Sunday, 31 May 2009
Here's what one of our friends in Long Island emailed me along with a picture of the posters put up all over there.
"Yes ROCK HARD is sold at one of the island stores a clothing store and the posters are everywhere BRENT is now the Main EYE candy on the ISLAND! ye ha!
are you guys playing in NYC anytime soon?
The Defenders Video below:
Saturday, 30 May 2009
Friday, 29 May 2009
LOS ANGELES — A few overeager AT&T employees brought demo phones to "American Idol" viewing parties in Arkansas and helped fans text their votes, but their actions did not affect the outcome between native son Kris Allen and Adam Lambert, the company said Wednesday.
Allen, 23, of Conway, Ark., won by an undisclosed margin over Lambert, 27, of San Diego, a powerful singer who'd been cast by the show's judges as the front-runner. Host Ryan Seacrest said nearly 100 million votes were sent by phone or text message after last Tuesday's final performance, but did not mention how those votes were divided.
While anyone in the United States could phone in votes, only AT&T customers were allowed to text.
About 20 phones were brought to two separate parties in Arkansas, and two of those phones were capable of sending multiple votes by so-called "power texting," a person familiar with the gatherings said. A second person, with knowledge of the voting results, said Allen won by a large enough margin that a handful of voters could not have swayed the outcome.
Both spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment on the voting process or the Arkansas parties.
"Idol" prohibits "power voting" by text or phone, and has internal safeguards against the practice.
In a joint statement, Fox and producer FremantleMedia said the results were "fair, accurate and verified" by an independent, third-party monitor to protect the integrity of the voting process. "In no way did any individuals unfairly influence the outcome of the competition."
"Kris Allen is, without a doubt, the American Idol," Fox and FremantleMedia said.
Read the rest here at Huffingtonpost.com
By Michael Y. Park
Originally posted Friday May 29, 2009 09:00 AM EDT
American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert may want America to keep speculating about his sexuality, but there's at least one person who has no doubt which way the 27-year-old singer swings: judge Kara DioGuardi.
"I don't think that Adam was ever in [the closet]," she says in a chat set to air on The View Friday.
Her comment came as part of a response to host Barbara Walters, who had asked if Lambert's controversial loss to Kris Allen was influenced by questions about whether Lambert is gay. Lambert has a penchant for eyeliner, nail polish, tight pants and flamboyant hair styles, and has been photographed kissing other men.
"I hope not," DioGuardi answered. "Because we should be judging on talent and viability in the music industry, and they both had that."
In an earlier interview with PEOPLE.com, Lambert said people who worried about whether he preferred men or women romantically needed to "calm down," and that the most important thing was that he was being true to himself.
"You should own who you are and what you're about, and never make apologies for it," he said.
Update to post:
Adam Lambert has no hard feelings after "American Idol" Season 2 runner-up Clay Aiken bashed him then apologized over a series of blog posts late last week.
"I don't know Clay," Adam told Access Hollywood on Thursday morning after performing on the 'Today Show. 'I'm glad he's getting headlines now though, because he wasn't before.'
Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Brent Everett & Steve Pena
(Married before Nov. 4th in California, so we are legally married, but our friends who were and will get married after that date won't be legally recognized. We believe this is negative double standard & it's unfair. Make your voice heard here!)
It is remarkable that it took only one day for our beautiful country to show its greatest potential and its greatest challenge. And that day was Tuesday. In the morning, I was inspired by the President's nomination of Justice Sonia Sotomayor for a seat on the Supreme Court. Yet, in the afternoon I was deeply saddened by the decision made by the California Supreme Court upholding Proposition 8.
It pains me that we have come to a point in this country where we use the ballot box to address the civil rights of our people. If President Johnson had to take a vote, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 would not have passed. If Congress took a vote in 1920, women may still not have the right to vote today. And if President Lincoln went to the polls, blacks would definitely have endured many more years of slavery. We trusted our government to make the right decision and protect the minority, and yesterday we, as a nation, failed.
Unfortunately, most of the arguments against these monumental advancements of our country's history have been deeply rooted in religion; and in my opinion the misuse of religion. Let's remove religion from this discussion, and focus on the greatest gift religion has given all of us, the ability to love. And as an African-American, I urge my own people to take a deep look at our own struggles and not wish them upon anyone else. Simply, civil rights for all is about being connected as humans, united, tolerant, loving and brave.
