Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Colorado Car2Go

Denvercar2go is a new urban mobility solution designed to easily move you throughout Denver and surrounding areas. car2go offers a fleet of 300 smart fortwo vehicles that free float in public parking within a 46 square-mile Home Area. 

Locate a car2go near you on their website or mobile app, swipe your member card on the windshield and drive for as long as you would like! Remember, parking around town (meters and residential 2+ hours) is FREE! 

Stone Jack Jones - Red Red Rose

Stone Jack Jones released Ancestor earlier this year to huge critical acclaim. Re-emerging from the shadows of summer, the dark Jones returns to shed more light on his incredible work with two new videos and a huge fall tour (check out a full list of dates below). Noisey premiered the video for 'Red Red Rose' calling it a, "Southern Gothic Mini-Movie similar to works by David Eugene Edwards (Wovenhand), Johnny Cash or the like..."

$10 pets at Dumb Friends League Sept. 19-21

Dumb Friends League will be offering $10 adoptions for all pets in honor of the 10th anniversary of Wag `n Trail this weekend! The $10 adoptions will be for all pets, regardless of age, at all adoption locations from Friday, Sept. 19 through Sunday, Sept. 21.

The Gay Vegans: A Recipe - Stuffed Peppers

By Dan Hanley

I know. This isn't a food blog. I like to do reviews on vegan food, on restaurants and once in a while on vegan products. I have hardly ever passed along a recipe.

Last week Mike and I weren't sure what we wanted to do for dinner. I had bought green peppers at the farmer's market and thought I would finally try to make stuffed recipes. They came out so good that I just have to share my recipe.

This takes less than 15 minutes to prepare, and then the bake time. And so easy! 

Recipe after the cut.

Gay Help Wanted: MileHighGayGuy Is Hiring

Do you like working in and for the gay community? 

Are you friendly and outgoing?

Award-winning MileHighGayGuy.com is seeking advertising sales reps. The position requires someone who is self-motivated, detail-oriented and who, preferably, is familiar with the GLBT community. This is a contract position and pay will be commission-based.

To apply, email resume and references to Drew Wilson at Drew@milehighgayguy.com.

Good Chemistry – Denver’s Gay-Friendly Dispensary

GoodChemistry, Denver’s gay-friendly dispensary, is guided by four core principles:

SCIENCE – Good Chemistry believes that Cannabis has significant therapeutic benefits and work to support and expand its study.

ACCESS - Good Chemistry believes that many barriers exist which fundamentally restrict access to safe reliable medical grade cannabis and search for meaningful ways to remove them.

DIGNITY - Good Chemistry believes in the fundamental and inalienable right of a person to choose their medical treatment. Recognizing that often patients who take cannabis are subjected to unfair treatment under the law, Good Chemistry is committed to defending and protecting the rights of their patients.

COMPASSION - Good Chemistry recognizes that medical cannabis is a potent and effective medicine for many patients who cannot afford it and is dedicated to providing for those in need.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Matthew and Will: The Most Talked About Kiss In. The. History. Of. America's. Next. Top. Model.

America’s Next Top Model Cycle 21: Guys and Girls cast member Matthew Smith is getting a lot of attention from the LGBTQ community for his kiss with his cast mate Will Nederland on last week's episode, ‘The Guy Who Gets a Beard Weave.’

After a tough photo shoot, the models let loose with a house party that resulted in an off-camera kiss between Will, who is gay, and Matthew, who prefers not to label his sexuality. The morning after the party, Matthew was proud of the kiss. The other models, however, were not as open-minded. “I just think that’s super gay,” Matthew’s former flame Mirjana said, with male competitor Denzel adding, “After you do it once, there’s no coming back.”

But Matthew didn’t let the negative reactions from his cast members affect his relationship with Will or his feelings about the kiss. “Kissing Will was not a sexual, passionate thing,” Matthew told the camera. “It was like—I respect you as a human being, you’re beautiful, here’s a kiss!”

Check out tonight's all-new episode The CW.

Infographic: LGBT Rights Around The World

LGBT rights around the world vary, some countries such as Australia and Greenland recognize same-sex relationships. Many countries in Africa and the Middle East criminalize being gay, some go so far as to put a person to death. Learn how LGBT rights have changed over the years and what daily life is like around the world for the LGBT community.
Courtesy of: Infographic World

Books: Confessions of a Drag Queen Tupperware Lady

In 1996 actor Kevin Farrell moved to Hollywood and he began to work steadily. But not steadily enough. So he started doing what he needed to do to make ends meet, waiting tables, catering, the occasional office job, and selling Tupperware ... in drag!

Kevin created an outlandish, larger-than-life character named Dee W. Ieye (pronounced “eye,” get it?), a loud, sassy refugee from a trailer park in Tennessee, and she started to sell. In fact, before long, Kevin — as Dee — became Tupperware’s #1 salesperson in North America for four years running. And you can read all about it in Kevin's new book Confessions of a Drag Queen Tupperware Lady!

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 drew@milehighgayguy.com. And if you've got column or story ideas to pitch, this is the place to do it.

Bearracuda Returns to Denver

Bearracuda returns to Denver on Friday, September 26 and this time they are taking over the rooftop at Vinyl.

Sponsored by Scruff and MileHighGayGuy, Bearracuda is the largest attended bear dance party in the U.S. - now in 42 cities across the world. 

And don't forget about the Bearracuda Heretic Cruise 2015 (insert joke about bears and seamen here?!?)
P.S., DON'T MISS the Bearracuda Heretic Cruise 2015!

Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Join Cartoon Network’s “I Speak Up” Call-to-Action Against Bullying

Recognizing bullying as a health, educational and legal issue that affects millions of kids and families each year, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan have joined Cartoon Network’s recently announced “I Speak Up” call-to-action asking one million people to upload and share “I Speak Up” mobile videos to help fight bullying. The pro-active fall campaign serves as a focal point to CARTOON NETWORK’S SPEAK UP WEEK (Sept. 29-Oct. 3), the latest phase of its award-winning “Stop Bullying: Speak Up” initiative, which leads into National Bullying Prevention Month.

Both officials have shared their personal videos at www.StopBullyingSpeakUp.com and are using the hashtag #ISpeakUp to encourage others to unite with them in supporting this important effort. The goal is to collect one million user-generated videos that unite the voices of kids, parents, educators, celebrities and government officials all saying “I Speak Up,” demonstrating that through combined efforts toward a united cause, speaking up is one of the most effective ways to help bring a bullying situation to an end.

Select videos that are uploaded to www.Stop BullyingSpeakUp.com will become part of new campaign spots to appear on Cartoon Network, its digital platforms and Boomerang throughout October. Participants are also encouraged to share their videos on their own social media platforms using #ISpeakUp to help spread the word.

“Bullying and harassment can have devastating effects on kids of all ages,” said Attorney General Eric Holder. “That’s why, alongside our partners at the Department of Education, the Justice Department is striving to reduce abusive behavior against and among students of every grade level. We’re committed to promoting safe and inclusive learning environments for all of America’s young people. And I’m proud to join Cartoon Network in calling on every student, parent, and educator to pitch in, and do their part, to speak up against bullying.”

Isabel Rose - Trouble in Paradise (Featuring Hedda Lettuce, Paige Turner, and Ivy Winters)

Isabel Rose has released the video for "Trouble In Paradise," which features famed drag performers Hedda Lettuce, Paige Turner and Ivy Winters.

This is the title track from Isabel's brand new album Trouble In Paradise, which will be released tomorrow. The album was produced by the legendary Bob Rock. Backed by a large, swinging orchestra with a modern pop sensibility, Trouble in Paradise is informed by 1960s Vegas. At turns sassy and brassy, sultry and sophisticated, and always with charm, Trouble in Paradise showcases Isabel’s joyful exuberance and theatricality.

See Sound of the Rockies, the 4th Ranked Barbershop Chorus in the World!

Sound of the Rockies has been creating captivating a cappella and barbershop music for years and is currently ranked as the 4th place barbershop chorus in the world. The a cappella choir of over 100 men entertains throughout the Denver-metro area at local community arts series and regional festivals, has performed at the Light the Lights at the Civic Center Park, and sung the National Anthem at many Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos games as well as can be seen in halls in the metro area. 

Augustana Arts 18th season of diverse concerts kicks off with the presentation of Pirates of Colorado featuring Sound of the Rockies on Saturday, October 4 at 7:30 p.m. at Augustana Lutheran Church.

Wag `n Trail brings together people and dogs to hike for homeless pets

Dogs and hiking. If you’re like most Coloradans, you’re a sucker for both. For the 10th year in a row, the Dumb Friends League is combining the two into one quintessentially Colorado event.

The 10th annual Dumb Friends League Wag `n Trail takes place on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 8 a.m. to noon at Glendale Farm Open Space (just a short 15-minute drive south of Denver). The event is a fundraiser to benefit the homeless pets at the League’s south location, the Buddy Center, in Castle Rock.

Wag `n Trail starts with a short and leisurely 1.6-mile hike at your own pace through scenic rolling hills, and also features dozens of vendors, demonstrations, local food trucks, music, adoptable dogs and fun for both two- and four-legged participants. Fido can also enjoy the five-acre, off-leash dog park located near the trailhead.

“This is one of our favorite events of the year,” said Kelly Tribelhorn, Buddy Center director. “It not only helps support the Buddy Center and the services we provide to the pets and people of Douglas County, it’s also a fun opportunity to get outdoors, bring Coloradans and their dogs together and support a wonderful cause.”

Registration is free, but attendees are encouraged to fundraise to receive additional event perks. Participants who raise at least $75 will receive an official Wag `n Trail event T-shirt, GoodTimes ice cream (for you and your pooch), and a commemorative family photo to take home. All the money raised at Wag `n Trail helps the Dumb Friends League provide shelter, medical care, behavior training and foster care to homeless pets in need at the Buddy Center.

As the only animal shelter serving Douglas County, the Buddy Center plays a vital role in reuniting owners with lost pets and finding loving homes for thousands of unwanted cats, dogs and small pets each year.

The 2014 Wag `n Trail is sponsored by Hill’s Science Diet®, HomeAgain, Frontline Plus and Heartgard Plus. For more information on how to register, start a team, collect pledges or earn prizes, visit ddfl.org/WNT, or call (303) 751-5772, Ext. 1378.