Wednesday, April 16, 2014

OUT on DVD (and VOD) - Truth

Rob Moretti's Truth is now available on VOD nationwide.  A suspenseful psychological thriller, Truth is headlined by producers Sean Paul Lockhart (Milk, Judas Kiss, Chillerama) and Rob Moretti (Crutch, An Affirmative Act, Snapshot)

After a chance encounter over the Internet, Caleb (Lockhart) meets and falls head over heels for Jeremy (Moretti) and soon the line between love and lies blur. Struggling to keep his past a secret, including his mentally ill mother, Caleb slowly succumbs to his darker side.  A sudden turn of events finds Jeremy held captive, until Caleb's quest for the truth is revealed. 

Following the film's world premiere at Philadelphia QFest, Moretti and Lockhart (who took home the festival's Rising Star Award in 2011 forJudas Kiss) have assembled an impressive list of screenings.  Truth has also been screened at Chicago's Reeling Film Festival as a Love Gone Wrong centerpiece, OutonFilm Atlanta, the Homochrom Film Fest and FilmOut San Diego. 

Young Conservatives Launch $1 Million Effort to Reform 2016 GOP Platform on Marriage

Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry is launching a $1 million campaign to reform the national Republican Party platform between now and the 2016 GOP convention. The group’s aim is to strike existing anti-gay language from the official party platform and replace it with more respectful and unifying language.

“It’s time to modernize the Republican Party,” said Tyler Deaton, campaign manager for the Young Conservatives for the Freedom to Marry. “Our aim is to make the national platform less divisive toward gay people and their families - and more focused on unifying all conservatives around our core beliefs of freedom, family, and limited government. The future of the Party is clear on the marriage issue- a seismic shift is already underway in support of the freedom to marry.”

A Pew poll earlier this year shows 61% of Republicans under the age of 30 supporting gay couples marrying. Another poll by the New York Times/CBS News shows a majority of Republicans under 45 are also supportive.

The new campaign, called "Reform the Platform," reflects and builds on grassroots pro-freedom successes already seen in states like Nevada, Indiana, California, Oregon, and New Mexico.

The campaign is also in response to the Republican National Committee’s post-2012 election Growth and Opportunity Project. “We do need to make sure young people do not see the Party as totally intolerant of alternative points of view,” noted the report. “Already, there is a generational difference within the conservative movement about issues involving the treatment and the rights of gays…If our Party is not welcoming and inclusive, young people and increasingly other voters will continue to tune us out.”

"Reform the Platform" will begin touring the early primary states of New Hampshire, Iowa, Nevada, and South Carolina this spring and summer.

Young Conservatives propose striking the anti-gay and anti-freedom to marry references in five different sections of the official platform. The group also wants to replace the divisive language with unifying language that reads:

We believe that marriage matters both as a religious institution and as a fundamental, personal freedom.  Because marriage—rooted in love and lifelong commitment—is one of the foundations of civil society, as marriage thrives, so our nation thrives.

We believe that the health of marriage nationwide directly affects the social and economic well-being of individuals and families, and that undermining families leads to more government costs and more government control over the lives of its citizens. Therefore, we believe in encouraging the strength and stability of all families.

We recognize that there are diverse and sincerely held views on civil marriage within the Party, and that support for allowing same-sex couples the freedom to marry has grown substantially in our own Party.  Given this journey that so many Americans, including Republicans, are on, we encourage and welcome a thoughtful conversation among Republicans about the meaning and importance of marriage, and commit our Party to respect for all families and fairness and freedom for all Americans.

Kamp Key West to Offer Land and Sea Adventures for LGBT Kampers

Summer camp, with its focus on outdoor fun in a friendly "getaway" atmosphere, isn't just for kids any more. Kamp Key West, set for Thursday through Sunday, May 15-18, offers a menu of land-and-sea adventures for grownup LGBT "happy kampers" in the island city renowned for its all-embracing diversity.

Daily camp activities on the water range from snorkel and dolphin-watch excursions and sunset sails to guided kayaking, all-women charters, glass-bottom boat tours and all-male "sun your buns" snorkel cruises.

Those who prefer land-based fun can explore attractions and museums including the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, Key West Lighthouse and Mel Fisher Maritime Museum showcasing 17th-century shipwreck artifacts and treasures.

MileHighGaymer Reviews

Wildstar - Beta as of 4-6-2014
PC - Out June 3rd - Developed by Carbine Studios - Produced by NCSoft

By Jason Anderson and Greg Dinkelman
Edited by Greg Dinkelman

So have you been needing a good MMORPG?

World of Warcraft getting ya down?

Is Guild Wars 2 just not doin it for you?

...and possibly none of your friends want to play Final Fantasy XIIII.

Well maybe it’s time to try something different.

Hello folks and once again welcome to MileHighGaymer where we brings you games you should and shouldn’t be playing. This week we’re bringing you Wildstar, as well as bring in my editor Greg to help review this Wild West Space MMORPG, cause when ya play an MMO you always need more than one perspective.

