Saturday, October 31, 2009
zSHARE - SickOfIt Remix.mp3
This Thursday (November 5th), Rihanna will appear on Good Morning America at 7am EST, followed by an interview with 20/20 on Friday (November 6th) at 10pm EST, where she will finally break her silence and speak about ‘the incident’. You can check out the promo spot here. Not only that, Rihanna will also be premiering her video for “Russian Roulette” that same night, preceding the interview and will return to GMA on the 23rd for a live performance at 7am EST.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Guest Blogger Azarro reviews Michael Jackson's "This Is It Movie so check out his review below and make sure you go see this movie you have 2 weeks!
The tragic lost of the "King of Pop" in June has had many fans left in disbelief Including the alleged heavy drug use and rehashing of scandals of the past that he was acquitted of in a court of Law, However on Oct.28,2009 The fans, along with haters of Jackson saw anything but the frail,drug abusing,tortured soul they wanted you to believe he was. What we saw was,what would have truly been the show of all shows. The film began with the dancers telling their stories of where they were when they heard of the audition to dance with Micheal and the levels in which he impacted them as dancers.The roller coaster ride began when you saw preparations of special effects, dancing and Micheal being very hands on with every detail from set lighting and musical intros.You hear several classic tracks including: the Jackson 5 melody,Thriller,Bad,I just can't stop loving you. (just to name a few) The best part for me was to see that Micheal was dancing his ass off (sick my ass)as well as his vocal abilities seemed to get better over time and it was very refreshing to see that the nasty pictures people wanted to paint of him were simply wiped away from the word go. "Man in the Mirror" was where emotions were running high people in tears,clapping,cheering. This film has already set it's sights on breaking records bringing in millions in the first day and weather your a Fan or a Hater there is something to be said about a man who is one of the most misunderstood Icons of our times where even in his death he makes headlines and sells the hell out of anything his name is attached too.. This film is a MUST SEE...
President Barack Obama Wednesday signed into law the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act as part of the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act.
“After more than a decade of opposition and delay, we’ve passed inclusive hate-crimes legislation that protects people based on what they look like, who they love, how they pray, or who they are,” Obama said, addressing the crowd. “I promised Judy Shepard when she saw me in the Oval Office that this day would come.”
Obama went on to thank Sen. Edward Kennedy for his dedication to seeing that the bill was passed. Before leaving, he kissed Judy Shepard on the cheek and shook hands with her husband, Dennis, and son, Logan.
Because the hate-crimes measure was attached a defense bill, the signing was an unusual mix of defense officials and advocates for the hate-crimes legislation.
Alongside Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Adm. Mike Mullen, and the chairmen of the respective Armed Services Committees, Sen. Carl Levin and Rep. Ike Skelton, stood LGBT elected officials and the family members of Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. (his sisters Betty Byrd Boatner and Louvon Harris), for whom the hate-crimes measure is named.
Monday, October 26, 2009
I wanted to take the moment and share with you guys the amazing powerful and uplifting Premiere of Season 4 of ADTV "Love Sex & Pain the Ryan B Drake Story which premiere about 4 hours ago. Please view and check out the rest of Season 4 at www.youtube.com/dlbbco
Updated 10/28/09 10:33pm
Friday, October 23, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Above are the majority of the covers from SGL Weekly Magazine below is a quick little interview i did with the publisher of the Magazine Mr. Cleavster Brooks.
How does one become the cover person for the magazine?
In order to be a cover model for SGL Weekly Magazine you have to be very active in the Same Gender Loving Community with a history of being an Actor/Actress, Author, Health Advocate, Film Director, Etc.
What's the ultimate goal of yours for the publication?
The Ultimate goal for the magazine is to continue to give a voice to the voiceless. To provide an outlet for the SGL Community I want them to know that we are here and we will support and do any and everything in our power to make sure they are heard.
What's next for the magazine?
I'm glad you asked that question. We just released our first book from the magazine called SGL Weekly by: Cleavester Brooks, which it is a book based on all of the interviews from the first 23 issues. Television is our next avenue that we will conquer. I am developing a program now kinda like Entertainment Tonight and E News. But it is geared towards the SGL Community. We are also developing a television network that you can watch from your home TV. Right now it is available online at www.sglliving.ning.com.
What's the history of the magazine?
I started SGL Weekly Magazine this pass March. The exact date was March 16,2009. It came from me being an avid reader of magazines and never finding myself in it and people that look and feel like me.
Thank you for taking the time to interview me. Be Blessed.
Log on to http://www.sglliving.ning.com/ to buy the lastsest issue
Monday, October 19, 2009
Grey's Anatomy : Callie and her father : You can't pray away the gay what a way to open up the lastest episode of the hit series Grey's Anatomy when Callie confronts her father about her sexually when he pays her a visit to the hospital with a pastor. I think alot of religious folks think that in real life you can just pray the gay away and you be fine and thats not the cause. The folks who are LGBT do not CHOOSE TO BE GAY!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
From the Desk of King in Miami
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Things should be very interesting and lively at Vault for its first Halloween on the club scene. Noah's Arc own Jensen Atwood is scheduled to appear at Miami's newest hotspot for the Rainbow family. Check out www.thevaultmiami.com for more info.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Last weekend thousands came to the Nation's capital to take part in the National Equality March Weekend to make their voices heard and known about the issues affecting the LGBT community. Sadly in my opinion the Black LGBT community was no where to be seen through out the weekend.
On Saturday evening I stood in the freezing cold at the Campaign to End AIDS Rally & Vigil which took place right behind the White House where a few hundred folks came out to support the event and even though their were black LGBT folks there we didnt dominate the event as is such during the MAIN EVENT the NATIONAL EQUALITY MARCH which saw an estimated 200,000 folks march from Downtown DC to the Capitol and yet again where were the BLACK LGBT folks no where to be seen.
Blogger and Friend Darian Aaron wrote a piece on his site this week entitled "Open Thread: Why Are Black Gay Men Absent From The Gay Civil Rights Movement?" he wanted to know why their were no black gay men speakers at the march speaking and the reason there were none was because none showed up. I asked countless local black LGBT men were they taking part in the event and most all said why should i take part in an event that doesnt affect me? This march didnt affect us as a community because most black LGBT men dnt give a FUCK about issues regarding to our well being.
Black Lesbian Aiyi'nah Ford Electrifies National Equality March
From her speech:Most of our activists, they don’t live to fight the fight. Now to you I say, activism has many faces. It’s not just belonging to an organization, marching, or chanting. In fact, the most effective activism is claiming your own truth.While it’s nice to stand among the multitude, waving rainbow flags, protest signage abounding, how will you act when you are left alone with the company of your own consciousness? Will you stand as proud and as strong as the thousands of the people who have gathered here today? Or will you stand idle and let the idiosyncrasies of inequality prevail?”
Please fast forward to the 4:49 Mark to 9:30 to listen to Black Lesbian Aiyi'nah Ford Electrifies National Equality March
Drag Queen Shquiteea Lee speak up & perform at AIDS RAlly & Vigil on Sat Oct 10
Saturday, November 22, 2009
WASSUP N ATL ORLANDO INVASION
A WassupNATL Production in conjunction w/ WhatsTheT.com
10pm – 4am
Radisson Worldgate Convention Center
3011 Maingate Lane ~ Kissimmee, FL 34737
MC Scotty & DJ Truz 2 Rooms to Party ~Atlanta Finest Male Dancers ~ The Men of WassupNATL
For More Info Call: 404-246-9000 or 404-735-5062
Join us Saturday, November 22 at Universal Studios and Island of Adventures for “Boyz in the Park”. Come and ride the movies at Universal Studios and enjoy the coaster adventures of Island of Adventures. It’s going to be a hot day of Boyz in the Park.
Park Pass Includes: Admission to Universal Studios & Island of Adventure
Payment Options: WassupNATL & WhatsTheT customer can pay for their pass in 1 payment or chose the 1 payment option. The 2 payment option requires 50% payment ($40), and the other 50$ ($40) on or before Thursday, November 5th.
Where to Pick-Up the Passes: Guest can pick up their passes on Friday, November 20 after 11am at the WassupNATL/WhatsTheT Box Office located at the Radisson Worldgate Convention Center.
Additional Info: While we encourage guest to join us for Boyz in The park on Saturday, November 21, guest may use passes on any date they chose. Passes are non refundable. For more information on Universal Studios and Island of Adventures log on to www.universalorlando.com
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
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Carnival Weekend is coming to a close with thousands of Caribbean revealers heading to the airport to head home. It was a great weekend. Very hot, but a great weekend. From the two day Carnival party at Vault Miami (www.thevaultmiami.com), to the festive and colorful parade in Downtown Miami. Now it's back to school and work for some of us since it is Columbus Day. Next stop for me is NYC for Halloween for some ghoulish fun!
Friday, October 9, 2009
From the Desk of King in Miami
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As reported by BBC:
US President Barack Obama has won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize.
The Nobel Committee said he was awarded it for "his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation between peoples".
There were a record 205 nominations for this year's prize.
The laureate - chosen by a five-member committee - wins a gold medal, a diploma and 10m Swedish kronor ($1.4m).
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
From the Desk of King in Miami
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Whew! I must apologize for my long absence from Andresflava and the blogging world. I been working on building my dancing empire in Miami and it is alot of work. But I am back and a B#%$&! has alot to say. As always I will give it to you rough and without the fluff. With all things considered, lets ease into it very SLOWLY.
Well, one my favorite weekends are upon us, Miami Carnival weekend! All my Caribbean bruthas and sistas will be in town living it up Miami style. This is the first year in recent memory that Miami and Broward are combining their celebrations. I guess the recession had everyone consolidating. It starts will a flag party on Friday. The party will keep going on Saturday night with a Carnival party at the Vault Miami (www.thevaultmiami.com) with 2 floors, DJ Blaze in the mix, FREE food and giveaways. And it culminates on Sunday with a huge parade into downtown Miami with HUGE floats, exotic costumes, and Caribbean bands. If you got a few dollars to spend, it's a trip worth taking to Miami this weekend. Plus there is no work for most of us on Monday, since it will be Columbus Day. The flotilla is also this weekend, meaning South Florida waterways will be filled with yachts, boats, and jet skis.
Follow me on Twitter for the Miami Carnival Updates and Columbus Day festivities here in Miami. AND yes, it is expected to be in the 90's this weekend, so bring shorts! For more info on Miami Carnival, check out their website, www.miamicarnival.net.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
On October 11, 2009, we will gather in Washington, D.C. from all across America to let our elected leaders know that now is the time for full equal rights for LGBT people. We’ve had a moment thrust upon us by the election of President Barack Obama and the spirit of hope and change, and also by the sense of entitlement in the new generation of grassroots organizing. This march is a vehicle to a larger goal. We want to work to bridge the gap between the national organizations and the grassroots community organizers. We will gather. We will strategize. We will march. And we will leave energized and empowered to do the work that needs to be done in every community across the nation. This is only the beginning.The march is not our final destination. It is our first step toward building a national grassroots network that will continue organizing until we have achieved full equality.
Our single demand: Equal protection in all matters governed by civil law in all 50 states.
Our philosophy: As members of every race, class, faith, and community, we see the struggle for LGBT equality as part of a larger movement for peace and social justice.
Our strategy: Decentralized organizing for this march in every one of the 435 Congressional districts will build a network to continue organizing beyond October.
This is our single message as we march on Washington on October 11, 2009. We seek equal protection in all matters governed by civil law in all 50 states.
Full Events Calendar
Friday, Oct. 9th, 2009
Operation Shine Luncheon and Meet N' Greet, Hosted by Sasha Bruce Youthwork Raising awareness of the LGBTQ homeless youth epidemic in Washington D.C. All ages welcome.
Oct 9, 2009 - 1:00pm-4:00pm
Operation Shine Washington DC, Homeless Youth Speak Out March to the DC Capitol to hear national speakers and local LGBTQ homeless youth! All ages welcome.
Oct 9, 2009 - 4:30pm-6:00pm
Welcome Reception for Marchers and Supporters National Stonewall Democrats, Gertrude Stein Democratic Club, Stonewall Democrats of Central MD, & Virginia Partisans Gay & Lesbian Democratic Club
Oct 9, 2009 - 6:00pm-9:00pm
Transgender Reception National Center for Transgender Equality
Oct 9, 2009 - 8:00-10:00pm
Saturday, Oct. 10th, 2009
LGBT Veteran and “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Events Oct 10, 2009, and Oct 11, 2009
Oct 10-11, 2009
Trans Community Building Caucus
Oct 10, 2009 - 9:00am-11:00am
Impact Youth Events, sponsored by the Trevor Project Empowerment Trainings and Workshops Ages 13-25
Oct 10, 2009 - 9:30-11:30am
GLAAD Media Training GLAAD: Media Workshop
Oct 10, 2009 - 10-11:30am, 2-3:30pm Register for it
Repealing DADT: Lobbying Tactics DADT trainings taught by lobbyists from LGBT Military Advocacy groups
Oct 10, 2009 - 10:00am-12:00pm Register for it
HRC Welcome and Action Center
Oct 10, 2009 - 10am-3pm
SMYAL Leadership Conference "Stand up! Get Loud!" Youth to learn how to be leaders in their communities and advocate for equal rights and treatment
Oct 10, 2009 - 11:00am-5:00pm
Ecumenical Prayer Service
Oct 10, 2009 - 11:00am
PFAW: A Candid Conversation with Rep. Kyrsten Sinema How Arizona voters defeated anti-marriage equality legislation on the ballot.
Oct 10, 2009 - 11:00am-12:30pm
Wreath Laying at Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery
Oct 10, 2009 - 12:00pm
IMPACT: NATIONAL FLASHMOB! "This Is What Equality Looks Like!" This is a peaceful, creative, fun, & intense demonstration of street art for all ages.
Oct 10, 2009 - 12:00pm-1:30pm
HIV- Now and in the Future
Oct 10, 2009 - 12:00pm-1:30pm
How to Organize on Campus Tips for Effective Organizing on College Campuses
Oct 10, 2009 - 1:30-3:00
Camp Courage Training for grassroots activists committed to working to promote full LGBT equality.
Oct 10, 2009 - 2:00pm-6:00pm Register for it
DADT Protest & Memorial Service Honoring Leonard Matlovich Speakers Span Four Decades of Fighting the Ban on Gays in the Military
Oct 10, 2009 - 2:00pm
Change your government from the inside! Run for Office, Change the World: Sponsored by the Gay & Lesbian Leadership Institute
Oct 10, 2009 - 2:00pm-4:00pm
Workshop on Faith Communities & LGBT Justice Campaigns
Oct 10, 2009 - 2pm
Soulforce ~ Nonviolent Resistance for Social and Economic Justice Join Soulforce for an Interactive Workshop in Nonviolent Resistance
Oct 10, 2009 - 2:30-5:30
Milk and Cookies Party For Families at the National Equality March
Oct 10, 2009 - 3:00pm-6:00pm
Holding Difficult Conversations about Religion and Sexuality Leader: Annette Marquis, Unitarian Universalist Association
Oct 10, 2009 - 3:00-4:30pm
Oct 10, 2009 - 4:00-5:00pm
The Struggle for LGBT Liberation with Cleve Jones & Sherry Wolf Cleve Jones & Sherry Wolf on The Struggle for LGBT Liberation
Oct 10, 2009 - 4:30-6:30pm
Film Screening: Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement Screening of a multi-award winning documentary, produced in association with Sundance Channel
Oct 10, 2009 - 5:00-6:30pm
Sign Making Happy Hour! Make Signs. Have Drinks. Get Ready to March!
Oct 10, 2009 - 5pm-7pm
Equality To End AIDS, HIV/AIDS Rally and Vigil
Oct 10, 2009 - 5:30pm-8:30pm
Marriage Equality Networking Mixer. Join Marriage Equality organizations from across the USA.
Oct 10, 2009 - 5:30-7:30pm
SMYAL Youth Dance (Ages 13 - 21 only) Come Dance and Get Loud! Rally the night away! Ages 13 - 21 only please
Oct 10, 2009 - 6:00-9:00pm
Queer Simchat Torah Celebration
Oct 10, 2009 - 6:30-9:30pm
Marching For Equality in Heels, benefiting The Matthew Shepard Foundation An Imperial Drag-Trans Extravaganza
Oct 10, 2009 - 8:00pm- Cocktail Reception, 10:00pm- Show
Different Drummers: Music of Hope and Equality A Celebration of Cinema and Solidarity through Song
Oct 10, 2009 - 8:00pm
Sunday, Oct. 11th, 2009
Official Interfaith Service An interfaith service with singing and celebration!
Oct 11, 2009 - 8am
Cadence Run Run with LGBT Servicemembers and veterans military style, around the memorials/monuments
Oct 11, 2009 - 8:00am
National Equality March March for Equality!
Oct 11, 2009 - 12 noon
National Equality March Rally The March culminates in a rally at the Capitol Buidling
Oct 11, 2009 - Approximately 2:00pm