We have come such a long way in this country. Let's us not stop now. Vermont and Maine have done the right thing by legalizing same sex marriage, and I am extremely supportive of my own Governor, David Paterson, to follow suit in New York.
In my heart, I know that marriage equality for every human being isn't a question of if, but only a matter of when. I ask those who feel that giving freedom to others somehow binds you, to please take a good look at what you are standing behind. It is only through opening your hearts will you be able to see that by promoting freedom for all, you are unchaining yourself. I guess I'm an optimist. I have faith in people and our government ultimately to do the right thing. And to my brothers and sisters in California, I'm there with you every step of the way until that day comes...
Tuesday, 26 May 2009
Moments ago, the California Supreme Court announced its deeply disappointing decision to uphold Proposition 8.
While we are pleased that the court recognized the legal marriages of the 18,000 same-sex couples married in 2008, we are saddened by the Prop 8 decision.
But we don't have time to mourn the failure of the state court to restore marriage equality to California.
It's time to go on offense. To be fearless in our fight for equality. Starting right now: http://www.couragecampaign.org/Fearless
Last week, we asked our members to vote on which year -- 2010 or 2012 -- the Courage Campaign should support going back to the ballot to restore marriage equality. Your collective response was overwhelming -- 82.5% support a 2010 ballot measure. As a result, the Courage Campaign is announcing today its strong support for a 2010 initiative, while respecting that partner organizations are still discussing and deliberating this very important question.
In response to the court's decision, the Courage Campaign will hit the California airwaves in the next 72 hours with a 60-second TV ad version of "Fidelity" -- the heartbreaking online video viewed by more than 1.2 million people, making it the most-watched video ever in the history of California politics.
We are launching this provocative new TV ad in the spirit of Harvey Milk's call to "come out, come out wherever you are" and proudly tell the stories of the people most affected by the passage of Prop 8 -- in moving images set to the beat of Regina Spektor's beautiful song.
Be fearless. Watch this 60-second "Fidelity" TV ad now and -- if you want more people to see it -- contribute $25, $50, $100, $250 (or as much as you can afford) to expand our ad buy immediately in Bakersfield, Fresno, Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and San Francisco ASAP: http://www.couragecampaign.org/Fearless
Did you cry when you saw the original 4-minute "Fidelity" video, inspired by pictures sent to us by our members? So did many of the people who watched the premiere of the TV ad version at recent Camp Courage training events in San Diego and Oakland, erupting in cheers and standing ovations, and spontaneously passing the hat to pay to put "Fidelity" on TV.
"Fidelity" is part of a larger strategy to build and empower a grassroots army of Courage Campaign Equality Teams across California. For three months now, 24 teams in 15 counties have been laying the foundation for the difficult battle ahead, knocking on doors in the heart of the Central Valley and coastal communities of California.
If you think "Fidelity" symbolizes the kind of fearless campaign you think should be waged to restore marriage equality, please contribute $25, $50, $100, $250 or more TODAY to put it on the air across California. We don't have much time, so please donate now: http://www.couragecampaign.org/Fearless
Be fearless. We can't win without you.
Chair, Courage Campaign
P.S. Need to know now where the "Day of Decision" rally is tonight in your town? Our brilliant friends at CREDO Mobile have teamed up again with the Courage Campaign and Join the Impact to make it super-easy to get the info you need ASAP. Just text "RALLY" and your zip code (example: RALLY 94131) to 27336 and you will immediately receive a text message with the event closest to your neighborhood!
Courage Campaign Issues is part of the Courage Campaign's online organizing network that empowers more than 700,000 grassroots and netroots supporters to push for progressive change and full equality in California.
To power our campaign for equality, please chip in what you can today:
Sunday, 24 May 2009
I'm here LIVE for one more show tonight at BOARDWALK. Hope to see you guys there if you are around. My parents are in town for the weekend and have been with us each night! I have the coolest parents in the world. Steve is making sure I'm taken care of and and hosting my parents while i'm workin and if you have a chance go up to him and say HI. He loves hearing from you boys.:-)
The Pussycat Dolls have just released the video for their version of the Slumdog Millionaire song “Jai Ho!” The song is a remix of A.R. Rahman’s Oscar-winning track by the same name. The clip “Jai Ho (You Are My Destiny)” was directed by Thomas Kloss and recorded at an abandoned train station museum in Vienna.