*Please be aware this is a beta so screenshots and gameplay may change in the final version

UMass basketball player comes out

A basketball player at University of Massachusetts announced recently that he is gay, becoming the first member of an NCAA Division I basketball team to do so. 

"I'm happy to put this out there and happy about my sexuality," Derrick Gordon said. Gordon is a sophomore shooting guard.

Theater Out Denver and The Denver Element Present 'The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me'

Theater Out Denver and The Denver Element will be producing the Dan Butler (Bull Dog on TV’s Frasier) production of 'The Only Thing Worse You Could Have Told Me' set to run May 8th-May 17th at Crossroads Theatre. The show is a series of 14 monologues by 10 characters.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tapioca and the Flea - Take It Slow

Los Angeles electro-pop outfit Tapioca and the Flea (TATF) have premiered the brand-new video for their new single "Take It Slow", which premiered last week and is available on iTunes. The video shot by ENDS (creative collaboration between director duo Daniel Iglesias Jr. & Zack Sekuler), who is also responsible for The Neighbourhood's "Sweater Weather" and "Afraid", chronicles the highs and the lows of a chaotic relationship.

Are You Gay With Something To Say? Bloggers Wanted For Denver's Best Gay Blog!

Are you a new or experienced writer or blogger? Do you want to be? Or maybe you're just some gay guy with something to say? Well, what better forum for you than MileHighGayGuy?

MileHighGayGuy is looking for regular and guest bloggers to write about local news and events, do music and movie reviews, or write opinion or feature pieces from a gay perspective.

These are unpaid positions but offer the opportunity to be published in Colorado's Best Gay Blog (2010, 2011, 2012 OUTstanding Awards, Denver 2012 #WebAwards), expand your audience and gain valuable experience. There's also swag available in the form of free movie and concert tickets, music, books and other cool stuff.

If interested, shoot an email over to Drew Wilson at And if you've got column or story ideas to pitch, this is the place to do it.

Spring Into Some New Andrew Christian Underwear!

New July 2013
Andrew Christian is one of the largest retailer and manufacturers of men’s underwear on the web. They carry hundreds of styles from cutting edge basics to performance fabrics, to body enhancing designs and everything is made in sunny Los Angeles, California.

Click the pic to start your summer shopping today!

Neb. antidiscrimination bill fails to overcome filibuster

EqualNE from EqualNebraska on Vimeo.

Boo! A bill in Nebraska seeking to protect LGBT individuals from employment discrimination last week failed to garner enough votes to overcome a filibuster. Conservative lawmakers who supported the filibuster said the bill would infringe on the religious freedoms of small business owners. 

"This debate is far from over," said Chris Chapek of an LGBT group in Nebraska.

Travel: 17 LGBT Events in the Florida Sunshine

Miami Beach Gay Pride is here, so grab your swimsuit and sunglasses and head down to Florida for this and 16 other amazing events!

Tranifesto: Nowhere to Live if I Transition

By Matt Kailey

A reader writes: “I’m 17, a junior in high school, and FTM. I live at home currently with my mother and sister. I came out about a year ago.

“My mum’s response had been ‘I saw this coming. I’ll love you for whoever you are.’ The next day she clarified that whoever I am isn’t a man. Biggest bubble burst of a lifetime. If she had said she wasn’t okay with it from the beginning, I would have felt better than I did about the whole thing in the long run. The kicker is that she saw it coming and still doesn’t believe it.

“According to her I was a feminine child. I was actually very androgynous, but she doesn’t want to remember the Legos and remote control cars. She has this picture of me in her head as a women, and when saying I was feminine isn’t enough, she claims I’m just on a quest for perfection and the media has corrupted my mind with male supremacy. I don’t even know where she gets half of the ideas she spews at me.

Travel: SHAG-licious Guide to the best of UK Pride!

While marriage equality is a recent step forward in British history, LGBT Pride has always been a thing of ultimate celebration throughout the UK near and far! Whether your Prideful tastes leave you craving major urban shindigs or you prefer a more quirky, local Pride experience Britain has anything you could hope for and more. As if marriage equality and a boom in LGBT honeymoons aren't enough of a reason to visit the UK this summer, we have the ULTIMATE Pride guide that will gear you up to book your trip today!! Check out's shagadelic list!

Harvey Milk Forever Stamp to be Dedicated at White House On May 22

The official first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Harvey Milk Forever Stamp will take place at the White House May 22.

Harvey Milk was a visionary leader who became one of the first openly gay elected officials in the U.S. when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977. Milk’s achievements gave hope and confidence to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community in the United States and elsewhere at a time when the community was encountering widespread hostility and discrimination. Milk believed that government should represent all citizens, ensuring equality and providing needed services.

His remarkable career was tragically cut short nearly a year after he took office, when he and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone were assassinated.

In 2009, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.

May 22 is Harvey Milk Day in California.