, so in lieu of confronting the actual Bachmann, the barbarians performed a ritual “glitter baptism” on “Marcus Bachmann,” as they continued to chant, “you can’t pray away the gay, baby I was born this way!” A smaller group similarly protested the cliniclast month. The presidential candidate’s husband has previously compared homosexuals to“barbarians” who “need to be educated” and “disciplined.” (via thinkprogress.org)

August 25, 2011

Viral Youtube Clip Outs a Gay Soldier

by Accidental Bear

Soldier opts to us the internet to gain strength to come out of the closet as a gay man and discusses his views on DADT. He proclaims he is from the bible belt. The headless soldier step by step talks about his process of revealing his real identity to fellow comrades and friends. He eventually comes clean with his girlfriend and shocks her with the news that he is a homosexual.

He was nervous and stressed out after video he posted of a band that came through his camp that performed Adele’s Rolling in the Deep. after posting the video he woke up the following morning to find the video had 17,000 views. He knew he would have something explaining to do after the video went viral.

August 25, 2011

Oakland Pride Welcomes Families: September 4

by Accidental Bear

In a cheering voice, “Who’s got pride? Oakland Does!!” At this point in pride season, some of us may be all prided out! But I am sure you can squeeze a little more out for our brothers and sisters on Oak-town. Mike Enders

Organizers are preparing Oakland’s second annual LGBTQ Pride festival, hoping to draw families and collect money for establishing a community center in the city.

This year’s Oakland Pride will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, September 4. The Labor Day weekend festival takes place at 19th and Franklin streets in the city’s Uptown neighborhood. (BART riders should exit at the 19th Street station).

The event will feature four stages with over 75 performers, including headliners Jennifer Holliday, from the cast of the original Dreamgirls, and disco legend Thelma Houston (“Don’t Leave Me This Way”). Admission is $10, or $5 for seniors and youth 12 and under. More at B.A.R.

August 22, 2011

SF CA: Art for AIDS Celebrates 15th Anniversary Supporting UCSF AIDS Health Project| September 23, 2011

by Accidental Bear

Rex Ray, Untitled, 16”x16, resin panel

Art for AIDS celebrates 15th Anniversary Supporting UCSF AIDS Health Project with “Phantom” Star and Artist, Franc D’Ambrosio on September 23, 2011. San Francisco, CA—The UCSF AIDS Health Project announced the 15th annual Art for AIDS auction will take place on Friday, September 23, 2011, 6:00–9:00 PM. More than 700 supporters are expected to converge at The Galleria in the San Francisco Design Center to celebrate Art for AIDS 2011, benefiting the UCSF AIDS Health Project. This year, “Phantom of the Opera” star, and donating artist Franc D’Ambrosio will open the event with a special performance.

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Unifying emerging and established artists, galleries and collectors, Art for AIDS is San Francisco’s premier art auction, bringing the Bay Area art community together to support Bay Area residents living with HIV/AIDS.

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August 20, 2011

Bearotic Turns us on to Irish Musician Stephen Tunney

by Accidental Bear

We give big fuzzy bear hugs with an intense press of our pelvis to the web site Bearotic for bringing  Stephen Tunney to our attention.  Stephen Tunney, a 20 year old Irish bear cub has been crawling around on all fours trying to find place to lay his head. Through the outlet of music he has found a safe place in the bear community. The out come of this journey was his album In Search of Home with the band name Retreat From Moscow. Love it! We are going to do our best to get this one to talk with us here at Accidental Bear.

Stephen puts it best. From the horses mouth read on “This project (Retreat From Moscow) was the beginning of something I felt comfortable with and something I had complete control over. I began recording in late 2009 just as I started college. I bought a really cheap acoustic guitar and found a typically 80s casio keyboard in Spain and put together my old drum kit and that was it, I had all the ingredients to make a record. I was very secretive about the whole thing, releasing teaser excerpts online once in a while. I would spend weeks neglecting university and working on a song until I was satisfied with it. The software I use tells you how long you’ve spent recording a song and in some instances it was as a high as 35 hours on one track. This was because I had to record everything by myself, instrument by instrument and tweak everything accordingly in the mix. Honestly it took forever and it might not sound like the most polished piece of work but I couldn’t be happier with it or it’s naturally occurring warm sound.”

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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 12, 2011

Farm Fresh Friday News: 80-Yr Old Drag Queen Arrested, Gays More Popular In Utah Than Obama, ‘Gladiators’ arrested

by Accidental Bear

80-Year-Old Drag Queen Arrested After Scuffle With Police

DARCELLE WALTER COLE X390 (SOURCED) | ADVOCATE.COMPortland, Ore.’s most famous drag queen was taken from the stage and put in jail after police showed up at the Darcelle XV nightclub.
Performer Darcelle said there was “all of this commotion all of a sudden” that could be seen from the stage, and so the 80-year-old drag queen got in the middle of things, admitting to pushing a man who seemed to be causing trouble. It turns out he was from Oregon’s Liquor Control Commission. Charges dropped after Darcelle arrest. Portland celebrity and entertainment icon Darcelle was arrested Thursday evening for allegedly assaulting two Oregon Liquor Control Commission officers in the Darcelle XV nightclub. view full article

Another California Gay Bashing

San Francisco Bay area–based musician Brontez says he was the victim of a hate crime Wednesday after leaving an urban hipster bar in Oakland. Brontez reported the attack on his Facebook page: “Got gay bashed last night. Me and my bandmate, Adal, were leaving the Paradiso in downtown Oakland when two dudes with … accents and dreadlocks started calling us ‘batty boys’ and saying that if we were in Jamaica we’d be dead.”

