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High Art: Bryan Saunders Made 52 Self-Portraits On Different Drugs

High Art: Bryan Saunders Made 52 Self-Portraits On Different Drugs Like this Article Like Unicorn BootyArtist Bryan Lewis Saunders created 52 self-portraits while high on 52 different drugs. He experimented with everything from bath salts to crystal meth. He says he suffered mild brain-damage and became lethargic as a result, so he doesn’t recommend his method to anyone. Saunders is still continuing with the experiment but only with drugs given to him by medical professionals. Here’s some of Bryan Lewis Saunders’ tripped-out self-portraits: 2mg Nicotine Gum 3mg Klonopin 4mg Dilaudid 4mg Risperdol 90mg Abilify Abilify, Ativan, Xanax absinth Adderall Ambien Ativan Bath Salts Buspar Butalbital Butane Honey Oil Cephalexin Cocaine Huffed Computer Duster Cough Syrup Dilaudid DMT G13 Marijuana Geodon Hash Heroin Huffing Hydrocodone, ...

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Badass Chinese Lesbians Wed for Same-Sex Marriage

Badass Chinese Lesbians Wed for Same-Sex Marriage Like this Article Like Unicorn BootyLast Thursday, Li Tingting and Teresa Xu got married in Beijing. Both of these people are women, and same-sex marriage is illegal in China, but that did not deter them because they are giant badasses. The couple held a low-key wedding reception with a few dozen friends at a restaurant. They had originally planned to marry at the local government office but the police refused, telling them not to “make a scene.” Li and Xu said they were partially inspired by the US Supreme Court’s recent decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide. Yes, like the Backstreet Boys, Starbucks and reruns of Friends, same-sex marriage might make its way to China ...

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Homeless LGBTQ Youth – How To Help!

Every once in a while I like to turn the focus and attention toward serious matters affecting our amazing community of brothers and sisters in need. I received a wonderful email from a sweet girl names Janessa Dayan who works with a truly giving group called Goodshop and Goodsearch. Their company motto is “You Shop. You Save. We Give.” I’ve placed the entire press release here for you to read through. I hope you take the time to check these organizations out. Happy Gay Pride Month! Did you know 40% of homeless youth in America identify as LGBTQ? People who identify as LGBTQ face serious social repercussions at early ages and know the feeling of rejection and abandonment all too well. As a result, ...

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Democracy Vs. Austerity, Or, What’s The Deal With Greece?

Democracy Vs. Austerity, Or, What’s The Deal With Greece? Like this Article Like Unicorn BootyWhile I’m writing this, stock markets worldwide are wobbling in response to the imposition of capital controls in Greece and in anticipation of the coming Greek referendum on austerity. If Greece votes no, they will almost certainly be kicked out of the eurozone. Those sentences up there — at least from my safe position on the west coast of the United States — simultaneously feel like an account of a major world-historical event and just deadly, deadly dull. It’s easy to see how something like the marriage equality debate is a conflict between freedom and love on the one side and control and hate on the other. In this debate, though, ...

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Heading to Mr. Gay USofA ’15 Nationals

If you follow me here or on social media then you know I’ve been preparing hard for my preliminary contest to take me back to Mr. Gay USofA nationals once more in San Antonio this November. I got my ticket! I’M EXCITED! I wanted to win desperately but it wasn’t in the cards this round. However I did get my qualifying ticket as first alternate to place my two dancing feet back on that stage at The Saint November 4-6. Here’s what went down in Bakersfield last week at the first ever Mr. Gay California USofA contest… We had been rehearsing for a good few months, my dancers and I. Well, there’s more to the story than that. I went through a good ...

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Interesting Quote: Jennicet Gutiérrez

Immigrant trans women are 12 times more likely to face discrimination because of our gender identity. If we add our immigration status to the equation, the discrimination increases. Transgender immigrants make up one out of every 500 people in detention, but we account for one out of five confirmed sexual abuse cases in ICE custody. The violence my trans sisters face in detention centers is one of torture and abuse. The torture and abuse come from ICE officials and other detainees in these detention centers. I have spoken with my trans immigrant sisters who were recently released from detention centers. With a lot of emotional pain and heavy tears in their eyes, they opened up about the horrendous treatment they all experienced. Often seeking asylum to escape threats of ...

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Racists Freak Over Walmart Dropping Confederate Flags, And It’s Magical

Racists Freak Over Walmart Dropping Confederate Flags, And It’s Magical Like this Article Like Unicorn BootyWalmart and other major retailers have announced that they will no longer sell merchandise bearing the Confederate flag. In response, fans of the Stars ‘n Bars are throwing a hissy fit all over the internet and it is magical. Professional troll Sean Hannity suggested that the retailer ban music he considers offensive (all of which by sheer coincidence was rap made by black people). I have a question: can you still buy a Jay-Z CD at Walmart? Does the music department at Sears have any Ludacris albums? Can I download 50 Cent on Amazon? Remember the time Jay-Z waged a war against the United States of America that left 620,000 people dead? ...

