James Franco Presents KINK

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FINALLY!    James Franco presents -

A Film by Christina Voros 

MPI Pictures will release KINK theatrically on August 22, 2014

 

Director Christina Voros and producer James Franco pull back the curtain on the fetish empire of Kink.com, the Internet’s largest producer of BDSM content. In a particularly obscure corner of an industry that operates largely out of public view, Kink.com’s directors and models strive for authenticity. In an enterprise often known for exploitative practices, Kink.com upholds an ironclad set of values to foster an environment that is safe, sane, and consensual. They aim to demystify the BDSM lifestyle, and to serve as an example and an educational resource for the BDSM community.

In kink, we discover not only a fascinating and often misunderstood subculture, but also, in a career far from the mainstream, a group of intelligent, charismatic, and driven people who really, truly love what they do.

WATCH THE TRAILER

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Military Will Look to Lift Ban on Transgender Service Members

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I am truly amazed  how rapidly the transgender movement is advancing.

Being a child of the sixties, I have seen the gay movement grow baby steps over the last 40 years. But now, since the transgender movement was really brought into the public eye in the last 5-10  years, it’s  really making some leaps and bounds and the public is accepting, as they should be.

Under Pentagon approval, national security WikiLeaker Chelsea Manning is set to start undergoing sex change treatments in military prison, officials said.

The transgender ex-intelligence analyst will begin receiving early-stage gender reassignment treatments at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., where she’s serving 35 years for leaking a trove of sensitive state secrets to the whistleblower site.

Manning’s request for the treatments was the first ever by a military inmate.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in May that he is open to reviewing the military’s ban on transgender service members.

What is like Growing up Transgender

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For most of you reading this – you know what is like to grow up gay.

But transgender – most of us do not understand that. What it is like. How do  they feel.

Maybe you think you are trans and reading this.  Many people felt transgender 20 years ago, but didn’t know what it really was; how to react or even who to turn to.

Now, thanks to social media and sharing,  transgender is really coming out of the closet.

In a brand new Aussie -made video, five transgender young people are asked: “What’s it like to be you?”

The results are compelling. Each speak openly about their awesome times along with their challenges, and how they’ve gotten through them.

The In My Shoes video is an initiative of the Transgender Anti-Violence Project at The Gender Centre.

“We hope that this film will serve as a resource for the wider community to better understand the issues facing young transgender and gender diverse people,” says the Gender Centre.

“We also hope that it encourages transgender and gender diverse people of all ages to come forward and access support if they need it.

“Thank you to these extraordinary young people for sharing their stories and to the incredible co-directors Monique Schafter and Mat Govoni.”

Take a look at the In My Shoes video .

Todd Chrisley says TODAY, I AM NOT GAY

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For months, reality star Todd Chrisley has insisted HE IS NOT GAY.

 

“I don’t believe that being gay is something you should be ashamed of,” he said. “I don’t believe it’s something you should hide. And if I wanted to date someone, I would call you and I would ask you go to dinner with me. But right now, I’m very content in my life with where I am. Today, I’m not gay.”

I have known several men, who at a young age desperately wanted a family and could have sex with men, but preferred men.  Does that make them straight?  bi?

I don’t care if Todd is on our team or not. (But he IS GAY!)  - now that son!   WOW! HOT!

Comedy Series based on OUT GAY Soccer Player Robbie Rogers

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GAY SOCCER player Robbie Rogers is the focus of a new gay comedy series.

The story of professional soccer player Robbie Rogers, who became the first openly gay man to compete in a top North American professional sports league, is headed to television.

Universal Television has optioned Rogers’ story rights for Craig Zadan and Neil Meron’s Storyline Entertainment to develop and produce a comedy series inspired by the young athlete’s experiences.

Neil Meron and Craig Zadan – the openly gay producers of the last two Academy Awards telecasts and next year’s as well – will develop and produce the series based on Rogers’ experiences, according to Deadline Hollywood.

 

‘Very excited and fortunate to be working with so many great people on this project!’ Rogers tweeted yesterday.

Rogers, 27, came out publicly in February 2013 through a heartfelt online post published shortly after he retired from professional soccer.

Dolly Parton to release Just A Wee Bit Gay song

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Last week, the country icon spoke about an unreleased track called “Just a Wee Bit Gay,” which is reportedly part of a larger group of songs that are “very positive towards the gay community.” – could there be an LGBTQ friendly album in the works??

ROLLING STONE  REPORTS:

“It’s a great little dance tune, it’s funny and it’s got a lot of comic in it,” she told reporters. “I do write a lot of songs along those lines with people that are different and are just themselves.”

Parton also hinted at the possibility of an LGBT-friendly dance record. In fact, that’s a dream she’s been talking about for several years now, reportedly prompted by a techno remix of her classic “9 to 5.”

 

Matt Fishel’s cover of CeCe Penniston’s “Finally”

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London based Out singer/songwriter Matt Fishel’s new cover of CeCe Penniston’s “Finally” celebrates international Gay Love and Pride with photos sent in by fans from around the world!

 

“A HUGE heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed photos for this video and helped to make this a very special project and a celebration of international Pride! I had so much fun going through all the fabulous pics which you sent in from all over the world, representing the United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Ireland, Australia, South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Uruguay, Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, Lithuania, Cuba, Thailand and China. Thank you all and I hope you enjoy the results! Mx”

 

WATCH    NOW!

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National Gay Blood Drive July 11th, 2014

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Could Pregnant Smokers be Making their Children GAY?

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Smoking increases chances of child being gay in adulthood, controversial study claims

A neuroscientist has claimed a woman’s lifestyle during pregnancy is directly linked to the development of their children, influencing whether they may be gay and having an impact on their IQ.

Women who smoke or lead a stressful life during their pregnancy can influence their child’s sexuality and IQ, a neuroscientist has claimed.

A pregnant woman’s lifestyle is believed to have an impact on the development of their babies – with drinking, taking drugs and even living in an area with a lot of pollution affecting children in later life.

Dick Swaab, professor of neurobiology at Amsterdam University, suggests drinking and taking drugs can lower a child’s IQ while taking synthetic hormones and smoking can increase the likelihood of girls being lesbians or bisexual.  READ MORE  from  UK Telegraph

Money Makes Kids Gay in Russia

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SPOT THE NAKED MAN!

Seriously? A Russian MP has demanded that a naked picture of Apollo on a banknote be removed, in case it turns children gay. – Are they kidding??

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Liberal Democratic Party MP Roman Khudyakov has written to the country’s Central Bank, calling for changes under the country’s ‘gay propaganda’ law to the 100 rouble note – worth about £1.70 – which features a statue of Apollo.

He said: “You can see clearly that Apollo is naked, you can see his genitalia.

“I submitted a parliamentary request and forwarded it directly to the head of the central bank asking for the banknote to be brought into line with the law protecting children and to remove this Apollo.”

GET A LIFE  RUSSIA

SOMEWHERE IN BERLIN: DESIRE WILL SET YOU FREE

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YONY LEYSER is back!

Critically acclaimed director YONY LEYSER (William S. Burroughs: A Man Within) and AMARD BIRD FILMS are pleased to announce the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the completion of daring debut narrative film DESIRE WILL SET YOU FREE.

 

DESIRE explores artistic and marginalized life in Berlin with an often critical, and sometimes humorous (but never mocking) eye. The story follows the encounter between an American writer of Israeli/Palestinian descent and a Russian aspiring artist working as a hustler.

Actively exploring gender identity, sexuality, and the differences between expatriate and refugee life, the main characters travel through Berlin’s layered history and unique subcultural landscape. On their adventures they discover influences and remnants of the Weimar Republic, WWII, the Bowie years, and punk.

The film features Berlin’s queen of punk herself Nina Hagen (pictured right), electro star Peaches, Brooklyn’s Blood Orange, German sensation Rummelsnuff, rapper Sookee, Jochen Arbeit of Einstürzende Neubauten and Wolfgang Müller, plus cast members Amber Benson (of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame), German film legend Rosa Von Praunheim, artists Eva & Adele, photographer Miron Zownir, as well as newcomers Tim-Fabian Hoffman, Chloé Griffin and the director himself, Yony Leyser.
The script is based on Leyser’s real life experiences and evolved from conversations over the last few years while making the German capital his home:

“This film represents a world that I have been part of for the last 4 years in Berlin, and the characters are based on interesting people here who have been part of my life. Berlin is a city of refugees, a place for outcasts and artists to gather, and this film in a big way is the story we share together.”

With shooting for DESIRE now complete and the premiere scheduled for Spring 2015, Leyser, along with Amard Bird Films, is working with Kickstarter to help free the project from the financial constraints of post-production.

“Because of the edgy nature of the film, studio financing is not always the best approach. Kickstarter allows us to connect to the public directly and let them be a part of the process.” Leyser explains. “We have already achieved so much as a result of our talented cast and crew, now we just need to get over this one final hurdle.”

DESIRE has been a community collaboration since its genesis, and will continue to evolve as such with this campaign. To learn about the special rewards section and pledge your support, please visit DESIRE WILL SET YOU FREE’s Kickstarter HERE. The campaign ends on August 6th.

OWN IT by Tabatha Coffey

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Fans know Tabatha Coffey as the celebrity hairstylist who’s tough, talented, and always ready to take over.

But while promoting her new book, “Own It: Be the Boss of Your Life — at Home and in the Workplace,” the 44-year-old star of Bravo’s “Tabatha Takes Over” shed some light on how her unconventional childhood drove her to become the strong, successful businesswoman she is today.

Raised mostly by her single mother, Coffey spent much of her free time at her family’s strip club where she quickly learned the power of hair and beauty. “I was at the club all the time,” she told Yahoo. “I would sit back and take a good look at how [the models] got their makeup, costumes, and wigs on and they put me to work. Even as a little kid, I just saw the transformation it did to them.”

READ MORE HERE

I personally loved her swag and attitude event before she came out (publically)! Now I have even more respect for  this out and proud lesbian woman who is strong and empowering.   She gives  a GREAT INTERVIEW  HERE  with  Lesbian Life.

IN HER NEW BOOK,  Own It!: Be the Boss of Your Life–at Home and in the WorkplaceTabatha is back to share her secrets of business success . . .

With her characteristic savvy expertise and no-nonsense advice, the perfectly coiffed celebrity hairstylist, Tabatha Coffey, returns with her second book, teaching readers that the secret of success is taking charge—of your priorities, your future, and your life. Fans of her hit show, Tabatha Takes Over, value Tabatha’s sound approach to overhauling failing businesses, and now, in Own It!, she takes to the page to reach out to anyone with a dream: whether you’re just beginning, revamping your career, or starting your own enterprise.

Sharing her blunt but rock-solid wisdom, Tabatha provides tips for every aspect of business—from entrepreneurship, to customer service, to management—as well as on the home front, to help women seeking to balance their family lives with their careers. Filled with stories about real people who have faced challenging transitions, in addition to anecdotes from Tabatha’s own experiences, this book reveals, through her unflinching honesty, Tabatha’s commitment to the dreams and goals of her readers, and her never-say-never attitude when it comes to bringing them to life.

Success is the result when you Own It! in all aspects of your life, and Tabatha breaks it down step-by-step as your straight-shooting personal coach to show you how it’s done.

BUY THE BOOK!

Own It!: Be the Boss of Your Life–at Home and in the Workplace

 

 

Judge Judy Learns About GRINDR

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Talk about pop culture!   Judge Judy hears a case involving GRINDR!

Judge Judy may not have known about Grindr until recently, but she totally gets it.

On Monday’s episode of “Judge Judy,” Judge Judith Sheindlin presided over a case involving two men who met on gay hookup app Grindr. The 47-year-old plaintiff was suing defendant Aaron Murphy, a 23-year-old student, for unpaid loans. Murphy claimed the money was a gift.  WATCH  NOW

Starbucks Big Gay Pride Flag in Seattle

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At the Starbucks headquarters in Seattle this week, an enormous 800 square foot LGBT Pride flag  was raised in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Seattle Pride.

Starbucks hold a ranking of 90 of 100 points with HRC. Their only short coming is

Does not offers equal health coverage for transgender individuals without exclusion for medically necessary care.

Photographer Nate Gowdy was on hand and shared these images with Towleroad of the clock tower and flag, as well as CEO Howard Schultz, who observed the flag raising with employees.

Seattle Pride Communications Director Adam McRoberts applauded the gesture in a press release:

“We are thrillled that Starbucks is showing their support for the LGBT community in this very big, very public way. The flag flying over their headquarters will welcome thousands of visitors coming to seattle to celebrate Pride this week and is a testament to the support Starbucks has shown the LGBT community over the years.”

CHER D2K Dressed to Kill Tour 2014

 

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68?!  Seriously?!

Still just as dazzling and stunning  as she always has been.  The Grammy, Emmy and Oscar winner is  still a diva and icon!

I read that much of the “Dressed to Kill” tour is reminiscent of/taken from Cher’s residency show at the Colosseum in Caesars Palace that ran from May 2008 to February 2011 — the fabulous costumes, “The Beat Goes On, “Half Breed” and “Believe” — while “I Got You Babe,” the “Burlesque” numbers and “Woman’s World,” “Dressed to Kill,” “Take It Like a Man” and “I Hope You Find It” from “Closer to the Truth” are new and certainly high-energy and entertaining.

The set is gorgeous, and the costumes eye popping!

More cities coming in October and November, if you have not seen her yet, GET TICKETS!!

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J Prince Studio Rock Star Looks and Designs

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HOT! One of Chicago’s top interior designer and event planners, Ramsey Jay Prince  has set up a permanent shop, J PRINCE STUDIO,  on North Broadway in Chicago, and has something for everyone.

 

But with the power in the internet and his sexy male models and clothes, orders are now coming in from around the country!

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Has has shorts and tanktops, swimwear and sportswear – but its SEQUINS making everybody sparkle!

Sequined Hoods and Shorts are currently his top items. Fabrics are limited and always changing!

 

 

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Check out whats online and call more for info, colors and sizes that are available right now!!

J Prince Studio 
3744 N Broadway 
Chicago IL 60613
312.547.0958 office

Store Hours 
Tuesday – Saturday : 11am – 7pm
Sunday and Monday by appointment only 

 

 

The REAL Fred Phelps…..Not My Fathers Son

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CHILD ABUSE AND BRAIN WASHING. That’s the REAL PHELPS. May he NOT Rest in Peace that #**#@^%$%$#!!!

The story of Nate Phelps, son of Reverend Fred Phelps – how he overcame abuse and learned to love those whom he was taught to hate.

“Not My Father’s Son” will chronicle Nate’s story from the years of physical, emotional and mental abuse he suffered at the hands of his father from a young age through his journey toward healing to his subsequent and current fight for justice and equality for all people.

A kickstarter campaign was started to tell Nate’s story of how he escaped the claws of his evil and demented father.

Nate Phelps.com

 

LEVI’S GAY PRIDE COLLECTION

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This June, Levi’s launched a Pride collection celebrating equality. Levi’s is no stranger to fighting for what is right, Levi’s® Pride 2014 product is the best way to wear your pride.
In 1982, leaders and employees at Levi Strauss & Co came together to support each other and raise awareness about HIV and AIDS; today Levi’s still supports and fights the battle against HIV/AIDS. In 1992, Levi Strauss & Co was the first to offer benefits to same sex couples. In 2007, Levi Strauss & Co was the only California business to file an amicus brief with the California Supreme Court, supporting same-sex marriage.
The Levi’s® Pride 2014 product includes a Men’s tee, Women’s tee and a unisex tank top that all feature a retro Levi’s® logo in classic rainbow colors and a “PRIDE 2014” stamp on the back neck. Also available is a baseball cap with the Levi’s® iconic batwing logo in the same rainbow colors. Product will be available throughout the month of June at select stores in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington D.C. Prices range from $18-$25 and proceeds will benefit local pride organizations based in the respective locations. Please see below as well as a link to images of the collection.
 

San Francisco: San Francisco Pride
Los Angeles: Christopher Street West/LA Pride
New York: NYC Pride
Georgetown: Capital Pride
Chicago: Chicago Pride

Show Me Your Pride by Coco Peru!

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On her quest to save the world, Miss Coco Peru unleashes “Show Me Your Pride”, a dance anthem brought to colorful life by the legendary entertainer that the press has called “a heavenly hoot” and “a dragster with real talent and heart”!

WATCH

LIVE LOUD, PROUD AND FREE OF SHAME!

Janet Porter Warns Families about Gay Days @ Disney

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ANTI GAY NEWS…..Janet Porter, a well known WINGNUT!  who in the past has warned that homosexuality is more dangerous to your health than smoking, is urging families to leave Disney World out of any vacation plans next week because of the HOMOSEXUAL AGENDA– fearing that children may be exposed to “public displays of perversion, cross dressing men and pedophiles” at the park’s upcoming ‘Gay Days’.

LISTEN TO HER  HERE!

The Florida Family Association hate group is also planning  on flying its annual Gay Day ‘Warning’ banner across the park next week, which they do every year  and  increasingly just seems like free publicity for the inclusive, celebratory event!  LOL

 

 

Heklina Heklina talks Tranny and Trannyshack

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TRANNY has been in the news a lot lately.

Are people over reacting? Why can’t we “own it”  like  “fag”?

Heklina Heklina — the organizer of San Francisco’s “Trannyshack” party — publicly announced that she would drop the word “tranny” from her party and re-brand it with a new name by 2015.

ON FACEBOOK, she  said: a public Facebook post, Heklina said, “Whether I like it or not the very name of my legendary nightclub has become political.”

“First, a little history about the name Trannyshack, and the club itself. When I started the club (waaaaaay back in 1996) the word “tranny” did not have the charged weight to it that it has today. Simply put, it was not (arguably) considered a slur word, and not even thought of on the same level as the words “dyke” or “faggot” (two words which, maybe ironically, have somehow become less charged and have been “reclaimed” to a certain degree-for instance, leading the Pride Parade in San Francisco every year are the Dykes On Bikes. I can’t imagine in this day, a contingent called Trannies On Bikes). There are people who might argue this, but I’m sorry it just was not a word thought of as a slur on the same level as today. It was just not. I considered the name transgressive, and cutting edge…

Every walk of life came to, and performed at, Trannyshack. Gay men, lesbians, drag kings, drag kings, M to F’s, F to M’s, Faux Queens, and yes, even straight people. It won every award for Best Drag show in SF every year, and is generally thought to have redefined drag on the West Coast. It didn’t matter (and still does not) what gender you were, or what you had between your legs, if you were a great performer you were welcome on the Trannyshack stage. It grew to mean a great deal to a great many people…

However. Increasingly, and in the past year especially, it’s become clear to me the meaning the word tranny has taken on. I’ve tried to avoid the issue because I’ve spent almost 20 years branding and promoting my club. But more and more, I am asked on the street, in interviews, and online about my thoughts on the word, and the name of my club. I’ve given the answer “Oh, my club is different, it means so much to so many people, it’s this it’s that, etc.”, but it’s been nagging at me.

I started to talk to people close to me about the need for a rebrand. What really was the clincher for me was a post I saw on Facebook by a performer at my club . I wasn’t tagged in the post, but came across it anyway. He said how excited he was to be performing at my club but, out of embarrassment, he couldn’t type the name of it, and something along the lines of “you all know where it is”. Ouch, OK. Time for a rebrand.

I am in the business of (hopefully) entertaining people. It’s never been my intention to hurt people. I am not another Shirley Q. Liquor, wanting to offend just for sake of it. Also, on a purely business level, I don’t want to be viewed as archaic, out of step with the times, like an ostrich with my head in the sand.

As I see it, there’s two ways we can deal with this. We can see this as progress and a step forward, or we can engage in fighting and divisiveness. Whichever one you choose I am going for progress, and away from hurt and anger.”

Until the 2015 roll out, Heklina has decided to use “T-Shack” as a temporary name while she researches a better one. She then refused to engage the matter further via Facebook, but invited people to talk with her about the old and new names face-to-face.

Male Super Model Steven Dehler gets PUMPED

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STEVEN DEHLER  is our favorite model here at BEST GAY!

If you can’t make it to Las Vegas this weekend for the big Matinee festival -  check out  Steven in this clip for PUMP  underwear and Matinee Las Vegas.

 

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