Month: May 2013


THE MAJESTY AND THE POWER [Kindle Edition] (choral)


The Majesty and the Power is an inspirational anthem for S.A.T.B. voices and piano written and composed by Jeffrey Eric Funk ideal for community choirs or sacred services.



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CAGED BIRD [Kindle Edition] (choral)


Caged Bird is a gospel rock choral work for S.A.T.B Voices Accompanied with opportunities for feature soloists written by Jeffrey Eric Funk. If you’re looking for a song to fire up the audience, you’ve found it!



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Gay Film Festivals June 2013

LGBT Film Festival Calendar -  a continually updated calendar of gay, queer and LGBT film festivals from around the world.

Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival
Honolulu, HI June 4-9, 2013
Contact: Jon Bryant, Executive Director; Connie M. Florez, Director of Programming
Postal Address: Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival-HGLCF Attn: Programming Committee 1670 Makaloa Street #204, PMB #370 Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Phone: +1-808-675-8428

Cinema St. Louis Qfest
St. Louis, MO June 6-9, 2013
Street Address: 3547 Olive Street St. Louis, MO 63103-1014
Phone: +1-314-289-4150

TLVFest, Tel-Aviv International LGBT Film Festival
Tel Aviv, Isreal June 8-15, 2013
Contact: Yair Hochner, Festival Director
Postal Address: Tel-Aviv Cinematheque, TLVFEST / Yair Hochner, 5 Haarbaa St, 64738, Tel Aviv, Israel
Phone: +972-3-5757639 +972-52-2767404

Durban Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa June 11-30, 2013
Contact: Jason Fiddler, Festival Director
Postal Address: P.O. Box 51190, Musgrave Road, 4062 Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Phone: +27 (0)31 811 0959/Fax: +27 (0)86 545 9839

Beijing Queer Film Festival
Beijing TBA
Contact: Yang Yang
Postal Address: Xiaopu, Songzhuang Town, Tongzhou District, Beijing, China Postal Code:101118 (Please specify: Queer Film Festival)
Phone: +84 10-6959-3827

Pink Sheep Film Festival
Wilmington, NC TBA
Postal Address: Pink Sheep Film P.O. Box 1625 Wilmington, NC 28402, USA

Festival International of Cinema and Video GLBT La Paz
La Paz, Bolivia TBA
Contact: Diego Torres Peñaloza, Director
Street Address: Av. Ecuador 2514, piso 3 La Paz Bolivia

Queer City Cinema
Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, St. Johns, Halifax, Victoria TBA
Contact: Gary Varro Artistic Director
Postal Address: Gary Varro – Artistic Director/Curator c/o The Saskatchewan Filmpool Coop 301 1822 Scarth St. Regina, SK S4P 2G3 Canada
Phone: +1-306 757 6637

Perv Queerotic Film and Video Festival
Sydney, Australia TBA

Queer Women of Color Film Festival
San Francisco, CA TBA
Contact: Executive/Artistic Director – Madeleine Lim
Street Address: Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project, 59 Cook Street, San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: +1-415-752-0868

Outfest Peru
Lima, Peru TBA
Contact: Programacion: Rolando Salazar, Edgar Vilchez
Postal Address: Rolando Salazar Rojas, Ref.: VIII Festival OUTFEST PERU, Jr. Moquegua 294 dpto. 316, Cercado, Lima 1 Lima – Peru
Phone: +51 1 997937660

Provincetown International Film Festival
Provincetown, MA June 19-23, 2013
Contact: Gabrielle A. Hanna, Executive Director; Andrew Peterson, Director of Programming
Postal Address: Provincetown International Film Festival P.O. Box 605 Provincetown, MA 02657-0605 USA
Phone: tel: +1-508-487-FILM/ fax: +1-508-487-2494

Kyiv International Queer Film Fest
Kiev, Ukraine TBA
Contact: Andrii Marchenko
Postal Address: Boryspilska Street, 26-91, Kyiv 02093, Ukraine

Mimi LGBT Short Film Festival
Barcelona TBA
Sitges TBA
Contact: Javier G. Arenas (Director)
Postal Address: MiMi LGBT Short Film Festival, AP. 37027 CP. 08080 Barcelona, SPAIN

Festival MIX MILANO di Cinema Gaylesbico e Queer Culture
Milan, Italy June 19-25, 2013
Contact: Giampaolo Marzi, Claudia Mauti, Rafael Meira Maniglia
Postal Address: Programming Committee – Attn. G. Marzi c/o MBE VIA CENISIO 78 20154 Milan Italy
Phone: +39 023 319 118/fax: +39 02 34 53 59 61

Kansas City Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Kansas City TBA
Contact: Jamie Rich, Festival Director
Street Address: 4330 Holly, Kansas City, MO 64111, USA
Phone: +1-816-659-6589

Rio Festival Gay de Cinema
Rio de Janeiro TBA
Contact: Alexander Vinicius de Mello

Budapest Pride (LGBT Film and Cultural Festival)
Budapest, Hungary TBA
Contact: Szilvia Nagy, film festival programmer
Postal Address: Rainbow Mission Foundation, Csanady u. 4/B, H-1132 Budapest, Hungary
Phone: Fax: +36 1 329 2670

Fears for Queers LGBT Horror Film Festival
Austin, TX TBA

Frameline – San Francisco International LGBT Festival
San Francisco, CA June 20-30, 2013
Postal Address: 145 Ninth St., Suite 30, San Francisco, CA 94103 USA
Phone: +1-415-703-8650 / Fax: +1-415-861-1404

CineSLAM: Vermont’s LGBT Short Films Festival
Brattleboro, VT June 22, 2013
Contact: John Scagliotti
Postal Address: 158 Kopkind Rd. Guilford, VT 05301, USA

identities queer film festival
Vienna, Austria TBA
Contact: Barbara Reumuller, Director and Programmer
Postal Address: DV8 Film c/o P.O. Box 84, A-1072, Vienna AUSTRIA
Phone: +43 1 524 62 74 /fax: +43 1 522 98 74


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Leather Bear Calendar June 2013

Seasons of Pride provides the bear and leather communities this calendar of leather/BDSM and bear events for your twisted travels.  Also follow The Complete Bear and The Twisted Bear on Facebook.

Is you event not listed?  Send us an email


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Confessions Of A Male Stripper

So it's Friday afternoon, so we thought we'd share these half naked beefcake pictures with you (don't worry they're work safe!)

by Newsdesk | 31st May 2013

Male stripping is booming in the UK. Channel 4's First Cut film goes behind the scenes at Britain's biggest male stripper agency as they audition new recruits.

Check out the recruits, Tommy, Luke and Zane

You can watch the programme over on Channel 4's 4OD

Tommy Love



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Matt Damon in his Tiny Speedos

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During a recent online discussion about holding hands in public, I was criticised for expressing the point of view that even though I was comfortable doing this but I don’t always feel like it. The argument levelled to me is that I had missed the point.

by Barry Heap | 31st May 2013

Gay Public Displays Of Affection

Around 70 countries still hold penalties for same sex activity and 7 carry the death penalty. On the contrast the UK is one of the more tolerant and supportive countries. To address this, I appreciate that we are lucky to live in a country where we even have the choice.

I have been called “queer “ and “faggot” for carrying out the outrageous act of holding my boyfriend’s hand in a city centre, but the truth is I do not care. They are the words that they choose to define me with, which is their perception of me, it is not me. Their poison does not drip into my life. They do not dictate my relationship and how I choose to live my life. Sadly the bitchy comments and stares are not only from the straight community, I’m 11 years older than my partner and overweight. My boyfriend is 22 and leads an active lifestyle. I joke within friends that I’m punching above my weight but we’re happy and the relationship works for us. However within the gay community we can attract as much negative attention because we don’t seem it fit within the gay cookie cutter.

Part of the criticism is that because I live in a country where I am able to hold my partners hand, I should. However this is not me either, sometimes I’m up some days I’m down. Sometimes I will be the more affectionate in the relationship and initiate contact, others times I value my space. I’m a walking messy contradiction of a person, I’m human after all. And so is my partner. I’m secure in the relationship so I don’t need to be tethered to him 24/7. When we are out and I see other guys checking him out I can smile inwardly and outwardly, because I know we belong to each other.

I have no need to be insecure. I don’t need to walk everywhere hand in hand together to feel that I am with someone, because mentally and emotionally I am.

Have I missed the point? I don’t think I have, I have the choice to hold my partners hand, to hug him and kiss him in public. I have the same rights and freedoms as any straight person in public. Sometimes I will choose not to because I am a person not a living breathing political agenda.

The fact that this is even a conversation in 2013 says that we still have a long way to go but that will be decided by governments and politicians, not me. My individuality and sexuality are 2 different parts of me, they are for me to decide, no one else.

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GROOMING: Traditional Men’s Grooming

With men taking more and more pride in their appearance, there is now greater need for there to be places that offer the treatments that men are looking for.

by Jack Baxter | 31st May 2013

Men's Grooming | Jack Baxter

Vintage isn’t just a trend in the fashion industry. Hairstyles from the 1950s and 1960s are still very much featuring as a popular trend for guys. With this in mind I think men need to rediscover the pleasure of going to a proper barbershop, and experiencing skills that are tried and tested and tailor made for men.

Men's Grooming | Jack Baxter

There has been a real revival of the Barbershop across the UK and its really exciting what they a real barber can offer. Having a specialist taking care of your hair makes a real difference from going into the big chain unisex salons that populate our high-streets. I have recently discovered an amazing Barber’s and I have loved every experience. I feel very pampered and relaxed and I know I’m not the only one.

Men's Grooming | Jack Baxter

So why not go out and try find your own favourite barber and see what a difference he could make to your hair. It’s time to embrace a more masculine way of getting your hair done.

Men's Grooming | Jack Baxter


Photographer & Stylist: Jack Baxter

Hair: Swagger & Jacks Gentlemen’s Grooming

Models: Ben Luke & James Crisp

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NEWS: Apple Removes ‘Gay Cure’ App

A massive petition calling on Apple and Google to remove a 'gay cure' app has been partially successful as iTunes removes the application.

by Newsdesk | 31st May 2013

Setting Captives Free

The app, called Setting Captives Free, which offers to cure users of their homosexuality, was a free download available for iPhone users and people with an Android phone.

Yesterday iTunes seemingly removed the app after over 50,000 people signed a petition at

However the app still remains available on the Google Play store.

If you’d like to sign the petition visit:

NEWS: Petition to Apple and Google To Pull 'Gay Cure' App Reaches 26,000

6 Best Gay Apps

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The new study from Legacy, shows that LGB young adults ages 18-34 are also smoking at disproportionately high rates compared with their heterosexual counterparts. This study confirms higher rates of current tobacco use for homosexual young adults (35 percent) and bisexual young adults (31 percent) compared with heterosexual young adults (22 percent) in a nationally representative sample.


 SEXUAL MINORITY Young Adults Smoke at Higher Rates than their Heterosexual Peers

New Study Fills Research Gap for National Data on Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB)

Young Adults to Better Inform Interventions and Policies

Washington, D.C. –A recent article in the American Journal of Public Health analyzed nationally representative survey results and found that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) adults smoke cigarettes at rates that are nearly 70 percent higher than the general population. A new study from Legacy, a national public health nonprofit located in Washington, D.C., shows that LGB young adults ages 18-34 are also smoking at disproportionately high rates compared with their heterosexual counterparts. This is the first national survey measuring current tobacco use among young adults to ask about sexual identity. This study confirms higher rates of current tobacco use for homosexual young adults (35 percent) and bisexual young adults (31 percent) compared with heterosexual young adults (22 percent) in a nationally representative sample.