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That’s Right! I’m Super Gay Married.

It’s been two-weeks now since my man Jacques made an honest (wo)man out of me. I’M MARRIED! Officially all kinds of gay married, tho. WOW! Where do I start?! Well, once upon a time a shy southern boy growing up in the Bible Belt in Nashville hoped that one day he would meet the French man of his yet-known dreams and…. OK, OK! Not that far back! Ah, the memories of my husband and I. They are so fond in my heart, mind and soul. Here’s what I’ll share… I met Jacques in L.A. 15 years ago this past May. I threw a big party and a dear friend brought my future husband as his guest, and the rest is history. ...

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The Treasury Is Putting A Woman On The $10 Bill Next To Hamilton

The Treasury Is Putting A Woman On The $10 Bill Next To Hamilton Like this Article Like Unicorn BootyNot too long ago, we told you about Women on 20s, the group trying to replace genocidal president Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with a woman. While Jackson still blemishes our $20s, the campaign did put the idea in the US Treasury’s figurative head for the already-scheduled redesign of the $10 bill. The Treasury will choose the woman to appear on the bill in the coming months. Harriet Tubman, who won the Women On $20s poll, appears to be a frontrunner alongside candidates like Eleanor Roosevelt and Susan B. Anthony. The Treasury has set up a website and the hashtag #TheNew10 for suggestions as ...

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Queen of the Desert Drag Pageant

I was sitting on the couch here at home when I got a message from my dear friend Brett Klein at the D.A.P. about the (at the time) upcoming Queen of the Desert lip-sync drag competition happening 5/27 at Renaissance Hotel in Palm Springs. I had attended the previous year which was the premiere year for the pageant. Brett knew my background in the pageant circuit with the girls could be an asset to the show. We chatted about what I thought of the previous year and how I thought it could be bigger and better. The next thing I know I am sitting in a boardroom across from a true soldier for the Desert Aids Project, the dear J.P. Allen who coordinates charity ...

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In North Carolina: GOP override Governor’s veto against an Anti-Gay Bill

Well, the GOP in North Carolina is continuing their foolishness when it comes to gay marriage.They just voted to override Gov. Pat McCrory's veto of Senate Bill 2. This bill will allow public officials the option to not marry gay couples because of their religious beliefs.Even though they are sworn by over to do their job this bill allows them the ability to refuse this duty. Now it's not over, this bill will be challenged because it's considered unconstitutional, but for now the LGBT community in North Carolina have to endure this mess.

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Why We Love The 4 Disabled Characters in ‘Orange is the New Black’

Why We Love The 4 Disabled Characters in ‘Orange is the New Black’ Like this Article Like Unicorn BootyDisabled characters frequently don’t show up in media unless they’re being thrown a pity party by abled folks. Treating characters like this is, well, kind of crap, especially when those characters are of an already marginalized group. Orange is the New Black — Netflix’s amazingly addictive dramedy series set in lesbian-filled Litchfield Penitentiary — showcases a lot of queer lives, but has also included multiple disabled characters. So as the show gears up for its third season release this Friday on Netflix, let’s see who they are and how they hold up… John Bennett: Disabled and Still Getting Some John Bennett, a guard at ...

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10 Things I got from the Duggar Interview

So, I watched the Duggar interview and it was a MESS. The levels of foolishness were mountain high and Melissa and Jim Bob...Below, I have the whole interview for your viewing pleasure. And I have a few points about this interview.The way Melissa and Jim Bob treated Josh's behavior as if he stole some candy from the corner store.According them, it wasn't rape because the girls didn't remember and they were asleep.Jim Bob didn't take Josh to professional counseling, because the church advisors were (I guess) better.It seemed they were worried more about their image than their daughters.After Josh continued his 'mistake' they still didn't go to a counselor, they found an officer that put 'THE FEAR OF GOD' in him. ...

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Naked Truth: How to Host the Best Orgy on the Block

Naked Truth: How to Host the Best Orgy on the Block Like this Article Like Unicorn BootyThere are two ways to host an orgy. The first is to slap one together haphazardly like a hungover brunch with your hungover friends on a hungover Sunday morning. While sending out a couple of group texts & a tweet might seem easy and adventurous let me tell you, a mal-hosted orgy of your Instagram followers (#orgyinten) will quickly dissolve into a hotbed of STIs, failed orgasms, over-drugged wastedness and downright danger. The second (and best) way is to just come out and say it—in calligraphy print, on nice paper invitations— “I’m having an orgy! And you’re invited!” As with any social gathering masterfully planned, there’s etiquette to ...

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OMG! A Rick Santorum Portrait Made Entirely Out Of Gay Porn (NSFW)

OMG! A Rick Santorum Portrait Made Entirely Out Of Gay Porn (NSFW) Like this Article Like Unicorn BootyAmerica’s sweetheart Rick “frothy mix” Santorum has decided to run for president a second time (ugh). This is a man who thinks that Black families were better off during America’s slave days, that all pornography and consensual gay sex between adults should be illegal, among other hateful bat-shit-crazy belief. So to celebrate, we’re dusting off an oldie but goodie, our original image of him made entirely out of gay porn — yay! To see the larger version, click here. And as a special bonus pic (just because we love you and are totally meta) here’s a gay porn image made up entirely of Rick Santorum pictures. ...

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INFOGRAPHIC: Here’s How You’re Likely To Die In Each U.S. State

INFOGRAPHIC: Here’s How You’re Likely To Die In Each U.S. State Like this Article Like Unicorn BootyYou’ll never know how you’re gonna die. So until they invent a machine of death that tells you the precise method of your demise, all we have are colorful infographics! Ryan North/Qwantz.com Francis Boscoe and the Centers for Disease Control recently published a map looking at the “most distinctive” cause of death in each state. Unfortunately that doesn’t mean the most creative death (that infographic doesn’t exist yet), but the highest cause of death in that state that’s at least double the national average. Boscoe got the idea from looking at Spotify’s map of the most-listened to artists ...

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Check out this Awesome Folsom Street East poster drawn by Comic Book legend Phil Jimenez

Folsom Street East is coming back and it should be epic! It sounds like it's going to be sublime and I would love to see it.Especially, after seeing Phil's illustration.Here's moreFolsom Street East is the largest fetish block party on the East Coast; this year’s theme is “THE NEW YORK YOU WERE WARNED ABOUT.” FSE is proud to share visual branding illustrated for the 2015 Street Fair by visionary comic book creator Phil Jimenez.“Folsom Street East is a celebration of the rebellious spirit of the New York kink and fetish scene, and our imagery for this year’s fair depicts our community in all its vibrant diversity,” said Paul Harrison Phillips, Communications Manager for Folsom Street East. “We’re immensely grateful to have had the ...

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Ahoy! Sweden Uses Gay Neon Sailor To Scare Homophobic Russian Subs

Ahoy! Sweden Uses Gay Neon Sailor To Scare Homophobic Russian Subs Like this Article Like Unicorn BootySweden’s been having trouble lately with Russian submarines going into Swedish waters without permission. So the world’s oldest peace organization, the Swedish Peace & Arbitration Society has come up with a solution… a neon soldier in a Speedo, shaking his hips and welcoming Russian soldiers into their warm waters! Putin’s Russia has been widely known for its homophobic policies… in contrast to Sweden, who decriminalized homosexuality back in 1944 (the first in the world!). The neon sailor not only advertises that fact, but gyrates his bulge and sends out morse code reading “This Way If You Are Gay”. If you want to see him for yourself, you’...

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Days of our Lives’ Bo Brady turns 60

The actor Peter Reckell is 60 and still hot as hell. Since I was teen, I always had a crush on Peter/Bo. That smile, dark hair and his rebel ways just tickled my lusty youth. Happy Birthday

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We Stop Listening To New Music At Age 33? Hardly… Here Are 17 Bands I Discovered Later

We Stop Listening To New Music At Age 33? Hardly… Here Are 17 Bands I Discovered Later Like this Article Like Unicorn BootyYour musical taste freezes at age 33. The internet just told me so. I’m not shocked by this. And actual research confirms it. You just quit giving a shit about keeping up with popular music after that age, unless it “Call Me Maybe”s itself into your life involuntarily. It happens for a lot of reasons. You feel like a grown up by then. You might have kids by then. You start to cocoon yourself by then. Your interests start to change. Except for the having kids part, that stuff happened to me, too. But I never quit looking for new music to enjoy. It was a ...

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Why Are LGBT Artists Partnering With Pro-GOP Troll Shop Urban Outfitters?

Why Are LGBT Artists Partnering With Pro-GOP Troll Shop Urban Outfitters? Like this Article Like Unicorn BootyWhen I was younger, Urban Outfitters used to be the coolest shop in our small college town. Now, the once-hip retailer has gone from the epitome of cool to a troll-in-the-form-of-a-shop: selling offensive apparel, ripping-off indie designers, and courting controversy when its CEO donated money to Rick Santorum. So why are prominent LGBT artists like Perfume Genius and Tegan & Sara partnering with the problematic retailer and risking being associated with an offensive brand? The answer is that selling out in the music world is still in fashion. “The ‘collaboration’ [between Perfume Genius and Urban Outfitters]simply involved UO financing a ...

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