“Buy me a drink, buy, buy me a drink…go to my place, my place, my place…” Get ready, cuz after you’ve seen this video slash heard this song, that sassy & catchy line is gonna be in your head all. day. long.
This glamorous Vancouver gay pop singer (think Johnny McGovern…but more fabulous and looks more like Aaron Carter) has been doing his thing here in VanCity for a a short while now (kinda taking after Armstrong Junior I suppose), performing at various gay events in the city, has recently released his video for “FuckTalk (Buy Me A Drink).
One such event was Vancouver Gay Pride this past year (and had one of the best entries in the parade too – see the photo below!)
This is a story I came across while perusing my favorite sports website looking for the score in the Canucks hockey game, which is on Pay-Per-View tonight, and as much as I love following my team I’m not about to shell out $17 just to watch a hockey game (its 1-0 Vancouver after the first period if anyone was wondering). Anyway, I came across a very interesting story that has evidently been splashed across the sports pages over the past day or so. Brendan Burke, son of Brian Burke who is the former Canucks GM, current Maple Leafs GM and very influential NHL personality, essentially outed himself in a story written by ESPN reporter John Buccigross.
In the ESPN piece, Bucigross writes about Brendan’s coming out story to his family and how his sexuality has affected his career. Brendan was an up-and-coming goalie in the minors but eventually chose not to continue with his hockey career for fear of his teammates finding out he was gay. Today he is a student manager for the University of Miami’s hockey team.
Brendan’s Dad, Brian, is quoted as saying would stand next to his son “with an axe” and has incredible respect and admiration for him. However, he wasn’t so keen on him sharing his story with the world and being the ‘first’ in the hockey world to come out, “You wish that someone else would carry that burden first and then he can grab and help. But this is what he wanted to do and we support him.”
What do you get when you combine a big open space, bumpin’ music and the requirement of a red dress for entry? You get the 2nd Annual Seattle Red Dress Party!
Let me just say that I love getting all dolled dragged up, in fact, I think there is a drag queen living under this milk chocolate layer of skin (it’s true, her name is Shelita Buffet). This past weekend was another reason for Shelita to come out and play and did she ever. Last week I encouraged everyone to consider attending the Seattle Red Dress party which raises awareness and money for HIV/AIDs with 100% of net proceeds going to several beneficiaries. I truly don’t think I Shelita has had so much. The general feeling at the Naval Reserve Center was a combination of excitement and fun. I definitely encourage everyone to attend next year’s Red Dress Party as you are sure to take away lasting memories – even if they’re just of your friends in hideously amazing dresses.
Shelita happened to snap a few pictures of the event; check out her fun filled night below…
Hahaha. This is hilarious. What do you get when you cross Spandex, the 80s, dance music, and a mustache? This video. Check out this video of three guys from the San Francisco Bay Club competing in the 1986 National Aerobic Championship. Here’s how they themselves describe it:
“The best part about working with these guys is I love competing with them and they’re my best friends.”
“The best part about performing with these two guys is they keep me in line and it’s a lot of fun.”
“How to describe our act in one word…’We’re hot!’”
A community called McGregor Gully in East Kingston, Jamaica ordered all gays to leave their community by October 30th – pegged “Gay Eradication Day.” Yeah, I know right? Wow. The homophobes said they won’t stop until their community is “gay free” and those that do not leave will have to “suffer the consequences.” Boy am I thankful to live in Vancouver.
According to Digital Journal,
“According to the residents, the main problem is a local hangout that is frequented by lesbians who ‘kiss, hug, and even touch each other.’ And the community’s anger is directed mostly at those lesbians, though any gay men who reside in the area are also expected to leave. The residents say they will not stop until their community is “gay free” and are not afraid of resorting to extreme measures, though they would not explicitly say what those measures might be.”
You wait anxiously, realizing that this experience could make or break your next few weeks or even months. You’re putting your appearance into someone else’s hands and a variety of blades and plastic sticks held in them. You have a picture you go by, so nothing can go wrong, right!? This is going to be fine. This hairdresser can’t be as bad as the last.
You approach your seat and you hand them the picture, pointing out the most imperative parts. The hairdresser stands there smiling and nodding, making you feel quite at ease. They answer back with “ok” and “so, like this?” and then lock your hands down with a circular cloth. Out comes the electric razor. As quickly as it appears, it disappears behind your head, as you feel it slice through your locks. It has begun.
Getting a haircut can be the utmost traumatic experience for any person, male or female. You know for a fact that something is going to get messed up and if all is done right, a complete miracle has occurred. Since cutting hair is apparently the equivalent of brain surgery, and matching a picture, and translating paragraphs of explanations to one’s head, is like walking a tight-rope, you can expect that your ideal haircut might as well be a far-fetched dream. Instead, as you sit on a swiveling seat, you face a living nightmare.
Oh dear, seems as though some of the celebrity gay couples that we know so well are breaking up. As the nation fights for equal rights, I’m sure those anti gay marriage scoundrels will be using this against us.
Gays Anatomy: It has been reported by In Touch Weekly that T.R. Knight and his now ex Mark Cornelsen have split. Of course you know it must be challenging that there is a 16 year difference between the two!
“It just came to a natural end, no hard feelings,” says a close friend of 36 year old Knight, whose has been focussing on his role in the musical Parade at the Mark Taper Forum in LA. “They still care about each other very much.” That’s good. Wonder what’s next for Mark? T.R. had recently told Ellen he wants a baby. Maybe they are just in different place in their lives. Yes, um, actually they literally are in very different places in their life.
One of the advantages of working at a social media company is that I get the quick scoop on projects, trends and happenings in the online social media world. One such scoop came from my gorgeous and well connected co-worker (you know who you are). The aforementioned campaign comes from The Trevor Project, a US organization working to prevent suicide in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and everything-in-between youth. They just launched a video contest opened to youth aged 13-24. The video guidelines is pretty broad:
“.. create a short video telling the world about your experiences as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning youth within your family, school, and/or communities. “