Tobacco use patterns among LGB young adults are vital to understand because the majority of smokers start smoking by age 26,” said Jessica Rath, PhD, MPH, CHES, Director of Research at Legacy and lead researcher for the study. “Our study shows that efforts must continue to reach out to the LGB community early to spread messages about tobacco’s deadly toll so that everyone can be informed about the benefits of quitting smoking or never starting.”

This is the first nationally-representative study to address the relationship between tobacco use and sexual identity in the young adult population and was published online in Nicotine and Tobacco Research in May. The researchers analyzed data from the first wave of Legacy’s Young Adult Cohort Study collected during the summer of 2011. This longitudinal study harnesses a representative sample of over 4,000 young adults to understand tobacco use trajectories over time.

The study also found that:

·        35 percent of homosexuals and 27 percent of bisexuals smoked in the past 30 days compared to 18 percent of heterosexuals.

·        The prevalence of dual use of cigarettes and other tobacco products was 30 percent among heterosexuals, 35 percent among bisexuals and 43 percent among homosexuals. Some of the other tobacco products that the study assesses include: large cigars, little cigars and cigarillos, pipe tobacco, hookah, chewing tobacco, dip/snuff, snus, electronic cigarettes, and dissolvable products.

This study highlights the need for surveillance on sexual orientation in national health surveys to improve the available information on disparities among sexual minorities and identify possible interventions to address these gaps. “The sexual minority community is already facing multiple challenges, including access to affordable healthcare, discrimination, substance abuse and mental illness. Adding insult to injury, this community will also suffer from disproportionate rates of disease and death if high rates of smoking continue,” said Cheryl G. Healton, DrPH, President and CEO at Legacy. “We must work hard to eliminate possibly the single biggest threat to LGBT health,” she added.

In June, LGBT Pride Month will acknowledge the struggles and accomplishments of all LGBT individuals. As LGBT individuals around the country “Embrace, Encourage, and Empower,” diversity, Legacy hopes to help the community to encourage quitting smoking as one way to empower change. Legacy is committed to raising awareness of the high prevalence of tobacco use within these communities and highlighting solutions to address it. Visit for more information.

Read the study online at:



Legacy helps people live longer, healthier lives by building a world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit. Legacy’s proven-effective and nationally recognized public education programs include truth®, the national youth smoking prevention campaign that has been cited as contributing to significant declines in youth smoking; EX®, an innovative public health program designed to speak to smokers in their own language and change the way they approach quitting; and research initiatives exploring the causes, consequences and approaches to reducing tobacco use. Located in Washington, D.C., the foundation was created as a result of the November 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) reached between attorneys general from 46 states, five U.S. territories and the tobacco industry. To learn more about Legacy’s life-saving programs, visit

Follow us on Twitter @legacyforhealth and Facebook


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Seattle PrideFest 2013

June 30, 2013

Seattle, WA

Seattle PrideFest

PrideFest 2012 broke all attendance records! Planning for our 7th Annual event is already underway, and you can be sure that PrideFest 2013 will be bigger than ever, with 4-5 stages, even bigger talent, and longer hours. It’s the biggest free Pride Festival in the country, and it just keeps getting larger! Join us the last weekend of June for PrideFest at the Seattle Center. See you then!

Seattle PrideFest is the largest free Pride Festival in the country. The next PrideFest is June 30, 2013 at the Seattle Center!
To honor the past, celebrate Pride in the present, and help prepare for the battles our community will have to fight in the future. We raise money for community non-profits and help feature them at the festival in unique ways to enable them to better do the work they do in the community.

PrideFest is largest free pride festival in the United States, featuring 4 stages, world-class entertainment, measurable action and advocacy for the LGBT community, and tens of thousands of annual attendees. Find us at the Seattle Center the last weekend of June every year to celebrate LGBT Pride. Seattle PrideFest is run by One Degree Events, who has operated the festival since 2007.

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