Friday, 22 May 2009
"Decision Day" is on Tuesday!
The California Supreme Court just announced that it will release its decision on the fate of Proposition 8 on Tuesday, May 26. The court will either uphold the Constitution, recognizing equal protection under the law, or uphold discrimination, taking away fundamental civil rights from a minority.
This will be a moment that you -- and your friends -- will remember for the rest of your life. We don't know what the state Supreme Court will do. But we'll send you the news as soon as it is announced.
As Charlize Theron told the Courage Campaign community a few weeks ago, Fresno will be the most important place to be on the Saturday after Decision Day -- no matter what the Supreme Court rules.
At 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, thousands of marriage equality supporters from across California -- LGBT and straight allies alike -- will "Meet in the Middle for Equality" to celebrate or protest the Supreme Court's ruling at Fresno City Hall.
Nearly 100 organizations, including the Courage Campaign, are mobilizing members for this amazing event in the heartland of California. "Equality Express" buses are leaving from several locations across the state. If you don't already have a spot reserved, think about car pooling with your friends to Fresno.
If you have friends who want to hear the Supreme Court decision as well as more information on Meet in the Middle, please forward this message right now and ask your friends to sign up for email alerts today: http://www.couragecampaign.org/DecisionDay
Thank you for doing everything in your power to restore marriage equality to California, regardless of what happens on Decision Day.
Chair, Courage Campaign
P.S. You can also get the Supreme Court's decision texted to your cell phone the moment it is announced. The Courage Campaign is teaming up with CREDO Mobile to send cell phone users the court's decision on Prop 8 as well as news on "Meet in the Middle." To sign up on your phone, just text "DECISION" to 27336.
Courage Campaign Issues is part of the Courage Campaign's online organizing network that empowers more than 700,000 grassroots and netroots supporters to push for progressive change and equality in California.
Tuesday, 19 May 2009
Monday, 18 May 2009
Friday, 15 May 2009
Almost done packing here at home and getting ready to call it a night. So excited to get to Toronto and so excited to show Steve the friendliest gay city in the world:-) From what they say of course:-) lol. Toronto CN tower is one of the stops this weekend. You can see it above.
I'll be at FLY night club Tonight (Friday May 15, 2009). Then I'm making a special appearance at St Marc Spa later that evening after FLY.
If you can, come see me and I look forward to seeing you!
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Since opening its doors in 1999, Fly Nightclub has hosted some of the worlds biggest and most talented DJs and performance artists, establishing itself as one of the premier dance clubs.
Much more than just an impressive sound system and light show, FLY is ten thousand square feet of pure vibe and home to the absolute best parties week and week, year after fabulous year oh, and is also hosting Brent Everett this weekend!
FLY is the original Babylon from television's Queer as Folk and the recipient of countless BEST DANCE CLUB in Toronto awards.
Below is the Music Video of "SHINE" by Cyndi Lauper featured in Queer as Folk @ Toronto's FLY nightclub or otherwise well known as Babylon.
See Brent Everett this weekend (FRIDAY) in Toronto LIVE only at Fly Nightclub!
Here's another video from Kristine W featured in Queer as Folk:
Justice Paige from San Diego,CA gives her best as a drag queen and performer in all types of settings, costumes and places in the US.
He made this pretty incredible picture below. Here's his short sweet message and image below:
Dear Brent & Steve:
I think you both are cool. So I decided to draw a picture of you two. :)
If you are curious about my artwork, you can visit andre4boys.deviantart.com.. Sorry I don't have a lot of pictures there because I can't trust people around the internet and they might steal my works. LOL
Monday, 11 May 2009
CLICK Here for the NUDE ONES!
Chris Brown seems like the only one who would release them at this point. What an ass!
Click here to see the nude ones if you haven't already.
Saturday, 9 May 2009
Gio's is the club room of the Oscar Wilde Memorial Society Inc., a not-for-profit corporation. We are a community-owned club operating for the benefit of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people. We are located at 155 Smith Street in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. That's at the corner of Smith Street and York Avenue, both major downtown streets. Telephone (204) 786-1236. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax (204) 774-5091
Thursday, 7 May 2009
Here's the Myspace link: