Posts tagged ‘New York’

June 19, 2011

GAY IN AMERICA: Groundbreaking, Stereotype-Shattering Photo Book Caps Extraordinary Year For Gay Americans

by Accidental Bear

New York, NY, June 3, 2011 – New York City photographer Scott Pasfield and Welcome Books today announced the release of Gay In America, a groundbreaking, stereotype-shattering, unprecedented 224-page book of intimate photos and deeply personal stories from 140 gay American men. Introduced by activist Tom Kirdahy and his husband, playwright Terrence McNally, Gay In America will be in stores on September 27, 2011 and can be pre-ordered now on Amazon.com.

 Matt Alber serenades  this video with his hit “Monarch”

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June 8, 2011

Bike Lane Blues of the Day: Do You Play by the Rules? | Video

by Accidental Bear

Do you stay in the bike lane although they may be full of mayhem and pot holes?

Bike Lane Blues of the Day: As we’ve seen, NYC cyclists don’t always respect the rules of the road. But, as New Yorker Casey Neistat makes painfully clear in this PSA, it’s hard to respect the rules when the rules don’t respect you. (via thedailywh.at)

June 8, 2011

LENNOX SLAMS WORLD LEADERS OVER HIV POLICY

by Accidental Bear

Singer ANNIE LENNOX has urged world leaders to change their policy on tackling HIV in a bid to conquer the virus.

The former Eurythmics star is a leading campaigner for women’s rights and Aids prevention, and she was invited to address the HIV Priorities for Positive Change: In Women’s Words conference at the United Nations (U.N.) headquarters in New York on Tuesday (07Jun11).

In a stinging rebuke, the Why hitmaker blasted U.N. leaders for concentrating their efforts on women of childbearing age while sidelining young girls and older women.

She also warned the world will never be rid of the threat of Aids until governments change their “negligent” attitude. MORE

via www.dailystar.co.uk

 

May 10, 2011

Mark McNairy for Bass Weejuns for Spring/Summer 2011

by Accidental Bear

I have flirted with these shoes for the last year on men on the metro here in SF. I have flashbacks of junior high because every school year we would get a new pair of Dock Siders to ONLY to be worn to school and “dress up” days; Picture day for example. I again find myself attracted to them. I am surprised though to see them coming out again for summer. The way fashion moves, won’t they be “out” by then? ~AB

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END offers a wide assortment of MM’s for Bass Weejun shoes just in time for Spring/Summer 2011. The leather mocassins continue to rule the roost, as they say. The collaborative effort between NY’s modern day shoe wizard and G.H. Bass looks to bring well-priced models that look and feel great. Eddie Rabbit would recommend avoid wearing them on a “Rainy Nights” (watch for aggressive lightning). Via Selectism
May 7, 2011

Michael Stipe Reflects on AIDS Witch Hunt

by Accidental Bear

There are monsters under the bed and trolls under the bridge to worry about, but your real concern, the one that slaps you in the face may be AIDS; In your friends faces, in your community, your next door neighbor, on fliers and billboards. Michael Stipe talks about moving to New York  at 21 and getting his wake up call. AB

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‘Holy shit. This is for real.’

By Advocate.com Editors

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Michael Stipe recalls being frightened by AIDS as a young man and compares the early days of testing to a witch hunt, according to an article in Interview magazine.

Asked what he’s afraid of, the R.E.M. vocalist replies, “I’m afraid of everything. I’m not a naturally courageous person, but AIDS really brought it home. I mean, it was right when I was 21 years old and came to New York and saw the first billboard about AIDS. It was like, ‘Holy shit. This is for real.’ It was scary. It was right at the time when I was in a band. Suddenly there were all these people who were available to me — men and women — and I was really having fun. But then there came responsibility and feeling afraid and being afraid to get tested, because you couldn’t get tested anonymously. It was so fucked up.” READ MORE

April 9, 2011

“The Fashion Show is on the Street”-Bill Cunningham

by Accidental Bear

I have a new idol, Bill Cunningham! A feel good, inspiring, light hearted, educating , ball of positivity and NYC fashion history. A must watch film.

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“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour.

The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirées for the Times Style section in his columns “On the Street” and “Evening Hours.” Documenting uptown fixtures (Wintour, Tom Wolfe, Brooke Astor, David Rockefeller—who all appear in the film out of their love for Bill), downtown eccentrics and everyone in between, Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. In turn, Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace.

To be visually stimulated click link below, or your money back!

http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com/billcunninghamnewyork/

April 8, 2011

Butch Baked Bonanza Boys; Butch Bakery NYC

by Accidental Bear

 

Heaven forbid, we don’t want a sissy cupcake, right? I don’t care if my cupcake is macho, mentally retarded, transsexual or a TYRANNOSAURUS. The only thing that matters is that it’s in my mouth.I thought pies were the new cupcake anyhow?

www.butchbakery.com

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The Macho (Cupcake) Man

A former real estate lawyer whips up pretty cupcakes—for dudes

By Ryan Bradley @ businessweek.com

David Arrick became Mr. Cupcake not out of a desire to bake or an affinity for frosting but “out of anger and frustration.” It was fall 2008, and he’d lost his job as a Manhattan real estate attorney, his home in New Jersey, and a huge portion of his savings. He’d also just turned 40. At this low moment Arrick walked by a certain venerable bakery—a familiar stop on Sex and the City bus tours—in his West Village neighborhood and saw a line of women around the block. “Freaking cupcakes,” he thought. “What if I made them manly?”

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April 2, 2011

Reichen Lehmkuhl, Hush Little Sleep Face, Don’t Talk

by Accidental Bear
Reichen Lehmkuhl

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Reichen, Shut the fuck up and just be pretty to look at. That strategy will take you further than filming yourself cracked out, sleep eyed, in bed praying to something that doesn’t exist, god.
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This Is An 8-Minute Video Of Reichen Lehmkuhl Saying His Catholic Prayers Before Bed

via Queerty

“This gonna be the first time in the history of my life that I’m going to say goodnight … to anyone who’s watching.” Call up the Guinness folks stat, because that sounds like a record! And so begins an eight-minute video, recorded last night, of A-List: New York star Reichen Lehmkuhl showing off his nighttime routine, which includes saying his prayers (also a first! on video!) In addition to the people suffering in Japan, Reichen hopes god blesses all the contestants on American Idol, his own show, and his handlers. So: priorities. Now doesn’t it feel like you’re Rodiney, laying right next to him in bed?

Watch video here:

http://www.queerty.com/wp/wp-content/plugins/flv-embed/flvplayer.swf

Read more: http://www.queerty.com/this-is-an-8-minute-video-of-reichen-lehmkuhl-saying-his-catholic-prayers-before-bed-20110401/#ixzz1INSGJ0xL

March 16, 2011

Q & A with Scooter Laforge Part 3

by Accidental Bear

Accidental: Would you ever or have you had sex with a tranny?

Scooter: Yes, I think I would have sex with a tranny… she would have to be masculine…. well I should be honest.. I am really vanilla, I have never been with a woman, I just am an average joe who likes dudes.

Accidental: Mr. Laforge there ain’t nothing average about you! I think the majority of gays are vanilla, it’s just the extreme fringe that gets most of the publics attention.

Accidental: Whats the first thing you think of when I say Corn?

Scooter: Turds.

March 15, 2011

Wigged Hairy man Emulates Gaga on the Street in NYC ( video)

by Accidental Bear

YouTube star Steve Kardynal harasses people on the streets of NYC and posts it on Youtube = instant (short lived) success. This is how you do it people. Drop your agent and publicist and make a spectacle of yourself with raw documented footage.

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February 28, 2011

Surviving gay spouse retains marriage rights. Amen!

by Accidental Bear
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Heaven forbid any of us ever have to deal with such things. But the reality is , that this is reality. It is comforting to knows that our backs will be covered and we, as gay people will have the same respect as all human being in such dire times to have our relationship recognized for what they are , LOVE and “MARRIAGE” ( just like the straights but better. Check the statistics) .

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NY court rules that surviving gay spouse retains marriage rights

A New York appeals court ruled that the survivor of a gay marriage could receive the inheritance from his male spouse on Thursday, even though New York does not yet allow legal gay marriages to be performed in the state.

J. Craig Leiby and H. Kenneth Rantfle were legally married in Canada in 2008. Three years ago, Rantfle died of lung cancer and left the majority of his estate to Leiby. But Rantfle’s brother contested the will, saying that Leiby’s inheritance would violate New York law, according to CBS New York.

Gay marriages are illegal in New York, but the state recognizes legal out of state and out of country marriages; therefore the court ruled that Leiby is legally entitled to the inheritance as a surviving spouse.

Lambada Legal said the decision was the first of its kind at an appellate level in New York, according to the Huffington Post.

Lambada’s senior counsel member Susan Somer said the decision “puts to rest the idea that out-of-state marriages of same-sex couples could be vulnerable to attack.”

February 23, 2011

For the love of Terry Richardson and a side order of Gaga

by Accidental Bear

Terry , I want to change lives with you for a year. You are attached to anything and everything worth a damn. You rock!

via www.nydailynews.com

Lady Gaga gets naked, raunchy in Terry Richardson photo shoot for Supreme

Lady Gaga went to the extremes in a new raunchy photo shoot for Supreme, a New York City-based line of clothing and skateboarding gear.

behind-the-scenes video posted online by photographer Terry Richardson features the “Born This Way” songstress fondling her breasts, touching her nether regions and provocatively licking her arm.

In the few parts where the pop star, 24, is clothed, she’s wearing only skimpy black lingerie or a wet white t-shirt bearing the Supreme logo.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2011/02/22/2011-02-22_naked_lady_gaga_gets_raunchy_in_terry_richardson_photo_shoot_for_supreme.html#ixzz1EqMavifm

February 12, 2011

Its All About the Shoes (and naked guy)

by Accidental Bear

Im going to rethink my storage boxes from childhood. My smurfs and monkey stuffed animals with velcro hands (the better to hug you with) can obviously, after seeing these photos go to better use. Coming soon, ME strutting down the sidewalk with smurfs braided into my pubes and stuffed monkeys tied to my feet for shoes!

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CHASE HOSTLER by THOMAS SYNNAMON

Via www.yvymag.com

Well-known personality in the New York gay sceneChase Hostler is captured by Thomas Synnamon for Rock Victorious‘ hand-made jewelry.

February 10, 2011

Burkman Bros and Michael Sanderson Illustrated Prints Spring 2011

by Accidental Bear

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Take special not to the  fuzzy legs that were added for OUR viewing pleasure!

via www.selectism.com

Burkman Bros and Michael Sanderson Illustrated Prints Spring 2011

To celebrate the launch of their new Spring 2011 Collection, Burkman Bros got together with New York fashion illustrator Michael Sanderson on a series of illustrated prints, showcasing styles from their new Collection. We are always fans of good illustration work fused with fashion and in this case it was simply a great match.