Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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.

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Monday, May 23, 2016

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Fear of Men - Trauma

Brighton, UK's Fear of Men have shared an Eleanor Hardwick and Sam Boullier directed video for "Trauma," one of the previous singles from the band's upcoming album, Fall Forever. Stereogum, who premiered the video today are calling it "powerful." Fall Forever is available for pre-order now, and out June 3rd on Kanine Records.

Daniel Falvey of the band said "for this video we were interested in bringing the album cover to life - exploring the tension in that image and the dichotomy it depicts of intimacy and resistance. Incorporating this image, Eleanor and Sam's treatment reflects Jess's lyrics in depicting two dancers grappling with trauma in the form of black liquid that engulfs them."

Nice To See StevieB: New York

By StevieB

The most terrifying feeling in the world is the moment when the plane touches down. You are gracefully sailing through the sky inside a metal tube, then suddenly you're jarred forward as the retro-boosters, or whatever they're called, instantaneously jerk you forward as the plane attempts to land. You feel the rubber tires skidding out of control, attempting to gain traction. A deafening metallic screech fill your ears. The floor underfoot feels as if it will tear away any second.

Every time I fly, I dread this sensation. Yet, I would never let this terror, as I see it, stop me from flying. Even though every time I take an airplane trip, I have night terrors for weeks. It's simple to understand that you can't have a vacation. A trip via airplane, without this 60 seconds of absolute soul scratching terror. It is the good stuff that happens on vacation you have remember. The bad part, fades away.

It's been a week since I took a plane to New York. The purpose of the trip was to attend a reception for my ex, Dalton. A wedding reception, for his wedding to his partner. Who he married. He with his new, me with my new. Although; is wasn't that long ago the it was he and I getting married. Well, long compared to the life-span of a Great Dane. If we had received a Great Dane as a wedding gift, Duke, as we would have named him, would probably, even with the best veterinary care, died four years ago. But, short compared to my memory.

Please don't get me wrong, I am not in any way pining away for a relationship from ancient history. It would be like me wishing I could wander the halls of The Great Library of Alexandria. Nor am I discontented. I have finally found someone to whom I mesh with in an astounding amount of layers. So, I bought a $700 suit and showed up on time. My hand in the hand of this amazing individual. What I am asking is, can you imagine standing up in front of your family and friends and make a promise for ever and always, then live long enough to see the other half make that promise to another. As the reception began, I began to hear the lowering of landing gear; quiet at first, then louder. Know-one else in the reception hall seemed to hear it. Suddenly a thud. I was thrust forward as shaking rocked the room. Every word; every speech, drowned out by a mechanical screeching sound. Rubber tires attempting to gain traction. My heart being stopped as it gets forced out of my chest. Then... the tires get traction... The room slowed and the mechanical scream subsided as quickly as it started.

I fear landings. More than I let on. They terrify me. They leave me a trembling child. Yet, if I avoided the landing, I would miss sailing through the sky. I get enormous joy knowing that Dalton is truly happy. That I shared a small part of his affirmation to Brian, legally his husband. The bad part will fade away. 

This post originally appeared on Steven Bennet's website Nice to See StevieB. Republished with permission.

The Feline Fix, Colorado's Leading Spay/Neuter Source for Community Cats

Divine Feline is Colorado’s leading spay/neuter source for free roaming (“community”) cats and a significant provider of spay/neuter services for pet cats, all through their in-house clinic, The Feline Fix. 

To date The Feline Fix has performed more than 27,000 spay/neuter surgeries, preventing the births of hundreds of thousands of unwanted cats in Denver and surrounding communities. 

For more information about the clinic, or to request a reservation for your tame, stray or feral cats, please click here

Divine Feline is a Colorado nonprofit corporation and a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All contributions are tax deductible. To make a donation please click here.

Auditions announced for workshop of new musical at Arvada Center

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will hold auditions for the workshop of the new musical, I’ll Be Home for Christmas at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., on June 6, 2016. The Arvada Center production will be directed by Gavin Mayer with musical direction by David Nehls, choreography by Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck. The Artistic Producer is Rod A. Lansberry.

Auditions are on June 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., by appointment only. Call the Arvada Center Box Office at 720-898-7200 to schedule an appointment time. Please do not contact the production staff to schedule an appointment. Actors must be 18 years & older to audition. Some roles may be pre-cast.

Experienced performers with strong acting and singing abilities are needed. See the character breakdown (below) for specifics on available roles. Actors should prepare 16-32 bars from a song appropriate to the style of a 1960’s TV variety show (such as Andy Williams, Perry Como and Judy Garland live Christmas shows), Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Recorded music or a cappella audition will eliminate casting consideration. A current headshot and résumé are required. Audio and video submissions will not be considered. Equity members must have a current equity ID card. This is an Equity Casual contract, non-equity actors will be considered. Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are needed and encouraged to audition for all roles.

Israeli Transgender Teen to Compete in Beauty Pageant of the South

A Wider Bridge, the LGBTQ advocacy group building connections between the Israeli and North American LGBTQ communities, shared the recent story of Romy Abergel, an Israeli transgender teenager who, against all odds, will compete in this year’s Beauty Pageant of the South.  In the article, “I’d Rather Live One Day as A Girl – And Then Die”, A Wider Bridge covers the interview with Romy and her mother, Ilanit, in which they discuss the resistance they have experienced along 14-year-old Romy’s transition and how in the end, a mother’s unconditional love transcends all.  

INSPIRE Arts Week returns featuring 11 days of free and discounted arts and cultural events.

Lakewood's INSPIRE Arts Week featuring free and discounted arts and cultural events returns for an extended 11 days of gallery openings, activities, classes and performances, June 1-12.

This 11-day event showcases the vibrant and rich arts culture that exists throughout Lakewood. Dozens of organizations from Lakewood Cultural Center to the Jefferson County Public Library are participating in INSPIRE Arts Week, hosting 40 exhibits, events and performances . INSPIRE Arts Week will be held at venues throughout Lakewood from Wednesday, June 1 through Sunday, June 12.

"This event just continues to amaze me. It has become a week that many people look forward to. Lakewood has so much to offer in the arts. I hope those who have not explored the arts in Lakewood will take this opportunity to get involved,” said Lorene Joos, arts programming curator for Lakewood’s Heritage, Culture & the Arts Division.

Don't miss First Friday on June 3, when the nine artist-owned galleries of Belmar's Block 7 open their doors for visitors to stroll, explore and experience before stopping to enjoy food, drinks and Belmar's Music on the Plaza. Rockley Music on West Colfax Avenue will hold two free concerts, the first being Clawhammer Bluegrass Band on Sunday, June 5 followed by The Resonators from Spaceman Guitars on Tuesday, June 7. Both concerts start at 6:30 p.m. in The Rockley Family Foundation Hall, a new permanent performance space at Rockley Music Center that will feature music throughout the year. Saturday, June 11 has two exciting new options for 2016, a morning tour of the art along RTD's W Line hosted by Kris Autobee of Red Herring Art and in the evening, The Beer Garden presented by Foothills Credit Union at Lakewood's FREE Rockin' Block Party. The Beer Garden features Lakewood-brewed beers from Caution, WestFax and Great Frontier Brewing Companies, as well as homemade pretzels, lawn games and a festive seating area. Lakewood's Rockin' Block Party is a free, family-friendly event featuring games, museum tours, a concert by Chris Daniels & the Kings and an outdoor showing of the movie "The Sandlot," beginning at dusk. For a complete listing of INSPIRE Arts Week events, visit www.Lakewood.org/Inspire

OUT on DVD/VOD: Vampires - Lucas Rising

After having his true love Toby snatched from his arms and dragged into hell's realm, Lucas follows in vain searching and fighting his way through the demonic hordes in the underworld. A year later, Lucas is summoned back to earth by his immortal friend Mikal to help stop Lilith, the Queen Mother of the Vampires, and her devilish plan to create a master vampire race using students from an esteemed college. With the help of a powerful witch and her coven, Lucas continues his search for his immortal lover Toby while trying to stop Lilith's evil plan. Out on DVD/VOD on June 28.

Friday, May 20, 2016

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AspenOUT Announces Grant Recipients—from Local to National Organizations

AspenOUT, serving the GLBT community of the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond since 1996, announces its grant recipients for 2016.

“We are awarding $50,000 more this year,” commented AspenOUT President Melissa Temple. “The emphasis is on programming and direct funding, such as our new local scholarship program. It is our hope that by promoting these young LGBT allies, we will be furthering the causes of equality and tolerance not just in the Roaring Fork Valley, but also wherever these young people may venture.”

Returning for its 40th year in 2017, Aspen Gay Ski Week, Aspen OUT’s annual fundraiser, generates the funds to grant local, regional and national organizations that provide support to the LGBTQ community.

Get Out and About This Weekend

Out and About Colorado hikes the Spruce Mountain Trail in Douglas County this weekend on Sunday at 9am.

The group will meet at Midland Elementary School for this moderate, 4-6 mile trail. Always bring plenty of water, and clothing and gear appropriate for trails.

Tanya Donelly's "Swan Song Series"

Grammy-nominated, singer/songwriter and founding member of three of the most influential and successful bands of the post-punk era, Tanya Donelly (Breeders, Throwing Muses, Belly) releases Swan Song Series today.
Earlier this week, Tanya talked extensively with ABCNews.com about Swan Song Series and touched on her extensive career including Belly, Throwing Muses, and The Breeders. 

House anti-LGBTQ amendment to Defense Budget Bill "designed to destroy people's livelihoods"

The National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund is describing yesterday’s passage of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act — that would strip non-discrimination protections from the millions of employees of federal contractors— as “designed to destroy people’s livelihoods.”

“It’s an absolute disgrace that the House Majority Leadership would push this outrageous amendment that is designed to promote discrimination against LGBTQ employees of federal contractors and to destroy people’s livelihoods. Our hope is
that the champions of equality will prevail and this attack on people’s right to make a living for themselves and their families will be weeded out in conference committee,” said Rea Carey, Executive Director, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund.