Posts tagged ‘New Zealand’

August 22, 2011

AUSTRALIA: R U OK Day: A National Day of Action that Aims to Prevent Suicide| Sept 15

by Accidental Bear
A wonderful message. The world should take notice of the compassion happening down under. Mike Enders

VicBears is planning to start some life-changing conversations this September 15, hosting a discussion evening on mental wellbeing and how to look after your mates. The evening is being held to coincide with R U OK Day, a national day of awareness that aims to prevent suicide by encouraging Australians to have open and honest conversations and stay connected with people in their lives.


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August 4, 2011

YMC Fairisle Raglan Crewneck Sweaters: Preppies with Tattoos are Foxy!

by Accidental Bear

I think when I grow up I’m going to be  preppy. What does that entail, I ask? First I will run and jump into this comfy, classic looking crewneck sweater. I have always found guys covered in tattoos dressed preppy to be foxy. Fetish?

YMC Fairisle Raglan Crewneck Sweaters

YMC delivers some affordable takes on the raglan look. The patter is fairisle and the colors are heavy.

END has them.

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May 19, 2011

Yodeling, Country-music-singing, Lesbian Topp Twins

by Accidental Bear

If you have not seen this film yet I suggest you see it, buy it, live it, re-watch it, buy it for Christmas gifts, buy the sound track, join their fan page and then re-watch the film. Unless you don’t enjoy being royally entertained, laughing and feeling good. Last year I had the good fortune of catching this film at the Castro theater where the Topp Twins were present and opened and closed the film with a song. Even better than their film is seeing them live and yes, as America’s Next Topp Twins uber fan, I have sat in their audience and clapped, laughed and sang along. I never in my life wanted to be a cancer surviving, singer song writing lesbian from New Zealand in my life!

via B.A.R.
A huge hit at last year’s San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls has beaten the odds and is arriving tomorrow at a theatre near you. Leanne Pooley’s folksy doc unravels the only-in-New Zealand phenomenon of twin, yodeling, country-singing lesbian sisters Jools and Lynda Topp. Raised along with their gay brother in their island nation’s rugged cattle country, the Topp gals started busking for giggles in the early 1980s, leading to a career that has no clear American counterpart. The film switches from chronicling their near-icon status with gently funny spoofs of New Zealand male and female archetypes, to serious episodes of anti-nuclear and pro-queer demos. READ MORE,

February 24, 2011


by Accidental Bear

A bit generic but the more we get GAY out there the sooner homophobia ends. Its all about the baby steps!



CLEAVER, HYSTERICAL & SEXY!!…is this new Jawbone blue tooth TV commercial. That’s a REAL rugby team + two actors Pete & Randy. Rugby team didn’t know about the KISS. The reactions what you see on their faces are REAL!! Directed award winning director Sam Bayer. He has directed videos for Justin Timberlake,The Strokes, Nirvana and Green Day. Bayer won Director of the Year at the MTV Awards in 2005 and 2007.


January 12, 2011

Gay NZ Couple Run Out of Business by Homophobic Neighbors

by Accidental Bear

A New Zealand couple says a local family that targeted their bakery for abuse and vandalism has driven them out of business. The couple’s car and home have also been vandalized, according to a Jan. 12 article in local newspaper the Press.

David Zelton and his life partner Kym had relocated their bakery to a new Christchurch location last summer following an earthquake. But they did not receive a friendly welcome from all of their new neighbors: the couple told the media that a local family, and friends of that family, had vandalized their store and harassed their customers. Finally, after suffering what they say was an impact on their health and their relationship as well as on their business, the couple decided to throw in the towel and close up shop.

“They’ve yelled at customers outside our shop, saying ’Don’t go in there,’ calling us faggots,” Zelton told the media. Though the couple had turned to the police, they got fed up. “We’ve had too many broken windows, and it’s costing us money,” said Zelton. “We just have to let it go. We’ve got no choice

Kilian Melloy reviews media, conducts interviews, and writes commentary for EDGEBoston, where he also serves as Assistant Arts Editor.
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