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New HRC Poll: Gays More Popular In Utah Than Obama

The Human Rights Campaign has released a new poll showing that Utahns have “warmer feelings toward gay and lesbian people than they do toward President Barack Obama.” Gay and lesbians scored a 51 percent approval rating, while Obama received an average 38 points, the survey found. Seventy-seven percent of residents would also support extending anti-discrimination protections in housing, employment and public accommodations to the LGBT community, and “42 percent said their feelings about LGBT people have become more accepting over the last five to 10 years.” A majority — 63 percent — still oppose same-sex marriage.

ANTI-GAY INDIANA STATE REP CAUGHT EXCHANGING MONEY FOR GAY SEX 

Indiana state Rep. Phillip Hinkle (R) is in the media spotlight today under allegations he offered a young man money for sex Saturday night. Joe Jervis notes that Hinkle, who is married to a woman and has children, voted in favor of the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage and civil unions in Indiana, which will require a second vote by the legislature to pass next year. Hinkle also prides himself on supporting a bill that required Indiana to offer “In God We Trust” license plates. Bil Browning adds that there are likely some other anti-gay Indiana legislators whose stories have not yet come to light.

Gladiators’ arrested outside Rome’s Colosseum

Some 20 “gladiators” or “centurions” have been arrested outside some of Rome’s most famous tourist sites, in an undercover sting by police aimed at breaking up a violent racket targeting tourists, according to reports. The AFP news agency said police had disguised themselves as gladiators, garbage men and members of the public to make the arrests. The detained people are alleged to have attacked and intimidated competitors, the AFP said.

Regulators Grapple With Outbreaks As Salmonella, E. Coli Illnesses Grow

It’s been another tough week for food safety. Another 30 people nationwide, including one who later died, were infected with the antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella tiedGround turkey packages like this one are part of a nationwide recall and are blamed for sickening 107 people so far. to ground turkey processed and laterrecalled by food giant Cargill. That brings the total to 107 people infected in this outbreak. Meanwhile, as many as 18 people, including one who later died, got sick from an E. coli outbreak linked to strawberries from an Oregon farm. And just today, a meat manufacturer isexpanding a recall to thousands of beef products after discovering a different E. coli strain that’s suspected of causing illnesses in Michigan.

San Francisco Cops Jam Cell Phones to Prevent Protest

It’s not just the London police and Middle East dictators who try to curb unrest by clamping down on communications networks. According to reports, police in San Francisco are jamming cell phones to head off protesters.

Protesters had planned to gather at a San Francisco BART station during rush hour to protest the fatal July shooting of Charles Hill by a BART police officer. But the protest never materialized. One reason, possibly, is the extreme lengths police went to make sure potential protesters couldn’t communicate. From CBS San Francisco:

As an added precaution, the agency shut off cellphone service on the station’s platform. While Alkire said the tactic was an unusual measure, he said it was “a great tool to utilize for this specific purpose” given that the agency was expecting a potentially volatile situation.
“This group seems to want to challenge BART, challenge the police department,” Alkire said.


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 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 8, 2011

Monday Madness, News: Anti-LGBT Literature, PRIDE FLAG OUTSMARTS GOV. BROWNBACK, Watch Ex-Gay Video

by Accidental Bear

Anti-LGBT Literature Widely Distributed At Right-Wing ALEC Conference This past weekend, hundreds of conservative lawmakers and lobbyists gathered in New Orleans for the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) annual meeting. The four-day conference was sponsored by a who’s-who of corporations, from BP to Walmart to Altria, that pay upwards of $100,000 for the opportunity to write legislation friendly to their interests and pass it along to state lawmakers. The corporate front group is so concerned with secrecy that it instructed hotel security guards tophysically attack two ThinkProgress journalists covering the event.

LARGE PRIDE FLAG OUTSMARTS GOV. BROWNBACK’S FREE SPEECH RESTRICTIONS AT KANSAS CAPITOL  Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R), who appeared at The Response prayer rally this weekend, tried to limit an LGBT equality rally at the Kansas State Capitol by preventing the Kansas Equality Coalition from holding any flagpoles or even tiny flags, deeming them “dangerous weapons.” (This was despite the fact that the Knights of Columbus had not only flags but swords at an anti-choice event at the capitol in January.) The group found a way to outsmart the pole restriction by bringing in the biggest flags they could find — without poles.                                                                                                   

Bachmann Attended Anti-Gay Sermon, Watched Ex-Gay Video  “God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness,” [Pastor Jeff] Mullen said, reading from the book of Romans. Mullen’s sermon concluded with video testimonial from a man named Adam Hood, who claims to have been gay before experiencing a conversation with God. “I am so happy God has given me natural affection for a woman,” Hood said in the video, adding that his wife is nine months pregnant. “We need to have compassion for people that are bound by that sin,” Hood added. “And it is a sin. Call a spade a spade.” Below is the clip of ex-gay Adam Hood that was featured in the sermon the Bachmanns attended